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First Nation Rail Blockades Disrupt Port Operations in Eastern Canada

By The Maritime Executive 02-20-2020 09:51:00

With a persistent political dispute blocking rail traffic on the CN Rail network in Eastern Canada, Atlantic Container Line has di...

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U.S. Navy Awards $1B in Contracts for Unmanned Surface Vessel Program

By The Maritime Executive 02-19-2020 08:20:00

The U.S. Navy has awarded nearly $1 billion worth of contracts to a group of 40 firms for work on its unmanned surface vehicle pro...

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Icebreaker Polar Star Heads Home After Successful Antarctic Season

By The Maritime Executive 02-19-2020 08:10:00

The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star and her 159 crewmembers departed McMurdo Station, Antarctica on Wednesday after escorti...

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First Group of Passengers Disembarks Quarantined Cruise Ship

By The Maritime Executive 02-19-2020 04:45:00

On Wednesday, 443 passengers from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess were cleared to depart the vessel in Yokohama. All...

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European Shipowners: Green Deal Should Align with IMO

By The Maritime Executive 02-19-2020 04:42:12

The European Community Shipowners'  Associations (ECSA) has launched its position paper in response to the E.U. Green Dea...

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U.K. Funds World’s Most Powerful Weather and Climate Computer

By The Maritime Executive 02-19-2020 01:09:41

The U.K. has announced funding for the world's most powerful weather and climate supercomputer. The government is providing...

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U.S. Navy Opens Center for Cyber Weapon Development

By The Maritime Executive 02-18-2020 09:05:00

The U.S. Navy has opened a new "Cyber Foundry" - a development center specifically for offensive (not defensive) cyber c...

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U.S. Sanctions Rosneft Trading for Helping Venezuela Ship Crude Oil

By The Maritime Executive 02-18-2020 05:10:00

Following pressure from Venezuela's political opposition, the United States has blacklisted the Russian oil trading company th...

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Study: Around the World, Sustainable Fisheries Management is Working

By The Maritime Executive 02-18-2020 01:41:00

Fisheries around the world are in better health than most people realize, according to a new study published last month in the jou...

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Royal Navy's Surface Combatant Fleet Set to Decline to 15 Vessels

By The Maritime Executive 02-17-2020 07:37:00

The Royal Navy's surface combatant fleet - excluding auxiliaries, minesweepers, submarines and carriers - is set to fall...

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