Piracy

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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Cargo Security

Cargo Security
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, September 30, 2015

Cargo security is essential for the maintenance of global supply chains and global economies. For hundreds of years shipping cargo has been under the threat of both piracy and the elements, and although things are far better now, there is still plenty of risk. Yet, as one of the most efficient ways to transfer mass amounts of cargo around the world, shipping remains a vital part of international trade.

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Categories: Cargo, Piracy

Captain Phillips: A Captain’s Responsibility

Captain Phillips: A Captain’s Responsibility
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, March 5, 2014

With the film awards season drawn to a close, Captain Phillips certainly made its mark. It has shown that piracy is not the glamorously comical jamboree that Disney has presented through the Pirates of the Caribbean saga; it’s far more real, and far more serious.

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Categories: Captain, Piracy, Safety