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Thursday, November 14, 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…

Cabotage Law relaxed for Vallarpadam in South India

Posted to Cabotage Law relaxed for Vallarpadam in South India (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 10, 2012

The Indian government has finally relaxed the Cabotage law for the Dubai Port World (DP World) operated International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam, Kochi in South India despite the spirited opposition by the Indian ship owners lobby.

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.

Indian shipping tonnage at record level

Posted to Indian shipping tonnage at record level (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 5, 2010

After a two-year slump, the Indian shipping tonnage registered a robust growth to touch the all time high of 9.71 million GT as of 30 April 2010. This buoyancy is expected to continue and the tonnage could well cross the 10 million mark soon…

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.

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…