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Arctic - The Northwest Passage is thawing. Will US, Canada sail its waters together?

Steering the ship from her perch 93 feet above the Arctic waterline, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Valerie Hines guides the vessel through ice cover laid out like a vast white puzzle starting to tear apart.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Port approves $95.4M contract for Houston Ship Channel expansion after moving to reduce air emissions

Port commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with a locally based dredging company to begin work on an extensive, multi-phase project to expand the Houston Ship Channel, delaying the start by three months so the company can bring in a less-polluting dredge and retrofit other equipment to reduce harmful air emissions.

International
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China - Challenges at Chinese Ports are Increasingly Impacting Global Shipping

While much of the focus has been on the challenges shippers and carriers are having at getting imports offloaded at their destination ports and delivered, there are also growing backlogs at Chinese factories and ports.

International
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NO - World's 1st LNG-Fueled Wind-Assisted CO2 Carrier Ordered By Northern Lights

(Norway) - The Northern Lights joint venture has awarded contracts for the construction of two dedicated CO2 carriers to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Mills: But for Whitlock we wouldn't have secured $25 million to dredge Port Mansfield ship channel

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS – Willacy County Judge Aurelio ‘Keter’ Guerra says deepening Port Mansfield’s ship channel to allow for ocean-going barge traffic can be a “game changer” for his county’s economic fortunes.

Southeast
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GA - Golden Ray wreck fished out of St. Simons Sound, leaves pollution questions in its wake

At 656 feet long and big enough to haul more than 4,000 automobiles, the hulking Golden Ray ship has been hard to miss in the St. Simons Sound, where it laid on its side for more than two years.

International
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WORLD - Hapag-Lloyd CEO: ‘We are probably in the peak of the problems’

Congested ports. Clogged supply chains. Capacity shortages. Much of Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen’s third-quarter overview had a familiar refrain, one likely to be heard again after the fourth quarter.

Southeast
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FL - Florida Designates $53 Million Annually for Indian River Lagoon Cleanup Projects

It’s an important step in restoring grass beds, fish and wildlife in the vital inshore waterway that snakes along Florida’s east coast

West Coast
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CA - Cargo-ship congestion is bringing more dirty air to Southern California

Those supply-chain problems you’ve heard about? They have consequences for public health.

Coastwide
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World - E-methanol: Missing piece to shipping’s decarbonization puzzle?

Emerging net-zero-emissions methanol producer Liquid Wind to build 500 e-methanol plants by 2050

International
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World - IADC Releases 2020 Edition Of "Dredging In Figures"

The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) announced the availability of the 2020 edition of Dredging in Figures, an annual review of the global open dredging markets.

International
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World - ABB joins widespread call to accelerate shipping decarbonization

The Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization urges governments to accelerate shipping’s emission reduction ambitions. Clean technologies will play a crucial role in improving engine efficiency and enabling clean fuel use

International
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USA - The voyage to net-zero: what role can ports play?

With increasing pressure for the shipping and logistics industries to implement low or net zero carbon operations, ports are emerging as key facilitators of the drive to sustainability. This article looks at some of the initiatives which key global ports are implementing in their move towards decarbonisation and the overall trends that are emerging.

International
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Yemen - The Ship That Became a Bomb

Stranded in Yemen’s war zone, a decaying supertanker has more than a million barrels of oil aboard. If—or when—it explodes or sinks, thousands may die.

West Coast
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CA - Pipeline spill could impact containerships queued for Port of LA

Some containerships anchored in San Pedro Bay waiting to enter the Port of Los Angeles may require cleaning following an oil pipeline spill offshore.

International
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EU - Europe starts cleaning up its act to save the Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted bodies of water on Earth. Nutrient runoff causes algal blooms, depleting oxygen and making water dark and murky. Urban litter and industrial chemicals that end up in the sea harm its ecosystems. Overfishing and climate change have also added their own long-term effects. Stocks of species like Baltic Cod have collapsed, disturbing the fishing industry across the region.

West Coast
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CA- Major oil spill forces cancellation of air show at Huntington Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (CNS) — A 126,000-gallon oil spill from an offshore rig was causing major ecological damage in the waters off Huntington Beach Sunday, as officials closed the area to beachgoers and canceled the final day of the Pacific Airshow.

International
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World - Coca-Cola uses bulk vessels for transport amid shipping crisis

Coca-Cola is going to great lengths to transport materials by using bulk shipping vessels amid the ongoing shipping crisis.