Horizons brings together LR’s insight into current trends and hot topics in the maritime and offshore sectors alongside expert views from our people on regulation, safety and innovation. You can also read a round-up of the latest developments at LR from our teams around the globe.
Horizons October 2020
2020 has been a testing year for all of us in the marine and offshore industries and, as the challenge of crew changes continues to dominate the maritime news agenda, LR’s Marine & Offshore Director, Nick Brown shares his thoughts on the importance of protecting the wellbeing of seafarers.
We take a look at how naval activities can be a precursor to trends in commercial maritime with Paul Bartlett exploring Lloyd’s Register’s role within the naval sector and the opportunities for the defence industry as investment continues to grow, including the switch from merchant to military shipbuilding.
Decarbonisation is a key focus for the decade ahead and Sean van der Post, LR’s Global Offshore Business Manager, addresses the urgent need for the oil and gas industry to adopt new sources of green energy and SIGTTO’s Andrew Clifton shares his view on the potential of hydrogen as a future fuel as well as the challenges of carrying liquid hydrogen as cargo. We also round-up some of the wind power pilot projects that are enabling efficiency gains and examine the appetite for sustainability in the yacht market.
Keeping track of the ever-evolving regulatory landscape is essential for shipowner and operators – Jennifer Riley-James answers frequently asked questions on the upcoming Inventory of Hazardous Materials regulation and Matthew Williams comments on the IMO’s latest GHG report and what it means for measures to reduce GHG emissions from ships.
Nettitude’s CEO Karen Bolton outlines the actions needed to comply with IMO’s 2021 cyber security regulation along with reasons why ransomware attacks occur and ways of preventing them. Simon Reeve, LR Foundation’s Commercial Engagement Director, shares his views on what advancing technology and working from home means for company leaders and how they manage their teams.
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Horizons June 2020
In this issue, LR’s Marine & Offshore Director, Nick Brown shares his thoughts on why he hopes the COVID-19 pandemic is a catalyst for change. We also take a deep-dive into remote surveys.
Horizons March 2020
Marine and Offshore Director Nick Brown reflects on some of the challenges being faced and how LR is working to support its clients during the Coronavirus crisis.
Horizons December 2019
Take a look back at the momentous milestones achieved over LR’s 150 years in China in this special celebratory issue.
Horizons IMO Sulphur 2020 Supplement
Gain insight into the questions of greatest concern to charterers and the biggest challenges within the industry – including an in-depth look at fuel specification.
Horizons September 2019
See what’s on the agenda for the UK maritime sector, with hard-hitting viewpoints on the challenges facing the industry from senior representatives from Maritime London, SMI, Women in Maritime Taskforce, and LR.
Horizons June 2019
Understand what the shipping industry needs to do to achieve the IMO’s 2050 GHG reduction ambition, and the importance of funding a zero-carbon future.
Horizons April 2019
Read about shipping’s digital shift, how shipowners have weighed up the efficiency benefits of remote surveys, and why a proactive mindset is required for managing the 2020 sulphur limit.
Horizons April 2017
Learn how our new Cyber Secure services are building trust in digital and enabling a cyber-smart marine and offshore industry.
Horizons September 2016 SMM supplement
Find out about LR’s work on the Queen Mary 2 as she completes the largest retrofit to date at Hamburg’s Blohm+Voss shipyard in this special SMM 2016 issue.
Horizons June 2016
Meet the LR team helping shape the future of Greek shipping. A Greek-focused issue to coincide with Posidonia 2016.