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Viewpoint: Recycling realities

The secretary-general of BIMCO is right to suggest that the European Union’s policies on recycling are akin to protectionism

International EU

Viewpoint: Too clever by half

The sales hype around AI in the shipping industry overlooks complaints from pilots about systems that have a mind of their own and, being digitally interlinked, cause alarm when they decide to intervene when they should not be doing so

Safety Ship operations

Viewpoint: Clearing up the mess

Salvors face enormous safety concerns in the aftermath of fires on containerships as they rummage in a fearsome cocktail of hazardous debris and they raise serious questions for the industry as boxes are packed ever tighter, goods are misdeclared and architects design vessels with increased teu capacity

Towage and Salvage Casualty

Viewpoint: Learning lessons on ferry safety

It’s time that more was done to deal with ferry disasters in the poorer parts of the globe, where woeful safety standards often result in a high death toll

International Middle East and Africa

Viewpoint: Stuck in the bunkers

A degree of unacceptable risk is attached to the taking of bunkers, with the onus on operators to prove the fuel will be IMO compliant

International IMO

Viewpoint: Fit for purpose

Accidents attributed to the bad design of equipment tend to involve advanced technology, rather than the tried and tested

International Risk Management
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