Our American Mariners – A Commodity Like No Other

By Matt Woodruff, Chairman of American Maritime Partnership and Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, Kirby Corporation Today is National Maritime Day ­– a day that has been celebrated for the past 85-years. The United States is, and always has been, a maritime nation. From the very founding of our country, the American maritime industry has served a critical role … [Read more...]

BOOK REVIEW: Into the Raging Sea, The Sinking of the El Faro.

Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro, is now available for purchase via Amazon and Audible. A Book Review by Michael Carr Until now I did not understand, or even began to grasp, how EL FARO sailed directly into Hurricane Joaquin and quickly sank, drowning her 33 crew. After EL FARO’s … [Read more...]

BIMCO: US-China Trade War is All About the Eastbound Transpacific Trade Lane

When two of the world’s top trading partners, get entangled in a stand-off, where the outbreak of a trade war could become the extended tool of intense negotiations, we’d better prepare for what may come. While hoping that it will never take place. (BIMCO) - The US is China’s largest trading partner measured by value – and China is the largest one-country trading partner … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Maritime History, Technology & Seamanship

https://player.vimeo.com/video/267423784 Sailing, marine technology and nautical history. What lessons can shipping learn from these apparently disparate segments of the maritime world? In this video Richard du Moulin presents real case studies from maritime history over the past 500 years to reinforce timeless demands on seafarers. This video presentation was delivered … [Read more...]

Risk And Reward At Sea

By Captain George Livingstone – Choosing to be a professional mariner is more than a professional choice, it’s a life choice.  There are few other professions like it.  The stress and strain is more than professional, it’s personal, involving separation from all things familiar.  My motivation for writing has always been based … [Read more...]