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Four COSCO-built UT 771 CDL PSVs will feature MTU power.

Four COSCO-built UT 771 CDL PSVs will feature MTU power.

The electric and autonomous disruption
One of the more adventurous speaker choices at this year’s Nor-Shipping exhibition and conference was serial entrepreneur and transportation futurist Tony Seba. Here we present an edited version of his discussion on the nature of disruption and how electric and automated vehicles will bring radical change to markets both on land and at sea. 27 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
A future view of large tankers
The Motor Ship, July 1967, featured a lengthy article by Cmdr E. Platt, a director of BP Tankers, discussing the next generation of ‘mammoth’ tankers. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Joerg Roehl: The big (and heavy) picture
Despite the problems of the heavy lift segment – which has experienced two years of restructuring, vessel layups and consolidation – Joerg Roehl of TGP Group insists “we are beginning to see some positive signs”. But, why should we believe him? 22 May 2017 - The Motorship
Brent Perry: Under a spell
After founding and running two energy storage companies, you might think Brent Perry, CEO and founder of PBES, had seen it all in that field. But batteries still hold a little bit of magic for him, he tells Stevie Knight. 17 May 2017 - The Motorship
British yard exports to China
‘Coals to Newcastle’ is a well-known English expression reflecting the fact that Newcastle, on the River Tyne, was once a major coal exporting port, so sending coal there was a fruitless exercise. We were reminded of this – or to turn it around a bit – by 'Ships from Sunderland' (Newcastle's nearby rival port) by a report in the May 1967 issue of The Motor Ship. 20 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
To scrap or not to scrap?
Innovative technical and financial options are needed if owners of older ships are to avoid scrapping vessels in the light of onerous environmental regulations. 31 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Hannu Jukola: Cold realism
“There are some very pretty pictures of cruise vessels surrounded by floating ice in the brochures, but these vessels have no ice class: to an expert eye it’s actually extremely dangerous,” Hannu Jukola of Steerprop tells Stevie Knight. The cruise industry has been taking some heavy risks without, it seems, fully understanding the consequences. 27 Mar 2017 - The Motorship
Editorial: Improving automation
Ship operators must strengthen their focus on automation basics if they are to reap the rewards of technological advances, writes The Motorship editor Gavin Lipsith. 16 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
Willie Wagen: Beyond the oil price
There’s no going back says Willie Wagen, global vice president of sales and marketing and managing director Europe, Corvus Energy. “Regardless of a rise in oil price we won’t be seeing a simple ‘return to normal’.... we’ll be looking at a very different future.” 15 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
Claudia Ohlmeier: Bridging troubled waters
Claudia Ohlmeier’s current project, as she sees it, is to help stop ships being sucked into “a downward spiral” of detentions. Not that everyone appreciates it - at least at first. Stevie Knight writes. 15 Feb 2017 - The Motorship
A year to remember?
The onward march of emissions regulations dominated headlines in 2016, but the year was also notable for some important technical advances and engine developments. The Motorship editor Gavin Lipsith picks the highlights from an eventful year. 19 Dec 2016 - The Motorship
Live from Gas Fuelled Ships 2016
The Motorship's Gas Fuelled Ships conference kicks off today in Hamburg, Follow the action here, including speaker highlights, photos, social media commentary and reporting from technical visits.. 16 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
No room for complacency
“Britain’s maritime offering, especially when it comes to engineering and technology, is first class,” says Lord Jeffrey Mountevans. But in order to keep its place and relevance, Britain’s maritime industry must evolve, he tells Stevie Knight. 07 Nov 2016 - The Motorship
The decisive Karin Orsel
“It’s like an addiction,” says Karin Orsel, CEO of MF Shipping Group. “You get a taste for this industry and you don’t want to leave.” 10 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Looking ahead in ferry operations
No fewer than 56 pages of the November 1966 issue of The Motor Ship were devoted to a special survey of ferries operating in European waters. 10 Oct 2016 - The Motorship
Gunnar Johnsen: magnetic personality
There’s an age-old technology that’s now stepping out of the wings to claim its share of the limelight: permanent magnet (PM) motors. But look behind Rolls-Royce Marine’s commercial development of PM units and one remarkably tenacious man stands out. By Stevie Knight. 12 Sep 2016 - The Motorship
Hallvard Slettevoll: Converting the unbelievers
“If you are offering something really different – not just ‘more of the same’ – then it’s actually quite difficult to sell,” says Hallvard Slettevoll, founder of STADT, the small engineering company that has stolen electrical integration contracts away from big, established players like General Electric and ABB. 29 Jul 2016 - The Motorship
Jack Brown: Six decades of contagious ideas
He maybe one of the grandfathers of ro-ro technology but Jack Brown admits design is still an itch he occasionally wishes he could “simply turn off”, adding: “If I get an idea I have to try to follow through, just to see if it’s practical.” 05 Jul 2016 - The Motorship
Ann Rigmor Nerheim: All about the pressure
Ann Rigmor Nerheim of Rolls-Royce was not, she admits, looking to get involved with the marine industry. But by 2013 the marine industry had begun to look for her. 21 Mar 2016 - The Motorship
A new start for UK yards
Reorganisation of shipbuilding in the UK was the main story in ‘The Motor Ship’, April 1966. The Geddes Report recommended a “fresh start for British shipbuilding”, to be achieved through regrouping the industry into four large groups, incentivised through a £37.6 million government package. 21 Mar 2016 - The Motorship