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In Focus
LNG is not dead. long live LNG

The IMO’s recent report on the global warming implications of methane slip was damning and necessary; but it will not be enough to prevent the rise of LNG as ship fuel—and neither should it. Here’s why.

In Focus
17 goals for a brighter future

As part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations has defined 17 goals to improve life on earth and tackle climate change. The IMO works to support these Sustainable Development Goals in the maritime industry and to protect our oceans.

Green Technology
Sterntubes: Money down the drain?

The US VGP 2013 will not be the last legislation to punish vessels for leaving a trail of lubricant from leaky sterntube seals. So why are we still using them?

Innovations
Ship shape for the future?

Could the ship of the future weigh anchor sooner than expected? We examine how recent disruptions, as well as changing attitudes could incentivize manufacturers to develop new strategies to earn their market share. This article also reveals catalysts for change and details what we can expect to see in the coming years.

Engineering Practice
Tried, tested – and fine-tuned

With variable geometry and the ability to alter their profile after the fact, SKF Vibracon helps operators perform preventative maintenance quickly and cheaply, without replacing anything – even while still at sea

Marine News
What’s in a flag?

Nearly 40% of all ships are flagged in the top three registries. But how does size stack up against safety, efficiency, and environmental standards?