If the architects of the AUKUS pact and its headline initiative to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines imagined it would be seen as proliferation neutral, the reality might not be so straightforward. The announcement was extremely sketchy on many critical details, particularly from a non-proliferation ..
Australia is going to build nuclear submarines as part of a new broader defence technology pact with the US and the UK. How much the world has changed since just April 2016. Back then, Australia chose a conventional, diesel-powered submarine as its key undersea weapon, to be built in partnership with the French. A nuclear ..
In researching this excellent and very important book, Dr Paul Brown has been determined, brave and persistent. Using the British Freedom of Information Act to the full, he has uncovered numerous important and embarrassing facts that the Royal Navy and successive British governments have tried to conceal for nearly forty ..
The wheels on the bus go round and round. Until they fall off. James Fisher and Sons’ share price now languishes below where it stood at the start of 2013, an eight-year low. Since we asked whether there was “something fishy at James Fisher” in January 2020 (here), the shares have fallen from £20 (US$27.43) apiece to ..
It is, perhaps, difficult to believe that the world needs quite so many maritime security vessels as we continually present here on Baird Maritime. They keep coming and, increasingly, they are innovative, interesting and ever more versatile. Almost all are fast, or at least relatively so. And, while it is not happening as ..
During the announcement of the formation of the AUKUS trilateral security partnership between Australia, the UK and the USA, it was mentioned that one of the first projects will be the UK and USA helping Australia to acquire nuclear powered attack submarines. Although not yet announced, at the time of writing, this is ..
It is, perhaps, difficult to believe that the world needs quite so many maritime security vessels as we continually present here on Baird Maritime. They keep coming and, ..
The US Navy has taken delivery of the first three examples of a new class of all-aluminium Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles designed and built by New Orleans-bas ..
COSCO Shipping Group company CSPL has acquired a 35 per cent minority stake in one of the three container terminals at the Port of Hamburg. With the minority interest of ..