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New Zealand to Phase Out Live Export by 2023

By The Maritime Executive 04-14-2021 07:11:00

The government of New Zealand has confirmed a plan to phase out all livestock exports by sea by 2023, making the country one of the first western nations to ban the practice altogether.  "At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high standards of animal welfare. We must stay ahead of the curve in a world where animal welfare is under increasing scrutiny," said agriculture minister Damien O'Connor MP in a statement. "This decision will affect...

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decline in piracy but increase in violence

IMB Reports Q1 Piracy Decline but Increase in Violence Against Crews

By The Maritime Executive 04-14-2021 05:34:04

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) released its quarterly report on maritime piracy showing that there was an overall decline in incidents in the first quarter of 2021. However, they cautioned that while the number of reported piracy attacks against commercial shipping declined in 2021, violence against crew is on the rise with the Gulf of Guinea remaining the world’s piracy hotspot in 2021. "Seafarers are in many respects the unsung heroes of our global economy,” said ICC Secretary General...

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Hapag orders new containers to deal with shortage

Hapag Address Container Shortage with Large Order for New Boxes

By The Maritime Executive 04-14-2021 03:56:37

After months of struggling to meet the demand for containers, Hapag Lloyd announced it is placing one of the largest orders for boxes in the company’s history. The new order, which is valued at $550 million, is designed to ease the supply shortage that has been brought on by strong demand and slowdowns in the movements of boxes throughout the supply chain due to the pandemic. “The container shipping industry is currently seeing unprecedented demand, which has led to a...

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Tasmania orders Finnish built ferries

Tasmania Orders Finnish Ferries After Studying Domestic Construction

By The Maritime Executive 04-14-2021 03:20:24

A year after the Tasmanian government stopped plans for two new ferries to be built in Finland, the contract has finally been signed with Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions. The order, which is an important development for the Finish shipyard, will build new ships to replace the two current ferries which were built in Finland in 1998. Tasmanian shipping company TT-Line Company started working on a plan to build two replacement ferries in 2018. An order was initially placed with Germany’s...

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Chevron invests in offshore wind techmnology company

Chevron Makes First Investment in Offshore Wind

The opportunities in offshore wind continue to attract a broad range of well-known companies to the field, the latest being energy company Chevron. Through its venture capital company, which invests in emerging technologies, Chevron and Moreld Ocean Wind are investing in Ocergy, a developmental company working on new designs for offshore wind turbines and an environmental data monitoring buoy. "We are delighted about this partnership as it will allow Ocergy to advance and commercialize its technologies," said Ocergy CEO Dominique...

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Shipbuilding

Tasmania orders Finnish built ferries

Tasmania Orders Finnish Ferries After Studying Domestic Construction

A year after the Tasmanian government stopped plans for two new ferries to be built in Finland, the contract has finally been signed with Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions. The order, which is an important development for the Finish shipyard, will build new ships to replace the two current ferries which were built in Finland in 1998. Tasmanian shipping company TT-Line Company started working on a plan to build two replacement ferries in 2018. An order was initially placed with Germany’s...

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Environment

improiving sustainability of LNG productin

Total and Siemens Collaborate on Reducing Emissions in LNG Production

With the continuing growth of the LNG as a fuel of choice for the shipping industry, attention is turning on seeking improvements to make the established practices more sustainable to further support the growth of the market. Two of the leaders in energy and energy technology, France’s Total and Siemens Energy announced that will collaborate to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction starting with a focus on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation. “The development of low-carbon...

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Nor-Shipping Launches Ocean Now

Nor-Shipping may have postponed its summer 2021 event until January 2022, but Your Arena for Ocean Solutions is still taking #ACTION this year. The Norway-based industry event week has today unveiled plans for a new initiative, Ocean Now. This will take place on 1-2 June, when Nor-Shipping 2021 was originally scheduled, mixing a unique, digital infotainment broadcast, with partner events and a focus on the energy of the future through the new Hydrogen Blue Talks programme. Nor-Shipping stresses it will offer “a...

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