New Features information at Ship Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Ship Technology 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 Welding USA: is the American shipbuilding industry ready to embrace new robotic technology? Over the last two years, the US National Shipbuilding Research Program has been running a project to test robotic welding technologies for shipbuilding, with the aim of overcoming various obstacles, including collision avoidance and welding variabili… Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 44 In this issue: Developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation, using bio LNG to reduce emissions in shipping, how the cruise industry can accommodate responsible tourism, expanding the Port of Gdansk, and more. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:43:00 GMT Port Authority of Singapore’s big innovation push The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore recently signed five Memorandums of Understanding with local and international companies to spur research and innovation. From digitalisation to robotics, automation and smart data analytics, the port auth… Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT A day, and week, for seafarers to take centre stage This week is Seafarers Awareness Week. Starting on the 24th June and concluding on Friday 30th, it runs alongside the IMO’s annual international Day of the Seafarer and represents a chance to promote the individuals who are the bedrock of the maritim… Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:51:00 GMT Taking underwater communications into the 21st century A NATO research organisation has created the first ever digital underwater communications standard. How will this – after almost a decade of development – change how people, and autonomous vehicles, communicate on the oceans? Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT What lies beneath: the ship that could revolutionise seaweed cultivation Researchers and industry in Norway are designing the world’s largest seaweed cultivation vessel to meet growing demand for the multi-functional algae. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT ITS Congress 2017: dialogue is key for smart cities and ports The relationship between ports and their host cities is changing. As people want healthier, cleaner cities, ports are faced with the challenge of reducing emissions and successfully integrating their operations into the transport network. During the … Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Could bio LNG become the new fuel for shipping? The Port of Rotterdam and the National LNG Platform are embarking on a joint study to develop liquefied natural gas from renewable resources, such as manure and sewage sludge. Promising drastic CO2 emissions reductions, bio LNG could help the shippin… Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sea blindness: UK maritime in the public eye According to a poll by ComRes on behalf of the UK Chamber of Shipping, 84% of the UK public correctly identified shipping as the principal mode of transport for the country’s imports and exports. Does this show that ‘sea blindness’ is a myth? Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT Shipping losses: don’t forget the human story The headline tells a story of progress: shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade. But, in the midst of that success, complacency is the danger. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:28:00 GMT Spanish port reforms: trouble ahead? A controversial government plan to change the rules that govern Spanish ports has been approved by the country’s parliament. Is this the end of the road, or the beginning of yet more concern for Spain’s maritime sector? Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT Port of Gdansk: expanding for future growth The Polish Port of Gdansk recently laid out its largest development proposal in 40 years. Planning new infrastructure at its main terminals, the port aims to accommodate the growing trade volumes passing through the Baltic coast, which ranks among Eu… Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Future Cruise: A new digital magazine for the cruise industry Future Cruise is a free digital magazine available online and for iPads. In the first issue we take a look at the hottest cruise trends, new cruise liners, the next level in personalising the onboard experience, how operators are improving their envi… Wed, 07 Jun 2017 15:17:00 GMT Helping seafarers battle the mental scars of piracy The maritime sector has been rocked in recent months by a spike in piracy. But, while the hijackings and counter-piracy methods are well documented, less is written about the mental health effects on those who suffer piracy first-hand. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT