Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Danger Heavy Fuel Oil Poses to the Arctic Region

A year ago, there was a campaign that pushed for the ban of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic Region. Since its launch...

Types of Lifeboats Used on Ships

Lifeboats play an important role on ships and in case of an eventuality, they're the means by which lives can be saved and the...

Shipping Disasters in 2017 – II

The year 2017 witnessed a number of serious incident on waters across the globe. Many of those resulted in loss of lives and property....

Shipping Industry Disasters in 2017 – I

While the maritime industry has made giant strides in technology, safety and security, the diverse nature of routes, weather conditions and traffic the vessels...

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...

The Suez Canal: A Deeper Look

Since the ancient pharaohs’ time, the Isthmus of Suez has been the gateway to trade between the East and West. It’s thought that the...

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...

Asia’s Leading Ports: Lending a Dimension to Global Shipping – II

Port Klang Port Klang is a town and the main gateway by sea into Malaysia. Located in the District of Klang, it is one of...

The Busiest Ports in the World and How they Handle Operations – Part III...

The Port of Shanghai is the busiest port on the world and has been so since 2010. It is a critically important transport hub...

Asia’s Leading Ports: Lending a Dimension to Global Shipping – I

The Asian powerhouse economies are fuelling much of the dynamic growth in worldwide shipping. Here is an analysis and projection for 2018 of the...