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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...
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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...

Defying the law: shippers call at Crimea’s closed ports 16 May, 2016 by Eva Grey A recent investigation by Lloyd’s List revealed that a high number of European shipowners and operators are willing to risk prosecution, as well as political and economic sanctions, by...

Fleet Xpress: defining a new era of connectivity at sea 11 May, 2016 by Gary Peters At Inmarsat’s headquarters in London, the great and good of the maritime press gathered for the launch of Fleet Xpress, an attempt to redefine connectivity at...

Ensuring passenger safety in a changing climate of risk 10 May, 2016 by Eva Grey Shifting patterns of risk could see cruise passengers cross paths with terrorism attacks, natural disasters, regional conflicts and disease. But how far does the duty of cruise operators extend...

Debating a carbon tax in global shipping 09 May, 2016 by Eva Grey Following the climate change summit in Paris, the International Monetary Fund suggested implementing a carbon tax of $30 per tonne of CO₂ emitted from maritime and aviation fuels, which it...

Cyber security in shipping: broadcasting the message 05 May, 2016 by Gary Peters The issue of cyber security in the maritime industry is beginning to gain more attention. Events that simulate threats are being held and international shipping association BIMCO has launched...

Shipping rates: analysing the fall in the Baltic dry index 05 May, 2016 by Gary Peters Viewed as an indicator of the state of global trade, the Baltic dry index fell to record lows earlier this year, leading many to speculate on the consequences for shipping freight and the...

April’s top stories: STX France’ $4.5bn order, Genting Hong Kong’s €230.6m acquisition 05 May, 2016 by Srijanee Chakraborthy STX has received a $4.5bn order from MSC Cruises to build four liquefied natural gas-powered cruise ships, and Genting Hong Kong has completed a €230.6m acquisition of Nordic Yards' three...

LNG: building the supply chain 04 May, 2016 by Gary Peters Siemens Drilling & Marine, Dresser-Rand and Lloyd's Register have announced plans to devise a more comprehensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply system for the world's small but growing fleet...

The last mile: how predicting sea levels could save shippers time and money 03 May, 2016 by Gary Peters New company Sea Level Research has developed a way to reduce shipping costs by more accurately predicting sea levels. The technology combines machine learning algorithms with real-time...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 30 29 April, 2016 In this issue: carbon tax vs fuel levy, the fall of the Baltic dry index, Queensland's port developments, applications for drones in the maritime industry, tackling bullying in the workforce and...

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