2016 not only saw larger vessels being launched but also the launch of largest rigs and semi-submersibles. Let’s take a look at some of the important “largest” launched of the maritime industry.
KLP, Norway’s largest pension fund, commissioned the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) to write a report on the human rights and environmental risks related to the current practice of dismantling end-of-life ships on intertidal beaches.
Ignoring industry leaders and human rights and environmental organisations, ship owners continue to profit from dangerous and dirty shipbreaking practices on South Asian beaches in 2015.
Checkout some great photographs taken by seafarers of ships approaching some of the most iconic and beautiful bridges around the world.
In Bangladesh, men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. They demolish huge ships in grueling conditions, braving disease, pollution, and the threat of being crushed or stabbed by steel sliced from the hulls.
Watch the video of a ship as it fights rough weather at the sea.
Time-lapse photography is a great technique to experience the greatness of any process or phenomenon, which is generally subtle to the human eye. Watch ten amazing time-lapse videos of ships in this article.
Several ground-breaking and “world’s first” maritime projects were announced in the year 2014. Let’s take a look at some of the most noteworthy vessels that were unveiled this year.
Every day hundreds of container ships enter and leave U.S. ports. But navigating in and out is tricky business. With shallow waters, ship traffic, and bridges – Ports can be a real obstacle course. How does a huge ship actually fit under a bridge? It’s not easy.
As the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) reviews its work programme it is significant the member societies will be paying some attention to what has become known as “complex on board systems”. Increasingly, ships are becoming dependent on these complex systems, which are now permeating every department, with a good deal of interlinking and integration and very often involving significant safety impacts.
Trade has always demanded the need for an existence of shipping of goods from one place to another. Haulage of dry bulk always challenged the shipping industry until it introduced its first dry bulk carrier, SS John Bowes, in 1852. Shortly, much better carriers were launched and continue to be launched even today which is […]
Shipping jobs are many and it is very important that one finds the right kind of shipping job that suits one’s suitability and positive attributes. Right from the employment opportunity of a deckhand at the base level to the top level of being a captain and in today’s times being an expert in the emerging field of marine information and technology, one can find and easily secure the right marine recruitment.
Bow thrusters are type of propellers, which are smaller in size and which help in better maneuverability of the ships at lower speeds. They are generally used for maneuvering the vessel near the coastal waters or while entering or leaving a port.
Marine insurance is another variant of the general term ‘insurance’ and as the name suggests is provided to ships, boats and most importantly, the cargo that is carried in them
Ship management, as the name suggests, deals with the process of managing a ship. Ship management is done by independent companies which use ships of some other companies or independent owners. The ship management company manages ships for the owner and pays him the yearly amount which is settled between the owner and the ship […]
Bermuda triangle is without doubt one of those unexplained mysteries which have intrigued the whole world. Reasoning out the mystery of Bermuda triangle has always been difficult. This is our humble attempt to do the same.
A Maritime Lawyer is a person who is specialized in that branch of law which specifically deals with the aspect of marine industry on the whole.
Dynamic positioning vessels are special types of ships which are enabled with system that can maintain the ship’s position in the sea. Find out more about the dynamic positioning ship in the article.
Dredging is the process of removing silt from the floor of any ocean body in order to make the waters easily accessible for ships and other types of vessels.
A cable laying ship is a type of sea going vessel which is used to lay cables on ocean floors. Find out more about cable laying ship inside the article.
The security levels under the ISPS code describe the current scenario related to the security threat to the country and its coastal region including to the ships visiting that country. Find out more about the security levels inside the article.
The carnival cruise line is the largest cruise line in the world with maximum number of cruise ships in their fleet. What is it that sets the carnival cruise ships apart from its counter parts? Find out inside the article.
Clipper Ships are types of ancient merchant vessels which were famous for their speed and strength. Clipper ships are still used today in some parts of the world
To simplify the requirement of the control of ballast water problem, ballast water management plan was introduced which was to be used and implemented on board sailing vessels entering international waters.