All articles by Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella

Blast from the past: resurrecting sail freight shipping

The Schooner Apollonia is a community-focused carbon-neutral project to transport local goods along the Hudson River, to and from New York City, in a sailboat. The project is one of several start-ups looking to kickstart sail freight shipping, not as a historical re-enactment, but as a modern, sustainable and scalable transportation method. Heidi Vella finds out more from project co-founder, Jason Marlow.

Drones in the deep: new applications for maritime UAVs

In September 2017, an online portal called Drone Major Group (DMG) was launched to support and grow the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, and other autonomous vehicles. Focused on underwater, air, surface and space drones, the online marketplace demonstrates the growing capabilities of this burgeoning technology, especially in the maritime environment.

Eniram – cleantech innovator sets its sights on fuel saving technology

It’s been a good year for Eniram. The Helsinki-based provider of fuel-saving technology to the shipping industry was named in the prestigious 2014 Global Cleantech Top 100 and took top honours at last year’s Ship Efficiency Awards. Ross Davies looks found out more about their success.

The year in review: 2012’s top ship stories

With one sinking cruise ship and another adrift, a contract to build a replica of the Titanic and new measures to tackle worldwide piracy, 2012 was a busy year for the shipping industry. wraps up the key headlines from 2012.

The future bridge – turning visions into reality

What does the future of ship-bridge design look like? Ship designers and builders ULSTEIN, along with a group of innovative Norwegian designers, have drawn upon popular media such as concept cars, movies and games that form people’s sense of the future, to develop a truly futuristic concept which they hope could change ship bridge designs forever.