Tag Archives: ships

Bigger box ships calling at fewer ports puts serious pressure on hinterland connections – The Loadstar

Good article on the effects of larger box ships (which are calling at fewer ports). The hinterland infrastructure is going to have to adjust. I don’t think the ocean carriers are going back to smaller ships. The big ones are just too efficient to give up.

Source: Bigger box ships calling at fewer ports puts serious pressure on hinterland connections – The Loadstar

LR defines ‘autonomy levels’ for ship design and operation

How should the maritime curriculum change to reflect the skills required soon?

screenshot-www.lr.org 2016-07-29 10-08-51With autonomous ships likely to enter service soon, LR has set out the ‘how’ of marine autonomous operations in a new ShipRight Procedure guidance.

Source: LR defines ‘autonomy levels’ for ship design and operation

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Great Masquerade of Shipping – Posidonia 2016

I did not go but, having attended lots of conferences, I can get down with the author! It’s hard times in shipping, and that brings out the stress. read the article itself!

This has always been true in big business:

Shipping sees massive deals concerning the movement of millions of barrels of oil on behemoth ships can be made over a third pint of beer at the local pub.

Source: The Great Masquerade of Shipping at Posidonia 2016 – The Barrel Blog