corinth canal

Canals in the World that Make Life Easier

Shipping canals that offer shorter transportation routes are essential for the maritime industry. Even though there are hundreds of them, some of these canals stand out with their traffic capacity and fame. Let’s take a look at the 10 famous canals that make life easier. The...

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Ship in the ocean

IMO 2020 is Coming

As of January 1, 2020, International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states will be expected to fully implement the new global marine fuel sulphur cap. Will they, though? The World Shipping Council (WSC), The Baltic and White Sea Conference (BIMCO), The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and...

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oil tanker

World’s Biggest Tanker Companies

Let’s take a closer look at the leading companies in the oil tanker business. The oil tankers are transport ships that are big enough to store and move large volumes of crude oil. The need was born in the early 1850s when Britain needed to bring...

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Shipyards in Turkey

Let’s take a closer look at the shipbuilding industry in Turkey. It’s no surprise that Anatolia, which is surrounded by seas on three sides and borders the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean, has been home to many shipyards for more...

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World’s Biggest Offshore Drilling Companies

10. Valaris (Ensco Rowan) - $1.7bn The UK-based Valaris, that used to be known as Ensco Rowan until July 2019, earned $1.7bn in revenues in 2018 to make the top 10 of our list. This figure meant a 7.48 % increase in offshore drilling contractor’s revenue...

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10 Things nobody knows about the oceans

Ocean word comes from the Greek word "Okeanos". (Okeanós daεανü) Its meaning is river. The largest of the 5 oceans in the world is the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific name was given by the Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan, who traveled around the world on behalf...

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IMO 2020

In April 2018, IMO adopted an initial strategy to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions from ships by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared with 2008 – a particularly important development. With regard to air pollution, the global limit of 0.5 per cent on...

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Farewell Haluk Bey

Update: Haluk Bey serving time  for Oruc Reis was 2018-2019 We are proudly announce that “MV Haluk Bey” (ex Mainport Kells) has arrived to Istanbul on 5th January 2018 for her new employment under bareboat charter of Zeymarine. Necessary formalities for her flag change and registry...

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2018 Sectoral Maritime Reviews

From the reports we have read so far, tried to summarize as much as we can with best endeavor. Expanding at 4 per cent, the fastest growth in five years, global maritime trade gathered momentum and raised sentiment in the shipping industry....

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