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Passenger ferry in Black sea Catches Fire

Passenger ferry fire, Black sea

Fire erupted in engine room of ro-pax ferry GREIFSWALD on Jun 18 in Black sea, the ship being en route from Chornomork Ukraine to Batumi Georgia. Not much details available, understood the ship was disabled, adrift for several hours, later taken on tow and towed to Chornomorsk anchorage. As of 1300 UTC Jun 19, the hip was approaching Chornomorsk, escorted or towed by two tugs. No injures reported.

Source : Fleetmon

Loss Prevention: Asian Gypsy Moth guidance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) All vessels calling at ports in the Asia Pacific region between May and September should be inspected and “certified free of Asian Gypsy Moth” prior to their departure. The Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) is a highly destructive forest pest that feeds on both deciduous and coniferous trees. The voracious appetite of AGM larvae (caterpillars) […]

Loss Prevention: Asian Gypsy Moth guidance

Stowage of multiple parcels on chemical tankers – Capt Ajit Vadakayil

THE VADAKAYIL LOADING CURRY –  PARCEL CHEMICAL TANKER STOWAGE PLANNING – CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL( This post is on special request from one of my readers  Haris  from Pakistan.)THUMB

RULE: A Master must never get rushed by his IGNORANT commercial operator, into giving a fast stow by telephone .  Some of the charterers are stupid and they can see […]

Stowage of multiple parcels on chemical tankers – Capt Ajit Vadakayil

ZIM Successfully Pilots First Paperless Blockchain Bill of Lading

ZIM, an Israeli container shipping company, has successfully completed a blockchain document exchange pilot for paperless bills of lading using blockchain-based software from Wave to send a document that acknowledged receipt of cargo for shipment. Wave connects all members of the supply chain to a decentralized network and allows them a direct exchange of files. During the trial, all participants […]

ZIM Successfully Pilots First Paperless Blockchain Bill of Lading

What is a bill of lading and why isn’t a digital format industry standard?

The bill of lading is believed to be the most important transport document in international trade: a mainstay of the global supply chain that’s present from origin to destination and critical to customs clearance, financing and ownership of cargo. But for as much as shipping has changed over the decades, not much about the bill of lading (BL) has. Today, it’s pretty […]

What is a bill of lading and why isn’t a digital format industry standard?