Shipping: Electric before Autonomous

By Roar Adland (Ph.D., MICS), Shipping chair professor at Norwegian Scchool of Economics (NHH) I recently emailed Tesla's Elon Musk a...

Drones are on the up

OVER 2015 and 2016 there was a flurry of interest in using drones in the maritime and other sectors. There still is (maritime exhibitions ha...

A remote tug towards autonomy

Rolls Royce Marine described the January/February trials of controlling a harbour tug remotely as a “truly pioneering achievement,” havi...

Navigation gone wrong: lessons learned

In 1815 a passenger vessel, Arniston, crashed into reefs along the coast of South Africa, killing 340 people. The problem was that the vess...

Are lifeboats worth the risk?

Lifeboats are meant to save lives, not take them away. There are an alarming number of incidents where lifeboat mishaps, often during compu...

The great unmanned ship race

TWO Norwegian companies, Yara and Kongsberg announced last month that they are set to make history with the first autonomous commercial vess...

Drawing new battle lines in the fog

IMO and EU may want the same thing, but they are not the only ones with differing opinions on the road to carbon reduction in shipping THER...

Finding the golden link

After nearly a decade, blockchain is being taken seriously. But what is it and will it solve any of shipping's problems? The shipping indus...

Cold sailing

Tourism tours through the thinning Arctic ice are growing in popularity. This summer Crystal Serenity will sail once again, with about 1700...

Wrong data turned right

Even when data is wrong, it is still right. Data today can be, and needs to be, manipulated according to Finnish data company Eniram, which...

See ohh too much

In an odd twist of international policy, China seems to be beating the green drum while the US turns its back. Is this good news? China, th...