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Crowdfunding Helps to Keep Historic, 148-Year-Old Clyde-built Boat Afloat

Jan 11, 2021

The Scottish Maritime Museum’s 'Keep the Kyles Afloat' campaign was made possible by the #SupportOurMuseums initiative through which Crowdfunder UK and the Museums Association provide free a Crowdfunder platform to support museums as they face the huge challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.“We are blown away by the support for our campaign to get MV Kyles shipshape for its 150th anniversary in 2022…

Founded in 1806, SSH Continues Serving Retired Merchant Mariners

Dec 23, 2022

The Sailors’ Snug Harbor (SSH) is a charity based out of New York that provides assistance to retired merchant mariners. In 2022, SSH helped more than 400 mariners in 33 states and Puerto Rico. SSH helps mariners live more comfortably by assisting them with their living expenses such as rent…

Insights from the 50th International Congress of Maritime Museums

Oct 26, 2022

For many, the ocean is life. It provides transportation, work, commerce, food, recreation—tales as old as time and shared by people across the globe. These stories are lived day to day, passed down between generations, and shared with the public through various media…

National Maritime Museum acquires Liquid Traces: The Left to Die Boat Case from Forensic Oceanography

May 11, 2022

The National Maritime Museum -- Royal Museums Greenwich, UK -- has recently acquired Liquid Traces: The Left to Die Boat Case, a video made by Forensic Oceanography researchers Lorenzo Pezzani and Charles Heller in 2014.Forensic Oceanography…

Kanoo Africa tapped to support the hunt for Shackleton's Endurance

Feb 11, 2022

Kanoo Africa, a segment of Kanoo Shipping—a division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo—has been nominated to provide logistics and shore support for the Weddell Sea Project.The Weddell Sea Project is an expedition that aims to locate the ‘Endurance’…

Reefer Shipping Exhibit Area Opens at Hamburg Maritime Museum

Oct 20, 2021

A new exhibition area on the subject of 'Reefer Shipping - Transport of Perishable Goods' is attracting visitors to the International Maritime Museum Hamburg (IMMH). Starting October 19, 2021, this new part of the exhibition on deck 6 will present everything on the subject of reefer shipping…

'Don't Fear the (Fifie) Reaper': Iconic 118-Year-Old Ship from "the Great Age of Sail" Re-opens

Aug 02, 2021

Following a £1million conservation, the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, Fife, is set to welcome visitors back onboard the iconic ‘Fifie’ Reaper, the last of the great First Class Scottish Herring Luggers and a rare survivor from the golden age of sail…

50 Years from Now: Perspectives from Marty Klein

Nov 24, 2020

'50 Years From Now' was published in the Oceanology International 50th Anniversary Edition published by Marine Technology Reporter. Here we present insights from one of the legends in the field, Martin Klein. (*Editor's Note: This was written…

Museum Acquires 80-year-old Bottle of Whisky from 'Whisky Galore!' Shipwreck

Oct 04, 2020

The Scottish Maritime Museum has successfully bid for an 80-year-old bottle of whisky salvaged from one of Scotland’s most famous shipwrecks and the inspiration for the Ealing Studio comedy Whisky Galore!The unlabelled bottle of blended whisky from the 1923 SS Politician…

The Connection Between Robert’s Rules of Order and the Port of Green Bay

Jul 23, 2020

Mention the name Henry Martyn Robert and you will probably get a blank stare from whoever you are talking to. Mention Robert’s Rules of Order and that’s completely different. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in meetings – whether business…

This Day in Maritime History: RMS Titanic Strikes Iceberg

Apr 14, 2020

Late on the night of April 14, 1912, the “unsinkable” passenger ship RMS Titanic, on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, struck an iceberg. It sank about three hours later, at about 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912. Of the 2,224 persons on board…

50 years of LNG imports in Japan

Nov 08, 2019

Japanese gas buyers marked the 50th anniversary since the first cargo of liquefied natural gas arrived in Japan, now the world’s biggest importer of the fuel.On November 4th, 1969, LNG was first imported to Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company (now JERA Co…

Ship Design & The Inevitability of Change

Oct 24, 2019

At one time the most powerful lighthouse in the United States was Twin Lights in Highlands New Jersey. Today it is a wonderful little museum and right now it has a very interesting show of paintings by Maarten Platje on the War of 1812. One…

Hamburg Süd History is Museum Bound

Apr 23, 2019

Hamburg Süd and the International Maritime Museum Hamburg (IMMH) have signed an agreement to catalog and display the historical collection of the shipping company, which was founded in 1871. Using images, ship models, documents and other artefacts from Hamburg Süd’s archive…

Queens of the Oceans Come for Hamburg's Port Anniversary

Mar 28, 2019

Four magnificent tall ships  will come to Hamburg for the 830th Hamburg Port Anniversary from 10 to 12 May – Alexander von Humboldt II, Kruzenshtern, Sedov and Mir.The Queens of the oceans will participate in the grand arrival and departure parades in the heart of the city…

Logistics News

Yara and ACME Sign Ammonia Supply Agreement

Yara and ACME Sign Ammonia Supply Agreement

Animal Welfare Groups Decry Bahijah Re-Export Decision

Animal Welfare Groups Decry Bahijah Re-Export Decision

US Gulf Coast Fuel Oil Imports Hit Five-year Low

US Gulf Coast Fuel Oil Imports Hit Five-year Low

Post-cyclone Dredging Underway in India's Port of Krishnapatnam

Post-cyclone Dredging Underway in India's Port of Krishnapatnam

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