International

Autonomous Ships: the future of the maritime industry?

Autonomous Ships: the future of the maritime industry?
Amber Pittard, February 21, 2018

Shipping by sea is the most efficient mode of transport, and is better for the environment than road, rail or air. Container ships usually make 3-5 port calls per journey depending on their maritime range, however, companies are still thinking of ways to increase efficiency and cut costs wherever possible.

For years the focus has been on creating a greener environment and reducing the environmental footprint of ships; new improvements are constantly being developed with this aim in mind, such as engine pieces, propeller and technology systems. Yet, perhaps the most surprising development is the arrival of the autonomous ships.

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Are Freight Ships the new Cruise Ship?

Are Freight Ships the new Cruise Ship?
Matt Jeffries, September 25, 2017

When people think of ‘life on a freight ship’ they typically say things like ‘dull, lonely, long hours and hard work’, well having spoken to a few freight personnel I have been pleasantly surprised… I am ready to blow this negative image out of the water! No one can deny the hard work aspect, but it seems that from another perspective working on a cargo vessel can also be like a home away from home.

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Categories: Cargo, International, Shipping

Who Controls Shipping Lines?

Who Controls Shipping Lines?
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, June 11, 2014

International shipping is crucial for the world economy and where there’s money there follows very powerful people. But, who actually has control of the shipping lines? Is it the importer/exporter, the international shipping company managing the shipment or is it the shipping line itself, or even none of the above?

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