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The Los Angeles master plan is a revamp

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

The Los Angeles master plan may not be to everyone’s taste but it is a revamp of previous thinking. Three distinct areas are set out, the breakwater to the V. Thomas Bridge (413 acres), West Basin and Wilmington (1,098 acres), and Terminal Island.

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…

AIS

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on January 25, 2010

The Automatic Identification System (AIS) was developed as a collision avoidance tool. It incorporates data from various onboard sensors, showing position, course, speed, etc. as well as the identity of the vessel, and transmits that information automatically and repeatedly in the VHF-FM bandwidth.