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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Market expectations from DNV and GL merger

Posted to Market expectations from DNV and GL merger (by Joseph Fonseca) on January 23, 2013

The recent announcement of the merger of the two classification societies Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) seems to have caused an unsettling effect on shipping companies, classification societiesand others related organizations.

China looks inwards as export demand remains weak

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 25, 2012

China became known as the world’s factory by offering manufacturing costs that could not be matched by the developed nations. Its wages paid to uneducated rural migrant labour were a fraction of the mostly unionized pay required in the West, and land for factories was plentiful and cheap.

Job Shadowing: its Suitability as a Training and Familiarization Technique

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on October 19, 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.Job Shadowing: its…

Salish Sea

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 4, 2011

The Salish Sea extends from the southern end of Puget Sound, near Olympia, Washington, north through Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia to Desolation Sound, and west to where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific Ocean. Its name derives…

Proposed USCG STCW Regulations Impact Maritime Security

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on September 29, 2011

Proposed US Coast Guard regulations to implement the STCW Convention will, if adopted, have both direct and indirect impacts on maritime transportation security programs. That said, implementation of the maritime-security-specific STCW amendments…

Oil & Gas deep exploitation and All sea sources of Renewable energy production with the same technology

Posted to TKS Greening Oceans (by Tarkovacs Stefan) on September 15, 2011

This starting century let come a new deal between the earth and human kind, between nations, between people and their needs. This new time needs new ideas and new behaviour, particularly from industrialists and investors to help that world continue to grow up without destroying itself.

On-Line exams for Certificates of Competency

Posted to On-Line exams for Certificates of Competency (by Joseph Fonseca) on August 15, 2011

As the clamor for holding examinations for certificates of competency (COC) on-line took on a strident pitch, head honchos and leading lights of the maritime trade especially from manning agents, training institutes, ship owners, classification…

Proposed Indian Ports Bill could get shelved

Posted to Proposed Indian Ports Bill could get shelved (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 6, 2011

The Government of India proposal to come out with the Indian Ports Bill for replacing the extant Indian Port Act, 1908 and the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 in order to meet the current operational and developmental requirements of the Indian Ports sector.

China factories slowly climbing the value chain

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 8, 2011

It may seem we harp on about China’s changing manufacturing industry, but that's because of its direct impact on export ocean cargo and the import of raw materials. All the stuff we consume has to be made somewhere, and the mainland has pretty much cornered the manufacturing market.

Biofouling

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 8, 2011

Biofouling is the accumulation of microorganisms, algae, plants, and/or animals on wetted surfaces, particularly the hulls of ships. This became a significant problem as European mariners started making extended sea voyages in the late fifteenth century.

Indian ship owners demand Armed Guards on ships

Posted to Indian ship owners demand Armed Guards on ships (by Joseph Fonseca) on April 6, 2011

With piracy taking a turn for the worse, Indian ship owners have upped their ante making a desperate bid for the ultimate step of using armed guards on board the vessel. Despite the Naval authorities and major manning companies frowning on such measures…

New HK cruise terminal – a case of all berthed up and nowhere to spend

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 22, 2011

People who take long holidays on cruise ships are not backpackers or students. Anyone who has seen one of the giant liners disgorging thousands of passengers will have noticed that the average age is well on the other side of 50. The reason…

Greatship Global orders Self Elevating Drilling Rig

Posted to Greatship Global orders Self Elevating Drilling Rig (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 23, 2011

Greatship Global Energy Services Pte. Ltd. (GGES), a Singapore incorporated subsidiary of Greatship (India) Limited (GIL), which is a subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, has placed an order for construction of One (1) Mobile…

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Meeting – Part 3

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on January 21, 2011

Materials from the sessions of the most recent meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) Meeting January 19 and January 20 have now been posted on the NMSAC site on the Coast Guard’s Homeport website. NOTE: This post may be copied…

Surprises are in Store over Shipping Act Maneuvering

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on November 30, 2010

US maritime politics is getting murkier, who would have thought of it? Just when the straitjacket of antitrust regulation   was about to be wrapped around the  TransPacific Stabilization Agreement, the politicians seemed to be getting ready…

General Electric Targeting Massive Growth in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 23, 2010

Very recently Petrobras and General Electric (GE) signed an agreement for future technology cooperation in R&D projects for monitoring and controlling oil and gas production systems. The development of subsea and compact systems for O&G production…

Radiation Portal Monitors

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 19, 2010

Radiation portal monitors (RPMs) are sophisticated technological devices intended to detect ionizing radiation in containers and other objects. They are commonly used by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other governmental organizations…

Darwin Sets Sail: Survival of the Fittest for Ocean Shipping

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 6, 2010

To my way of thinking, the world’s ocean shipping industry – spanning all modal varieties and subspecialties – has evolved (however unevenly) over the course of the past 100 years in three separate and distinct phases. Now well into the final stage…

India Shipping Summit brings to fore underlying frustrations

Posted to India Shipping Summit brings to fore underlying frustrations (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 27, 2010

Catching the monsoon twilight in Mumbai, India Shipping Summit 2010 undoubtedly the king of shipping events in the city rolled out a two-day extravaganza wherein over 400 delegates from around the globe attended seeking to make the best of the…

New TransPac Services Add Fuel to the Fire

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on September 10, 2010

A curious concoction is fermenting around the West Coast. The Containership Company (TCC), nominally based in Denmark, is pleased with results so far, a $3 million net loss on $21 million in revenue during the first half of its first year. Then we have Hainan PO Shipping…
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