Grade 11 – Maritime Economics

September 9, 2016

Bunkering – for those planning to become marine engineers

Bunkering of fuel, fuel segregation, preparation and fuel management. Bunkering large volumes of highly-polluting fuel-, hydraulic- and lubricating-oils is a high-risk activity, particularly when being received at a high rate of hundreds or thousands of tons per hour. Overflowing tanks or ruptured hoses because the wrong valves were opened or […]
September 9, 2016


September 9, 2016

Test yourself: cargo work

The multi-purpose ship Island Dolphin is sailing from Europe via the Suez Canal on her Company’s Indian Ocean Service. Her port rotation as shown on her published schedule is : Southampton (STN), Colombo (Sri Lanka – CMB). Port Louis (Mauritius – PTL) Mombasa (Kenya – MOM), and returning to Southampton […]
September 12, 2016

Time in Port

From the time a ship berths in a port, all efforts are geared to ensure that she sails as soon as possible. Delays cost money as a ship pays port dues for the time she is in port. Delays to cargowork can also cause additional costs if labour has to […]