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We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

3 Ways That Technology Is Changing Marine Transportation

Troy Medina

Any business seeking to import tools of the trade from overseas must choose the mode of transport carefully. Road, rail, sea, and air are the only modes of transportation that businesses can choose, but the final decision should depend on where goods are coming from. Marine transport is arguably the cheapest option if you are importing goods from abroad. However, maritime transport only makes sense if time is not of the essence. That said, marine transport has been changing over the last couple of years thanks to improved technology. This article highlights key areas where marine transport stands to benefit from advanced technology.


Although E-navigation has been around for some time, marine companies are only just beginning to see its benefits, which is a good thing for businesses. The technology seeks to improve safety in shipping through enhanced organization and sharing of data between ships and the shore. E-navigation integrates existing navigation technologies such as Automatic Identification System (AIS), Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS), radio navigation, and Vessel Traffic Management Services. The expertise allows for a timely response from nearby ships and port security in case of security emergencies.

Collision Avoidance

In the past, accidents at sea led to billions of dollars worth of losses in cargo and damage to the environment. In fact, you only have to look back at the 1979 vessel collision incident to understand the devastating effects of sea collisions. Since then, marine engineers have been hard at work developing effective technology for preventing collisions. It is particularly important today where climate changes affect sea behaviour, thereby making it difficult for previous technologies to detect obstacles in good time. Drone technology plays a critical role in this field since ship pilots can use them to look for obstacles such as icebergs.

Ship Lane Mapping

Ships follow designated routes while at sea from one port to another. In the past, vessels would have no problem sticking to these lanes until they arrived at a destination port. However, that is not guaranteed today because global warming has brought with it an era of extreme and unpredictable weather conditions. Such unpredictability affects shipping lanes' conditions, thereby forcing vessels to change lanes at the last minute to avoid severe storms. Today, a GIS-based electronic navigational chart can guide vessels through safe channels. The software used selects the latest navigation charts based on current weather conditions, thereby avoiding delays.

To learn more, reach out to a marine transport service.