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Port of Rotterdam

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,...

Mariner walking the dock

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...