Avakas Gorge- from Limassol port

If your ship is calling Limassol, plan to visit Avakas Gorge, it is one of the rarest attraction in the world. It is close to Paphos, about 80KM from Limassol. Be careful while deciding the route – One road is through Lachi and other is through Paphos. If one is visiting Lachi beach, there are 2 ways […]

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Limassol port to Troodos trail

If you are visiting Limassol port then one of the must visit natural beauty is  Trail along Kalidonia river, this is located at 40km up from Limassol city (port) and is one of the main attraction for tourists in Troodos. In winter is is covered with upto 1 meter snow, but during summer the weather is  perfect and pleasant. Winter […]

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Cyber security at sea

Cyber threat is new unwarranted intentional or unintentional action which effects our technologies, computers, programs and data. Cyber security is not only about IT and its peripherals, and it is not only the responsibility of IT departments alone. Company and organization required to take a holistic, proactive, risk-based and well-practiced approach to identify the threat, invest in infrastructure and […]

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Additional cost for ULSFO compliance

We cannot put price on nature and saving environment is never too expensive.  Saving the environment, the planet, the eco system is not only government’s job; private partnership is always required where private fitments are there contributing to damage of nature. It is either through self initiative or through forced national or international regulations. With New regulations for ULSFO […]

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Ship demolition -2016

Opposite to shipbuilding where development of ship passes through many processes, ship recycling is rather quick, however again it has to follow some guidelines. Few years back, there was no guidelines for shipbreaking, accidents in shipyard were usual, some accidents were immediate and some were effecting in long term, like fumes and asbestos exposer to which causes cancer […]

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Golden Stripes – Leadership on the High Seas

Leadership on the high seas? A professional leadership approach is required to motivate & improve the ability of each individual, and propel the motivation of the ship as an organization. Captain VS Parani, FNI, FICS, CMarTech has taken the initiative to fill this gap and has written a book Golden Stripes- Leadership on the High Seas,  which is the world’s first book on […]

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MRV – Collecting ships’ fuel consumption data

All vessels larger than 5000 GT calling EU port are required to Monitor, Report and Verify (MRV) CO2 emission i.e. fuel burnt. The regulation entered in to force from 1st July 2015 and data collection will be per voyage basis and starts 1 January 2018. All vessels will have a ship’s specific monitoring plan and should be verified by […]

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Shipping & safety review by Allianz

Annual shipping and safety data by Allianz has been published, it shows improved safety and lesser losses because of robust safety environment and self-regulation. Below are key points of the report; •85 large ships lost worldwide in 2015, down by 45 percent over a decade. Saturday is the safest day and Thursday is the most […]

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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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