Sea Machines gains financial support to develop autonomous containerships

December 26, 2018 /

The prospect of unmanned container vessels serving global container supply chains has taken another step forward. Sea Machines Robotics, a US developer of autonomous vessels, announced it had raised $10m from venture capital funds. The investors were led by Accomplice VC and Eniac Ventures, but also include Toyota AI Ventures, TechNexus Venture Collaborative, NextGen VP, Geekdom Fund,…

Happy new year as air freight marks a decade ‘in the black’

December 19, 2018 /

IATA claims global aviation is on course for a “decade in the black”. However, the annual pace of growth in cargo is well below last year’s “exceptional” performance. Despite the slowdown, the association remains relatively positive about future growth, albeit it at a slower pace. “The expected 3.7% annual increase in cargo tonnage next year to 65.9m…

Maersk aims to achieve zero CO2 emission by 2050

December 5, 2018 /

Container shipping company AP Moller – Maersk has unveiled plans to completely cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from its operations by 2050. In order to meet the goal, Maersk intends to have carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030, as well as accelerate new innovations and adopt new technology. The company has called for a…