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Ship Technology Global: Issue 35
28 September, 2016
In this issue: How to assess the effectiveness of ballast water treatment systems, a coalition making the case for LNG, Miami’s new cruise port, how Nigeria is tackling corruption at its ports,...
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Recycled plastic, a bold new source of eco-friendly shipping fuel? 26 September, 2016 by Eva Grey A new research project in the UK is testing whether residual waste plastic could be turned into an alternative fuel to power ship engines. If successful, the new fuel could prove a cleaner...

Seafarer abandonment: the shipping industry’s darkest side 21 September, 2016 by Eva Grey The issue of seafarer abandonment affects only a small part of the industry; but, without money or a way of getting home, the abandoned crew suffer inhumane conditions and devastating...

Transporting livestock by sea: contentious, but necessary? 20 September, 2016 by Gary Peters The export of livestock, such as sheep, cattle and goats, by sea is always guaranteed to start a debate. But, how is it done? And, more importantly, how can both animal welfare and...

How did the Port of Portland lose its entire container business? 15 September, 2016 by Chris Lo At the end of May, the last container ship scheduled to call at the Port of Portland left the facility, leaving behind no container operations at the port. The port’s two major container...

Nigeria ramps up port anti-corruption 12 September, 2016 by Eva Grey Nigeria has launched a port service support portal and an information platform to tackle widespread corruption and inefficiencies at its major ports. The country has been struggling with a...

August’s top stories: Lerwick Port Authority monitoring, KKR Credit’s $1.5bn loan 07 September, 2016 by Srijanee Chakraborthy Lerwick Port Authority introduces new vessel monitoring system and KKR Credit to purchase $1.5bn shipping loan from NORD/LB. Ship-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from August...

Seafarers’ imprisonment highlights patchy international regulation 05 September, 2016 by Eva Grey A crew of 35 seafarers, including six British ex-soldiers, has been detained in India since October 2013 on the charge of carrying illegal weapons into Indian waters. Their case...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 34 02 September, 2016 In this issue: Port security in an age of uncertainty, how ports are preparing for the arrival of megaships, why Portland Port lost its entire container business, the world’s most...

The new LNG coalition: making the case for the fuel of the future 24 August, 2016 by Gary Peters Some of the biggest names in the maritime industry have joined forces under the SEA/LNG banner to make the case for the widespread use of liquefied natural gas. Can these marine heavyweights...

Polaris LNG icebreaker: breaking new ground 22 August, 2016 by Gary Peters The Polaris icebreaker is being marketed as the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker ever built. What makes it so...

In pictures: “Crown of Miami” cruise terminal 17 August, 2016 by Eva Grey US-based cruise line Royal Caribbean and Miami-Dade County approved the construction of a new terminal at PortMiami, Florida. The new building will serve as the homeport to Royal...

Mega container ships and how they are changing ports 10 August, 2016 by Gary Peters This is the era of mega ships. Big, hulking models of engineering ingenuity, carrying more cargo than ever before. The question arises, then, how is this affecting...

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