Taking place from 6th to 9th September 2016, the 27th SMM will provide further valuable insights to those in the shipping industry. Claus Ulrich Selbach, Business Unit Director of Maritime and Technology Fairs at Hamburg Messe and Congress, tells Jo Cooper what guests should expect from the leading maritime trade fair this year.
How Japan can lead the marine renaissance. By Tim Schweikert Being an island nation, Japan is inevitably dependent on seaborne trade. Over time, this has led to it becoming a strong player in the global maritime market. Japan’s shipbuilding pedigree has gained the country a foothold in LNG carriers, dry
Gerry Northwood asks: is a relaxation of the security in the Indian Ocean the next big risk? The close of 2015 brought significant changes to internationally recognised security policy in the Indian Ocean. In December, the maritime community scaled down the size of the Best Management Practice (BMP 4) High
As legislation that is yet to achieve worldwide ratification, ballast water treatment regulations have a notably long, and sometimes stormy, history. Here Matt Granitto examines the issues facing ship owners and operators with regards to on-board ballast water management system installation