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What Awaits the Dry Bulk Market?

Despite the negative impacts of the pandemic on the shipping industry, the dry bulk market enjoyed a promising start to 2021. However, the expected quietening down in February might last longer than desired. whatawaitsthedrybulkmarket-26february2021-zeymarine.jpg The dry bulk market enjoyed an unseasonably robust start to 2021. According to...

The 10 Most Famous Captains in History

Let’s take a look at 10 famous captains -including admirals, pirates, and explorers- in history. 10. Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan (c. 1480 – 27 April 1521) was a Portuguese explorer who organized the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first...

Port Business is Doing Fine Despite the Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the entire maritime industry was hit hard, including the port business. However, even though there are still some challenges ahead, most ports are now doing pretty well. According to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in...

The Threat of Piracy in the Shipping Industry

Even though the number of pirate attacks against ships worldwide seems to have been decreasing for the last decade, maritime piracy is still a very serious problem. Let’s take a look at the roots of the issue and the possible sustainable solutions. Piracy is an act...

Virtual Shipping Industry Events

Luckily, the pandemic can’t stop the shipping industry events to be held online. Here are the upcoming exhibitions and conferences for the next three months. SMM Digital (Feb 2-5, 2021) SMM (shipbuilding, machinery, marine technology) is the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry. It’s held...

Effects of COVID on Human Rights of Seafarers

The problems that seafarers face because of the pandemic is not just about labor rights This is a humanitarian crisis. Here is why and what needs to be done for the solution. Effects-of-COVID-on-Human-Rights-of-Seafarers-zeymarine-20jan2021.jpg The effect of the pandemic on seafarers is no joke. The travel bans and...

Ocean Freight Market: What’s Going On?

Strong cargo demand continues, equipment shortage worsening, and schedule reliability deteriorating in the ocean freight market. DHL Global Forwarding released its latest report on the ocean freight market. Three topics are highlighted in the report: Persistence in the cargo demand, worsening in the equipment shortage, and deterioration of...

What Awaits Shipping Industry In 2021?

Following the most challenging year that the industry has ever seen, 2021 has arrived with many unknowns but also some positive signs to be hopeful. The pandemic had severe effects on many industries in 2020, including shipping. Global maritime trade is expected to have plunged by...

The First Shore-Controlled Robotic Fleet on Its Way

Ocean Infinity orders eight optionally crewed addition to its Armada fleet of robotic vessels. US-based marine robotics company Ocean Infinity’s Armada fleet of robotic vessels is ready to go to the next phase. The company has signed a contract for eight 78-meter, optionally crewed robotic vessels....