Monthly Archives: November 2020

GREENLAND IS MELTING, AND A NEW MODEL SUGGESTS WE’VE GREATLY UNDERESTIMATED ITS IMPACT

22 NOV 2020 Greenland is the largest island in the world and on it rests the largest ice mass in the Northern Hemisphere. If all that ice melted, the sea would rise by more than 7 metres. But that’s not going to happen, is it? Well, not any time soon, but …

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FIRST RESUPPLY OF BALLISTIC NUCLEAR SUBMARINE AT SEA BY DRONE

21 NOV 2020 A drone was recently used to perform the first ship-to-submarine delivery via small unmanned aircraft. During the historic flight, the long-endurance hybrid-electric Skyfront Perimeter Drone took off from a moving surface vessel and delivered supplies to the crew of the ballistic missile submarine. According to the US …

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WORLD’S FIRST NIGHTTIME DRONE DELIVERY FROM SHORE TO SHIP

20 NOV 2020  Singaporean maritime drone company F-drones has completed what it believes to be the first commercial drone delivery at night. The company flew a package out to the bulker Berge Sarstein, owned by Berge Bulk, marking a new milestone for drone operations at the Port of Singapore. In …

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UNIQUE SAIL CARGO SHIPS DEPARTS ON FIRST ATLANTIC CROSSING FROM FRANCE

19 NOV 2020  One of the most unique cargo ships set sail this week from France. Called Grain de Sail, the company is combining the production and sale of chocolates with the operation of an ecological cargo ship, primarily driven by sail power. The 72-foot long aluminum hull cargo ship …

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CONTAINER FREIGHT RATES CONTINUE SURGE ON STRONG RESTOCKING DEMAND REUTERS

18 NOV 2020 SINGAPORE, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Global container shipping rates have surged to records on a spike in restocking demand in the United States and Europe, container scarcity at export hubs, and changes in freight flows because of the coronavirus pandemic, shipping sources said. The Freightos Baltic Global Container Index (FBX), a …

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IMO PLAN TO CURB SHIPPING’S CARBON EMISSIONS TRIGGERS CRITICISM

17 NOV 2020 The organization responsible for setting global environmental standards for shipping approved rules designed to curb the industry’s carbon emissions, triggering criticism that its measures won’t do enough to help tackle climate change. About 90% of the world’s physical trade is moved by ship, and the sector spews about as much …

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PIRATES ABDUCT 14 SEAFARERS FROM HEAVY LIFT SHIP IN GULF OF GUINEA

16 NOV 2020  On Friday (13 Nov’2020), 14 crewmembers were kidnapped from a Chinese heavy-lift ship off the coast of Sao Tome. According to security consultancy Dryad Global, the heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 7 was boarded by pirates at a position about 80 nm to the northeast of Sao …

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MIDSHIPMAN SYDNEY BARBER BREAKS BARRIERS AT UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY

Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber. Photo courtesy United States Naval Academy. 15 NOV 2020 For the first time in the 175-year history of the United States Naval Academy, an African American woman has been chosen to the lead midshipmen as brigade commander. Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, of Lake Forest, …

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CHINA-AUSTRALIA SPAT STRANDS 400 SEAFARERS AS CREW CHANGE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS LOOMS

14 NOV 2020 An estimated 400 seafarers and roughly 2 million tons of coal are stuck on ships off the northeast coast of China, as a spiraling diplomatic row with Australia threatens to turn into a humanitarian crisis. At least 21 bulk carriers are anchored off the Port of Jingtang, unable to …

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CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS AROUND THE MV WAKASHIO GROUNDING

A general view shows the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, that ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, in this handout image obtained by Reuters on August 10, 2020. By Dr Ryan Lloyd, Head Of Research And Development at Geollect – 10 NOV 2020 On Sunday 25th July …

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