INTTRA Time for Ocean Shippers to Digitize is Now

first_imgzoom Digitization is rapidly transforming the ocean container shipping industry, according to ocean shipping electronic marketplace INTTRA.In a new whitepaper – “Blueprint 2032: How Technology Transforms Ocean Container Shipping”, INTTRA reports that the pace of technology innovation is accelerating as businesses seek new and more efficient ways to optimize.INTTRA sees three technology trends converging near term that will move the ocean container shipping industry forward. They include network integration across systems, applications and partners, real-time status of containers and cargo and artificial intelligence.“Digitization is now a competitive necessity. We’ve reached a tipping point in the global shipping industry when information technology is now the primary means for CEOs and their companies to achieve and increase long-term profitability,” John Fay, CEO of INTTRA, says.“We are now about to enter a new and exciting phase in ocean shipping empowered more by networks and greater interconnectivity. Data analytics will be an exciting part of this transformation,” Inna Kuznetsova, COO and President of INTTRA, comments.“Establishing a neutral digital network is the next big step. Connecting the ocean shipping community in a networked environment with technology such as Blockchain will lead to expansion and exchange of analytics across multiple vendors. Operational, financial and informational work streams will be integrated, which will trigger breakthroughs in cost reduction and operational efficiency,” Kuznetsova adds.Earlier this week, Maersk Tankers, part of Danish Maersk Group, said that digitization continues to be part of the company’s commercial decisions. The company revealed that advancing its digital commercial platform to help it take advantage of market opportunities will continue to play a key role.What is more, Maersk and American technology company International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) unveiled plans in March to develop a blockchain solution to help digitize the global supply chain for the shipping industry. The duo intends to work with a network of shippers, freight forwarders, ocean carriers, ports and customs authorities to build the new solution, which is expected to go into production later this year.Last month, Maersk selected Microsoft to support Maersk’s carrier performance, equipment utilization and supplier performance. In addition, Microsoft Azure has been selected as the digital platform of record to power Maersk’s app store and help fuel business model innovations.In total, Maersk estimates that the power of data will help save tens of millions of dollars to the bottom line annually.last_img read more

Ian McKellen Narrates Homeless Charity TV Campaign

first_imgSir Ian McKellen has narrated the first ever Crisis at Christmas TV advert.The advert – which was made with professional actors and homeless clients from Crisis Skylight London – is accompanied by a radio advert also narrated by Sir Ian McKellen.Sir Ian McKellen said: “Please support this year’s Crisis at Christmas Appeal. In these troublesome times of rising homelessness, you can reserve a place at the Crisis at Christmas table for someone to whom it will make a real difference. Without your generosity, people living on the streets would have nowhere to go over the festive season and would not have this life-changing opportunity to take those first, very difficult steps out of homelessness.”This year Crisis at Christmas will run from 23-30 December across ten centres in central London. The target for the TV Campaign is to raise £50,000 to help pay for Crisis at Christmas and year-round Crisis Skylight Services.Leslie Morphy, Crisis chief executive, said: “For the first time we are taking our Crisis at Christmas Appeal directly into people’s homes via their TV screens. We expect to be busier than ever this year, as homelessness continues to rise. We really appreciate Sir Ian McKellen giving his time to support our first television advertisement.”Source:Crisis.org.uklast_img read more

Northwestern defense stuns No 20 Utah 3120 in San Diego

first_img Posted: December 31, 2018 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Northwestern converted three Utah turnovers into 21 points in a dizzying nine-minute stretch in the pouring rain in the third quarter of the Holiday Bowl on Monday night, including Jared McGee’s 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown, to stun the No. 20 Utes 31-20 Monday night.The Wildcats (9-5) scored 28 points in the third quarter to win their third straight bowl game under coach Pat Fitzgerald. The Green Bay Packers reportedly want to interview Fitzpatrick for their head coaching job.Senior Clayton Thorson became the all-time leading passer for Northwestern, going 21 of 30 for 241 yards for 10,731 career yards. He broke Brett Basanez’s school record of 10,580. Thorson threw for two touchdowns and was intercepted once in making his 53rd straight start for the Wildcats, the most by a quarterback in Big Ten history. He is the program’s all-time winningest quarterback at 36-17. He was replaced after taking a hard shot midway through the fourth quarter.Utah (9-5) cruised to a 20-3 halftime lead behind redshirt freshman quarterback Jason Shelley before it all fell apart in the third quarter. Shelley had two interceptions and a fumble.On the opening drive of the second half, Shelley threw the ball right to Northwestern’s Blake Gallagher. Thorson’s 52-yard pass to Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman set up his 4-yard scoring toss to Riley Lees.The Utes had the ball first-and-goal at the 6 when Shelley rolled right, was hit from behind by Joe Gaziano and fumbled. McGee picked it up on the third bounce and ran down the sideline untouched for an 82-yard return that pulled the Wildcats to 20-17.The Utes advanced to the 30 and looked like they had enough for a first down on a catch by Jaylen Dixon, but he was stripped by Trae Williams. JR Pace recovered and returned it 34 yards. Two plays later, Northwestern took a 24-20 lead when Thorson threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to senior offensive lineman Trey Klock, a key player in goal line and short-yardage situations.Northwestern added another touchdown in the third quarter when Lees scored from 8 yards out for a 31-20 lead.Pace had a second interception in the third quarter, on a deflected pass.Shelley was making his fourth start in place of Tyler Huntley, who broke his collarbone against Arizona State on Nov. 3. He resumed practicing before the bowl but coach Kyle Whittingham said it would have taken a miracle for him to have played. Also out were leading rusher Zack Moss, leading receiver Britain Covey and leading tackler Chase Hansen, a senior.Shelley threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Dixon and a 4-yarder to tight end Jake Jackson, both in the first quarter.Utah lost for the just the second time in their last 16 bowls dating to 1999. Coach Kyle Whittingham’s bowl record dropped to 11-2. He was trying to become the first to win the Holiday Bowl as a player and coach. He played in the first four Holiday Bowls with BYU, going 2-2. He was inducted into the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame in 2009 December 31, 2018 Updated: 9:06 PM AP, center_img Northwestern defense stuns No. 20 Utah 31-20 in San Diego AP Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Bernie Sanders bringing presidential campaign to San Diego

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: March 18, 2019 Updated: 9:48 AM Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, center_img March 18, 2019 Bernie Sanders bringing presidential campaign to San Diego 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Bernie Sanders will bring his presidential campaign to San Diego, as California gears up to play a significant role in who the Democrats will select to run against President Trump in 2020.As KUSI’s Steve Bosh reports, this is because California is joining eight other states in moving up its primary to MarchThe traditional campaign strategy is focusing on the Iowa caucus, the first primary in New Hampshire, followed by three other primaries may not work this time around.But can candidates afford not to compete in California?“It has really multiple media markets which means they not only have to invest time in our state cause our delegates are more than all of those states put together”, says Will Rodriguez Kennedy,  Chair of the County Democratic Party. “If you don’t play in California you’re sitting out hundreds of delegates that are critical to where you need to go. You’re going to see a really interesting contest to see if someone gets a majority, and the votes are done proportionally so they’re gonna want to get as many delegates as they can.”We’re also reminded that California’s 55 electoral votes go to the candidate with highest popular vote. Another important reason to campaign here. last_img read more