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Analysis

  • Heavy Lift Sector Raises Hopes

    The shipping industry has seen a host of heavy lift cranes and vessels launched in recent months. Dr Gareth Evans reports on the latest innovations.

  • Tankers and the MARPOL Storm

    A myopic view of the demand-supply scenario in the tanker industry is resulting in a number of new builds. Analyst firm GlobalData looks at how this could lead the industry...

  • Is Shipping Stalling on Climate Change?

    Shipping was left out of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 despite being one of the world’s largest carbon emitters. As climate change leaders prepare to meet in Copenhagen this December,...

  • Riding Out The Recession

    The worst might still be to come for the shipping industry, as even the most recession-proof sub-sectors complain of damage from the recent financial crisis. Dr Gareth Evans finds out...

  • Operation Atalanta: A New Age of Protection

    Merchant shipping has been notoriously vulnerable to pirate attacks throughout history but the arrival of Operation Atalanta has signalled a new age of protection and defence for vessels on some...

  • Containing Crew Stress

    Life aboard a sparsely crewed vessel can be isolating and lonely, but as the global downturn eases the need for ships to retain their crew will once again become a...

  • Capturing Pirates in Real Time

    A sharp increase in piracy has caused naval forces to find safer and more-efficient ways of inspecting suspect vessels. Alex Hawkes talks to Global Secure Systems managing director David Hobson...

  • Rotterdam Builds LNG Gateway

    With an easy entry route to and from the North Sea, Rotterdam was an obvious location for a super-sized LNG port and terminal. Natalie Coomber reports on how the Netherlands...

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