• EMERGENCY SERVICES WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Boat 42 – New nuclear, chemical and biological detection patrol boat for the Port of Los Angeles

    VESSEL REVIEW | Boat 42 – New nuclear, chemical and biological detection patrol boat for the Port of Los Angeles

  • COLUMN | A shipping puzzle [The Boroscope]

    COLUMN | A shipping puzzle [The Boroscope]

  • REMINISCENCES | What’s up, Doc?

    REMINISCENCES | What’s up, Doc?

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Aveogan & Oliver Leavitt – 100,000-barrel, articulated tug-barge unit dedicated to the Alaska market

    VESSEL REVIEW | Aveogan & Oliver Leavitt – 100,000-barrel, articulated tug-barge unit dedicated to the Alaska market

  • TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
    VESSEL REVIEW | Jin Gang Lun 34 – China-built, multi-purpose tug for Tianjin Port

    VESSEL REVIEW | Jin Gang Lun 34 – China-built, multi-purpose tug for Tianjin Port

  • VESSEL REVIEW | Boat 42 – New nuclear, chemical and biological detection patrol boat for the Port of Los Angeles
  • COLUMN | A shipping puzzle [The Boroscope]
  • REMINISCENCES | What’s up, Doc?
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Aveogan & Oliver Leavitt – 100,000-barrel, articulated tug-barge unit dedicated to the Alaska market
  • VESSEL REVIEW | Jin Gang Lun 34 – China-built, multi-purpose tug for Tianjin Port
BOOK REVIEW | The Master Shipwright’s Secrets: How Charles II Built the Restoration Navy

BOOK REVIEW | The Master Shipwright’s Secrets: How Charles II Built the Restoration Navy

By Neil Baird

Clearly a labour of love and great passion, this book is extensively researched, carefully written, brilliantly illustrated (mostly by the author), and beautifully presented. It is a big, heavy book that is worth every penny of its quite considerable price. England’s King Charles II was one of those unfortunately rare ..

BOOK REVIEW | The Clarksons Registers (Bulk Carrier/Chemical Tanker/Containership/Gas Carrier/Tanker)

BOOK REVIEW | The Clarksons Registers (Bulk Carrier/Chemical Tanker/Containership/Gas Carrier/Tanker)

By Neil Baird

In the first quarter of each year the Clarksons Registers appear. Their arrival is a great occasion for anyone interested in the wider shipping market, in individual ships, in ship owners and in ship statistics. Befitting the world’s biggest shipbroker, Clarksons also boasts the world’s biggest and undoubtedly best ..

TUG & SALVAGE WEEK
Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

Welcome to Tug and Salvage Week!

By Neil Baird

Tugs fascinate me. In the more than fifty years I have been connected with the maritime business they have been practically continually launched and, most importantly, continually improved and developed. When I think of the tugs of my youth, many of which were still steam-powered and some even coal-fuelled, and compare them ..

FEATURE | Gwadar Port: New Dubai or pie in the sky?

FEATURE | Gwadar Port: New Dubai or pie in the sky?

By Adnan Aamir

The small port town of Gwadar, in the south-west of Pakistan, is the centre stage of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the Pakistan component of their Belt and Road Initiative. Under CPEC, Gwadar is to be developed into a smart port city, and will be not only a major commercial port but also a ..

COLUMN | After Covid-19 – it’s anyone’s guess [Grey Power]

COLUMN | After Covid-19 – it’s anyone’s guess [Grey Power]

By Michael Grey

It surely won’t last forever, but the scars from this contagion upon the maritime world seem likely to persist. They don’t like to admit that their forecasts generally contain a liberal sprinkling of guesswork, but if you demand answers from even the cleverest analyst as to the pace of economic recovery, they will be ..

FEATURE | Why should I pay any attention to spot container freight rates?

FEATURE | Why should I pay any attention to spot container freight rates?

By BIMCO

Over the past two years, the container shipping industry has faced several challenges, many of which were felt on the Far East to US West Coast (USWC) route. This route has taken the biggest direct hit from the trade war that started in 2018 and which, despite the signing of the Phase One Agreement between the US and China, ..

Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

Welcome to Emergency Services Week!

Recent months have seen some excellent examples of why the world needs emergency services craft. Most recently, we experienced the Covid-19 virus pandemic. Just prior to ..