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Careers Advice For Youngsters Who Want To Work in Maritime

Even though not everybody knows it, the maritime industry has always been one of the most popular career goals. Let's take a closer look at the advantages of working in this industry, the challenges you need to prepare yourself for, and the points you need...

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...

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...

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...

Business Continuity Planning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made life a lot harder for businesses as well. The uncertainty forces us to do a solid business continuity plan. Here’s how to do it. Having a continuity plan has always been crucial for businesses. The coronavirus pandemic has made it...

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 The Diamond Princess cruise ship anchored off the shore of Yokohama, south...

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...

20 movies for sea lovers

If You’re in Love with the Sea, You’ll Love These Movies

While we are all at home, we would like to list 20 movies for those who love the sea. 20 - All Is Lost (IMDB Rating: 6.9) Action, Adventure, Drama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no1rl9Gvx-s All is Lost by J.C. Chandor After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor...

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:...

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Coronavirus and Its Impact on the Shipping Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has been spreading very quickly. Let's take a look at how it affects the shipping industry. The first US coronavirus death has been reported in Washington state last weekend. This means that the virus has now reached 49 counties. According to the World...