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Hurricane Ian Leaves Behind "Historic" Damage as it Departs Florida

Published Sep 29, 2022 7:03 PM by The Maritime Executive

First responders in Florida are just beginning to assess the toll from Hurricane Ian, which came ashore near Fort Myers on Wednesday as a high-Category 4 storm. At least nine people have been reported dead, and the sheriff for the Fort Myers-Cape Coral area has warned that there are indications that hundreds of lives may have been lost.  "This could be the deadliest storm in Florida history. The numbers we have are still unclear, but we're hearing early reports of...

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Canada's first green fueled tug

EverWind and Maersk’s Svitzer to Develop Canada’s First Green Fuel Tug

Published Sep 29, 2022 6:36 PM by The Maritime Executive

Efforts are underway to develop and operate Canada’s first green fuel powered commercial tugs. EverWind Fuels, a private developer of green hydrogen and ammonia production in Nova Scotia, and Svitzer, a leading global towage operator and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, agreed to deploy one of the world’s first green fuel powered commercial tug vessels in the Canso Strait in Nova Scotia. Under the MOU, EverWind will provide green fuel from its green hydrogen and ammonia production facility in Point Tupper,...

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Northern European ports collaborate to support offshore wind

Six European Ports Collaborate to Support Offshore Wind Growth

Published Sep 29, 2022 6:06 PM by The Maritime Executive

One of the challenges created by the rapid expansion of the offshore wind industry is the need for port facilities to support the industry both during its installation and later for maintenance and operations. In many parts of the world, they are struggling with the need to support the industry while analysts warn that the lack of port capacity could slow the development of the next phase of offshore wind.  In many parts of Northern Europe, which was among the...

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keel laying for Mass Maritime training ship

Keel is Laid for Massachusetts Maritime’s New Training Ship

Published Sep 29, 2022 5:29 PM by The Maritime Executive

The keel block for the second of five new purpose-built, state-of-the-art training vessels for America’s state maritime academies was set into place today at the Philly Shipyard marking the next milestone in the project. The start of the assembly of the second vessel, which will be named Patriot State, comes just days after the first vessel, Empire State VII, left the dry dock for her final stage of outfitting. Work on the second of the vessels began in March...

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Northern European ports collaborate to support offshore wind

Six European Ports Collaborate to Support Offshore Wind Growth

One of the challenges created by the rapid expansion of the offshore wind industry is the need for port facilities to support the industry both during its installation and later for maintenance and operations. In many parts of the world, they are struggling with the need to support the industry while analysts warn that the lack of port capacity could slow the development of the next phase of offshore wind.  In many parts of Northern Europe, which was among the...

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Shipbuilding

HHI

Hyundai Heavy Industries Goes All-In for Big Data With Palantir

Hyundai Heavy Industries' holding company KSOE has decided to go all the way with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform-of-platforms, Palantir Foundry. Palantir's commercial product is designed to take all data from company sources, all analytical / AI modeling from company analysts, all input from company end-users, and integrate it into one platform for business decisionmaking.  The Foundry rollout started at construction-equipment subsidiary Hyundai Doosan Infracore, which uses Palantir's software in its supply chain and sales operations. It is also...

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Environment

three gorges

China's Dam and Canal Megaprojects May Not Save It From Water Crisis

[By Henry Storey] Southern China’s longest drought on record is the latest manifestation of a slow-burning but increasingly severe water crisis. Left unchecked, it has the potential to act as a material handbrake on China’s development. Thus far, southwestern China has borne the brunt of the drought. As of late August, Sichuan was generating just 49 per cent of its typical hydropower load. This is untenable in a province that relies on hydro for most of its electricity generation. The result was widespread industrial disruption, culminating in the temporary...

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Business

MSC Air Cargo planned

MSC Follows Maersk and CMA CGM in Launching Air Cargo

Seeking to round out its services and capture a portion of the growth in expedited cargo, MSC announced it will become the latest shipping line to launch a branded air cargo operation. The company, which has been moving aggressively to add ships driving its fleet to become the world’s largest, follows the lead of CMA CGM and Maersk both of which are also launching air cargo operations. “We are delighted to announce the development of MSC Air Cargo,” said Soren...

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