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Monday, November 11, 2019

Size counts on weak Asia-Europe routes

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on June 19, 2013

The mega vessel sharing agreement between the world’s three biggest container lines is going to completely dominate Asia-Europe trade with ships from Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM having a good 40 percent share of the market. The P3 Network, as it is called…

Long Beach stands toe-to-toe with its bigger neighbor

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on June 28, 2012

A dramatic shift in financial bulk is taking place at the two main Southern Californian ports over the next 18 months. For the first time, Long Beach will be looking its neighbor, Los Angeles, in the eye. The two ports are standing virtually…

GAO Says No to Mailing TWICs to Homes

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on April 17, 2011

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its congressionally required report on the feasibility of (1) mailing Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) to applicants’ residences and (2) allowing applicants to receive their TWICs at enrollment centers of their choice.

Indian ship owners demand Armed Guards on ships

Posted to Indian ship owners demand Armed Guards on ships (by Joseph Fonseca) on April 6, 2011

With piracy taking a turn for the worse, Indian ship owners have upped their ante making a desperate bid for the ultimate step of using armed guards on board the vessel. Despite the Naval authorities and major manning companies frowning on such measures…

Modest Infrastructure’s 2nd shipyard to get underway

Posted to Modest Infrastructure’s 2nd shipyard to get underway (by Joseph Fonseca) on June 23, 2010

The emerging opportunities in ship building and ship repairs are seeing players make bold overtures, pumping in money certain to reap a rich harvest. Even early entrants, not wanting to be left out have got into an expansion mode and have firmed up plans to multiply their centers of operation.