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 pilot, also known as a marine pilot, harbor pilot,…

What does the Earth look like under lockdown?

Many ports, ships, squares, and even whole cities look like they are abandoned for good because of the lockdown caused by the coronavirus. Let’s see what they look like now. The Diamond Princess The Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off the shore of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, forcing an onboard quarantine of 3,700 passengers and…

Latest COVID-19 Updates for the Maritime Industry

Let’s take a closer look at the latest effects of the coronavirus on the maritime industry. As of April 7th, close to a 1,5 million coronavirus cases have been reported and 75,000 people have lost their lives. This pandemic has been negatively affecting the whole World: The individuals, the governments, the economies including almost all…

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World’s Largest Bulk Carriers

It’s time to know more about the world’s largest bulk carriers. After talking about the world’s largest container ships, the world’s largest cargo ships, and the world’s largest crane vessels, let’s remember the world’s largest bulk carriers A bulk carrier, also known as a bulker, is a merchant ship designed to transport unpackaged bulk cargo,…

World’s Largest Cargo Ships

After mentioning the world’s largest container ships, it’s time to take a look at the world’s largest cargo ships. A cargo ship is any type of vessel that carries cargo in bulk or packaged form. These vessels include bulk carriers, container ships, oil tankers, LPG tankers, etc. After having talked about the world’s largest containers,…