Author name: Dmitry Shafran

I worked as an officer in the deck department on various types of vessels, including oil and chemical tankers, LPG carriers, and even reefer and TSHD in the early years. Currently employed as Marine Surveyor carrying cargo, draft, bunker, and warranty survey. You can find me on LinkedIn.

SUNY maritime college aerial photo (credits: SUNY Maritime College)

The Best Maritime Colleges and Academies in the US

The marine environment plays a crucial role in making human life better. The equipment used in the marine world is constantly advancing technologically, and this calls for skilled personnel to operate them. Therefore, there are many careers in the maritime world, including marine engineering options and environmental science among other courses that are offered by …

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Fastest Ship in the World HSC Francisco on her route between Buenos Aires and Montevideo

What is the Fastest Ship in the World?

Ship transport is among the three main modes of transportation that are useful for large-scale transportation of goods and services around the world. In business, about 75% of goods are transported by ships. Formerly, ships were less popular because of their low speed, but modern ships have advanced, and some move at higher speeds than …

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A Bitumen Tanker Vessel "MT Bithav" in Port discharging her cargo of bitumen.

What Is An Asphalt/Bitumen Tanker Vessel?

Asphalt and bitumen tankers are specialized vessels designed for the transportation of liquid asphalt or bitumen at high temperatures. These tankers are equipped with independent tanks and powerful heating systems to maintain the required temperature of the cargo during transport. Asphalt and bitumen are primarily transported to North and South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, …

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