It’s a great saying but there is a lot of it about at present. I thought of it first looking at pictures of the shrieking mobs of environmental protesters outside the International Maritime Organisation and the Japanese Embassy in London. In the case of the former location it was a bit futile as the environmental ..
Intelligence reports indicate that the Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound effect upon the international trade in illegal narcotics. The radical reduction in airline traffic caused by the pandemic is making it difficult for narcotics trafficking syndicates to use the traditional “mule” method, which involves paying ..
Given the global ravages of Covid-19, it could well be expected that the passenger vessel sector would be very subdued, if not completely dead at present. Not so, thankfully. In fact, the sector is very much alive despite the virus. While almost all the vessels described in this Passenger Vessel Week feature would have been ..
810,000 tonnes of imported fish will annually benefit from massive tariff derogations regardless of their origin, way of production, sustainability of the stock, labour standards or even if the third country has been identified by the EU for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The Council of the EU will ..
Australia lost one of its all too rare naval intellectuals last week with the passing of Commodore Dr Sam Bateman AM, RAN Rtd. He was 82. Sam commenced his lengthy and illustrious naval career at 15, eventually retiring as a commodore, after 40 years of exemplary service, in 1993. Since then he has been a very energetic, ..
This brilliant book is exactly what it is described as on its cover. It should be read, studied and carefully digested by anyone in any way involved with ship design, building, renovation, repair or modification projects. In other words, by anyone doing business with a shipyard irrespective of whether they be naval ..
The South End Container Terminal extension at the Port of Halifax is now complete and is fully operational, the port said in a press release on Friday, October 23. With ..
Monaco-based Safe Bulkers has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of a Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel currently under construction at a Japanese shipyard. The ..