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Monday, November 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 8, 2013

Fully 6 months after winning a second term in office, President Obama has (finally) nominated a candidate for U.S. Secretary of Transportation to replace outgoing DOT Chief Ray LaHood. On April 29th, Anthony Foxx, the Mayor of Charlotte, N.C., was tapped for the role.

Picton Castle

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 3, 2013

The barque Picton Castle is a commercial sail training vessel homeported in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and registered in the Cook Islands. It was built in Swansea, Wales in 1928 as a motorized fishing trawler and named for the local Welsh castle.

Market expectations from DNV and GL merger

Posted to Market expectations from DNV and GL merger (by Joseph Fonseca) on January 23, 2013

The recent announcement of the merger of the two classification societies Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) seems to have caused an unsettling effect on shipping companies, classification societiesand others related organizations.

dynamic responses determine stability at sea

Posted to for those in motion on the ocean (by Peter Ebbutt) on December 19, 2012

Stabilicube…tracks changes in stability as waves sweep thru, winds gust, liquids transfer via open cross connects, tanks slosh, cargo shifts, water is still trapped on deck, towline angles and tensions change. Stabilicube takes the guess work out of operations at sea.

China looks inwards as export demand remains weak

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 25, 2012

China became known as the world’s factory by offering manufacturing costs that could not be matched by the developed nations. Its wages paid to uneducated rural migrant labour were a fraction of the mostly unionized pay required in the West, and land for factories was plentiful and cheap.

Job Shadowing: its Suitability as a Training and Familiarization Technique

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on October 19, 2011

Blog Notifications: For the latest maritime training articles, visit our company blog here. You can receive notifications of new articles on our company blog by following the blog.Share this blog post.Follow me on Twitter.Job Shadowing: its…

When is a Hong Kong manufacturer not a Hong Kong manufacturer?

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 4, 2011

The Hong Kong Toys Manufacturers Association was this week complaining that falling orders from the European Union and the US will leave factory owners facing a bleak Christmas. The expectation is that toy exports will be down about 25 percent this year…

Salish Sea

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 4, 2011

The Salish Sea extends from the southern end of Puget Sound, near Olympia, Washington, north through Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia to Desolation Sound, and west to where the Strait of Juan de Fuca meets the Pacific Ocean. Its name derives…

Oil & Gas deep exploitation and All sea sources of Renewable energy production with the same technology

Posted to TKS Greening Oceans (by Tarkovacs Stefan) on September 15, 2011

This starting century let come a new deal between the earth and human kind, between nations, between people and their needs. This new time needs new ideas and new behaviour, particularly from industrialists and investors to help that world continue to grow up without destroying itself.

On-Line exams for Certificates of Competency

Posted to On-Line exams for Certificates of Competency (by Joseph Fonseca) on August 15, 2011

As the clamor for holding examinations for certificates of competency (COC) on-line took on a strident pitch, head honchos and leading lights of the maritime trade especially from manning agents, training institutes, ship owners, classification…

Proposed Indian Ports Bill could get shelved

Posted to Proposed Indian Ports Bill could get shelved (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 6, 2011

The Government of India proposal to come out with the Indian Ports Bill for replacing the extant Indian Port Act, 1908 and the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963 in order to meet the current operational and developmental requirements of the Indian Ports sector.

Greatship Global orders Self Elevating Drilling Rig

Posted to Greatship Global orders Self Elevating Drilling Rig (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 23, 2011

Greatship Global Energy Services Pte. Ltd. (GGES), a Singapore incorporated subsidiary of Greatship (India) Limited (GIL), which is a subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, has placed an order for construction of One (1) Mobile…

National Maritime Security Advisory Committee Meeting – Part 3

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on January 21, 2011

Materials from the sessions of the most recent meeting of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) Meeting January 19 and January 20 have now been posted on the NMSAC site on the Coast Guard’s Homeport website. NOTE: This post may be copied…

Surprises are in Store over Shipping Act Maneuvering

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on November 30, 2010

US maritime politics is getting murkier, who would have thought of it? Just when the straitjacket of antitrust regulation   was about to be wrapped around the  TransPacific Stabilization Agreement, the politicians seemed to be getting ready…

General Electric Targeting Massive Growth in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 23, 2010

Very recently Petrobras and General Electric (GE) signed an agreement for future technology cooperation in R&D projects for monitoring and controlling oil and gas production systems. The development of subsea and compact systems for O&G production…

Radiation Portal Monitors

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on November 19, 2010

Radiation portal monitors (RPMs) are sophisticated technological devices intended to detect ionizing radiation in containers and other objects. They are commonly used by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other governmental organizations…

Indian Ports (Consolidated) Act of 2010 in the offing

Posted to Indian Ports (Consolidated) Act of 2010 in the offing (by Joseph Fonseca) on October 18, 2010

The draft of the Indian Ports (Consolidated) Act 2010 is likely to come before the Lok Sabha of the Indian parliament during the coming Winter Session. The proposed Act is said to be in line with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) of USA…

New TransPac Services Add Fuel to the Fire

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on September 10, 2010

A curious concoction is fermenting around the West Coast. The Containership Company (TCC), nominally based in Denmark, is pleased with results so far, a $3 million net loss on $21 million in revenue during the first half of its first year. Then we have Hainan PO Shipping…

State Dep’t & USCG Respond to Suez Canal Firearms Prohibition

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on September 8, 2010

It has been reported that, about two months ago,  the Suez Canal Authority began enforcing a prohibition on merchant vessels transiting the Canal with firearms on board. A vessel with weapons is now required to hand them over to Egyptian authorities…

New Players in the Brazilian O&G Market

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on August 19, 2010

The first new player we will be looking at is HRT Oil & Gas, which is a new national operator, founded in 2009. HRT O&G is a company belonging to the HRT Participation Group, an O&G market consultancy company founded by a prominent geologist Marcio Rocha Mello PhD…
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