Should the Captain go down with the ship?

The ‘Captain going down with the ship’ is held up as a great tradition by mariners and land-lubbers alike. This tradition is in fact so...

Titans: Google maps versus ECDIS

Humans have been using maps for thousands of years. It is therefore not surprising that ‘Cartography’ as a subject exists, which is the...

Journey towards maritime autonomy

In 2015 a company operating in a niche area with a unique use-case approached us with a specific request. They wanted to know if we could...

The autonomous versus automated conundrum

The terms autonomous and automated are often used interchangeably in the marine industry. This is not unique to the marine industry, but...

A $1 billion problem that needs solving

We are all familiar with phones & the connectivity it has given us. The analogue rotary phones were cabled, but the modern cell phones...

Disruption of the Greek business model

Recession in shipping is blamed partly on oversupply of vessels. When you look at number and tonnage of existing ships and the new-build...