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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Madagascar

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 20, 2013

Madagascar is a large island in the Indian Ocean located 250 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. Now home to the Republic of Madagascar, the island was first settled by natives of Borneo, who arrived in waves by outrigger canoe between 350 BC and 550 AD.

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…

Carriers in for a brutal year as capacity floods in

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on July 4, 2012

Alphaliner’s chart of the week focuses on the new tonnage that has been added by the top 20 container shipping lines in the past 12 months. As incredible as the capacity is – 844,000 TEUs for a fleet growth of 6.4 percent – the one carrier that stands out is CSAV.

Yangtze shipping left high and dry

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 25, 2012

The Year of the Dragon begins now, represented in the Chinese zodiac by the Water Dragon. There is some irony in that, because the worst drought in 50 years has forced Chinese maritime authorities to close the Yangtze River above the port of Wuhan, more than 600 miles upriver from Shanghai.

Not much good cheer to go around this season

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on December 15, 2011

HSBC’s analysts expect export growth in China to slow from its current level of 13 percent to single digits over the next few months. This is going to pile more woes on top of an already woeful manufacturing sector. With profit margins plunging…

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.

Vizhinjam to become major transshipment port in S. India

Posted to Vizhinjam to become major transshipment port in S. India (by Joseph Fonseca) on November 29, 2010

Vizhinjam, a port located near the Southern tip of India and close to the international shipping route is being developed into a major transshipment port. Once completed it is expected to attract annually over 10,000 ships that is half the number that pass through the Suez Canal.

GlobalMET Charts a new course at India chapter

Posted to GlobalMET Charts a new course at India chapter (by Joseph Fonseca) on November 22, 2010

With focus on charting a new course the Global Maritime Education & Training Association (GlobalMET), which boasts of 106 members based in 35 economies, held its annual conference in Mumbai on 20 November 2010. Held jointly with the Nautical…

Coping with shifting cargo patterns will take some doing

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on November 18, 2010

In previous years the peak season for shipping out of Asia was around August to October. Huge volumes of containers left busy China ports and sailed off on full vessels for Europe and the US. Container lines slapped on hefty peak season charges…

The Shipping Antitrust Law is Dead, while Long Beach's Reputation is at Stake

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on November 4, 2010

The TransPacific Stabilization Agreement is beaming with satisfaction while the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association is unhappy, following the national and state elections this week. James Oberstar's fall from power in Congress means that the anti-trust shipping law is all but dead.

IRS set for a big leap forward

Posted to IRS set for a big leap forward (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 12, 2010

‘We came! We saw! But it was a long wait before we could conquer’. This has been the refrain of those who have been with the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) which has now achieved a full fledged membership of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Council.

Unique Corus Tubes for Tupi Project

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on July 9, 2010

Corus Tubes has successfully manufactured 118km of 457mm x 31.75mm Grade X65 sour linepipe for the Petrobras Tupi project. This linepipe is designed to operate in Brazil’s Santos Basin at a depth of 2200m, and is thickest 18” UOE pipe manufactured to date.

Out of Africa: No Holiday from a Dangerous World

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 7, 2010

Nairobi, Kenya: It was almost 21 years ago when my wife came up with the bright idea of visiting Africa – specifically Kenya – for the purpose of taking a photo safari. At the time, I did not necessarily share her burning passion to see the…

OGX Continues Positive Exploratory Campaign in Brazil

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on June 30, 2010

OGX Petróleo e Gás, which is the Brazilian O&G company responsible for the largest private sector exploratory campaign in Brazil, recently announced that it had identified two oil-bearing intervals, one in the Aptian section of well 1-OGX-10…

Schlumberger Solutions Tailored for Deepwater Subsalt Well Intervention

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on December 10, 2009

The challenges facing the exploration and subsequent production phase in the deepwater subsalt fields are extensive. The cost involved in deepwater E&P can get to a point where it isn´t financially atractive in terms of profit margins. One of…

PERHAPS SOME SUPERYACHT THINGS NEVER WILL CHANGE

Posted to THE BUSINESS OF SUPERYACHTS - BRANSOM BEAN (by bransom bean) on November 7, 2009

Nestled in the sunset’s shadow cast by Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Nelly’s Ford,  (NOT referring not to a certain “un-stimulussed” US auto maker), Virginia, USA is just about as un-nautical place as you can be unless you count Sperry Marine’s…