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the importance of technology within the maritime shipping industry

The importance of technology within the maritime shipping industry

Since the introduction of the fourth industrial revolution, technologies have improved drastically, and have altered the way we work and perform certain functions. Today, technology has transformed the maritime shipping industry positively. In an industry that is ever-changing and competitive, modern digital technologies provide the opportunity for vessels to operate at a faster pace and …

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Why you should pursue a career in the Maritime Industry

Pursuing a career in a Maritime-related field is more than just education, it is more like a hobby or a lifestyle. The traditional career choices make it difficult for one to gain employment, and is increasing the size of brain drain within several countries. While is it completely necessary to further your studies in an …

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Preparations for sea, if you are stranded and can’t get food

Preparations for the sea,
if you are stranded and can’t get food

They say food is the staff of life, but you would only know this is factual if you have been stranded at sea before. And by this, we are not talking about “sea food”. There is a plethora of food options to choose from, as a little of every country’s cuisine is available to fulfil …

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Weather and Geographic Hazards

Weather and Geographic Hazards

While life at sea may seem relaxing and therapeutic to some watching from the shores, seafarers and other crew members’ lives are at risk. One has to be mentally strong to overcome the challenges they encounter within the marine industry. Logistics, in the form of transportation within this context is crucial to a country’s economic …

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STRANDED SEAFARERS

Stranded Seafarers & Crew Members At Sea During Covid-19

The world is experiencing a global pandemic, the Coronavirus (Covid-19). With the virus taking its full effect on most countries in March or April of 2020, our lives have been changed drastically trying to adapt to the ‘new normal’. For us to mitigate the spreading of the virus we must wear a mask, wash our …

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The pros and cons of allowing alcohol consumption on cruise ships

The pros and cons of allowing alcohol consumption on cruise ships

In Jamaica, there are two ways to feel the spirit. You can either feel the spirit spiritually, or by consuming some form of alcohol, specifically the Jamaican White Rum. On a serious note, how much alcohol can you bring aboard a cruise ship? What are the limitations or the seriousness of alcohol consumption on a …

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Marine Industry

Are women making an impact within the Maritime Industry?

By now you are probably wondering what are the odds of women spearheading a male-dominated industry, such as maritime industry. The chances are somewhat low but possible. While the industry does not have a historical background of women being involved, they are more welcoming in the 21st century. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), …

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