As a shipping professional, you’ll know that the nature of the ocean freight industry is unpredictable and constantly evolving. As a professional in the 21st century, you should be aware of the influence and potential of Twitter when it comes to staying up to date with industry-related news. Without further ado, here are the seven Twitter accounts you should be following if you’re in the shipping industry. 1. Splash 24⁄7 Bio: Splash is the site for incisive, exclusive maritime news and views 24⁄7.
Happy 2017, everyone! Welcome to our first Friday Fun Fact of the year. This will, unfortunately, also the last of our series of curious shipping fun facts. But fret not! Keep an eye on this blog since we’ll definitely have more ocean freight stories to come! Last year, we told you about the high costs of ship construction, container inspection statistics and the immense power of a ship container’s engine.
Hello, and welcome to our 10th Friday Fun Fact on the ocean freight industry! How quickly we’ve gone through these weekly series of curious shipping facts! If you recall, we began by telling you that shipping accounts for 90% of world trade. We then explained that it’s the greenest form of transport and how cheap it is to send cargo via container ships! Today, we go on board with the crew and find out about their communication means!
Happy Friday, folks! Welcome to our 9th Friday Fun Fact, a series of curious shipping facts we’ve been bringing to you every week! As you recall, we’ve told you that shipping accounts for 90% of world trade and that it’s the greenest form of transport. Today, we take a look at the big guns influencing the US ocean freight industry! Largest US East Coast port We’ll first have you know that the Port of New York and New Jersey is actually the birthplace of modern container shipping!
Hello, everyone! As part of weekly series of fascinating shipping facts, we present to you today our 8th ocean freight fun fact. It’s guaranteed to drive you bananas: The biggest container ships can hold up to 745 million bananas! That’s one for every European and North American! This shouldn’t come as a big surprise since we already know that the largest ships can cost over $200 million to construct! Here’s a look at the three biggest container ships currently cruising the oceans.
It’s safe to say that it would be hard to imagine the ocean freight industry without shipping containers. There can be millions of containers at sea on any given day, with nearly 90% of every purchased good shipped in a container at some point. Some may say it’s cheaper to buy a new container than pay to send a used container back to its origin country. Shipping containers are primarily used to hold and transport cargo to and from its destination.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year It’s the time of the year to revisit the world’s oldest debate. It’s been argued, time and time again, that every year on Christmas Eve, a jolly old man donning a thick white beard descends the chimneys of households around the world. All through Christmas Eve and the wee hours of December 25th, this jolly fellow, commonly known as ‘Santa’, busies himself with delivering presents and joy.
Happy Friday, everyone! We may be nearing the weekend, but as we all know, ocean freight never stops. Let us kick-start your weekend with a fascinating fact about the shipping industry! You’ve since learned that shipping accounts for 90% of world trade and the low rate of inspection of containers! Today, we’ll educate you about the world’s biggest container ship’s engines! Most powerful engines on container ships The engines of some of the world’s biggest container ships weigh 2,300 tons!
Yep, you read right. Ocean freight is indeed that cheap! Welcome to our sixth Friday Fun Fact, where we blow your mind with fascinating facts about the shipping industry! You’ve since learned that the largest ships can cost over $200 million to construct and that only an astonishing 2% to 10% of containers worldwide are inspected. This week, do allow us to tell you about how cost-friendly it is to send your freight via ships!
Happy Friday! Welcome to our fifth Friday Fun Fact as part of our series on fascinating facts about the shipping industry! Last week, we told you that ocean freight is a greener form of transport compared to trucks and planes. We’ve also told you about the mind-blowing prices of constructing a ship and the rate of container inspection worldwide. Today, we delve into the figures behind shipping containers! Moving containers Did you know that at any given time, there are 20 million containers making their way across the seas?