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Issue 75 • March 2021

Welcome to the 75th issue of Ship Technology Global. In this issue, we have a bumper crop of articles focusing on how shipping will reduce its environmental impact in years to come.

We speak to RightShip sustainability manager Kris Fumberger about the company’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rating Framework. Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment director Sigurd Jenssen and World LPG Association technical director Nikos Xydas discuss the potential of scrubbers and liquefied petroleum gas, respectively.

In a special roundup, we highlight eco-friendly initiatives at ports around the world. We also speak to Finnish start-up Awake.AI CEO Karno Tenovuo about how the company is creating a digital twin of the Port of Rotterdam, and hear from Hanseaticsoft’s Alexander Buchmann about how technology can help shipping companies address key challenges in 2021.

As Covid-19 vaccines are distributed worldwide, we explore the role shipping will play, and ask whether the pandemic will affect maritime recruitment. Also: what impact will Brexit have on UK shipbuilding?

Finally, we ask how why shipowners are finding it difficult to implement automated solutions on board their ships, and find out what legislative barriers remain to autonomous shipping.

Joe Baker, editor