Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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OPED – Do Maritime Incidents Need More Press Hype?

OpEd (gCaptain) Today the shipping industry has access to many channels of low-cost information as websites like gCaptain, Splash 24/7, and Maritime Executive continue to evolve as the global exchange...

March 25, 2020
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Monday, July 30, 2018
Interesting

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Faces Outrage After Guard Kills Polar Bear During Arctic Cruise Excursion

German cruise line operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has found itself in the middle of an online firestorm after a guard shot and killed a polar bear during a shore excursion to...

July 30, 2018
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Friday, May 8, 2015
Maritime News

MSC Makes the Leap into Social Media

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Group, a Geneva-based and family-owned company which has historically shied away from communicating with the public about their operations, while maintaining a rather uninteresting website, has changed...

May 8, 2015
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Friday, July 25, 2014
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gCaptain: Supporting the “Misuse” of Social Media Since 2007

While at the CMA conference in Connecticut this spring, I had the opportunity to speak alongside my media industry peers as well as crisis communications firm, MTI Network. Considering gCaptain’s mission...

July 25, 2014
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Monday, March 31, 2014
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Maritime News

At the CMA Conference, Social Media Appears Generally Misunderstood

While at the Connecticut Maritime Association Conference this year, I was invited to speak to the audience about the topic of social media and its influence within the maritime industry....

March 31, 2014
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Friday, October 4, 2013
News

“A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Somali Pirates” Video Hits BuzzFeed

The video, titled "A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Somali Pirates", attempts to tackle the issue of Somali piracy with some general yet easily digestible facts and rare CNN footage of real pirates.

October 4, 2013
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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Facing Dead Whale Or Lost Cargo, Maersk Line Turns To Social Media

By Ole Mikkelsen COPENHAGEN, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Who would have thought a container shipping firm could rally as many Facebook “likes” as a big brewer, find lost cargoes via...

September 3, 2013
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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Blog

Social Media: How to Win by “Losing Control”

There are all sorts of statistics embedded in articles that discuss social media and its influence within the shipping and offshore industry, as well as its utility when it comes...

July 20, 2013
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Blog

Shell Takes a Bold Leap into Social Media, Gains Valuable Perspective

In about two months, energy supermajor Royal Dutch Shell gained a Facebook following of almost 1 million.  The world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, now has a following of nearly 300,000...

May 16, 2012
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tweet Puts Carnival Cruise Ship on High Alert

A tweet sent out by a fake twitter account meant to parody a Tennessee diet expert sparked fears of a possible bio-attack aboard a Carnival cruise ship over the weekend....

May 9, 2012
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Blog

Container Shipping: “An Industry Where you Would Think Nobody Would be Social” [VIDEO]

Yea right… Yuri van der Sluis interviews social media expert Scott Stratten at the B2B Marketing Forum in Amsterdam, on 20 March 2012. The interview was made after Scott’s keynote...

April 4, 2012
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Blog

Shipping and the Social Conversation – the Impact of the Evolving Media Landscape on Communications

– By Amie Pascoe, Director, BLUE Communications The way that we communicate is fundamentally changing. As a society, our appetite for information and our expectations of being able to connect instantly...

April 3, 2012
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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Social Media, Corporate Branding, and the Spreading of New Ideas

10 years ago I remember someone saying that we’re all connected to one another by no more than 7 degrees of separation, but with the advent of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter,...

December 14, 2011
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Blog

WARNING: If You Come From the Old School, This Video May Hurt Your Brain

By Rob Almeida, gCaptain In case you never noticed, the global maritime and offshore energy industry can be pretty damn old school in how they do things.   New ideas...

November 23, 2011
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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For Shipping Industry, Social Media Is Here To Stay [REPORT]

Marine and offshore e-marketplace, ShipServ, this week released the results of its annual Internet Use in Shipping Survey at the SmartShipping conference in Singapore. This year’s report revealed that the...

October 26, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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IMO calls on social media on first ever “Day of the Seafarer”

In celebration of the world’s seafarers, the International Maritime Organization is urging the public to turn to their facebook and twitter accounts to help spread the word of this years...

June 21, 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 short-range coastal tracking system identifies vessels near coastlines...

May 21, 2010
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Friday, May 14, 2010
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BP Seeks YOUR Ideas – Is the oil giant going open source?

gCaptain asked forum members to submit ideas when developing the ship tracking iPhone Application gTrax. The USCG has used social media for the last few years to communicate and solicit...

May 14, 2010
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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Thad Allen, Commandant USCG – A Conversation On The Digital Age Of Shipping

The Digital Age – A conversation with Admiral Thad Allen, Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard,...

August 11, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
USCG

USCG Launches The Coast Guard Compass

Continuing its push to social media and web 2.o, the USCG has just launched a new blog to accompany their already impressive arsenal of online outlets, The Coast Guard Compass. ...

May 28, 2009
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