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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shipping Will Find Ways to Ride out Protracted Downturn

Posted to Shipping & Transport (by Richard Greiner) on January 4, 2017

Making predictions about the shipping industry is as volatile an undertaking as the business of shipping itself. Who, for example, predicted that the Baltic Exchange would be sold to Singapore? The same people, presumably, who foretold that…

Ideal Intermodal Advice for Mr. Trump

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 28, 2016

It is tempting to close out the calendar year with a particularly exciting blog topic. Ballast water technology approvals, the merchant marine academy accreditation follies, or perhaps, a lively Jones Act discussion – these all come to mind.

DRU shipyard launches the first DWT17500 oil tanker built for Pertamina

Posted to Eversafe Marine (by song Tom) on December 16, 2016

Indonesian shipyard, PT Daya Radar Utama launched one DWT 17500 oil tanker, named MT. Panderman, the first unit of eight-series ships ordered by Pertamina in his Lamongan yard on 2nd December 2016. MT. Panderman with 6200 MT lightweight and 157-meter length…

Laudable Logistics: Happy Holidays from Hong Kong

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 22, 2016

Hong Kong’s impressive logistics hub(s) set to get even better. A local look at all of it from the sixth annual Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference provides unique perspective.Hong Kong: This week’s version of the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference is an eye opener.

Buyer’s Remorse?

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 9, 2016

Who knows?Without getting tangled up in the politics of last night’s election (is that even possible?), I am reminded that Washington, DC is a place where the abject neglect of the waterfront has always been a bipartisan effort. There is no one and everyone to blame for the sorry state of U.S.

New Regulations Make Certified Shipping Truck Scales Mandatory

Posted to Kevin Hill's Blog (by Kevin HIll) on October 26, 2016

SOLAS Treaty – Container Weight Verification Requirements The new mandatory regulations applicable to shippers were released on July 1, 2016, and require that every shipper must verify the gross weight of all containers before they are loaded on board.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Suez Canal

Posted to Eliot Keirl's Blog (by Eliot Keirl) on October 26, 2016

The Suez Canal, inaugurated in Egypt in December 1869, is one of the amazing industrial achievements that still inspires awe and continues to impress. The Canal was built to connect the North Atlantic ocean with the northern Indian one, considerably reducing the distance between Europe and Asia…

California’s Proposed Ballast Water Fee Hike

Posted to Laura Kovary's Blog (by Laura Kovary) on October 13, 2016

A fee increase has been proposed for ships entering California ports. The fee will be collected by the State Lands Commission for the California Ballast Water Program. This Program, managed by the State Lands Commission, has been in existence…

Maritime TV: Revitalizing the U.S. Merchant Marine - Part 1

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on October 6, 2016

For Maritime TV, author Mike Balzano begins a four part series on Revitalizing the Merchant Marine, based on the lessons learned from the latter part of the 20th century when he served several as an advisor to several U.S. Presidents in support of Jesse Calhoon, then President of the MEBA.

Calculating the Human Cost of Hanjin’s Collapse

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 3, 2016

The policy of U.S. immigration officials, who have barred Hanjin sailors from coming ashore, is merely the most overt part of the pain being experienced by these mariners –and others, all over the globe.A long time ago – way before there was…

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 19, 2016

Depending on which sector that your maritime business resides on the global waterfront and within the world’s supply chain, the past 18 months may not have been your best ever. This week, the confluence of three separate, but related events may just form the basis for a way forward to better times.

Maritime TV Interview: A USMMA Midshipman Weighs In

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on September 12, 2016

A midshipman from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy contacted Maritime TV wishing to provide a midshipman’s perspective on the current Sea Year Stand Down and Accreditation Issues. For this interview, we agreed not to release the identity or gender of the midshipman…

SITREP: USMMA

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 2, 2016

The real issue hasn’t yet been addressed. Is it too late?Amidst the uproar that immediately followed the U.S. Maritime Administration’s curious decision to suspend the ‘sea year’ training for a subset of Kings Point cadets, USMMA alumni, parents…

Maritime Logistics Professional magazine

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 1, 2016

Evolving, growing and increasing its global reach.It is only appropriate that Maritime Logistics Professional magazine will make its print debut at this year’s SMM, the world’s largest and most diverse maritime trade exposition. As always, SMM takes place in Hamburg…

MaritimeTV Webcast: MSC Change of Command

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on August 29, 2016

On August 25, 2016, Rear Admiral T.K. Shannon relinquished command to Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne aboard the USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3), and Maritime TV was there to cover it.

Standardizing Shipboard “Green” Product Use

Posted to Standardizing Shipboard “Green” Product Use (by John Paparone) on August 24, 2016

A major paradigm shift is needed in relation to “green” cleaning products that are used aboard ships. Standardizing the use of these items is critical to ensure the “real” safety of the environment while maintaining best practices for preserving equipment on an ongoing basis.

Mondays with Maitland: LNG Boom on the Horizon

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on August 22, 2016

Clay Maitland discusses whether there is a boom on the horizon for the use of LNG as a shipboard fuel and what will drive it’s acceptance industry-wide.

SubChapter M: Open Letter to Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the USCG

Posted to SubChapter M (by Rocky Marchiano) on August 22, 2016

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Two for the Price of One

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on August 21, 2016

For the pure pageantry and drama of it all, it’s tough to beat a harbor pilot rate request hearing. Unless of course, you are talking about an effort to challenge the traditional state pilot model commonly found in U.S. deep draft ports, from coast to coast.

Maritime TV Mourns the Passing of Helen Delich Bentley

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on August 8, 2016

Maritime TV salutes the life and career of Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, a tireless champion for the U.S. maritime industry, who passed away on Saturday, August 6 in Timonium, Maryland. This memorable address from Bentley was delivered…