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Monday, October 15, 2018

Improving Skills Assessment

Posted to Murray Goldberg's Blog (by Murray Goldberg) on April 30, 2018

In safety-critical environments such as the maritime industry, it is of utmost importance that an organization can ensure crew competence. And while there are many factors to an individual’s ability to carry out their job properly (such as their knowledge and behavior)…

How One Vessel Master Managed Safe Navigation during a GPS Outage

Posted to Good navigation practices (by Morgan Roper) on September 22, 2017

During the week of June 19, 2017 a vessel transiting the northeast portion of the Black Sea reported multiple instances of GPS interference. Approximately 20 other vessels in the same area appeared to experience similar interference.The master of the vessel knew to contact the U.S.

Wishful Thinking From Across the Pond

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on August 6, 2014

Just last month, the Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) opined that the sixth negotiations round of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should include concessions from the American side on maritime transportation issues.

Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy in Singapore

Posted to Global Marine Cargo Vessel Inspection Surveyors and Consultancy (by Vietnam Inspection Company) on July 29, 2014

Singapore Inspection in Singapore/ Expediting/ Surveillance/ Inspector/ Expediter/  Quality control/ Testing/ Certificate/ Marine Surveyors/ Superintendent P&I Correspondents Insured cargo, marine investigation & adjusting in Singapore, Countries. Dr Capt.

IN WATER HULL CLEANING IN VIETNAM

Posted to DIVING & IN WATER WORKS (by AIM Surveyors) on July 1, 2013

AIM Control  is an independent Vietnam based company specializing in providing underwater diving and maintenance service to the shipping industry in Vietnam and the neighbouring countries with associations strategically located in all the…

Wednesday’s Word is WRRDA

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 21, 2014

It’s not a done deal and the long-awaited piece of legislation still needs Senate approval and the President’s signature, but the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is both hailing the passage of H.R. 3080 as a major victory for U.S.

Blues continue for troubled China Cosco

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 13, 2013

Don’t leave town, police told an executive director at China Cosco Holdings last week. Okay, they probably never said that, but it doesn’t change the fact that Xu Minjie is under investigation in what is widely believed to be part of Beijing’s crackdown on widespread corruption.

Dirty shipping business takes place prior to recycling

Posted to Dirty shipping business takes place prior to recycling (by Joseph Fonseca) on September 4, 2013

The hue and cry about casualties taking place at ship breaking yards may have died down after intense hostile protests by Greenpeace and other NGOs against the methods employed in ship breaking yards. They may have got measures in place to curb…

It is show time for Conferences & Events

Posted to It is show time for Conferences & Events (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 17, 2013

The sagging economy, rising inflation, weakening rupee and the falling FOREX reserves has caused the Indian government to take strategic steps to bring the economy around. Leading the list is the relaxation of the foreign direct investments…

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…

Essar Ports to develop Vizag’s 3 iron ore berths

Posted to Essar Ports to develop Vizag’s 3 iron ore berths (by Joseph Fonseca) on June 3, 2013

Essar Ports Ltd (EPL) has won the bid for developing three iron ore berths at Visakhapatnam Port on Build Operate Transfer (BOT) basis for 30 year period. The cost of the modernization is estimated at US $ 154 million. The bid was secured through EPL’s wholly-owned subsidiary…

SCI takes delivery of another bulk carrier

Posted to SCI takes delivery of another bulk carrier (by Joseph Fonseca) on May 22, 2013

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) acquisition spree of new buildings continues. Just two days ago on 20 May 2013, it accepted delivery of a Kamsarmax bulk carrier, M. V. “Vishva Chetna”. This is the second vessel of the four Kamsarmax…

Barnacle

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on April 23, 2013

The lowly barnacle has intrigued and been detested by mariners from time immemorial. It is a small arthropod with a complex life cycle. Once the fertilized egg is released into the water by the female, it hatches into a nauplius – a one-eyed larva consisting of a head and a tail fan for locomotion.

SCI takes delivery of Suezmax crude carrier

Posted to SCI takes delivery of Suezmax crude carrier (by Joseph Fonseca) on October 10, 2012

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCI) took delivery of a Suezmax crude oil tanker, named as m.t. “Desh Shobha” this morning. It was purchased from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HSHI), S. Korea on resale basis. The order for…

Tallying/ Supervision/ Weighing/ Sapmling/ Testing

Posted to Tallying/ Supervision/ Weighing/ Sapmling/ Testing (by AIM Surveyors) on October 2, 2012

AIM Commodity/ Cargo Tally Companies in Vietnam & Global We are a leader in providing Tally, Tallying, tally of quantity, tally of bags, sounding & measrement of volume, witness and calculation of weighing for cargo in bulk during loading and discharging into containers…

Great Offshore becomes India’s first full member of International Salvage Union

Posted to Great Offshore becomes India’s first full member of International Salvage Union (by Joseph Fonseca) on June 6, 2012

India has finally got their own internationally recognized and fully established salvage company which can now operate beyond the country’s borders and bid for major contracts all over the world that are open only to members of International Salvage Union.

Chinese research icebreaker Xue Long

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on May 25, 2012

The Xue Long (Snow Dragon) is the premier polar vessel of the People’s Republic of China. It was built in the Ukraine in 1993 and modified upon its acquisition by China in 1994. Its major function is to serve as a resupply vessel and scientific research platform in the Antarctic and the Arctic.

Transafrica, a dedicated Indo-Africa freight corridor service launched

Posted to Transafrica, a dedicated Indo-Africa freight corridor service launched (by Joseph Fonseca) on April 30, 2012

In a major development for cargo movement between India and the African continent, the Indo-Africa freight corridor branded, TransAfrica service was launched in Mumbai last fortnight. Promoted jointly by Transocean Express Logistics Pvt Ltd.…

China carrier takes industry losses to new lows

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on April 3, 2012

Just when you thought the 2011 shipping industry losses could not possibly get any worse, along comes one of China’s state owned carriers to set the benchmark at a new low. As China’s largest line, that honour naturally fell to Cosco, and the…

End of the voyage for FastShip?

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

FastShip has been an idea whose time has never come. In September, 2010 I reported that the ultra high-speed service to Europe was still waiting at the dockside for more money to get going. Matters were made worse by congress wanting to shift…
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