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Top 10 Biggest Ports in the World
People often wonder which is the biggest port in the world. US Google alone registers above 500 such queries every month, but the result of this search often proves to be rather boring.  Port statistics mostly include the busiest ports in the world. Therefore, all of them are container ports and 9 out of 10...
Covid-19 Vaccination for Foreign Seafarers is Available in the USA. True or False?
There has been news that CDC (US Center for Disease Control) authorised Covid-19 vaccination of foreigh seafarers calling to US ports. We have decided to check whether that’s true. Here are some facts: The ban on using The Johnson & Johnson or Jansen (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine has been lifted. Along with Pfizer and Moderna it...
Top 10 Largest Cruise Ships in the World 2021
10. Quantum of the Seas 9. MSC Meraviglia 8. MSC Virtuosa 7. MSC Grandiosa 6. Mardi Gras 5. AIDAnova 4. Oasis of the Seas 3. Allure of the Seas 2. Harmony of the Seas 1. Symphony of the Seas Future Largest Cruise Ships Outlook for Cruise Shipping Industry in 2021-2022 Last year the Internet was...
Top 5 Mysterious Ship Disappearances
‘Stranger things have happened’ is an easy thing to say for anyone who has a job at sea. Indeed, a booming technology development of the recent years has left almost no room for mystery in our world, but the sea still provides some riddles that the human genius is  unable to crack.  Many mysterious ship...
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 2021
We’ve recently explored Largest Ships in the World 2021 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 interested...
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 2021
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...
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