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Friday, October 30, 2020

Zeroing in on Zukunft:

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 3, 2015

Long Beach, CA: Less than 12 hours after the New England Patriots’ late game heroics stunned the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft found himself facing a standing room only audience of Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) delegates…

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.

Pressure heats up on south China manufacturers

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

On February 1, Shenzhen will have the highest minimum wage in China. Factories in the manufacturing hub will be paying workers no less than 1,500 RMB a month, or US$237. Instead of holding off on the increase for a year, the municipality decided to go ahead with a 13.6 percent rise in the wage.

Northland

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 25, 2011

The US Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) NORTHLAND (WPG-49) was an ice-strengthened cruising gunboat with an illustrious career. It was built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation and launched in 1927. Originally fitted with auxiliary sails…

Training shortfall

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 21, 2011

The IMO, major maritime administrations, and major ship owners and operators are rushing headlong into the adoption of new technology. The most visible element of the new technology is e-navigation, but the trend also includes new engineering technologies such as low-emission engines…