From the Editor: Ship AhoyJun 3, 2005
Long before the oil age, Norway was synonymous with shipping. And it can be claimed that much about the way Norwegians approached their entry into and development of their place in the oil age has been shaped by the nation’s seafaring history. In this issue, which coincides with Nor-Shipping 2005, we touch on a few of the issues that the will be taken up as the participants meet to discuss and celebrate the industry.
An Industry in TransitionJun 3, 2005
Norway has long been a major force in the global shipping industry. As a seafaring people, we have long and glorious tradition of building and manning ships, traversing the oceans, and transporting goods all over the world. But in a globalised world, Norwegian shipping is struggling to adapt to increasing demands, and the industry is not happy with government policies. We asked Marianne Lie, Director General of the Norwegian Ship owners’ Association about Norway’s role in a changing industry.
Asia: Shipbuilders to the WorldJun 3, 2005
Asia is where the main shipbuilding activity in the world is taking place today – with South Korea at the top, followed by Japan, with China at third spot but slowly and firmly inching its way up the ladder.
Internet: Information SpreadsJun 3, 2005
A few years back, the Internet was just a collection of web pages. Not so anymore. The revolution has kicked into high gear, and new formats have developed to give voice to a wide range of opinions and information. The recent proliferation of new communication modes has planted the seeds of a true information democracy. And this is only the beginning. Let me bring you up to speed on the current and future Internet. And what you are going to do with it. You just don’t know it yet.
ATEX is Already Here, Are You Ready?Jun 2, 2005
The product and appliance directive 94/9/EU, regulating equipment for use in explosive atmospheres, known as “ATEX” came into force on July 1, 2003.