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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Elephant seal

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 1, 2014

Elephant seals are large seals represented by two species, the northern elephant seal and the southern elephant seal. Both were hunted to near extinction through the end of the nineteenth century. The smaller northern elephant seal is found in the eastern portion of the North Pacific Ocean…

Excursion vessels in polar waters

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 11, 2014

The world was recently witness to a multi-national effort to rescue the Russian excursion vessel Akademik Shokalskiy after it was beset in wind-driven ice off the coast of Antarctica. The French supply vessel L’Astrolabe turned back from its relief effort.

The power play starts at Los Angeles

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on November 26, 2013

When a minor cog in a political machine starts asking whether jobs will be lost at a port because of the drive for greater efficiency, you know there are real problems ahead. That in essence is the situation facing Los Angeles following the…

It’s hunky dory on maritime manning & training front

Posted to It’s hunky dory on maritime manning & training front (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 11, 2013

Encouraging updates from the Manning and Training sector in India present a healthy picture of the industry. It appears that the future is set to get brighter as was revealed in a panel discussion held under the aegis of the Company of Master Mariners of India.

Surveyors, Marine Cargo

Posted to Marine Surveys n Cargo Inspections (by 1. MARINE SURVEY AND CARGO INSPECTION COMPANY IN VIETNAM) on October 2, 2012

What our marine & cargo surveys are?: Our Vietnam marine & cargo surveys are providing services of hull, marine cargo surveys & port loading and unloading supervision and consultant, cargo claims, inspections & loss control carried out by our Vietnamese independent marine surveyors…

Low emission scheme could hurt Hong Kong

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 20, 2013

In the first nine months of this year, Shenzhen port handled almost a million boxes more than Hong Kong. There is little doubt that it will move past its neighbour into the world's third busiest container port by the time the New Year bubbly is raised.

Some TWICs Won’t Work in Readers

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on December 6, 2011

Some 26,000 Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) may be rejected by TWIC reader machines because of defective encoding. At some point recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) posted on the “Latest News”…

Part 2 of: Establishing an On-Line Trainer Community for Your Maritime Organization

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on November 2, 2011

Blog Notifications: For the latest maritime training articles, visit our company blog here. You can receive notifications of new articles on our company blog by following the blog.Share this blog post.Follow me on Twitter.Part 2 of 3:  Establishing…

Upward Falling Payloads

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 24, 2013

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the people who brought you the Internet, is seeking a different method of addressing the worldwide demands of maritime domain awareness in times of crises. While the US Navy is large, its…

Dirty shipping business takes place prior to recycling

Posted to Dirty shipping business takes place prior to recycling (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 4, 2013

The hue and cry about casualties taking place at ship breaking yards may have died down after intense hostile protests by Greenpeace and other NGOs against the methods employed in ship breaking yards. They may have got measures in place to curb…

It is show time for Conferences & Events

Posted to It is show time for Conferences & Events (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 17, 2013

The sagging economy, rising inflation, weakening rupee and the falling FOREX reserves has caused the Indian government to take strategic steps to bring the economy around. Leading the list is the relaxation of the foreign direct investments…

T-3

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 15, 2013

T-3, also known as Fletcher’s Ice Island, was a large iceberg in the Arctic Ocean used for many years as a scientific research facility by the United States Government. It was identified in 1947 by USAF Colonel Joseph O. Fletcher. Following the end of World War II…

Boldness is Tacoma's friend

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on April 29, 2012

Two smaller north-west ports are getting ready for serious competitive action, with Tacoma going further and putting the gloves on to duke it out with its bigger rival 30 miles north. Puget Sound's second port has produced a development plan for the next 10 years that can be described…

Pressure heats up on south China manufacturers

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 3, 2012

On February 1, Shenzhen will have the highest minimum wage in China. Factories in the manufacturing hub will be paying workers no less than 1,500 RMB a month, or US$237. Instead of holding off on the increase for a year, the municipality decided to go ahead with a 13.6 percent rise in the wage.

United States Light House Service

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 11, 2011

One of the first pieces of legislation adopted by the First Congress of the United States in 1789 was a measure providing for the new federal government to assume responsibility for the lighthouses previously erected by the colonial governments.

Waiting for the inventory bounce

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 4, 2011

Orders from European and US importers have hit all time lows, pushing the thousands of mainland factories to the brink and many over the edge. With many operating at limited capacity, factories have been battling to cope with a sharp drop in orders in the past few months.

Temasek Holdings from Singapore Investing in Brazil´s O&G Market

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on October 26, 2010

Negotiations to conclude the deal have been going on for five months and the final agreement has been drawn whereas Temasek bought 14.3 % of OOG for $400 million. OOG´s main interest in the partnership was to attract capital in order to increase…

Petrobras Expands CENPES Research Center

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on October 12, 2010

With the expansion the complex on Fundão Island will occupy more than 300 thousand m² making it one of the largest centers of applied research in the world. There will be various laboratories designed to meet the technological demands of Petrobras’ business areas…

One Small Step for the TWIC Program?

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on September 30, 2010

Last week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated its list of TWIC Readers that have successfully completed the Initial Capability Evaluation (ICE) to include an additional hand-held reader. This brings the total of portable…

A Welcome Act of Public Regard

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on August 27, 2010

When ports refuse wage rises, more people should take notice. Seattle has provided a model answer to other sectors of the economy with boss Tay Yoshitani turning down a 4 percent pay hike on top of his $330,000 a year. Some investment bankers…
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