Shipping industry news is increasingly about efforts within the industry to reduce carbon emissions from ships, being done voluntarily by big international shippers like Maersk. Today we hear about a ship that took a long journey using biofuel, and an international retailer who is partnering with Maersk to reduce the carbon footprint of producing its goods.
This morning we saw the project cargo ship Combi Dock I pass by Astoria headed for Vancouver, loaded for bear with 98 wind turbine blades, for a PacificCorp wind power upgrade project in eastern Washington.
Today is the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and south of the equator, the start of winter.
A huge drug bust on a container ship in Philadelphia highlights a flaw in US cargo security: only a small fraction of the millions of shipping containers that enter the U.S. annually are inspected.
International banks that lend billions to companies that want to build cargo ships have laid down the law to shippers: comply with the Paris Climate Accord regarding ship emissions goals, or they won’t lend them money to build ships.
A look at the St. Lawrence Seaway, where ships can dock securely without tying up with docklines. Instead, they use massive suction devices to snug the ship up against the pier.