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  • EU state – LSFO verification onboard in EU ports

    Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/253, under this directive European Union has mandated the rules concerning the methods and frequency of surveys conducted by the EU Member States for verification of the sulphur content of marine fuels being used onboard ships calling at EU… Read More ›

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  • Duty free shops – is it really duty free?

    How important is to show and scan your boarding pass at airport duty free shops. Sailors usually buy a lot at airport when they are back home, have you ever thought why keeper asks us for boarding pass and what do they do… Read More ›

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  • Engine failure during manoeuvering

    Causes and emergency preparedness. There are several incidents of main engine failure during vessel movement in or out of harbour or in narrow channels, nevertheless this is the time where engine reliability is required most. On the basis of experience and reports we have… Read More ›

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  • Knowledge sharing on board

    All individuals working onboard and ashore have required level of competency; they have collective aim for their organization. Nevertheless it is usual that they aim their personnel and professional growth too. Even if they have same level of competency, they… Read More ›

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  • 2 Stage Turbocharging – passes first test

    MAN Diesel & Turbo’s innovative two-stage turbocharging concept “The ECO CHARGE” – passes the first test and we can expect the two-staged turbocharging system to hit the market soon. The two-stage turbocharging system is currently being tested on MAN 12V35/44… Read More ›

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  • Merger of Ship management companies – Analysis

    Two major ship management companies merged in Hong Kong on 14th August 2015. What is the objective behind it, is it to benefit both companies or to benefit ship owner, or to benefit seafarers or to benefit shipping industry? We can analyse, we can find who will be benefitted? First we see the history and present situation of both companies;……The new organization is a new product in the industry and it can be analysed using Porter’s five forces theory to understand whether new organization is potentially profitable.

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  • Paris MOU – Top detainable deficiency is wages

    There are total 27 member countries under Paris MOU,  categorised in white, Grey and black list, white being on top and black at lower side due to standard of vessel. Paris MOU released 2014 MLC figures, below is the summary of… Read More ›

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  • PIRACY AND SHIPPING – The menace called Piracy

    Even though the Number of attacks have came down significantly the Danger still looms Large, the Menace that Piracy is still a headache for the Sailors as well as the managers ashore, talking about statistics Seaborne piracy causes an estimated… Read More ›

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  • Care in ship’s daily operation

    There are multiple equipment operated regularly onboard, small care always helps reliable operation and long trouble free life of it. We frequently face breakdown of equipment, likely or unlikely during critical operation. Analysis of machinery damage report usually reveals the… Read More ›

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  • WHAT IS IMPACT OF PANAMA CANAL WIDENING?

    One hundred years ago, in 1914, the Panama canal was opened. At the time it was the biggest American engineering project. Ever since it has played a major role in world trade (about three percent global cargo pass through the… Read More ›

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  • Houston

    1) As per US regulation , Checked in baggage need to be reclaimed and rechecked in , This process is very slow at Houston. 2) Overall Hygiene, cafeteria and passenger’s facilities are average. 3) The boarding arrangements for domestic and… Read More ›

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  • Gimhae International Airport, Busan

    Gimhae International Airport [MarinerOnBoard – Onboard & Ashore] Sidebar Domestic section of Gimhae (to fly to Seoul) is super efficient. The airline staff run to make the boarding smooth. Good airport. Name Ravindranath Amenities **** Ambience **** Transit experience *****… Read More ›

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  • SOLAR boat

    SOLAR boat.

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  • Bremerhaven

    Your name/email: Ridwan Port, Terminal: Bremerhaven, container terminal How to reach to gate?: shuttle bus Minutes to town by taxi?: 10 minutes just 12 euro. Must go location?: Bremerhaven Muzeum, Zoo and nice city. Comment: Do not carry duty free… Read More ›

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  • Durban port, South Africa

    Your name/email Chaitanya prakash How to reach to gate? Shuttle service provided by DP WORLD terminal Minutes to town by taxi? Depends on location where you want to go.maximum 30 mins minimum 15 minutes Must go location? SunBeach(30 mins) ,… Read More ›

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  • Dalian Airport, China

    Prashantpras……….e@aol.asia Flight Gate Area are very Congested and less no of Sheets… Even Flight boarding Staff does not understand good English and will be difficulty , if you have any queries.. As My flight was delayed for 1 hrs and… Read More ›

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  • Where is the Maritime capital?

    Asia or Europe or Americas, where is the maritime capital, who is contributing most in maritime? It is challenging to decide who the leader is, so best way is to identify contribution of a country in various categories and then… Read More ›

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  • Doha airport, Qatar

    Very good Airport, Shinning . Items in Duty free found very costly than other Airports same items.. Not worth to Buy even Liquors.. Other wise Very good service, Clean and Shining Airport.. Business class Lounge is Too big and Facilities… Read More ›

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  • Hamad International Airport

    A good air port for transit for far east destination. Name s kumar Amenities **** Ambience ***** Transit experience **** Overall experiance **** Internal transerfer Fast Spam | Trash

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  • Athens Airport

    Prashant pras……….e@aol.asiaSatisfactory, Seats are not very good, Also Congested.. Overall … satisfactory.. Fortunate to got a chance to visit acropolis Name Pras……t K.m.r Amenities **** Ambience **** Transit experience **** Overall experiance **** Internal transerfer Slow  

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