Did You Know?
Ships are by far the most carbon-efficient form of transport, emitting 5 times less CO2 than lorries and 50 times less than aircraft (per tonne per kilometre). On the same comparator, a ship is 80 times more carbon-efficient than a Toyota Prius!
In terms of energy consumption, shipping compares very favourably with other types of transport. However, the recent rapid increase in oil price has meant that fuel costs now account for up to 50% of operating costs in some sectors and trades.more »
Up the Clyde at Dawn
7 August 2014, by Seavision
Join pilot Gillan Locke on the bridge for a journey through the Firth of Clyde Channel and River Clyde aboard the bulker Thalassini, berthing at Shieldhall Riverside Quay at King George V Docks, Glasgow. Assisted by tugs AYTON CROSS + SVITZER MILFORD + ANGLEGARTH.read more »
Came by SHIP
16 April 2014, by Seavision
WISTA's Came by SHIP photography competition is ongoing.read more »
Voyages of Discovery
Education tools to help you learn more!
If you were Captain of a Royal Navy destroyer under attack, would you handle the pressure?
Even when an emergency gives them seconds to think, crews are trained and experienced enough to do the right thing.
Sign up for Daring Dispatches and find out why the ships and sailors of the Navy stay cool under pressure!sign up »
The world would be a very different place without seafarers and the ships they crew.
Oil tankers, container carriers, fishing trawlers and cargo ships bring us food, clothes, computers and raw materials.
Find out all about these vessels that seafarers call home as they work the icy North Sea or sail the lonely waters of the Indian Ocean.sign up »
While the world sleeps, giant container ships longer than football pitches plough the oceans to bring us food, clothes and gadgets.
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Oceans of Opportunity!
I don’t know what the next telephone call will bring or where it will take me, I have a bag packed in the office and one at home………….. got to go, damaged cargo on a ship in West Africa, flight is booked, adrenaline pumping, and I am on my way, into the unknown!
Leaving university, I wanted a job where I could use my writing skills. A position as a trainee journalist covering the shipping sector came up and I took it without really knowing much about the industry. This gave me a good overview of the sector and my next job was as communications manager at the Baltic Exchange.read more »
Cameron : I grew up with the Merchant Navy in the family – my father is a Captain. At first I wanted to work in construction but one morning I woke up and decided to go to sea.read more »
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