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From buzzword to necessity: why shipping needs to take sustainability seriously

Seatrade Maritime News 14 May 2021
Shipping is indispensable for delivering the world’s needs and wants ... China seeks to accelerate green economy including shipping and ports ... In the longer term, a real concerted focus to creating new ship designs capable of achieving net-zero will be essential for a truly sustainable industry ... Shipping is facing new levels of scrutiny.

Norwegian Project to Research Carbon Capture and Storage on Ships

The Maritime Executive 14 May 2021
It believes that onboard CO2 capture systems can play an important role in meeting the shipping emission target before zero-carbon fuels become viable. Led by SINTEF Energy Research, the CCShip project will collaborate with key research and industrial organizations to explore carbon capture aboard ships.

$1.4bn sought to revitalise UK shipbuilding

Splash24/7 14 May 2021
The manifesto includes proposals to spur the industry’s transition to net zero and create more than 74,000 jobs, including in developing shore power charging points across the UK’s coast to power what was described in a release as “tomorrow’s Teslas of the seas”, as well as advancing green shipping fuels such as hydrogen.

P&B relaunches service to Boston with buses described as ‘rocket ships’

The Patriot Ledger 14 May 2021
“I call them rocket ships,” said CEO Win Sargent ... At the P&B terminal in the Plymouth Industrial Park on Thursday, Sargent and Cogliano took visitors on tours of the “rocket ships.” The interior looks as modern as the exterior with comfortable seating, cupholders, plenty of legroom and even seatbelts ... Facebook. Twitter. Email.

Mississippi River barges backup if Memphis bridge remains closed. Here's what's at stake.

Fort Smith Times Record 14 May 2021
The Mighty Mississippi continues rolling, but its multi-billion dollar shipping industry is at a standstill after a crack was found Tuesday in the Interstate 40 bridge near Memphis ... From a barge standpoint, from a marine industry standpoint, I really feel like we'll be able to come up with some good workarounds to keep the river commerce flowing.".

Shipping industry turns its eyes to hydrogen to replace carbon-rich bunker fuel

Natural News 13 May 2021
(Natural News) The shipping industry produces about three percent of global ...

Alaska senator asks CDC to reconsider masks for commercial fishermen, speed up cruise ship industry ...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 13 May 2021
“We are all tired of Covid. We are done with Covid. But, as many have said, Covid is not done with us,” Murkowski said, speaking Tuesday during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions ... .

NYK Becomes First Japanese Company to Join Ship Recycling Initative

The Maritime Executive 13 May 2021
NYK recently announced that it was joining the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI), making it the first Japanese shipping company to join the independent effort design to promote transparency and improve the shipping industry’s recycling policies and practices.

Antarctica’s booming tourism trade hopes to groom a sea of climate ambassadors

Stars and Stripes 13 May 2021
The younger Lindblad's first season in Antarctica was in 1973, on his father's ship ... Another 18,000 people saw the Antarctic Peninsula from a distance in 2019-2020, aboard one of the many "cruise-only" voyages on big ships that per industry rules are not allowed to discharge passengers on the continent.

Demurrage, detention charges waived as lockdown support

The News International 13 May 2021
The government announced extended Eid holidays and economic shutdown with exemption to certain industries amid the coronavirus outbreak ... Nasser Hyatt, president of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said the shipping companies allow limited days of free storage from the date of arrival of the cargo.

CDC Updates Guidance as Judge Hears Arguments in Florida’s Case

The Maritime Executive 13 May 2021
After being broadly criticized by the cruise industry for the level of restrictions that it plans to impose on cruise ships as they resumed sailing for U.S ... Regardless of the speed of the ruling, the cruise industry has said the time required to re-start the ships that are in cold layup puts July cruises in jeopardy.

Houston Needs More Than a Week for Infrastructure

Daily Freeman 13 May 2021
It is a never-ending task requiring continuous support from communities, industry, and elected officials ... The Houston Ship Channel is a 52-mile federal waterway ... Cargos, ship sizes, and investment needs all continue to grow ... Those billions are in addition to the tens of billions more in private investments along the Ship Channel and nearby industry.

Pilots, industry, governor's office negotiating pilot regulation as House narrowly advances bill

The Advocate 13 May 2021
River pilots and the petrochemical industry have gotten closer to reaching a deal over controversial legislation to overhaul the pilots’ regulations, as the state House narrowly advanced the bill Wednesday. The pilots who navigate massive ships up and down the Mississippi River have been fighting with industry groups over House Bill 650 by Rep.

Hoist the Spinnaker: Cruise Ships Return to Cyprus During Pandemic

The National Herald 13 May 2021
... vaccination programs are allowing conditional international travel, with cruise ships coming back to Cyprus ... There are strict health protocols aboard the ships too, the industry realizing the consequences should be there an outbreak that would dock the ships and drive people away.

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