October 2020 has been a testing year for all of us in the marine and offshore industries and, as the challenge of crew changes continues to dominate the maritime news agenda, LR’s Marine & Offshore Director, Nick Brown shares his thoughts on the importance of protecting the wellbeing of seafarers.
We take a look at how naval activities can be a precursor to trends in commercial maritime with Paul Bartlett exploring Lloyd’s Register’s role within the naval sector and the opportunities for the defence industry as investment continues to grow, including the switch from merchant to military shipbuilding.
Decarbonisation is a key focus for the decade ahead and Sean van der Post, LR’s Global Offshore Business Manager, addresses the urgent need for the oil and gas industry to adopt new sources of green energy and SIGTTO’s Andrew Clifton shares his view on the potential of hydrogen as a future fuel as well as the challenges of carrying liquid hydrogen as cargo. We also round-up some of the wind power pilot projects that are enabling efficiency gains and examine the appetite for sustainability in the yacht market.
Keeping track of the ever-evolving regulatory landscape is essential for shipowner and operators – Jennifer Riley-James answers frequently asked questions on the upcoming Inventory of Hazardous Materials regulation and Matthew Williams comments on the IMO’s latest GHG report and what it means for measures to reduce GHG emissions from ships.
Nettitude’s CEO Karen Bolton outlines the actions needed to comply with IMO’s 2021 cyber security regulation along with reasons why ransomware attacks occur and ways of preventing them. Simon Reeve, LR Foundation’s Commercial Engagement Director, shares his views on what advancing technology and working from home means for company leaders and how they manage their teams.