Life at sea: the longest cruise journeys in the world
With the popularity of cruises growing, some companies are offering increasingly longer journeys to capitalise on this heightened interest. What are the longest cruises available on the market right now?
Rothera: giving berth to a revolution in polar shipping
Rothera Research Station, the UK’s Antarctic research hub, is building a new wharf to accommodate the RRS Sir David Attenborough. What are the challenges of this continent-spanning logistical effort, and how will the new wharf enhance the Antarctic station?
Independence gets the Royal Amplified treatment
The latest $100m make-over of Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas is a thing to behold. The revamped ship aims to cate to a new, younger generation of cruise enthusiasts.
Shipbreaking Platform: fighting to stop boats being broken up on beaches
Shipbreaking is still a major problem, both due to unsafe working conditions and damage caused to coastal ecosystems in countries such as Bangladesh. In this Q+A, NGO Shipbreaking Platform speaks about the impact of shipbreaking, the progress that has been made to change the landscape of this activity in recent years, and the steps it is taking in the future.
How should ports prepare for autonomous shipping?
The British Ports Association recently published a report in which it encouraged UK ports to consider the implications of autonomous ships on their operations. What challenges will ports face in preparing for autonomous ships in the future and what benefits they stand to gain from their adoption?