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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.

Proposed USCG STCW Regulations Impact Maritime Security

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on September 29, 2011

Proposed US Coast Guard regulations to implement the STCW Convention will, if adopted, have both direct and indirect impacts on maritime transportation security programs. That said, implementation of the maritime-security-specific STCW amendments…

Port Royal

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 1, 2010

Johnny Depp and Walt Disney have made a fortune in recent years with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise films. Their take is puny by comparison to that of the real pirates who, from 1657 to 1692, operated out of Port Royal with the backing of the British Crown.

ClassNK’s focus on R & D in India

Posted to ClassNK’s focus on R & D in India (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 28, 2010

Embarking on a research oriented course, NKClass has earned precious dividends which have helped it build ships which are a class apart. NKClass believes that R & D can be accomplished more effectively and efficiently while responding to customers’…