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When, Why and Where Pilot Rate Hikes Make Sense
Long awaited measure needs only MA Governor Deval Patrick’s signature to become law. Local pilots endured political games and roadblocks on the way to their first rate increase in more than a decade.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 1/5/2011 7:50:06 AM | with 0 comments


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Hopelessly Spinning Our Wheels – or – Waiting for Big Thaw, Just Around the Corner?
For ballast water treatment technology, a global standard for testing limits and efficacy of the equipment itself might just be within reach. Manufacturers, shipowners and regulators could finally (at long last) be on the same page.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 1/12/2011 10:55:03 AM | with 0 comments


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Maritime Legislative Report Card:
Early returns suggest that the loss of key maritime advocacy lawmakers and the paucity of commercial savvy on the federal level are serving to marginalize the domestic waterfront and energy sectors.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 1/19/2011 7:22:22 AM | with 0 comments


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A Delicate but Important Balancing Act
The issue of granting reasonable shore leave for visiting foreign mariners is balanced against a less-than-perfect federal system for screening personnel during port calls. There are no easy answers for an agency tasked with preventing potentially dangerous individuals from entering the country, especially when DHS procedures lack the sophistication and coordination to do that fairly.

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 1/26/2011 8:45:31 AM | with 1 comments