Saturday, January 20, 2018

Container Shipping, Pivotal to Goods Movement, Still Battling Woes

Container shipping is different from conventional shipping because it uses 'containers' of various standard sizes - 20 foot, 40 foot, 45 foot, 48 foot,...

Pollution Affecting Flora and Fauna Surrounding Major Ports

During cargo handling operations in ports and harbours, discharges and emissions have become commonplace. Handling of dry bulk cargo including grain, coal, iron ore...

Understanding The Maritime Silk Road and OBOR

China is a country that is always looking to better its position in the global economic scenario. In 2013, the President of China announced...

The Strange Superstitions that Surround Seafaring

While every profession and trade follows certain traditions and practices, they do often have superstitions too. The latter originate from some logic or a...

Seafarers Second-Most at-Risk Profession for Suicide – WHO

October 10 was celebrated as 'World Mental Health Day' but the news for the maritime industry was far from healthy. According to a study...

The Panama Canal – An Engineering Wonder

The Panama Canal is a modern day engineering wonder. It is approximately 80 kilometers long between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. However, geographically, the Pacific...

Zoroaster – The Tanker Shipping Story

Fluctuations in crude oil prices have a direct impact on the economy and so, it is not wrong to say that fuel is what...

The Problem of Merchant Ships Aiding Drug Trafficking

Ships are used to transport all sorts of goods - from crude, chemicals and animals to cars and containers filled with everyday commodities. These...

Bay of Bengal Trade Route – The Origins of Shipping in the Indian Subcontinent

Odisha, an Indian state, commonly known in ancient times as Kalinga, being situated on the western coast of the Bay of Bengal (on the...

Coal Trading & Shipping – A Relational Outlook

Activity at major Asian ports was dull in the initial months of fiscal year 2018 (FY18). Cargo volumes handled grew a mere 3% due...