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Chemical Reaction

By Tim Sheahan 2016-06-12 21:15:25

Surging petrochemical production is benefiting Gulf Coast ports. By Tim Sheahan As southern California is the nation’s top magnet for containerized cargo, so is the Gulf Coast the most attractive hub for movements of petrochemicals. Led by ports...

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Fuel's "Slippery Slope"

By Tim Sheahan 2016-05-13 18:31:43

Contaminants in fuel are becoming a problem. By Tim Sheahan Vincent Favier is the CEO of Ecoslops, the first company to develop technology to produce recycled marine fuels from marine oil residues, known as “slops.” Last year it...

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Surging Petchem Production Boosts Gulf Coast Ports

By Tim Sheahan 2016-05-12 20:13:21

As southern California is the nation’s top magnet for containerized cargo, so is the Gulf Coast the most attractive hub for movements of petrochemicals. Led by ports such as Houston and New Orleans, petrochemical activity is thriving due in no...

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Scrubbers: A Waiting Game

By Tim Sheahan 2016-04-17 19:15:13

To scrub or not to scrub? That is the question. By Tim Sheahan When it comes to investment decisions by shipowners, most of whom are averse to any kind of investment in the first place, few areas are...

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Ship-to-Shore Connections

By Tim Sheahan 2016-02-17 23:39:55

Rising satcom spending belies the depressed condition of most maritime markets. Satcom is big business. The combination of newbuilds coming online and upgrades to existing vessels is catalyzing a surge in revenues, with the market expected to hit the...

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Ports: Value Proposition

By Tim Sheahan 2016-01-08 17:49:53

Breakbulk ports specialize in offering high-value services for high-value cargoes. Ports offering breakbulk and project cargo services are fighting back. Volumes are up. Values are increasing, and successful diversification is cementing their position as a purveyor of essential...

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Marine Electronics: A World of Solutions

By Tim Sheahan 2015-11-22 19:04:06

Electronics are everywhere in modern society, and it’s no different in the maritime business. They catalyze movement as well as prevent it; enable navigation, tracking and monitoring; and control a wealth of hydraulically operated functions. Radar & Navigation Systems  “We...

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Data Overload

By Tim Sheahan 2015-11-17 13:47:46

Maritime software is as diverse as it is progressive. It can do everything from navigating the ship to monitoring fuel use to saving money on repairs. Investment in software can be a boon for your bottom line, improving efficiencies, controlling...

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Innovation and Invention

By Tim Sheahan 2015-09-11 14:22:22

Manufacturers find new markets for essential components.  The maritime sector, like everything else, was significantly impacted by the global economic crisis. Investment dried up. Maintenance was deferred. It was as if someone had simply “turned off the tap.” The...

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