28695 members and growing – the largest networking group in the maritime industry!

LoginJoin

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy in Thailand

Posted to Global Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy (by Vietnam Inspection Company) on July 30, 2014

Thailand Inspection in Thailand/ Expediting/ Surveillance/ Inspector/Expediter/  Quality control/ Testing/ Certificate/ Marine Surveyors/Superintendent P&I Correspondents Insured cargo, marine investigation & adjusting in Thailand, Countries. Dr Capt.

Sand dollar

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 18, 2014

Sand dollar is a general term for various species of extremely flattened sea urchins of the order Clypeasteroida. They may be found in temperate or tropical marine waters worldwide and are also known as sea cookies, snapper biscuits, or pansy shells.

William Lewis Herndon

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 18, 2014

William Lewis Herndon (1813-1857) was appointed Midshipman in the relatively new United States Navy in 1828, serving afloat in the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Gulf of Mexico. From 1842 through 1847, he served at the new Naval Observatory and Hydrographic Office in Washington…

A bullish start to the year for US ports

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 30, 2013

US ports are reporting some pretty good results for 2012, despite gloomy assessments from economists about the performance of the national economy. What’s more a couple of forecasts for 2013 are surprisingly upbeat, while indications from others show a good first half of their fiscal years.

Placid management veneer at two major port systems is shaken

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on August 31, 2012

There are upheavals at two ports that have been considered among the most admired and efficient in the country. Seattle’s CEO, Tay Yoshitani, is being scrutinized for taking on a directorship for 3PL group Expeditors, while Jerry Bridges has…

China distribution the battleground of the future

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 28, 2012

A clearer picture of the Chinese consumer is emerging: He or she lives in the city, the household earns RMB78,500 a year (US$12,400) and probably has a car parked outside. The annual income doesn’t sound like much but it continues to grow rapidly.

Shipping Corporation of India orders 6 AHTS vessels

Posted to Shipping Corporation of India orders 6 AHTS vessels (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 8, 2012

Continuing with its acquisition program, state-owned, Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) placed orders for six Anchor Handling, Towing and Supply (AHTS) vessels with ABG Shipyard Ltd, India’s largest private sector shipbuilder. This is…

Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II

Posted to Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II (by Don Horton) on February 4, 2011

During the first part of WW II the German U-boat were sinking our ships faster than we could build them. The rate of sinkings were so great, our government directed the news media to not print the acutal sinkings for fear the seamen would shear…

Maritime Security Directive on Piracy: Update

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on January 12, 2011

The Notice of Availability for the US Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (Rev 5) is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register tomorrow (January 13). My earlier speculation that Revision 5 increased the area of the Indian…

RiverNotes: A Moment on the Mississippi

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on July 5, 2010

Behind the boat, the lights of Quincy, Illinois receded into a bright cluster. On either side of the river, the outline of the heavily treed banks closed in on the city and contrasted like a black cutout against the transluscent night sky. The stars were out…

Hydrovolts Creating Buzz in the Pacific Northwest

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 3, 2009

Hydrovolts has invented revolutionary in-stream hydrokinetic turbines that generate renewable energy from water currents. The turbines are dropped into and secured in the open channel - it is not necessary to divert the flow or construct new channels or dams.

Bold move as Vietnam plans huge transshipment port

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 27, 2009

It is difficult to see how Vietnam will need a transshipment port with the ability to handle ships of 17,000 TEU capacities. In fact, it is difficult to see how the world will need ships of that outrageous size. Business will certainly improve and ships will fill up again…

White House Job Summit Could Start With Easing Business Climate

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on November 13, 2009

Skyrocketing healthcare costs are the fault of big bad insurance companies. High fuel costs are the fault of Big Oil. Wall Street’s woes are solely the responsibility of greedy CEOs and out-of-control investment bankers. One would think anyone…