Just 16 of the world’s largest ships are still producing as much sulphur pollution as all the world’s cars! So, what’s the key to ‘green shipping’? How do we reduce fuel consumption & emissions? Here we share the top 5 technologies that the largest shipping companies across the globe are using to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of their operations (and boost profits!)
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According to the latest statistics, over 25 percent of people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives and for those working offshore, this figure is significantly and potentially dangerously higher. What’s more, the problem’s growing.
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Preparing to dominate the market
Martek Marine (Martek), the world authority on maritime drone applications is thrilled to announce the official appointment of drone specialist Martin Appel as UAS Technical Manager joining the rapidly expanding number of drone and aviation experts that make up the company’s UAS Division.
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Improving safety, cutting costs, speeding up processes, making access challenges a breeze…just some of the benefits of using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones.
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This shocking real-life account is from Captain VS Parani, a highly experienced ship’s captain based in Cyprus, whose impressive career has recently seen him manage the crewing & training functions for over 6000 seafarers.
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Out of almost 42,000 internationally trading vessels, over 60% are now ECDIS-ready: are you? If not, what’s holding you back? Are you unsure of the applicable regulations, or perhaps you have concerns about affordability? With the August ECDIS deadline now a stone’s throw away, we’re here to clear up your queries and give you everything you need to ensure compliance…it’s time to take action!
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Are you cyber aware at sea?
Cyber security is more important than ever before: ships and offshore platforms are becoming more sophisticated and in many cases crews are reducing. The cyber threat at sea is a considerable security, safety and financial risk to the maritime industry. Moving forwards, it’s not unrealistic to think that cyber security will be a board level priority issue, in order to tackle the increasing threat. Thankfully, more information is starting to emerge to help all stakeholders understand the challenges that the digital era brings to shipping. Be sure to take a look at the ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign, it’s an excellent resource to refer to on this topic.
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Gunshot wounds, severed limbs, broken bones, tropical diseases, allergic reactions and sudden cardiac arrest: just some of the emergencies experienced at sea according to results released in a recent seafarers’ survey carried out by maritime professionals’ trade union Nautilus International and global maritime technology innovator Martek Marine.
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It’s true, females perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation less efficiently than their male counterparts! The intriguing news comes on the back of a study carried out by researchers at the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel.
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Martek Marine are delighted to be exhibiting at Nor-Shipping 2017, where a pioneering exhibition on disruptive sustainability offers visitors the opportunity to take a rare sneak peek at the must-see, disruptive breakthrough technologies being embraced by some of the largest maritime organisations and associations across the globe to radically improve their operations: maximising productivity, improving safety and reducing costs. The event takes place between May 30th and June 2nd at Norway Trade Fairs in Oslo.
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