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Int'l - Norsepower to install rotor sails on new-build bulker

Norsepower Oy Ltd, a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced the installation of five tilting rotor sails onboard a new-build very large ore carrier (VLOC) chartered by Vale, the Brazilian mining company.

Hawaii & Alaska
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AK - US Senate Approves Act Permitting Large Ships to Cruise to Alaska

In a voice vote, the U.S. Senate this afternoon approved the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act that would permit large cruise ships to operate cruises to Alaska this summer.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - State investigates after dredging work in Honolulu Harbor damages huge area of coral

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state is investigating after recent dredging operations caused what Land and Natural Resources officials described as “large and significant” damage to coral colonies near the entrance to Honolulu Harbor.

Coastwide
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World - Shipping rule cleans the air but dirties the water

In an unwelcome twist, a global effort to curb pollution from the heavy fuel oil burned by most big ships appears to be encouraging water pollution instead.

Arctic & Antarctica
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Arctic - China’s Navy in the Arctic: Potential Game Changer for the Future of the Region?

Today’s Arctic is different in that there is a new player in the region, namely China, which is bringing new opportunities to the area, but at the same time making political and security issues there even more complex.

West Coast
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CA - Parking Lot In The Pacific Persists As Imports Jam U.S. Ports

Ship congestion outside the busiest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia persisted over the past week amid a steady flow of imports at some of the highest ocean freight rates on record.

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US - US 'stands ready' for shippers' Jones Act waiver requests to meet Southeast fuel shortages

Biden administration tries to alleviate Southeast shortages. EPA nine states to fuel waiver, extends order to May 31. DOT issues new order allowing overweight truck loads

West Coast
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CA - NEWS An Australian destroyer arrived in San Diego with 2 dead endangered whales stuck to its hull

Two dead endangered whales were dislodged from the hull of an Australian destroyer after the warship docked in San Diego last weekend, according to the Royal Australian Navy.

West Coast
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CA - San Diego’s shipping industry under pressure to electrify, nix diesel pollution

Monitoring suggests tugboats, ferries and cargo ships are major sources of cancer-causing diesel pollution in portside neighborhoods such as Barrio Logan

Arctic & Antarctica
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CA - Canada To Procure Two Polar Iceabreakers To Enhance Arctic Presence

The Canadian Coast Guard announced on 6 May 2021 that two Polar icebreakers will join its fleet to enhance Canada’s Arctic presence and provide critical services to Canadians.

International
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World - Lessons From the Ship That Nearly Destroyed 12 Percent of World Trade

The grounding of MV Ever Given from March 23 to March 29, 2021 captured the world’s attention. Many people asked, how could such a modern and large vessel find itself with its bow rammed into Asia, its stern aground on Africa, and its midship astride one of the major maritime chokepoints in the world?

Coastwide
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US - Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Bolster Resiliency of U.S. Ports

The bill also increases the percentage of funding set aside for inland ports to assist ports with infrastructure projects.

International
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Asia - China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea

At the bottom of the contested waters lies a supply of the rare earth minerals crucial to China’s tech ambitions.

International
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Europe - PORT OF ANTWERP TO LEAD NEW GREEN PORTS CONSORTIUM

The PIONEERS (PORTable Innovation Open Network for Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Solutions) consortium features 46 partners led by the Port of Antwerp and will showcase solutions designed to cut GHG emissions in ports, including fuels, terminal operations and the storage and use of energy.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Protectionism Harms the Safety and Efficiency of Texas Waterways

Connecting the busiest port in the United States to the Gulf of Mexico, the Houston Ship Channel is one of the country’s most important waterways.

International
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South America - Waterways Are Drying Up in Key South American Crop-Shipping Hubs

The South American drought that’s helping push corn and soybean prices to multiyear highs isn’t just threatening crops, but also the ability to haul them on waterways that are drying up.

International
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Canada -Shoreline projects tackling marine debris, abandoned boats

Up to 1,200 kilometres of B.C. coastlines and more than 100 derelict vessels are the targets of new marine debris clean-up projects.

Northeast
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Ma - Port of Boston readies to welcome megacontainerships from SE Asia

With a trio of new neo-Panamax cranes on their way, a recently completed 50-foot-depth berth and a soon-to-be-finished deeper harbor, the Port of Boston is preparing to enhance its position as New England’s preferred global gateway with capabilities for adeptly accommodating megacontainerships from Southeast Asia and other key worldwide markets.

Coastwide
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World - A Summer of Sold-Out Ships Awaits as Sea Cargo Chaos Intensifies

Container shipping rates are heading higher again, driven to new heights by unrelenting consumer demand and company restocking from Europe to the U.S. that are exhausting the world economy’s capacity to move goods across oceans.

Coastwide
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World - Shipping Containers Are Falling Overboard at a Rapid Rate

Containers piled high on giant vessels carrying everything from car tires to smartphones are toppling over at an alarming rate, sending millions of dollars of cargo sinking to the bottom of the ocean as pressure to speed deliveries raises the risk of safety errors.

International
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China - Oil spills outside China's Qingdao port after ship collision

A tanker carrying around one million barrels of bitumen mix was involved in a collision near the Chinese port city of Qingdao during heavy fog, spilling oil into the Yellow Sea, Chinese maritime officials and tanker representatives said on Tuesday.

Coastwide
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World - How 100 Giant Companies Dominate the Ocean Economy

One hundred companies control 60 percent of the ocean economy. Can they work with policymakers, scientists and civil society to lead the sustainable way?

Southeast
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FL - Senate passes seaport preemption bill

Key West residents want Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto the bill.

International
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World - Global ports clogged with unprecedented shipping volume

Los Angeles port officials see progress in reducing their bottleneck of cargo ships. Sail north to Oakland, though, and the line is even longer and there's talk of the congestion lasting through the summer.

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