Is America losing out on the Northern Sea Route?

As the polar ice caps continue to recede at record levels, China and Russia could take advantage as the Northern Sea Route opens up. Whether this would be a strategic trade move or a geopolitical play remains to be seen

The global banks making shipping emissions a priority

banks role cutting emissions

Financial institutions now have a framework for assessing the environmental footprint of their ship finance portfolios, but there are a number of stumbling blocks to overcome before it can make a meaningful impact

Are Strait of Hormuz tensions endangering trade?

The impact of ongoing geopolitical tensions in the Strait of Hormuz is already being felt in the cruise industry and could spill over to wider trade if oil prices are affected

Maritime agreements spark trouble in Horn of Africa

With its developing ports, the Horn of Africa is an area of significant commercial and military strategic importance where investments carry an increasing risk

Creating opportunity through coastal communities

The UK is inextricably tied to the seas that surround it. Some 95 per cent of all trade is carried by ship and through UK ports; half a trillion pounds-worth of goods pass through our ports each year

How technology is creating the digital ports of the future

Technology is revolutionising ports, introducing remote-control cranes, self-driving trucks and other innovative systems to speed up loading and unloading of vessels

Are autonomous ships the future?

It may be full speed ahead with the technology, but autonomous vessels face slower-moving regulatory checks

Why the maritime industry needs more women

Despite greater awareness of the gender imbalance, advancement of women in shipping, particularly at sea, is slow