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Thursday, April 25, 2019

A Tale of Three Ports

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 31, 2017

On three coasts, three pilot disputes – like a bad penny that keeps turning up – refuse to go away. Domestic and international stakeholders from sea-to-shining-sea are watching very carefully from the cheap seats.The U.S. system of marine pilot oversight is a familiar one to most of us.

The New Generation of Alliances Set

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 21, 2017

On April 1, 2017 a new generation of ocean carrier alliances will become operational. We caught up with Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner William P. Doyle after his return from an industry conference earlier this month in Long Beach, Calif.

Ballast Water Treatment: A ‘Sample’ of What to Expect Next

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 18, 2017

Having just returned from the 4th Annual Ballast Water Management Summit held in Long Beach, CA, I’m completely up to speed (or so I kid myself) on the complex topic of ballast water management systems, treatment and the regulatory quagmire represented by the IMO, U.S.

Lessons from Hanjin Line Bankruptcy

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on March 2, 2017

The August 2016 collapse of Hanjin Line was a wake-up call for the entire ocean transportation supply chain. More than $14 billion in cargo was stranded at sea and ships were scattered all over the globe at anchor or just outside territorial waters.

Kings Point at the Crossroads

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 26, 2017

As the United States Merchant Marine Academy recently announced the resumption of its commercial sea year training program, many unanswered questions remain and more importantly, myriad problems unsolved.Roughly concurrent with news that the…

Gender Discrimination in the Pacific Northwest

Posted to U.S. West Coast Trade (by John McLaurin) on February 17, 2017

In 2016, a jury awarded a woman $3.6 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed against the Puget Sound Pilot Commission, a Washington State agency. The woman, a former deep draft vessel master, was awarded the money after she was denied a state pilot license.

Seafarer’s Shore Leave, Travel Bans … and the Big Picture

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on February 13, 2017

It has been a wild ride, these past three weeks. I suppose that’s true no matter which side of the political equation that you reside. The flurry of executive orders on a wide variety of topics and issues has delighted some, and enraged a similar number of others.

Fatigue at Sea Should Not Be Ignored

Posted to Captain Fared Khan's Blog (by Fared Khan) on February 8, 2017

The recent report, ‘Project MARTHA’ published by Intermanager shows that fatigue at sea is a growing problem. The report highlights growing levels of fatigue, particularly among Masters and Watch Keepers.Fatigue at sea (both physical and mental)…

For Alaska, Offshore Energy is Key to a Better Future

Posted to Arctic Energy (by Lucas Frances) on February 6, 2017

In the twilight hours of 2016, President Obama signed off on an executive ruling that will do far more damage to the Alaskan economy than the temporary downturn of global oil prices. The President issued a memorandum declaring an “indefinite”…

Joint Liquefied Gas Carrier Instrumentation Training

Posted to From the Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise (by LCDR Dallas Smith) on January 24, 2017

Each quarter, the Liquefied National Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise holds webinars to train Coast Guard vessel inspectors, facility examiners, pollution responders, security personnel and planners across the country who are or will soon be involved in the liquefied gas industry.

Securely Connected Vessels: Vessel Communications and Maritime Cybersecurity

Posted to Maritime Software....Making It Easy (by Dean Shoultz) on January 23, 2017

As improvements to communication technologies, sensors, and vessel electronics continue to progress, operators are more motivated than ever to provide reliable communication solutions to their fleet. The wide range of options and variables involved…

Galveston County: Hosting this year’s Pilot Wars …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on January 23, 2017

In Texas, two challenges to a local pilot system are in play. Across the U.S. Gulf Coast, stakeholders are watching closely.To hear the stakeholders tell it, an ongoing challenge to the rate increase requested by the Gal-Tex pilots in Galveston…

Where Does eLearning Content Come From?

Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on January 20, 2017

management systems (LMS) and its applications. of training. The other critical component is the learning content itself. self-evident. Fleet Operations at BC Ferries. receive the same training materials and are assessed to the same standards. information on routines, knowledge and skills.

Shipping Will Find Ways to Ride out Protracted Downturn

Posted to Shipping & Transport (by Richard Greiner) on January 4, 2017

Making predictions about the shipping industry is as volatile an undertaking as the business of shipping itself. Who, for example, predicted that the Baltic Exchange would be sold to Singapore? The same people, presumably, who foretold that…

Ideal Intermodal Advice for Mr. Trump

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 28, 2016

It is tempting to close out the calendar year with a particularly exciting blog topic. Ballast water technology approvals, the merchant marine academy accreditation follies, or perhaps, a lively Jones Act discussion – these all come to mind.

DRU shipyard launches the first DWT17500 oil tanker built for Pertamina

Posted to Eversafe Marine (by song Tom) on December 16, 2016

Indonesian shipyard, PT Daya Radar Utama launched one DWT 17500 oil tanker, named MT. Panderman, the first unit of eight-series ships ordered by Pertamina in his Lamongan yard on 2nd December 2016. MT. Panderman with 6200 MT lightweight and 157-meter length…

Laudable Logistics: Happy Holidays from Hong Kong

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 22, 2016

Hong Kong’s impressive logistics hub(s) set to get even better. A local look at all of it from the sixth annual Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference provides unique perspective.Hong Kong: This week’s version of the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference is an eye opener.

Buyer’s Remorse?

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on November 9, 2016

Who knows?Without getting tangled up in the politics of last night’s election (is that even possible?), I am reminded that Washington, DC is a place where the abject neglect of the waterfront has always been a bipartisan effort. There is no one and everyone to blame for the sorry state of U.S.

New Regulations Make Certified Shipping Truck Scales Mandatory

Posted to Kevin Hill's Blog (by Kevin HIll) on October 26, 2016

SOLAS Treaty – Container Weight Verification Requirements The new mandatory regulations applicable to shippers were released on July 1, 2016, and require that every shipper must verify the gross weight of all containers before they are loaded on board.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Suez Canal

Posted to Eliot Keirl's Blog (by Eliot Keirl) on October 26, 2016

The Suez Canal, inaugurated in Egypt in December 1869, is one of the amazing industrial achievements that still inspires awe and continues to impress. The Canal was built to connect the North Atlantic ocean with the northern Indian one, considerably reducing the distance between Europe and Asia…