Sunday, April 22, 2018

Understanding the Elaborate ‘Crossing the Line Ceremony’

Naval tradition dictates that any ship crossing the equator must pay their respects to the Lord of the Seas, King Neptune, to gain his...

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...

Exclusive Interview with Osman Bilgin – MD, Mare Supply & Services

MARE was founded in 2015 by Mr. Osman Bilgin, as an all-inclusive ship supply and maritime services company, with a focus on each client’s...

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...

Offshore Support Vessel: Global Market Analysis

Offshore vessels are ships that specifically serve operational purposes such as oil exploration and construction work on the high seas. There are a variety...

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...

Riding Gangs and What They Entail

The US Coast Guard, through their Maritime Transportation Act of 2006, defines a riding gang member as: someone who is not a registered seafarer...