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Monday, May 6, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Maritime Industry Technology Accelerators

By Ira Breskin – The staid maritime industry now boasts several technology accelerators, with more likely to follow. The accelerator name is self-effacing. These technology “hot houses” are designed to...

May 6, 2019
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
uss fitzgerald

ProPublica: How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years

This article is part of a series originally published by ProPublica titled "The Navy's Disaster in the Pacific: Death and Neglect in 7th Fleet", exploring the collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain.  

April 11, 2019
Total Views: 41

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
shipping container
Maritime News

Opinion: Trans-Pacific Beneficial Cargo Owners Deserve 18,000 TEU+ Container Vessels

By Albert A. Melvin (Opinion) – The deployment of 18,000+ Ultra Large Container Vessels in the Trans-Pacific trade would substantially decrease the operating costs of shippers, consignees and ship owners....

March 13, 2019
Total Views: 67

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Maritime News

Opinion: American LNG, Oil and Coal to China via Mexico

By Albert A. Melvin (Opinion) – The USA, China, and Mexico have an excellent trans-Pacific trade opportunity that can greatly benefit all three countries for the next 25 years and potentially...

March 5, 2019
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Maritime News

Interview: Sinclair Browne, Chief Executive Port of Inverness, Talks Port Operations, Technology, Brexit And More

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Sinclair Browne is Chief Executive of the Port of Inverness, situated in the city of Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. It...

February 20, 2019
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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SS Marine Electric: The Shipwreck that Changed the Coast Guard

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Corinne Zilnicki – When the clock tolled 12 a.m. on Feb. 12, 1983, the 605-foot cargo ship Marine Electric trekked northward 30 miles off Virginia’s...

February 12, 2019
Total Views: 1205

Friday, January 18, 2019
Maritime News

Interview: Mark Dickinson, General Secretary of Nautilus International, Talks Seafarers’ Pay, Working Conditions, Criminalization and More

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Mark Dickinson, is General Secretary of the trade union Nautilus International, with members in waterborne transport sectors all over the world – from deepsea...

January 18, 2019
Total Views: 10

Monday, January 7, 2019

Admiral Thad Allen: This Senseless Government Shutdown Is Harming Coast Guard Families

By Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) – Today, with the government shutdown in its third week, it is beyond troubling that Coast Guard men and women are being...

January 7, 2019
Total Views: 28

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Maritime News

Interview with Baleària’s President and Main Shareholder, Adolfo Utor

Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Adolfo Utor is the President and main shareholder of the Baleària, Spain’s leading shipping company in the transport of passengers and cargo between the...

December 19, 2018
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Maritime News

FMC Commissioner Issues Final Report on Demurrage and Detention Practices at U.S. ports.

By J. Michael Cavanaugh (Holland & Knight) – Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye has issued her Final Report for the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) fact finding investigation into demurrage and detention practices at...

December 12, 2018
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Maritime News

ITF: Panama Canal Authority On Course to Undermine Reputation of Panama’s Most Vital National Asset

Below is a statement provided by the International Transport Workers’ Federation in response to the Panama Canal Authority’s (ACP) alleged rebuke of an independent study commissioned by the ITF which...

December 11, 2018
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Panic Is Not a Panacea

By George Livingstone – There are a myriad of topics discussed in gCaptain, accidents being a natural area of focus with attention on a host of issues like training, equipment,...

December 5, 2018
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Norway Navy Ship Collision

Who Sunk The Battleship?

Again. There was a collision at sea again. Last Thursday, as you most likely have already seen, there was a collision between a Nato Warship, the frigate the KNM Helge...

November 13, 2018
Total Views: 59

Friday, October 5, 2018
Maritime News

Bouchard Seeking $18 Million Insurance Payout on Exploded B255 Barge

(Clearview Post) – The owners of an oil barge that exploded off the coast of Texas in 2017 might make $12 million more on their insurance claim for the damaged vessel...

October 5, 2018
Total Views: 70

Monday, October 1, 2018

Will Shipping Face Another Perfect Storm?

By Captain George Livingstone – One of my first columns of the year was on the state of the international maritime industry, I discussed a broad range of topics, one of which...

October 1, 2018
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Maritime News

Bouchard Transportation Lawsuit: Safety Record Not Relevant in Deadly Barge Explosion Investigation

Bouchard Transportation of Melville, New York, wants the Coast Guard’s investigation limited to the loaded oil barge which exploded in 2017 off the coast of Texas, killing two deckhands. But...

August 8, 2018
Total Views: 80

Friday, July 27, 2018
Space Force Astronaut

Space Force, How About A Maritime Force?

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D – On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump, before a meeting of the National Space Council announced his plan for the Department of the Defense to...

July 27, 2018
Total Views: 75

Thursday, July 26, 2018

‘Sitting On a Big Powder Keg’: Final Day of Testimony in Coast Guard’s Bouchard No. 255 Explosion Hearing

The families of two dead seamen want answers as to why a loaded Bouchard oil barge exploded off the coast of Texas. The Coast Guard’s public hearing unleashed a torrent...

July 26, 2018
Total Views: 47

Maritime News

Bouchard Barge No. 255 Hearing Part 5: ‘No one could say they didn’t know about the problems’

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series focussing on the U.S. Coast Guard’s public hearing on the explosion and fire aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge that...

July 26, 2018
Total Views: 34

Monday, July 23, 2018
Maritime News

Bouchard Barge No. 255 Hearing Part 4: Former Bouchard VP ‘Shocked’ at Condition of Barge 255

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series focussing on the U.S. Coast Guard’s public hearing on the explosion and fire aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge that...

July 23, 2018
Total Views: 60