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LNG is one of the key alternative fuels whose market size is rising rapidly across the globe. The Middle East has been relatively slow to adapt to this trend, despite being a powerhouse of oil and gas reserves, but now it is seeking to catch up. In this issue, we look at the development of bunkering infrastructure in the region.

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Elsewhere with sanctions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine hitting traditional trade routes, the big players are now looking for alternative links. We profile how some of the key ports in the Caspian Sea are surviving – and thriving.

Further north, The US, Russia, and China have all shown interest in developing the Arctic region. We find out how Russia’s multifunctional nuclear vessel would expand shipping routes to Europe and Asia.

In our cover story, we look at the rapid evolution of autonomous shipping technology, asking if autonomous surface ships will ever become mainstream.

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In this issue of Ship Technology Global

MASS: navigating the autonomous waters

Autonomous shipping technology is evolving at a rapid rate. Keri Allan asks: will maritime autonomous surface ships ever become mainstream?

The race to ship in the Caspian Sea

Victor Kotsev highlights five Caspian Sea ports that are flourishing in the wake of the Russian sanctions.

The nuclear icebreakers enabling drilling in Russia’s Arctic

The US, Russia, and China want to develop the Arctic. Smruthi Nadig explores how Russia’s multifunctional nuclear vessel would expand shipping routes to Europe and Asia.

“Technologically dense”: on board the RRS Sir David Attenborough

Noah Bovenizer takes a close look at the tech behind the RRS Sir David Attenborough research vessel during an exclusive voyage.

The state of play for LNG bunkering infrastructure in the Middle East

The Middle East has been relatively slow to adapt to the growing LNG sector, despite being a powerhouse of oil and gas reserves. Victor Kotsev explores how the region is now seeking to catch up.

The secret to the rapid electrification of ferries

Norway’s vast natural resources and unique policy environment create the ideal breeding ground for electric ferriesPolly Bindman asks: what can other countries learn?

Wave of change: MSC Euribia signals a new era of sustainable ships

The MSC Euribia is the second LNG-powered ship in the MSC fleet, following the MSC World EuropaFrances Marcellin profiles the new vessel.

Archipelago Yachts on market-first methanol leisure boat

Dr Stephen Weatherley, managing director of Archipelago Expedition Yachts spoke with Jasleen Mann about the first ever methanol-fuelled, zero-carbon leisure vessel.

How AI is charting a new course for maritime safety

Benjamin Neal, head of HSSEQ at P&O Maritime Logistics, explains the potential of a smart AI assistant for maritime health and safety.

Next issue preview

We’ve got less than three decades to reach net zero – is this truly doable, and if so, how? Next issue, we ask: what does the adoption of the 2023 IMO Greenhouse Gas Strategy mean for the marine industry?

Low carbon fuels, in particular hydrogen, methanol and ammonia, will surely play a role in the shift to net zero, but there will be challenges in building the necessary infrastructure to make these viable. Which fuel type will come out top, or will the future be multi-fuel?

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