Rob Almeida

Rob Almeida is Partner and Chief Marketing Officer at gCaptain. Rob can be reached at [email protected] Connect with him via his LinkedIn Page or via Google Plus

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Video Captures Last Year’s Epic Collision Between Fully Laden Containerships in the Suez

On September 29, 2014 something went terribly wrong aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s containership Colombo Express when it lost control and slammed into the Maersk Tanjong today. Both vessels were heading south through...

June 9, 2015
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Monday, June 8, 2015
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Engineering News

Shell’s Alexia S3 Offers Smooth Transition to Emissions Control Areas

Shipowners switching to low sulphur content fuels in line with their obligations in Emissions Control Areas have demanded confidence in the cylinder oils specified to lubricate their engines The shipping...

June 8, 2015
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Engineering News

Inside the Home of ABB Azipods [IMAGES]

With the roll-out of ABB’s Azipod “D” series of gearless thruster this past March, I decided to make my way over to Helsinki to see where and how these impressive machines...

June 8, 2015
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
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Engineering News

Rolls-Royce Unveils Permanent Magnet Azimuth Thruster at NorShipping

After over a decade of research and development, Rolls-Royce is heading into full production of their permanent magnet tunnel thruster from their facility in Ulsteinvik, Norway. At the same time,...

June 4, 2015
Total Views: 108

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Maritime News

Asia Dry Bulk: Pacific, Atlantic Capesize Rates Set to Diverge

By Keith Wallis   SINGAPORE, June 4 (Reuters) – Rates for capesize bulk carriers could diverge next week, holding steady in the Pacific on healthy cargo volumes but easing in...

June 4, 2015
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Singapore’s Historic Sembawang Shipyard [Photos]

Last year I had the unique opportunity to tour Sembawang Shipyard on the northern coast of Singapore. The last time I had been there was in 2001 and it was my first...

June 3, 2015
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Monday, June 1, 2015

WATCH Massive Containership Take 40 Degree Rolls in North Atlantic WATCH

[contextly_sidebar id=”ZSOfcddaqQ4CioAklmhvvzUX1aKPD8Um”]Last year the Massive 2,992 TEU, 245 meter, containership OOCL Belgium was caught in the middle of the North Atlantic this week experiencing first-hand winter storm “Hercules“, a huge low...

June 1, 2015
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Sunday, May 31, 2015
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Engineering News

ZF: Born From Zeppelin’s Air Ships

[contextly_sidebar id=”MhI7lwjN4axzYF31JodkPBp13Okmt2wh”]100 years ago, when “aeroplanes” were an interesting new invention, the age of the Zeppelin was taking off from Friedrichshafen, a quaint village along the shores of Lake Constance...

May 31, 2015
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Naval Architects of Lore May Have Been Right After All

  [contextly_sidebar id=”eTQ4jKmGgaBM8winqn9iZ2ItZZwUju84″]Docked near the Houston ship channel in a bug infested estuary is the battleship USS Texas (BB-35), the world’s last remaining “dreadnought” afloat. After over 100 years after her launch...

May 26, 2015
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Saturday, May 23, 2015
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Layups and Layoffs at Solstad Offshore

Norwegian ship owner Solstad Offshore announced on Friday about 50 of their offshore employees will be laid off as a result of the sales of two ships and two vessel...

May 23, 2015
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Indian Prime Minister Signs MOU At Hyundai Heavy Industries

During Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to South Korea this week, the Indian Prime Minister was focused on seeking increased industrial partnership between the two countries with a particular focus on...

May 19, 2015
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VARD Delivers 280 Tons Of Bollard Pull To NorSkan

DOF AS reports today the 280 ton bollard pull anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Angra was delivered yesterday from Vard Niterói shipyard to its owner, NorSkan Offshore Ltda...

May 19, 2015
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Search for Missing Containership Captain Called Off

Since 15 May, the crew of the German-flagged containership Hanjin Miami, and other merchant vessels in the area, have been searching for the captain of the Hanjin Miami who went...

May 19, 2015
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Monday, May 18, 2015
Maritime News

Singapore Condemns Tanker Shooting Incident Off Iran

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has expressed “deep concern” with the alleged shooting incident involving the Singapore-flagged tanker “Alpine Eternity” last week in the Strait of Hormuz....

May 18, 2015
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Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Maersk Anchor Handler Rescues Fallen Rig Hand from Seadrill’s West Hercules

A rig worker assigned to the West Hercules, a semi-submersible drilling rig owned by Seadrill and on contract to Statoil, fell overboard this morning which the rig was operating approximately...

May 16, 2015
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Friday, May 15, 2015
Engineering News

Naval Architects: Make Sure You’re Covered…

After launching a brand new ro-ro ferry, the operator of the vessel noticed a number of issues including excess vibration, lack of maneuverability and stopping ability. In addition, the vehicle...

May 15, 2015
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Sentinel Marine Places Newbuild Order with COSCO Guangdong

Following the award of a 5-year charter contract from Statoil this past March, Aberdeen-based Sentinel Marine has awarded the newbuild contract for a 65-meter Tanker Assist Emergency Response & Rescue...

May 15, 2015
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Marlink to Integrate with North Sea 4G Communications Network

4G connectivity is available in pretty much every metropolitan area of the world, and oddly enough, in the middle of the North Sea as well. Since 2013, offshore communications provider...

May 14, 2015
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Bremerhaven Container Crane Fails, Operator Killed

Bremerhaven police have confirmed the death this morning of a 52 year old crane operator who was loading and unloading containers on Wednesday night from the Maersk Kerachi when one of...

May 14, 2015
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LNG Regasificaton Facility to be Built at India’s Dhamra Port

Gail (India) Ltd and IndianOil announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday with Dhamra LNG Terminal Pvt Ltd (DLTPL), a company owned by Indian infrastructure conglomerate Adani Enterprises Ltd,...

May 13, 2015
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