Welcome to the Baird Maritime “Best of 2019” awards. When it came to deciding the winners for 2019, we again turned to the blueprint originally devised seven years ago. With only minor tweaks and improvements, the judging criteria have largely remained unchanged. For the best marine equipment suppliers, market ..
Stephen Fry wrote that, “if a columnist has a single solemn duty, it is to make predictions for the New Year.” Well, I am sorry Mr. Fry, but I am well aware of the pitfalls and have no intention of trying to reverse my abysmal record of failing to predict absolutely everything. This year, I have decided to adopt the ..
James Fisher and Sons is one of the few great British successes in the maritime industry, with a market capitalisation of over one billion pounds (US$1.3 billion) at the time of writing, bigger than any offshore support vessel owner in the world. The company has a long and storied history, being founded by James Fisher, who ..
Naval architecture is arguably one of the world’s oldest professions. There is ample evidence of it existing for more than five millennia! And, like many other professions, even, perhaps, the oldest, it has always combined the best of science and art. As the maritime world transformed from sails and galley slaves through ..
It’s everything naval architecture this week and next at BairdMaritime.com as we visit all four corners of the globe to bring you the latest news, vessel reviews, features and opinion pieces covering all aspects of maritime design. Design • Testing • Analysis • Software • Engineering Remember to come back ..
As part of a series of initiatives aimed at bringing greater transparency to fuel costs resulting from the new IMO 2020 low-sulphur regulation, Drewry has announced the publication of its first low-sulphur reference bunker index tracker. According to Drewry, both shippers and forwarders have expressed confusion and concern ..
Jianglong Shipbuilding delivered a new high-speed catamaran ferry to local operator Guangdong Jianghua Shipping on Friday, January 17. Named Hui Jia Hua Xing, the ..
The unified command established in the aftermath of the January 14 collision between the Odfjell-owned chemical tanker Bow Fortune and the fishing boat Pappy’s ..