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Friday, December 6, 2019

Change at the helm comes at a crucial time for Maersk

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on December 20, 2011

Kolding was architect of the line’s aggressive plans to expand market share and service quality. Yet he hands over the reins of the world’s biggest carrier at the most troubled time in the container shipping industry’s history. Freight rates…

The Train Wreck at DOT

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 19, 2011

It has been an interesting autumn at the U.S. Maritime Administration and for its Department of Transportation parent, as well. Little in the way of good news is to be had for anyone; much less the U.S. domestic waterfront itself. The abrupt…

Magic Pipe Murkiness Surfaces Again

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on May 6, 2010

Masters of foreign carriers have lost a couple of their worry lines following a "not guilty" verdict in Houston for the master of the Georgios M. He was nabbed under the "magic pipe" law, but the jury disbelieved the crewmembers who claimed to have seen the master use the pipe.

US Short Sea Shipping

Posted to US Short Sea Shipping (by Bruce L. Perri) on March 18, 2010

US highway traffic continues to increase particularly in the urban areas of the northeast, eastern central, gulf and the LA to Seattle corridor. In addition to greatly increased risks in everyday commuting, the impact on the environment continues to rise.

No frills container carrier lining up for launch

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on February 11, 2010

Neptune Orient Lines just reported a loss of US$741 million for 2009. China Shipping Container Lines is expected to soon announce a loss of US$1 billion. Other results will begin to trickle in but no carrier handling containers will have done well last year.

Piracy approach a failure, say Hong Kong shipowners

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 19, 2010

The Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association (HKSOA) has called for governments to throw out the current response to pirates menacing ships off the Horn of Africa, accusing the international community of tolerating piracy instead of eliminating attacks.

Marine protected areas

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on January 8, 2010

Marine protected area (MPA) is a fluid term with a range of possible meanings. For the most part, it is an area of the marine environment where human activity is regulated for the purpose of conserving and managing natural and cultural marine resources.

Massive drugs haul off Spanish coast

Posted to On the waterfront (by Emma-Jane Batey) on December 24, 2009

The streets of London may have got just a little bit cleaner and safer thanks to a massive drugs haul off the coast of Northern Spain. Cocaine with a street value of £375million was seized from a large ship, a 150ft former coastguard vessel…

WHO SHOULD BE THE DESIGNATED DRIVER?

Posted to BoatbuildConsult.com (by Phil Friedman) on December 16, 2009

Just about every boatyard uses the expression, “On time and on budget.” But in reality, how many major build or refit projects meet those criteria? Very, very few, if any. There is a plethora of factors working to prevent a project from coming in on time and on budget.

Schlumberger Solutions Tailored for Deepwater Subsalt Well Intervention

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 10, 2009

The challenges facing the exploration and subsequent production phase in the deepwater subsalt fields are extensive. The cost involved in deepwater E&P can get to a point where it isn´t financially atractive in terms of profit margins. One of…

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, WARREN?

Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on December 5, 2009

It’s been an ironic couple of weeks for superyachts and frankly, I don’t quite know what to make of it all. First Warren Buffett bought BNSF www.bnsf.com , then Nordhavn www.nordhavn.com finally sold it’s first 120 foot long, er, “trawler” joining…

Marine Mammals Protect Washington State Naval Base

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 1, 2009

The U.S. Navy will install a swimmer interdiction security system at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor, Washington, that will employ teams of security personnel and specially-trained marine mammals to protect waterside assets and sailors. This…

NOAA research ship Okeanos Explorer

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 9, 2009

The Okeanos is the only U.S. government ship dedicated solely to exploring unknown parts of the ocean. It is a former Navy surveillance ship that was obtained by NOAA in 2005 and converted at a shipyard in Seattle into a deep-sea research vessel.

Naval Research Sea Glider Applications

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 26, 2009

A Sea Glider unmanned underwater vehicle with an underwater microphone began patrolling the coast of Hawaii in late October and will finish up its initial mission in mid-November. By then, it will have collected half a terabyte of data. By applying…

BG Group considers potencial in Brazilian pre-salt to be high

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 10, 2009

In September 2009, BG Group announced that the Guara discovery (BM-S-9), in the Santos basin, where BG Group has 30% is estimated to contain recoverable volumes of 1.1 to 2.0 billion BOE. To speed up the necessary developments at Guará, all…