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Into the light: how marine life is affected by artificial light in harbours
06 July, 2015 | by Gary Peters
Across thousands of harbours, oil rigs, marinas, fisheries and ships out at sea, artificial lighting is used to illuminate the night sky. However, a study has found that such lighting can...
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Roboship – a robotic solution to a ballast tank problem 22 June, 2015 by Julian Turner A team of Dutch and German companies and universities known as RoboShip have developed a robot for inspecting ballast water tanks onboard ships that can move independently along rails built...

Track and trace: Blackberry launches cloud-based freight shipping platform 16 June, 2015 by Julian Turner Troubled telecommunications giant BlackBerry has launched a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform aimed at the lucrative freight shipping market. Julian Turner analyses the new...

Sound the alarm: should man overboard detection tech be fitted on cruise ships? 10 June, 2015 by Julian Turner Pressure on cruise operators to install new man overboard detection technology is mounting after two holidaymakers died in March after falling from ships. Julian Turner takes a closer look at...

May’s top stories: Battery-run ferry, Libya attacks Turkish vessel 08 June, 2015 by Bhavana Navuluri The US lifted the ban on ferry services between Florida and Cuba, Greece starts sale of majority stakes in Piraeus port, and Iranian authorities released US-flagged Maersk Tigris container...

Vindskip - a greener and more cost-effective future for shipping 02 June, 2015 Propelled by a mix of wind and LNG, the Vindskip is a new vessel concept already making waves across the shipping industry. But could the design it is based on really be enough to power...

Southeast Asia’s shipbuilding evolution 29 May, 2015 by Eva Grey As the global shipbuilding industry struggles to recover from the 2008 market downturn, a group of Southeast Asian countries are rapidly surfacing as new production hubs. From the Philippines...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 20 27 May, 2015 In this issue: Southeast Asia’s emerging shipbuilding hubs, innovations in port security technology, man overboard detection for the cruise industry, BlackBerry’s new offering for the...

Wellness at Sea: improving seafarers’ lives 20 May, 2015 by Eva Grey A new programme geared towards preventing mental health issues among seafarers has recently set sail. Eva Grey looks into its innovative approach and how it hopes to tackle the dwindling...

Safe hands: the role of the maritime pilot 15 May, 2015 by Chris Lo Used for centuries, maritime pilots are charged with the tricky task of manoeuvring ships through dangerous and congested passages. How does one become a maritime pilot and what does it take...

April’s top stories: Water repellent superyachts, Iran seizes Maersk vessel 08 May, 2015 by Bhavana Navuluri Nautilus criticised South Korean court's sentencing of Sewol ferry captain, GD Nassco built the world’s first LNG-powered containership, and international shipping associations developed...

March’s top stories: Panama Canal expansion, sunken Japanese battleship 01 April, 2015 by Bhavana Navuluri Panama Canal Authority planned new $17bn expansion project, IMO agreed to protect Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and Stena Line launched the world's first methanol-powered...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 19 30 March, 2015 In this issue: a new wind-LNG hybrid vessel concept, forecasts for the global tanker market, robotic help for ballast water tank maintenance, a new vision for a Nicaragua canal, tackling...

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