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Belt and suspenders

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 1, 2013

Following the grounding of the conical drill unit (CDU) Kulluk on Sitkalidak Island, a number of environmental advocates have called for a ban on oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters. The argument is that such offshore drilling in a harsh environment…

India’s On-Line COC examination draws global interest

Posted to India’s On-Line COC examination draws global interest (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 9, 2012

Maritime regulatory authorities, the world over, are showing keen interest in the on-line examination system, ‘ePariksha’ for seafarers who appear for the certificate of competency (COC) examination. The Director General of Shipping (DGS), Ministry of Shipping…

Laissez faire or just plain blasé

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 20, 2012

Hong Kong and Singapore have developed into fierce rivals over the last two decades. During that time, both iconic cities have become transportation hubs, Hong Kong as a gateway to China and Singapore as the transshipment point between East and West.

Scary stuff from the experts, but 'wait and see' is the best advice

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 13, 2012

Container shipping lines, and their bulk carrying counterparts, are being squeezed from both sides of their balance sheets. The top lines are throttled by excess capacity and poor freight rate levels, while the bottom lines are hammered by rising fuel costs.

Asia-Europe will decide the shape of shipping in 2012

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on December 22, 2011

When Daily Maersk was announced a couple of months ago, the industry held its breath to see what the other carriers would do about it. What Maersk was offering were guaranteed transit times between certain Asian and European destinations with the payment of penalties for late delivery.

Container shipping shambles claims first high profile victim

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 24, 2011

Some pundits are predicting significant consolidation of the container shipping industry as it is hit from all sides by falling demand and burdened with over capacity and high fuel prices. Among the top carriers, it is hard to see where that…

IL &FS-All Cargo JV to enter ship building/repairs & SEZ

Posted to IL &FS-All Cargo JV to enter ship building/repairs & SEZ (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 27, 2011

in the ship yard and repairs field compared to other players we will however be having world class facility and offer top quality products and services. Our ship repair facility will undertake repairs of 150 to 200 ships per annum and we plan…