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Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Welcome Act of Public Regard

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on August 27, 2010

When ports refuse wage rises, more people should take notice. Seattle has provided a model answer to other sectors of the economy with boss Tay Yoshitani turning down a 4 percent pay hike on top of his $330,000 a year. Some investment bankers…

Reduced cylinder oil consumption

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on April 6, 2010

The present economic squeeze on the shipping industry is forcing operators to look to new ways to keep costs as low as possible. Running a diesel engine requires fuel and there is not much that can be done to reduce fuel costs if the same power output is required from the engine.

Not every port in Indonesia deserves to be a hub

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 3, 2010

Not so fast, said the Indonesian government. That is way too many. Instead, the trade ministry suggested at a recent seminar in Jakarta that each province should have an international port. But with 33 provinces, that is still about 28 ports too many.

NUSI threaten to boycott Gulf of Aden/Somalia coast

Posted to NUSI threaten to boycott Gulf of Aden/Somalia coast (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 22, 2010

Fed up being mere spectators and sidelined by governments and the trade at large the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) one of the leading trade unions has finally decided on taking the initiative to protect its members from piracy.

Execution dock

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on December 18, 2009

During the era when Britain ruled the waves, the High Court of Admiralty was a force to be reckoned with. While the Admiralty Court served at the pleasure of the King, it was independent from the courts of the land. The major constraint on its…