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Target, Electrolux, Philips and others join 2040 zero emission shipping commitment

  NEW YORK, NEW YORK] — Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV) proudly announced the addition of mega brands Beiersdorf, Dupont, Electrolux, ETTLI Kaffee, Moose Toys, Ohana Beverage Company, Philips, REI Co-op, Sisley, and Target to its 2040 Ambition Statement, the first-of-its-kind call to action from cargo owners to progressively switch all of their

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Research team to explore future energy options for Great Lakes shipping

 639-foot M/V Mark W. Barker is the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier built ( in the US) in nearly 40 years Washington – The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the launch of a 16-month study exploring low carbon options for shipping on the Great Lakes. The research group, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation

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Optimistic outlook for remainder of Seaway season 

During the month of August, 3.46 million tons of cargo moved through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system, bringing the year-to-date total to nearly 19.2 million tons shipped. While tonnage transported on the Seaway system is below the year-to-date total for 2021, total vessel transits remain stable for the same period. This shows that the

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Two electric autonomous ships take to Norwegian fjord

Norwegian company ASKO Maritime AS last week held a christening ceremony for two fully electric, self-driving vessels in the port of Moss, Norway. MS Marit and MS Therese are named after world champion cross-country skiers Marit Bjørgen and Therese Johaug, who acted as the ships’ godmothers. Maritime drones as the company calls them can navigate

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New tech unveiled to develop green methanol from solid waste

During the UN United Nations General Assembly and New York Climate Week on 19 September 2022, WasteFuel, a California-based developer of biorefineries focused on converting municipal solid waste into low-carbon fuels, has launched WasteFuel Methanol Module — a new technology that will significantly accelerate the use of organic waste to produce green methanol. Methanol has

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SIU Members Reach Agreement on New Contract with Ocean BC Towing

The Seafarers’ International Union of Canada (SIU) announced that SIU Members with Ocean BC Towing (OBCT) have reached an agreement on a new contract that was unanimously accepted by the members working with the Groupe Ocean company in British Columbia. The contract sees significant gains in all areas, raising the bar and setting the new

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Another toll increase coming at Suez Canal Authority  

Egypt announced on Saturday that it will raise transit fees in 2023 for all types of vessels passing through the Suez Canal. The canal already raised fees three times in quick succession this year. According to a statement released by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), transit fees for tankers passing through the canal will rise

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