Welcome to the latest issue of SeaView, RINA’s dedicated magazine for the merchant and cruise shipping market. In this issue, we look at the longer term implications of Covid-19, and how technology and digitalisation are set to become crucial to business even after the pandemic. We ask if remote surveys could replace traditional shipboard visits, and can biosafety systems minimise the impact of future viral outbreaks. Meanwhile, can data analysis help owners improve their strategic decision making?
Key industry figures such as George Procopiou, founder of Dynacom Tankers and Dynagas, and George Pateras, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, share their views on how shipping can cope with the challenges of Covid-19 and develop a new framework to thrive. Meanwhile, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry addresses the importance of technology, while China Merchants Group talks about the future for Chinese cruise shipbuilding.
Finally, we report on new regulatory requirements relating to ship stability and hazardous materials, as well as the potential for bio-LNG as a fuel, and the rise of expediting services to keep shipping projects on time and budget.