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U.S. Fines Cargo Ship Operator $1M for Polluting Waters

Some ship operators are still looking for ways to skirt an international ban on the release of oily waste into ocean waters, in some cases using a tool known as a “magic pipe” to bypass cleaning devices, despite a crackdown on the practice.[more]


U.S. Retail Imports Are Growing Despite Tariff Threats

Imports at U.S. major retail container ports are expected to grow steadily throughout the summer despite the prospect of heavy tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released last week by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.[more]


Following Gruesome New Footage, Veterinary Group Shares Recommendations for Live Exports

The question of how accurately sheep are counted as they are loaded on to livestock carriers has become a topic of discussion across Australia after whistle-blower footage from on board the Panama-flagged Awassi Express was aired on 60 Minutes last month. Now, more footage: “Boiled Alive,” deemed...[more]


Maersk Wants to Take Down Global Food Loss

Maersk and Rockstart, a European startup accelerator, have partnered in an initiative called FoodTrack to foster startups with ideas for tackling global food loss.[more]


Will Livestock Exporters Release Unedited Footage?

RSPCA Australia has called for the immediate public release of unedited footage taken of conditions aboard the livestock carrier Maysora last week.[more]


World Shipping Industry Agrees to Reduce Carbon Emissions 50 Percent by 2050

Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation last week struck a deal to halve carbon dioxide emissions from shipping by 2050 in a deal that will force the industry to redesign fleets.[more]


Maritime Regulator Seeks to Overcome Deep Divisions on Shipping Emissions

The world’s top maritime regulator faces deep political divisions as it tries to map out a plan at meetings in London this week to cut carbon emissions across the shipping industry.[more]


It's Possible to Decarbonize Shipping by 2035, Report Says

Deployment of all currently known technologies could make it possible to almost completely decarbonize maritime shipping by 2035, according to a new report published by the International Transport Forum at the OECD.[more]


Ocean Economy Will Be Worth $3Tr by 2030, U.K. Report Says

The U.K. needs a long term plan to capitalize on the growing opportunities provided by marine sector, government advisors have said.[more]


Ship Owners’ Multibillion-Dollar Quandary: Buy Cleaner Fuel or a Fuel Cleaner?

The owners of 60,000 cargo ships are bracing for tighter emissions rules that are forcing them to make a multibillion-dollar choice: Start buying cleaner-burning fuel or invest in a device that treats the ship’s exhaust before letting it out.[more]


On the West Coast, Ports Brace for Steel Tariffs

It's a normal weekday at the Port of Vancouver. That means by noon, piles of steel slab cover the work yard at the docks on the Columbia River.[more]


The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 Maintains Winning Formula

The Maritime Standard Awards (TMS Awards) 2018 will take place at the Atlantis, The Palm, on 15th October this year. This is the fifth year in a row that the Awards and gala dinner have been staged at this fabulous, iconic venue.  While TMS is sticking to the same winning formula that have...[more]


GE Unit Expands Program to Speed U.S. Imports Through Supply Chains

Companies that ship and handle goods moving through supply chains have a problem: they don’t often know where their shipments are in far-flung freight networks or when they will arrive.[more]


Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients Becoming Rivals

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients Becoming Rivals

The world’s biggest container shipping line is trying to stop customers like Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors in just a few years’ time.[more]


World's First Electric Container Barges to Sail From European Ports This Summer

World's First Electric Container Barges to Sail From European Ports This Summer

The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam from this summer.[more]


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