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Cover Story: Billionaire Harindarpal 'Harry' Banga's Second Act

A few minutes into my interview with Harindarpal Banga, I get to the question that’s been on my mind since I started reading up on him. How did the Chandigarh boy who turned first-generation entrepreneur master the market cycle?Harry, 69, as he is known to friends, had spent his career in shipping and commodity trading.

Navy's plan for future hijacked by Defense Department's bureaucracy

ANALYSIS/OPINION:After many years of confusion and drift after the Cold War victory, the Navy has at last provided a serious plan for its future, as requested by Congress. It re-emphasizes the national requirement for a fleet of 355+ ships, it provides a clear logic for the need, a strategy for its employment in re-establishing…

New Chairman of New Ross With Murphy as Deputy

As an island economy, a healthy maritime sector is key to our national competitiveness. Virtually all our imports and exports pass through Irish ports.Ireland is dependent on ports and shipping services to transport goods and 90% of our trade is moved though Irish ports. Shipping and maritime transport services make a significant contribution to Irelands ocean economy…

DVIDS - News - Corps continues legacy of dredging at Port of Alaska

All summer long, a crimson and white boat moves back and forth through the waters near the Port of Alaska collecting silt, sand and gravel off the seafloor to allow vessels to navigate the harbor in Anchorage. The boat is a dredging vessel called the Westport, operated by Manson Construction of Seattle, Wash., which the U.S.

Chinas Maritime Militia Vessels May Be Military Objectives During Armed Conflict – The Diplomat

AdvertisementLast year, outgoing Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richards warned his Chinese counterpart, Vice Adm. Shen Jinlong, that the United States was aware that China uses a militia fishing fleet to push its illegal claims in the East and South China Seas. Richards warned that the U.S. Navy would respond to aggressive acts by those ships as though they were part of the armed forces.

Chinas 'Belt and Road' push brings risks, rewards to Mideast

With the launch of the final satellite of the BeiDou Satellite Navigation System (BDS) into orbit in late June, China has finally completed its quest to become a space power. Introduced in 2015, the BeiDou satellite navigation network is part of the Digital Silk Road (DSR), a digital corridor of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Waiting game continues on board Ocean Viking

By Sertan SandersonPublished on : 2020/07/03 Dozens of migrants continue to wait on board the Ocean Viking ship, after Italy and Malta both refused to grant safe harbor to the private rescue vessel. SOS Mediterranee , which runs the Ocean Viking, said it had sent five requests to both countries over the past week, asking…

Kin prays for safe return of 14 missing Liberty 5 crew

The families of 12 fishermen and two other individuals who have gone missing when their  fishing vessel capsized after colliding with a foreign cargo vessel in Occidental Mindoro Sunday are not letting promises and memories drift away with them.As the Philippine Coast Guard continues to search for survivors of Sundays sea mishap…

Nominations open for TMS Awards 2020 – SeaNews

The Maritime Standard is delighted to announce that nominations for the TMS Awards 2020 are now open. The glittering occasion, a magnet for maritime industry VIPs, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 20th October at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.Details of the event, and the categories that are available to nominate for, can be found on the website: https://www.tmsawards.com/.

Smith Boys Shipyard becomes first New York recipient of federal transportation small shipyard grant

Mon, Apr 20th 2020 10:00 amNorth Tonawanda shipyard receives $317,641 grantCongressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced a federal grant totaling $317,641 for Smith Boys Shipyard. The award is funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation Small Shipyard Grant Program. This is the first such grant awarded to a New York operator in the past 10 years.In a letter supporting the grant…

Gulf Stream Marine pursues asset acquisition of Coastal Cargo of Texas Inc. and Gulf Coast Storage I

Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. (“GSM”) announced today that it will be expanding its footprint with two additional terminals, namely the Care terminal at the Port of Houston in Texas and the Port of Pascagoula in Mississippi, through an asset acquisition from Coastal Cargo of Texas Inc. and Gulf Coast Storage Inc., respectively.

Fred. Olsen Virtual Cruising Program Drives Bookings - Cruise Industry News

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines inaugural virtual cruising program has been hailed a success, according to the company, with traffic to its website from its social media accounts up by more than 250% since the sailings began.Fred. Olsen set sail on its first virtual cruise on April 9, taking in the highlights of Norway, with destinations since then featuring the Canary Islands…

ADS Advance - New data reveals hidden role of UKs aviation sector

New Government data has revealed the significant role Heathrow airport has played in equipping frontline workers and hospitals in their fight against COVID-19.Image courtesy HeathrowFrom January until March this year, Heathrow welcomed 5,269 tonnes of specific medical cargo items urgently needed in the Covid-19 pandemic including hospital equipment…

Safeen to conduct emergency services

Safeen, the marine services subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, will provide emergency response services and support maritime rescue operations throughout the territorial waters of the UAE. An MoU to this effect was signed by the UAE’s Federal Transport Authority (FTA) Land and Maritime with Safeen, a WAM report said. The MoU…

World's Oldest Passenger Shipping Company Isle of Man Steam Packet to Celebrate 190th Birthday

Ferry & Car Ferry News The ferry industry on the Irish Sea, is just like any other sector of the shipping industry, in that it is made up of a myriad of ship operators, owners, managers, charterers all contributing to providing a network of routes carried out by a variety of ships designed for different albeit similar purposes.All this ferry activity involves conventional ferry tonnage…

Sixty-Something: "Destination Sailing" In The 2020 Hamptons | Community

The pristine clear and beautiful waters that surround the Hamptons, along with steady breezes, makes sailing in the Hamptons special. The views rival anywhere in the world, but are especially pleasant in the summer. Besides riding the winds to get an optimal sail, I also enjoy what I call "Destination Sailing," that is leaving Three Mile Harbor…

Mass quarantines in ports of Antwerp and Hamburg. Why? – Maritime Bulletin

Post Views: 1,228Greek tanker under quarantine in AntwerpProduct tanker MINERVA OCEANIA is reportedly under quarantine in Antwerp until Jul 1, because, it is said, 15 out of 26 crew were found Chinese virus positive. 2 crew understood to be hospitalized, not clear with what illness and in what condition. All others are kept on board in separate cabins…
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Do Not Lose Hope, Global Charity Tells Cruise Ship Crews - Cruise Industry News

The global maritime charity Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) has reached out to cruise ship crew members as many are left stranded on board with vessels not being allowed to berth at ports.The charity said it has sent a letter to Costa Cruises, MSC Cruises and Grandi Navi Veloci, in which Stella Maris Genoa Director Deacon Massimo Franzi told crew members, You are not alone...

Lexus premieres first LY 650 yacht

Following two years of intense work, Lexus premiered the first Lexus LY 650 hull during the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Built by US-based Marquis Yachts with interior design by Nuvolari Lenard, the LY 650 aims to convey on water the luxury qualities of Lexus. The development of the LY 650 took place in collaboration between Lexus…

Industry Survey: Impact Of Covid-19 On Corruption Faced By The Shipping Industry

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has launched a survey to obtain a better understanding of the possible link between the COVID-19 outbreak and corrupt demands faced by the shipping industry, and how such demands are affecting seafarers and vessel operations. BIMCO supports MACNs efforts to fight corruption in…