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Port Handles First Containers in 40 Years in Cyclone Relief Effort

The Maritime Executive 22 Mar 2023
The port, however, has not been serving coastal shipping for more than 40 years ... Containers are being moved via coastal shipping as part of the cyclone relief effort (Drone images by Brennan Thomas, Strike Photography - Courtesy of Eastland Port).

Dunne's Weekly: Time To Look Again At Coastal Shipping?

Scoop 21 Mar 2023
... coastal shipping by abolishing cabotage.

Global shipping giant Maersk pulls New Zealand coastal service

RNZ 21 Mar 2023
There are concerns for New Zealand's supply chain security after global shipping giant Maersk announced it would pull its national shipping service. Maersk said it would withdraw its dedicated New Zealand coastal service, known as Coastal Connect, from next month - after less than a year in operation.

NGOs urge IMO for deep emission cuts from ships before 2030

SAFETY4SEA 21 Mar 2023
Last year’s negotiations showed a major breakthrough on stepping up climate ambition for shipping ... ..said John Maggs, Clean Shipping Coalition ... The IPCC has been clear many times before on the risks to our civilization – especially to our supply networks, ships and coastal communities – and on what we have to do to rise to these challenges.

Demolition of Seacliff State Beach pier, a cherished Santa Cruz landmark, begins

San Francisco Chronicle 21 Mar 2023
Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York has the Statue of Liberty, and Aptos, California, once had a pier connected to a "cement ship." Demolition of the California coastal icon began Monday ... .

First Chinese-flag cruise ship sets sail on new route

Shenzhen Daily 20 Mar 2023
THE nation’s first Chinese-flag luxury cruise ship, “Zhao Shang Yi Dun,” set sail at Shekou Port on a new route Sunday, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported ... Since its operation, the ship has successively opened six coastal routes in China, including Shenzhen-Sanya, Shenzhen-Hailing Island-Sanya, Shenzhen-Xiamen-Shanghai and Xiamen-Zhoushan.

The Obscure Maritime Law That Ruins Your Commute

The Atlantic 20 Mar 2023
The Jones Act, formally known as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, was ostensibly intended to ensure adequate domestic shipbuilding capacity and a ready supply of merchant mariners and ships in times of war or other national emergencies ... freight is carried by ships, and that—despite the massive growth in coastal U.S.

Port of Piraeus hits new record in revenue and profitability

SAFETY4SEA 20 Mar 2023
Last week, PPA S.A ... Results by core activity. ... Cruise ship berths also increased by 79%, with 677 berths compared to 379 in the year before, a result that is well above even the pre-pandemic levels ... The coastal shipping business recorded an increase compared to the previous year ... said Mr. Yu Zenggang, PPA Chairman ... ....

$61.5M Sealink Project Gets Boost as NEXIM, Navy, NIWA Unveil River Navigation Charts

This Day 20 Mar 2023
The project seeks to establish and operate a maritime shipping company, which will connect the West African coastal ports as well as link parts of Central Africa to the West African region in order to facilitate trade ... Niger channel to boost both hinterland and coastal trade.

We Need a National Strategy on Whale Ship Strikes

Common Dreams 19 Mar 2023
Second, this increasing cargo traffic is carried by bigger ships travelling through coastal waters that are primary whale habitats ... Almost all ships are quieter at lower speeds ... The net result of thousands of massive ships crisscrossing waters which are prime whale habitat is that many of our busiest coastal shipping routes have become death traps.

Piraeus Port turnover increased 26.2% in 2022

Ekathimerini 19 Mar 2023
Cruise ship berths also increased by 79%, with 677 berths compared to 379 in the year before, while ... The coastal shipping business also recorded an increase, as total passenger traffic in 2022 grew 26% with 14,976,394 passengers from 11,896,187 in 2021.

The tiny Philippine island on the frontline of the US-China battle for supremacy

The Observer 19 Mar 2023
The azure waters are inviting and its long stretches of clear white sand are spotless. But hardly anyone is swimming or sunbathing. Fuga Island is not a holiday destination ... Read more ... Helicopters, amphibious assault ships and a surface-to-air missile defence system were put on display to exhibit a coastal defence strategy, enthralling residents ... .

Piraeus Port Authority announces 51.7% profit in 2022

Greek City Times 18 Mar 2023
Profits after taxes amounted to 52.9 million, indicating an increase of 43.9% compared to 36.8 million in 2021 ... Cruise ship berths also increased by 79%, with 677 berths compared to 379 in the year before, a result that is well above even the pre-pandemic levels ... The coastal shipping business recorded an increase compared to the previous year ... \ ... Tags.

Etihad Rail to boost UAE's economic growth, research shows

Khaleejtimes 18 Mar 2023
The UAE economy is set to get a major boost as Etihad Rail comes onstream, a new report has said ... “An effective rail network, well connected to the country’s bulk cargo shipping facilities and coastal processing plants, will support ongoing growth in heavy industry ... Rail network will support industrial development plans ... .

In the Spirit: What we can learn from, and about, St. Patrick

Newburyport Daily News 17 Mar 2023
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland for over 1,000 years. In the U.S., the first St. Patrick’s Day parade was in St ... St ... Who was St ... He was there for six years when he had a dream that instructed him to walk 200 miles to a coastal town where he could board a ship for England, which he did, returning to his family home.

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