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Wärtsilä and Grimaldi unveil new system to tackle ocean microplastics

The technology group Wärtsilä, together with the shipping company Grimaldi Group, have unveiled a new system that uses exhaust gas scrubber washwater to tackle the amount of microplastics in the world’s oceans; a critical and growing global environmental challenge.   According to the association Plastic Europe, 368 million tonnes of plastic were produced in 2019

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Ongoing European hub port congestion hitting feeder services

Longer waiting times at European hub ports for feeder and short-sea vessels are adding voyage days and slowing the turnaround of ships and equipment, with the bottlenecks spreading to smaller ports in the regional network, reports the JOC.com news platform. The ongoing hub port congestion has left feeder carriers facing “operational chaos,” amid poor schedule

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A second cargo ship for the Brest chocolate and coffee maker Grain de Sail

Brest (France) – Since November 2020, Grain de Sail operates the world’s first modern cargo sailboat to meet international maritime regulations: an eponymous schooner-type vessel of 24 metres and 50 tons of payload capacity. The fast-growing company has this time designed a ship twice as long in collaboration with the naval architecture firm L2Onaval. The

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French cruise ship collaborates with British research vessel in Antarctica

Britain’s new polar expedition ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, has been collaborating with a French icebreaker cruise ship after encountering difficult sea ice conditions during a resupply mission as part of the research ship’s first polar expedition. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) which oversees the operations of the vessel, reports that they appreciated the collaboration, but

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Scientists reject Roberts Bank Terminal II project

Vancouver-A group of leading scientists have written to Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, urging him to reject the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s (VFPA) proposed Roberts Bank Terminal II (RBT2) project if the government is committed to the recovery of threatened and endangered species that rely on the Fraser River Estuary.

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