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All articles by Joe Baker

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Could ballast-free shipping be the best route to IMO compliance?

    Since steel-hulled vessels were first introduced, ballast water has been vital for improving their stability, propulsion, manoeuvrability, and reducing stress…
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    7 Aug
  7. Will a new blockchain platform change container shipping forever?

    The container shipping industry accounts for roughly 60% of the world’s seaborne trade, and transports more than $4tn worth of…
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    19 Jul
  8. Suffering at sea: the debate over the livestock export industry

    On 1 August 2017, the Awassi Express departed Fremantle, Australia, on a journey to ferry more than 60,000 sheep to…
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    9 Jul
  9. Smart ports: increasing efficiency and cutting costs

    Today’s ports are complex networks spanning a wide number of stakeholders, from port operators and authorities, to hauliers and shipping…
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    19 Jun
  10. Reducing carbon emissions: is the shipping sector prepared?

    Ever since countries first pledged to take charge of their carbon footprints as part of 1997’s Kyoto Protocol, the shipping…
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    18 Jun

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