Navis In the News

Synchronizing the ocean supply chain for terminals and carriers was put in spotlight at Navis World 2017 staged in San Francisco earlier this year. Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, told logistics managers charged with keeping abreast of the latest changes in automation. But in a subsequent report released this week, analysts say that some sectors of the industry continue to resist.

Jun 22, 2017 – Supply Chain Management Review

Some Resistance to Ocean Cargo Technology Continues to Persist

This is worsened by the industry’s aging and inflexible IT systems, which are key impediments to improving visibility and collaboration. Some 54 percent of respondents said the industry being “slow to change” was one the biggest roadblocks to improving collaboration, while 49 percent cited the cost and complexity of legacy systems.

Synchronizing the ocean supply chain for terminals and carriers was put in spotlight at Navis World 2017 staged in San Francisco earlier this year. Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, told logistics managers charged with keeping abreast of the latest changes in automation. But in a subsequent report released this week, analysts say that some sectors of the industry continue to resist.

Jun 22, 2017 – Port Technology International

Lack of Ocean Supply Chain Technology Creating Inefficiencies

A new BPI survey has found that a lack of cross-industry collaboration in the ocean supply chain technology is creating "costly" inefficiencies. The global report, ‘Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain: Innovation That's Driving Maritime Operational Transformation’, carried out in coordination with Navis and XVELA — both part of Cargotec's Kalmar business area, has revealed that the industry needs to improve supply chain visibility after more than 80% of 200-plus professionals documented concerns about their sectors.

Jun 22, 2017 – Port Technology International

Infographic: Problems with the Ocean Supply Chain

According to 200-plus industry executives from terminal operators, carriers, logistics providers, vessel owners, port authorities, shippers, consignees and other members of the global ocean supply chain, the push for industry improvements are likely come from a combination of forces. It was found that shippers want better operational visibility, alliances will demand better ways for their carrier members to share information to improve efficiencies and customer service and terminals and port authorities are under pressure to increase utilisation and optimise existing infrastructures.

The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a new report and industry survey released today by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network in coordination with Navis and XVELA, both part of Cargotec.

The findings indicate that importers, exporters, shipowners and other stakeholders suffer from poor visibility and predictability around shipments and are losing money due to a lack of partner synchronization and insufficient data insight. However, there is recognition, particularly among industry leaders interviewed, that digitization and mindset shifts are afoot, and will be a boon to all players in the industry.

Jun 21, 2017 – Material Handling & Logistics

Maritime Shipping Needs Better Data Sharing

However, there is recognition, particularly among industry leaders interviewed, that digitization and mindset shifts are afoot, and will be a boon to all players in the industry. “Everyone benefits from collaboration and data sharing,” says Andreas Mrozek, Global Head Marine & Terminal Operations for the Hamburg Sud Group, one of the world’s largest container shipping lines. “It starts with the customers and moves to the carriers, then the terminal operators, vendors, freight systems, truck companies, and keeps going down the line. Closer collaboration is a compelling value proposition for each supply chain partner.”

According to respondents, the areas most in need of improvement are: 1) carrier to terminal coordination, 2) supply chain visibility and information sharing, 3) terminal operations, 4) cargo flow visibility and predictability, and 5) coordination across carrier alliances.

Jun 21, 2017 – Supply Chain Quarterly

Study calls for digitization of maritime shipping data

The lack of data sharing affects importers, exporters, container carriers, terminal operators, vessel owners, and other stakeholders, all of which suffer from poor visibility and predictability around shipments, according to the study, "Competitive Gain in the Ocean Supply Chain: Innovation That's Driving Maritime Operational Transformation."

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