Sean M. Holt

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Southern Points of Entry

By Sean M. Holt 2017-11-29 18:22:34

For centuries prior to the advent of the intermodal container, the unloading process known as “breaking bulk,” or extracting a portion of the cargo of a vessel, was the norm. Whether it be boxes, crates, drums, barrels, pallets, skids or...

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Man the ships

Man the Ships!

By Sean M. Holt 2017-09-17 03:30:28

(This article was originally was published in the 2017 July/August edition) There are many words for a seafarer, some good, some not. But there can be no doubt that seafarers are society’s first truly international community. Regardless of a vessel’s...

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The Edge of Tomorrow Ship

The Edge of Tomorrow

By Sean M. Holt 2017-08-08 18:26:04

Designing tomorrow’s ships today. Some say the future is created by designing it. Rolls- Royce says it is “Bringing the Future to You” through advances in digital technology and the development of remote capabilities. In this...

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Class Survey

Class Survey

By Sean M. Holt 2017-07-30 00:44:14

A Former Surveyor Looks at The Origins and Current Status of Classification Societies. It’s out. The List has been posted!” proclaimed a loud voice in a coffee house full of regal gentlemen – and maritime executives...

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