Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Risks Involved in Tankers

The cargo tankers carry is often flammable, very highly toxic and corrosive – in short, it can be very dangerous to human health. At...

Devastated by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s Road to Recovery via the Sea

Natural disasters usually quell in a short span. But their impact on life and livelihood in the affected region often requires a generation to...

Why Train to the MCA Standard? – CEO of Galileo Maritime Academy Addresses

I am often asked, “What is so special about MCA certification?” To answer this, I thought I would set out some good reasons for...

Perils of Ship Breaking in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the six surviving ship-breaking nations in the world, along with China, India, Turkey, Pakistan and Myanmar. Ship dismantling in Chittagong...

Dry Bulk Market – Forecast & Dependencies, 2018

After witnessing a slump, followed by a moderate growth in the past couple of years, the dry bulk sector anticipates a revival in the...

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...

Safe Navigation Of Ships On The High Seas

It is interesting to look at how far modern shipping has come with respect to navigation. Initially, maritime enthusiasts would ask poignant question such...

Sea Sickness & Seafarers

"Nausea" in Greek means seasickness (naus means ship). Sea sickness is a condition in which a disagreement exists between visually perceived movement and the...

Exclusive Interview with Stefan Kukman – Founder & CEO of CargoX

Last week, CargoX created waves in the maritime sector by raising USD 7 Million in 7 minutes from micro-investors during their initial coin offering (ICO). In...

Tanker Market 2018: Q2 Performance, Q3 Forecast, an Outlook

An abundance of tonnage not seen since Medium Range tankers stacked up outside US Gulf Coast refinery terminals-post Hurricane Harvey in September 2017 is...