Fixed-wing aircraft carriers, and nuclear-powered submarines are generally seen as the capital ships of today, and are the yardsticks against which navies’ capabilities are measured. They are, though, just two parts of the big-ticket triumvirate at the core of contemporary naval power. Much less is heard about the third ..
Italy’s Nautica Store has had a busy 2019 with refits and newbuilds galore. A little less than a year after the move to a new production site in Torre Annunziata, Naples, with more than 20,000 square metres, including 9,000 covered, the large spaces now available to Salvatore Gambardella’s team are busy with the ..
As technology improves the efficiency and catching power of commercial fishing vessels, the results can affect fish stocks. To maintain a reasonable distribution of the total allowable catch (TAC) national regulators have tried a number of different approaches. When licensing designed to limit the fleet size was introduced ..
No matter how many roads and freeways are widened and improved, traffic congestion in major, or even minor, cities seems to worsen remorselessly. A practical antidote to that can be high quality riverine or sheltered coastal ferry services. The key to making such services successful appears to be the selection of high ..
At the 44th Interferry Conference in London yesterday, I reported on the work of the FerrySafe group, a subsidiary of Interferry’s Domestic Ferry Safety Committee. Interferry is the international industry association of ferry owners and its FerrySafe project is funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the ..
We should build a bridge, urges the Prime Minister of the UK, across the North Channel that divides Scotland from Northern Ireland. He might, of course, be speaking metaphorically, or even politically, throwing another spanner into the Brexit debate and further enraging his foes in Brussels. But there is something about ..
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has taken delivery of Tanzawa, its first very large crude carrier (VLCC) to be fitted with a sulphur oxide (SOx) scrubber. Built by Japan Marine ..
US-based Pangaea Logistics Solutions has placed an order for two more bulk carriers in a series with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). These vessels will comprise ..