Maersk CEO calls for and end to new carbon fuel ships

Sep 14, 2021

Today we celebrate the return of rain to the dry Pacific Northwest (forecast for later this week, fingers crossed), and a look at a call from the CEO of the largest shipping company in the world for a ban on newbuilds of fossil fuel burning ships.

Photo credit Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Łukasz Golowanow. Online at http://konflikty.pl/

Maersk CEO calls for and end to new carbon fuel ships

Maersk CEO calls for and end to new carbon fuel ships

Today we celebrate the return of rain to the dry Pacific Northwest (forecast for later this week, fingers crossed), and a look at a call from the CEO of the largest shipping company in the world for a ban on newbuilds of fossil fuel burning ships.

Photo credit Wikimedia Commons. Photographer: Łukasz Golowanow. Online at http://konflikty.pl/

Operation Boatlift: a maritime miracle during 9/11

Sep 13, 2021

In the midst of all the sad and horrific remembrances of the 9/11 terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, a some events stand out as triumphs of the human spirit in a time of tragedy. One of those in the maritime realm was Boatlift – a spontaneous and heartfelt response to a call from the US Coast Guard for “all available boats” in New York Harbor, to come to the southern tip of Manhattan Island to help in a rescue effort. More than 600 sailors on 150 different vessels heard the call and immediately converged on the scene. Together they evacuated more than half a million people from the wreckage of lower Manhattan. Today we remember Operation Boatlift.

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Here’s a link to the film “Boatlift”: https://youtu.be/MDOrzF7B2Kg

[Note: Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons]

Operation Boatlift: a maritime miracle during 9/11

Operation Boatlift: a maritime miracle during 9/11

In the midst of all the sad and horrific remembrances of the 9/11 terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, a some events stand out as triumphs of the human spirit in a time of tragedy. One of those in the maritime realm was Boatlift – a spontaneous and heartfelt response to a call from the US Coast Guard for “all available boats” in New York Harbor, to come to the southern tip of Manhattan Island to help in a rescue effort. More than 600 sailors on 150 different vessels heard the call and immediately converged on the scene. Together they evacuated more than half a million people from the wreckage of lower Manhattan. Today we remember Operation Boatlift.

Note: Please click on the Play in New Window link to hear the podcast. Am working on getting the regular link fixed asap. Thanks!

Here’s a link to the film “Boatlift”: https://youtu.be/MDOrzF7B2Kg

[Note: Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons]

A look at the delta variant and global shipping

Aug 17, 2021

The Delta variant seems to be a new ballgame in the pandemic in terms of worldwide shipping, hammering markets that previously seemed to be rebounding. Today we’ll talk about this dangerous variant’s destabilizing effects on the global shipping market, which could affect our 90 percent of everything as the Christmas season approaches.

A look at the delta variant and global shipping

A look at the delta variant and global shipping

The Delta variant seems to be a new ballgame in the pandemic in terms of worldwide shipping, hammering markets that previously seemed to be rebounding. Today we’ll talk about this dangerous variant’s destabilizing effects on the global shipping market, which could affect our 90 percent of everything as the Christmas season approaches.

The Delta variant and the cruise ship industry

Aug 16, 2021

The new Delta variant of COVID is popping up on cruises now that they’ve started carrying passengers again. With its more contagious profile and ability to spread via vaccinated people too, it’s turning out to be a game changer.

The Delta variant and the cruise ship industry

The new Delta variant of COVID is popping up on cruises now that they’ve started carrying passengers again. With its more contagious profile and ability to spread via vaccinated people too, it’s turning out to be a game changer.

Interview Series: A look at cargo holds, Part 5

Aug 13, 2021

Today is the final installment in our five-part series on cargo hold inspections, featuring Dan Sealy, a cargo hold inspector who works on ships in the Astoria Anchorage.

Interview Series: A look at cargo holds, Part 5

Interview Series: A look at cargo holds, Part 5

Today is the final installment in our five-part series on cargo hold inspections, featuring Dan Sealy, a cargo hold inspector who works on ships in the Astoria Anchorage.

Interview Series: A look at cargo holds, Part 4

Aug 12, 2021

Part four in our series about cargo hold inspections with inspector Dan Sealy, who works in the Astoria anchorage.

Interview Series: A look at cargo holds, Part 4

Interview Series: A look at cargo holds, Part 4

Part four in our series about cargo hold inspections with inspector Dan Sealy, who works in the Astoria anchorage.