New Lower Mississippi River Container Port Planned
Plans have been put in motion to develop a new intermodal container terminal on the lower Mississippi River. Designed to service the largest ocean carriers, the new 1,000 acre container terminal will be capable of docking vessels up to 20,000 TEU with deep-water access and 21…
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Fireman’s leadership, and track record with technological innovations now turn to the new Subchapter M towboat rules, where ABS, among other things, offers a turnkey service that spans class, software and boots on the ground when it comes to surveyors. Listen in as he weighs in on the nation’s brow water sector, and the journey to compliance ahead.
Baltic Index Hits Two-year High
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for dry-bulk carriers, hit a more than two-year high on…
Nakilat Holds Fleet Officers Meeting in Doha
Nakilat held its bi-annual Fleet Officers Meeting (FOM) from March 27-28, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha, Qatar.
Silver Lining for the Multipurpose Shipping Market
Following another poor year for multipurpose shipping with further erosion of rates making it the worst market in over 10 years…
“Twisties” to Aid Offshore Wind Logistics
DNV GL launched a new joint industry project (JIP) to develop a Recommended Practice intended to de-risk the adoption of…
JNPT Gets Radiological Detection Equipment at Exit Gates
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai has become the first major port in the country to install radiological detection…
Future Care CEO Discusses Tele-medicine for Maritime
Future Care, Inc. CEO Christina DeSimone presented at this year’s CMA Shipping 2017 Conference, held in Stamford, Conn.,…
Cybercrime at Sea: Prevention Is Better Than Cure
David Thompson, Investigator at UKP&I Club’s Signum Services consultancy arm at UK P&I Club, highlights the importance of cyber security at sea.
CMA CGM, PSA Container Terminal JV in Singapore
The CMA CGM Group and PSA have kicked off the second phase of their container terminal joint venture in Singapore. Officiating…
PDVSA Says Oil Shipments Unaffected by Port Spill
Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Wednesday a spill at its main exporting port Jose had been halted without any…
Freightos Raises $25 Mln Extension Funding
Freightos, a logistics technology company bringing freight online, has announced the completion of a $25 million Series B extension round…
The New Generation of Alliances Set
On April 1, 2017 a new generation of ocean carrier alliances will become operational. We caught up with Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner William P. Doyle after his return from an industry conference earlier this month in Long Beach, Calif.
Ballast Water Treatment: A ‘Sample’ of What to Expect Next
Having just returned from the 4th Annual Ballast Water Management Summit held in Long Beach, CA, I’m completely up to speed (or so I kid myself) on the complex topic of ballast water management systems, treatment and the regulatory quagmire represented by the IMO, U.S.
Lessons from Hanjin Line Bankruptcy
The August 2016 collapse of Hanjin Line was a wake-up call for the entire ocean transportation supply chain. More than $14 billion in cargo was stranded at sea and ships were scattered all over the globe at anchor or just outside territorial waters.
Kings Point at the Crossroads
As the United States Merchant Marine Academy recently announced the resumption of its commercial sea year training program, many unanswered questions remain and more importantly, myriad problems unsolved.Roughly concurrent with news that the…
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