New Features information at Ship Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Ship Technology 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 The personal touch: Carnival embraces wearable tech Cruise line Carnival is launching a wearable gadget that will personalise the cruising experience for its passengers. The Ocean Medallion, which can be worn as a necklace, clip or keychain, will be introduced later this year on the MS Regal Princess. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:00:00 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 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 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 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