This edition includes some interim developments on three topics from the ShipInsight Guide series. These are ECDIS, Training & Simulation and Communications. Also in this guide are a Q&A session on bunkering developments, a look at Asian marine technology and an exploration of the effects of the oil price collapse on offshore shipping. The world orderbook comes under the spotlight in our regular shipbuilding feature.
As the issue was being finalised, the IMO was recounting the contribution of the ratifying states of the Ballast Water Convention. At the same time the COP21 meeting in Paris was presenting what some call a world saving climate agreement. These two environmental issues are looked at in our Big Story section. We make no apologies for covering ballast water so quickly after the last issue because ratifcation of the convention will have a major and expensive impact on shipowners’ plans.
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