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Bureau Veritas releases modern rules for wind propulsion systems

  Bureau Veritas (BV) has released new-generation classification rules for wind propulsion systems. These rules will help support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships. The new Bureau Veritas rule notation for Wind Propulsion Systems (WPS) NR 206 builds on pre-existing BV rules released in 1987. Now two new notations

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Congestion easing at Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex

  Shipping congestion appears to be easing at the biggest port complex in the United States, though it remains to be seen whether this will be a lasting trend. Dockers at the adjoining ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have made progress in the past week by reducing by nearly half a backlog that

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Denmark joins major shipping nations for USD 5 billion green research fund

  Washington, D.C./Brussels/ Singapore- The proposal to create a USD 5 billion USD International Maritime Research and Development Board (IMRB) was submitted to the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on the 10th of March 2021 by Georgia, Greece, Japan, Liberia, Malta, Nigeria, Palau, Singapore, and Switzerland. Denmark now joins as a co-sponsor, and we expect

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U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker to transit Northwest Passage this summer

  In collaboration with Canada, the U.S. Coast Guard will transit through the Northwest Passage this summer, Adm. Karl L. Schultz announced in his annual address.  “Today, along with Global Affairs Canada, we’re planning a Northwest Passage transit for cutter Healy later this year,” Adm.Schultz disclosed on March 11. The largest icebreaker in the U.S.

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Montreal waterfront negotiations reach critical phase

  By Leo Ryan, Editor After resuming Wednesday in the presence of mediators, intensified negotiations between the Montreal longshore union and the port employers have reached a critical phase amidst reports of growing cargo diversions as a seven-month truce  on March 21 draws ever closer. “Monday or Tuesday could prove to be a turning point

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Crystal to launch first North American large ship cruises since the pandemic

  NASSAU AND MIAMI – In a joint virtual press conference with the Honorable Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism & Aviation for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Crystal Cruises announced its plans yesterday to restart cruising with new close-to-home Bahamas Escapes beginning July 3, 2021 with a series of 16 seven-night, round-trip cruises from Nassau

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American Maritime Partnership joins Green Marine

  Washington – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), a coalition representing the U.S. maritime industry, becomes a Green Marine Association Member, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. AMP is the leading coalition of the domestic American maritime industry, focused on supporting U.S. cabotage laws, promoting the domestic maritime industry and

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