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Saturday, July 2, 2022
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Ports

Banana Ships And The Hidden Fees Of Ship Cargo

A cadre of ocean carriers are charging exorbitant, potentially illegal, fees on shipping containers stuck because of congestion at ports. Sellers of furniture,

38 mins ago
Total Views: 552

USCG

Coast Guard Urges Safety During 4th of July Weekend

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is urging all mariners to be safe on the water during the Fourth of July weekend. During the holiday, increased traffic on

1 hour ago
Total Views: 119

Sunday, June 26, 2022
Defense

The Ukraine War: The Longer The War, The More Likely It Is To Be Won By A Sea Power

Basil Germond (The Conversation)–The Ukraine war is at a strategic turning point. As the Russian offensive intensifies in the Donbas without resulting in

June 26, 2022
Total Views: 3765

Sunday, June 19, 2022
Ports

DP World, Mawani Sign 30-Yr Agreement To Build Logistics Park At Jeddah Islamic Port

June 19, 2022–DP World and the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) today announced the signing of a 30-year agreement with an investment value of more than

June 19, 2022
Total Views: 964

News

Galveston And The Beginning Of Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2022–(NASA) The issue of General Order No. 3 by Union troops on June 19, 1865, marked the official end of slavery in Texas and the U.S. On

June 19, 2022
Total Views: 4016

Sunday, June 12, 2022
Interesting

Sounds Of The Sea

Sara Blumberg (NASA)–Experience the swirls off the coast of Río de la Plata to the upwellings in the Indian Ocean put to musical notes of imagery from

June 12, 2022
Total Views: 2433

Thursday, June 2, 2022
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Navy

Op-Ed: Blockade Running Black Sea Grain Is Not For Amateurs

by CDR Salamander (Op-Ed) The greatest tragedies from war, both directly and indirectly, are those that were clearly foreseen, knowable, or otherwise clear as

June 2, 2022
Total Views: 3682

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Shipping

Several Factors Point To Shipping Being A Leading Cause Of Whale Shark Deaths

Freya Womersley, David Sims (The Conversation)–Over 80% of international trade is carried by sea. Much of what we use and consume everyday either has

May 28, 2022
Total Views: 1169

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Maritime News

Looking Back to Move Forward: Celebrating Women Mariners on National Maritime Day

In a year in which much attention is rightly being paid to improving the shipboard workplace environment for women, it’s easy to lose sight of the many

May 22, 2022
Total Views: 3094

Friday, May 13, 2022
Shipping

COVID-19’s Impact on Seafarer Populations Will be Felt for Years to Come

Here’s what’s at risk tomorrow if we don’t respond to the crew change crisis today. By Hrishi Olickel and Irina Carbunaru – The crew change crisis

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 2163

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Defense

20 Years of Naval Trends Guarantee a FY2023 Shipbuilding Plan Failure

“About 300 ships, achieved in FY2018, will provide a force capable of… assuring access in any theater of operations, even in the face of new

May 10, 2022
Total Views: 5983

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
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Navy

Does Canada Need A New Naval Strategy?

Paul T. Mitchell, (Canadian Forces College) Amid Russia’s ongoing assault on Ukraine, nations have started re-evaluating their security policies. Sweden and

April 26, 2022
Total Views: 2713

Monday, April 25, 2022
Press Releases

Simple Steps to Take in a Complex Cyber Threat Environment Like Maritime

By Jason P. Atwell, Principal Advisor of Global Intelligence, Mandiant, Inc. As the war in Ukraine drags on, the maritime industry will continue to feel

April 25, 2022
Total Views: 1588

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Interesting

Island Hopping In Tawi-Tawi

Editor’s note: This Image of the Day includes the answer to the April 2022 puzzler. Story by Kathryn Hansen(NASA) –A running hare. A jumping

April 24, 2022
Total Views: 2431

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Cruise Ships

The Pressure Is On New Zealand To Welcome Back Cruise Ships

James Higham (The Conversation)–With the arrival in Sydney of the cruise liner Pacific Explorer on Monday – a giant “WE’RE HOME” sign emblazoned

April 23, 2022
Total Views: 2901

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Navy

OPED – The US Navy Owes Congress Independent Honesty, Not Harmony

By Matthew Hipple and Michael DeBoer (CIMSEC) The military has two masters – the executive, who directs and operates, and the legislature, who regulates and

April 19, 2022
Total Views: 2098

Sunday, April 10, 2022
Environment

The Icebreaker That Found The Endurance Is Vital For Climate Science

by Sarah Fawcett– (The Conversation)-It was 1914 when the English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic

April 10, 2022
Total Views: 6105

Friday, April 8, 2022
Ports

Why Did Russia Sell Alaska, The United State’s Gateway To The Arctic?

The tensions with Russia are rising, while global warming is opening up the Northwest Passage. As a result, the US Navy and US Coast Guard are increasing

April 8, 2022
Total Views: 5584

Thursday, March 31, 2022
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Shipping

Opinion: American Maritime Serves the Nation In the Face of Baseless Criticisms

By Ku’uhaku Park, President of the American Maritime Partnership There is an old yet familiar saying in politics that you should “never let a good crisis

March 31, 2022
Total Views: 1442

Monday, March 14, 2022
Shipping

Will A New Iron Curtain Fall On Shipping?

by Tinglong Dai (TheConversation) Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of

March 14, 2022
Total Views: 2959