Articles from the July 1, 2017 edition

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You're HIRED!

Last month the new administration revealed plans for a renewed emphasis on workforce development, announcing an initiative to expand apprenticeship programs into nontraditional industries in an... Full story


Vancouver-Victoria Ferry Route Opened

In mid-May V2V Vacations, owned by Australia's Riverside Marine, launched an up-scale passenger-only ferry service between the Convention Centre dock in downtown Vancouver and the City of Victoria's... Full story


Lunch Box Opens New NYC Ferry Operation

NYC Ferry has begun its passenger-only operations in New York Harbor with the first of what will eventually be twenty, 26-meter catamarans capable of accommodating 119 passengers each. Designed by... Full story

 By John Betz    Features    July 1, 2017

Piloting Ships in Restricted Visibility

Maritime piloting is loosely defined as directing the movement of a ship within pilotage waters. This has traditionally been accomplished by frequently and continuously determining one's position... Full story

 By Peter Marsh    Features    July 1, 2017

Deck Machinery Review

Deck equipment delivered recently has included gear for tank barges, two brand new towing winch designs making their first appearance, a full domestic order book for Seattle-based tug winch builders... Full story


Above Board

The tide is changing for the maritime industry, as digitalization becomes more of an intrinsic part of the shipping world. To that end, the new president of BIMCO, Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress, has committed to promoting... Full story


Rough Seas

Judges who have spent significant time at sea are few and far between. Nonetheless, they set high standards for seafarers and the carriers who employ them. Because of these high standards, judges do... Full story


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