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Issue 79 • November 2021

Shipping, to many, is something of an afterthought. Raw materials and goods are moved around the globe thanks to the vast network of routes around our oceans, and many of us are naive to the fact that the products we use in our every day lives are available thanks to this – that is, until something goes wrong.

In our cover story, we look at the shadow conflict between Iran and Israel, and how geopolitics can have an impact on the logistics of goods from region to region.

In this issue, we also take a look at a few different forms of new tech for seafarers. Shipping has historically been a slow adopter of many new approaches to operations compared to other industries, but the pandemic has spurred a new spate of innovations.

Be it online training, crew management, simpler payment methods or mental health awareness, these new solutions are beginning to appear. We shine a spotlight on them this month, as well as our usual industry news and analysis.

For all of this and more, read on. And don't forget to stay up to date with everything at @ShipTechMag.

Peter Nilson, editor