It was yet another peaceful year across the Baltic Sea region. No SECA-like regulations, trade wars, rampant spikes in the price of bunkers, or racking disputes between trade unions and terminal operators, just good ol' transport and logistics.
"Inland waterway transport (IWT) is a green, smart transport mode, well-integrated in multi-modal supply chains with a remarkable share in the modal split." That is the vision for IWT in the Baltic Sea Region championed by project EMMA, co-funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, ever since it kicked off in March 2016.
The third instalment of the seminar devoted to the topic of onshore power supply (OPS) - organised by Actia Forum within the premises of the Port of Oslo and with the help of ABB, the event's Gold Sponsor, as well as Schneider Electric and STEMMANN-TECHNIK - couldn't have found a better host, as this year Oslo is the European Green Capital.
The maritime industry finds itself amid a perfect storm of economic stresses, regulatory changes, and technological disruption. This situation is forced upon it by a combination of cut-throat competition, strained financial performance in many shipping segments, and a strong need to reduce the industry's environmental footprint.
Every year 'round November we sit down here at Youredi and discuss what the next year's logistics trends are going to look like. While we're an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) vendor, how companies arrange the worldwide flow of goods is crucially important to us.
Gdynia's shipyard CRIST is a well-established and experienced company specializing in shipbuilding, offshore constructions, steel structures, and sea and civil engineering. We're talking with Karolina Parkitna, Head of Administration Department, CRIST S.A., about the company's ongoing projects, advanced international collaboration as well as the current challenges of the labour market.