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A Welcome Act of Public Regard

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on August 27, 2010

When ports refuse wage rises, more people should take notice. Seattle has provided a model answer to other sectors of the economy with boss Tay Yoshitani turning down a 4 percent pay hike on top of his $330,000 a year. Some investment bankers…

MARAD Issues Advisory for Transiting Straits of Hormuz

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on August 17, 2010

Responding to the “explosive incident” experienced by the tanker M. STAR while transiting East in the Straits of Hormuz on the night of 27-28 July, the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has issued Advisory 2010-08. The official press agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Reduced cylinder oil consumption

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on April 6, 2010

The present economic squeeze on the shipping industry is forcing operators to look to new ways to keep costs as low as possible. Running a diesel engine requires fuel and there is not much that can be done to reduce fuel costs if the same power output is required from the engine.