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 43 In this issue: Designing an America’s Cup class catamaran, Norway’s plans to construct a ship tunnel, how companies can better tackle illegal contraband, Virginia’s stake on the US East Coast, robotic welding in shipbuilding, and more. Wed, 24 May 2017 11:27:00 GMT Ocean Cay: the world's biggest private cruise resort emerges MSC Cruises has broken ground on what will be the biggest cruise line private island in the Caribbean. Being built on a former sand-mining facility, which was originally planned for development into an LNG import terminal, the 95-acre man-made island… Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Can the Port of Virginia become the US East Coast’s premier cargo hub? The Port of Virginia has started a three-year, $320m expansion effort at the Virginia International Gateway. The project is one of two that, when complete, will boost annual container capacity by 40% by 2020. Ross Davies examines the plan, and asks h… Wed, 17 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT The Ocean Medallion: a cruising first In November, the Ocean Medallion will make its debut on the Regal Princess. This wearable device from Carnival is trying to define the future of personalised cruising. Mon, 15 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT A new global network for efficiency in shipping Developing countries are increasingly seen as key players in the fight against climate change. In this vein, a new project aims to harness the local expertise of maritime research institutions from places like Panama and Kenya to reduce greenhouse ga… Mon, 08 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Designing a boat for the America’s Cup Siemens teamed up with Land Rover BAR to design, evaluate and verify an America’s Cup Class catamaran and launch it within just 30 months. How did they do it? Mon, 08 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT April's top stories: Norway to build $315m ship tunnel, UK's NPL unveils traceable calibration service The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) plans to build the world's first ship tunnel with an investment of around NOK2.7bn ($315m), and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the UK introduced traceable calibration service to provide improved u… Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Shark fin contraband: are shipping companies living up to their pledges? A three-month investigation by Sea Shepherd recently revealed large quantities of shark fins being transported aboard shipping containers, despite international bans and corporate pledges to end the practice. The findings reveal shipping companies ca… Tue, 02 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT The Stad Ship Tunnel: a world first A new ship tunnel, described as the first of its kind and designed to bypass a highly dangerous area, has been included in Norway’s latest national transport plan. So, what is the Stad Ship Tunnel and is it feasible? Tue, 02 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT Ship Technology Global: Issue 42 In this issue: The changing nature of piracy, building the world’s largest hybrid vessel, the Port of Tilbury’s £1bn expansion plans, detecting toxic gas in shipping containers, cruise ship safety features, the problem of seafarer fatigue, and more. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:30:00 GMT 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