Joyful Journeys for Chinese Guests

The unusual circumstances of Norwegian Joy’s genesis, which involved a complete change of the design concept for the on-board features to cater to the preferences of the Chinese market, required especially close cooperation between the yard, the owner and the...

Grimaldi Group Orders Six Hybrid Ro/Ro Vessels

In the framework of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, the Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement for the construction of six ro/ro vessels, for a total investment worth over $400 million. The order has been awarded to the Chinese shipyard...

5 Ways the Maritime Industry can Steer Toward Emissions Reductions

When it comes to setting carbon emissions reductions, the global shipping industry long has floated in a sea of its own — mainly because it is pretty difficult to assign accountability to specific countries. That changed in mid-April when the International Maritime...

Reducing Environmental Impact

Clean technologies will help shipping overcome some of its greatest challenges- and now is the time to recognise their potential for innovation and efficiency, argues Noah Silberschmidt, CEO of Silverstream technologies. Read this month’s Wavelength column in...

Oil-Free Screw Blowers Aid Efficient Performance

Variable Speed Driven (VSD) oil-free rotary screw blowers are to play an integral role in an innovative air lubrication system designed to give larger vessels up to 8% in fuel savings. At the heart of Silverstream’s system is the need for reliable air compressor...

Shipping and Global Warming

Julian Parker OBE, Chairman of the Maritime Foundation, looks reducing GHG emissions by the shipping industry in this month’s Seaways journal Several fuel saving innovations promise to produce efficiency gains.  The most promising so far has been the...

Global Industry Alliance Task Force meets at IMO HQ

The second meeting of the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) Task Force – a partnership of key maritime stakeholders pursuing low carbon shipping – took place at IMO Headquarters, London on 7 December. The meeting saw 20 industry representatives from across the Alliance’s...

Sustainability and the Environment

A diverse group of industry leaders were involved in a round table discussion on future cruise ship sustainability in today’s environmentally sensitive world. The debate was held in London recently, organised by IMMEDIASEA and attended by International Cruise Ship...