FEATURED AUTHORS

Author - Andrian Mundin, UK Chamber of Shipping THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN ACCIDENTS
by Andrian Mundin, UK Chamber of Shipping Policy Manager
Author - Henrik Lano, Eniram DRIVING OPERATIONAL CHANGE WITH DATA-DRIVEN ANALYTICS
by Henrik Lano, Eniram Director of Analytics
Author - Capt. Tero Ilus, Eniram ROUTING OPTIMIZATION THE MISSING PART
by Capt. Tero Ilus, Eniram Nautical Consulting Director
Author - Capt. Sarabjit Butalia, Nautical Institute PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A LIFELONG COMMITMENT
by Capt. Sarabjit Butalia, Master Mariner
Author - Capt. Melvin Matthews, Eniram RISE OF THE “THIRD UMPIRE” IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY
by Capt. Matthews, Eniram Regulatory & Env. Solutions
Author - John Nikolaou DRY BULK MARKET CRISIS: AN OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT?
by John Nikolaou, Financial Analyst
Author - Thomas Zeferer, LR AVOIDABLE ACCIDENTS
by Thomas Zeferer, LR Marine Training Specialist
Author - Sophia Themelarou, LR WHAT LIVES IN YOUR FUEL TANKS?
by Sophia Themelarou, LR FOBAS Specialist
Author - Dr. Edward Smith, DNV LEARNING FROM INCIDENTS
by Dr. Edward Smith, DNV GL Principal Consultant
Author - Wendy Laursen, MarEx SHOULD POLAR CODE REGULATE GREY WATER
by Wendy Laursen, MarEx News Editor
Author - Nikos Kairis, OOW INSTALLATION OF BECKER MEWIS DUCT
by Nikos Kairis, Neorion Shipyards Ship Repair Manager
Author - Basil Karatzas, Karatzas Marine Advisors S&P, NEWBUILDING & DEMOLITION UPDATE
by Basil Karatzas, CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors
Author - Lind Priebe, Culhane Meadows POLAR CODE COMMENTS AND USCG WORKSHOP
by Linda Priebe, Culhane Meadows
Author - Pekka Autere, Eniram VALIDATE THE IMPACT OF BECKER TWISTED FIN
by Pekka Autere, Eniram Lead Analyst

SAFETY & QUALITY

2015.07.26 - The Human Element in Accidents

The Human Element in Accidents

Shipping industry statistics state that around 90% of world trade is carried by sea. Key sea lanes are already busy and as world economies expand, the number and size of ships trading internationally, currently 50,000 vessels, will increase.

2015.07.21 - Use of Armed Security Guards in Indian Ports

Use of Armed Security Guards in Indian Ports

The issue of using armed security guards onboard merchant vessels used to be a matter that required particular attention in the past. However, during the recent years and due to the fact that the maritime security industry became more regulated (e.g. ISO/PAS 28007:2012) the use of privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) onboard ships has become a routine.

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TECHNICAL

2015.07.13 - Driving Operational Change with Data-Driven Analytics Figure 01

Driving Operational Change with Data-Driven Analytics

Real-time reporting and data analysis are key tools to understanding and improving complex operating environments of today’s companies where the overall effects of any individual action can be very difficult to identify without a proper tool set at hand.

2015.07.13 -  Rise of the Third Umpire in the Shipping Industry

Rise of the “Third Umpire” in the Shipping Industry

To understand the significance of a third umpire in the shipping industry one must first understand what brought about the advent of the third umpire in games such as cricket, tennis, rugby, soccer, etc.

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OPERATION

ECA

UK P&I: Concerns Remain as Low Sulfur Fuel Rules Place Increasing Demands on Shipowners

The industry still has concerns over the use of low-sulfur fuels, and the need to comply with mandates regarding their use in ships is placing an increasing demand on shipowners.

2015.07.13 -Routing Optimization the Missing Part Figure 01

Routing Optimization the Missing Part

Optimal routing is an essential part of Voyage planning. Traditionally, optimal routing has been avoiding areas with high risk of cargo damage. With advanced weather forecasting, the forecast period has become longer.

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COMMERCIAL

2012.07.11 - Dry Bulk Market Crisis An Opportunity or Threat

Dry Bulk Market Crisis: An Opportunity or Threat?

The shipping industry is experiencing the biggest dry bulk market recession since the 1980s. The uncertain global economic outlook and the increased imbalance between supply and demand have lead to historical low freight rates .

2015.06.02 - US Shale Oil Production to Affect Shipping Earnings

US Shale Oil Production to Affect Shipping Earnings

How much US shale oil production is taken out of service will be a key driver of future tanker shipping earnings, according to the latest edition of the Tanker Forecaster published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.

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CREW

2012.07.13 -  Professional Development A Lifelong Commitment

Professional Development: A Lifelong Commitment

The marine industry is dynamic and ever-changing. The need of the hour is to keep ourselves updated with changes affecting our work environment, primarily including new regulations and latest technology.

2015.05.19 - Seafarer Found Dead in Galley

Seafarer Found Dead in Galley

A Filipino seafarer was found dead onboard the Malta flagged MV Elbella at Marsaxlokk Freeport in Malta last Sunday night (17th of May).

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ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION REPORTS

2014.12.26 - Tanker Crashes on Quay - Investigation Report Figure 09

Tanker Crashes on Quay – Investigation Report

The following information is a summary of the report issued by the the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) and the Swedish Accident Investigation Board (SHK) regarding an accident in the product tanker Prospero on January 2006.

2014.04.28 - Lifeboat Incident Onboard Bulk Carrier - Investigation Report Figure 1

Lifeboat Incident Onboard Bulk Carrier – Investigation Report

This investigation report refers to a lifeboat incident on board the Hong Kong flag bulk carrier Ma Cho that took place at Devonport, Tasmania 9 December 2002.

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