In 2019, there were fewer attacks and attempted attacks on ships than there had been in 25 years. The coronavirus may bring economic and political changes that make piracy worse in the coming years.
Being stuck on a ship is not only unpleasant, it's also very dangerous.
The same business model that has enabled the cruise industry to prosper could also spell its demise.
Arctic cod are key prey for seals, whales and seabirds. What happens when ship noise drives them away?
Making ammonia produces almost 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
Navies, and other security agencies, won't be able to improve maritime security as long as root causes on land are not addressed.
The Great Acceleration inaugurated the Anthropocene in the 1950s. Now, a similar race for resources and space is happening in the ocean.
Any disruption to shipping in the narrow seaway could impact oil prices and ratchet up geopolitical tensions.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
An international maritime lawyer explains whether Iran broke the law of the sea by detaining the Stena Impero.
After Brexit, the UK will need to decide whether it supports EU diplomacy or US militarism.
Tensions are rising after two oil tankers were attacked in the Middle East. But what can ships do to protect themselves in risky waters?
Shipping companies are expected to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In three decades Australia's merchant fleet has declined from about 100 ships to 14. It's mostly to do with ships changing flags to avoid local laws and crews.
Globalization is making it harder to identify and trace outbreaks of foodborne illness. Technology can help, but consumers may also have to rethink their food choices.
Two labor negotiation experts explain how a 2015 dispute that seemed intractable got resolved, with important lessons for the partial government shutdown.
Carbon emissions from maritime freight are everyone's problem because of climate change.
Rising e-commerce means more delivery trucks and urban gridlock. Lockers at transit centers, where carriers can leave packages for people who live or work nearby, are a potential solution.
Climate change is shrinking Arctic sea ice and opening the region to ship traffic. Whales, seals and other marine mammals could be at risk unless nations adopt rules to protect them.
New shipping opportunities are opening up in the Arctic as sea ice continues to recede. But travel is still dangerous and the region isn't equipped to deal with more vessel traffic.