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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Cargo theft 'just too profitable for the thieves'. on: August 11, 2017, 06:27:22 am
Every day, millions of dollars of commercial goods and supplies are shipped.Cargo theft is huge problem, according to the FBI, causing $15 billion to $30 billion in losses annually in the United States.Meanwhile, new technology is proving to be both a blessing and a curse, as cyber-piracy and digitalised theft are on the rise. Read More...

Article by: Cory Ruf, CBC News

2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / China continues to soar as world's fastest growing cruise source market on: October 21, 2016, 09:38:37 am
Asian source markets are becoming the new growth engine of the cruise industry, demonstrating an exceptional 39% compound annual growth in passenger numbers over the three years.There’s something remarkable happening in the Chinese cruise industry. Last year the sector welcomed one million passengers, up from approximately 700,000 in 2014. How, and why, are we seeing this unprecedented growth?

3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Five cruise lines have changed itineraries to avoid Hurricane Matthew on: October 07, 2016, 06:44:31 am
It is the worst storm to hit the Caribbean and east USA in 10 years.Royal Caribbean International has re-routed several ships to avoid the Bahamas, including Freedom of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas.

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4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Semi-Submersible Crane vessel - Sleipnir, Netherlands on: September 29, 2016, 05:55:59 am's good to hear that Netherlands-based Heerema Offshore Services showing its faith in the long-term prospects for the offshore sector by proceeding with the building of a semisubmersible crane vessel at Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. HMC’s dual-fuel Sleipnir semisubmersible unit will be the largest crane vessel in the world, with two Huisman revolving cranes each capable of lifting 10,000 metric tonnes.

5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / World's biggest cruise ship sets sail from France - Harmony of the Seas on: May 27, 2016, 04:58:34 am
Wow...good to hear that the new world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, will be getting another sister in 2021.Royal Caribbean’s first Harmony of the Seas shipped out less than a week ago, carrying nearly 5,500 passengers and it will begin her inaugural seven-night Western Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona, Spain, in June 2016.

6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Using underwater drones to assist in marine industry risk management on: May 13, 2016, 06:22:50 am
These drones are small enough to be launched by one person and cost less than €100,000 allowing them to be preconfigured for marine applications, such as scour and sediment transport analysis.By combining the drones with internet connectivity, geospatial data fusion, and linked data access, marine analysts will have the information they need for assessing threats such as marine accidents, extreme weather events and periodic degradation.

7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Queensland Parliament passes sustainable Ports Development Bill on: April 29, 2016, 05:27:19 am
Queensland is undergoing a major expansion at its main bulk commodity ports over the next two years. The development projects at four of the 12 ports along the Great Barrier Reef coastline aim to strike a balance between enhancing economic growth and protecting regional environmental interests. The four ports are all positioned along the 2600km Great Barrier Reef coastline, the world's largest living structure and an UNESCO Heritage site, home to 2,900 individual reefs and 1,500 different species of fish.

8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Saving lives at sea - Royal National Lifeboat Institution on: April 22, 2016, 10:40:06 am
Each year, around 400 people drown off UK shores, with 44% of the fatalities being people who never intended to go into the water in the first place. A further 200 people tragically commit suicide in UK waters.RNLI was the first large UK charity to announce this.

9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Powering a Smarter, Greener Marine Industry - GE's Marine on: April 14, 2016, 09:59:58 am
The challenges facing the marine business could make any ship captain double check their bearings—industry uncertainty and the need to go further and deeper in harsher conditions to meet customer demands.Shipping industry is currently working to deal with the thorny challenge of complying with stricter environment regulations while increasing productivity and cutting costs across its operations.

10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Old concept with a modern edge : Wind propulsion, Shipping sector on: March 18, 2016, 05:20:12 am
In the context of shipping efficiency, wind propulsion is an increasingly strong contender for one of the key disruptive technologies that will shape the global marketplace. With a long list of industry drivers supporting their case, award-winning wind propulsion systems are proving their viability for the commercial shipping market of the future.

Do you think will it be successful or not?

11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Accelerating technology to transform global shipping by 2030 on: March 04, 2016, 05:20:00 am
By 2030 the fastest and most radical impacts are likely to be felt in the development of naval ships and systems where maritime autonomous systems are driving the biggest revolution in maritime security in over a century.The Global Marine Technology Trends 2030 report, released in September, aims to shine a light on the transformative aspect of 18 technologies on ship design, naval power and the use of ocean space by 2030. Understanding the world’s oceans is more essential than ever to secure the future of our planet.

12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Sightseeing catamaran ferry - Norway on: February 05, 2016, 04:27:07 am fast ferry from Brødrene and named as "Seasight". It is the first of the new Brødrene design called Seasight, which is designed specifically to give a new siteseeing experience for tourists.It has two 749kW motors, two 150kW electric motors, a controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and a 576kWh battery pack.

13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Polar research ship, UK - £200m on: December 18, 2015, 04:52:10 am
Wow.....UK to build a new state-of-the-art £200m polar research ship.It will be designed to undertake leading edge multi-disciplinary science in both polar regions.Work is due to begin next year and the new vessel is intended to be ready for its first science mission in 2019.

14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Say Hello To The Silver Muse Luxury Ship - 2017 on: December 11, 2015, 06:22:45 am
It is good to hear that another new Silversea Cruises going to touch the sea by 2017 and it is expected to sail in the waters of Europe, Canada, north and South America, as well as the Caribbean, covering 130 destinations in 34 countries and it can accommodate 596 passengers on eight passenger decks, in addition to 408 crew members.

15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Enticing the next generation - UK shipping on: December 04, 2015, 04:54:07 am
Sea Vision works to unite the youth of today with the maritime opportunities of tomorrow. As per 2011 statistics 27,000 UK nationals were working regularly at sea.Shipping has to fight for the attention of the younger generation. One of the more pressing matters, however, is not just attention, but recruitment.

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