New Features information at Ship Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Ship Technology Cruise hits an historic milestone as Iran’s shipping sector approaches full steam In mid-April, a cruise ship finished its first commercial Iranian voyage, in the process making a little bit of history. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT Waking up to the benefits of eco-friendly cruise trips Environmentally conscious tourism is on the rise, with more people concerned about the footprint they might leave behind at their chosen holiday destination. While cruise ships continue to be big polluters, some operators are waking up to the economi… Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Asleep at the helm: the dangerous impacts of seafarer fatigue At the beginning of this year, maritime trade association InterManager released the initial findings of Project MARTHA, the most comprehensive study on seafarer fatigue so far. What did the industry learn about the difficulties seafarers face at sea,… Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Toxic boxes: a spotlight on dangerous gases in shipping containers The air quality inside shipping containers varies depending on the cargo inside and a whole range of other factors, including temperature and length of voyage. People are being exposed to potentially harmful levels of hazardous gases and chemicals, b… Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT Hydrogen-powered vessel sets sail as bastion of green energy The hydrogen powered Energy Observer is preparing to start its six-year odyssey, in a mission to prove the validity of self-sufficient zero-emission technologies by becoming the first such vessel to sail around the world. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:21:00 GMT March's top stories: Development of ship intelligent awareness system, JSW Group plans $1.07bn investment Rolls-Royce entered a deal with Swedish ferry company Stena Line to jointly develop a ship intelligent awareness system, JSW Group is planning to make an investment of an additional Rs70bn ($1.07bn) to develop its ports. wraps up … Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Could NAFTA negotiations impact Mexico’s $5bn port expansion programme? Mexico is investing $5bn in its port infrastructure, despite President Trump’s threat to withdraw the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Julian Turner asks Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa of the Mexican Ports and Merchant Marine agency if the … Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 41 In this issue: Forecasts for the year ahead in the shipping industry, personalising the cruise experience with wearable technology, the challenge in selecting a ballast water treatment system, Mexico’s port expansion plans, and more. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:34:00 GMT Is piracy really on the way out? An attack by Somali pirates on a tanker vessel travelling to Mogadishu from Djibouti has rocked the maritime industry. Does it show that the piracy threat, worldwide, is as real as ever? Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT Hybrid vessels: here to stay, or fleeting trend? In January, Color Line and Ulstein agreed a letter of intent to build what they claim will be the world’s largest hybrid vessel to date. Contracts have now been signed, setting in motion a plan to unveil the vessel by 2019. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT Celebrating the cultural dynamics of port cities For almost a decade, the European Sea Ports Organisation has been celebrating the unique relationship between ports and the wider community. Rather than allowing them to develop as insular economies, the ESPO Award encourages stronger social, cultura… Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:55:00 GMT Shipping emissions: EU vs IMO? In February, the European Parliament voted to include CO2 from shipping in its Emission Trading Scheme, a controversial move which many accused of undermining the efforts of the International Maritime Organization. What implications does the decision… Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Artists at sea: a backstage glimpse into international shipping Seven artists spent weeks at sea as part of Container Artist Residency 01, a unique artist-in-residence program that takes place on board commercial cargo ships. Their works of art, from photographs to journal entries and watercolour paintings, captu… Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT February's top stories: APM Terminals cargo facility, Rolls-Royce to launch autonomous ship APM Terminals completed the first phase of its new cargo-handling facility in Mexico, and opened the site for business. Rolls-Royce is planning to unveil its first fleet of crewless ships by 2020, with the aim of reducing sea transport expenses by ar… Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Safe PASSAGE: can sensor technology open the Northwest Passage to shipping? A German-Canadian research project, PASSAGES, aims to make the Northwest Passage as navigable as possible for global shipping. Julian Turner talks to Dr Wolfgang Koch of the Fraunhofer Institute about radar and automatic identification technologies, … Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT UK maritime wages: exploitative or reasonable? Calls are growing for the UK maritime industry to draw up a legislative timetable for ending pay discrimination. But just how bad is the problem? Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 40 In this issue: Jamaica’s ambitions to become a top cruise destination, using hydrogen to power ships, LNG’s current state of affairs, Liverpool’s new container terminal, the impact of increased shipping in Arctic waters, cleaning up wrecks, and more. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:39:00 GMT 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