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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Battles Back

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 2, 2018

ESG begins the long road back to the ‘new normal.’ There are two reasons why I wouldn’t bet against them.Florida Gulf Coast-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has resumed operations at both of its two main shipbuilding facilities just two weeks…

Becoming an Ocean Transport Intermediary (OTI)

Posted to Mario Bruendel's Blog (by Mario Bruendel) on October 22, 2018

The first barrier to entry for exporting goods on a global scale was to figure out how to be able to independently facilitate the transfer of cargo on the behalf of a shipper (someone who produces a product to be exported) via a vessel owning commercial carrier (VOCC).

Now and Then: Night and Day

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 12, 2018

The full range of technology has arrived on the waterfront. Today, anyone who has the need to step on board any commercial watercraft knows that only too well. For those of us who have toiled in the business for almost 40 years, the changes…

Relocate fortifications in Tangshan Industrial Parks

Posted to Eversafe Marine (by song Tom) on October 10, 2018

LocationTangshan Industrial parks is located in LuNan district of Tanshan city, a north city of China,OwnerRiseSun Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Is a China-based company engages in the development and management of real estate properties.

The Wrong Time, Wrong Place – and, The Wrong ‘Ask’

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 30, 2018

A proposed rate adjustment for the Houston Ship Pilots has come under unusually heavy fire from the key stakeholders who sign their checks. What happens next could reshape the future of deep draft ocean commerce in U.S. waters.Business as UsualIt’s…

The NSMV Lives!

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 21, 2018

A slightly delayed ‘MARAD-NSMV Industry Engagement’ event is now scheduled for 26-28 September at MITAGS in Linthicum, MD. The National Security Multimission Vessel (NSMV) is, so far, a conceptual design for the hoped-for replacement class of…

Technology: situations, challenges – and opportunities

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 19, 2018

Not too long ago, I shared in this venue the wonders of what I saw in terms of new technology for the waterfront at the biennial SMM Trade Show in Hamburg, Germany.And, it was truly impressive; a harbinger of what is to come and indeed, what’s already arrived on our doorstep.

You Can Get IT if You Really Want …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 9, 2018

Hamburg, Germany: At this week’s SMM Trade Fair, the words of the iconic song, “You Can Get it if You Really Want,” written and sung by reggae and rock legend Jimmy Cliff took on new meaning, at least for this writer. That’s because – and I’ve…

Record Cargo Volumes & Cleaner Air

Posted to Thomas Jelenić's blog (by (None)) on September 7, 2018

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles recently released their annual emissions inventories and the news was impressive. Cargo volumes are at record levels while emissions continue to decline. In fact, the twin ports were a hair's breadth away…

Embracing the Nuclear Option

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on August 3, 2018

N/S Savannah: worth seeing, worth saving – and, worth every penny spent to do both.Baltimore, MD: As the Editor of both Maritime Logistics Professional and MarineNews magazines, I flatter myself that I have – perhaps like no one else covering…

Ready Reserve Force Vessels Stand Ready

Posted to Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby's Blog (by Mark Buzby) on July 27, 2018

Merchant mariner numbers may be at a low in the U.S., but the men and women of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) have increased their operating days by 245 percent from Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 to FY 2017.This year’s missions have included some of…

Changing the Thinking Around Drills

Posted to Murray Goldberg's Blog (by Murray Goldberg) on July 10, 2018

The first thing that comes to the mind of many mariners when they hear “drills” is “compliance”. From engine room fire drills to enclosed space drills, they are critical activities that help ensure one’s crew is prepared to react rapidly, efficiently and effectively in emergency situations.

Collision Course

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 2, 2018

Commerce and state pilot associations, both in the same river, headed in opposite directions, will soon meet in a passing situation. How they negotiate that critical port-to-port passing is more important now than ever.The news that shares of…

2018 MarTID Insights Series: A Deep Dive Into the Results

Posted to Murray Goldberg's Blog (by Murray Goldberg) on June 5, 2018

By now you may have already heard about the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) initiative, collaboratively founded by the World Maritime University, New Wave Media and my company, Marine Learning Systems.As a quick summary, MarTID…

Harmonizing Shipping Regulations: not so fast

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 4, 2018

As the White House Opens a Public Comment Period Seeking to Harmonize Shipping Regulations – something the current administration characterizes as a move to reduce regulatory costs and restrictions on the U.S. maritime industry – the concept and the intent sounds good.

When America Sneezes …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 17, 2018

The rest of the world catches a cold.It’s been a long time since I served as a ship expeditor and cargo surveyor, immediately following my career at sea. In those days, the vast majority of cargo superintendents serving on the U.S. Gulf Coast…

Free the Mather!

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 14, 2018

Just back from a whirlwind two-day tour of the Cleveland waterfront, there is much to report from this bustling and growing Great Lakes port. If you go, you can also tour the restored 618-foot historic William G. Mather, a retired Great Lakes freighter.

MarTID: A New Tool for Maritime Training Professionals

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 1, 2018

The inaugural edition of the Maritime Training Insights Database (MarTID) Report sheds new light on maritime safety and training practices, what works, and what doesn’t. More importantly, its analysis and data emanates from you.The first annual…

Improving Skills Assessment

Posted to Murray Goldberg's Blog (by Murray Goldberg) on April 30, 2018

In safety-critical environments such as the maritime industry, it is of utmost importance that an organization can ensure crew competence. And while there are many factors to an individual’s ability to carry out their job properly (such as their knowledge and behavior)…

Capt. Joachim Wedekind

Posted to Richard Eberhardt's Blog (by Richard Eberhardt) on April 19, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard honored Capt. Joachim Wedekind for 30 years of service in the all-volunteer Auxiliary at the USCG Auxiliary Change of Command held in New Orleans January 13, 2018. Included in the recognition were letters of appreciation from RADM Paul F.