Dispatches

Kongsberg, the Norwegian company leading the world in autonomous shipping, has sought to allay fears that technological advancements will lead to widespread job losses in the industry.
In early September, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), released a report, which had been written in response to a request from legislator, to review efforts underway on modernising the…
There are any number of technologies that claim to provide substantial fuel savings for ships, but how well verified or real these are is often harder to quantify. Silverstream Technologies…
The new school year in Greece  on17 September welcomed the first private professional lyceum, for teenagers aged from 14 to 17 years old, on Chios island with the specific aim…
The global sulphur cap is starting to look like an opportunity for the shipping market to finally push through some reasonable freight rate increases, judging from the undercurrents at the…
What contribution does morale make to the prosperity of any ship, company or institution? It is not something that is recognised by the modern accountancy trained managers who count the…
Who knew it? Ports are a vital part of the UK economy, Liam Fox told a gathering of some 200 people at a reception in the House of Lords last…
Today sees the end of the first ‘Maritime UK Week’, a new initiative held in the same mid-September slot occupied by the biennial London International Shipping Week (LISW) in alternate…
The need for speed and efficient handling is critical in the reefer trade and digitisation is set to play an increasingly important role.
Only 2% of the UK’s current maritime workforce are women. It’s a situation, said Associated British Ports’ new chief executive, Henrik Pedersen, that simply must change.
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