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PSC: worst ports (in Paris MOU) with real threat to get detained
8 months ago

PSC: worst ports (in Paris MOU) with real threat to get detained

As a preface to this article, I like to emphasise that I am of the opinion that Port State Control (PSC) inspections are an important tool with many positive implications. …
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Flip side of a coin
12 months ago

Flip side of a coin

There are sometimes “warnings” circulated via e-mail in our industry, where stories are told how others have fooled around and did not pay agreed freight, demurrage or commissions, etc.

Influence of opposing wind on a vessel’s speed-performance
1 year ago

Influence of opposing wind on a vessel’s speed-performance

(This is not scientific article as it only contains some assumptions to get an idea about the subject…)

First published on LinkedIn on 24th July 2017, by Alexander Schepers. Please …
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Case story: failed repair of an air condition in USA
1 year ago

Case story: failed repair of an air condition in USA

it’s a tough life on board for seamen, especially when port stays get hectic. If the all-important air condition fails, it’s making things even worse and a high priority has …
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Case Story: defaulting turkish Charterer
1 year ago

Case Story: defaulting turkish Charterer

One of our platform members had chartered out his vessel on voyage basis to a Turkish operator. The operator had booked various breakbulk parcels with his clients. The voyage was …
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Trust Shipping
2 years ago

Trust Shipping

A recent article took up the point, what debt-for-equity swap in shipping assets would trigger, other than buying time, unless there would be a change in the business model.

In …
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Upgrading of vessels within the pre-downturn setup without available capital
2 years ago

Upgrading of vessels within the pre-downturn setup without available capital

The Martimes Cluster Norddeutschland invited on 18th October 2016 to Stade to attend a series of presentations for suppliers, banks, financers and shipowners/-managers.

An ambitious title which triggered driving three …
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3PLs could easily soak up container carriers
2 years ago

3PLs could easily soak up container carriers

Some markets are not exactly rocket science. A surplus of supply let prices fall. That’s being taught in first semester at university already. Too much cash cheaply available through banks …
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Fraud during port inspections
2 years ago

Fraud during port inspections

Dear all,

as we hear, every european shipowner calling in eastern european ports such as in Ukraine, Black Sea Russia, Turkey, Greece and even Israel or West African countries you can feel …
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