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The growing threat that lurks below the waterline

A recent study published by I-Tech AB proved that barnacle fouling is a big headache for the global fleet, even before the Covid-19 forced...

Decarbonisation, Covid and fuel prices, a lurid mix

Fuel prices appeared set to rise, then the Covid-19 outbreak hit the global economy. What will the virus mean for the future of container...

Digital identity critical in the containerised world

The standardisation of the physical shipping container brought positive value by reducing the costs for transporting goods, end-to-end. The digital era parallel is the...

Covid-19 must not set back our industry’s safety momentum

Martin Crawford-Brunt, CEO, RightShip, a leading maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, assesses the potential effects of the pandemic on the safe working...

Taking the personal view for crew working on container shipping

Philip Eastell – Founder of Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers – describes the personal side of container operations at a time when crew, affected by...

Levels of piracy are a function of poverty multiplied by the will to subdue it

Munro Anderson, is a partner at the security consultancy Dryad Global, which is involved in the monitoring and advising of shipping lines and local...

Zero carbon vessels require investment collaboration

More than ever, decarbonisation of shipping will require a substantial collaborative effort across maritime and energy stakeholders and beyond, says Katharine Palmer, Global Sustainability...

Part II: Standardisation – key to enabling benefits of collaboration

With the ramp-up of new and emerging technologies, standards and horizontal collaboration between competitors are now more necessary than ever. A standard is an...

Part I: Industry needs standardisation and collaboration for economies of scale

In serving the multitude of clients bringing goods from their point of origin to their point of destination, the supply chain industry may be...

Opinion: Old feeders key to the new normal

As an industry, the maritime sector, has become used to the litany of data revealing the extent of the damage the Coronavirus is wreaking...
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Taking the personal view for crew working on container shipping

Philip Eastell – Founder of Container Shipping Supporting Seafarers – describes the personal side of container operations at a time when crew, affected by...

Updated: Maersk continues to cancel sailings across the globe

Due to market demand reductions globally caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Maersk is continuing to moderate its schedule. The Danish liner company line will,...

High speed and compromised manoeuvring caused Milano Bridge accident

The container ship Milano Bridge had failed to slow down as it attempted to berth in Busan New Port on 6 April 2020, causing...

MSC container vessel loses more than 20 boxes in Algoa Bay

MSC has confirmed the loss of more than 20 containers overboard from its 9,400TEU container vessel MSC Palak near the port of Nqgura (Coega)...

MSC Zoe report says vessel hit the bottom in storm

A 19,200TEU ship which lost 342 containers in a North Sea storm hit the seabed as the vessel was tossed up and down in...