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2021 Energy Expectations

Here are some forecasts about how the energy industry will look like next year. Global Oil Demand May Not Recover The International Energy Agency (IEA) has revised its prediction for the oil demand in 2021 to 5.8 million barrels per day. Even though this means 300,000 barrels...

Largest Oil Tankers Ever Built

Here are the largest oil tankers the world has ever seen. Berge Emperor 5. Berge Emperor and Berge Empress Berge Emperor and her twin sister Berge Empress were supertankers built in 1975, in Japan, by Mitsui. Owned by Bergesen d.y. & Co., they were launched the same year. Berge...

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COVID-19 on the Maritime Industry: Latest Situation

Here is the latest COVID-19 related news from the industry. The shipping industry expects a recovery in two years A recent survey conducted by multinational law firm DWF shows that but most players in the global shipping industry believe that the sector will get over the devastating...

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...

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...

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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...

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,...

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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...