Author: Ariet Haxhiaj

Lloyd’s and IMO Numbers for Shipping Vessels

During my daily job duties, I have often found myself unprepared, or not confident enough, to answer questions from clients about the shipping industry. One of many discussed topics, often talked about in the fast-paced containerized shipping world has been Lloyd’s and IMO numbers. What are these indicators, and their importance? According to Wikipedia, “Lloyd’s Register Group Limited (LR) is a technical and business services organization and a maritime classification society, which aims to enhance the safety of life, property, and the environment, by helping its clients (including by validation, certification and accreditation) to ensure the quality construction and operation of critical...

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Hyperloop Infrastructure: The Future of Transportation

What is the Hyperloop? According to Wikipedia, “Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that would propel a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at more than airline speed.” The ever-changing and rapidly-growing technologies in this innovative century, combined with bright and selfless ideas of individuals, such as SpaceX’s Elon Musk, are certainly very exciting and promising for daily transportation. Hyperloop Infrastructure is the future of transportation. Computerized capsule containers, also known as pod cars, are hybrids of spaceships and trains, which will travel in a nearly-vacuum tunnel at over 1000 kilometers per hour. Since laying ground, the...

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Commodity Resins and Exports of It

Today, I would like to explain one of most valuable exports such as commodity resins. Accordingly to, commodity resins are plastics that are produced at a high-volume and low-cost for the most common disposable items and durable goods. They are represented chiefly by polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene. Based on chemical composition, these type of plastics are made up of polymers that have only linear carbon atoms in their backbone chains. Based on their behavior, these plastics are classified as thermoplastics capable of being molded and remolded repeatedly. Their essential feature is separability and consequent mobility. The...

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Information Flow and Its Implementation in Shipping

With the fast changing, and always innovative, new methods of transmitting data in the container industry, information and its accuracy has proven to be crucial in cargo shipments. When accurate information combines with time savings, more predictable and well-meaning business decisions are made. With new SOLAS regulations for VGM requirements for all cargo exports, the need for a more efficient and accurate flow of information has become a necessity. In an ideal world, a clear-cut, straightforward declaration of cargo from Country A to Country B should not be much of a hassle if known procedures are followed. Even though...

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Social and Ethic Behaviors in Container Industry

The container shipping industry has for years taken responsible approach to different issues regarding industry. In recent years, market, stakeholder, customer, and regulatory pressures related to industry has driven significant changes in the way international container shipping lines operate and do business. Considering that the industry transports more than one-third of the value of global trade and provides more than 4.2 million jobs and represents a heavy social and environmental footprint, these are developments that have a big impact in a variety of sectors. Environmentally motivated regulations are becoming the most important cost-driver, as governments and corporations raise the bar...

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