Thursday, December 1, 2022

Vessel Operation

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) data provides benefits to many types of businesses, from maritime and shipping to commodity trading and investment analysis. While there are several options for AIS tracking data for most applications, here are...
Spire Maritime is a service provider for the maritime industry providing Maritime AIS, vessel tracking data, real-time and predictive visibility of vessel ETAs to the industry..  Spire’s latest offering Vessel to Port ETA is powered by an...

Continued vigilance is key to avoiding fires on board ships – TT Club

Regulation and improving fire-fighting techniques have proven inadequate to stem the tide of serious incidents costing lives, significant cargo losses, and ship damage -...

South Africa wants a National Shipping Line – public invited to comment

South Africa occupies the Southern-most tip of Africa with a long coastline stretching more than 3 000 km from Namibia on the Atlantic coast...

Transnet concludes 3 year wage deal while South Africa counts costs of the strike

Transnet, the State Owned custodian of ports, rail and pipelines in South Africa concluded a 3 year wage agreement with majority labour union UNTU...

A tale of seafarer courage, resilience, and injustices they face – Captain Andrzej Lasota

At the height of COVID-19, some 400,000 seafarers (yes close to half a million) from across the globe were stranded on ships due to...

Shameful record for seafarer abandonment in 2022

While 2020, 2021, and H1 2022 have been record years for companies involved in the maritime business with many of them breaking several records...

Peak season brings fears of congestion on the East Coast

Ports across the US East Coast are now in the eye of the storm, with import containerized volumes processed in the region mounting higher...

2022 had lowest number of piracy incidents on the high seas since 1994

  "Bloody Pirates.............." This was probably uttered many times by many ship owners, operators, ship captains, seafarers and insurers.. From January to June 2022, there were...

Can US ports handle the privileges that American Port Access Privileges Act may bring with it..??

"Foreign exporters’ access to the American market and our consumers is a privilege, not a right. Cargo vessels looking to offload foreign-made products and...

Confusing liner shipping schedule jargon may soon be a thing of the past – Standards for Operational Vessel Schedules 3.0 – Beta 1

Blank sailings, void sailings, skipped sailings, omitted sailings - are some of the shipping jargon that confuses the heck out of everyone and restricting...

Understanding container weight misdeclaration

Recently, ONE (Ocean Network Express), the 7th largest container shipping line in the world by capacity, implemented a penalty fee in the form of...

World Shipping Council report on containers lost at sea identifies several active safety improvement initiatives

"Although containers lost overboard represent less than one-thousandth of 1% (0.001%) of the roughly 241 million packed and empty containers currently shipped each year,...

Who is a Marine Pilot and what is their role in the maritime industry

There are currently around 99,800 ships of 100 gross tons and above, equivalent to 2,134,639,907 DWT (Dead Weight Tonnage) circumnavigating the globe carrying cargoes...

Internet access and social connectivity become mandatory rights for seafarers – but could be costly

Currently sitting in the comfort of your home or office can you imagine a life without access to the internet or social connectivity, especially...

Easter Sunday rising as Ever Forward is refloated

"An outstanding Easter Sunday rising" is how William Doyle, Executive Director of the Port Baltimore has termed the refloating of the Ever Forward on...

43 containers removed from Ever Forward as efforts to free the ship continue

As previously reported, the Ever Forward, a Hong Kong flagged ship stuck near Gibson Island in the Chesapeake Bay channel since the 13th of March 2022...

Dredging efforts continue as Ever Forward enters day 11 stuck in Chesapeake Bay

You may have seen cars or other vehicles overshooting traffic lanes and ending up ploughing into the dirt on the side of a highway.....

How US ports may have contributed to the global lag in container turn around times

The global supply chain and specifically the ocean freight industry and ports and terminals have gone through a very trying and tough time in...

Impact of War on Maritime Trade Flows – AMICIE Webinar

The risk of war is nothing new to the shipping, freight and maritime industry, having navigated through many of these situations.. Many charter parties include...

ZIM announces new chartering agreement for thirteen vessels

HAIFA, Israel, Feb. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (NYSE: ZIM) announced today a new charter agreement with Navios Maritime Partners L.P., according to...

Why import volumes are falling in Los Angeles when there are still a lot of vessels queuing outside

Last week, containerized import figures from the port of Los Angeles showed that Q4 '21 saw a large slide compared to the preceding quarter,...

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