Joseph Collum

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Salvage: Making a Bad Situation Worse

By Joseph Collum 2016-01-08 18:15:36

As if ever-bigger ships weren’t enough of a challenge, salvors these days must contend with political interference, misguided legislation, and the threat of lawsuits and even jail time. The 21st Century is the age of mega ships – from...

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Leviathans of the Sea

By Joseph Collum 2015-11-16 18:31:07

When Malcom McLean launched the very first container ship in 1956, transoceanic shipping was so costly it made little sense to transport most cargo around the globe. McLean, a North Carolina trucking entrepreneur, concocted a plan to load entire truck...

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The Pulse of Global Trade

By Joseph Collum 2015-09-11 14:27:05

The roll-on roll-off sector shows the economy is strong.    Fitbit is the latest craze in so-called “activity trackers,” wearable devices that monitor everything from the number of steps you take in a day to the amount...

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Cruise Ship Passengers

Passenger Safety: The Elephant in the Room

By Joseph Collum 2015-03-13 09:30:05

***From Jan-Feb 2015 Edition of The Maritime Executive 

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Meeting the SECA Challenge

By Joseph Collum 2015-02-19 16:17:26

***From Nov-Dec 2014 Edition of The Maritime Executive magazine***   On January 1st a new IMO mandate for North America and northern Europe will take effect, reducing the amount of sulfur in fuel by 90 percent. But how...

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