• 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...

  • Capturing Pirates in Real Time

    A sharp increase in piracy has caused naval forces to find safer and more-efficient ways of inspecting suspect vessels. Alex Hawkes talks to Global Secure Systems managing director David Hobson...

  • Rotterdam Builds LNG Gateway

    With an easy entry route to and from the North Sea, Rotterdam was an obvious location for a super-sized LNG port and terminal. Natalie Coomber reports on how the Netherlands...