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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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Watch North America’s tallest cranes rise at the Port of Oakland

  Oakland, Calif. – They’re new, they’re huge and they’re the tallest in North America; three, gigantic cranes are now part of the skyline at the Port of Oakland, California, U.S.A. The Port released a time-lapse video today with footage of the assembly of one of the giant cranes. One of the most dramatic parts of

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Shipping industry backs the creation of IMO $5 billion decarbonization fund

  Responding to the UN Secretary-General’s call for “urgency and ambition” on climate change, the global shipping industry is giving “full and unequivocal” backing to a moon-shot proposal submitted by governments, to catalyze the complete decarbonization of maritime transport by deployment to scale of zero-carbon ships within a decade. The proposal submitted yesterday by governments

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Vard delivers second expedition cruise vessel to Coral Expeditions

  Following successful delivery of the sister ship Coral Adventurer in 2019, Australia-based Coral Expeditions ordered a second VARD 6 01 Expedition Cruise Vessel as part of its fleet expansion.  The brand new Coral Geographer is now ready to sail, arriving from Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam. Unlike many of the cruise ships that

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Port of Long Beach smashes February container record

  An unseasonable surge in cargo lifted the Port of Long Beach to its busiest February on record. Increased productivity in China and e-commerce demands fuelled the strong upward swing. Long Beach is the second-largest US container port after Los Angeles which it adjoins. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 771,735 twenty-foot equivalent units in February,

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