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Carbon emissions predicted to grow 10% by 2040

Carbon emissions continue to grow in the energy transition scenario, highlighting the need for a more decisive break from the past, says Spencer Dale, group chief economist, on the occasion of the recently launched BP Energy Outlook 2018.

US west coast’s largest cranes arrive in port of Tacoma

The Northwest Seaport Alliance ordered eight new super-post-Panamax cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries in China through a competitive bid process, as no container cranes currently are manufactured in the US. Four cranes arrived Friday and four more cranes will arrive in 2019.

New project to promote bleaching earth in Rotterdam

The Port of Rotterdam is seeking to promote extraction of bleaching earth, which is likely the least known waste product in the Rotterdam port area. A multi-million Euro investment is expected to provide annual savings of a few million Euros yearly and the recovery of several tons of vegetable oil. This can be achieved through a new extraction installation. 

Global oil demand likely grows up to 2040

As part of the recently published BP Energy Outlook for 2018, BP’s chief economist, Spencer Dale, explores where oil demand is headed until 2040. Mr. Dale highlights that demand for liquid fuels grows over much of the Outlook, although in the ET scenario, the rate of growth gradually slows and plateaus in the years after 2040.

The global energy transition out to 2040

In the video, Mr. Spencer Dale explains there are three themes shaping the energy transition over the next 20-30 years: The increasing prosperity, mainly in China and India, the increasing competitiveness of global energy, and the constant challenge of needing a more decisive break from the past to bring carbon emissions to the extent needed to achieve Paris Agreement goals.

Video: Vessel stricken due to broken rudder

Royal National Lifeboat Institution volunteers from both Kyle of Lochalsh and Mallaig were paged during Sunday 18th February, to assist a 1200 tonne cargo vessel, called ‘CEG Universe’, which had been disabled with a broken rudder in the Kylerhea narrows.

Video: Sea level rise accelerates

Global sea level rise has been accelerating recently, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. This acceleration is mainly caused by increased melting in Greenland and Antarctica, which may double the total sea level rise by 2100.

Watch: Wreck removal of boxship ‘TS Taipei’

Royal Boskalis Westminster issued a video depicting how it removed the wreck of the ‘TS Taipei’ offshore Shimen, in north of Taiwan. The container ship was en route en route from Taiwan’s Keelung to Taichung in March 2016, when it suffered an engine failure, ran aground, split at two and sank.

Video: UN’s programme to fight maritime crime

Maritime crime poses a serious threat to the safety of seafarers, international trade, and regional stability. In order to deal with this issue, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime created the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme, to combat maritime crime.

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