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  • Lost at Sea

    Demand for skills in shipping may still be unquantifiable, but as Penny Jones found out at the Ship Safety Conference by Arena International, this does not mean it doesn’t exist.

  • No Free Ride: From Barnacles to Biofilms

    From keeping barnacles at bay to improving efficiency at sea, marine coatings are brining about benefits the industry could only dream of years ago, write Dr Gareth Evans.

  • APM – Weathering the Storm

    FDE Magazine’s Steve Coomber and APM Terminals CFO Christian Moller Laursen assess the impact of globalisation and the challenges it presents to human resources and finance.

  • Heavy Lift Sector Raises Hopes

    The shipping industry has seen a host of heavy lift cranes and vessels launched in recent months. Dr Gareth Evans reports on the latest innovations.

  • Tankers and the MARPOL Storm

    A myopic view of the demand-supply scenario in the tanker industry is resulting in a number of new builds. Analyst firm GlobalData looks at how this could lead the industry...

  • Is Shipping Stalling on Climate Change?

    Shipping was left out of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 despite being one of the world’s largest carbon emitters. As climate change leaders prepare to meet in Copenhagen this December,...

  • Riding Out The Recession

    The worst might still be to come for the shipping industry, as even the most recession-proof sub-sectors complain of damage from the recent financial crisis. Dr Gareth Evans finds out...

  • Operation Atalanta: A New Age of Protection

    Merchant shipping has been notoriously vulnerable to pirate attacks throughout history but the arrival of Operation Atalanta has signalled a new age of protection and defence for vessels on some...

  • Containing Crew Stress

    Life aboard a sparsely crewed vessel can be isolating and lonely, but as the global downturn eases the need for ships to retain their crew will once again become a...


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