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2018 Naval Architecture Employment Review


What is the outlook in employment for new graduates and experienced Naval Architects in 2018?

Are the expectations and ambitions of Naval Architects and employers aligned, or will there be a growing disparity between the two parties?

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IMO Celebrates 70 Years on World Maritime Day


On Thursday 27/09/2018 , the International Maritime Organization will celebrate the 70th annual World Maritime Day. The day's theme for this year is "IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future."

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«Ανοιχτές Θάλασσες»: Ο πρώτος ναυτιλιακός διαγωνισμός φωτογραφίας


Αν αγαπάς τη θάλασσα, ταξιδεύεις με πλοία, έχεις επισκεφθεί λιμάνια του κόσμου ή ένα κομμάτι της ζωής σου είναι η ίδια η θάλασσα, τότε η σε προσκαλεί να συμμετάσχεις στο φωτογραφικό διαγωνισμό «Ανοιχτές Θάλασσες» από τη Δευτέρα 9 Ιουλίου έως την Κυριακή 4 Νοεμβρίου 2018.

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Environmental Tragedy Boosts Shipping


In the past decade, the Arctic has been greatly affected by global warming. With temperatures rising 30 degrees Celsius above average, the ice in the Arctic sea and the Bering Sea have hit the lowest levels in history on record. As the negative impact on the environment continues, dire predictions are made for the planet. Yet, there is one industry that has found a way to use the melting ice to its advantage. It is now possible for global shipping companies to brave the Arctic sea route without the heavy reliance on nuclear icebreaker ships.

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Japan to Lose Leading LNG Importer Position?


Japan is the biggest LNG importer in the world, receiving about 83.5 million tons annually. Due to the country’s energy crisis, caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster on 11 March 2011, all of the region’s nuclear reactors ultimately went offline to re-evaluate the safety measures and relicense them. This drove Japan to search for alternative powering solutions, turning to coal and most of all LNG. Now, however, things might change for the LNG demand in Japan.

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