City of Xiamen Leads the Way in Addressing Ocean Plastic

In the port city of Xiamen on China’s southeast coast, three cameras watch the Jiulong river as it wends its way to the se...

India Backs Away from Southeast Asia Trade Deal

[By Dr. Mustafa Izzuddin] India’s decision in the final months of last year to withdraw from negotiations for the me...

Interview: Russia's Phased Approach to Northern Sea Route Development

By Vitaly Chernov 01-14-2020 01:19:11

Posted in: Shipping

The Russian Government recently approved a Northern Sea Route Infrastructure Development Plan for the period up to 2035. ...

Certified Marine Chemists Help With Enclosed Space Safety

By Donald Raffo 01-12-2020 08:20:01

Posted in: Shipping

Certified Marine Chemists could be an asset make the maritime industry safer for confined space hazards.  Several of the a...

Support for Major Reshape of MARPOL Annex IV

By Wei Chen 01-12-2020 04:05:00

Posted in: Shipbuilding

Disinfecting raw sewage is ineffective and harmful. The comminuting and disinfecting systems are a disservice to the IMO's asp...

U.S. - Iranian Conflict Affecting Transportation

Ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran are believed to have contributed to the crash of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752 shortly...

Russia Releases Official Plans for the Northern Sea Route

By Charles Digges 01-11-2020 07:38:50

Posted in: Shipping

The Russian government has published a massive new plan outlining its intentions for the Northern Sea Route, the icy shipping arte...

Confined Space Hazards on Small Vessels

By Andrew Tucci 01-11-2020 05:34:56

Posted in: Training

A U.S. Coast Guard officer tries to open a sticking hatch while examining a commercial vessel. When it opens there is a barely per...

Ending Exploitative Recruitment Fees

By David Hammond 01-11-2020 05:12:47

Posted in: Business

Recruitment fees and related costs charged to individuals seeking work in the commercial shipping and fishing industries are unacc...