New Features information at Ship Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Ship Technology LNG in shipping: analysing the state of play Much has been made of the potential of LNG, but what is the current state of affairs? And, is it really the panacea that many hope it will prove to be? Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Supply and demand: what can the dry bulk sector expect in 2017? For many in the shipping sector, 2016 was a tough year. The Baltic Dry Index reached an all-time-low in February, while the dry bulk shipping market was in dire need of a revival. So, what do forecasts predict for 2017 and beyond? Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT UK’s link to the world: Liverpool’s new container terminal The city of Liverpool has opened a massive £400m container terminal, dubbed Liverpool2, making the city the UK’s “link to the world”, according to Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox. How did this come about and what is its significa… Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Jamaica’s ambitions as a prime cruise destination Last year Jamaica fast-tracked the upgrade of its top cruise shipping towns in an effort to strengthen its status as a prime tourist destination in the Caribbean. With billions in spending already lined up, what’s in store for the country’s major por… Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Is there a future for hydrogen-powered ship propulsion? Using hydrogen fuel cells as a means of eco-friendly ship propulsion is on the agenda of a growing number of tech leaders and shipping owners. But just how far could this trend go? Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Cleaning up shipwrecks across the world Shipwrecked vessels represent a serious environmental threat and a great financial burden on the responsible party, with taxpayers sometimes left to foot large clean-up bills. So, who bears the responsibility, and what measures are in place to ensure… Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT January's top stories: Norsepower to supply rotor sail solution, FSDEA to invest $180m in Angola Norsepower has entered a deal to deliver its rotor sail solution to Viking Line, and Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has unveiled plans to invest $180m for the development of a deepsea port in the region. wraps up the key headlin… Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Arctic indigenous leaders speak up about the dangers of increased shipping Increased shipping in Arctic waters is a direct threat to the livelihood of indigenous communities from Alaska, Canada and Russia. Faced with the constant threat of a possibly devastating oil spill, as well as huge climate disruptions, Arctic voices … Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Sounding the alarm on underwater noise Comprehensive data on the potential damage caused by underwater shipping noise is lacking, but larger-scale studies have begun to emerge. In the UK, marine science organisation Cefas has partnered with several institutions to complete the first broad… Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 39 In this issue: A project making the Northwest Passage more navigable, how Anaklia deep sea port offers a crucial link, the first unmanned vessel for offshore operations, hackathons in the maritime industry, the problem of stowaways, and more. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:23:00 GMT Visualise this: online tool provides unique insight into how modern ships work The PartnerShip project is an initiative to raise awareness of the shipping industry through a Wärtsilä-designed virtual ship, which fuses a broad array of maritime technologies into a single generic model. Over a two-year project cycle, the PartnerS… Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Trade partners: boosting US-India maritime cooperation India’s shipping, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari led a week-long trade delegation to the US last year, during which the two countries agreed to strengthen their maritime ties. What opportunities does India’s maritime sector offer … Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT Anaklia: Georgian port hopes to connect Europe and China A new deep sea port in the Georgian town of Anaklia hopes to offer a crucial link in the maritime corridor planned between China and Europe. With construction about to begin, Philip Kleinfeld finds out the scale of the port and what it could mean in … Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:47:00 GMT Stowaways: the hidden problem at sea A rise in stowaway incidents at South African ports over the past two months proves that despite international efforts, the issue is as prominent as ever. But how do trespassers make it aboard a ship, what can be done to prevent them and who bears th… Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Hacking the seas: new blood, new ideas Hackathons have become increasingly popular across a range of industries, and now the maritime domain is no exception. But, is this really the way in which innovation thrives? Tue, 03 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Ship Technology stories Sanctions lifted on Iran, Scorpio to sell five MR product tankers to Bahri, and Philippines take control of North Korean freight ship. wraps up the key headlines from 2016. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 38 In this issue: The IMO’s ruling on shipping efficiency, Australia’s cruise industry, the future of unmanned maritime vessels, finding new uses for shipping containers, how Xeneta is taking the containerised ocean freight market by storm, and more. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:25:00 GMT The Hrönn: bringing autonomy to offshore operations UK-based Automated Ships and Kongsberg Maritime have announced they will build what they class as the world's first unmanned and fully automated vessel for offshore operations. Is the Hrönn just another small, unmanned boat or something more? Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:00:00 GMT Is 2017 the breakthrough year for unmanned vessels? Autonomy is largely seen as the next big disruptor in the maritime world. So, is 2017 the year in which unmanned vessels really begin to make their presence felt? Mon, 12 Dec 2016 09:00:00 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