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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.

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
Container ships on the horizon
Not every prediction from past volumes of The Motor Ship proves to be accurate: however, the lead article from the February 1966 issue was pretty much spot on. 22 Jan 2016 - The Motorship
Magnus Erikssen: From subs to supercharged ferries
Magnus Erikssen knows what it is to have a foot in two different worlds. 25 Sep 2015 - The Motorship
The outlook for e-navigation
Michael Bergen, president of marine electronics association CIRM and maritime industry director of Jeppesen, highlights some of the key trends facing maritime industries as the concept of e-navigation matures. 22 Mar 2015 - The Motorship
Geoff Dean: A life in design
“Nothing stays the same,” Geoff Dean of OSD IMT tells Stevie Knight: “Change is what drives the industry, so there’s no point in wishing it otherwise, you just have to stay ahead.” 31 Dec 2014 - The Motorship
2014 Support Sector Review: A changing game
Will people remember 2014 as the year the game changed? If they are in the oil and gas support sector, then that’s quite likely... writes Stevie Knight 31 Dec 2014 - The Motorship
Shipping still undecided on emissions legislation
By the time this issue appears in print, ships in ECAs will be mandated to cut sulphur emissions to 0.1% fuel content, or take equivalent appropriate measures, while the global 0.5% limit edges closer, and attention is turning to carbon emissions. Yet even with such a short time scale, there is still controversy and indecision. 31 Dec 2014 - The Motorship
An industry driven by uncertainty
2014 was a year in which our industry largely stood still, awaiting the uncertain outcome of new fuel regulations and the still-unresolved ballast water question, while oversupply of tonnage and economic woes bedevilled Far Eastern shipbuilding. 30 Dec 2014 - The Motorship
Italian ferry fire prompts safety concerns
Safety of passenger ships in the Mediterranean is likely to once again come under the spotlight following a fire onboard Italian-flagged ferry ‘Norman Atlantic’ during the early hours of 28 December. 30 Dec 2014 - The Motorship
Russia fights corruption in national shipbuilding
The Russian government is planning to tighten its fight against corruption in its national shipbuilding and marine equipment industries, writes Eugene Gerden. 30 Dec 2014 - The Motorship
Technical visits enhance Gas Fuelled Ships conference appeal
The Motorship’s 2014 Gas Fuelled Ships conference was held 25-27 November in Stavanger, Norway, and once again proved a great success. 29 Dec 2014 - The Motorship