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Key trends and challenges for the future of shipping

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Stavros Meidanis, DPA/CSO, S&Q Manager, Capital Ship Management Corp shared his views on how shipping will look like in 2030 even 2050, focusing on implications for ship managers in the future.

Safety Watch – What is going to change in shipping by 2050?

During the last SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA asked experts to think what will be different and what will be the same with respect to safety in 50 years from today, bearing in mind that shipping industry follows a more traditional approach and has already shown a resistance to change to new challenges, i.e. smart era and digitalization.

US imposes sanctions against Turkey

On 14 October 2019 the US issued an Executive Order (EO), imposing sanctions against the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Turkish Ministry of National Defence. Three government ministers have also been added to the US’s Specifically Designated National List (SDN List). 

3D printed boat awarded with Guinness world record

The University of Maine System Advanced Structures and Composites Center was awarded with three World Records on Oct. 10 for the world’s largest prototype polymer 3D printer, largest solid 3D-printed object, and largest 3D-printed boat.

Wreck of Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga discovered

Researchers discovered the wreck of the Imperial Japanese Navy carrier ‘IJN Kaga’ which sank at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The wreck is located in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the Midway Atoll.

WEF: Singapore leads the global economy

The World Economic Forum launched its “Global Competitiveness 2019 report”, presenting that the future is not so bright, but highlights that the countries with a holistic approach to socio-economic challenges, are the ones developing more. 

SafeMetrix Conference sheds light on soft skills in the maritime industry

More than 100 industry professionals came together on Friday, October 4th to attend “The Rise of Soft Skills” Conference. The event was organised by SafeMetrix, a product line of Safebridge and together with Youngship Cyprus, addressed the increasing importance of soft skills in the maritime industry.

Watch: Largest ship ever to transit Corinth Canal

On October 9, the cruise ship Braemar made history, as it became the longest ever ship to cruise through the Corinth Canal in Greece. The 24-meter-wide canal connectw the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth. While transiting, the ship was close enough to the canal’s sides, that guests could almost touch the walls.

MSC may surpass Maersk as biggest ocean carrier by capacity

MSC confirmed the order of five 23,000 TEU ULCVs from the South Korean Daewoo yard, a step that will take the Geneva-based carrier’s orderbook to 16 vessels, for a massive 305,352 TEU. This new order is reportedly in line with MSC’s order for 11 ships made in 2017.

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