By Captain George Livingstone – Choosing to be a professional mariner is more than a professional choice, it’s a life choice. There are few other professions like it. The stress and strain is more than professional, it’s personal, involving separation from all things familiar. My motivation for writing has always been based on advocating for the mariner. SOLAS (Safety Of Lives […]
Check out this video about the Houston Harbor Pilots and the integral role they play in the safely navigating vessels of all types through the busy Houston Ship Channel.
by Adam Jourdan (Reuters) – Chinese naval forces have passed through waters south of Taiwan and carried out military exercises in the western Pacific, the latest in a series of military drills that self-ruled Taiwan has criticized as amounting to “intimidation”. J-15 fighters took off from China’s sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, on Friday […]
by Vera Eckert (Reuters) – German container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd plans a 20 percent reduction in its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2020, compared with 2016, to help support a drive to halve emissions in the global shipping industry. Transport has been a laggard among efforts by industry to agree emissions cuts, with shipping and […]
(Reuters) – A U.S. national security review has raised concerns about a takeover by China’s COSCO Shipping Holdings Co of a large container terminal in Long Beach, California, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The terminal is part of COSCO’s planned $6.3 billion deal to buy shipping firm Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL) , […]
OSLO, April 20 (Reuters) – Offshore rig firm Odfjell Drilling plans to expand its floating rig fleet to between six and 10 from four now, it said on Friday, the latest sign of recovery in the energy industry. After cuts in exploration spending following an oil price plunge that began in 2014, energy firms are […]
By Karlis Salna (Bloomberg) — Indonesia’s Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti deals with some dangerous men in her role, but they don’t rattle her. She has an equally intimidating weapon on her side: Google. Partnering with the search engine firm, Pudjiastuti is catching illegal fishing activity in real time, after thousands of vessels’ locations were revealed […]