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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Three for the Money (Yours)

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 13, 2013

This week, I was at a loss for what to write in this column until I saw a little snippet advising that the U.S. Coast Guard was trying its hand at the new, so far mostly mysterious Maritime Labor Convention (2006). And, that’s what they are supposed to do.

Port strike not doing Hong Kong any favours

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 3, 2013

A port strike is not something normally associated with Hong Kong, but the biggest terminal operator in the city has been crippled for six days now, with no sign of a resolution. Hongkong International Terminals, or HIT, says the strike is costing it more than US$600…

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…

San Diego gets it ...

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 31, 2013

As US ports slide further down the world scale of economic efficiency, confronting rising costs and stricter regulations, executives are realizing that sole reliance on pure maritime business is a slow route to oblivion. The largely forgotten port of San Diego is a prime example.

SCI takes delivery of Suezmax crude carrier

Posted to SCI takes delivery of Suezmax crude carrier (by Joseph Fonseca) on October 10, 2012

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) took delivery of a Suezmax crude oil tanker, named as m.t. “Desh Shobha” this morning. It was purchased from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HSHI), S. Korea on resale basis. The order for…

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.

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.

Politicians Squawk over Pacific Antitrust Immunity

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on June 17, 2010

The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, the carriers' carrier, is like a bus. Never there when you need one and then three press releases come along at the same time. Right now is just the moment for a news bulletin to be issued, to give another angle to the thorny topic of antitrust immunity.

Pre-salt - Technological Challenges

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on May 21, 2010

Drilling at a depth of two thousand meters is not a problem. Petrobras already has several wells at this depth, in Brazil and in the Gulf of Mexico, and produces at 1,886 meters in the Campos Basin, a mark that was once the world record (Shell currently holds the record…

The OGX Exploratory Campaign Maintains Its High Success Rate

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on March 16, 2010

OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações S.A., the largest Brazilian private sector oil and gas company in terms of offshore exploratory acreage, announced today that it has completed the drilling of well 1-OGX-5-RJS, located in block BM-C-43, in the shallow waters of the southern part of the Campos Basin.

SOVIET SUPERYACHTS IN THE SNOW

Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on November 14, 2009

Not much gets past my Rottweiler Spam Filter. But no matter how many times I classify the sender as “SAFE”, messages from the NRA (National Rifle Association) somehow always have to be rescued. Conversely, once in a while my faithful spam filter…
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