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dynamic responses determine stability at sea

Posted to for those in motion on the ocean (by Peter Ebbutt) on December 19, 2012

Stabilicube…tracks changes in stability as waves sweep thru, winds gust, liquids transfer via open cross connects, tanks slosh, cargo shifts, water is still trapped on deck, towline angles and tensions change. Stabilicube takes the guess work out of operations at sea.

Laissez faire or just plain blasé

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 20, 2012

Hong Kong and Singapore have developed into fierce rivals over the last two decades. During that time, both iconic cities have become transportation hubs, Hong Kong as a gateway to China and Singapore as the transshipment point between East and West.

Freight Wings move six-storeyed Propane Refrigerant Sphere to Australia

Posted to Freight Wings move six-storeyed Propane Refrigerant Sphere to Australia (by Joseph Fonseca) on March 22, 2012

Moving a six-storeyed high Propane Refrigerant Sphere of mammoth dimensions - 19.5 meters x 19 meters x 20.3 meters - weighing 530MT, from Kandla on the West coast of India to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant on Barrow Island, Western Australia…

RiverNotes: Wrapping up My River Trip

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on July 12, 2010

My inland waterways education included breaking the tow to get through locks, rearranging the tow to drop off and pick up barges, making tight bridges, conducting safety training, and innovative ways to board and debark a vessel. Not that I actually did any of those things myself…

Container shipping shambles claims first high profile victim

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 24, 2011

Some pundits are predicting significant consolidation of the container shipping industry as it is hit from all sides by falling demand and burdened with over capacity and high fuel prices. Among the top carriers, it is hard to see where that…

HMS Rattler

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on September 2, 2011

A steam-powered side-wheeler with the tentative name HMS Ardent was under construction in Sheerness when the Royal Navy decided to begin its own experiments with screw propulsion. When commissioned in 1844, the newly-named HMS Rattler became…

IL &FS-All Cargo JV to enter ship building/repairs & SEZ

Posted to IL &FS-All Cargo JV to enter ship building/repairs & SEZ (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 27, 2011

in the ship yard and repairs field compared to other players we will however be having world class facility and offer top quality products and services. Our ship repair facility will undertake repairs of 150 to 200 ships per annum and we plan…

Hail the New Trading Era

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on September 2, 2010

Maersk, the Wal Mart of the ocean, has been at the forefront of critics of the fledgling container derivatives market. (In March, boss Eivind Kolding called the business "a casino.") This week a UK retailer sued Maersk for alleged breaches of contract on price and services.

RiverNotes: A Thinking Man's Game

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on July 6, 2010

On the upper Mississippi at Lynwood, it was time for the Theresa Wood to drop off two empty barges. To rearrange the tow, the deckhands pulled apart and remade 22 lines; set the sounder and speakers at the head of the tow and ran the cords back to the boat…

New Discovery Confirms the Campos Basin Pre-Salt Potential

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

The recent oil discoveries in pre-salt layers under certain Petrobras concession areas in the Campos Basin are already being considered significant and tend to offer the possibility of production start-up in a much shorter time frame than the major pre-salt discoveries in the Santos Basin.