Monthly Archives: October 2021

THIS SIMPLE FIX CAN REDUCE EVERYONE’S EMAIL STRESS

07 OCT 2021 In this day and age, it’s harder than ever before to disconnect from work. Once a person has signed off for the day, they might feel pressured to reply to an after-hours email that pops up on their phone, even if it’s not urgent. A new psychology …

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US MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY FACES SERIOUS SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION DURING CADET’S SEA YEAR

06 OCT 2021 The U.S. Department of Transportation and Maritime Administration are taking a serious look into an anonymous online report by a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadet who claims she was sexually assaulted during her Sea Year training, while also offering “unwavering support” to the victim and others …

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SHIPPING CONTAINER

05 OCT 2021  Take a look around you. Perhaps you’re snacking on a banana, sipping some coffee or sitting in front of your computer and taking a break from work to read this article. Most likely, those goods – as well as your smartphone, refrigerator and virtually every other object in …

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SUEZ CANAL SETS NEW RECORD FOR TRAFFIC VOLUME

04 OCT 2021  The Suez Canal Authority has shattered its record for the daily number of ships passing through the strategic waterway. On Wednesday (29TH Sept, 2021), it handled a total of 87 vessels, easily surpassing the previous record of 75, which was set on February 6, 2019. Vessels with a total tonnage …

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GREEK BULKER OPERATOR, CHIEF ENGINEER INDICTED ON MARPOL CHARGES

The chief engineer, owner and manager of the bulker Joanna were indicted by a Louisiana grand jury on September 30 on charges related to oil pollution, concealing deliberate pollution, and failing to report a hazardous condition. The four-count grand jury indictment on felony charges alleges that the engineer and the companies employing him tampered with …

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CREW VACCINATIONS AND CHANGE STATISTICS CONTINUE POSITIVE TRENDS

02 OCT 2021  The challenges facing seafarers that have dominated the headlines for the past 18 months are continuing to stabilize and show slight signs of improvement according to the latest monthly update on the Neptune Declaration Crew Change Indicator. The data compiled from the largest ship managers shows a …

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SHIPBUILDING ORDERS CONTINUE TO BUILD TOWARDS A RECORD YEAR

01 OCT 2021  As the third quarter comes to a close, the turnaround for the shipbuilding industry in 2021 continues to set records, exceeding forecasts after years of slow performance. With three months remaining in the year, the industry remains optimistic that 2021 will provide years of work for shipbuilders. With new …

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IT’S TIME TO STOP TAKING SHIPPING AND SEAFARERS FOR GRANTED

30 SEPT 2021 Today 30th, and every year last Thursday of September, is World Maritime Day, a United Nation’s day of observance to recognize the maritime industry’s contribution to the global economy. You probably don’t care, but you should. Especially this year. As the old saying goes, approximately 90% of global …

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CONGESTION, DELAYS AND SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES WILL CONTINUE INTO 2022

29 SEPT 2021  Across all segments of the shipping industry, one thing that everyone agrees on is that there is no quick solution to the supply chain disruptions and challenges that have been experienced in 2021. The major carriers, as well as the ports, are warning that the surge is …

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