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Sunday, August 4, 2013
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Defense

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

August 4, 2013
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Monday, September 17, 2012
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Blog

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.

September 17, 2012
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Blog

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

July 14, 2012
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Blog

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

April 28, 2012
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Blog

“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

April 26, 2012
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Blog

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

April 25, 2012
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Friday, April 13, 2012
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News

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,

April 13, 2012
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Saturday, March 3, 2012
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Blog

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

March 3, 2012
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Thursday, March 1, 2012
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Blog

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

March 1, 2012
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Blog

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

February 28, 2012
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Monday, February 27, 2012
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Blog

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

February 27, 2012
Total Views: 109

Friday, February 17, 2012
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Blog

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

February 17, 2012
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Blog

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

January 18, 2012
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Saturday, January 7, 2012
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Blog

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

January 7, 2012
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Blog

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

January 4, 2012
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Monday, January 2, 2012
Blog

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

January 2, 2012
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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Blog

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

December 31, 2011
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Friday, December 16, 2011
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Blog

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

December 16, 2011
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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Blog

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

July 13, 2011
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Friday, May 21, 2010
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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

May 21, 2010
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