Latest News From the Shipping Industry

Here are some important and recent developments in the shipping industry. Industry giants agree on transparent reporting of shipping emissions The 17 Founding Signatories of the Sea Cargo Charter -ADM, Anglo American, Bunge, Cargill Ocean Transportation, COFCO International, Dow, Equinor, Gunvor Group, Klaveness Combination Carriers, Louis Dreyfus Company, Norden, Occidental, Shell, Torvald Klaveness, Total, Trafigura,…

Cruise Market Expectations For 2021

Here are the cruise market expectations for 2021 based on the latest developments in the industry. The value of the passenger ships continues to drop sharply as the COVID-19 pandemic freezes the cruise industry. According to the VesselsValue’s report, the total value of the 474 cruise ships in the World (including the 108 on order)…

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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 surpassed by Singapore and Shanghai, The Port of…

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, Brazil, on February 24, bound for Qingdao. The…

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 to Singapore on ships the length of football…

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,…

Women in the Maritime Industry

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 only 2% of the world’s 1,2 million seafarers. Only 1% are sailors. 94% of the women in…

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…