How is the Cruise Market Expanding in Asia and Australia?
According to Marine Log, by 2017 China is expected to emerge as the second largest cruise market in the world. China’s rapidly growing middle class has an extreme interest in consumer goods and tourism which is good news for the growth of the cruise industry in upcoming years.
China has the world’s largest number of tourists spending time and money overseas. Tourists from China made an estimated 98 million trips overseas in 2013 and spent over $120 billion on travel expenses. According to Richard Li, the Head of Retail Banking …
Press fitting technology has popped up across multiple industries including the marine market. This technology allows designers to draft systems without the use of heat or welding which is beneficial in areas where a fire hazard might be present. The maritime industry is indeed benefiting from this new technology. One of the newest and most reliable sea water piping systems is the Viega SeaPress Press Fitting.
Earlier this summer, 35 Afghani Sikhs were discovered inside of a shipping container in Tilbury, UK. Out of the 35 individuals found, 34 luckily survived. Their survival depended on their frantic banging and screaming from within the container which alerted dock workers of their whereabouts. The unventilated steel shipping container could have transformed into a tomb for all of its occupants during its journey from Zeebrugge to Tilbury. A similar fate unfolded with 58 Chinese migrants who died in a truck from Zeebrugge to Dover over 14 years ago.