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Imports will smash all records in 2021 at major U.S. retail container ports

Washington – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to end 2021 with both the largest volume and fastest growth on record despite supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. The

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CSL Successfully Completes World’s Largest B100 Biofuel Tests

MONTREAL – In late November 2021, global shipowner, The CSL Group (CSL), successfully completed the world’s longest-running trials of B100 biodiesel on marine engines, accumulating nearly 30,000 running hours. Conducted on half of CSL’s Canadian fleet, the tests resulted in a 23% total fleet life cycle reduction of CO2 as compared to marine gas oil (MGO).

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ABS grants Alfa Laval marine industry’s first AIP for firing boilers with methanol

Lars Skytte Jørgensen, Vice President Technology Development, Energy Systems, Alfa Laval Marine Division Maritime classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Alfa Laval the first marine approval for operating boilers on methanol. Alfa Laval received an approval in principle (AIP) on 4 November 2021, based on extensive solution testing at the Alfa

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Bureau Veritas validates wind assisted propulsion system for a 1,800 TEU container vessel 

Bureau Veritas (BV) has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Zéphyr & Borée for its first open-top 1,800 TEU containership, demonstrating the feasibility of using wind-propelled wing-sails on this type of vessel. The 185 meter-long container vessel is designed with 5 cargo holds, mostly open-top. Propulsion means are compliant with IMO’s Tier III requirements,

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CSL acquires minority stake in Canadian engineering firm EMS-Tech

MONTREAL – Today, the CSL Group (“CSL”) announced it has acquired a strategic minority stake in Canadian engineering firm EMS-Tech Inc., an industry leader in the design and supply of bulk material handling systems. The investment will build on the synergies developed between CSL and EMS-Tech over 25 years and will leverage the companies’ respective

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On our Forum: Will there be any sea left?

By Michael Grey* As the governmental delegates to Cop26, safely delivered home after their Scottish excursion, start to work out how they can deliver their extravagant zero-carbon pledges by the due date, it is becoming manifestly clear that it will be neither cheap nor easy. It is very easy for politicians and environmental interests to

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