Seismic survey company Petroleum Geo-Services has developed a concept for efficient, large scale collection of plastic from the oceans. The solution uses seismic vessels and takes advantage of their air compressors and capabilities for handling large towing configurations.
In 2013, professor Todd Humphries of the University of Texas made news by demonstrating how he could take over navigation of a large yacht by co-opting its navigation system with false GPS signals. Even though the captain and crew knew what was going to happen, the vessel was out of sight of land - and the changes in course were too subtle for them to detect.
Shipping goods across borders with reusable containers and tracking systems is better for the environment, consumers and companies, yet differential treatment by customs authorities can be detrimental for business, says the International Chamber of Commerce.
At its annual general meeting in Istanbul last week, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has agreed to urge the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to adopt some dramatic CO2 reduction objectives - on behalf of the international shipping sector as a whole - in order to match the ambition of the Paris Agreement on climate change.