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First Commercial LNG Cargo from U.S. East Coast Sets Sail

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:39
(Bloomberg) – The first export of natural gas from the U.S. East Coast has set sail. Dominion Energy Inc.’s Cove Point terminal in Maryland shipped its first commercial cargo of liquefied natural gas Monday, officially bringing the total number of U.S. exporters of the super-chilled fuel to two. The company last week said the facility […]
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Shipping Industry Switch to LNG Bunker Fuel Not Enough to Meet Strict Carbon Regulations – Analyst

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:32
SINGAPORE, April 17 (Reuters) – Switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel ocean-going vessels may not be enough for shippers to comply with long-term emissions regulations and they will have to find additional ways of reducing emissions, JBC Energy said on Tuesday. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday reached an agreement to cut […]
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MSC Stops Trade with Sanctioned Russian Entities

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:25
LONDON, April 17 (Reuters) – Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has stopped any new trade with Russian entities targeted by U.S. sanctions, the world’s number two container group said on Tuesday. The United States on April 6 imposed sanctions against Russian entities and individuals to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election […]
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NPR: Builder of World’s Largest Titanic Replica in Lego Says His Autism is a Gift

News from gCaptain - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:48
  Heard on All Things Considered: The world’s largest Lego Titanic replica went on display Monday at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. It initially began as Brynjar Karl Birgisson’s ambitious idea and took 56,000 Legos, 11 months and 700 hours to complete.   The Icelandic boy built the 26-feet-long, 5-feet-wide ship when […]
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European Commission: EU Action on Ship Emissions Helping to Reduce Air Pollution in Ports and Along Coastlines

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:48
Air pollution from shipping has been significantly reduced around European coastlines and ports thanks to the concerted action by the European Union and industry to reduce sulphur emissions from ships, the European Commission said in a report released Monday. The report is the first European Commission report on compliance with Directive (EU) 2016/802, more commonly […]
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Interview: Oscar Pernia At Navis Talks Port Terminal Automation & Digitisation, Blockchain, Artifical Intelligence and More

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:57
Interview by Paul González-Morgan (Marine Strategy) – Oscar Pernia is Vice President Applied Innovation at Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and a leading provider of planning solutions across container flow. Navis specialises in helping terminals to maximise their investments in advanced technology solutions, new business processes and operational optimisation initiatives by aligning them with the […]
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IMO’s First Steps to Reduce Shipping Emissions Not Perfect, But Positive

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:48
By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) adoption of an initial strategy to address shipping emissions is “a step in the right direction”, but there is more that can be done, according to the industry. Many are urging more effort to deal with emissions which some have suggested are on a […]
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Cove Point LNG Facility Now Second in U.S. to Export Natural Gas

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:39
The first commercial export cargo of liquefied natural gas has shipped from Dominion Energy’s new Cove Point liquefaction and export facility in Maryland. The facility is now the second in the United States to export American-produced natural gas to international markets. Dominion Energy will produce LNG for ST Cove Point, a joint venture of Sumitomo […]
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QE2 to Open as Floating Hotel in Dubai

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:32
By Zainab Fattah (Bloomberg) — The Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner may finally start generating returns for Dubai after the emirate spent $100 million buying the vessel more than a decade ago. The 963-foot (294-meter) cruise liner has been turned into a hotel and will be moored permanently at Mina Rashid in Dubai, according to […]
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Incident Video: Tanker’s Hull Punctured by Floating Crane in Iraq

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 08:20
A video posted online shows the moment the Hong Kong-flagged tanker Tian E Zuo had its hull punctured by a floating crane in Iraq. The incident reportedly occurred Friday at the port of Khor al Zubayr. As you can see, it looks like the impact breached a ballast tank, causing water to gush from the […]
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Foreship: Scrubber Work Demands Exhaustive Treatment

News from gCaptain - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 04:53
Owners committed to retrofit exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) to deal with the IMO’s 2020 global cap on fuel sulphur content need to keep in mind that no ‘one size fits all’ solution exists, even across sister ships, according to leading design and naval architecture company Foreship. “Fitting large equipment to existing vessels is always […]
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Maritime Monday for April 16th, 2018: Cunk on Nautical History

News from gCaptain - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 17:20
More videos Jonathan Amos at the BBC reports that a team of scientists will attempt to locate the wreck when they visit the area to study the Larsen C Ice Shelf, the mega-iceberg that broke off the continent last July. The Queen Elizabeth 2 ship first set sail in 1967 and was considered to be […]
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What’s the best color to paint a ship? The answer might surprise you!

News from gCaptain - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 03:14
In his well reviewed 2007 book The Tankship Tromedy, Former MIT Naval Architecture professor and ship owner Jack Devanney has strong opinions on the best color to paint tankers: white! The most effective way of controlling deck dribs and drabs is simple: white decks and topsides. Most tanker owners paint their decks a dark color, […]
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Incident Video: Car Carrier Crunches Tugboat in Durban Harbour

News from gCaptain - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:55
Check out this incident video show the moment a vehicle carrier hit a moored tugboat at the port of Durban in South Africa on Friday, April 13, 2018. As you can see from the video, the tug was nearly lifted out the water when it was it amidships by the bulbous bow of the vehicle […]
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Xi Presides Over China’s Largest-Ever Naval Operation

News from gCaptain - Sat, 04/14/2018 - 06:16
by Philip Wen (Reuters) – In full military uniform President Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese Navy’s largest-ever military display on Thursday, state media reported, the country’s latest show of force in the disputed South China Sea. State broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of Xi boarding the destroyer Changsha before sailing to an unspecified […]
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IMO Reaches Deal to Cut CO2 Emissions from Ships

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:33
By Jonathan Saul and Nina Chestney LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – The United Nations shipping agency reached an agreement on Friday to cut carbon emissions, following years of slow progress. The compromise plan, which will cut emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared with 2008 levels, fell short of more ambitious targets. Kitack […]
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IMO Moves Forward with Ban on Vessels Carrying High-Sulphur Fuel

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:29
LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) – The International Maritime Organization said it approved on Friday an amendment that would ban ships unequipped to strip sulphur from carrying high-sulphur fuel from 2020 – when new sulphur-content limits come into effect New 2020 limits cut the amount of sulphur in the fuel that ships worldwide are allowed to […]
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‘Hotspots’ Continue to Burn on Maersk Honam

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:36
Mediterranean Shipping Company has provided an update to its customers into the situation aboard the ultra-large containership Maersk Honam following the devastating fire broke out aboard the ship more than a month ago in the Arabian Sea. MSC is Maersk’s partner in the 2M alliance. The Maersk Honam is currently being towed to Jebel Ali, […]
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Here is the IMO’s Full Briefing on Its Strategy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:29
The IMO today adopted what some are calling a historic agreement on a climate change strategy by significantly reducing CO2 emissions from ships. You can some of the reactions to the agreement here. Below is the IMO’s full Press Briefing on the agreement. (International Maritime Organizations) – Nations meeting at the United Nations International Maritime […]
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New Jersey Revives Plan for Wind Farm Off Atlantic City Coast

News from gCaptain - Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:11
By Jim Efstathiou Jr., Jim Polson and Elise Young (Bloomberg) — New Jersey lawmakers have revived a long-stalled plan to build a wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City. Both houses of the state Legislature approved a bill Thursday allowing the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to reconsider a 24-megawatt project by Fishermen’s […]
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