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Trade winds: the ten biggest shipping companies by revenue
20 July, 2016
The top five shipping companies globally are all based in Asia, with headquarters in South Korea, China and Japan, a clear indicator of where the winds of global shipping currently blow...
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Chabahar Port Project: India and Iran’s new jewel in the crown 13 July, 2016 by Gary Peters At the end of May, India and Iran signed the Chabahar Port Project agreement, signifying the start of a new era of trade between the two countries, as well as Afghanistan. Plans are now...

Brazil’s seafarer clashes signal an urgent need for stronger workers’ rights 12 July, 2016 by Eva Grey Brazilian seafarers who voted to take industrial action against their employer Transpetro were faced with violent removal from the company’s vessels, despite acting fully within their rights....

How and why have northern European ports surpassed their southern counterparts? 11 July, 2016 by Gary Peters Shipping containers from Asia via northern European ports to areas such as southern Germany, the Czech Republic or Poland is more sustainable than via southern ports despite greater...

June’s top stories: PortMiami terminal deal, Port of Los Angeles 2016-17 budget 06 July, 2016 by Srijanee Chakraborthy Royal Caribbean has entered into a deal with Miami-Dade County to build and operate a new cruise terminal at PortMiami, and Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has allocated an annual...

Building THE Alliance: liners join forces 04 July, 2016 by Gary Peters Shipping container lines Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Hanjin, K-Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Yang Ming have formed THE Alliance, a new shipping behemoth accounting for an 18% share of...

Setting a cleaner course for shipping in the Canadian Arctic 04 July, 2016 by Chris Lo Prompted by melting Arctic sea ice, ship traffic through Canada’s Northwest Passage has risen by 166% since 2004. A new report is calling for the Canadian Government to strengthen...

Scaling up efforts for a heavy fuel oil ban in the Arctic 30 June, 2016 by Eva Grey Earlier this year, a group of NGOs called for the phase out of heavy fuel oil used in ships navigating into Arctic waters. But despite the fuel’s known threats to the Arctic environment, the...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 32 29 June, 2016 In this issue: Increasing efficiency in EU ports, setting a cleaner course for shipping in the Canadian Arctic, Rolls-Royce’s drone ship control network, changing ship maintenance with new...

New fuels: engine failures and blackouts 22 June, 2016 by Gary Peters Much has been made of the maritime industry’s drive to lower emissions through the use of new, cleaner fuels. However, a new report reveals there are unintended consequences associated with...

Ship recycling: creating a sustainable future 21 June, 2016 by Gary Peters The issue of ship recycling and what happens to vessels at the end of their lives has long been a thorn in the side of the industry. But now, moves are afoot that could radically change...

Rolls-Royce’s control network: remotely monitoring unmanned ships 20 June, 2016 by Gary Peters Rolls-Royce has unveiled its vision for shore-based control centres that will, they believe, one day be used to remotely monitor and control entire flotillas of unmanned ships. The company is...

Shipbuilding legacy: Clyde shipyard to train the next generation 15 June, 2016 by Gary Peters A Clyde shipyard has announced plans to take on 150 new apprentices – just two years after being saved from closure. Shipbuilding looked to have ended at Ferguson Shipbuilder when it went...

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