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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

HMS Warrior

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on July 12, 2011

The HMS Warrior was the world’s first iron-hull, armor-plated warship. It was also one of the largest ships of its time when launched in 1860. Iron hull ships were relatively new when the Warrior was built. Likewise, armor-plating had been brought…

Bureau Veritas reported to be buying Inspectorate

Posted to Bureau Veritas reported to be buying Inspectorate (by Claudio Paschoa) on November 20, 2010

The marine fuels testing business has grown greatly over the years in part due to the ever decreasing quality of marine residual fuels and now the regulations with regards to sulphur content and the environment. Competition is keen amongst the major players in the game such as DNVPS…

BIMCO and IBIA Launch Electronic Guide to Bunkering

Posted to Company News (by Jocelyn Redfern) on October 27, 2010

BIMCO Asia Liaison Officer Thomas Timlen, and IBIA Chief Executive Ian Adams released the BIMCO and IBIA Bunkering Guide on October 27 to delegates in Singapore attending the 16th Singapore International Bunkering Conference. A limited number…

Darwin Sets Sail: Survival of the Fittest for Ocean Shipping

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 6, 2010

To my way of thinking, the world’s ocean shipping industry – spanning all modal varieties and subspecialties – has evolved (however unevenly) over the course of the past 100 years in three separate and distinct phases. Now well into the final stage…

Propeller Club Seattle Hosts IMO Secretary General

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on September 16, 2010

To put the work of mariners in perspective, the Secretary General pointed out that while the world’s population is somewhere around 6.5 billion, and waterborne shipping moves 90% of all trade for that population, there are only about 1.5 million mariners in the world to service that trade. Mr.