Lars Sigvardt, President of the Danish Maritime Pilots’ Association, spoke to Baird Maritime about the state of the pilotage industry in Denmark. How is business? Is the pilotage industry in your country strong or weak currently compared to history? In Denmark, the ports are undergoing a change. Many smaller coastal ..
The Australasian Marine Pilots Institute is the professional body representing marine pilots throughout Australasia. Baird Maritime had a quick chat to AMPI President Neil Farmer about the state of pilotage in the region. How is business? Is the pilotage industry in your country strong or weak currently compared to ..
It was a picture of a brand new pilot boat in Work Boat World that got me thinking; a beautiful and powerful craft, clearly built for heavy weather and the efficient delivery of the pilot. It probably cost about as much as a 10,000-tonne ship did sixty years ago. The weather, as we came slowly up to the pilot station off ..
Global economic growth continues to slow with recession warnings sounding in many corners of the world, none of which points to high global trade volume growth for the time being, according to BIMCO. The Global Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Manager’s Index) reported by IHS Markit, has been under the threshold level of 50 ..
Monday opened with the most significant spike in the oil price since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, with Brent crude shooting up 20 per cent to over US$70 per barrel. The drone strike on Aramco’s Abqaiq crude treatment facility and a simultaneous attack on the onshore Kurais oilfield potentially knocks out five ..
There are many factors within the whole process of pilot embarkation. There remains an excellent focus on ships’ rigging of pilot ladders – to minimise their movement and to improve their integrity. However, the fact that pilots are still falling (even when ladders are legally compliant) suggests that we need to ..
Italian officials have confirmed the deaths of three people after a powerboat crashed during an attempt by its crew to break an existing speed record on Tuesday, ..
United Shipbuilding Corporation’s (USC) Amur Shipyard has launched the third Project 20380 corvette being built for the Russian Navy. The corvette will have a ..