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Top Maritime Accidents of 2021
This year is full of notorious shipping accidents. There is hardly a person who hasn’t heard about the Suez Canal blockage by M/V Ever Given while shots of fire on X-Press Pearl kept news columns busy for an entire week. We have made a list of the biggest maritime accidents of 2021 in chronological order....
How New Maritime Technologies Will Change the Shipping Industry?
The maritime industry is not apt to adopt new technologies. Sailing ships made of wood had been used for thousands of years; until just over 200 years ago the technology lept first to steam ships and then, with a surprising speed, to modern giant vessels equipped with radars, GPS, ECDIS and other smart devices. Since...
Shipping Jobs in 2021
BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) warn about сoming shortage in seafarers supply while the Neptune Declaration Crew Change Indicator reports an extremely low vaccination rate among seafarers. The Maritime Zone has conducted our own research about shipping jobs in 2021 to clarify the real situation with vacancies, seafarers’ salaries, health and crew...
Largest Ships in the World 2021
It’s been a year and a half since the shipping industry found itself in a new game without a play book. The COVID-19 pandemic made container, tanker, cruise ship and other companies as well as seafarers adjust to the new lockdown reality in a painful haste.  People doing their jobs at sea have shown particular...
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...
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