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CII AT THE IMO: ALL EYES ON SHIPPING’S NEW CARBON INTENSITY INDEX

01 DEC 2022 With the upcoming International Maritime Organization (IMO) environmental committee meeting now a scant three weeks away, a treasure trove of written material, some factual, some opinion and some offering a little bit of both, is available for journalists to review in advance of the meeting—officially tagged as Marine …

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SHIPPING’S ATTEMPT TO HIRE MORE WOMEN RUNS INTO A MALE-DOMINATED CULTURE

30 NOV 2022 People often want to take photos of Taalke Middents on the container vessels she helps helm through ports and passages like the Suez Canal. That’s because she’s a rarity in maritime shipping: a female officer. When local pilots climb aboard to assist the crew in navigating the …

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BIMCO JOINS EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS ON SHIPS

29 NOV 2022  Reducing the overall use of single-use plastic and removing items like plastic bottles and drinking straws from ships is one of the many efforts designed to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the oceans. The cruise industry adopted the efforts several years ago to stop the …

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INDIA’S MEGAPORT AMBITIONS DRAW STRONG LOCAL OPPOSITION

28 NOV 2022  Local fishermen have set up a blockade in a months-long attempt to halt construction of Gautam Adani’s Vizhinjam container port. The plan is simple: the community has set up a small shelter in front of the entrance to prevent construction equipment from going in and out. Since …

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KOREAN TANKER BOARDED BY PIRATES FOR THE SECOND TIME IN GULF OF GUINEA

27 NOV 2022  South Korean officials and security operations monitoring the Gulf of Guinea are confirming that a South Korean-owned product tanker was boarded by pirates near Cote d’Ivoire and later released. The incident, which served as a reminder that piracy continues to be a danger in the region, was …

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THESE 4 KEY THINGS CAN HELP YOU WAKE UP FEELING GREAT, SCIENTISTS SAY

26 NOV 2022 A new study identifies four key factors that make a difference in waking up well in the morning – powering through to lunchtime alert and refreshed at one end of the scale, or fighting through grogginess and multiple taps of the snooze button at the other. The team behind the study …

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‘SUPERGPS’ TECHNOLOGY ACCURATELY PINPOINTS YOUR POSITION WITHIN INCHES

25 NOV 2022 Many of us rely on GPS (Global Positioning System) to estimate travel times, find our way to new places, avoid traffic congestion, keep track of the kids, and generally avoid getting lost. But it’s not always the most reliable of systems, especially in built-up areas where it’s …

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SOARING TANKER RATES PILE PRESSURE ON CRUDE MARKETS

24 NOV 2022 By Sherry Su, Sharon Cho, Bill Lehane and Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg) — Soaring shipping costs are piling pressure onto physical oil markets that are already being hit by uncertainty surrounding a cap on Russian crude prices and weak Chinese buying. Earnings on the industry’s benchmark trade route breached …

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DE-RISKING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IN LATIN AMERICA WITH MARINE ASSURANCE

23 NOV 2022 Shipping’s ongoing evolution of improving its safety, security, health, environmental and operational performance makes this a defining time for the industry. MIS Marine’s Americas Executive Gonzalo Mera Truffini explains how building a better understanding of a vessel’s entire risk portfolio through Marine Assurance can act as a springboard to …

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CHINA IS ON COURSE TO OVERTAKE AMERICA’S NAVAL CAPABILITIES

22 NOV 2022  A global shift in naval capabilities could be in the offing, with China’s massive navy modernization ambitions threatening the dominance of the U.S. – a development that puts Washington’s ability to control global waters at risk. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has warned that going by the …

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