Marine biodiversity is extremely important in sustaining our ocean ecosystems. However, the spread of aquatic organisms to regions where they are not native puts the delicate ecological balance in danger. Ballast water is one of the major causes behind the dispersal of invasive alien species.
The IMO is spearheading environmental efforts in the maritime industry. Among these, two prominent examples are the 2020 sulfur cap and ambitious targets for the reduction of greenhouse gases. What can the industry do to keep up with environmental targets for 2020 and beyond?
Digitalization of industries has been a concern for the maritime industry for some time now. A traditionally analogue sector, it has been relatively conservative towards adopting the technologies that are revolutionizing other markets. Yet it seems the tides are turning as a huge number of exciting technologies are increasing in prevalence.
Through scientific exploration and testing, research vessels play a valuable role in determining the state of the oceans. The world’s largest research vessel is in development and will enter service in 2020. Discover how retractable fin stabilizers will keep this new ship steady at zero speed and whilst underway.
In an interconnected world, information is only ever a click away. Yet somehow, we enter a period of ambiguity. Some sociopolitical and geopolitical issues affect the shipping industry in ways that go undocumented in world media. We attempt to restore clarity over three political issues that are impacting our industry.