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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...
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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...

September’s top stories: Franklin expedition ship found, Scotland harbour on sale 07 October, 2014 Canada's Victoria Strait expedition crew found an explorer ship lost in an 1846 expedition, Bidwells places Scotland's Perth Harbour port on the market, MIT researchers develop new underwater...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 15 02 October, 2014 In this issue: The emerging trend of themed cruises, social media strategies for success, the future of NOx monitoring in the EU, how the IMO plans to improve ferry safety in the wake of...

Taking action on ferry safety 02 October, 2014 by Frances Marcellin (Née Cook) When the MV Sewol ferry capsized in April 2014, around 300 of the 500 passengers were killed. Many of the victims were school children from Danwon High School, near Seoul, and just 16 or 17...

How to #Getshippingtrending 29 September, 2014 Shipping PR firm Jeanius Consulting picked up Marketme’s #SmartSocial award earlier this year for its innovative use of social media. Managing director, Jean Winfield, discusses the best way...

Mambo, heavy metal and murder – themed holidays launch a new era of cruises 17 September, 2014 by Berenice Baker The cruise industry is going through a renaissance as operators try to capture new markets and escape dated cruise clichés such as deck games and discos. A new range of cruise concepts...

July’s Top Stories: New EU legislation, Raytheon to debut maritime security solution 08 August, 2014 The European Union's general affairs council launched legislation allowing shipping industries to improve maritime activities, German navigation system maker Raytheon Anschütz will debut its...

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