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Saturday, December 5, 2020

South China terminals face capacity overhang as demand falters

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 15, 2012

South China’s annual throughput was close to 60 million TEUs last year. There is no cluster of ports in the world that can boast that kind of volume, which enabled the province of Guangdong to claim a third of China exports. The rise of manufacturing…

Jack Ward (1553-1622)

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 11, 2011

Born in Faversham, Kent in about 1553, Jack Ward (or Birdy) spent his youth in the fisheries trade. Following the defeat of the Spanish Armada, he participated in privateering, an activity encouraged by Queen Elizabeth. With the accession of James I in 1603, Letters of Marque were no longer issued.

Nikumaroro

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 21, 2010

Nikumaroro (previously known as Gardner Island) is a small coral atoll in the central Pacific Ocean situated just south of the Equator and just west of the 180th meridian. It lies in the Phoenix Island Chain and is part of the Republic of Kiribati.

U.S. Coast Guard: Cherry-Picking is Not an Option

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 1, 2010

Responding directly to our August 10th article entitled, “STCW Compliance: will we or won’t we,” the U.S. Coast Guard’s Director of National and International Standards has affirmed the U.S. position on STCW compliance, especially as it relates…

Economic Analysis of Offshore Marine Industry Could Sway Policymakers

Posted to Gulf Coast Maritime (by Matt Gresham) on March 1, 2010

From the halls of Congress to the county courthouse, lawmakers and government bureaucrats alike love numbers. They use them in graphs and display them on poster boards so all can see the benefits of the latest program or industry up for debate at any particular time.

Issues associated with the use of low viscosity distillates

Posted to Issues associated with the use of low viscosity distillates (by Gregory Trauthwein) on January 14, 2010

1.  Lubricity issues of distillates versus residual fuels. 2.  Suitability of existing equipment for use with distillate fuels. 3.  Operational safety when using distillates in large marine auxiliary and propulsion boilers. Lubricity concerns…

DEBT, PRIVATE EQUITY, VC’S, ANGELS AND OTHER FLYING OBJECTS

Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on October 21, 2009

As a business coach, I have learned that some VC’s (or “venture capitalists” - sorry if you already knew that but you might have thought I meant Viet Cong; yes I AM that old but I was in Submarines remember ) can be to some business owners they finance as boats in general are to boat owners.