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Maersk Line’s 10 social media commandments (or: how we work with social media, more or less)

Maersk Line’s 10 social media commandments (or: how we work with social media, more or less) | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
(Below is a follow-up on the previous post, “The Media Miracle in Maersk Line”. It’s the English translation of Maersk Line’s “10 social media commandments” whic...
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Mercor's curator insight, January 21, 2013 5:16 AM

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LogisticsMatter's curator insight, January 21, 2013 6:12 AM

Excellent set of guidelines.

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Cargotecture – the Rise of Recycling Shipping Containers

Cargotecture – the Rise of Recycling Shipping Containers | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
[caption id="attachment_51445" align="alignnone" width="550"] Starbucks, Portland[/caption] One man’s trash is said to be another man’s treasure, and now old cargo shipping containers are rapidly becoming sought-after treasure in the architectur ...
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João Greno Brogueira's curator insight, January 14, 2013 3:02 AM

With the slow down of the world trade what to do with the containers overplus? Here is a suggestion.

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Global Logistics Media - Understanding DHL's approach to Social Media

Global Logistics Media - Understanding DHL's approach to Social Media | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
As we continue to take a look at the use of Social Media across the Logistics Industry we put six questions to Michael Sellen who is the Team Lead of Internet and eMedia for Deutsche Post DHL.
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LogisticsMatter's curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:10 AM

"Companies will simply have to increase their marketing budget for social media if they want to maintain or increase their visibility."

 

Can't agree more.

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From www.globallogisticsmedia.com via @tstitt

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Maersk: Shipping faces five major CSR challenges

Maersk: Shipping faces five major CSR challenges | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
CSR in shipping is not just about corporate social responsibility; CSR contains pure and necessary business challenges, says Head of Environment & CSR at Maersk Line.
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Social Media: How to Win by “Losing Control” | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News

Social Media: How to Win by “Losing Control” | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
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Maersk Line – How Do Ships Ride Out Storms Like Hurricane Sandy? [INTERVIEW] | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News

Maersk Line – How Do Ships Ride Out Storms Like Hurricane Sandy? [INTERVIEW] | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
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Home sweet shipping container: Father living in cargo carrier for £40 a week to beat sky-high rents faces eviction

Home sweet shipping container: Father living in cargo carrier for £40 a week to beat sky-high rents faces eviction | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Craig Farmer is to be kicked out of his container - which comes with plumbing and electricity - after his local council said the home, in Wantage, Oxfordshire, breaches planning laws.
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Shipping Container Homes construction sets the benchmark for affordable housing - SA Commercial Property News | South African Commercial Property MarketPlace

Shipping Container Homes construction sets the benchmark for affordable housing - SA Commercial Property News | South African Commercial Property MarketPlace | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
The first residential apartment block of its kind to be built in South Africa using shipping containers in the construction, without compromising the quality and the practicality of the structure has been completed.
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What Shipping Containers Have in Common with Cobblestones. Plus Falcon Containers' Mobile, not Global, Village - Core77

What Shipping Containers Have in Common with Cobblestones. Plus Falcon Containers' Mobile, not Global, Village - Core77 | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.
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BBC Sport Studios on top of shipping containers

BBC Sport Studios on top of shipping containers | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
BBC Sport's broadcast centre for London 2012 Olympics - shipping containers!
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London’s Passion For Shipping Container Architecture Continues

London’s Passion For Shipping Container Architecture Continues | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
Europe’s passion for shipping container architecture is well-noted. All across the continent, developments are springing up that showcase the best of this modern, versatile and sustainable building practice.
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Cargotec's Port2060: 100 years of containerisation

Here is our futuristic vision of how shipping might operate half a century from now. What is your vision?
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TrackMyMacca's: McDonalds offers cusotmers app to track food ingredient sourcing

Discover how you can turn your iPhone into an ingredient tracker and get the lowdown on some of your Macca's favourites. Download from the App store now: htt...
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Does giving customers the ability to track sourcing of ingredients improve brand sentitment? Is the McDonalds app an example of the emerging social supply chain?

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The media miracle in Maersk Line

The media miracle in Maersk Line | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
(Below is the English version of an article I wrote for Danish comms site Kforum.dk (they wrote the header and the teaser, not me)). 650,000 fans on Facebook and a record-high engagement score – th...
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The Maersk Line receipe for B to B social media success.

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Collapsible Shipping Containers | Conservation Magazine

Collapsible Shipping Containers | Conservation Magazine | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
The worldwide shipping industry—the fleet of giant ships carrying more than half the goods moved around the world each year—owns more than 17 million...
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Thinking Outside and Beyond the Box : Let’s Reinvent the Shipping Container | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News

Thinking Outside and Beyond the Box : Let’s Reinvent the Shipping Container | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it

Is it time for Marc Levinson to publish a sequel to The Box, his classic story of how the shipping container – now 56 years old – enabled global trade? Perhaps the passing of Keith Tantlinger in 2011, the brilliant engineer who invented most of the key elements of the shipping container, is another reason to generate innovative thinking about shipping containers.

 

An article appeared this week in the print version of WorldCargo News about various innovative concepts for making empty shipping containers (and the air inside) less costly to move and lift. Full disclosure: I work for one of the companies mentioned in the article and was interviewed and quoted in the article.

 

Saving the container shipping industry billions of dollars each year in operating costs related to empty shipping container moves and lifts would be a good thing for the cash-strapped container shipping industry. Potential land-side sustainability benefits at marine and inland terminals from reducing empty lifts and moves could help drive support instead of resistance for upgrades to port infrastructure. And giant post-Panamax ships with +15K TEU container capacities arriving in 2013 are going to require huge improvements in container lift productivity, especially at ports in the USA.

 

Sure, spending less time and money moving and lifting empty shipping containers may help the financials for the container industry. But it won’t solve some fundamental problems facing the industry.

 

We need a forum for frank and open dialog about innovation and invention that will give the venerable shipping container another 60 years of life. We need everyone in on the conversation – from captains and crews of ships to the dockworkers and captains of industry as well as those creating new uses for shipping containers. We need to set aside all the “it can’t be changed” assumptions about containerized shipping, many of which seem to predate the internet, real-time mobile information technology and the ever-rising cost of fuel.

 

We also need to recognize that Tantlinger’s classic shipping container design has been permanently extended for non-shipping uses like housing, defense, storage, food production, energy, information technology and retail stores. I’m sure there will be more creative uses of containers in the years to come.

 

We need to starting thinking about containerized shipping as a critical component of the global ecosystem instead of being a loved and hated replacement for bulk shipping.

 

Who do you think should lead the effort to reinvent the shipping container? How can we follow in the footsteps of Keith Tantlinger and create the next generation of shipping containers?

 

Tom Stitt is a co-founder and head of marketing at Staxxon, a startup focused on dynamic shipping container technology. Most recently, he moderated a short session at SXSW Eco 2012 with Jonathan Wichmann, head of social media at Maersk Line titled Shipping, Social & Sustainability: What Works?

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iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [INFOGRAPHIC]

iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
From its inception to this final shipment, this infographic tracks the journey the iPhone 5 makes around the world to get produced.
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Staxxon: A Shipping Revolution with A Smaller Footprint

Staxxon: A Shipping Revolution with A Smaller Footprint | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it
It’s not every day you get excited about something as mundane as shipping containers. When was the last time you were driving next to an 18-wheeler thinking, “That is a sweet shipping container.”? Yeah, I don’t do that either.
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Maersk Line Social :: Maersk Line wins Social Media Campaign of the Year Award

Maersk Line Social :: Maersk Line wins Social Media Campaign of the Year Award | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it

Maersk wins two awards at European Digital Communications event.

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reTHINK Housing - Big City, Big Challenge | An Open Ideas Competition

reTHINK Housing - Big City, Big Challenge | An Open Ideas Competition | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it

Cargo Park - an idea for using shipping containers for housing and urban renewal.

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Staxxon named as Semifinalist for SXSW Eco Startup Showcase

Staxxon named as Semifinalist for SXSW Eco Startup Showcase | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it

"...The following companies have been pioneers of innovation across a wide range of cleantech sectors, including agriculture, air, energy, green building, recycling, transportation and water..."

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Staxxon's LEGO Project for Shipping Containers

Staxxon's LEGO Project for Shipping Containers | Tom Stitt's Container Innovation Scoop.it! | Scoop.it

As with any complex design/fabrication project, we've had a few supply chain issues. Ironically, they all involve customs clearance issues. As we receive shipments, we will share images, video and scenes from the Staxxon LEGO project. 

 

Our goal for the Project is to create an effective and fun communication medium for explaining how the Staxxon space/slot compression technology for shipping containers gets applied in today’s logistics market. Our design/fabrication/animation partner on the project is Paul McCrorey - http://mccroreydigital.com

 

Our plan is to produce a series of frame capture animations using LEGO to explore complex logistics issues like empty container back-haul, sustainable shipping and how reducing “touches” (or moves) of empty containers at marine/inland terminals and empty container storage depots could improve on-time arrival of container ships and cargo.

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