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All articles by Ross Davies

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Port in a storm: how are maritime hubs preparing for climate change?

    When the Roberts Bank Superport was first opened on the Strait of Georgia in Delta, British Columbia, back in 1970,…
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    23 Jul
  6. What would a US-China trade war mean for the shipping industry?

    Trade wars are both “good” and “easy to win”, said US President Donald Trump, shortly after announcing a new 25%…
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    29 May
  7. Overboard: balancing supply and demand in global maritime trade

    Let’s start with the good news. In its latest review on the maritime transport sector, the United Nations Conference on…
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    19 Feb
  8. Old attitudes, new systems: why shipowners are struggling to adapt to the BWMC

    Like Rome, the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) wasn’t built in a day. When the measure finally came into force…
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    13 Feb
  9. Vasco de Gama: an analysis of a grounding

    It happened in the early hours of the morning on 22 August 2016. With a moderate south-westerly breeze and a…
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    24 Jan
  10. From Robert the Bruce to renewables: the changing face of the Port of Montrose

    Legend has it that Montrose was the very port from which the Scottish knight Lord James Douglas departed in the…
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    19 Dec

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