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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...
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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...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 14 30 July, 2014 In this issue: the essentials of cruise entertainment, in-cabin gadgets and luxury trends, the threat of cyber piracy, eco hull cleaning for carbon credits, the search for alternative...

June’s Top Stories: EC invites study bids, Anketell Port masterplan revealed 11 July, 2014 The European Commission (EC) has invited bids for conducting a study on cruise ship security to boost security requirements for cruise ships and the Government of Western Australia has revealed...

Seawater fuel: powering the next-generation of ships 07 July, 2014 by Grant Turnbull A team of US Navy scientists recently announced they had converted seawater into fuel. The technology is described as a ‘game changer’ which could drastically reduce the US military’s dependency...

Broadway on board: the essentials of cruise entertainment 03 July, 2014 by Chris Lo The list of onboard entertainment options for cruise passengers is steadily expanding, from blockbuster shows to stand-up comedy. Carnival UK's head of entertainment Paul Wright gives his take...

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