One Sea: the global future for autonomous marine transport? (Ship Technology)

The One Sea ecosystem intends to achieve commercial autonomous maritime traffic by 2025. Frances Marcellin takes a closer look at this ambitious plan, as well as some of its achievements to date and challenges ahead. The future of autonomous shipping could be in hands of One Sea, the brand name given to a global ecosystem that is developing autonomous marine transport. The idea was developed … Continue reading One Sea: the global future for autonomous marine transport? (Ship Technology)

Vessels for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises are designed for cruises in the Arctic, Antarctica and Amazon. They are 138m long, can accommodate 240 passengers.

Offshore shipbuilders turn to cruise to stay afloat in the downturn (Ship Technology)

Specialist shipbuilders are feeling the squeeze from the offshore industry’s downturn, with low oil prices resulting in stalled projects and cancelled orders. This has prompted some companies to expand into the cruise sector. But what are they offering the cruise industry and can they successfully make the transition? Frances Marcellin reports. As the offshore shipbuilding industry continues to deal with a depressed market, caused by … Continue reading Offshore shipbuilders turn to cruise to stay afloat in the downturn (Ship Technology)

Cruise trends to watch (Future Cruise)

The future of cruise promises high-tech travel, customised fitness programmes, design-conscious accommodation and adventurous trips to remote locations. Frances Marcellin takes a look at current trends. From high-tech wearables to on-board robots and far-flung destinations, cruise companies are transforming the world of travel as we know it. With the future of cruise set to offer the very latest in technology, lifestyle choices and style concepts, … Continue reading Cruise trends to watch (Future Cruise)