Tag: University of Tokyo
Date: August 31, 2012
From maritime cadet training to new concept designs for cargo ships, we’ve been keeping an eye on the industry news. Here’s a selection of articles from the past week:
Where have the on-board training slots gone? - A recent panel discussion, at the Company of Master Mariners of India, looked at the present situation of on-board training for cadets. It was noted that only a fraction of those passing out of maritime training institutes manage to get junior jobs on-board. The others unfortunately end up not ever realising their dream of a sea career after having spent a fortune on getting trained in an institute, reports Maritime Professional. According to Capt R. S. Sidhu of T.S. Rahaman, the number of applicants joining the institutes for a seafaring career has gone down, whilst finding jobs for trainee cadets is becoming more and more difficult.
Date: May 4, 2012
From eco-shipping to survival through innovation, we’ve been keeping an eye on the most interesting maritime news. Here’s a selection of green themed articles from the past week:
The next generation cargo ship – The Wind Challenger Project, set up by the University of Tokyo, aims to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. The key idea is to utilise giant retractable sails, 20m wide by 50m high, to make maximal use of wind energy. DigInfo.tv reports that the group has done simulations for shipping routes, with the results indicating that hybrid ships with sails and engines could reduce annual fuel consumption by about 30% on average.