The Human Element of Ship Management
The best third party ship managers employ technology, good business practices, economies of scale and a customized approach for each client. None of that will succeed without first addressing the human element of the equation. Ship managers Crowley Maritime…
Director of the New York State Canal Corporation
Brian U. Stratton, Director of the New York State Canal Corporation since April 2011, oversee the operation and development of New York’s 524-mile Canal System, including the Erie Canal.
BMT Expands to Meet Increased Workload
BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced the completion of new offices in Southampton in order to meet…
Ravenna Port to Test Faster ICT-Based Controls
The EU's TEN-T Program will back with over $976,000 a study and pilot deployment of automated road and rail gates in the Port of Ravenna in Italy.
Drydocks World, Maritime World Win Excellence Awards
Drydocks World and Maritime World have won the Excellence Award given by the International Maritime Club at the Golden Bells…
Holsether Appointed Yara CEO
The Board of Directors of Yara International ASA has appointed Mr. Svein Tore Holsether as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer.
BHP Billiton Submission on Workplace Relations
BHP Billiton today welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to the Productivity Commission as it considers improvements…
Columbus Transit: the Sum of Experience & Professionalism
Columbus Transit is a forwarding company that has been growing for 21 years at the Port of Barcelona, is among the latest…
Austal Graduates 48 4-Yr Apprentices
Austal USA combined two classes to graduate a total of 48 members of Austal’s cutting-edge four-year apprenticeship program…
Ports of Auckland Fined for Stevedore Injury
Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) has been fined $55,000 and ordered to pay $25,000 in reparation to a stevedore who suffered…
Battle of Puerto Plata
The Quasi-War with France (1798-1800) was the first military action of the new United States against a foreign nation. It was conducted almost entirely at sea, consisting mostly of engagements between the naval forces of the United States and the even newer French Republic.
A Book Review
Firefighting probably will never be a (hot) topic for discussion at the breakfast table, during leisure time or possibly any other venue. On the other hand, I can think of few things more important to a merchant mariner – or any seafarer, for that matter.
The 1929 Grand Banks earthquake
At about 5:02 pm on Monday, November 18, 1929, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck beneath the Laurentian Continental Slope about 250 miles south of the island of Newfoundland. The water there is about 7,000 feet deep. The earthquake was felt as far away as New York, Bermuda, and Montreal.
Gull v Tern
The gull is a sea bird of the family Laridae. Its cousin the tern is a sea bird of the family Sternidae. More distant relatives include auks, skimmers, and waders. Gulls are larger than terns. Feather coloration of the two species is similar – generally white or gray…