Technology insight in shipping

Global economy is slowing but technological revolution has increased many folds and future is it. DNV GL 5 yearly Technology Outlook 2025 has been published, it gives insight into selected industry for next 10 years. Data generation, digitalization and low cost satellite communication has made ships  floating computers. Data generated from ships are being analysed to improve […]

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Shipping up or down?

Baltic index inching high, company making profit but shipping confidence is low. When we receive contradictory reports, it becomes difficult to infer what is right and whether these news are giving a direction of shipping industry. In March 2016, we have received below 4 news, all stand alone are correct however when we combine these reports […]

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eWAVE piston rings

2 stroke engine, with conventional flat piston rings, cylinder oil distribution is uneven; only 10% cylinder lubricating oil makes it to the rubbing surface between liner and rings, 30-40% oil goes to exhaust and 30-40% oil is scrapped down. As pressure in the cyliner rises the piston ring presses hard to the liner surface, therefore to […]

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IBF and Seafarers

What IBF ( The International Bargaining Forum) does for seafarers? Maritime industry is a unique multinational industry, where standardization of pay is paramount to protect seafarers. Therefore The International Bargaining Forum (IBF) was established in 2003, for collective bargaining of wages and condition of employment in the marine industry. Below are 4 major workings of IBF; Pay […]

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New conventions and amendments 1st July 2016.

Below are 2 new conventions and amendments which are expected to enter into force from 1st July 2016. 1 July 2016 – SOLAS – container weight verification Amendments to SOLAS chapter VI. This was long pending issue and considered major cause of instability on container ship; or even severe accidents. Wrong declaration of cargo weight in container is very common, which […]

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Famous marine salvages

The legal concept that a marine salvor is entitled to a reward for the saving of imperilled marine property has been a recognized part of the admiralty law for more than 3,000 years. SALCON 89 – International convention on Salvage 1989, replaced an old salvage convention adopted in Brussels in 1910, there was “‘no cure, […]

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Selection of right fasteners

In many cases fastener failure has caused severe accidents on ships; causing fire, flooding and even loss of life. On board, general fasteners shouldn’t be used in machineries, when overhauling a machinery, sometimes it is necessary to replace fasteners like, bolts, nuts and screws; however in urgency or due to ignorance it is not checked whether […]

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Shore staff – 2015 Job concerns

The 7th maritime employee survey carried out by Halcyon Recruitment and online training provider Coracle, which includes 3000 respondents from various backgrounds of  brokers, charterers, traders, senior management, technical, HSEQ, P&I, legal, insurance, vessel operators, liner trades, HR, crewing, admin, finance etc. The result shows that the majority of shore based employees across the shipping sector believe that the […]

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Shipping confidence level

As per shipping adviser Moore Stephens, overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell in the three months to November 2015, it is hovering at lowest level since this survey was started in the year 2008. Facts of this shipping confident survey are as below; This survey is carried out every 3 months and results published, it […]

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Smartphone apps for seafarers

There are 1.6 million apps in Google play  and 1.5 million in Apple app store, Amazon App store has 0.4million and Window phone store has 0.34 million apps. But for seafarers,  there are 10 free Smartphone apps , which every seafarers  must have. 1 .Anti-Shipping Activity Message (ASAM) App – Get news and messages about shipping piracy.  Data can eb […]

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