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,...

‘Sailing the Inside Passage of Alaska’ by Brent Woods

I had the cool experience of starting off in the Pribiloff Islands, at St. Paul Island, Alaska, a remote set of islands deep into...

Rough Seas: An Established Threat to Maritime Trade

The most often quoted reason for a mishap in the shipping industry is 'human error', followed closely by rough seas or bad weather. However,...

Technology to Combat Piracy

Piracy is a constant threat for those who make their living on the ocean. Historically, the response has always been the same: guys with...

Flags of Convenience – Advantages, Disadvantages & Impact on Seafarers

Business is-a-booming for the global shipping industry. Accounting for a majority of world trade, the players in the field are driven, competent and will...

Aluminium: The Metal for the Future of Shipbuilding

The latest trends in shipbuilding have become similar to those in the automobile industry in recent years and the growing demand for automobiles, heavy...

Exclusive: Description & Diagrammatic Representation of BWTS by F. Dsouza

This Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) uses chlorine to sterilise sea water. It employs an almost 100 year old technique of producing chlorine from...

Ballast Water: Complications & Management

Ballast water is essential to control trim, list, draught, stability, or stresses of the ship. However, ballast water may contain aquatic organisms or pathogens...

Understanding the 2020 Sulphur Cap & Recent Developments

With 2017 coming to a close and 2020 not far away, IMO's sulphur cap is soon approaching. The global 0.5% sulphur cap will be introduced in...

Unearthing the ‘ECDIS’, Marine Navigation’s Principal Component

An Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) is a geographic information system (GIS) used for nautical navigation that complies with International Maritime Organization...