Ship Technology Global: Issue 11

In this issue: We ask how coastal authorities are defending their ports against cyber threats, analyse the growth of the refit and renovation market, find out if operators are ready for ECDIS and more.


SHIP issue 29 January 2014

A recent cyber attack on the Belgian port of Antwerp, which allowed smugglers to conceal drugs inside legitimate shipping cargoes, highlighted how vulnerable ports can be to organised cyber crime. In our latest issue we investigate how port operators and authorities are fighting back against hackers.

We also ask how operators are getting to grips with ECDIS, take a look at VSTEP's new maritime training system, Nautis, and find out from Fincantieri, how its 'Innovation Challenge' is funding the research and development of new technologies tackling vessel efficiency.

Furthermore, we explore the reasons behind the rising demand for upgrade and refurbishment projects, learn from SAMI why safety and security should be built into the design of new vessels, and take a look at the world's biggest cargo ports.

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In this issue:

The Rise of Refurb
Shipyard over-capacity has forced the price of new-build projects to their lowest level in nearly a decade, fuelling demand for expensive ship refurbishments and upgrades. Julian Turner analyses the shipping refit and renovation market.
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The ECDIS Transition
ECDIS is becoming mandatory across the shipping sector for safer navigation, but are operators ready for it? Chris Lo speaks to two ECDIS instructors who offer their knowledge and tips.
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The Nautis Generation
A new generation of advanced maritime training solutions has entered the market. Frances Marcellin finds out more about Nautis simulators and what they can do.
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The Innovation Challenge
European shipbuilder Fincantieri is pioneering technological innovation to create more efficient and cost-effective vessels and give a real-world application of the Open Innovation paradigm. Frances Marcellin finds out more.
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Defence Tactics
A cyber attack at the port of Antwerp has focused attention on security at the world's maritime gateways. Julian Turner investigates how coastal authorities are fighting back against hackers.
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Secure by Design
Steven Jones, maritime director of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), argues that safety and security should be built into the design of future vessels.
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Cargo Giants
We take a look at the world's ten biggest ports based on 2012 cargo volume and find out why China is breaking records across the board.
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Next issue preview

Ship and port operators are under pressure to clean up marine diesel engines in order to comply with stricter emissions regulations. We explore the technological options available and find out how they compare in terms of cost and efficiency. We also profile a new device that could allow ships to harness power by capturing wave movement in any direction and ask if it can be scaled-up for commercial use.

The Egyptian Government is planning an industrial hub around the Suez Canal to stimulate the country's struggling economy. We investigate how the project will fare in the midst of political tension. Moreover, we find out more about a EU campaign to improve port efficiency and safety, explore the future of icebreakers and take a look at new training software for naval architects and marine engineers.

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