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Top Ship Manager Blasts Port States for Blocking Crew Change

Published Sep 19, 2021 7:48 PM by The Maritime Executive

While the shipping industry is putting increasing attention and focus on decarbonization, the crew change crisis has not ended, and vessel operations are still heavily dependent on thousands of dedicated seafarers. Their efforts are particularly visible at congested container ports: as of Sunday, 71 container ships were waiting to berth at busy terminals in Long Beach and Los Angeles, with 71 crews tending to their engines and equipment. In a recent post on LinkedIn, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group CEO Bjorn Hojgaard lamented what he described...

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Smoke From Australian Bushfires Created Unprecedented Algal Bloom

Published Sep 19, 2021 7:23 PM by The Conversation

[By Christina Schallenberg, Jakob Weis, Joan Llort, Peter Strutton and Weiyi Tang] In 2019 and 2020, bushfires razed more than 18 million hectares of land in Australia. For weeks, smoke choked major cities, leading to almost 450 deaths, and even circumnavigated the southern hemisphere. As the aerosols billowed across the oceans many thousands of kilometres away from the fires, microscopic marine algae called phytoplankton had an unexpected windfall: they received a boost of iron. Our research, published September 15 in Nature,...

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Op-Ed: Nuclear Sub Deal Ties Australia's Defense to the United States

Published Sep 19, 2021 2:22 PM by The Lowy Interpreter

[By Sam Roggeveen] Australia is about to join an exclusive group of nations operating one of the most lethal military platforms ever conceived – nuclear-powered submarines. My initial thoughts on this extraordinary announcement are below. These are subject to revision as I think through the implications of what is a truly historic announcement: • Only six nations currently operate nuclear-power submarines (SSNs), and all six have civilian nuclear power industries and nuclear weapons programs. Australia joining this club marks a...

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With New MSC Service, Port of Portland's Fortunes Are Looking Up

Published Sep 19, 2021 1:44 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Port of Portland's long-idled container terminal is starting to see new signs of a comeback, five years after it lost its last container service.  Portland's port is located on the Columbia River, about 100 river miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. It maintains a busy ro/ro terminal and it is an important hub for bulk grain exports, but its container terminal has been little-used in recent years. In addition to the challenges of the Columbia River Bar and the long stretch...

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Offshore

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Vineyard Wind Bids for New Project Near First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Vineyard Wind, the developer of America's first full-scale offshore wind farm, has submitted two new proposals for projects off the coast of Massachusetts. The news follows just one day after the firm secured financing for Vineyard Wind 1, a long-anticipated development off Martha's Vineyard. The two new “Commonwealth Wind” proposals off the state of Massachusetts two options, with capacity of 800 MW and 1,200 MW each. Both proposals would be developed just to the south of the 800 MW Vineyard...

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Shipbuilding

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ABS Joins DSME to Explore Designs for a Very Large CO2 Carrier

ABS announced Thursday that it is partnering with South Korean shipbuilder DSME to develop designs for a 70,000 cubic meter very large liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier. It is the latest in a growing number of carbon transport R&D projects as shipbuilders plan ahead for a low-carbon future.   The project is a response to growing interest in the development of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technology, which will eventually require larger vessels for CO2 transport.  

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Environment

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Smoke From Australian Bushfires Created Unprecedented Algal Bloom

[By Christina Schallenberg, Jakob Weis, Joan Llort, Peter Strutton and Weiyi Tang] In 2019 and 2020, bushfires razed more than 18 million hectares of land in Australia. For weeks, smoke choked major cities, leading to almost 450 deaths, and even circumnavigated the southern hemisphere. As the aerosols billowed across the oceans many thousands of kilometres away from the fires, microscopic marine algae called phytoplankton had an unexpected windfall: they received a boost of iron. Our research, published September 15 in Nature,...

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Business

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Hyundai Heavy Industries' Shares Soar in Stock-Market Debut

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shares made a resounding debut on the Korean Exchange, with the share price quickly soaring by as much as 125 percent above the initial public offer (IPO) price. The company, which is one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, saw its share price hit nearly $115 during the first day of trading - more than double the company’s initial offer price of about $51. Trading eventually settled at a more modest average of about $58. The rally in the share...

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