Editorial: Clusters For ONE Blue Ocean Economy

Editorial by Joshua Berger (Washington Maritime Blue) “There is just ONE Ocean”, Sir Peter Thompson, the UN’s Special Envoy to the Ocean reflected at this past February’s OECD Environmental Committee session on the topic. All of the globe’s ocean waters, resources, tributaries, impacts and interests are interconnected and interdependent. On the UN’s World Ocean Day … [Read more...]

Business of Shipping – Nor-Shipping 2019

By Ira Breskin in Oslo, Norway - Executives from maritime industry service providers interviewed at the Nor-Shipping conference in Oslo last week universally promoted intelligently designed and targeted new offerings to the maritime industry. For example, classification society/consultancy DNV GL promoted its Veracity web-based portal that can display and analyze a myriad of … [Read more...]

Captain George Livingstone: Super-Size Me

By Captain George Livingstone - Super-size doesn’t just refer to Hamburgers and Fries, since the arrival of the container ship Emma Maersk in 2006, the definition of big in the maritime world changed and continues to as Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCV) just keep getting bigger. What defines a ULCV? Consensus is any container ship over 10,000 TEU’s. According to DynaLiners, … [Read more...]

Interview: Maritime Photographer Antonio Alcaraz Talks Keys to Taking a Good Ship Photo

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) - Antonio Alcaraz is Reverse Logistics Officer in the chemical industry and a Maritime Photographer, with a genuine passion for boats, ports and terminals. Alcaraz has a special interest in the activity done by pilots at his home port of Valencia, and other terminals worldwide. His camera gives him the opportunity to travel … [Read more...]

Editorial: Readying for the Maritime Attacks of the Future

By Christopher Porter - When security professionals address threats to transportation security, the discussion usually centers on aviation risks. After 9/11, counterterrorism efforts naturally focused on preventing future disasters in the air—spectacular, lethal risks to passengers. As cyber threats have proliferated and become a greater focus of public attention and … [Read more...]