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Will cruise sector bounce back as biggest ever ship sets sail?

Photo credit: Pascal Bredel, marinetraffic.com The cruise sector is finally getting its mojo back after a tumultuous few months. In 2018, it was estimated that the world cruise industry was worth a hefty $150 billion. But as the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged the sector, even the biggest players were left reeling[…]

Sharing the harvest

The US is the biggest exporter of wheat to Japan Around this time of year – September to October – many countries and communities celebrate the harvest. In China, Taiwan and Vietnam the festival is one of the most important in the calendar and is often called the New Moon[…]

Seafarers: Already irreplaceable, let’s make you unforgettable

Seafaring: a tough job that someone has to do (Credit: iStock) The term ‘automation’ in shipping covers a vast array of technological solutions all designed to reduce costs and improve efficiency and safety. Already onboard are support systems that automate certain procedures, such as collision avoidance technology, e-navigation systems and[…]

Tracking the world’s largest containerships

Image credits: Carsten Feldhusen, marinetraffic.com The Ever Ace left the UK-based port, Felixstowe, last week after dropping off thousands of containers. The 400m-long (1,300ft) ship has a capacity for 23,992 standard containers, which is moderately more than similar-sized vessels. The gargantuan vessel, operated by the Taiwan-based container shipping company Evergreen[…]

Port of Valencia means business amid strong growth

Photo Credit: FERNANDO.R, marinetraffic.com Spain’s east coast is already an incredibly busy maritime hub. But the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) wants to ensure the area is ready to cope with the ever evolving regulatory landscape.  One eye on energy transition and decarbonisation appears to be key and tenders looking[…]

Fashion in the fast lane

London will be at the epicenter of the fashion world on Thursday this week (16 September) as leading designers and clothing aficionados ascend on the UK city in anticipation of next season’s trends. One of the ‘big four’ fashion weeks, along with Milan, Paris and New York, London Fashion Week[…]