Current Issue February - March 2013
Corrosion: No Longer a Foe in Shipyards?
Overall growth of the Indian Shipping industry might have slowed down considerably in the
recent years, but it has opened up new avenues for the ship-repair facilities. Ageing fleets
require frequent maintenance, and this is where effective corrosion control in ship-repair
facilities comes into play. This article focuses on the corrosion problems faced in coating of
ballast tank and other critical areas of a ship like navigation and engine rooms, battery pit
areas in submarines etc.
- Atul Bansal, Sonali Dutta
Indian Ports and Terminals
Most cargo ships that sail between East Asia and America, Europe and Africa pass through
Indian territorial waters. On West coast, Mumbai Port and on East Coast, Kolkata Port,
both are having too much heavily traffic. Hence other options to be explored, Let us look
how Mangalore Port at West Cost and Paradip Port at East cost can contribute their best.
- Dheeraj Gupta
Developments in UAE's Port Infrastructure
The UAE was fast to recover from the adversities of the economic slowdown which affected
the world; in the shipping sector the same is visibly evident from the latest developments
in port infrastructure and the new announcements regarding growth within existing ports.
- Captain Anshuman Singh
Facilitating the SMEs Growth
India has a long coastline, forming one of the biggest peninsulas in the world. After
independence, seaborne trade has increased tremendously. Since world economies are
increasingly dependent on efficient maritime transport and port sectors, maritime transport
has been growing at a more rapid pace than trade flows.
- Jaimin Vasa
Overload Protection: A System Solution for
Increasing tempo and growing transhipment volumes
in present-day logistics processes call for the maximum
safety and availability of handling equipment. This is
especially the case for harbour logistics.
Striking Breakthrough Recorded in Senegal's
The Port of Dakar, like most seaports around the world, offered not long ago the scenery of
jammed containers piled up on the docks and released one after another after a cumbersome
procedure of collecting the requisite passes and release orders.
- Papa Abdou DIOP
Freight Watch - February 2013
Daily freight rates of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) for route TD3, the industry’s
benchmark route, delivering crude oil from Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabian oil to Chiba in
Japan, blipped up for a session on increased Chinese demand and later remained low for
want of fixtures.
- Nazir Ahmed Moulvi, Niteen M Jain
Maritime Dispute on State Jurisdiction
There is dispute on sea border between the major port and minor port within India. Now this
'Indian' dispute is going on between Kolkata and Dhamara private port of Odisha. This article
is review of the matter in dispute, taken by one of the maritime experts Sham Choughule.
- Prof Sham Choughule
R C Singh: A Visionary in Maritime Education
Talking of R C Singh is something like showing a Candle to the Sun. It is difficult to sum
up the undaunted spirit, unquenched thirst and rock solid determination of a man with
80 per cent disability to achieve insurmountable success in the field, chosen by a few, the
field of Marine Education.
New "Drive-in" Technologies Reduce Costs and CO2
Konecranes presents the world’s first hybrid reach stacker - the SMV 4531 TB5 HLT for
container handling, with a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes. It features a hybrid diesel/electric
driveline, electrified hydraulic lifting system and a super capacitor based energy storage.
- Claus Burger
Modern Coal Technologies
Even as many countries are planning exit strategies for coal fired power generation to
counter challenges faced due to Green House Gas Emission, King Coal will remain one of
the most important sources of energy for the foreseeable future.
- Vijay Puri
Recent Developments in Dry Docks Design
The design of the dry dock and its related infrastructure has developed significantly over the
last 30 years. It is driven principally by the need to build and maintain increasingly larger
sizes of vessels, a greater focus on preserving environmental standards during dry docking
activities and a desire to progressively improve the efficiency in undertaking these activities.
- Gary Courtnadge