Saturday, February 24, 2018

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...

NOx Emissions, A Bio Hazard to the Shipping Industry

Nitrogen Dioxide (N02), upon inhalation reaches the lungs and converts into nitrous and nitric acid, which are highly irritating and cause damage to lungs....

Oil Prices and the Tanker Business

A drop in oil prices has a direct effect on the maritime industry, especially the tanker shipping segment. It immediately results in an increase...

Zoroaster – The Tanker Shipping Story

Fluctuations in crude oil prices have a direct impact on the economy and so, it is not wrong to say that fuel is what...

Container Shipping, Pivotal to Goods Movement, Still Battling Woes

Container shipping is different from conventional shipping because it uses 'containers' of various standard sizes - 20 foot, 40 foot, 45 foot, 48 foot,...

‘Sailing the Inside Passage of Alaska’ by Brent Woods

I had the cool experience of starting off in the Pribiloff Islands, at St. Paul Island, Alaska, a remote set of islands deep into...

Rough Seas: An Established Threat to Maritime Trade

The most often quoted reason for a mishap in the shipping industry is 'human error', followed closely by rough seas or bad weather. However,...

Technology to Combat Piracy

Piracy is a constant threat for those who make their living on the ocean. Historically, the response has always been the same: guys with...

Flags of Convenience – Advantages, Disadvantages & Impact on Seafarers

Business is-a-booming for the global shipping industry. Accounting for a majority of world trade, the players in the field are driven, competent and will...

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...