Sunday, August 4, 2013
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Congressman Warns of Consequences from Shrinking U.S. Flagged Shipping Fleet

By Congressman Duncan Hunter, For centuries, the world’s oceans have been an influential force.  They have forged industrial strength, enhanced security, established connectivity and contributed to science and research.  As...

August 4, 2013
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Monday, September 17, 2012
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What’s the Weight? Why Weighing of Cargo Containers is Critical

– By Captain Rich Madden Last year in a Persian Gulf port, we finished loading for a southbound transit to East Africa on a small container ship.  Our load plan...

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 231

Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Maritime Continuing Education…What Have You Done Today?

Technology is changing the shipping industry.  Regulations affecting the shipping industry are constantly changing and evolving.  The way in which we conduct routine operations onboard vessels changes as standard practices...

July 14, 2012
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
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In Case of Offshore Oil Drilling in Cuba and the Bahamas

By Doug Helton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) For the past year, we at NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard have been studying the possible threats that new offshore oil...

April 28, 2012
Total Views: 9

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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“A Hole In the Water” – Prudent Sailing Through the Gulf of Aden

– By Captain Rich Madden It’s 0-dark-30 somewhere in the Gulf of Aden and we are Eastbound in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC).  To the North, off the port...

April 26, 2012
Total Views: 109

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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The Maritime Paperwork Monster Plus New Requirements to Get More Sleep

– by Captain Richard Madden When asked about the Manila Amendments, a captain recently quipped, “What?  There’s new regulations for folders?!“  The Manila Amendments refer to new wide-ranging changes to...

April 25, 2012
Total Views: 15

Friday, April 13, 2012
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World’s Largest Sloop Arrives for Refit at Pendennis Plus

To some gCaptain readers, the superyacht market may be an alien world, however, over the last ten years, this niche industry has exploded. With dedicated, professional teams in place globally,...

April 13, 2012
Total Views: 8

Saturday, March 3, 2012
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New Uses for Shipping Containers in a Postmodern World

– By Lauga Oskarsdottir, MTS Logistics There are over seventeen million shipping containers in the world. Have you ever wondered where they go when their time is up? There are several amazing ways...

March 3, 2012
Total Views: 257

Thursday, March 1, 2012
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Times are a’Changing…Brazil’s Future Looks Bright

– By Luiz Gustavo Cruz, Contributing Writer, MTS Logistics The great days of the shipping industry in Brazil were gone a long time ago. Big shipping lines went bankrupt, Brazilian-flagged...

March 1, 2012
Total Views: 68

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Sleeping With Your Containers – The Greenest Way to Travel

– By Feray Yuksekbas Kavas, Sales Executive, MTS Logistics What if I told you that there is a great option to travel other than flying, for those of you who hate waiting in line...

February 28, 2012
Total Views: 1100

Monday, February 27, 2012
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Oil Prices and the Shipping Industry

– By Rojda Akdag, Managing Director, MTS Logistics Crude oil prices have many affects on our daily life from gas that we use in our daily commute to commodity products...

February 27, 2012
Total Views: 65

Friday, February 17, 2012
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Shipboard Security Teams and the Rules of Engagement

– By Captain Rich Madden February 15, 2012 will be a date many in the maritime security industry will remember for a long time. It was the day that the...

February 17, 2012
Total Views: 97

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Former Cruise Line Safety Manager and Master Mariner Discusses Costa Concordia Tragedy [OP/ED]

– By Captain William H. Doherty, gCaptain Contributor Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was a Mississippi Riverboat Pilot. One day a woman passenger tried to flatter him saying, ”My goodness Captain,...

January 18, 2012
Total Views: 78

Saturday, January 7, 2012
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Shipping’s “Tin Ear”

– by Clay Maitland In two months, the great, the good, and the not-so-great-or-good will gather at the annual three-day Jamboree of the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA).  One of the...

January 7, 2012
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Vinalines Queen Sinks, 22 Seafarers Lost at Sea

By Clay Maitland, On Christmas day, the bulk carrier VINALINES QUEEN, carrying a cargo of nickel ore from Morowali, Indonesia to China, went missing.  The ship and its crew of...

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 113

Monday, January 2, 2012

Symbols of US Maritime Decline

By Clay Maitland, Our government’s present inability to land a cargo of gasoline via a U.S.-flagged vessel in icebound Nome, Alaska, symbolizes the shortage of foresight of our maritime policy...

January 2, 2012
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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The China Wildcard, Iron Ore, and the Brazilian “Valemax” [OP/ED]

By Mark Weiss, gCaptain contributor The main concern at Vale S.A., that which has driven its order of dry bulk vessels with a 400,000 ton capacity, the ‘Valemax’, is competition… The...

December 31, 2011
Total Views: 8

Friday, December 16, 2011
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A Failure of Leadership

By Clay Maitland Shipping, it is often said, is a house of many mansions.  It is characterized by different qualities, and varies according to the nationality of the ships themselves,...

December 16, 2011
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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Hess LNG withdraws from Rhode Island, opposition claims LNG would risk “tearing up our waterways”

Last month, Hess Energy announced that they will be withdrawing plans for an LNG facility in Fall River, Massachusetts. Many opponents of the facility boasted a victory to the state, claiming...

July 13, 2011
Total Views: 10

Friday, May 21, 2010

AIS is not Foursquare for shipping

They’re both about localisation, but that doesn’t make them apples and apples By Ryan Skinner (email) You probably already know AIS. The short-range coastal tracking system identifies vessels near coastlines...

May 21, 2010
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