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Energy trends in shipping up to 2050

DNV GL says that the world energy system undergoes a major transition towards 2050 and this will have significant implications for shipping. Overall the demand for seaborne transport will increase with 60% by 2050, with the pace of growth being highest up to 2030, and with notable differences between the various shipping segments.

Cruise industry steadily on the rise towards 2018

CLIA released the 2018 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, offering an in-depth look at the cruise industry’s overall global economic impact, as well as the trends affecting cruise travel in 2018. Current data shows cruise travel is steadily on the rise with a projected 27.2 million passengers expected to set sail in 2018.

Six on tech's impact on shipping

Stuart Brewer, Partner at Beacon Communications, presents shipping executives’ viewpoints, stressing the importance of technology and innovation for greater sustainability in the maritime industry.

LR report examines the future of autonomous maritime systems

Maritime activity over the next decade will be dominated by unmanned surface and underwater vessels, according to a report on the future of autonomous maritime systems launched by Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ and the University of Southampton.

Blue Denmark focuses on autonomous ships

In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Blue Denmark. In cooperation with the DTU, the Danish Maritime Authority has developed a pre-analysis that is intended as an inspiration for possible projects that may support the development of autonomous ships.

New EMSA drone project to collect surveillance information

Martek Marine has been awarded a ground breaking 2-year Remotely Piloted Aircraft Services contract from the EMSA. The chosen specification of drones under the EMSA contract are of compact design, making them extremely manoeuvrable in addition to having the ability to start and land vertically from both shore and vessels.

Portopia: Port Authorities’ objectives

Portopia issued a report regarding European Port Authorities’ objectives, where it detects three different answers on how port authorities would best describe themselves and presents their economic and non-economic goals. These goals aim in retaining a balance between the economic, social and environmental effects of the port activities.

BP: What is the outlook for 2035?

BP chief economist Spencer Dale discusses the findings of the Energy Outlook 2017 edition. According to the report, technological improvements and environmental concerns are changing the mix of primary energy demand but oil and gas, together with coal, remain the main source of energy to 2035

BP forecast energy demand to grow 30% to 2035

According to the 2017 edition of BP’s Energy Outlook, global energy demand will increase by around 30% to 2035, an average growth of 1.3%/year, driven by increasing prosperity in developing countries, partially offset by rapid gains in energy efficiency.

Six mega-trends that could shape the future of energy

Ten years ago the energy industry was focused on ‘peak oil’, while the shale gas revolution in the US had yet to start. As 2017 begins, what are the mega-trends that will shape the upcoming decades? BP’s head of long-term planning Dominic Emery identifies what lies ahead, from the rapid growth in renewables to changing demographics.

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