7 shipping Twitter profiles to follow

7 shipping Twitter profiles to follow

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 247

Bio: Splash is the site for incisive, exclusive maritime news and views 247. It is also the home of Maritime CEO and SinoShip.

This is the Twitter account for Splash 247, a global maritime and shipping news website. The site was founded in 2012 by shipping media veterans Sam Chambers and Grant Rowles. That being said, it should come as no surprise that its Twitter page is constantly updated with the latest happenings in the shipping industry with a reach of 14,000 followers. The site also led the coverage of Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy, with extensive, exclusive reports and timely updates.

2. World Maritime News

Bio: Official tweets from World Maritime News portal.

This is the Twitter account for World Maritime News. With over 10 tweets a day, it’s a great source of round-the-clock news updates on the shipping industry. From liner news to acquisitions and port performance, the account produces an extensive coverage of the latest happenings in the industry.

3. Port Technology

_Bio: Port Technology International is a quarterly technical journal and online news hub. _ We tweet about global #ports, #terminals and container #shipping.

Despite its name, Port Technology offers more than news on ports and technology. Four times a year, it publishes a technical review of the latest technologies for ports, harbors, and terminals. Plus, it has a weekly Friday Focus series with fun, interesting and sometimes rather unconventional tidbits and news about the industry.

4. Sam Chambers

Bio: Editorial Director of Asia Shipping Media, publishers of Splash, SinoShip & Maritime CEO

Sam Chambers is one of the leading journalists at Splash 247. Prior to this, he held the position as editor of Maritime Asia magazine and East Asia Editor of the prestigious Lloyd’s list. His work has been featured in The Economist and The New York Times.

5. JOC

Bio: The must subscribe to information portal for international container shipping & logistics.

This is the Twitter account for Journal of Commerce, a digital news portal that offers the latest news and analysis from all maritime sectors. This includes ports, logistics, ocean freight and even trucking. With no less than 10 tweets a day, you can be assured that you’ll be up to date with the latest industry news and analysis.

6. Container News

Bio: Container News is a shipping and maritime news portal specialized in liner shipping and its container applications.

It’s as its name. Container News tweets the latest developments from the maritime industry. It adds value by tweeting links to lesser known shipping news sites. Additionally, it also provides articles of subscription-based sites such as the Wall Street Journal, and press releases from shipping lines (including GRIs), hence providing a very comprehensive list of tweets for you to understand the day-to-day happenings of the ocean freight industry.

7. iContainers

Bio: #1 Global online #freight forwarder and leading expert in the #logistics market.

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iContainers is the #1 online freight forwarder. Its Twitter account offers a summary of the biggest shipping news stories of the day from the above-mentioned news portals. It also tweets tips and advice on shipping that can help improve logistical inefficiencies in the ocean freight industry. With at least 10 tweets a day, it’s a good source for those seeking industry analysis such as shipping alliance news and even curious shipping facts. Plus, it has a separate Twitter account, @iContainersES catering to Spanish speakers.

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