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WORLD’S LARGEST LNG-POWERED CAR CARRIER SAILS FOR NORTH AMERICA

18 JUNE 2020  The world’s largest car carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) sailed on June 16 on its maiden voyage transporting vehicles for the Volkswagen Group from Europe to North and Central America. Loaded with more than 4,800 vehicles, the Siem Confucius sailed from Emden, Germany for Veracruz in the …

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ITF: THE DEADLINE FOR CREW CHANGE IS OVER

16 JUNE 2020   After weeks of calling on governments to facilitate maritime crew changes and designate the millions of workers in critical transport industries as key workers, the International Transport Works’ Federation (ITF) issued a statement to seafarers saying simply, “Enough is enough.” The ITF had repeatedly said in …

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CONTAINER SHIPS EXPAND PROGRAM TO STUDY OCEANS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

15 JUNE 2020  Maersk, the global shipping company, is expanding its involvement in the global research efforts on weather patterns and climate change ongoing with the global Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program. The recorded data generated in the program helps meteorologists create more accurate weather and storm forecasts and will …

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EMISSIONS FROM EXISTING SHIPS MUST FALL TO MEET CLIMATE TARGETS

14 JUNE 2020  Ship owners need to place a greater emphasis on addressing the exhaust emissions from existing ships if they are going to meet the industry’s goals to reduce CO2 emissions, according to a new study conducted by the University of Manchester and published in the journal BMC Energy. …

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CREW TRANSFERS: PANAMA ASSISTS CARNIVAL; NEW ZEALAND’S NEW RULES

13 JUNE 2020  The Republic of Panama provided unique support to Carnival Cruise Line as part of its ongoing efforts to provide humanitarian support to the shipping industry during the global pandemic. Panama is supporting the shipping industry both by maintaining smooth operations at the Panama Canal and assisting with crew …

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MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MAY ACQUIRE MITSUI E&S’ SHIPBUILDING UNIT

12 JUNE 2020  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is in talks to acquire Mitsui E&S’ shipbuilding unit, MHI said in a statement this week. The goal is to reach agreement by the end of 2020 and to complete the acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to Reuters. Mitsui and Mitsubishi …

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PROJECT FUNDED TO DEVELOP AND VERIFY UNMANNED SHIP NAVIGATION SYSTEM

11 june 2020 A new project is getting underway in Japan to develop and demonstrate the technology and systems require to enable unmanned ship navigation. As part of the effort, the prototype system will also undergo verification via demonstration testing in Japanese coastal waters. Funded by a grant from the Joint …

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WEIGHT LOSS: WHY THOSE LAST FEW POUNDS ARE THE HARDEST TO LOSE, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

10 JUNE 2020 So you’ve done everything you’re supposed to. You’re eating in a calorie deficit, are exercising a few times a week, and are getting close to your weight loss goal. And then you hit a plateau with only a few pounds to lose – and they just won’t …

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