Latest News for: Coastal shipping


Australia bans poorly maintained boxship

Splash24/7 03 Oct 2023
Prior to this banning, the ship was detained in Melbourne, after an AMSA port state control (PSC) inspection identified serious defects with the watertight integrity of the ship’s cargo hatches, main engine and safety equipment.

Watch: How shipping companies endorse inhumane working conditions in Bangladesh

SAFETY4SEA 02 Oct 2023
Companies scrapping ships in Bangladesh’s dangerous and polluting yards are making a profit at the expense of Bangladeshi lives and the environment ... Taking ships apart on tidal mudflats exposes workers to unacceptable risks with fatal consequences and causes irreparable damage to sensitive coastal ecosystems.

John Jefferson: Red tide strikes again!

Victoria Advocate 02 Oct 2023
What started as good news for coastal anglers turned bad for inland anglers. But maybe I spoke too soon ... To begin with, what is red tide? ... Samples did not detect red tide near the inlet of Matagorda Ship Channel, Palacios shoreline, Pass Cavallo, Espiritu Santo, the Coastal Bend (Aransas Bay, Corpus Christi Bay) or the upper or lower Laguna Madre ... ....

With 20 decks, 40 restaurants, seven pools and a 55ft waterfall... meet the cruise ship ...

The Daily Mail 30 Sep 2023
There was something of a furore when a huge cruise ship anchored recently off the Cornish coastal town of Fowey ... Icon Of The Seas is the biggest cruise ship ever built ... This is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the cruise ship world, weighing in at 250,800 tonnes, five times that of the Titanic.

Decarbonising UK freight: the UK coastal shipping opportunity

SAFETY4SEA 29 Sep 2023
Our study proved that in reality up to 26.5% (or 820,000 containers) could be moved by coastal shipping, with a particular focus to the North-West, North-East, Scotland and Yorkshire and the Humber regions ... Average operating costs for coastal transport ... Encouraging a coastal shift?.

JTSB: Wakashio Went Aground Because Crew Sought Cell Coverage

The Maritime Executive 29 Sep 2023
In July 2020, the cargo ship Wakashio was under way in the Indian Ocean, bound southwest on a voyage to Tubaran Port, Brazil ... In this instance, the captain did not order detailed marine charts for the coastal waters where the ship would navigate ... The ship would eventually break up on the reef, forcing a long and costly wreck-removal process.

With maritime potential, Kerala’s future looks bullish on port-led development: Minister Sonowal

Business Line 29 Sep 2023
Kerala envisions a future rooted in the port-led development and strives to become a gateway to economic prosperity by harnessing its coastal assets, according to Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW).

Biden announces more offshore drilling, angering environmentalists

Lebanon Democrat 29 Sep 2023
And Friday's move was also denounced by advocates of the fossil fuel industry because it represented a significant reduction on the number of lease sales planned under former Republican president Donald Trump -- 47 off all US coastal areas in the 2024-2029 period ... Navy spends tens of millions of dollars on old ships that may never sail again.

Sittwe-Chittagong coastal shipping plan is yet to be implemented

Narinjara 28 Sep 2023
In order to increase the Myanmar-Bangladesh bilateral trades, the plan to run a coastal shipping line from Rakhine State’s capital city Sittwe to Bangladesh’s port city Chittagong was taken, but even after ... Hence the Rakhine traders believe that the Sittwe-Chittagong coastal shipping plan will benefit them along with the mainland traders.

Transworld Holdings set to delist Shreyas

Seatrade Maritime News 28 Sep 2023
Coastal shipping currently comprises just 7% of India’s transport mix, but with the country developing plans to increase its manufacturing base, from 17.7% of GDP to 25% by 2025, and capture market share from China, the move to lift cabotage restrictions in this context makes sense.

Rethinking the Blue Economy

The Malta Independent 28 Sep 2023
Its territorial waters are 14 times bigger than the country’s land area; the 25-nautical-mile Fisheries Management Zone is almost 40 times of the land area; and Malta’s coastal zone is almost one fifth of the country’s surface area ... Here one can refer to activities such as coastal tourism, fisheries, and shipping.

Bangladesh: Shipping Firms Profit from Labor Abuse

Human Rights Watch 28 Sep 2023
Bangladesh is a top destination for scrapping ships ...Taking ships apart on tidal mudflats exposes workers to unacceptable risks with fatal consequences and causes irreparable damage to sensitive coastal ecosystems,” said Ingvild Jenssen, executive director and founder of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform ... “The ship is big,” said Ahmed, 26.

Trading Lives for Profit

Human Rights Watch 28 Sep 2023
© 2023 Anukta Shipbreaking workers clearing sludge from a ship ... © 2023 Anukta Because ships are broken apart on the beach, workers perform dangerous jobs without adequate structures for safe disassembly ... “The ship is big ... Maruf Hossain, Mohammad Mahmudul Islam, “Ship Breaking Activities and its Impact on the Coastal Zone of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

US judge refuses to overturn Exxon permit denial to truck crude oil in California

Reuters 28 Sep 2023
judge on Wednesday refused to overturn a California county's decision to block Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) from using tanker trucks to ship crude oil from coastal facilities to inland refineries while a ruptured pipeline is fixed.

Cruise lines are spending up to $250 million buying private Caribbean islands after being blasted ...

The Daily Mail 27 Sep 2023
Earlier this month, citizens of a tiny Cornish town in the UK blasted the arrival of a massive cruise ship that increased the local population by 50 per cent during its visit ... Several mornings a week, the cruise-ship hordes descend on the town - just as other tourists are alighting from packed ferries from the neighboring coastal towns.

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