• Iran in need of petrochemical processing...

    All Iranian petrochemical projects need processing technologies imported from abroad. Since Iran has developed its gas industry, the need for gas-to-olefin, polymers, and engineered rubbers process technologies has significant importance now, according to Erfan Haji Ali Akbar, Iran representative at International Petrochemical Technologies​ (IPT Srl)​.

  • Shipping can make 75% GHG cuts by 2050 using...

    Sleeker hulls, bigger ships, efficient operations and the use of sustainable biofuels can ensure the shipping sector radically cuts its greenhouse gas footprint by mid-century, says a new study published in the journal Transportation Research.

  • Peace Boat aims to build five more Ecoships

    Peace Boat’s target is to build five more cruise ships based on its Ecoship prototype as well as to retrofit its current vessel, its director and founder Yoshioka Tatsuya told Passenger Ship Technology in an exclusive interview.

  • Japanese Government selects MOL consortium for...

    Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) has chosen a joint project comprising Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding to develop a technological concept for an autonomous ocean transport system.

  • Wärtsilä introduces dedicated organisation to...

    The technology group Wärtsilä is currently implementing a digital transformation to become a data led, insights driven, and agile technology company dedicated to taking a leadership role in the smart marine and smart energy ecosystems throughout their entire lifecycle. The aim is to increase efficiency while enabling a zero emissions society.

  • IBM: Blockchain to Save Shipping ‘Billions’ of...

    The Director of Research at IBM has claimed that blockchain technology could recover billions of dollars lost to coordination costs in the shipping industry, according to Coindesk's report on Arvind Krishna's presentation at its Consensus 2017 conference.


Paying the price of interconnectivity

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. It's on our wrists, in our homes and, increasingly, present in a whole range of industries, including ports and shipping, writes HFW’s Felicity Burling.