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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lumps of coal in Qinhuangdao port’s IPO stocking

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on December 17, 2013

When it comes to IPOs, timing is everything. Catch a wave of positive market sentiment and you are cooking with gas. But get swamped by negative sentiment and you are toast. Qinhuangdao Port's debut on the Hong Kong Exchange last week unfortunately…

Drybulk recovery…”It has legs” or “weak in the knees”?

Posted to Maritime Musings by Barry Parker (by (None)) on October 24, 2013

ASBA’s annual cargo conference is now going way beyond cargo. With an increasing delegation of ship agents, and an emerging Latin American flavor, this event is now firmly on the map. ASBA President Bill Stewart, no stranger to computers and communications…

Great Offshore becomes India’s first full member of International Salvage Union

Posted to Great Offshore becomes India’s first full member of International Salvage Union (by Joseph Fonseca) on June 6, 2012

India has finally got their own internationally recognized and fully established salvage company which can now operate beyond the country’s borders and bid for major contracts all over the world that are open only to members of International Salvage Union.

Seahorse

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 12, 2013

The seahorse (genus Hippocampus) is a true, albeit strange-looking, fish. It shares the family Syngnathidae with the pipefish. Like other fish, it breathes through gills. But it lacks scales. Its skin is stretched over a series of interlocking bony plates…

Drive to cut costs may push shipping into the clouds

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on September 21, 2012

Maersk Line recently signed a US$150 million cloud computing deal with HP. In the five-year agreement, the Danish carrier will use HP’s cloud-enabled data centers and HP Workplace Services in what is known as an “instant-on enterprise”. Yes, that made no sense to me, either.

USCG to Webcast CDC Strategy “Listening Sessions”

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on July 29, 2011

When I wrote about the announcement of stakeholder meetings on the Coast Guard’s working draft of the Certain Dangerous Cargos (CDC) Security National Strategy (for the maritime transportation system), I seconded the notion that the USCG should webcast the sessions.

Homeland Security Advisory System Officially Dead

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on April 20, 2011

At 7:10 this morning, the Secretary of Homeland Security blogged that DHS had taken “another major step forward” in “strengthening our country’s defenses by getting all stakeholders – including the public – the information and resources they…

Move to give STCW a slant on learning

Posted to Move to give STCW a slant on learning (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 6, 2010

With near misses and accidents on the rise while at sea, the focus has with intensity come to rest on training and STCW conventions. A lot of soul searching and introspection is taking place with a section of trainers coming to the conclusion…

SCI takes delivery of its first LR-I size Product Tanker

Posted to SCI takes delivery of its first LR-I size Product Tanker (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 26, 2010

State owned Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) took delivery of a Long Range-I (LR-I) Product Tanker, M.T. Swarna Sindhu, on 23rd July, 2010 raising the number of tankers in its fleet to 41 and the company’s total fleet strength to 74 vessels. M.T.

Modest Infrastructure’s 2nd shipyard to get underway

Posted to Modest Infrastructure’s 2nd shipyard to get underway (by Joseph Fonseca) on June 23, 2010

The emerging opportunities in ship building and ship repairs are seeing players make bold overtures, pumping in money certain to reap a rich harvest. Even early entrants, not wanting to be left out have got into an expansion mode and have firmed up plans to multiply their centers of operation.