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All articles by Ross Davies

  1. A game of risk: the Indian Ocean’s most strategically important ports

    Accounting for around half of the world’s container traffic, a third of its cargo bulk and 80% of maritime oil…
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    5 Sep
  2. Timeline: a look back at the life of the QE2

    By the time the QE2 left the docks of Southampton in late 2008 – for what would be her final…
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    27 Aug
  3. Unravelling Quark Expeditions’ new sustainable strategy for the polar regions

    For centuries, the extreme conditions that made up the polar regions meant only the hardiest explorers and expeditioners ventured into…
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    13 Aug
  4. The world’s first rollercoaster at sea: Inside Carnival’s Mardi Gras

    When Ted Arison formed Carnival Cruise Lines in 1972, his first purchase was a converted transatlantic ocean liner, RMS of…
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    8 Aug
  5. Drone ships: Lloyd’s Register’s first autonomous navigation system

    In spite of the christening of its first unmanned surface vessel in Portland, Oregon in April 2016, the US Navy’s…
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    20 Jun
  6. Green light: Sweden commits to fossil-free shipping

    By the estimates of scientists on the UN’s climate panel, the world has until 2030 to retain global warming at…
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    11 Apr
  7. Mixed feelings dog Disney’s expansion in the Bahamas

    With its white sands, rolling hills and turquoise, crystal-clear waters, the island of Eleuthera is “one of the most breathtaking…
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    24 Jan
  8. Inside the Effective Crew Project

    If you were to take a poll of today’s shipping companies, it’s likely most would claim their crew represents their…
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    20 Dec
  9. Berth control: looking at the potential of auto-berthing technology

    In August this year came the announcement that a group of Japanese organisations had joined forces to come up with…
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    23 Oct
  10. Ship recycling: can Europe clean up its own mess?

    For decades, the European shipping industry has taken its decommissioned vessels to China to be recycled. But from 1 January…
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    4 Oct
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