Friday, June 22, 2018

Traditions of Shipbuilding – Naming & Renaming

This week we have seen how ceremoniously the keel of the ship is laid and also, the traditions that are followed when a vessel...

Understanding the Elaborate ‘Crossing the Line Ceremony’

Naval tradition dictates that any ship crossing the equator must pay their respects to the Lord of the Seas, King Neptune, to gain his...

Exploring the Concept of a ‘Digital Twin’ in the Maritime Scenario

Bernard Marr, best-selling author & keynote speaker on business, technology and big data, said, "While the concept of a digital twin has been around since...

Exclusive: Lars Fischer, MD Softship, on the Industry’s Need for ‘Digital Integration’

Sea News received exclusive insights from Lars Fischer, Managing Director, Softship Data Processing Singapore Ltd. - the leading provider of software solutions to the...

The Ship that Sank in Eighteen Minutes – the RMS Lusitania

On May 7, 1915, a German U-boat sunk the British luxury liner, the RMS Lusitania. 1,198 people lost their lives, including 128 Americans. Its...

Alarms Used on Board Ships & the Purposes they Serve

While there are actions that crew follow for a man overboard emergency, there are three different turns that can be carried out in such...

Deep Learning Gaining Momentum in the Maritime Sector

Technology is now all-pervasive. It has crept in, if not dominated many aspects of our lives. The once traditional maritime sector is no stranger...

Understanding the Implications of the GDPR on the Maritime Industry

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is set to come into force in May 2018. It is a regulation by which the...

Mega Containerships to Pave the Future of Liner Shipping

International liner shipping is a sophisticated network of regularly scheduled services that transports goods from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world...

Cyber Security and the Indian Shipping Industry

The global shipping industry – much like air, road and rail transportation – is undergoing a technological revolution. From hull cleaning to collision avoidance...