The Normal Amsterdam Water Level (NAP) has been used as the basis for Vessel Traffic Services in the port of Rotterdam for some 200 years. On 1 July, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will abandon NAP in shipping communication.
Millions of people depend directly on the sea for their livelihoods and hundreds of millions more rely on them for food. Safeguarding the rights and conditions of seafarers has been part of the ILO’s work for more than 100 years.
Do you know which is the most efficient engine in the world? The Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engine, designed by the Finnish engine manufacturer Wärtsilä, is now regarded as the world’s most powerful ship engine.
Information exchange is an important system to enhance the operation and safety of maritime industry. We enumerate six important benefits of information exchange system which can work wonders for the shipping world.
Navigation lights of the ships still play an important role in ship navigating procedures at sea. These lights require periodic maintenance to ensure smooth functioning. Find out the basics of navigation lights maintenance on ships.
Inspection of busbars in main and emergency switchboards on ships is important to prevent accidents caused due to electrical faults such as short circuits, fire etc. Learn how busbar inspection is to be done on board ships by taking all necessary safety precautions.