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Who is Responsible for the Cost of Over-Lashing?

By Will van 't Hek 2018-02-22 19:41:34

When more lashings than needed are applied to a cargo on board, unnecessary costs have been made and valuable time has been lost. There are several parties involved in the process. From a shipping line, engineering company, freight forwarder, asset...

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Detecting and Defeating GPS Jamming

By Sean McCrystal 2018-02-16 17:54:00

Positioning and timing have been the foundation blocks for navigation since man first took to the oceans. Since the development of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) in the late 1970s, position, navigation and timing (PNT) based on satellite input...

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Robots Raise Secrets of the Sea From the Depths

By MarEx 2018-02-09 17:42:00

The mysteries below the ocean’s surface have inspired human exploration and imagination for centuries. New marine robotics now make it possible to explore what goes on in the ocean depths. The ocean covers fully two thirds of our planet and...

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Surface-Capable UUV Could Change Ocean Data Collection

By Savaram Ravindra 2018-02-06 21:25:00

Unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) have been serving the U.S. Navy for decades in various forms, like remote sending platforms, programmable targets to train anti-submarine warfare (ASW) crews, and remotely-operated mine hunting drones. The Navy is enhancing its utilization of UUVs...

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Naval Shipyard Starts "Innovation Lab" to Drive Tech Adoption

By Navy Live 2018-02-06 16:18:00

Norfolk Naval Shipyard employees clad in exoskeletons for work in the drydock. Workers surveying an augmented reality 3-D model in advance of a shipcheck. Workers using laser ablators that can zap rust from a bulkhead in a matter of seconds. ...

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Grand Bahama Shipyard Predicts a Record Year

By MarEx 2018-02-01 20:53:00

Last year, Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) dry docked 23 cruise vessels for the biggest players in the industry. For most projects, the scope of work included significant propulsion and technical systems overhauls, hull treatment, accommodations and public spaces upgrades and...

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No Drydock Needed

By Subsea Global Solutions 2018-01-26 21:51:00

[Advertorial] In November, a fully loaded bulk carrier contacted Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) with a shaft seal issue. They reported that they were losing all stern tube oil into the vessel and were experiencing heavy water ingress through the forward seal system into the...

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Digitalization and Ship Connectivity in 2018

By MarEx 2018-01-20 17:33:38

by Stephen Conley While vessels will continue to slow steam in the face of challenging freight rates and volatile bunker prices, the rapid growth of digitalization is challenging traditional ship operating practices, and changing the roles and responsibilities of the...

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Belt and Road: A New Era for Ports

By MarEx 2018-01-17 09:47:16

By Ton van den Bosch As one of the engines of the global economy, the ports sector is acutely tuned to wider political, social and economic trends. Fortunes can rise and fall depending...

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Fresh Ships, Fresh Fish

By Erik Kravets 2018-01-17 05:06:52

It's not even a fair fight for the fish anymore! The German Fishery Union (DFFU, or, natively: "Deutsche Fischfang Union"), has taken over two Norwegian newbuilds, namely the factory trawlers Berlin and Cuxhaven. The DFFU is a wholly owned subsidiary...

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