On August 22, the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to ever transit the expanded locks, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt. The Neopanamax containership, which began its voyage from Asia, will be making stops along the U.S. East Coast.
Less than a year since launching a first-of-its kind digital solution to keep cargo flowing efficiently through America’s largest container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding the program, to include all container terminals and shipping lines at the Port.
Researchers, naturalists, explorers and broadcasters are joining the call for oil companies to leave the Amazon Reef alone. The latest call to protect the reef came as an open letter highlighting the importance of this unique environment, and warning of the threat from an oil spill nearby.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors decided and announced that the World Ports Climate Initiative will be expanded to extend its scope from climate action to a full range of sustainability port development challenges the industry is facing.
A Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger 650 has successfully completed sea trials in Shanghai and is now underway to new owner, Gippsland Ports in Australia, on her own keel, Damen announced. The TSHD, named Tommy Norton, is the company’s first dredger built for Australia.
On 17 July, the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production, storage and offloading facility “Ichthys Venturer” sailed away from its construction site in Okpo, South Korea en route to Australia, after completion of commissioning and preparation work.
The Maritime Research Institute of Netherlands announced that it tested an innovative concept for a floating mega island, to ensure working space at sea. The island comprises 87 large floating triangles that are flexibility connected to one another and, together, they form a flexible floating island.
Nine people are confirmed dead and 28 are still missing, after a tour boat sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir, on Sunday, 25 June. The multi-decked vessel was carrying about 170 people, at the time of the incident.
This week, Evergreen Line’s Ever Sigma container ship discharged the 9 millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) to pass through the Port of Los Angeles in the span of 12 months, setting a new annual record for the most container throughput of any port in the western hemisphere.
Although the Antarctic is considered as a pristine wilderness compared to other regions, new findings by scientists from the University of Hull and the British Antarctic Survey have revealed that recorded levels of microplastics accumulated in the region are five times higher than expected.
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Mauritius PM calls for worst-case scenario preparations12/08/2020
Just In Time guide launched supporting smarter, efficient shipping12/08/2020
- Maritime Health
Update August 12: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus12/08/2020
Two workers died at Al-Zour LNG terminal in Kuwait11/08/2020
- Green Shipping
APM Terminals, CMA CGM link Spain, UK and Ireland with eco-friendly solution11/08/2020
MPA issues guidelines for safe transfer of people between vessels at anchorage11/08/2020
China revises law on the prevention and control of environmental pollution by solid waste11/08/2020
IMO digitalizes all meetings for 202011/08/2020