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All articles by Ross Davies

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Private cruise islands: drawing ethical lines in the sand?

    For most of us, talk of owning our own private island is the stuff of pipe dreams. For international cruise…
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    5 Sep
  10. The great clean-up act: are any fuels good enough for shipping?

    When the International Maritime Organization (IMO) formalised its first ever emissions target for the shipping industry in April, it should…
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    25 Jul
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