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All articles by Joe Baker

  1. Autonomous shipping: is the UK ‘ahead of the bow wave’?

    On Tuesday, industry body Maritime UK published the second version of its Code of Practice for maritime autonomous surface ships…
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    14 Nov
  2. Scourge of the seas: handling shipping waste

    Hovering just over 1,000 nautical miles off the coast of San Francisco, a vortex of marine debris, trash and plastic…
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    12 Nov
  3. The 80/20 rule: optimising voyages to improve vessel performance

    Just-in-time supply chains, rising fuel costs and environmental impacts have all increased pressure on shipping companies to optimise their shipping…
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    7 Nov
  4. Sounding: the evolution of hydrographic survey methods for ports

    At the world’s busiest ports and harbours, ensuring that maritime operations can continue safely is not just about the operations…
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    7 Nov
  5. A storm is brewing for India’s domestic shipping industry

    With a vast coastline spanning 7,500km and a strategic location nearby major shipping lanes, India has always been well-placed to…
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    8 Oct
  6. Dousing the flames: what should be done to prevent fires on container ships?

    In March, the Maersk Honam container vessel was sailing hundreds of miles south-east of Salalah, Oman, when it erupted into…
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    17 Sep
  7. Cruise lines ditching plastic: an environmental win for the sector?

    For years, plastic has steadily seeped into the world’s oceans, marring coastlines with floating refuse and creating a major hazard…
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    29 Aug
  8. Send in the drones: solving inspection and repair challenges at sea

    The use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is currently a hot topic for the maritime industry. As technology…
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    22 Aug
  9. Transparent transhipping: detecting illegal fishing with satellite data

    The most recent reports on illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) fishing highlight that one in five fish in global markets…
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    20 Aug
  10. Can a new EU project improve health on the high seas?

    The last few decades have seen an increased effort to improve health and safety for seafarers. The International Labour Organization’s…
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    14 Aug

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