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Jobs at sea: Guide for Beginners
Jobs at sea have a lot of pros and cons, but maritime career admittedly is one of the most challenging and exciting opportunities available today. Study all the advantages and disadvantages of the career at sea carefully; and if you decide to join the seafarers’ community, use our guide for beginners as a clear plan...
Types of Offshore Vessels
The times of striking salary differences between jobs at sea on merchant vessels and offshore fleet are long gone. Nevertheless, a career in offshore remains quite appealing as wages are still decent and the duration of contracts rarely goes beyond 4 months. This is a powerful incentive, indeed; so many seafarers strive to make a...
Top 10 Shipping Companies in the World 2020
We’ve recently explored Largest Ships in the World 2020 as well as World’s Top 10 Largest Cruise Liners, so now it’s time to have a look at the companies that own these giants. Maritime experts resort to several methods in ship owners ranking from TEU capacity to profit evaluation, but as our readers are primarily...
Top 10 Largest Cruise Liners in the World 2020
10. Norwegian Bliss 9. Ovation of the Seas 8. Anthem of the Seas 7. Quantum of the Seas 6. MSC Meraviglia Next Top 10 Largest Cruise Ships in the World Top 5 Cruise Liners in the World 2020 5. AIDAnova 4. Oasis of the Seas 3. Allure of the Seas 2. Harmony of the Seas...
Jobs at Sea: Is Maritime Career Still a Good Choice?
Jobs at sea have always been demanding; and the past several months have revealed new challenges. Seafarers found themselves stranded on vessels for months; others, on the contrary, were unable to join due to the global lockdown. Covid-19 cases were spotted on board all over the world; while only 13 countries have supported the IMO’s...
Largest Ships in the World 2020
It’s been a year after we’ve published our article about the largest ships in the world; and this year has proven to be eventful (to say the least) for all industries. Moreover, it has shown the importance of people who do the job at sea and a key role of marine transport as a driver...
Oil Tankers and Other Types of Tankers. Tanker Market Outlook for 2020 – 2021
Tanker is a unique type of vessel with allows transporting liquid cargos in bulk. Generally accepted commercial classification divides tankers by cargo type into the following categories: Oil tankers (those, in turn, include – Crude Oil Tankers, Oil Product Tankers, Oil / Bulk / Ore Tankers (OBO), Ore / Oil Tankers (ORO); Chemical Tankers; LPG...
Coronavirus COVID-19: Protective Measures and Instructions for Seafarers by ICS
WHO (World Health Organization) has acknowledged that an outbreak of Coronavirus COVID-19 has turned into a true pandemic. At present there are 134 828 cases in more than 100 countries; and 4 984 people died. Meanwhile, the Director of WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is quite optimistic and claims that COVID-19 still might become the...
Salary Gaps between Nationalities in Maritime Industry
If you are thinking about a career at sea and choose to study its advantages and deficiencies you will discover quickly enough that high earnings are not guaranteed to all maritime professionals. You can improve your earnings by developing your marine career, but some seamen face insurmountable discriminative issues one can do little about. Today...
Coronavirus: Impact on the Shipping Industry
News about coronavirus has been deluging the Internet and TV for a while now.  As of 7th of February there are 31 493 confirmed cases, 638 people died and 1563 recovered. The majority of your compatriots might view these reports as another thriller happening, perhaps, not a long time ago, but in China far, far...
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