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Arctic Winter Delays Salvage Operation in Svalbard Until 2020

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-16 21:01:11

The work on removing the grounded trawler Northguider from a remote Arctic shore in Svalbard has been postponed until next year. The wreck has more hull damage than anticipated, according to the insurer, and poor ice and weather conditions on scene have delayed the work so much that it will have to be halted until next year.  On December 28, 2018, the Northguider went aground in the Hinlopenstretet, the strait between Spitsbergen and Nordauslandet in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard....

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Grounded Seawaymax Returns to Port

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-17 20:37:39

The grounded Seawaymax self-unloading bulker Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin has been refloated and anchored outside of the port of Johnstown, Ontario, where she is reportedly awaiting repairs.  The Paul J. Martin went aground on October 6 on Galop Island, just outside of Cardinal, Ontario on the Canadian side of the boundary. The vessel was carrying a load of iron ore, and she was taking on water at a slow rate, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Her own bilge...

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Photo: On October 14, 2019, the Logistics Visibility Task Force held the meeting, and release the 2019 report Enabling Logistics Visibility by Interconnecting Logistics Information Service Systems in a Standard Way

Task Force Accelerating Standardization for Logistics Visibility

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-17 20:23:47

On October 14, the Logistics Visibility Task Force, initiated by Alibaba, the National Logistics Information Platform (LOGINK) and International Port Community System Association (IPCSA), released its 2019 Report Enabling Logistics Visibility by Interconnecting Logistics Information Service Systems in a Standardised Way. LOGINK is a non-profit, open and shared public logistics information network led by the Chinese Ministry of Transport. IPCSA is an association of electronic exchange platforms which includes Port Community Systems, Cargo Community Systems, Sea and Air Port Authorities...

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Port of Tanjung Pelepas to Expand Free Trade Zone

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-17 19:59:38

Malaysia's Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) plans to double the size of its Free Trade Zone with the addition of 350 acres of land being opened for development. PTP is also planning to increase terminal infrastructure to deal with increases in shipping traffic. The current free trade zone is occupied by 41 businesses which have created about 10,000 jobs. Earlier this year, the port when live with Navis' N4 terminal operating system to facilitate expansion. PTP, a joint venture between...

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Total Expands its LNG Footprint in India

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-17 19:32:25

Total has expanded its partnership with the Adani Group to further develop Indian natural gas market. The Indian natural gas market is currently only seven percent of the energy consumption but has grown over the last three years by more than five percent per annum, supported by an active policy of the Indian Government that aims to diversify its energy mix and develop domestic use of gas in cities and as fuel for vehicles. India has set the ambitious target...

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IBM Blockchain Solution Provides Seafood Traceability

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-17 19:11:58

IBM and Raw Seafoods Inc. have started a new collaboration connecting global sourcing partners, retailers and restauranteurs through the IBM Food Trust platform to enhance seafood traceability. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, the initiative will start by digitizing the supply chain for scallops sourced from the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery. Starting Thursday, a fleet of scallopers owned by Captain Danny Eilertsen of New Bedford, MA, will begin uploading data about their catch onto the platform, enabling distributors and retailers...

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AAPA Installs 2019-20 Officers

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-17 18:51:45

Gary G. Nelson, executive director for the Port of Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, WA, was officially installed for a one year term as the 2019-20 chairman of the board for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) on October 16. Nelson succeeds William D. Friedman, president and chief executive officer for the Port of Cleveland, who began his one-year term in October 2018. Chris Connor, AAPA’s president and CEO, said: “As AAPA’s chairman for the 2019-20 activity year, Gary Nelson brings...

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European Ports Set Environmental Priorities

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-17 18:31:33

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has released its annual Environmental Report for 2019 indicating that air quality continues to be the top environmental priority of member ports. The report includes over 60 environmental performance benchmarks including figures on green services to shipping (shore-side electricity, LNG and environmentally differentiated port dues) as well as the top 10 environmental priorities of the European ports. Air quality was followed by energy consumption as priority number two as it is seen as a...

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Port of Seattle Backs New Maritime Tech Accelerator

By The Maritime Executive 2019-10-17 18:23:39

Washington State, the Port of Seattle and the coworking company WeWork are teaming up to start the state's first "maritime accelerator." Beginning in January, WeWork's tech incubator division will house 10 selected maritime startups at its 4th Avenue site in downtown Seattle. Application is open to "all startups and new ventures who are passionate about finding innovative solutions to benefit the maritime and ocean economies." In addition to office space, the beneficiaries will receive four months of "intensive programming" and...

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