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MV Yara Birkeland – First Zero Emission – Autonomous Container Carrier Technology on the march. A huge step forward for shipping, technology is changing many aspects of our personal and work lives. The challenge is to benefit from the positive aspects and minimise the negative. One thing that cannot be ignored, the need to keep...
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This is a question that is often asked. A figure often quoted is “about 10’000 containers lost per year”. The World Shipping Council whose members make up 90% of the world’s container ship capacity polled its members in 2014 to get an accurate answer. Turns out that the figure is closer to 700 lost annually...
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How They Removed 1,400 Cars And A Sunk Ship From The Bottom Of The Sea. On 5 December 2012, the car carrier Baltic Ace sank with more than 1,400 cars on board after a collision with a container ship near the entrance of the main shipping lane leading to Rotterdam port. Rijkswaterstaat contracted Boskalis and...
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Republic of the Marshall Islands Becomes No. 1 Flag for World’s Tanker Fleet The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry hit a significant milestone by attaining the status as the world’s largest tanker fleet. This status was achieved over the summer with additional tonnage joining the RMI Registry from markets in Greece, the United...
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The World’s first Bulk Water Carrier. It is not clear when and where but I am sure that this is not supposed to happen. Remember – SAFETY FIRST
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Scary footage of 2 ships almost colliding at sea. Could have been a major incident. Amazing with such huge oceans we still have these situations. Click to view
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As many as 50 tankers are waiting outside port of Rotterdam Crude oil storage in port at 51.3 million barrels: Genscape The queue of ships waiting outside Europe’s biggest port and oil-trading hub of Rotterdam has grown to the longest in seven years as a global supply glut fills storage capacity. As many as 50...
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The International Maritime Organization is taking action to warn ship Masters about the possible dangers of bauxite liquefaction following findings from an investigation into the fatal sinking of Bulk Jupiter in January 2015. Read More at GC Captain
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Amazing footage of the largest floating structure ever built. Click on the image to view. Very impressive. Thanks to @gCaptain for another great article
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Widening a container ship, whatever will we think of next. Thanks to gCaptain for this article on the widening of a container ship.
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