Monthly Archives: December 2020

SUPER FUEL? CAN HYDROGEN FUEL LIVE UP TO ITS HYPE?

02 JAN 2021 Pick a color – any color? Blue, green, brown or gray. Those are the colors assigned to the various forms of hydrogen depending on how it’s produced. Hydrogen has suddenly become the Superman of renewable energy. Rather than saving Metropolis, it’s needed to save the world from …

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THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON SHIPPING

31 DEC 2020  The Covid-19 pandemic still rages unabated in April 2020, affecting lives, businesses, individuals and industries in ways that will change the world forever. The International Labor Organization predicts that as many as 25 million jobs worldwide could be wiped out by a worldwide recession brought about by …

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WORLD’S LARGEST ICEBERG BREAKS APART MENACING SOUTHERN OCEAN

27 DEC 2020  Britain’s Royal Air Force released new images of the world’s largest iceberg reporting significant changes confirmed by the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) during its routine patrols of the region. Using an RAF Airbus 400M the crew was able to investigate and photograph changes to the …

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MERCHANT SHIP HIT BY NAVAL MINE IN SOUTHERN RED SEA

26 DEC 2020  A merchant vessel has been hit by a sea mine in the southern Red Sea, Saudi state-owned outlet Al-Ekhbariya reported on Friday. The outlet attributed the report to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebel forces in Yemen, and asserted that the mine was deployed by Houthi militias. …

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GROSS DROPLET TEST SHOWS MASKS ARE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AT LIMITING YOUR FLYING SPIT

01 JAN 2021 Getting coughed on has never been a pleasant experience, but 2020 has made it a whole new level of nope. Even with vaccines being rolled out, our main lines of defence against COVID-19 are still physical, with distancing from each other and wearing a mask being chief amongst them. …

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NEW CORONAVIRUS MUTATION, WILL IT AFFECT THE VACCINE? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

31 DEC 2020 The emergence of a new variant of coronavirus has sparked renewed interest in the part of the virus known as the spike protein. The new variant carries several peculiar changes to the spike protein when compared to other closely related variants – and that’s one of the reasons why …

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INFLUENCING SHIPPING INDUSTRY’S CLIMATE PERFORMANCE BY SCORING LENDERS

30 DEC 2020  In a first-of-its-kind climate report, 15 of the major lenders financing the shipping industry disclosed the climate alignment score of their ship finance portfolios. Released in The Poseidon Principles Annual Disclosure Report 2020, the climate assessment offers banks insight into their lending decisions, compares performance with competing …

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$80M IN ABANDONED COCAINE WASHES UP IN MARSHALL ISLANDS

29 DEC 2020  Police in the Marshall Islands have confiscated over 1,400 pounds of cocaine that came ashore in an abandoned boat on a remote atoll. With a value of $80 million, it is the largest drug bust in the island nation’s history. Last week, a small fiberglass boat washed …

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