Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Busiest Ports in the World and How they Handle Operations – Part I...

2017 was generally considered to be a good year for global shipping, thus, naturally, ports were busy. Many ports have achieved record volumes and...

Wearable Technology – The Maritime Industry Benefits

Wearable technology has taken the world by storm for various reasons. Some see it as a health monitor and others, as a fashion statement....

Seafarers Second-Most at-Risk Profession for Suicide – WHO

October 10 was celebrated as 'World Mental Health Day' but the news for the maritime industry was far from healthy. According to a study...

Pollution Affecting Flora and Fauna Surrounding Major Ports

During cargo handling operations in ports and harbours, discharges and emissions have become commonplace. Handling of dry bulk cargo including grain, coal, iron ore...

Dangers Associated with Transporting Chemicals on Ships

Ships often carry dangerous chemicals on board that can cause harm and injury if not treated with the utmost care. The crew on board...

‘Shipbreaking’ – The Most Hazardous Occupation

Shipbreaking is amongst one of the most dangerous of occupations, with unacceptably high levels of fatalities, injuries and work-related diseases. Shipbreaking is a difficult process...

Robots in the Maritime Industry – Cost Effective, Safe, Environment Friendly – Part 1

The shipping industry is gradually embracing technological advancements in all spheres. Whether it is employing blockchain or testing autonomous ships, the maritime industry is...

Maritime Trade in Nigeria – Opportunities & Challenges

Globally, the efficiency of ports operation of a country is its major driver of trade and economic activities. In Nigeria, revenues from ports are...

Renewable Energy Sources – Key to Green Shipping and Fuel-Saving

We live in an era where global forums are raising serious concerns about environmental pollution due to the increased use of fossil fuels. While...

Aluminium: The Metal for the Future of Shipbuilding

The latest trends in shipbuilding have become similar to those in the automobile industry in recent years and the growing demand for automobiles, heavy...