Cal Maritime Training Ship Bumps Shoreside Crane on Arrival in Barbados – Incident Video

Cal Maritime's Training Ship Golden Bear sustained minor damage after one of its mast hit a shoreside gantry crane as it arrived in Barbados on Tuesday during its 2019 cruise. A statement from the school said the ship was under pilot control when the incident occurred. Thankfully, there were no injuries on board or ashore. The allision, however, did cause the training … [Read more...]

U.S. Celebrates National Maritime Day

Happy National Maritime Day! Each year, on May 22nd, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day, a holiday in observance of the contributions of the men and women of the U.S. merchant marine, as well as the U.S. maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, recreation and national security. The date May 22 is … [Read more...]

10 Ugly Truths About 21st-Century Shipping

John Konrad (gCaptain) Almost a decade ago Barista Uno contacted me to announce that he was publishing a blog, Marine Cafe, for mariners in the Philippines. In the years since we have shared mutual frustrations about this industry but nothing rings truer than this article - 10 unorthodox truths about 21st-century shipping - which we share with his permission. Marine Café … [Read more...]

Maritime Startups Accelerate With New Support And Funding

PSA unboXed, the Singapore-based venture capital arm of PSA International, and Israeli-based theDOCK Innovation Hub have entered into an agreement to jumpstart innovative technologies that will benefit the port, maritime and supply chain sector.   The partnership between PSA unboXed and theDOCK will kick-start with the first large global maritime tech Hackathon which … [Read more...]

The End Of Crab Trap Entanglements?   Ashored Technologies, a new company based in Halifax, Canada, has just been accepted into the prestigious startup accelerator Masschallenge.  Ashored is developing a bottom-bound ropeless fishing system to minimize the risk of ship entanglements and trap loss/damage, while allowing fishers to fish in zones closed to fixed … [Read more...]