In this issue
issue 67 | November 2019
is still a major safety issue across the world. In this issue, we discuss the extent to which the IMO’s Hong Kong Convention could help bring an end to dangerous scrapping practices in countries such as India and Pakistan.
Also in this issue, we speak to leading women in the maritime industry about key challenges female employees face in shipping and what needs to be done to bring more into the sector.
We also analyse how rapidly accelerating progress towards decarbonisation will change the shipping industry forever, and find out how technology is helping seafarers cope with mental illness.
Finally, we look at two new technologies that could help make shipping safer. Firstly, a smart sensor-based marine tracking system that could reduce whale collisions; and secondly the Prepare Ships project, which uses machine learning to enable smarter predictions about vessel routes.
Joe Baker, editor