The hottest Shipping Substack posts right now

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Numlock News β€’ 78 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. BYD, a Chinese electric car manufacturer, has entered the shipping industry by building RORO vessels to transport their vehicles globally.
  2. In 2023, BYD shipped 240,000 vehicles overseas, a significant increase from the previous years and a clear indication of their growth in the market.
  3. RORO vessels have been uncommon due to the effects of the 2008 recession, with most vehicle manufacturers owning their fleets, making BYD's move notable.
News Items β€’ 275 implied HN points β€’ 01 Sep 23
  1. Shipping is responsible for transporting 90% of everything, making it extremely efficient and cheap, which has changed the world economy.
  2. The supply of container ships and oil tankers is extremely tight, with high rates and very few new deliveries coming online, potentially leading to future disruptions and inflation.
  3. Global shipping is a critical indicator of economic activity and can be impacted by geopolitics, ESG trends, and global trade patterns like deglobalization.
Splitting Infinity β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 28 Nov 23
  1. Automation of the supply chain is crucial for lowering shipping costs and reaching more people at a lower cost.
  2. Innovative mailboxes can revolutionize how goods are delivered, making it bidirectional and enabling easier access to global markets for home producers.
  3. Automated mailboxes have the potential to streamline product returns, recycling, and extend the sharing economy to every household item.
Why You Should Join β€’ 5 implied HN points β€’ 04 Dec 23
  1. Logistics and freight payments can be complex and challenging due to the intricate flow of goods and the variety of payment-related documents involved.
  2. Loop has developed a platform to centralize and structure freight payment data, enabling automation of invoice audits, dispute resolution, scenario planning, and more, resulting in significant cost savings and increased productivity for customers.
  3. Loop's unique data layer, automation capabilities, and focus on customer value creation give them a competitive edge in the market, setting them apart from traditional freight audit firms and software solutions.
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Technology Made Simple β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 12 Mar 23
  1. The Merchant Navy operates at a massive scale, which offers valuable lessons in managing large operations efficiently.
  2. The industry plays a crucial role in global supply chains, moving billions of tons of goods that we rely on daily.
  3. Despite facing challenges like rough weather and long voyages, the Merchant Navy manages operations with relatively small crews of 20 to 30 members.