Saturday, February 29, 2020
THE MARITIME Executive Newsletter
Shipping and Cruise Sectors Struggle with the Fear of Coronavirus
Philippine Officials Accuse Captain of Evading Quarantine Measures
Trafigura Joins Forces with Phillips 66 for Offshore Loading Terminal
U.S. Navy: Chinese Warship Aimed Powerful Laser at Patrol Aircraft
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Shipping and Cruise Sectors Struggle with the Fear of Coronavirus

With the daily barrage of news reports and warnings fueling concerns of a global pandemic, the shipping and the cruise industries continue to struggle with the ramifications of COVID-19 (commonly known as the coronavirus). With the latest reports showing that the virus is spreading in Europe and ...

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Philippine Officials Accuse Captain of Evading Quarantine Measures

The Philippine Coast Guard has detained the bulker Harmony Six after the vessel's master allegedly gave false information about the ship's last port call in China.  ...

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Trafigura Joins Forces with Phillips 66 for Offshore Loading Terminal

Swiss commodity trading house Trafigura announced Friday that it is dropping its Texas Gulf Terminals deepwater port project and joining a competing venture, Phillips 66's Bluewater Texas Termi...

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U.S. Navy: Chinese Warship Aimed Powerful Laser at Patrol Aircraft

On Friday, the U.S. Navy accused a Chinese destroyer of aiming a laser at a P-8A maritime patrol aircraft in an "unsafe and unprofessional" manner.  On February 17, th...

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How the Royal Navy Searches Boats for Narcotics

Royal Navy boarding teams are using a new set of tools to search wooden dhows for drugs in the Arabian Sea. The new supplies - known as intensive search kits – include everyday hand tool...

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USS Ford's First Lower-Stage Elevator Nears Operation

The carrier USS Gerald R. Ford’s advanced weapons elevators have moved forward towards operational capability with the first tests of the first lower stage weapons elevator. ...

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The History of China's Green Energy Revolution

[By Idun Haugan] Chinese authorities are investing heavily in green energy. The country has become a world leader in solar and wind power. This rapid expansion was made possible ...

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USCG Convenes Board of Investigation for Scandies Rose Sinking

The U.S. Coast Guard has convened a Marine Board of Investigation into the loss of the crab fishing vessel Scandies Rose and five of its seven crewmembers on New Years' Eve. A Marine B...

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French, Italian Governments Greenlight Naval Shipbuilding JV

The governments of France and Italy have signed an agreement affirming their mutual support for the new naval shipbuilding joint venture between Naval Group and Fincantieri, which launched last mon...

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The Mounting Competition for Ocean Resources

[By Aisling Irwin] Human demands on the ocean are growing more intense and more varied. Scientists say that could lead to unpredictable consequences including military conflict a...

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Powering Up

The world is moving in many directions to combat global warming including a major push to drastically reduce and, at some point, eliminate the use of fossil fuels. Wind energy has emerged as a viab...

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How Havila Launched NAVTOR's Explosive Growth

Exactly eight years ago, electronic navigation specialist NAVTOR signed its first customer, launching the concept of "Pay As You Sail" ENC subscription to the global marketplace...

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