Michaela Dyck

Big – Bigger – Biggest

A few facts about the world’s largest container ships If we’d ask you to think of the most famous and memorable ship of all times, it is very probable that an image of the Titanic will rush into your mind. But when being asked for the largest container ship, you may hesitate. Clearly, in terms […]

Michaela Dyck

Freight forwarder and digitalization

While digitalization has changed the business world already a long time ago for other industries, the ocean carriers industry is still quite traditional. A lot of processes in container shipping are still carried out manually. These inefficient processes increase the costs. In addition, automated updates about the container’s current whereabouts or a general status of […]

Michaela Dyck

MED Ports 2017 in Barcelona, Spain

For the first time, the MED Ports 2017 conference will be hosted at the Port of Barcelona. This annual conference and exhibition trade event for shipping as well as transport logistics infrastructure is an important platform to promote foreign investment in the Mediterranean region. TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel welcomes and supports exhibitors, sponsors and participants […]

Michaela Dyck

Lessons learned from Hanjin collapse – visibility is the key to success

Hanjin Shipping was a significant player in the global shipping industry. It was the seventh-largest shipping line in terms of capacity and held a market share of 2.9%. It played a key role in US trade, representing nearly 8% of transpacific trade volume for the US market. Nevertheless, the shipping line’s figures had been in […]

Michaela Dyck

Benedikt Rantzau joins Ocean Insights as new Sales Manager

Ocean Insights continues to expand its sales team. Therefore, the company appointed Benedikt Rantzau as new Sales Manager based in Hamburg. Benedikt builds on international work experience in logistics. He started his career as an apprentice at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in Hong Kong in 2012. Later on, he took over the Tender Management, Asia. After […]

Michaela Dyck

Stay informed and be able to react – even during uncontrollable events

Weather, natural disasters and other uncontrollable events can interrupt your container transportation flow and your supply chain – anytime, anywhere and very often at short notice. Unfortunately, the latest hurricanes “Irma” and “Harvey” again proved our helplessness. Their impacts still continue to cause hazardous conditions in the south central and southeastern regions of the Unites […]

Michaela Dyck

Storage, Demurrage and Detention – a definition

Many people are confused by the terms “storage”, “demurrage” and “detention”. It can be frustrating to receive your freight invoice and not understand all the charges. Therefore, this article aims to define these terminologies. Storage Storage means compensation for port usage or terminal depot or inland container yard facilities. This charge is levied by the […]

Michaela Dyck

4 tips for reducing demurrage costs

Each day, there are many instances in which cargo is delayed. Aside from unplanned effort, these delays often cause unexpected additional fees to you. One of the most frequent extra costs are demurrage charges, that result from storage costs for cargo that stays at the port of discharge too long. But what means too long? […]

Michaela Dyck

8 facts about the shipping industry

Last Monday we stated that nearly everything we buy arrives via ship – from the chair you are currently sitting on to the banana you are eating to your car radio. As a matter of fact: 90% of the world’s commodities are carried by the international shipping industry. And this is good news, because aside […]

Michaela Dyck

8 little unknown facts about shipping-containers

Have you ever asked yourself how does the coffee or tea that you are drinking get to your table? Your coffee, your laptop, and your mobil phone were all, for sure, shipped in a container. Containers carry a large percentage of the goods that impact our daily lives. We can not understand globalization without referring […]

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