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 to American investors and what kind of shape could this partnership take? Patrick Kingsland spoke to Hemal Shah, manager, transport logistics & real estate at the U.S.-India Business Council to find out more.
Anaklia: Georgian port hopes to connect Europe and China
A new deep sea port in the Georgian town of Anaklia hopes to offer a crucial link in the maritime corridor planned between China and Europe. With construction about to begin, Philip Kleinfeld finds out the scale of the port and what it could mean in an area of huge geographical and geopolitical importance.
Stowaways: the hidden problem at sea
A rise in stowaway incidents at South African ports over the past two months proves that despite international efforts, the issue is as prominent as ever. But how do trespassers make it aboard a ship, what can be done to prevent them and who bears the cost and responsibility once the trespasser is found?
Hacking the seas: new blood, new ideas
Hackathons have become increasingly popular across a range of industries, and now the maritime domain is no exception. But, is this really the way in which innovation thrives?
2016: The year's biggest Ship Technology stories
Sanctions lifted on Iran, Scorpio to sell five MR product tankers to Bahri, and Philippines take control of North Korean freight ship. Ship-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from 2016.