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Port, harbour or terminal – What’s the difference?

Port, harbour or terminal – What’s the difference?

If you are relatively new to the maritime industry then you might be understandably confused by the various terminologies. This is never truer than when it comes to harbour, port, and terminal, three words which might essentially mean the same thing to many. There is,...
A guide to the top 5 major UK shipping ports

A guide to the top 5 major UK shipping ports

Given that the UK shipping port industry accounts for around 95% of all the country’s import and exports, you may be surprised to learn that there are only around 120 commercial ports currently operating in the UK. Around 500 million tonnes of cargo pass through these...
How to get involved in the maritime industry

How to get involved in the maritime industry

The maritime industry is one of the most lucrative in the world and it’s no wonder given that 90% of everything we consume is brought to us by container ship, some of which can carry up to 18,000 containers carrying everything from clothes and electronics to food. Why...
How maritime 5G will help transform the shipping industry

How maritime 5G will help transform the shipping industry

5G (or the “fifth generation” of mobile internet) is a technology that has been bubbling under the radar for years now and is finally starting to become a more tangible reality in 2020. While it’s obvious that faster mobile internet will have a monumental impact on...
The continued importance of the global shipping industry

The continued importance of the global shipping industry

If you’d have asked people 50 years ago where they thought the world of international trade would be by 2020 they probably would have mentioned flying trucks and teleportation. However, even in an age of digital transformation and ‘smart everything’, international...
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