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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...
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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...

Abbot Point Port: the divisive coal project on the Great Barrier Reef 13 June, 2016 by Eva Grey Australia’s ambition to build one of the world’s largest coal ports at Abbot Point has caused international uproar over the project’s perceived environmental threat. The expansion site is...

May’s top stories: Vard’s $300m contract, oil-eating bacteria genetic code cracked 07 June, 2016 by Srijanee Chakraborthy Vard Holding secured a $300m contract to build 15 module carrier vessels, and Heriot-Watt scientists discovered genetic code of the marine bacteria which fed on oil spilled in the Deepwater...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 31 02 June, 2016 In this issue: UK shipping and the EU referendum, managing risks in shipbuilding, the Crimea controversy, how to ensure cruise passenger safety in a climate of threats, a new prediction...

UK shipping and the EU referendum: in or out? 01 June, 2016 by Gary Peters On June 23, the public will go to the polls to decide the UK’s membership of the EU. On balance, would UK shipping be better off inside or outside the...

Going rogue: predicting freak waves 01 June, 2016 Once dismissed as folklore, rogue waves have been a key topic of scientific enquiry for the past 20 years. But are we any closer to knowing the causes, or – better still – to predicting when...

The thorny road to EU ports liberalisation 30 May, 2016 by Eva Grey In March 2016 the European Parliament voted on a revised EU Ports Services Regulation that hopes to make European ports more competitive and increase financial transparency. After two...

Changing behaviour: shipping confronts onboard bullying and harassment 24 May, 2016 by Gary Peters Working away from the everyday support networks we take for granted places a great deal of strain on the well-being of seafarers. The situation is compounded by the threat of bullying...

How drones are changing the maritime industry 18 May, 2016 by Gary Peters As the development of drone technology gathers pace for both military and recreational purposes, unmanned aerial vehicles are also becoming more prevalent in the maritime...

E-navigation in shipping: harmonising future development 17 May, 2016 by Gary Peters Since emerging on the International Maritime Organization's agenda in 2006, e-navigation has progressed at a gentle rate of knots. However, with the first full-scale trial taking place in...

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