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Mayflower Autonomous Ship to be launched next week

Powered by AI and the energy from the sun, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) will be able to spend vast periods of time at sea, collecting data about our oceans. Said to be safer, more flexible and cost-effective than today’s manned research vessels, the new-generation Mayflower promises to transform ocean science, enabling scientists to gather

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Canada underlines blue economy needs at OECD event in Paris

Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Bernadette Jordan, today addressed the need for a more sustainable, blue economy at a special event staged in Paris by the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It marked the launch of a report entitled Sustainable Ocean for All – Harnessing the benefits

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CSL Group releases Corporate Responsibility Report

MONTREAL – The CSL Group, the largest owner and operator of self-unloading ships in the world, today released its seventh annual Corporate Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s 2019 performance and progress on its short and long-term sustainability goals. The report covers CSL’s results and ongoing initiatives in the areas of governance, safety, environmental responsibility, ethics, the

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HMM Hamburg makes first call in Hamburg

With the first call of the HMM Hamburg another ship of the so-called “Megamax-24 class” headed for the port of Hamburg on September first. The HMM Hamburg is one of 12 new container ships of the South Korean liner shipping company HMM (formerly Hyundai Merchant Marine) that are being delivered since April. The mega-carrier is

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Rising sea levels will force massive expansion of global seaports

(Photo Port of Los Angeles) Seaport footprints will need to expand by up to 3,689 square kilometers (1,424 square miles) worldwide in the next three decades to cope with the combination of sea-level rise and rising demand, according to a new study published in Earth’s Future, a peer-reviewed scientific journal focusing on climate change and future sustainability. The

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The Panama Canal Extends Temporary Relief Measures for Customers to End of 2020

  Panama City, Panama – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the global economy, the Panama Canal has annonced it will extend its temporary relief measures to December 31, 2020, offering further support for the industry’s recovery. This extension comes after continued dialogue between the Canal and industry leaders on how to best provide relief

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Hapag-Lloyd confirms two crew members test COVID positive in Vancouver

  Hapag-Lloyd today reported that two crew members on board the 8,600 TEU containership Sofia Express tested positive for COVID-19 while the vessel was at anchor at the Port of Vancouver’s Deltaport terminal. “Local authorities were duly notified and the mariners were immediately isolated and brought to a quarantine facility ashore. We are hoping for a

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