All articles by Patrick Atack

Patrick Atack is Editor on the Transport desk, looking after the Ship Technology, Airport Technology, and Railway Technology sites. He's covered education, business, and general news at various TV stations and online outlets. You can reach him at

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Cargo ship damaged by “mine” near the Danube, close to Ukrainian border 

The SEAMA was in Romanian waters when its crew issued a Mayday signal, just before 7am local time (4am UTC).

DP World opens “remote pinning station” in safety push

DP World said the new remote pinning station will be much safer for dockworkers compared to the traditional manual method.

Christos Stylianidis named Greek Shipping Minister

Styliandis’ predecessor resigned in the wake of the death of a ferry passenger which caused outrage in Greece.

Isles of Scilly Steamship Group announces French shipbuilder agreement 

The next step will be coordinated design work between the two companies, with the intention of signing contracts for the construction in October.

Maersk methanol ship arrives in Europe

Maersk’s order book for methanol and other ‘green’ fuel-powered ships stands at more than 100 after six more were ordered in June.

CIMC says business diversity lessens the pain of H1 drops 

The firm said its business remained fairly equally split between domestic and overseas, with 51.6% of operations within China’s borders.

Fleet tracking tools merged by acquiring owner

The merger creates what the corporations say is the world’s biggest terrestrial AIS network.

Maersk Supply Services announces restructuring plan and job losses

COO Mark Handin and Head of Integrated Solutions, Olivier Trouvé, will leave Maesk Supply Services by the end of September.

Europe-China digital supply chain tool to launch

The Europe-China tool will be open to general cargo, with frozen, fresh, and dangerous goods excluded. 

Havila Voyages completes coastal fleet: in pictures

Havila Pollux and her sister vessel Havila Polaris were built in Turkey before the voyage north to Bergen, where they were unveiled.