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Hurricane Dorian Update

Sep 04, 2019

At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 79.6 West.Dorian is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and a northwest or north-northwest motion is expected through this morning.  A turn toward the north is forecast by this evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Thursday morning.On this track, the core…

DecarbonICE Project for Green Shipping

Nov 29, 2019

A group of world leading shipping companies including NYK, Sovcomflot, Knutsen OAS and Ardmore, ship builders, including DSME and the mining company Vale, have therefore teamed up with Denmark based Maritime Development Center to develop such…

HMM Joins “Getting to Zero Coalition”

Nov 18, 2019

South Korean shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a new alliance that aims to accelerate international shipping’s decarbonization.Getting to Zero Coalition is a powerful alliance of nearly 100…

Massive Benefits in Reducing Ship Speeds

Nov 11, 2019

Cutting the speed of ships has huge benefits for humans, nature and the climate, according to a new report, a new report published by Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment (T&E) has highlighted.A 20% reduction would cut greenhouse gases but…

GloFouling Crosses 12 Lead Partnerships

Nov 04, 2019

The GloFouling Partnerships project, is a joint initiative between the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) ,  has 12 Lead Partnering Countries.Indonesia and Mexico have recently joined Fiji…

EU to Launch Ocean Tracker

Oct 23, 2019

The European Union (EU) is set to launch a new interactive map, dubbed The Ocean Tracker, to follow the commitments, made by governments, businesses and NGOs, worth more than €10 billion ($11.13bn) so far.EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment…

50 States Sign Fishing Vessel Safety Declaration

Oct 23, 2019

A global regime to create much-needed safety standards for fishing vessels has moved a significant step closer following the International Maritime Organization (IMO)-led international Ministerial Conference, organized in conjunction with Spain…

Blue Fund to Combat Ship Pollution

Oct 22, 2019

A proposed “Blue Fund” to help combat illicit ship pollution in the Mediterranean is set to be studied by States and stakeholders working to protect the Mediterranean marine environment.According to a press note from  International Maritime Organization (IMO)…

Cargo Ship Found Sunk near Tokyo after Typhoon

Oct 14, 2019

A Panama-registered cargo ship was found sunk in waters near Tokyo on Sunday after authorities lost track of it as Typhoon Hagibis lashed Japan, the transport ministry said, while a newspaper said at least five of the 12 crew were killed.The Yomiuri newspaper said four crew were rescued…

Chevron Sets New Goals for Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Oct 03, 2019

American multinational energy giant Chevron Corporation unveils new goals to reduce oil production-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 5% to 10% over a seven-year period ending 2023 as part of an ongoing effort to combat global climate change…

IMO Progressing in Global Climate Action

Sep 24, 2019

The UN Climate Action Summit in New York (23 September) is giving global leaders the chance to show the world concrete proposals and tangible actions being taken in the fight against climate change.IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has been reporting…

Top Industry Bodies Preps for Sulfur Target

Sep 13, 2019

Leaders of the major shipping industry trade associations - international shipping associations representing shipowners BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (INTERCARGO) and International…

GT USA's Canaveral Cargo Terminal Fully Operational

Sep 05, 2019

Port Canaveral’s only container terminal incurred no damage from hurricane.GT USA’s Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) has been inspected and, having incurred no damage from Hurricane Dorian, has been cleared to resume terminal operations. CCT resumed normal operations as of 8:00 this morning…

NHC: Dorian weakens to Category 2 Hurricane

Sep 03, 2019

Dorian weakened on Tuesday but was heading north-westward and growing in size, moving 'dangerously close' to the Florida east coast late Tuesday through Wednesday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.Dorian, now a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale…

NOAA's NHC: The Latest on Hurricane Dorian

Sep 03, 2019

At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located by reconnaissance aircraft and NOAA Doppler radar near latitude 27.1 North, longitude 78.4 West.  Dorian is beginning to move northwestward at about 1 mph (2 km/h), and a slightly…

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