Biofuels such as ethanol have been embraced Globally over the past decade with the US, Europe and Brazil leading the charge. The US EPA has just raised their target for […]
We take a look at what smart shipping is, who the players are, and what solutions may be out there to accomplish the shipping industry’s goals.
The Guardian asserts that are 50 studies from some of the top business analysts in the world that tell us “sustainability pays”. But is the idea that “sustainability pays” relevant to the shipping industry? Certainly. Here are a few examples:
Last week we proposed that blockchain was a potential game changing technology in the maritime and shipping industries right now; but as hot as the topic is, we still find ourselves scratching our heads about how exactly the shipping industry can take advantage of blockchain. So we sat down with Deanna MacDonald, founder of BLOC, a Copenhagen-based organization that describes itself as: “The leading community and platform for maritime blockchain solutions” to try and get some clarification around blockchain and what it offers for the shipping industry. We were not disappointed in the answers, and found MacDonald’s comments both insightful and thought provoking.
With a 12-month wait until the Ballast Water Conventions comes into force, it is a good time to look at how this will affect ship-owners and suppliers a like in […]
If you are new to energy and to NORM, you may be wondering what on earth people are talking about, so we have put this quick blog piece together to […]
First let’s understand what Big Data is, a quick google search tells you, in a nutshell, that Big Data is: Extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to […]
At the beginning of the year news broke that Argentina will be increasing the ethanol blend in gasoline from 10% to 12%. There are now plans to more than double […]
Early this month CNBC Tweeted: “Shippers are stuck between devil and deep blue sea, with more blood-letting to come” and one day later the Wall Street Journal’s headline was: “More Pain Ahead for Ocean Shipping”, so it’s an understatement that the shipping and maritime industries are having financial troubles. Amidst all this gloom and doom, we asked several thought leaders in the shipping and maritime industries to give us their thoughts on what might help companies adjust in these difficult economic times. Here is their advice to shipping industry decision makers on how to forge ahead.
The Arctic – a place of beauty and wonder to some of us, a home to many, and to yet another group a workplace where energy resources and new global shipping lanes are now, due to climate change, becoming more and more accessible. I sat down with Professor Jessica Shadian, author of the book “The Politics of Arctic Sovereignty: Oil, Ice, and Inuit Governance” and The Arctic Journal’s piece: “Who Owns the Arctic” to ask her just that: Who exactly owns the Arctic – and what do all the changes happening now entail for the future of the Arctic?