Reliability
Staying stable

Making sure your stabilizers are kept in top condition ensures reliability and smooth sailing at sea. Operators are now recognizing the many advantages of a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to servicing stabilizers, and how relying on your OEM can be of great benefit.

Green Technology
Clean power: fuel cells

In preparation for the upcoming MARPOL regulations, the maritime industry is looking at cleaner methods of propulsion. LNG, methanol, renewable energies—many options for greener shipping are undergoing development in the industry. In this first post of a short series, we explore the outsider in the race: fuel cells.

Innovations
Shipping, connected

The Internet of Things (IoT) is making waves in a wide variety of areas, whether it’s manufacturing smart products, building connected cars, or even allowing us to remotely control appliances in our homes. As IoT technology makes its way into shipping, what impact could it have on established practices?

Engineering Practice
Keep it separated

MARPOL Annex I sets out various regulations to prevent oil pollution at sea. There are numerous technologies and methodologies shipowners can utilize to comply with these guidelines. This article explores a method that’s growing in popularity: integrated bilge water treatment systems.

Marine News
VGP update further delayed

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a further delay to the release of the updated Vessel General Permit (VGP 3.0). The regulation is now set to be issued for comment in March 2019.