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The Curious Case of Carrier Profitability

By Luke Robert 09-18-2020 05:14:55

The pandemic has rattled global supply chains due to demand shocks caused by the lockdown. Its impact accelerated the impetus for companies who were in the midst of change to relocate their manufacturing sites and to switch modes from a just-in-time model (lean inventory) to a just-in-case model (higher inventory). For companies who were not already embarking on a transition, the crisis has caught many flat-footed because the rate of change in the external environment is moving faster than the...

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Activists concerned of Chinese fishing

Activist Group Analyzes Chinese Fishing off Galapagos

By The Maritime Executive 09-18-2020 04:59:48

The ocean conversation group Oceana is again raising concerns about the Chinese fishing vessel fleet spotted in the waters near the Galapagos Islands. The activist group is reiterating concerns of overfishing and potential activities by the Chinese fleet to disguise their actions. They are calling for international intervention. According to an analysis prepared by Oceana, nearly 300 Chinese vessels are “pillaging the waters off the Galapagos Marine Reserve primarily for squid.” They say that the squid the Chinese are fishing...

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Hurtigruten Independent report released into COVID-19

Independent Report Released into Hurtigruten's Handling of COVID-19

By The Maritime Executive 09-18-2020 03:32:10

The results of the independent investigation into Hurtigruten and the events contributing to the COVID-19 outbreak at the end of July have been released. While confirming many of the details outlined in the previous audit by the Norwegian Maritime Authority, the report provides additional information pointing to mistakes that were made in connection with the preparation for the voyages and the handling of the outbreak. “The outbreak on MS Roald Amundsen was not due to a single incident or...

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Photos: 1,000 Dangerous Ways to Rig a Pilot Ladder

By Arie Palmers 09-18-2020 03:03:00

As a pilot in the Scheldemonden region of the Netherlands, I've seen pilot ladder incidents involving injuries and have developed an interest in pilot ladders and the way they are secured. I keep a tally of the non-compliant boarding arrangements I see in front of me on a daily basis, and I participate in the safety campaign conducted by the International Maritime Pilots Association each October. The finding of that campaign is that about 18-20 percent of the boarding arrangements are non-compliant with SOLAS, IMO and...

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Offshore

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Secret Shipment: Iranian VLCC Delivers Condensate to Venezuela

An Iranian VLCC has arrived at Venezuela's José petroleum terminal carrying two million barrels of condensate, defying U.S. sanctions on both nations. The vessel's original name and IMO number appear to have been painted over, and she has begun broadcasting the name Honey over AIS. Lightweight condensate (drip gas) is typically used as a diluent in Venezuela, enabling the production, transport and sale of PDVSA's extra-heavy crude oil. Without blending with lighter grades, Venezuela's Orinoco bituminous oil has a tarlike...

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Shipbuilding

tool to analyze design's decarbonization performance

Developing Simulations to Analyze Decarbonization Design Decisions

An important new tool has been developed to help ship owners explore the potential environmental impact of a ship while it is still in design stages. It is believed that this will help owners working with their designers and builders to understand how a particular design will perform in meting both the increasing regulatory requirements and moral obligations associated with the drive to achieve decarbonization of the shipping industry. Class society ABS working in collaboration with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)...

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Training

new training program for offshore wind industry

Training Program for the Emerging Offshore Wind Industry

With the rapid growth in the emerging offshore wind industry expected to continue there is a growing need for qualified, trainer personnel. A new partnership between the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) at Bristol Community College and Maersk Training will seek to expand the level of training programs available for the emerging sector. “Bristol is proud to partner with globally recognized Maersk Training, whose expertise and experience will elevate the college’s leadership in training the workforce needed for the emerging...

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Business

Singapore accuses former manager at bunker business with accepting bribes

Singapore Charges Former Fratelli Cosulich Manager Accepted Bribes

  Authorities in Singapore have charged a former manager at Fratelli Cosulich Bunkers Pte. Ltd., one of the port’s ship bunker suppliers, with accepting nearly $50,000 in bribes to advance the contractor’s business interest. According to Singapore’s Corruption Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), between 2017 and 2019, a technical manager at Fratelli Cosulich accepted bribes from three individuals “as an inducement to advance the business interests,” of the individuals’ businesses. Charged under Singapore’s Prevention of Corruption Act, the former manager faces...

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