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Reducing atmospheric emissions from marine shipping Carrying as much as 90 per cent of world trade, the international shipping industry is crucial to the intercontinental trade activities that underpin the global economy. It has been estimated that if the growth of the past 150 years continues, the current eight billion

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As the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association, RenewableUK represents a leading voice in championing renewable energy as a key component in tackling climate change. Andrew Dann speaks with Wave and Tidal Development Manager, Dee Nunn regarding the role played by tidal energy in addressing this complex issue Today more

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Mooring integrity monitoring in today’s market. By Rizwan Sheikh The need for mooring integrity monitoring has of late come back under the spotlight, not least because the use of floating production systems in the offshore oil and gas industry has been predicted to grow at a significant rate between now

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Jan Christensen explains why knowledge is key in operating efficiently in ECA zones It’s a fairly basic principle, but when having to make important decisions, understanding the options available to you is always the key. When it comes to fuel procurement, a mistake that can be made is in following

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From being little more than mobile cameras in their earlier guises, today’s electric ROVs are now able to perform an array of tasks so effectively that their success is prompting discussions on whether they are closing the gap on their larger, hydraulic cousins Electric ROVs can carry more than ever

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Dharmendra Singh and Ashok Bafana take a look at cloud computing in the shipping industry As an instrument ofglobal trade, the fortunes of the shipping industry naturally mirror the ups and down of the global economy. With the establishment of the World Trade Organization in the early 1990s, a truly

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Phil Lewis looks at the role of Cloud ERP in the shipping and marine industry, and highlights the drivers behind global maritime services provider, Boskalis’ transition to a cloud-based ERP model The shipping and marine sector represents some of the world’s most competitive and capital-intensive industries, and organisations are having

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With Europort 2015 coming up in November, Jo Cooper talks with Raymond Siliakus, exhibition manager at Europort, about the expectations for this year’s exhibition and the current issues within the maritime industry. Celebrating its 37th edition in 2015, Europort, one of the world’s leading maritime exhibitions, is to take place

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Plastic debris in the ocean – a global environmental problem. By Professor Richard Thompson Plastics have considerable potential to reduce the human footprint on our planet. However, to maximise the benefits plastics can bring it is essential that we address environmental issues associated with their production, consumption and disposal [1].

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In a fragile and unpredictable market Peter Hall, CEO of the IBIA, talks to Ben Clark about the challenges facing the international shipping and bunkering industries, and looks at how best to move forward The word ‘uncertain’ probably best defines the international bunkering industry at present, and indeed the shipping

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