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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...
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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...

July’s top stories: UK test new ship engine fuel, Brexit and container shipping 08 August, 2016 by Srijanee Chakraborthy UK tests new ship engine fuel derived from recycled plastic, Brexit vote feared to affect container market, and APICORP and Bahri to acquire 15 VLCCs for $1.5bn. Ship-technology.com wraps up...

The hidden seafarer: bringing home the expertise 03 August, 2016 by Eva Grey After making the move ashore, seafarers often embark on a multitude of interesting and intriguing job roles, bringing home their experience to further support industry. Three former seafarers...

Port of Dover: security in an age of uncertainty 02 August, 2016 by Gary Peters Ports play a huge part in keeping people safe. Often they are the first line of defence, but what does port security look like in an age of...

Providing support to seafarers in distress 28 July, 2016 by Eva Grey For years, the International Sailors’ Society has played a major part in the lives of seafarers around the world. In May this year, one of the charity’s chaplains provided emotional support...

Ship Technology Global: Issue 33 27 July, 2016 In this issue: The impact of heavy fuel oil on the environment, a new shipping container alliance, why some European ports fare better than others, the push for the Chabahar Port project, and...

Trade winds: the ten biggest shipping companies by revenue 20 July, 2016 The top five shipping companies globally are all based in Asia, with headquarters in South Korea, China and Japan, a clear indicator of where the winds of global shipping currently blow...

Chabahar Port Project: India and Iran’s new jewel in the crown 13 July, 2016 by Gary Peters At the end of May, India and Iran signed the Chabahar Port Project agreement, signifying the start of a new era of trade between the two countries, as well as Afghanistan. Plans are now...

Brazil’s seafarer clashes signal an urgent need for stronger workers’ rights 12 July, 2016 by Eva Grey Brazilian seafarers who voted to take industrial action against their employer Transpetro were faced with violent removal from the company’s vessels, despite acting fully within their rights....

How and why have northern European ports surpassed their southern counterparts? 11 July, 2016 by Gary Peters Shipping containers from Asia via northern European ports to areas such as southern Germany, the Czech Republic or Poland is more sustainable than via southern ports despite greater...

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