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US - Most ships exceed speed limits set to protect whales: report

A new report from an ocean conservation advocacy organization finds that most ships are exceeding speed limits in areas federally designated to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, with some of the worst compliance measured off the southern North Carolina coast, south to Georgia.

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FL - FreightWaves Classics: Port of Jacksonville is building for the future

Compared to most ports in the United States – particularly the ports along the Eastern Seaboard – the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is a relatively new entity. It was created by a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1963 to develop, maintain and market Jacksonville’s port facilities.

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FL - A record number of manatees already dead in Florida: “They are starving”

A record number of manatees have already died Florida Body of water – at least 841 since the beginning of the year.

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SC - South Carolina Ports Sets New Annual Record for Containers Handled

South Carolina’s Port of Charleston has just concluded its best year on record as the American economy emerged from the pandemic.

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Int'l - GSTS Expands OCIANA™ Port Optimization Consortium

OCIANA™ Consortium to lead Port Innovation, Efficiency and Environmental Protection HALIFAX, NS, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Spatial Technology Solutions ("GSTS" or "the Company") an Artificial Intelligence and Maritime Analytics company announced today that the Ports of Halifax and New York & New Jersey as well as the Laurentian Pilotage Authority have joined the OCIANA™ Consortium, expanding the consortium to eight members

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Int'l - Could Sri Lanka's ship fire have been avoided? Here's what we can learn from the shocking environmental disaster

Hundreds of dead turtles continue to wash ashore in Sri Lanka, almost two months after a newly built container ship caught fire while anchored off Colombo’s port.

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TX - Houston Port Director Is Appointed By Texas Governor To Coastal Protection Board

Roger Guenther, executive director of the Port of Houston, is one of six people named by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to the Gulf Coast Protection District board of directors.

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World - FMC, DOJ look to cooperate on ocean-shipping oversight

‘Memorandum of Understanding’ supports inter-agency collaboration on antitrust issues

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US - VIDEO: Crowley to build and operate America's first fully electric harbor tug

“The eWolf represents everything Crowley stands for: innovation, sustainability and performance,” said Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley, as Crowley Maritime announced that it is to build and operate what will be the first fully electric harbor tugboat in the U.S.

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FL - Red tide present at all Sarasota County beaches

Red tide is present at all 16 Sarasota County beaches, the county announced in a text message alert today.

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WI - How the Wisconsin Shipwreck Coast Emerged From a Sharp Political Squall

A National Marine Sanctuary established off the shores of Lake Michigan to protect and promote dozens of sites where historic sunken ships sit at the bottom followed a years-long saga of local disputes and whiplash in support at the state and federal levels.

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World - Shipping industry seeks to combat dark oil transfers at sea

Top oil shipping companies say they have tightened operational guidelines and deployed technology to prevent accidental breaches of sanctions, as the countries hit by ever tougher restrictions fight back with elaborate strategies to dodge them.

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Int'l - Could Sri Lanka's ship fire have been avoided? Here's what we can learn from the shocking environmental disaster

Hundreds of dead turtles continue to wash ashore in Sri Lanka, almost two months after a newly built container ship caught fire while anchored off Colombo’s port.

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GA - Swimmers warned about oil after Georgia ship spill

Health officials warned swimmers and fishers to be on the lookout for oil sheens off two Georgia islands after oil spilled from an overturned cargo ship while crews were dismantling it.

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World - Shortage of Shipping Containers Worldwide

From January 2020 to April 2021, the volume of cargo that have been through Chinese ports was almost 19.5 billion tonnes. Within the same period, the container throughput stands at over 350 million 20FT container equivalent units

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MD - Over $13 Million In Funding Announced For Maryland Waterway Improvement

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan announced $13.5 million in funding for waterway projects in Maryland on Tuesday.

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US - Meet the Team with an Unusual Task for the Newest Carrier’s Shock Trials

More than four years before the explosive went off beside the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford on June 18, a team of scientists began making plans for the ship’s shock trials. Their goal, however, was not battle readiness -- they were trying to protect marine wildlife.

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KS - STUDY SHOWS CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS ARE BEST PROTECTION FOR AGRICULTURAL RUNOFF INTO WATERWAYS

LAWRENCE — A new paper from a lead author based at the University of Kansas finds wetlands constructed along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers.

International
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Int'l - Settlement agreed over ship that blocked Suez Canal : Owner's representative

The SCA had demanded $916 million in compensation to cover salvage efforts, reputational damage and lost revenue before publicly lowering the request to $550 million

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World - Ocean Carriers Underway to Making $100 Billion Annual Profit in 2021

Ocean carriers could be on course to make a profit of $100bn this year. And Drewry says their medium-term profitability is virtually assured, due to a paucity of supply.

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World - Tight Capacity on Shipping Lines Brings Record Rates, Delays

Hopes among cargo owners for relief from record ocean-freight rates are fading fast as growing demand for China-made goods ahead of the holiday shopping season threatens to overwhelm container-shipping operations.

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Int'l - Southern Water dumped raw sewage into sea for years

Southern Water discharged enormous volumes of raw sewage into protected coastal waters for nearly six years causing “very considerable environmental damage” because it was cheaper than treating it, a court has heard.

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