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Saving the Planet While Ignoring Two Thirds of It (Forum)

By Ian Urbina For centuries, humanity has viewed the ocean as a metaphor for infinity. The assumption was—and frankly still is for many people—that the enormity of the sea comes with a limitless ability to absorb and metabolize all. This vastness is what lends the ocean deity-like potential. And more dangerously, it is what has given humans the

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Maersk to introduce methanol-powered vessels in 2024

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) will introduce the first in a “groundbreaking” series of eight large ocean-going container vessels capable of being operated on carbon neutral methanol in Q1 2024. The carrier said in a press release the vessels will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and have a nominal capacity of approximately 16,000

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Shipping agents expect planned Panama Canal maintenance to severely impact transit capacity

According to many shipping sources, scheduled maintenance at the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks Aug. 29-Sept. Ten could severely impact canal capacity and extend transit delays for “days, if not weeks after completion,” Shipping agents working with tanker owners recommended their customers apply for an early transit booking to avoid delay in a message to its

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Spliethoff enhances service to Great Lakes with new charter

Amsterdam – Spliethoff, the dutch dry cargo specialist in world ocean transport, is increasing the frequency of its Cleveland Europe Express (CEE) service by adding container vessel Peyton Lynn C to the service, in response to the high demand for tonnage between Europe and the Great Lakes. This vessel, owned by Doornekamp Shipping Services, will be

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2021 edition of Défi Kayak Desgagnés a resounding success

As a unique fund-raising event and enriching experience for novice and expert kayakers alike staged by the Jeunes Musiciens du monde (JMM), the 7th edition of Défi Kayak Desgagnés (Desgagnés Kayak Challenge) was, by all accounts, a tremendous success. A record number of participants (160) traversed the majestic waters of the St. Lawrence River between

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High risk piracy area reduced in Indian Ocean

  A continued downward trend in Somali piracy has prompted shipping organisations to reduce the geographic boundaries of the High Risk Area (HRA) for piracy in the Indian Ocean, which will apply from September 1 2021, reported the Splash247.com newsletter. In broad terms, the changes agreed by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and OCIMF, representing the

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Federal government contributes $3.8 million for Trois-Rivières road corridor project

Trois-Rivières, Quebec – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED (Canada Economic Development), announced $3,772,998 in financial support for the Trois-Rivières Port Authority. This organization, which ensures the sound management of the public infrastructure under its responsibility, fosters commercial activity and regional and national development. The project

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Chinese polar icebreaker carrying out scientific expedition in Arctic waters

A report published by Maritime-Executive indicates that China is advancing its Arctic ambitions with the icebreaker Xuelong 2 undertaking the second scientific expedition in Arctic waters. The vessel departed from Shanghai last month and is currently engaging in a three and half month odyssey in the Arctic Ocean with a mission of advancing Chinese interests in the region.

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