Dispatches

If truth is the first casualty of war, the second is probably underwater communication cables which the history of the last century informs us are severed simultaneously with the opening…
Container fires can be extremely serious generating superhot temperatures, spreading rapidly through other boxes, endangering the lives of the crew and the ship as whole.
UK Shipping Minister John Hayes vowed to be a ‘resolute, committed and determined champion’ of the UK ports sector when he spoke at the UK Major Ports Group annual reception…
Automation, optimisation and digitisation are going to be the new buzz words in the port sector, Kalmar Asia Pacific senior vice-president Peter McLean told Seatrade Maritime News.
Avocados have been making the headlines recently. Is ‘avocado hand’ the most middle-class injury ever? Should avocados carry a warning label for people who can’t be trusted with a knife?…
The hype around autonomous shipping fails to take into account the value the human being can bring onboard a ship and the real cost of replacing seafarers, argues Anglo-Eastern ceo…
Autonomous shipping has been much in the news these past two weeks after a flurry of separate developments in Denmark and the UK. 
Norwegian ballast water treatment manufacturer Optimarin has demonstrated confidence in its system technology, based on filtration and UV treatment, by offering customers a five-year guarantee covering parts and servicing all…
The integral role of insurance, at a time that regulations and business practices cannot keep up with the rapid pace of technological change was in the spotlight at the Annual…
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has confirmed Greek shipowners remain the dominant force in the global industry, topping operators overall based on fleet capacity, while heading…
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