Port of Rotterdam

World’s Biggest Ports

Here are the top 10 biggest ports in the world, considering their size, cargo handling capacity, and the container traffic passing through them together. 10. Port of Rotterdam After having served as the largest port in the world for 42-years between 1962 and 2004 before it was...

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Shipwrecks in 2020

Unfortunately, many ships were sunk, foundered, or grounded this year in different parts of the World. Here are some of the most important incidents of 2020. Stellar Banner Scuttled Loaded with 294,000 tons of ore, VLOC bulk carrier Stellar Banner left the port of Ponta da Madeira,...

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20 Must-Read Maritime Books

Fiction and Non-Fiction 1. Ninety Percent of Everything : Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas in Your Car and Food On Your Plate by Rose George Rose George, acclaimed chronicler of what we would rather ignore, sails from Rotterdam to Suez...

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Maritime Pilots: Heroes without Capes

Turkish Maritime Pilots' Association has declared 1-5 June as the Maritime Pilots Week. Marine pilotage is one of the most important professions in maritime and one of the oldest of all. Let’s take a look at the history and importance of the maritime pilots. A maritime...

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Women in the Maritime Industry

The first American female cruise ship captain, Kate McCue Like many others, the maritime industry is also male-dominated. However, the International Maritime Organization and many others, including Zeymarine, are taking steps to bring gender equality to the industry. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), women represent...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the IMO 2020 Regulations?

Since January 1, 2020, IMO member states are expected to fully implement the new global marine fuel sulfur cap. However, the COVID-19 pandemic makes it quite difficult. According to the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) new regulations which came into force on January 1, 2020, the maximum...

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