In this issue

issue 53   |   april 2018


to Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems appears to have been ignored by many, despite improvements to danger detection, sensor integration and alarm management. Is general distrust of software updates to blame, or do manufacturers need to work harder to communicate their benefits?

We also take a closer look at the ferry industry as it gears up for growth, profile Finland’s first hybrid-electric ferry, explore the most innovative predictive visibility projects helping ports cut costs, and consider the major questions posed by autonomy on the seas and what any potential regulation could look like.

Finally, we map the world’s hotspots for shipping incidents such as piracy and collisions, and talk to the Royal Alfred Seafarer Society about the importance of offering retired seafarers like-minded companionship and suitable care.

Katie Woodward, editor