New Features information at Ship Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Ship Technology 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 How do you regulate the use of USVs in shipping? How do you regulate the use of unmanned vessels – and for the purposes of this article – unmanned surface vehicles, in particular? This question is becoming more and more pertinent, as technology begins to embed itself in the maritime industry. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:00:00 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 Recycled plastic, a bold new source of eco-friendly shipping fuel? A new research project in the UK is testing whether residual waste plastic could be turned into an alternative fuel to power ship engines. If successful, the new fuel could prove a cleaner and cheaper substitute for heavy fuel oil, a highly toxic sub… Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Seafarer abandonment: the shipping industry’s darkest side The issue of seafarer abandonment affects only a small part of the industry; but, without money or a way of getting home, the abandoned crew suffer inhumane conditions and devastating financial consequences. To provide some hope, a support network of… Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Transporting livestock by sea: contentious, but necessary? The export of livestock, such as sheep, cattle and goats, by sea is always guaranteed to start a debate. But, how is it done? And, more importantly, how can both animal welfare and shipping livelihoods be protected? Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT How did the Port of Portland lose its entire container business? At the end of May, the last container ship scheduled to call at the Port of Portland left the facility, leaving behind no container operations at the port. The port’s two major container shipping partners pulled out of the port last year, taking almo… Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Nigeria ramps up port anti-corruption Nigeria has launched a port service support portal and an information platform to tackle widespread corruption and inefficiencies at its major ports. The country has been struggling with a poor corruption record for years and it is hoped the new move… Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT August’s top stories: Lerwick Port Authority monitoring, KKR Credit’s $1.5bn loan Lerwick Port Authority introduces new vessel monitoring system and KKR Credit to purchase $1.5bn shipping loan from NORD/LB. wraps up the key headlines from August 2016. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Seafarers’ imprisonment highlights patchy international regulation A crew of 35 seafarers, including six British ex-soldiers, has been detained in India since October 2013 on the charge of carrying illegal weapons into Indian waters. Their case highlights shortcomings in maritime piracy and security legislation and … Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:36:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 34 In this issue: Port security in an age of uncertainty, how ports are preparing for the arrival of megaships, why Portland Port lost its entire container business, the world’s most advanced icebreaker, career avenues for seafarers leaving the sea, and… Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:47:00 GMT The new LNG coalition: making the case for the fuel of the future Some of the biggest names in the maritime industry have joined forces under the SEA/LNG banner to make the case for the widespread use of liquefied natural gas. Can these marine heavyweights use their collective power to make LNG the new fuel of choi… Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMT Polaris LNG icebreaker: breaking new ground The Polaris icebreaker is being marketed as the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker ever built. What makes it so special? Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT In pictures: “Crown of Miami” cruise terminal US-based cruise line Royal Caribbean and Miami-Dade County approved the construction of a new terminal at PortMiami, Florida. The new building will serve as the homeport to Royal Caribbean International ships and is expected to fulfil the state’s amb… Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:25:00 GMT Mega container ships and how they are changing ports This is the era of mega ships. Big, hulking models of engineering ingenuity, carrying more cargo than ever before. The question arises, then, how is this affecting ports? Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT July’s top stories: UK test new ship engine fuel, Brexit and container shipping UK tests new ship engine fuel derived from recycled plastic, Brexit vote feared to affect container market, and APICORP and Bahri to acquire 15 VLCCs for $1.5bn. wraps up the key headlines from July 2016. Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT