Horizons brings together LRQA'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 LRQA from our teams around the globe.
Horizons July 2021
In the latest issue of LRQA's Horizons magazine, we’re celebrating our 150-year anniversary in Germany and revisit some of the momentous milestones we’ve achieved over the years. LRQA Group CEO Nick Brown and North Europe President Markus Buesig share their thoughts about Germany’s significance in the maritime industry. Alfred Hartmann, Chairman, Hartmann AG and President of the German Shipowners’ Association, takes a look at the current state of the German shipping sector and the biggest challenges it faces.
Following the recent announcement that LRQA will focus growth on the maritime industry, with an expanded role and service offering, Nick Brown explains how LRQA is now in the best shape to be the trusted partner in our clients’ transformation.
Digitalisation is a key focus in this issue – ship performance data, carbon intensity and operational efficiency are now top priorities for shipping. Find out how LRQA's digital network i4 Insight is using data to yield unprecedented benefits.
The drive to decarbonise is ever-present – you can read about how ports could be the catalyst for shipping’s zero-carbon transition, and a novel hydrogen jack-up concept that could fill the gap between low carbon and zero carbon fuels. Horizons also takes a detailed look at the impact of EEXI on the world fleet.
Also in this issue, LRQA experts examine how optimised stowage can help prevent container loss and the consequences of a cyber-attack on a major shipping channel. The benefits of shipping’s increased focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning are also explored.
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Horizons April 2021
This issue features an in-depth look at what the maritime industry can learn from the year when everything changed.
Horizons December 2020
This issue takes an in-depth look at LRQA's new Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and how it will provide a platform for the acceleration and integration of industry-wide initiatives.
Horizons October 2020
This issue features a deep-dive into the naval sector and a look at how the marine and offshore industries are addressing decarbonisation challenges.
Horizons June 2020
In this issue, LRQA'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 LRQA is working to support its clients during the Coronavirus crisis.
Horizons December 2019
Take a look back at the momentous milestones achieved over LRQA'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 LRQA.
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 LRQA'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 LRQA team helping shape the future of Greek shipping. A Greek-focused issue to coincide with Posidonia 2016.