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livestock carrier

Livestock Carrier Permitted by Australia to Sail to Israel Avoiding Red Sea

Published Mar 1, 2024 2:10 PM by The Maritime Executive

The saga of the Australian live export of sheep and cattle continues with news that the vessel which was turned back in January has again been given permission to sail with a newly loaded cargo for Israel. The vessel, the Bahijah, was ordered to return to Australia in mid-January when the shipping company decided the risk was too high for the vessel to transit the Red Sea. Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry reported today that it...

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German offshore wind farm

Germany Accelerates Offshore Wind Development With Three Sites for 5.5GW

Published Mar 1, 2024 1:09 PM by The Maritime Executive

  Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued the fourth phase of its offshore wind program publishing the results of surveys for three new lease areas in the North Sea. They are releasing the details and beginning the second auction of 2024 with a deadline established of August 1 for bids on the three new sites. The authority published the 4th WindSeeV, which contains the results of the preliminary area investigation for the construction of the three offshore...

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inspectiors

EU Agrees to Legislation Enhancing Flag State and Port State Inspections

Published Mar 1, 2024 12:45 PM by The Maritime Executive

  The European Council and Parliament reached provisional agreements on key pieces of legislation to further strengthen maritime safety. The steps focus on enhancing the administration of both Flag State and Port State inspections as well as expanding the regimes to ensure consistency and interaction among the different organizations responsible for executing the inspections. “Today’s agreements will substantially contribute to safer and cleaner maritime transport in Europe,” said Paul Van Tigchelt, Belgian deputy prime and minister of justice and the...

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logistics provider

UK Logistics Company Goes with Americans Over Bid from CMA CGM’s CEVA

Published Mar 1, 2024 12:09 PM by The Maritime Executive

The board of directors of UK-based Wincanton withdrew its support for a takeover offer from CMA CGM’s CEVA Logistics switching to a competing offer from US-based GXO Logistics. The competition emerged at the beginning of the week, and yesterday GXO topped CEVA’s bid by 26 percent, which represents more than double the value of Wincanton before the bidding began. “The Wincanton directors intend to recommend unanimously the GXO offer and, accordingly, have withdrawn their recommendation of the increased and final...

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German offshore wind farm

Germany Accelerates Offshore Wind Development With Three Sites for 5.5GW

  Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued the fourth phase of its offshore wind program publishing the results of surveys for three new lease areas in the North Sea. They are releasing the details and beginning the second auction of 2024 with a deadline established of August 1 for bids on the three new sites. The authority published the 4th WindSeeV, which contains the results of the preliminary area investigation for the construction of the three offshore...

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Shipbuilding

Carlos Del Toro

Secretary of the Navy Invites Korea's Shipbuilders to Come to America

Just weeks after sharply criticizing American defense contractors, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Tor visited South Korea's mega-shipyards to deliver a message: come to the United States.  South Korea is one of America's closest allies, and it also happens to be the world's second-largest shipbuilding nation. Its Big Three yards have made their names by churning out complex LNG carriers, and two of them - HD Hyundai and Hanwha Ocean (formerly DSME) - have extensive experience in defense shipbuilding,...

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Environment

CSIRO

Ocean Plastic Could Spread Human Diseases

  [By Anna Napolitano] Images of paradise beaches buried under bottles and ocean animals swimming past carrier bags are the all-too-familiar evidence of how humanity’s addiction to plastic has polluted the marine world. But a less visible problem with plastic is increasingly capturing scientists’ attention: the microbes that have colonized the millions of tonnes and trillions of pieces of it in the ocean. These organisms are emerging as a real threat to animals, and that may include humans. China Dialogue...

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Business

logistics provider

UK Logistics Company Goes with Americans Over Bid from CMA CGM’s CEVA

The board of directors of UK-based Wincanton withdrew its support for a takeover offer from CMA CGM’s CEVA Logistics switching to a competing offer from US-based GXO Logistics. The competition emerged at the beginning of the week, and yesterday GXO topped CEVA’s bid by 26 percent, which represents more than double the value of Wincanton before the bidding began. “The Wincanton directors intend to recommend unanimously the GXO offer and, accordingly, have withdrawn their recommendation of the increased and final...

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