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Thursday, February 9, 2023

End of the voyage for FastShip?

Posted to Martin Rushmere (by Martin Rushmere) on March 28, 2012

FastShip has been an idea whose time has never come. In September, 2010 I reported that the ultra high-speed service to Europe was still waiting at the dockside for more money to get going. Matters were made worse by congress wanting to shift…

One Small Step for the TWIC Program?

Posted to Maritime Transportation Security News and Views (by John C.W. Bennett) on September 30, 2010

Last week the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) updated its list of TWIC Readers that have successfully completed the Initial Capability Evaluation (ICE) to include an additional hand-held reader. This brings the total of portable…

Reduced cylinder oil consumption

Posted to Marine Propulsion Report (by Keith Henderson) on April 6, 2010

The present economic squeeze on the shipping industry is forcing operators to look to new ways to keep costs as low as possible. Running a diesel engine requires fuel and there is not much that can be done to reduce fuel costs if the same power output is required from the engine.

Not every port in Indonesia deserves to be a hub

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on March 3, 2010

Not so fast, said the Indonesian government. That is way too many. Instead, the trade ministry suggested at a recent seminar in Jakarta that each province should have an international port. But with 33 provinces, that is still about 28 ports too many.

NUSI threaten to boycott Gulf of Aden/Somalia coast

Posted to NUSI threaten to boycott Gulf of Aden/Somalia coast (by Joseph Fonseca) on February 22, 2010

Fed up being mere spectators and sidelined by governments and the trade at large the National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) one of the leading trade unions has finally decided on taking the initiative to protect its members from piracy.