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Dry docking: A challenging project

A project is considered a temporary endeavor that is undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. The temporary nature of projects indicates a definite beginning and end. To that broad definition a correlation with dry-dock can be found since vessel’s dry-dock for special survey and repairs is also within limited time and serves a specific objective which is repeated periodically as per Class registry requirements and shipping industry practices, writes Capt. Yiannis Kapageridis, QA Superintendent, TMS Tankers.

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Do you know what GT and DWT measure in a ship?

Professionals across the shipping industry may be familiar with the terms like “gross tonnage”, “deadweight tonnage”, “net tonnage” and many more terms we regularly meet in shipping-related sources, but those are not always easy to distinguish, especially when being new in the industry. Have you ever wondered what is the difference between gross and deadweight tonnage?  

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