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About Author: Luc Castera
Luc Castera

Luc is the founder of Octopi. He has more than 10 years of experience developing software and he enjoys helping container terminals improve their operations using quality tools. He also loves soccer.


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The Law of Accelerating Returns in the Shipping Industry

The Law of Accelerating Returns in the Shipping Industry

In his book The Singularity is Near, Ray Kurzweil coins the term “The Law of Accelerating Returns”. This author, computer scientist, futurist, and Google advisor discusses how technological change is exponential and not linear. Kurzweil notes, “we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century — it will
6 Key Primary Indicators That Port Terminals Should Closely Track

6 Key Primary Indicators (KPIs) That Port Terminals Should Closely Track

A Key Performance Indicator is a measurable value that demonstrates how effectively a company is achieving key business objectives. KPIs can be used to evaluate how successful a company is at reaching specific targets. A high-level KPI may focus on big picture performance goals, while a low-level KPI may focus

5 Questions with Nick Vandenheiligenberg, Senior Trade Analyst at Port Everglades

Nick Vandenheiligenberg is the Senior Trade Analyst for Port Everglades, located in Broward County, FL. Nick is a current candidate of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Professional Port Manager Program (PPM) and has an MBA with a concentration in Port/Supply Chain Management from Old Dominion University. Nick
Top 20 Shipping Lines In The World (Infographic)

Top 20 Shipping Lines In The World (Infographic)

We've recently put together this infographic showing the Top 20 Shipping Lines in the world, using data from alphaliner.com. The shipping lines are ranked by Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs). This information is how many twenty-foot shipping containers a company can carry at any given time. As you can see,
How Big Data is Transforming the Shipping Industry

How Big Data is Transforming the Shipping Industry

As the shipping industry begins to embrace the new opportunities that technology presents, collecting data is key for more efficient operations and smarter decision-making. The collection and analysis of big data has the ability to drive transparency across the industry and provide new means of monetization for various service providers.

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