It's not all plain sailing when it comes to autonomous ships – they could make accidents at sea more severe and even end up being more expensive to run.
Japanse shipping company NYK pleaded guilty to cartel conduct.
The successful prosecution of the first criminal cartel case may be seen as a vindication of the decision to criminalise cartel conduct.
Heavy storms in February caused parts of a California highway to give way.
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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives US infrastructure a D+. What is it that we're doing wrong?
Aussie retailers need to catchup to new, speedier rivals.
Research shows consumers value speed when it comes to shopping. Australian retailers need to react or they will lose.
Which links are most important in road and information networks?
When planning major infrastructure investments, it's important to know which road, freight and information networks are most important – and which proposals might make things worse, not better.
A man stretches his leg on the bank of the Han River as a ship passes by amid thick haze. Tens of thousands of premature deaths in east Asia every year are caused by shipping pollution.
The merchant navy – some 20,000 ships – carries the vast majority of trade goods around the world. Unfortunately, they also spew toxic pollutants that harm people and the environment.
Engineers are hoping to iron out a century-old technology that could reduce shipping emissions.
Ship strikes can be deadly, as shown by this blue whale off the US northwest.
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Ships in Australian waters are getting bigger and more numerous all the time. We need a plan to help them avoid crashing into whales and other large sea creatures.
A Hanjin Shipping Co ship stranded outside the Port of Long Beach, California, one of many around the world.
South Korean Hanjin Shipping has ships and crews stranded in ports around the world as creditors and customers wait to see if the company can be saved.
A Chinese ship makes the first commercial trip through the newly expanded Panama Canal.
The Panama Canal just celebrated the opening of its new expansion, which incorporates several engineering marvels to allow it to finally support the super-sized cargo ships that dominate shipping.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash and the opposition’s Penny Wong appearing on Q&A with host Tony Jones.
On Q&A, an unemployed merchant seafarer said Australian seafarers could replaced by foreign seafarers working on 457 visas, working for as little as $2 an hour. We check the facts.
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The IMF wants a levy on ship and plane fuel, but that won't magically create low-carbon alternatives.
A Japanese fish found in Washington after hitching a ride in a boat sent across the Pacific Ocean by the 2011 tsunami.
The 2011 Japan tsunami illustrates how more marine creatures are crossing the oceans than ever before - and not all of them are friendly travellers.
If shipping and aviation don't rein in their emissions it could seriously jeopardise our goal of preventing more than 2℃ of warming.
South Africa could grow by developing its oceans economy. The starting point is to build the skills that are required by the industry.
South Africa’s oceans economy can contribute R177 billion to the GDP and create up to one million new jobs by 2033. But this requires more skilled people to drive the growth.
Expect to see more ships on the horizon, as global shipping booms. But how well are we measuring and governing what happens at sea?
As the world's land-based economies struggle with around 2% GDP growth, the global marine economy – often talked about as "the blue economy" – is a bright light on the horizon.
Cargo that automatically reports to customs, containers that monitor their contents, and robots that pick and pack at either end: technology is changing freight, forever.
There's an ever-increasing demand for more shipping routes and it's taking its toll on the planet.
University of Tokyo
Innovative ideas about how to decarbonise shipping are helping to harness the original renewable power source once more.
The MV Shen Neng I spills oil onto the Great Barrier Reef in 2010. Large accidents are rare, but there is still very little monitoring of long-term chronic damage from shipping.
Port traffic near the Great Barrier Reef will more than double by 2025, as coal and other exports grow. While major incidents are rare, the chronic toll on the reef itself still remains largely unknown.