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30% of Sea Needs Protection by 2030

May 30, 2019

To keep the planet flourishing, 30 percent of Earth needs protection by 2030. Today about eight percent of the ocean and 15 percent of land is protected.'We’re on track to reach a global goal of protecting 10 percent of the ocean and 17 percent of the land by 2020…

EC Launches Blue Economy Report

May 17, 2019

European Commission launches the second edition of its Blue Economy Report during the 2019 European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon.Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said: “Coastal regions are home to 214 million people and generate 43% of EU GDP…

GNS, StormGeo Partner in Voyage Optimisation

May 02, 2019

Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), provider of maritime navigation information for shipping companies, and the weather service provider StormGeo announced a strategic partnership to combine their industry-leading weather and navigation capabilities to benefit our shipping customers globally…

The Port of Ngqura – Nurturing its green status

Mar 25, 2019

Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura is the only port with a green status in the South African port system and maintains this status through a number of innovative measures.“Ngqura is the only South African port that was…

Statement on New Measures to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

Feb 08, 2019

The Chamber of Marine Commerce is issuing the following statement in response to the announcement by Transport Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada on shipping mitigation measures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to help protect North Atlantic Right Whales…

744 Ships Scrapped in 2018

Jan 30, 2019

744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018, out of which 518 were broken down on South Asia beaches, accounting for a record-breaking 90.4% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally.According to new data released by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform…

2,275 Migrants Perish in Mediterranean in 2018

Jan 30, 2019

Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018, the latest ‘Desperate Journeys’ report, released by the UN Refugee Agency said.According to the report by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an estimated 2…

UPDATE: Egypt Egypt Reopens Four of Six Ports Shut Due to Bad Weather

Jan 14, 2019

Egypt had previously closed four ports on the Red Sea and two on the Mediterranean due to bad weather, officials said on Sunday.Over the weekend, the ports of Suez and Zeitiyat were shut in Suez governorate, the Red Sea Ports Authority said…

Brazil’s Itaqui Port and Panama Canal Sign MOU

Dec 13, 2018

The Panama Canal has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Itaqui to promote the shipment of grains and other cargoes in the commercial route from Brazil through the Panama Canal to destinations located in the Pacific Ocean.Itaqui…

Maersk to Cut Carbon Emissions to Zero by 2050

Dec 04, 2018

The world's largest container shipping company A.P. Moller -Maersk has pledged to cut net carbon emissions to zero by 2050.The Danish business conglomerate with activities in the transport, logistics and energy sectors said in a press note that to achieve this goal…

India Endorses the Growth of Blue Economy

Nov 27, 2018

Indian Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said that Blue Economy is very crucial for India’s economic development. said India has a strategic location in the Indian Ocean region, and on this basis, it endorses the growth of the Blue Economy in a sustainable…

Pacific Region to Enhance Maritime Traffic

Nov 22, 2018

To help increase ratification of the FAL Convention and improve understanding of its requirements, two National Seminars on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic have been delivered by International Maritime Organization (IMO), in cooperation with the Pacific Community (SPC)…

Shipping: No Progress on Climate Commitment, says T&E

Nov 18, 2018

The international shipping community has made little progress to advance the global  commitment made earlier this year to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.'This is despite impassioned pleas for action by climate scientists to the…

Kuwait Ports Resume Traffic after Weather Closure

Nov 15, 2018

Maritime traffic has resumed in Kuwait's Sheweikh and AL-Doha ports after a temporary closure due to bad weather, but Shuaiba port remains closed, Kuwait's Port Authority said on Thursday, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.Poor weather and heavy rains closed all three ports on Wednesday…

Port Groups Join for Go Green Initiative

Nov 01, 2018

Five global container port operators have jointly undertaken a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage  in their respective port and facility networks through mass recycling.During the fifth annual Go Green Initiative, 8,332 employees of DP World…

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Port of Seattle Breaks Ground on Maritime Innovation Center

Port of Seattle Breaks Ground on Maritime Innovation Center

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Estonia Says Russia Removed Navigation Buoys on Border River

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Pelagus 3D, Immensa Partner Up to Service Maritime and Energy Industries

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