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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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.

Share slow steaming benefits, say shippers in poll

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on July 26, 2011

The first to come out was on slow steaming and its effects on Asia pacific supply chains. US-based logistics operator BDP International conducted a global survey of importers and exporters and their responses highlighted the deeply unpopular practice of slowing ships.

Anglo Eastern innovate Advance Process Instrumentation Trainer

Posted to Anglo Eastern innovate Advance Process Instrumentation Trainer (by Joseph Fonseca) on July 4, 2011

Since simulators, ship-in-campus and other systems have their limitation for imparting training to marine engineers in some of the advanced areas Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Center has come up with an innovation for imparting training to…

Tail wagging the dog

Posted to Tail wagging the dog (by Raina Clark) on August 4, 2010

Safe voyage!With the upcoming changes to the STCW convention it appears once again the US is trying to skirt the more stringent sea time requirements of other maritime countries due to pressure from State maritime academies. One just has to…

Long Beach Blows a Raspberry at Local Politicians

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on July 15, 2010

The principle of "One hand washing the other" might apply to Washington bureaucrats and politicians, but Long Beach port authorities are having none of it. The angst over the LB city council demanding an extra dollop of cash from the port for the Tidelands fund continues…

Accidents are inevitable

Posted to Motivation is the Safety Booster (by Rodion Lyashko) on February 28, 2010

Accidents on vessels at sea are an objective reality, which existence is caused by complex character of external and internal factors accompanying navigation and the nature of human activity. Unfortunately, full exception of accident rate is impossible.