Jim Romeo

Jim Romeo

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Jim Romeo is a freelance writer based out of Virginia, who specializes in maritime and finance. He is a regular contributor to The Maritime Executive website and magazine.

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Coatings are Big Business

By Jim Romeo 2014-12-22 16:13:59

Marine and offshore vessels operate in the most corrosion-prone of all environments – salt water – and the demands placed upon coatings manufacturers can be daunting: fuel economy, environmental compliance, and protection from corrosion, to name a few. Yet the advanced technology of contemporary marine coatings is more than up to the challenge, delivering the value-added performance that shipowners seek.   Coatings are big business. In a 2012 report entitled “Strategic Analysis...

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Safe Passage

By Jim Romeo 2014-04-06 23:13:00

In January 2012 the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan coast in Italy with 4,252 passengers and crew onboard. Thirty-two of them died – twice the total of fatalities between 2005 and 2010.   In February of 2013, an engine room fire broke out aboard the Carnival Triumph off  the coast of Mexico, leaving the ship and its approximately 4,000 passengers and crew stranded and adrift for five...

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Moving the ?Cold Chain?

By Jim Romeo 2014-02-14 15:45:00

Walk into any grocery store in the United States and you may find bananas from Central America or the Philippines, pineapples from Brazil, blueberries from Argentina, grapes from Chile, and lamb from Australia. Nearly $6 billion of refrigerated cargo, which includes perishables and computers, is transported every single day to supply the world that consumes it.   Such transportation is highly specialized, time-sensitive, and on the increase. Drewry Maritime Equity Research estimates that refrigerated cargo will...

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Game Changer

By Jim Romeo 2013-10-18 09:50:00

In Savannah, Georgia a heavy lift ship carries a series of bigger, taller cranes to bolster the lifting and cargo capacity of the port. Savannah, like several other container ports on the East Coast, is investing in such infrastructure projects to handle the anticipated surge in shipments coming its way after the 100-year-old Panama Canal completes a more than $5 billion expansion to accommodate larger, so-called “post-Panamax” ships with twice the cargo-carrying capacity. For port cities like...

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Game Changer

By Jim Romeo 2013-10-01 16:22:00

?? In Savannah, Georgia a heavy lift ship carries a series of bigger, taller cranes to bolster the lifting and cargo capacity of the port. Savannah, like several other container ports on the East Coast, is investing in such infrastructure projects to handle the anticipated surge in shipments coming its way after the 100-year-old Panama Canal completes a more than $5 billion expansion to accommodate larger, so-called “post-Panamax” ships with twice the cargo-carrying capacity....

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Larry Kiern

By Jim Romeo 2013-08-26 13:49:00

Larry Kiern is perhaps best known to readers of The Maritime Executive as the author of the widely acclaimed “Washington Insider” column. Inside the Beltway, however, he is known as one of the country’s top maritime lawyers. Chambers USA 2013 recognized him as a leading lawyer in the field of Transportation: Shipping Regulatory, and in 2012 he won the prestigious Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. There's a famous saying about our nation’s capital that goes something like...

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Workhorses of the Sea

By Jim Romeo 2013-08-02 15:19:00

During the 2009 Transpac Race from the West Coast to Hawaii, the Pasha America Ro/Ro vessel Jean Anne assisted the producers of the documentary Morning Light, a Disney film that highlighted a young crew of sailors participating in this biennial race. The Ro/Ro transported the vessels and crew equipment used to make the film.  Whether it’s utility trailers or camera boats for Universal Studios, 500 tons of trailer-loaded turbines and generators for an electric power plant on Oahu, or 5,000 newly...

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