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All articles by Patrick Kingsland

  1. The bizarre world of art auctions at sea

    From onboard water parks, to rock climbing and bungee trampolines, today’s cruise ships offer no shortage of thrills and spills…
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    21 May
  2. Cleaning up ports: from Oslo to California

    Its head and flipper can be seen trapped in a tatty blue plastic bag, its skin lacerated, discoloured and bloody….
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    12 Mar
  3. Why are liquefied cargoes a persistent danger to ships?

    At roughly 7am on 2 January 2015, the Bulk Jupiter – a supramax bulk carrier built in 2006 – foundered…
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    2 Jan
  4. Where would a no-deal Brexit leave UK seafarers?

    It is the nightmare scenario that is becoming all the more plausible: with just months to go before the United…
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    17 Dec
  5. On-board with theDOCK innovation hub

    Despite coming into existence just 80 years ago, Israel is today widely known as one of the world’s “start-up nations”….
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    15 Nov
  6. Backing biofuels: will the shipping industry ever get on board?

    In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced the world’s first full agreement on tackling climate change in the…
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    1 Oct
  7. Mediterranean migrants and Italy: bad news for shippers too?

    On 10 June, the MV Aquarius approached the shores of Italy packed with more than 600 migrants and refugees on…
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    2 Sep
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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