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November 30, 2020 - 01:04:16 am

There are several variations related to ships sailing on high seas. Panamax vessels, Aframax vessels, and Suezmax vessels are...

November 23, 2020 - 12:28:11 am

English grammar says we use ‘it’ to refer to things, while ‘he’ and ‘she’ are personal pronouns and should only be used for...

November 16, 2020 - 01:47:26 am

Seafaring is a profession that requires ranks and duties to be specific, so that everyone onboard will know what to do, as...

November 09, 2020 - 05:36:50 am

Whilst travelling, many of us might have noticed that all vessels, with the exception of cruise ships, have circular windows....

November 02, 2020 - 12:54:28 am

A void sailing or a blank sailing is when a ship does not sail. More specifically, it is a scheduled sailing which has been...

October 19, 2020 - 12:09:13 am

On board a ship there are lots of terms and phrases which sailors have used across the centuries to communicate with each other....

October 12, 2020 - 12:12:55 am

ULCC - Ultra Large Crude Carriers larger than 300,000DWT. UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade & Development....

October 05, 2020 - 12:24:49 am

TAIL SHAFT - The extreme section at the aft end of a ship's propeller shaft. TANK-BARGE - A river barge designed for the carriage...

September 28, 2020 - 12:12:13 am

SADC - Southern African Development Community. SAIMENA - South African Institute of Marine Engineers & Naval Architects....

September 21, 2020 - 11:36:23 am

QUARTERS - Accommodation on a ship, i.e. crew quarters. REEFER - Refrigerator ship; a vessel designed to carry goods requiring...

September 14, 2020 - 07:28:42 am

PALLET - A flat tray, generally made of wood but occasionally of steel, on which goods particularly those in boxes, cartons or...

September 07, 2020 - 08:56:58 am

NATIONAL FLAG - The flag carried by a ship to show her nationality. NEOBULK - Shipments consisting entirely of units of a single...

August 31, 2020 - 01:23:12 am

LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING - Well-known British classification society. LNG - Liquefied Natural Gas. LNG CARRIER - Liquefied...

August 24, 2020 - 12:30:17 am

JACKUP - A deck with legs that can be jacked up or down. During operations, the legs rest on the seabed. When the rig is moved,...

August 17, 2020 - 07:10:52 am

INERT GAS SYSTEM - A system of preventing any explosion in the cargo tanks of a tanker by replacing the cargo, as it is pumped...

August 10, 2020 - 08:28:42 am

HAGUE RULES - Code of minimum conditions for the carriage of cargo under a bill of lading HAGUE VISBY RULES - the 1968 revision...

August 03, 2020 - 08:38:17 am

CHEMICAL TANKER - Ship specially designed for the transport of chemicals.  CHIEF ENGINEER - The senior engineer officer...

July 27, 2020 - 01:33:55 am

This glossary of maritime terms is offered as an aid to better understanding what is meant by those who make their living from...

July 20, 2020 - 03:46:42 am

This glossary of maritime terms is offered as an aid to better understanding what is meant by those who make their living from...

June 15, 2020 - 12:58:49 am

Since the beginning of 2020, the world community has been under an unprecedented crisis facing uncertainty due to COVID-19...

The Breathtaking Beijing–Hangzhou Grand Canal

June 08, 2020 - 07:35:30 am

Shipping canals are waterways specifically built along major seawater routes to enable the passage of vessels. Most of the time,...

June 01, 2020 - 08:00:21 am

Over 90% of the world’s merchant shipping tonnage is classified by the 12 member societies of the International Association of...

May 25, 2020 - 05:40:00 am

“General Average” is a term used in the maritime industry to define shares in a common loss during maritime accident. Defined by...

March 23, 2020 - 02:06:01 am

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has put the shipping industry into the grip of fear and stagnation. Most of the stakeholders...

March 16, 2020 - 02:40:40 am

The Middle East has long been one of the world’s key avenues for trade, innovations and ideas, which made Port Technology...

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