Articles & Video
The Jones Act - legislative and regulatory influence on the offshore industry of America
How would the right reforms, or a repeal of the Jones Act, change the offshore industry in America? We look at the legislative and regulatory influence of the act on the offshore industry.
Are the biofouling guidelines sufficient in their current form? Q&A with Theofanis Karayannis
Theofanis Karayannis is the Head of Marine Biosafety at the International Maritime Organisation. We caught up with at the BWMTech conference in London to discuss the upcoming review of the IMO’s biofouling guidelines, and the potential for a mandatory instrument on biofouling post-2020.
Who killed LOF?
Pressures, especially from insurers, push the salvage and wreck removal industry to drop the well-established Lloyd's Open Form (LOF), but how could salvors survive with amended or alternative contracts?
Wind Power for Shipping: Not Just Hot Air
Shipping is entering a brave new era with ever accelerating advances in big data, artificial intelligence, smart ships, robotics and automation. However, one of the newest and most exciting advances in cargo shipping is actually not an "advance" at all - but the adaptation of existing ideas that actually been around for a very long time. Vessel propulsion mechanisms that innovators in shipping and maritime are testing right now are often updated versions of tech that already exists, such as that “rotor ship” described in that 1930 Popular Science article.