Project Forward joins forces with Shell for next phase

Innovative plan for globally-trading LNG-powered bulk carrier and tanker design will work with energy major to investigate LNG supply options and requirements Athens, Greece, September 26, 2016. Project Forward and Shell have come together to discuss and investigate the options of supplying the LNG-fueled vessels and assess the bunker requirements for globally-trading bulk carriers, tankers [more…]

How shipping got ECDIS wrong – and how to put it right

As the shipping industry, its stakeholders and industry groups, grapple with the practicalities of embracing unmanned and autonomous vessels, an echo of the recent past provides a timely reminder about the risks of regulating technology. Regulation effectively freezes mandated systems and practices at a moment in time; though it also allows for a process of [more…]

A closer inspection of ECDIS detentions

An apparent rise in the number of ECDIS-related detentions by Australian Port State Control agency AMSA this year may have hit the headlines, but closer inspection reveals more to the story than meets the eye. Though AMSA already has a reputation for being a stickler on vessel safety, its ire was raised when a ship [more…]