Visit the Liberty Ship S.S. JOHN W. BROWN

Still looking for something to do this Independence Day weekend? The S. S. JOHN W. BROWN is one of two still operational Liberty ships from World War II and was launched on 7 September 1942 from Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard at Sparrows Point, Maryland.  She will be open for tours at Fells Point in Baltimore as part of Family Fun Week from 3 to 6 July. This is a great … [Read more...]

Europort Captures Global Industry Mood

Two weeks before the doors open at Europort, Rotterdam, organiser Ahoy is finalising arrangements for the event that promises to provide a benchmark for the ‘state of the global maritime and offshore industry’ in late 2013. Alongside attendees at its Advanced Technology Conferences industry seminars and networking opportunities, over 1,000 exhibitors will be … [Read more...]

Europort 2013 Reaches Beyond Technology Frontiers

Shipping’s need to squeeze maximum value out of available assets is finding sharp focus, as the global maritime and offshore industries gather in Rotterdam for Europort 2013 on November 5-8. In line with its stated aim to showcase ‘Pioneers in Maritime Technology’, Europort has tapped into the maritime industry’s state-of-the-art for 2013. Its … [Read more...]

UK Hydrographic Office Brings Free ECDIS Workshop to Hong Kong

(Press Release) The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is bringing its renowned ECDIS workshop to Hong Kong next week. This free workshop will present the ‘Admiralty Guide to policy and procedures for the operational use of ECDIS’ and will provide expert guidance on the regulatory requirements governing the adoption of ECDIS, as well as the onboard safety management … [Read more...]

Bulk Trade-Off: Blood for Money in Indonesia

On February 17th of this year, the Harita Bauxite sank off Cape Balinao in the South China Sea. Of the twenty-four men aboard, only nine survived. The sea can be a dangerous place, of course, and things happen out there, but the Harita Bauxite's sinking is troubling beyond the tragic loss of fifteen men. That's because the loss wasn't a huge surprise. Indeed, many in the … [Read more...]