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Cover Story: Shipping is an evolving opportunity

Being even more customer-focused, managing costs in these tough times and looking to innovation are key components of DNV GL’s strategy for growth over the next few years. But as Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of its Maritime business, predicted: Don’t worry, the shipping industry of the future will still need its traditional seafarers but we do need to see more women leading global shipping!

This whole issue of the gender Read More…

Turkey Special Report: Confidence creeping back into Turkey

If the economic pundits are to be believed, the major maritime force that is Turkey has already started up its engines and is ready to get going.

The economic recovery continues to gain traction as political noise linked to April’s referendum abates. Industrial production expanded for the sixth consecutive month in March, while both consumer and business sentiment gained ground in the aftermath of Erdogan’s victory in his quest Read More…

Regional Focus: Clear seas ahead – Maltese maritime cluster working together to attract new services to the island

Malta – a small island in the heart of the Mediterranean – is attracting more shipping companies to relocate to the area thanks to its beautiful coastlines, cluster of services, cost-effective tax-regime and skilled workforce.

Despite being a small island, the Malta Flag is ranked number one in Europe and is the sixth largest ship registry in the world, with many in the Maltese cluster praising the Read More…

How I work: Birgit Liodden

It is one of the biggest events in the shipping industry’s calendar, drawing thousands of people to the vibrant city of Oslo, every two years.

So, it is little wonder that the Director of Nor-Shipping, Birgit Liodden is both “excited and scared” about being fully in charge of the 2017 event for the first time.

“Last time we still had our former Director onboard, so his team Read More…

Connectivity platforms have ways of making us talk between ship and shore

Conservative, traditional, slow-moving. It was not so long ago that this was the all-too-familiar view of the shipping and maritime industries. But the times seem to be a changing. Manufacturers, suppliers and operators are suddenly realising the benefits of a faster-moving, better-connected sector and adopting the latest techniques and know-how to make it happen.   

The scale and speed of ship-to-shore links between vessels and land-based sources has helped Read More…