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All articles by Patrick Kingsland

  1. Ready for the spotlight: emerging ports in Africa

    Maritime shipping is the lifeblood of Africa, with over 90% of the continent’s imports and exports transported by sea. In…
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    2 Jul
  2. 200 years of the Sailors’ Society

    The Sailors’ Society recently celebrated 200 years of service to seafarers, having been founded in 1818 to help destitute sailors…
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    25 Jun
  3. Building up Nigeria’s shipping sector

    Since the crash in oil prices in 2014, the Nigerian Government has been pushing to diversify its economy. The prolonged…
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    16 May
  4. Shore leave: will a new standard protect seafarer rights?

    The ship pulls up at port after weeks at sea, its tired staff eager to escape the monotony of life…
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    23 Apr
  5. Is it time to talk about regulating autonomous ships?

    The concept of automated vessels is nothing new. For the past four decades, Erik Tvedt, naval architect at the Danish Maritime…
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    5 Mar
  6. Papua’s ports: will international condemnation mark a turning point?

    It’s one of the fastest growing terminal operators in the world, with 29 container terminals in dozens of different countries….
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    21 Feb
  7. Rolls-Royce teams up with Google on AI-driven ship awareness

    It is an idea as disruptive as the smartphone, according to Rolls-Royce’s marine team. “Autonomous shipping,” the company said in…
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    22 Jan
  8. Panama: the environmental legacy of the world’s key canal

    Some call it the “big ditch”, others one of mankind’s “greatest ever feats of engineering”. Either way, when it opened on…
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    10 Jan
  9. Slowing down navigation to protect marine life

    With 27 major marine cargo terminals and three Class I railroads, the Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest and busiest container port. The…
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    24 Sep

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