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Anchors aweigh: the building of a brigantine
26 August, 2015 | by Chris Lo
A traditional tall ship under construction in California is set to become the first tall ship to be built in the San Francisco Bay Area in more than 100 years. The ship will be used to...
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Cruise industry scores F for transparency 20 August, 2015 by Elly Earls Friends of the Earth’s 2014 Cruise Ship Report Card revealed that more than 40% of ships rely on outdated sewage treatment technology and the industry doesn’t want to talk about its...

London’s first cruise terminal: tourism goldmine or dangerous polluter? 20 August, 2015 by Eva Grey A proposal to build London’s first cruise terminal recently received approval, three years after being granted initial planning permission. While supporters hailed its exciting economic...

Gulf ports ramp up 11 August, 2015 by Eva Grey Countries in the Persian Gulf are heavily investing in port infrastructure to accommodate growing container movements and increasingly larger ships. High productivity levels in the region,...

Turbocharging the World’s Largest Container Ships 06 August, 2015 by Eva Grey Advanced technology turbochargers have been fitted on the world’s two largest containerships to help these maritime behemoths reduce their fuel consumption and abide by tightening...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 21 30 July, 2015 In this issue: The Marshall Islands’ push for global shipping emission targets, how the industry is preparing for e-navigation, insights into fuel efficiency from Maersk, how cruise operators...

Shipping emissions: heeding the Marshalls' call 29 July, 2015 by Chris Lo The Marshall Islands' unsuccessful call for a global shipping emissions target has reignited the debate on the sector's eco-performance. With small island states facing being swallowed up by...

EfficienSea2: Denmark takes the wheel in e-navigation 21 July, 2015 EfficienSea2 is the latest EU-backed maritime innovation project hoping to reshape the future of navigation through improved efficiency, safety and modern communication systems. But what...

In Pictures: virtual thrills aboard Anthem of the Seas 14 July, 2015 by Eva Grey The newest addition to Royal Caribbean’s luxury cruise range, Anthem of the Seas promises a tech-packed, interactive voyage on board of the “world’s most revolutionary cruise ship”. From...

Into the light: how marine life is affected by artificial light in harbours 06 July, 2015 by Gary Peters Across thousands of harbours, oil rigs, marinas, fisheries and ships out at sea, artificial lighting is used to illuminate the night sky. However, a study has found that such lighting can...

Roboship – a robotic solution to a ballast tank problem 22 June, 2015 by Julian Turner A team of Dutch and German companies and universities known as RoboShip have developed a robot for inspecting ballast water tanks onboard ships that can move independently along rails built...

Track and trace: Blackberry launches cloud-based freight shipping platform 16 June, 2015 by Julian Turner Troubled telecommunications giant BlackBerry has launched a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform aimed at the lucrative freight shipping market. Julian Turner analyses the new...

Sound the alarm: should man overboard detection tech be fitted on cruise ships? 10 June, 2015 by Julian Turner Pressure on cruise operators to install new man overboard detection technology is mounting after two holidaymakers died in March after falling from ships. Julian Turner takes a closer look at...

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