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Prize-winning paper for the 2018 Bureau Internationale des Containers (BIC) essay contest.

"With the increase in global trade, container traffic has increased tremendously in the last two decades. Global container movement has surpassed the 700 million mark (UNCTAD, 2018). This signals a definite milestone for the industry, but it poses a significant threat in terms of commercial viability, safety and security of container related operations. The past year has seen an increase in container related incidents onboard container vessels, ranging from fire, collisions and stability issues. From the complexity that arises thereafter, it is therefore imperative to look at how the container industry can be revolutionized, to enhance safety and security."

Publication Date

2018

City

Malmö

Keywords

Containers; Logistics automation

Disciplines

Operations and Supply Chain Management | Transportation

Smart box :  the shipping container of the future

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