Coming of Age: Satellite connectivity is no longer an expensive luxury. It’s an affordable necessity.

Coming of Age: Satellite connectivity is no longer an expensive luxury. It’s an affordable necessity.

17 Feb 2021

Satcoms today are all grown up and mature, occupying a central place in the maritime landscape. Usage and speed are up. Cost is down, and there are plenty of new developments to share.   Let’s start with breaking news about GMDSS, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. Mandated

Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipping Industry’s Efficiency

Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipping Industry’s Efficiency

12 Feb 2021

Efforts are progressing to harness emerging technologies to improve the efficiency of shipping operations. Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines announced that it is expanding its efforts with artificial intelligence to achieve greater efficiency with routing which will also contribute to lower emission

Progress as China Permits Indian Crew Change and Some Coal to Land

Progress as China Permits Indian Crew Change and Some Coal to Land

8 Feb 2021

The months-long standoff which has resulted in dozens of bulk carriers loaded with Australian coal becoming stranded in China appears to be easing if only for humanitarian reasons. Reports indicate that the crew standard aboard one of the ships since last September is going to be permitted to go hom

Record LNG Transits as Vessels Wait for Slots at Panama Canal

Record LNG Transits as Vessels Wait for Slots at Panama Canal

4 Feb 2021

The Panama Canal set a new monthly record for transits and tonnage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels in January, in part due to the recent surge in the energy market. Strong demand for LNG shipments from Asia was driving the record shipments and also contributing to prolonged delays for gas car

Long-Term Contract Freight Rates at Historic Highs Reports Xeneta

Long-Term Contract Freight Rates at Historic Highs Reports Xeneta

30 Jan 2021

Contracted ocean freight rates are still climbing according to the latest analysis from market intelligence firm Xeneta. Their data is showing one of the highest ever monthly rate increases and they are predicting that there are few signs of relief on the horizon.  

Report Shows Seafarers "Losing Faith" After a Year of COVID Crisis

Report Shows Seafarers "Losing Faith" After a Year of COVID Crisis

27 Jan 2021

The latest benchmark Seafarers' Happiness Index from Mission to Seafarers sounds a dark note as the COVID-19 pandemic and the crew change crisis drag on. Overall index scores last quarter were up slightly, but individual written responses reveal "a real sense of resignation and antipathy" due to hea

Competing High-Speed Catamaran Electric Ferries

Competing High-Speed Catamaran Electric Ferries

25 January 2021

The combination of advances in boat hull design, hydrofoil design and electric storage technology has prompted research into high-speed electric ferry vessels. So far, a pair of companies has produced simulation video presentations of their future electric ferry technology. One company is located in

Dozens of Bulkers Remain Stranded off China as Coal Standoff Drags On

Dozens of Bulkers Remain Stranded off China as Coal Standoff Drags On

21 January 2021

At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, seafarers have become all too used to bureaucratic obstacles to crew change. But a different form of inertia has stranded more than 60 bulkers and their crews off the coast of China, where they await resolution to a diplomatic standoff between Beijing and the

Total Withdraws from Membership in American Petroleum Institute

Total Withdraws from Membership in American Petroleum Institute

18 January 2021

  The French oil major Total has ended its membership in the American Petroleum Institute, the industry and lobbying group representing U.S. oil and gas production interests. Total has an active presence in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore sector, including the new Anchor field and the North P

International Investors Call on UN for Actions to Protect Seafarers

International Investors Call on UN for Actions to Protect Seafarers

15 Jan 2021

A group of 85 institutional investors representing over $2 trillion in assets, joined forces calling on the United Nations to take further action to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis for seafarers brought on by the global restrictions enacted to control the coronavirus. In an open letter to th


Today
8:03am
Hi Jenna! I made a new design, and i wanted to show it to you.
8:03am
It's quite clean and it's inspired from Bulkit.
8:12am
Oh really??! I want to see that.
8:13am
FYI it was done in less than a day.
8:17am
Great to hear it. Just send me the PSD files so i can have a look at it.
8:18am
And if you have a prototype, you can also send me the link to it.

Monday
4:55pm
Hey Jenna, what's up?
4:56pm
Iam coming to LA tomorrow. Interested in having lunch?
5:21pm
Hey mate, it's been a while. Sure I would love to.
5:27pm
Ok. Let's say i pick you up at 12:30 at work, works?
5:43pm
Yup, that works great.
5:44pm
And yeah, don't forget to bring some of my favourite cheese cake.
5:27pm
No worries

Today
2:01pm
Hello Jenna, did you read my proposal?
2:01pm
Didn't hear from you since i sent it.
2:02pm
Hello Milly, Iam really sorry, Iam so busy recently, but i had the time to read it.
2:04pm
And what did you think about it?
2:05pm
Actually it's quite good, there might be some small changes but overall it's great.
2:07pm
I think that i can give it to my boss at this stage.
2:09pm
Crossing fingers then

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