China to prioritise railways over ports

Part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is focused on increasing time-efficient rail transport to export goods to Europe as opposed to maritime transport The Chinese government makes a big deal of its commitment […]

Dredger of the month: Tansa

A decade-old seismic vessel was refurbished and deployed to serve Japan’s national oil and gas prospecting scheme Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), a Japanese government institution under the purview of the Ministry […]

The rise of Valeport manufacturing

When Charles Quartley bought loss-making British maritime instrumentation manufacturer Valeport in 1985, his first painful decision was to lay off half the workforce. But in 2019, the company celebrated its 50th anniversary by expanding its […]

The new fuels on the block

Driven by the IMO’s ambitious programmes to reduce greenhouse gases and also cut CO2 by 2050 to 50% less than in 2008, the maritime industry is seeking new fuels and propulsion systems to work towards […]

Forum created to discuss the future of ports

Leaders from some of the world’s most influential port cities have established a forum, which is planning a radical transformation aimed at creating an efficient, ecologically sound, digitally connected, and collaborative infrastructure. DPC looks at […]