New Features information at Ship Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Ship Technology New maritime skills strategy needed as Britain looks to the future While the UK Government promises to turn Brexit Britain into the best country in the world to do maritime business, questions arise as to whether the current curriculum does enough to equip future maritime professionals for the digital era of shippin… Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 GMT One Sea: the global future for autonomous marine transport? The One Sea ecosystem intends to achieve commercial autonomous maritime traffic by 2025. Frances Marcellin takes a closer look at this ambitious plan, as well as some of its achievements to date and challenges ahead. Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Could blockchain technology revolutionise shipping? Blockchain technology has taken many industries by storm, with everyone from financial firms to charities and NGOs jumping on the bandwagon. The technology, which works to secure data as it passes through many hands, is now slated to change the face … Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Abu Dhabi Ports receives $299m, Port of Long Beach Chemical spill injures 13 Abu Dhabi Ports partners with JOCIC to bring an investment worth AED1.1bn ($299m) into the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ). Twelve dock workers and a firefighter were injured following the leakage of flammable liquid from a container ship at the… Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT GoodShipping: new initiative empowers cargo owners to cut their carbon footprint Developed by GoodFuels Marine, the GoodShipping Program aims to grant cargo owners more control over their contribution to marine carbon emissions. Initiator and program director Astrid Sonneveld tells Ross Davies about the initiative’s potential to … Sun, 03 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Introducing Babbler: a digital container seal to safeguard supply Designed for CORE, a EU-funded security project, Babbler is a new low-cost, digital seal developed for shipping containers. Consisting of little more than a battery device connected to a smartphone, it has the potential to make the transit of goods a… Sun, 03 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 46 In this issue: The impact of Brexit on shipowners and insurance companies, One Sea’s plan to achieve commercial autonomous traffic by 2025, granting cargo owners more control over their contribution to carbon emissions, and more. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:33:00 GMT Could shipowners depart the UK after Brexit? Reports suggest that the Greek Government wants to persuade shipowners and shipping insurance companies based in London to move their European headquarters to Greece, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. Is this pure speculation, or someth… Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Delaying ballast water compliance buys shippers time The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee recently pushed back the compliance date of new ballast water management requirements for existing vessels. Now, many ships will not be required to install ballast wate… Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Women in shipping: pushing for gender diversity Demand for qualified seafarers is increasing and looks set to rise further over the next decade, while at the same time, a shortage of new talent is threatening the industry. The need to embrace gender diversity in shipping has never been greater. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:16:00 GMT The tides of change: why marine engineering must adapt to the new energy environment Shipping has allowed us to adapt to new challenges and seek new opportunities down the millennia, and while the circumstances may change the need to innovate is ever present. William Gibby, Technical Director at MAATS Tech explains why a changing ene… Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Cargo theft: a billion-dollar problem The marine industry loses billions to cargo theft and cargo loss each year. Meanwhile, new technology is proving to be both a blessing and a curse, as cyber-piracy and digitalised theft are on the rise. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 45 In this issue: The first digital underwater communications standard, Singapore Port’s plans for the future, new software to limit emissions from marine engines, a project to construct a seaweed cultivation vessel, and more. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:44:00 GMT Is technology making ships too complex? Maritime safety company Propel suggests that human failure is still top of the agenda when it comes to improving safety. However, in an age where ships are becoming more complex, is technology partly to blame? Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT Offshore shipbuilders turn to cruise to stay afloat in the downturn Specialist shipbuilders are feeling the squeeze from the offshore industry's downturn, with low oil prices resulting in stalled projects and cancelled orders. This has prompted some companies to expand into the cruise sector. But what are they offeri… Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Redesigning marine engines to cut pollution and black smoke A Danish researcher has created new software to limit emissions of NOx particles and black smoke from vessels. At a time when emission regulations from the IMO are tightening, the new technology promises to bring one of the key NOx-reducing methods f… Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK pirate radio: 50 years on from the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act It captured the imagination of a generation and had audiences in the millions – yes, it is pirate radio. Such was its popularity the UK Government rolled out new maritime legislation to shut it down, now 50 years on from the 1967 Marine Broadcasting … Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:59:00 GMT A decade to autonomous cargo ships? MacGregor and Rolls-Royce recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard container ships. Signing the MoU, Rolls-Royce director of digital and … Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: ABB turbochargers equipped on COSCO's ship, Trafigura spends $1.35bn for tankers COSCO Shipping Lines' new 20,000 TEU containership has been equipped with ABB turbochargers, and Trafigura Group has disclosed its involvement in an order to purchase up to 32 new crude oil and product tankers for over $1.35bn. wr… Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Using 3D modelling for maritime heritage A team from Auckland, New Zealand has embarked on a mission to create a 3D digital model of the Edwin Fox, one of the oldest ships in the world. For them, it represents a chance to retell the story of vessels from a bygone era. It is not, however, a … Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT