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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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Jonathan Moss takes a look at piracy and the role of armed security guards. Back in April the Dongfang Glory, a Malaysian-owned tanker, was attacked by pirates. After detaining the crew, the assailants offloaded fuel stored in the hold. After three hours of siphoning the cargo, the pirates destroyed the

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When an employee relocates, creating a will might not be something they consider. But as Tasnim Khalid points out, this document is essential when working overseas There are many considerations to be made when beginning a new job in any sector, but those accepting overseas work often face additional complications.

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Neil Chapman discusses securing digital identities amongst the Internet of Everything Back in January, at the almighty annual consumer electronics trade show that is CES, it became very clear that the one overarching theme connecting everything in 2015, from the latest wearable devices to home and lifestyle electronics, was the

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LNG: Play the long game. By Grace Quinn From January 1st 2015 all vessels traveling through Emission Control Areas (ECAs) are required to burn low sulphur fuels, such as Marine Gasoil (MGO) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a replacement for Fuel Oil (FO). Alternatively vessels will need to stimulate

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