Tag: shipping

DP World becomes a shipowner

DP World buys Unifeeder

DP World yesterday announced the acquisition of 100% of the Unifeeder Group for EUR 660 mln from Nordic Capital Fund VIII and certain minority shareholders. Based in Aarhus (Denmark), Unifeeder is the largest European container feeder operator with an extensive shortsea network connecting approximately 100 ports. The deal is subject to regulatory approvals and expected […]

Blockchain-based shipment successfully completed

blockchain-based shipment

A shipment of 17 tonnes of almonds has successfully arrived to Hamburg from Sunraysia in Victoria, Australia, as a result of a blockchain-enabled logistics experiment promoted by Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). In the experiment, the world’s second largest almonds producer Olam Orchards Australia Pty Ltd and CBA joined forces with Pacific National for rail haulage, […]

Women in shipping

WISTA Spain

On the 8th of March we celebrate International Women’s Day by appreciating the long path women have gone to advance in society, politics, economics. We honour the powerful, high-achieving women who lead, encourage, inspire. But it is also time to discuss the problems we still face on the way to equal rights and opportunities. Glass […]

Blockshipping ICO: Innovative financing instruments come to shipping

Blockshipping ICO

Blockshipping, the Danish start-up aiming to develop the world’s first blockchain-based container registry, announced the start of its ICO (initial coin offering) on 15 April, 2018. During the ICO period the company plans to sell 40,000,000 Container Crypto Coins (CCC), which will serve as dividend tokens, at USD 0.62. Currently, the company invites all interested […]

WISTA: bringing together women in shipping

WISTA

On 21 February 2018 the Propeller Club of Algeciras held its regular lunch meeting (“almuerzo coloquio”), where Laura Ferrario Barber from the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) was invited as a speaker. Mrs. Ferrario, Tramp Operations Manager at Transcoma Shipping in Tarragona, used to be the President of the Spanish National WISTA Association. […]

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