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SC Ports opens state-of-the-art container terminal

  CHARLESTON, SC— South Carolina Ports made history on April 9 welcoming the first vessel to the Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal, marking the first container terminal to open in the U.S. since 2009. Operations launched March 30 with the arrival of the first container, followed by the first ship arrival today with Hapag Lloyd’s Yorktown

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CMA CGM flirts with biomethane.

  The French container line giant announced Thursday that it would invest in 12,000 tonnes of guaranteed-of-origin biomethane, enough to power two 1,400-teu LNG-fueled ships for an entire year on the Balt3 line in the north of France. Europe between Saint Petersburg and Rotterdam. Biomethane is a renewable green gas produced, among other things, from

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Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

  Herning, Denmark – Everfuel A/S announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an undisclosed German-Norwegian shipping company for collaboration on hydrogen supply to a new zero-emission shipping solution. The two parties are exploring cooperation whereby Everfuel will be responsible for delivery of hydrogen, including planning, installation and operation of an optimized,

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Ports of Vancouver (BC), Seattle and Tacoma target phase-out of maritime emissions by 2050

  The Northwest Ports of Vancouver, BC, Seattle, Tacoma, and the combined container operations of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, are jointly committing to a new vision to phase out emissions from seaport-related activities by 2050, the Northwest Seaport Alliance announced.  In collaboration among the four ports, the Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy seeks to meet this target

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Bimco supports global seabed mapping initiative

  Copenhague – Knowing the depth and shape of the seafloor (bathymetry) is fundamental for our understanding of ocean circulation, tides, sediment transport and environmental change. Currently, and despite many years of effort, less than 20 per cent of the ocean seafloor has been mapped. Therefore, BIMCO supports the Seabed 2030 initiative and encourages the

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Paris debut for world’s first hydrogen cargo vessel

  The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group. The company is currently

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Retail imports expected to grow dramatically during first Half of 2021

  WASHINGTON – Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to grow dramatically during the first half of 2021 as increased vaccination and continued in-store safety measures enable additional shopping options, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “NRF is forecasting

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Fednav “saltie” first to arrive at Port of Toronto

  PortsToronto Manager of Harbour Operations Michael Riehl “crowns” Captain Sumit Kumar of the MV Federal Hudson during the Port of Toronto’s 160th annual Beaver Hat Ceremony. Toronto – In a sure sign that spring is here, earlier this morning, PortsToronto “crowned” Captain Sumit Kumar of the MV Federal Hudson with an antique silk and beaver top

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