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Anglo Eastern innovate Advance Process Instrumentation Trainer

Posted to Anglo Eastern innovate Advance Process Instrumentation Trainer (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 4, 2011

Since simulators, ship-in-campus and other systems have their limitation for imparting training to marine engineers in some of the advanced areas Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Center has come up with an innovation for imparting training to…

Offshore gas & oil ship repairs industry set for a makeover for achieving rapid growth

Posted to Offshore gas & oil ship repairs industry set for a makeover for achieving rapid growth (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 30, 2011

The ship repair opportunities in Indian offshore oil and gas sector remained stagnant for two decades as the industry had been mainly dependent on the public sector infrastructure. With few dedicated large players in the field, the several smaller…

NMSAC Makes Recommendations on Seafarer Shore Access

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on May 20, 2011

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) met by teleconference this morning (May 20th) to finalize a Resolution on Seafarer Shore Access. The Resolution was adopted unanimously, after two amendments. One of the maritime transportation…

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…

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.

Finding the Right Ship; Eliminating the Wrong Ones…

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 1, 2011

The US Coast Guard’s recent release (May 26th) of its 2010 Annual Port State Control Report is an interesting document and a good read. As a broad overview, the report shows “a continued improvement in Flag Administration, recognized organization and vessel performance during 2010…

Takeovers on the Pacific route are ahead

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on April 15, 2011

The list of causes of the collapse of Denmark's The Containership Company makes impressive reading for business school graduates. At latest count there are between eight and 10, depending on one's point of view. Vessel sizes, bunker prices, the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement…

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…

FORAN V70 launch in India

Posted to FORAN V70 launched in India (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 2, 2011

Another system for the design and production of ships and off-shore platforms will be launched in India close at the heels of NAPPA systems. Popularly known as FORAN V70 it is scheduled to be launched  on 16th February 2011 in Mumbai by the Spanish multinational…

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…

Nikumaroro

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.

USCG to Use Flashbangs to Enforce Maritime Security Zones in Puget Sound

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on December 13, 2010

The 13 Coast Guard District has announced that moving maritime security zones in Puget Sound will be enforced with flashbangs fired from shot guns aboard Coast Guard assets escorting high value vessels. The flashbangs will be fired in front…

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…

Bureau Veritas reported to be buying Inspectorate

Posted to Bureau Veritas reported to be buying Inspectorate (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 20, 2010

The marine fuels testing business has grown greatly over the years in part due to the ever decreasing quality of marine residual fuels and now the regulations with regards to sulphur content and the environment. Competition is keen amongst the major players in the game such as DNVPS…

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…