New Features information at Ship Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Ship Technology November's top stories: Rolls-Royce to power Hurtigruten’s two new polar cruises, Ghana starts $1.5bn expansion of Tema Port Rolls-Royce has won a deal to provide environmentally sustainable hybrid technology for two new expedition ships, to be operated by Norwegian explorer cruise line Hurtigruten, and the Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA), Meridian Port Services (M… Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Using big data to combat illegal fishing The international community is desperately trying to crack down on illegal fishing and is increasingly harnessing the power of big data to achieve this. Given the valuable insight that can be gained from a ship’s location and activities at sea, could… Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Xeneta: inside the world’s leading ocean freight intelligence platform Just over a year ago, price comparison platform Xeneta took the containerised ocean freight market by storm, and in September, founder and CEO Patrik Berglund was revealed as the winner of this year’s Lloyd’s List Next Generation Shipping Award. Berg… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Outside the box: finding new uses for the shipping container The humble container has been the backbone of the global cargo shipping industry for decades. Now, the twenty-foot equivalent unit is being repurposed in a host of new, creative and useful ways. From floating vegetable plantations to fish farms, scie… Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Australia: cruising to record numbers By almost all measurements, Australia’s cruising industry is booming. The country is hosting record numbers of passengers, setting sail on new ships, visiting new destinations. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 37 In this issue: Cruise ships targeted by drug smugglers, how to make ship design more human-oriented, China’s shipbreaking industry, the Netherlands’ mainports policy, how telemedicine can help avoid ship diversions, and more. Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:31:00 GMT Telemedicine: revolutionising healthcare for seafarers Every year, medical emergencies force one in five ships to divert from their course, at an average cost of $180,000 per diversion. A 2013 study found that at least 20% of the cases aren’t critical and could easily be avoided by using modern on-board … Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT IMO’s landmark ruling on shipping efficiency At the end of October, the International Maritime Organization adopted a set of ground-breaking decisions on the environmental impact of shipping. The 70th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee came just days ahead of the UN cl… Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rock 'n' roll cruises: the biggest and loudest Cruises aren’t just for relaxing and taking in the scenery; they also play host to some of the greatest live acts in history. Gary Peters rounds up some of the biggest and loudest cruises sailing the world’s seas today. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT Contraband and the cruise industry Cruise ships cross international and national jurisdictions, visiting many different ports on their voyage. It’s no surprise, then, that they are seen as a good target for smugglers. But what is being done to foil the threat? Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT Inspiring the human element in ship design Recently, there’s been a focus on making ship design more human-oriented and increasing the impact of the human element. What does it take to make modern vessels better suited to the crews that operate them? Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT October's top stories: ADC build $2.5bn deep sea port, LNG bunkering standards development ADC secured exclusive right to build $2.5bn Anaklia Deep Sea Port, a group of ports joined together to develop a set of harmonised LNG bunkering standards, construction started on £200m RRS Sir David Attenborough research ship. wr… Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Is the end in sight for Netherlands’ mainport policy? For over three decades, the Dutch Government’s “mainport” policy has targeted the Port of Rotterdam and Schiphol Airport, favouring their development as primary hubs of economic growth. Now, a rapidly changing national and international business clim… Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Is China’s shipbreaking industry close to breaking point? Following four years of financial losses, China’s shipbreaking industry is under huge pressure from depressed steel prices and expensive green recycling methods, and is losing business to cheaper Southeast Asian counterparts. New environmental standa… Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:54:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 36 In this issue: Why the US and India have agreed to strengthen their maritime ties, how the GloMEEP project aims to improve energy efficiency, whether recycled plastic can be used to replace HFO, regulating the use of USVs in shipping, and more. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:22:00 GMT China’s cruise industry: soaring demand and a changing demographic There’s something remarkable happening in the Chinese cruise industry. Last year the sector welcomed one million passengers, up from approximately 700,000 in 2014. How, and why, are we seeing this unprecedented growth? Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:07:00 GMT How the GloMEEP project is trying to nurture efficiency in shipping The GloMEEP project is working with ten lead countries, including the likes of China and India, to cut emissions and drive energy efficiency. But how will it bring together such a diverse mix of people and politics? Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT Hyperloop: could rail’s big new idea be used to ship freight underwater? We all know how freight is shipped from one port to another, but Hyperloop One – which to date has been associated with revolutionising rail travel by using pods that are pushed along by a series of electromagnets – wants to change it. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:00:00 GMT September's top stories: Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum systems, Blue Water Shipping MCV contract Wärtsilä has won a deal from Meyer Werft to provide its Nacos Platinum series of navigation, automation and control solutions for four new cruise ships, and Tengizchevroil has placed a new order, valued at $40m, for two module carrying vessels with B… Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 35 In this issue: How to assess the effectiveness of ballast water treatment systems, a coalition making the case for LNG, Miami’s new cruise port, how Nigeria is tackling corruption at its ports, the case of seafarers detained in India, and more. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:24:00 GMT