Tuesday, June 19, 2018

India’s Sethusamudram Project: Not an Alternative for Convenient Shipping down South

Ships originating from the west of India and destined for Chennai, Ennore, Vishakapatnam, Paradeep, Haldia and Kolkata have to travel around the Sri Lankan...

Combating Piracy: Joint Naval Forces Prove their Mettle

Over 20,000 merchant ships, including ten percent of global oil trade, transit the Gulf of Aden annually. Most of the major maritime nations rely...

Collaborations in the Container Shipping Industry, Impact on Global Market

Container shipping brings significant value to the world, yet delivers little to its investors. It has driven the global economy for the past 25...

US-China Trade War: Ramifications for Maritime Industry

The shipping industry has a lot to lose in an ongoing trade stand-off between the United States and China. In just over a month,...

Technology Set to Re-shape and Lift Shipping Industry

Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking...

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...

“Keep Emissions at Bay”: Bonn Climate Change Conference

As the second week of talks at the Bonn Climate Change Conference gets underway, some 200 country delegates remain far from agreeing on a...

History and Types of RORO Ships

The modern roll-on/roll-off ship can trace its origins back more than one hundred years to the early days of the steam train. Ships were...

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...

Embracing Cloud Technologies in the Maritime Sector

Technology is the driving force across many industries today and the maritime industry is beginning to embrace the many advantages the utilisation of technology...