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The box that has changed the world has turned 60
Containerisation had a huge impact on the global markets, changing the way goods were shipped around the world. The development of shipping containers enabled the standardisation of port handling equipment, increased the speed of cargo handling and the flexibility of stowage location and unpacking.
The drone revolution could have a huge impact on the logistics and freight industry. Amazon has already successfully tested an automated drone delivery service. After driverless cars, which are expected to drive soon in our streets, it’s the British engineering group Rolls Royce that wants transport freight and goods across the seas operated by remote control so crewless cargo ships.
From May 1 Qatar will join a growing list of countries in banning incandescent light bulbs. Restrictions have already been implemented in United States, India, China and some European countries as incandescent light bulbs consume large amounts of energy and cause carbon emissions.
The opening of the expanded canal has been pushed back – again – to June 2016.
During the opening of the 10th annual World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Berlin, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for transformation in the air cargo industry focusing on raising the quality of its offering.
Workers at the Port of Grangemouth have undertaken strike action over changes night shifts and compulsory weekend shifts.
Iran has seen most of the sanctions against them lifted. This happened after a new nuclear agreement was drawn up in July 2015.
Chinese New Year, aka the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, falls on the 8th of February next year. We strongly advise customers who require orders to be shipped prior to start planning now, as the months before CNY are extremely busy. There is typically a vast increase of bookings leading up to the national holiday in China and carriers will have limited space. It is also worth noting that there are public holidays running in the country from the 7th to the 13th of February, so keep that in mind.