Ballast must now be comprehensively planned and embraced
The IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) has reinforced regulations requiring all ships to install ballast water management systems (BWMS). Dr Stelios Kyriacou, general manager of BALPURE® BWMS at De Nora, considers what this means for the shipping industry.
Martek calls for ISPS review of security measures on drones
UK-based manufacturer and distributer of marine equipment Martek Marine has called for a review of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code amid concerns about the threats to security caused by drones.
Corvus to supply energy storage systems for all-electric Fjord1 ferries
Norwegian Electric System (NES) has selected high-power energy storage provider Corvus Energy to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two all-electric ferries built by Havyard and belonging to Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.
How are cruise operators preparing for the IMO sulphur cap?
As the IMO presses on with the implementation of its 2020 sulphur cap, cruise operators need to ensure their fleets are prepared to adequately cut harmful emissions, either by implementing greener fuels or exhaust gas cleaning systems on vessels. But what are the financial and operational challenges involved with de-toxifying cruise ships?
The 21st century Mayflower: preparing for an autonomous voyage
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship is currently under development and preparing for its maiden voyage in 2020, which will see the unmanned vessel navigate itself across the Atlantic before continuing on its globe-spanning journey. What are the components that will make this autonomous voyage possible, and what challenges remain?