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Suppliers optimistic about Jamaica's bunkering future at IBIA conference

Opportunities abound for Jamaica in the marine fuels market, local suppliers at the International Bunker Industry Association’s Caribbean Bunker Conference this week said.“All those vessels passing through the Panama Canal, they’re passing by Jamaica,” West Indies Petroleum’s CEO Charles Chambers said.The challenge for West Indies Petroleum…

Blockchain is about to revolutionise shipping and boost trade by $US1 trillion

Kyunghee ParkGlobalisation has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents.That last throwback to 19th century trade is about to fall.

On This Day, April 20: Danica Patrick is first woman to win IndyCar event

April 20 (UPI) -- On this date in history:In 1871, the U.S. Congress passed the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, authorizing President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations and use military force to suppress the Klan.In 1902, Marie Curie…

Spring storm moves east after blanketing central US in snow | National

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota residents slogged through a mid-April storm Sunday that dumped 2 feet (half a meter) of snow on parts of the Upper Midwest, coated roads with ice and battered areas farther south with powerful winds and tornadoes before plowing toward the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S.The storm system prompted…

36.58 million tonnes of cargo handled by port

V.O. Chidambaranar Port here 365.83 lakh tonnes of cargo against the previous years 384.63 lakh tonnes, registering a decrease of 4.89%. While imports accounted for 261.71 lakh tonnes (-6.52%), exports accounted for 104.12 lakh tonnes (-0.51%).The port registered a record throughput of 6,97,631 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units…

Homer residents get up close look at oil spill response training

If Homer residents have ever wondered just what a bunch of fishing vessels are doing roaming around Kachemak Bay every spring with brightly colored equipment, they’ll get the chance to see it firsthand every six years. The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council sponsored Homer’s first public tour of annual oil spill response training in the bay on Saturday.

The shipping industry emits as much carbon as all of Germany. That's unacceptable

Does it matter? Is shipping really an important front in the war against global warming? Surprisingly, international maritime shipping emits levels of greenhouse gases that collectively are on par with Germany, which has the world's sixth-highest level of emissions. Driving the maritime emissions has been the sector's reliance on heavy fuel oil…

The Myth of The Asian Market for Albertas Oil

For years, weve been told again and again (and again) that Kinder Morgans proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline is desperately needed for producers to export oil to Asian countries and get much higher returns.The way its been framed makes it seem like its the only thing standing between Alberta and fields of gold.Small…

Sea marshals help keep maritime terror at bay, Singapore News & Top Stories

When a ship sails serenely into Singapore's waters, it is hard to tell - from the outside - whether it has actually been taken over by pirates or terrorists.One way to find out is to physically board the ship. But whoever does so risks his life if the ship has really been hijacked.Welcome to the world of the Republic of Singapore Navy's 180 Squadron…
In this April 12, 2018 photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Liaoning aircraft carrier is accompanied by navy frigates and submarines conducting an exercises in the South China Sea. China has announced live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American support for Taiwan. The announcement by authorities in the coastal province of Fujian on Thursday was accompanied by a statement that the navy was ending a three-day exercise in the South China one day early. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP)

Mosher: Chinese Sailors Shouting Praises of Xi Jinping During Massive Live-Fire Naval Drill Reminisc

LISTEN:Mosher explained the importance of the South China Sea as an international maritime trade route. He said, “The South China Sea is surrounded by islands. To the east, you have the Philippines; to the south, you have the Indonesian archipelago; and to get into the South China Sea from the west, you have to go through the Straits of Malacca…

The shocking facts about the scale of plastic pollution choking our seas

Earth Day, which is marked on April 22 every year, has is its origins in the horror at the damage humans were causing to the ocean.It was started in 1970 by a US senator, Gaylord Nelson, after he witnessed the ravages of the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.Nearly five decades later the human impact on the oceans…

Ciner backs $240m project for suezmax newbuilds

Ciner Shipping Industry & Trading has entered into talks to build a series of suezmax tankers worth about $240m.The Turkish shipowner plans to order up to four 158,000-dwt crude tankers, with South Korean shipyards deemed most likely to win the business.Chief executive Vasileios Papakalodoukas said that Ciner is making…

Blockchain Revolution to Hit Shipping Industry – with Potentially Huge Cost Savings

Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents.That last throwback to 19th century trade is about to fall. A.P. Moeller…

Govt yet to enforce HC order on tonnage limits

By Our Staff ReporterIMPHAL, Apr 17: Even as the High Court of Manipur imposed tonnage limits on vehicles plying along NH-2 (Imphal-Dimapur highway) in view of the highways dilapidated condition, the Government is yet to take up any tangible step to enforce the Courts restriction.In connection with a PIL filed by one Rajkumar…

the best charcoal models, put to the test

Xanthe Clay tests out the hottest BBQs on the market  - JAY WILLIAMSMoreThe weather has finally turned - and it's time to get BBQ ready. We put the hottest charcoal barbecues through their paces to help you find the best model for your garden.1. Halo Cooltouch£595, Halo Halo cooltouch black standing charcoal BBQ with lid and legsMoreBritish-designed and built…

How Earth Day grew to empower 1 billion people worldwide to preserve our planet's health

Every April 22, those passionate about restoring and preserving the planet's health commemorate Earth Day, which was first recognized in 1970.By late 1969, the United States had borne both the fruits and negative impacts of the industrial development and the Industrial Revolution, said Earth Day Network President Kathleen…

Crowley Maritime Completes Acquisition of Three SeaRiver Tankers

Crowley Alaska Tankers , LLC, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of three tankers from SeaRiver Maritime Inc., and is now chartering them back to SeaRiver under varying multi-year terms.The tankers Liberty Bay and Eagle Bay, now under Crowley ownership and operation, each have a capacity of 760,000 barrels and transport crude from Alaska to West Coast refineries.

Energy Voice | Late subsea stalwart leaves "major sum" for school outreach scheme

A late stalwart of the oil and gas industry has bequeathed a major sum to the National Maritime Acquarium (NMA) in Plymouth.David Pridden died at the age of 66 in November, following a battle with cancer.Mr Pridden, the inaugural head of industry body Subsea UK, has left funds to the NMA to boost its national Schools Outreach…

Michigan official: Tugboat damaged Great Lakes pipelines | National

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) Recent damage to underwater oil and electrical lines in the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan that's blamed for an insulation fluid spill was caused by a tugboat dragging its anchor, Michigan's attorney general said Tuesday.Attorney General Bill Schuette said he notified VanEnkevort…