Ship Automation Without Consultation – The Problem With Robot Ships
“Promise Everything, Deliver Nothing” Napoleon Bonaparte There is an ongoing “full court press” regarding the subject of automation in marine transportation.

Private tugs threaten Panama Canal
The Dispatcher, in its April edition published a story by the name "Private tugs threaten Panama Canal"

Maersk Line to Pay $4 Billion for Hamburg Süd
COPENHAGEN, April 28 (Reuters) – The world’s biggest container shipping company Maersk Line will pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.02 billion) for its acquisition of smaller German rival Hamburg Sud, it said on Friday.

China State Firms Eye Land Around Panama Canal
Chinese state firms have expressed an interest to develop land around the Panama Canal, the chief executive of the vital trade thoroughfare said, underlining China’s outward push into infrastructure via railways and ports around the world.

Five Facts I Did Not Know About the San Francisco Bar Pilots
Back in the day, there was much that was mysterious to me about the pilots who joined my ship as we sailed in and out of port. They arrived on board just prior to leaving the dock and left once the ship had safely cleared port. It seemed to me that the pilots had the opportunity to enjoy the most interesting portions of a trip.