By the time you read this, OPEC will likely have finished a meeting to determine whether further production cuts are needed to stabilise the price of crude, which closed above US$75 per barrel on Friday. It was up five per cent on that one day, as traders bet that the oil producers’ cartel will announce another reduction ..
Ricky Ponting, one of the most successful captains of an Australian cricket team, once described his mindset at the batting crease: “In my head, I don’t see the fielders. I only see the gaps.” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Papua New Guinea last month was his second to the Pacific islands ..
Once your reviewer gained the strength to lift its 500, bigger than A4, hard-covered pages, he not so much read this book as devoured it. It is a brilliant and priceless maritime history. It will ensure that its readers are entertained for at least a week and informed for decades. Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) needs no ..
Best Crabber – Ugjit Mijua’ji’jg – Navanex & Chantier Naval Forillon Here is a comparatively simple but truly multi-purpose fishing vessel that can readily adapt from trawling to potting for crabs. Obviously, its primary target will be high-value crabs, but given the vessel’s ownership, it will be very useful ..
Swedish technology company Cetasol has developed a new type of virtual sensor for fuel flow measurement. The CetaFuel sensor can accurately measure properties without requiring physical sensors. Cetafuel said this technology can replace traditional and expensive fuel flow meters, making fuel monitoring more accessible and ..
Best River Tourist Boat – La Charente – Aister Very unusual yet attractive and stylish with their timber-coated aluminium hulls, these boats look almost traditional. Operating in a very beautiful part of France, their hybrid propulsion system ensures that they leave a tiny footprint and should last forever with minimal ..
Readers of Baird Maritime know that marine engines and propulsion systems are regularly featured on these pages. This time, though, we devote another feature week to thes ..
Deliveries include a Chinese live transport vessel and a feed barge for a New Zealand salmon farming company. A new seiner/trawler ordered by a Norwegian operator is near ..
A transport company in New South Wales, Australia, has taken one of its passenger ferries out of service after it struck a wharf in Sydney’s Barangaroo area on Wedn ..