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Thursday, March 14, 2024
Cathy Green
Shipping

National Maritime Historical Society Charting New Course Under Cathy Green

By Ira Breskin – Expect the National Maritime Historical Society to increasingly collaborate with sister maritime heritage organizations. That likely

March 14, 2024
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023
File photo of a product tanker underway at sea
Shipping

Enlisting Domestic Carriers Critical to Enhancing Navy Sealift

By Ira Breskin NEW YORK – The Pentagon needs to enlist more domestic carriers to provide guaranteed and essential logistical support for Navy operations,

October 11, 2023
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Friday, August 25, 2023
Ship propeller file photo
Shipping

Charting a Quieter Course: Advancing Strategies to Mitigate Underwater Noise from Ships

By Ira Breskin — In January, International Maritime Organization delegates plan to present to senior leadership a revised plan to mitigate underwater

August 25, 2023
Total Views: 1456

Monday, August 7, 2023
shipping containers
Shipping

Book Review:  Rigorous Supply Chain Analysis  Explained  

By Ira Breskin Building a resilient and cost-competitive 21st-century supply chain is an arduous but essential requirement that firms must satisfy in order

August 7, 2023
Total Views: 955

Monday, February 13, 2023
Aerial view of tanker ship at sea. Stock Photo: Shutterstock/bob63
Shipping

Increased Cooperation Eases Shipowners’ Sanctions Exposure

By Ira Breskin, NEW YORK– Despite being clunky, sanctions that prohibit shipowners from lifting or transporting certain grades of Russian petroleum and

February 13, 2023
Total Views: 983

Friday, February 3, 2023
Ship Lease Blind Spot Could Undermine Pollution Remediation Efforts
Environment

Ship Lease Blind Spot Could Undermine Pollution Remediation Efforts

By Ira Breskin – Failure of a benchmark ship lease to address the environmental and financial impact of charterers’ operational decisions could

February 3, 2023
Total Views: 2088

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Feeder Containerships Seen as Strong Candidates for Scrapping
Shipping

Feeder Containerships Seen as Strong Candidates for Scrapping

By Ira Breskin – With operators of feeder containerships likely in 2023 to reduce capacity of vessels serving secondary ports, they effectively would cut

December 14, 2022
Total Views: 3342

Thursday, November 3, 2022
BIMCO Drafts Emissions Trading Scheme Allowances Clause for Time Charter Parties
Shipping

BIMCO Drafts Emissions Trading Scheme Allowances Clause for Time Charter Parties

By Ira Breskin – BIMCO, which provides most standard ship charter parties or leasing contracts, recently drafted a clause that makes charterers

November 3, 2022
Total Views: 858

Friday, October 7, 2022
U.S. Maritime Industry’s Expanded Reach is Not Without its Risks  
Shipping

U.S. Maritime Industry’s Expanded Reach is Not Without its Risks  

By Ira Breskin NEW YORK— Recognizing potential risks attached to the US maritime industry’s expanded reach was the theme of the Navy League’s

October 7, 2022
Total Views: 3317

Monday, August 22, 2022
Aerial view of a container ship
Shipping

New NYSHEX Data Tool Promises Greater Visibility Into Container Slot Availability

By Ira Breskin, The New York Shipping Exchange now offers performance-monitoring software.  NYSHEX’s first commercial software product, introduced earlier

August 22, 2022
Total Views: 419

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
LNG carrier with letters L N G on side
Shipping

Tsakos Energy Navigation Plans Expansion of LNG Tanker Fleet

By Ira Breskin ATHENS — Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., a leading tanker operator, plans to “opportunistically expand its (modest size) LNG tanker fleet

June 8, 2022
Total Views: 1776

Friday, May 20, 2022
Breakbulk Europe: Uncertainty Surrounding Future Fuels
Shipping

Breakbulk Europe: Uncertainty Surrounding Future Fuels

By Ira Breskin ROTTERDAM—There is no clearly optimal marine fuel to power the current and future generation of cargo vessels, speakers said Thursday here at

May 20, 2022
Total Views: 644

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
File Photo shows a bulk ship with containership in background
Shipping

Marine Insurance Industry Braces for More Risk

By Ira Breskin (gCaptain) – The marine insurance industry is bracing to meet an expected upswing in multidimensional risk across product lines.

May 4, 2022
Total Views: 1892

Monday, March 21, 2022
American Sealift Capacity Gets Much-Needed Booster Shot with Addition of 12 Ships
Shipping

American Sealift Capacity Gets Much-Needed Booster Shot with Addition of 12 Ships

President Biden’s $1.5 trillion federal spending bill includes funds for ten tankers and two cable layers to be added to the U.S. Maritime

March 21, 2022
Total Views: 3356

Monday, January 24, 2022
shipping container
Shipping

Book Review: ‘Arriving Today’ by Christopher Mims

By Ira Breskin Arriving Today is an insightful, first-to-market analysis of persistent, pandemic-induced international supply chain snafus that have become

January 24, 2022
Total Views: 1423

Monday, June 28, 2021
port of antwerp
Ports

Ports Seek All Hands Ways to Cut Carbon Emissions

By Ira Breskin, Port administrators’ immediate challenge is to drive consensus among a variety of well-intentioned stakeholders to meet stringent, near-term

June 28, 2021
Total Views: 1275

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Yokohama Ranked Top Performing Container Port by IHS Markit and World Bank
Ports

Yokohama Ranked Top Performing Container Port by IHS Markit and World Bank

By Ira Breskin The Port of Yokohama is the world’s best performing container port, according to the Container Port Productivity Index 2020, released earlier

May 18, 2021
Total Views: 2770

Thursday, February 4, 2021
offshore wind farm under construction. DJ Mattaar / Shutterstock
Offshore

U.S. Maritime Industry Quietly Landed a Pair of Key Legislative Victories in Congress

By Ira Breskin –  The popular notion that the Congress is dysfunctional has been dispelled, somewhat, given recent legislative “wins” for the

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 4456

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Historic SS Badger Lives to Steam Another Day
Shipping

Historic SS Badger Lives to Steam Another Day

By Ira Breskin The historic SS Badger will live to steam another day. SS Badger, the last coal-powered car ferry providing regularly scheduled service on the

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 10057

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
File photo of a product tanker underway at sea
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Considerations When Vetting a Tank Vessels to Charter

By Ira Breskin – A tanker charterer should carefully vet a nominated vessel by conducting prudent risk assessments to reduce liability. In fact, it is

September 16, 2020
Total Views: 293
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