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Whale-monitoring robots are oceanic eavesdroppers with a mission
Robotic buoys and gliders from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution can provide near real-time detection for whale sounds.
How floating power ports could help cargo ships cut their air pollution
A new system from Maersk aims to give offshore container ships a way to plug into a buoy—and shut off their engines.
The feats of engineering that dazzled us in 2021
The Best of What’s New in engineering helps us adapt to the realities of an ever-changing world.
Designated ‘net-zero’ lanes could push the shipping industry to clean up its act
'Green corridors' for ocean freight are among COP26's list of promises.
Yemen’s defunct oil tanker could set off a public health crisis
The FSO Safer could spill over a million barrels of oil into the Red Sea at any moment.
Store shelves are empty again, and COVID is only part of the reason
Holiday shopping could be even more stressful this year.
This electric cargo ship sails itself
The battery-powered Yara Birkeland could be plying the seas on its own before the year is out. Here's what to know about the innovative vessel.
How to ship your beloved houseplants across the country without killing them
We asked the professionals for their shipping secrets—and they delivered.
Your lost shipment could be trashing a beach thousands of miles away
Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of cargo containers become lost at sea yearly.
The ship blocking the Suez is finally unstuck, but we could see bottlenecks like this again
The incident was a reminder of the power of choke points to disrupt our fragile global shipping systems.