CARBON EMISSIONS AND RAFT-BASED SHIP DESIGNS

While many countries presently seek to reduce carbon emissions from the maritime sector, that sectors has been steadily reducing carbon emissions per ton-mile for more than a century. Efforts at further reducing such emission would require ongoing research into articulated and coupled vessel configurations to improve the sailing capability of …

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EDUCATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM RELEASED

The U.K.-based charity Human Rights at Sea has released the first film in a new educational series titled: An Introduction to Human Rights. The charity aims to highlight the explicit need to openly and transparently discuss the full range of human rights issues applicable in the maritime environment. Developed through partnerships …

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CYBER HACKERS – WHAT SHIPPING MUST LEARN FROM MAERSK CYBERATTACK

Maersk reefer containers outfitted with “smart” technology. The shipping industry must learn from last week’s cyber attack on Maersk, say analysts, and the line’s chief commercial officer, Vincent Clerc, said the line would “have to ask ourselves some tough questions”. Speaking to CNN, Mr Clerc said the company had focused on trying to restore normal operations, …

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