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Student-Centered Learning - a Consideration for all Maritime Trainers

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on July 16, 2012

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.Maritime Mentoring: International Maritime Mentoring Community - Find a Mentor…

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…

A Primer on Mentoring in the Maritime Industry

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on May 7, 2012

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.The Value of Mentoring…

Evergreen shrugs off conservative cloak

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 26, 2012

Working out supply and demand is a tricky business at the best of times, so trying to predict the container shipping market a year or two in advance is as good as sucking a thumb and writing down the first thing that comes to mind. Looking at an Alphaliner chart of current vs ordered ships…

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.

Rates war back in the picture on Asia-Europe

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on September 4, 2012

“A general rate increase in November? Skou must have lost his mind,” was the retort of Hong Kong Shippers Council executive director Sunny Ho to news that the Maersk boss planned to hike box rates from November 1. It was an understandable reaction from the feisty Ho…

Not all Western Seaboard ports are depressed about the future

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on July 30, 2012

Northern California’s commercial maritime operations continue to send mixed signals about the state of business. While Oakland is taking a downbeat perspective, nearby Redwood City is doing better and the Washington port of Longview is living up to its name with a new strategic plan.

KPIs are key to cost reductions

Posted to SHIPPINGInsight (by James Rhodes) on July 23, 2012

You may have seen the announcement, reported on MarineLink.com last week, that Maersk LIne has saved almost USD$90 million on fuel costs in three years by measuring the performance of individual ships. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were…

ABG’s Advance Pollution Control vessel for Coast Guard

Posted to ABG’s Advance Pollution Control vessel for Coast Guard (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 18, 2012

ABG Shipyard, India’s largest private shipbuilding company has built what is considered to be one of the most advanced pollution control vessel in the world. Christened Samudra Paheredar the vessel is set to be commissioned tomorrow and will…

Amelia Island

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on June 29, 2012

Amelia Island is the northern-most portion of Florida on the Atlantic coast. Georgia lies just across the St. Marys River. This political separation today is of little significance, but it was highly important in earlier times. Some years after…

Follow-Ups on TSA’s TWIC Extension

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on June 25, 2012

As previously scheduled, on June 19, the TSA published the official Notice (which will formally exempt many TWIC holders from their card’s normal expiration provisions) in volume 77 of the Federal Register, starting at page 36406. The details…

Day of the Seafarer: Support Through Training and Community

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on June 25, 2012

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.Maritime Mentoring: International Maritime Mentoring Community - Find a Mentor…

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.

Great White Fleet

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 30, 2012

Starting in about 1890, the United States Navy began a rebuilding program to replace its antiquated fleet, most of which then dated from the Civil War. It handily won the naval conflicts of the Spanish-American War, but that was against a nation with an even more antiquated fleet.

Politics: As Usual?

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 28, 2012

With another Presidential election coming up fast, the usual alliances are in place and we can expect another polarized election, just like the two that preceded this one. Or, can we? A savvy, Washington-based maritime attorney once told me that three months is a lifetime in any election cycle.

SS Ideal X

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 27, 2012

The ship that became famous as the Ideal X began life as a mass-produced T-2 tanker called the Potrero Hills, launched on December 30, 1944 by the Marinship Corporation of Sausalito, California. It changed ownership and names several times after the conclusion of World War II…

SMP conference takes the gateway to growth

Posted to SMP conference takes the gateway to growth (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 20, 2012

The last few months have seen a number of conferences and exhibitions taking place in different metros of India most of them going unnoticed. However, the SMP World Conference 2012 which is always conducted on a dual theme was different. For…

Kort nozzle

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on February 14, 2012

A Kort nozzle is a hydrodynamically-designed shroud that encircles a ship’s propeller just outside the blade tips. The entire assembly of the propeller and the nozzle is referred to as a ducted propeller. The concept of the ducted propeller…

Ports and carriers make huge strides in cutting pollution

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 30, 2012

The anti-pollution brigade continues to rule the waves in port planning in California, imposing ever more strict standards every year. A conference/workshop in Long Beach earlier this month shows just how well the industry has done in keeping up with these demands. Long Beach is a prime example.

Delving into Beat The Canal leaders

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on January 19, 2012

Strange bedfellows are making strange machinations in the united front (Beat The Canal) to stop the Panama Canal taking West Coast port traffic. Those dependable stalwarts, the ILWU local union shops, are rejuvenating their efforts to stop vessels calling at Longview's grain terminal…