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200 years of helping seafarers

As Sailors’ Society celebrates its 200th year, CEO Stuart Rivers tells how the maritime charity began life as a floating chapel in 1818 and continues to support the world’s seafarers through a combination of modern technology and traditional care. Sailors’ Society was founded in London with the mission of helping

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Innovation in ship finance

MarineTraffic is proud to be one of the beacons of transparency within the maritime domain, in an industry that has been known over the years to be fundamentally opaque. Since the inception of MarineTraffic, it has been our mission to promote transparency and efficiency within the shipping industry, as the

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How Hempel is addressing efficiency

By Andreas Glud, Group Segment Manager, Marine, Dry Dock, Hempel A/S In an overcrowded shipping market with an order book bigger than its scrappage counterpart, capitalising on every possible margin that provides profit is vital, none more so than efficiency.  At Hempel we look to provide efficiency for our customers,

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An exciting era of change

The Baltic Exchange looks at the impact of AIS on the shipbroking market and how it is the latest technology to have transformed a fast-moving industry The business of ensuring that ships trade profitably has long been in the hands of the shipbroker. Knowing where the ships and cargoes are,

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A decade of change

Global shipbrokers and chartering agents IFCHOR reflect on the last ten years in the shipping industry.   The global shipping recession of the last decade continued through 2016 with market conditions remaining very challenging, as they have done since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008-2009, affecting most sectors

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Five ways to track your cargo

It can be excruciating to wait for a package you’ve ordered from overseas. That goes to explain why consumers have demanded that companies like retailer Amazon plough millions of dollars into research and new technology that allows for speedier deliveries and greater visibility over the entire supply chain, from producer

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Building digital standards

Bill Lines, Event Director of Smart Solutions, explains why standardised data is so important to the maritime industry. The past ten years has seen the commercial shipping industry take a leap forward and begin to embrace the huge potential that digitalisation has to offer shipper and shipping company alike. Electronic

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Getting the autonomous field right

As MarineTraffic prepares for to attend Fleet Transformation: The Event in London on October 26-27, we asked former British Royal Navy commander James Fanshawe, CBE, to tell us about how the autonomous industry and its regulators could co-operate for mutual benefit to ensure safety at Sea. Mr Fanshawe chairs the

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