The concept of wind-powered ship propulsion has come a long way in recent years, with a host of newly developed technologies now starting to get commercial recognition. We speak to the International Windship Association and technology developers to find out more about the latest progress in bringing wind propulsion systems to the market, and how the shipping industry is responding.
We also investigate why Australia’s efforts to deregulate coastal shipping have caused an outcry across the industry, and speak to Médecins sans Frontières about its first ever rescue mission at sea in the Mediterranean. Plus, we find out why South Korea’s traditionally strong shipbuilding sector is experiencing a decline, take a look at the UK Government’s new strategy for supporting the growth of the country’s maritime sector, and explore the ‘transformative’ technologies highlighted by the Global Maritime Technology Trends 2030 report.
In this issue
Building a Bright Future The UK Government has published the findings of its Maritime Growth Study. Gary Peters explores what action needs to be taken to support the growth of the country’s maritime sector. Read the article.
Australia’s Great Reform New legislation aiming to deregulate Australia’s coastal shipping in a bid to cut costs for businesses has been met with stark opposition. Eva Grey investigates the controversial reform. Read the article.
Médecins sans Frontières at Sea In the wake of the refugee crisis and subsequent loss of life in the Mediterranean, Médecins sans Frontières has embarked on its first ever rescue mission at sea. Eva Grey finds out more. Read the article.
South Korea’s Struggling Shipbuilders Amid some of the worst quarterly results ever seen in shipbuilding, South Korea’s usually strong industry is experiencing a decline. Eva Grey asks how this trend can be reversed. Read the article.
Sailing in 2030 The Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 report shines a light on technologies that could transform ship design, naval power and the use of ocean space by 2030. Gary Peters takes a closer look. Read the article.
An Old Concept with a Modern Edge In the context of shipping efficiency, wind propulsion is an increasingly strong contender leaving its mark on the global marketplace. Eva Grey takes a look at the latest technological breakthroughs. Read the article.
Next issue preview
Shoreside power is being touted as a promising solution to curbing emissions from large ships- so much so that the EU has recommended all ports adopt the technology by 2025. We investigate how feasible this implementation timeline is and what challenges need to be overcome.
We also take a look at the construction of the UK’s Polar Explorer, a new state-of-the-art £200m polar research ship designed to keep the country at forefront of climate and ocean research, and speak to GE Marine about its SeaStream Insight, a platform which combines remote monitoring, asset support and predictive analysis to help vessel owners operate safer and more efficiently.
Plus, we find out how cruise operators are working to make sure the culinary experience onboard their ships matches the overall package, and we take a look at initiatives underway in the UK to attract and train the next generation of seafarers.
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