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Rates hit lowest levels ever, GRIs reach for record highs – go figure

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on October 10, 2013

Here's the story so far ... European demand for containerized imports from China vanished as the continent melted down into a steaming pile of sovereign debt. Meanwhile, the ever-optimistic and market share protecting shipping lines continued to place orders for new ships.

Less With Less

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on October 7, 2013

The annual meeting of the National Waterways Conference, held in the last week of September at Savannah, GA, held little in terms of certainty for attendees. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Major General Michael Walsh told those present…

TWIC: Alive and Kicking

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on May 22, 2013

The way forward for homeland security officials seems to be pretty clear when it comes to the much anticipated and often criticized Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Or maybe not. The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) report…

Pre-Purchase Condition survey

Posted to Pre-Purchase Condition survey (by 1. MARINE SURVEY AND CARGO INSPECTION COMPANY IN VIETNAM) on October 2, 2012

For over 20 years AIM Control has been providing "Professional Marine Services" to Vietnam, International area boaters. Email: aimcontrol@hotmail.com, inspection@aimcontrolgroup.com, cell-phone: +84903615612. A pre-purchase survey is a thorough…

Red-Headed Stepchild Rant

Posted to MarineNews Notes (by Raina Clark) on December 24, 2009

Do you ever feel like the red-headed stepchild? After Sean Connaughton resigned last January/February due to the change in administration in Washinton D.C., the position of Administrator for the Maritime Administation (MARAD) was left unfilled for nearly a year.