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Treating ballast water: a bouyant market
15 December, 2014 | by Dr Gareth Evans
The market for ballast water treatment technology is set to soar as stricter environmental regulation comes into force, requiring operators around the world to retrofit their vessels. But...
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Ship Technology Global: Issue 17 09 December, 2014 In this issue: emerging piracy threats against oil and gas tankers, the strategies behind new shipping alliances, inside the Quantum of the Seas, hunting for the lost Malaysian Airlines flight...

November’s top stories: Norwegian buys Prestige, jail for Korean ferry operator 09 December, 2014 Stena Line converts passenger ferry to methanol propulsion, Interpol said cruise ships are an easy means of travel for jihadis, and WHO figures show more than 1,000 drown every...

Smart cruising: a look inside Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas 08 December, 2014 by Frances Marcellin (Née Cook) Featuring online check-in, a robotic bar, RFID-based passenger services and one of the world's most advanced entertainment systems, Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is billed as the...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 16 02 December, 2014 In this issue: Emerging piracy threats on the map, the impact of European shipping companies flagging out, India’s ambitions to become a major shipbuilding hub, DNV GL’s new battery-powered...

Solving the mystery of Franklin's lost expedition 26 November, 2014 by Chris Lo Canada's discovery of a sunken ship from the doomed 19th century Franklin expedition has shed new light on a great maritime mystery. A whole host of public and private partners,...

Target oil and gas – pirate’s new booty in Southeast Asia 18 November, 2014 by Berenice Baker Pirates operating in the seas of Southeast Asia are cashing in on the high prices and taxes on fuel by hijacking tankers and siphoning oil onto stolen vessels before selling it on to...

Batteries included: ReVolt charges up for short sea shipping 13 November, 2014 by Chris Lo Classification society DNV GL has developed a battery-powered concept vessel for short sea shipping to take the pressure off roads. With potentially zero-emissions operation, unmanned...

October’s top stories: Suez Canal expansion, app for Chinese fishermen 07 November, 2014 Boskalis consortium wins a contract for the Suez Canal expansion, MCN Beijing launches a chat app for Chinese fishermen and MAST warns the shipping industry to boost security levels to counter...

Steve Todd of the RMT discusses the controversial practice of flagging out 04 November, 2014 by Julian Turner Transport union RMT has warned of a growing trend of European shipping companies ‘flagging out’ their fleets in order to avoid paying seafarers minimum wages. We talk to RMT National...

One direction: Predicting the formation, movement and dispersal of pumice rafts 21 October, 2014 Large mobile accumulations of pumice fragments, known as rafts, can cause immeasurable damage to vessels and disrupt shipping routes. But could a new technique, based on extensive research in...

Modern cruising - the ultimate customised in-cabin experience 13 October, 2014 by Frances Marcellin (Née Cook) With virtual balconies, customised apps and high tech in-room gadgetry, the cruise industry is personalising and upgrading the in-cabin experience in innovative ways that makes modern...

European NOx regulation: an unhealthy decision? 09 October, 2014 by Frances Marcellin (Née Cook) In April, European politicians rejected plans to include nitrogen oxides – while carbon dioxide was approved – as part of ship emissions’ monitoring requirements. The move that has not gone...

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