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Belfast Plans Port Expansion to Serve Growing Cruise Trade

The Maritime Executive 10 Jun 2023
Port officials report that since the start of the modern cruise trade 27 years ago, they have received a total of 1,161 cruise ship calls. A total of 75 cruise ships from different lines have included Belfast as a port of call on their voyages and interest continues to grow.

China Wants to Set Up a Spying Post in Cuba

Foreign Policy 10 Jun 2023
Such a facility could enable Beijing to monitor emails, phone calls, satellite transmissions, and shipping traffic along the southeastern United States ... .

THIS AND THAT: Trying hard to avoid the ‘walk of shame’

The Post and Courier 09 Jun 2023
Calls were issued over the ship’s PA system for four passengers to check in ... As the ship pulled away from the pier, the captain reported that four guests had “chosen to stay” in that city, and he hoped they would be able to make it to our next port of call. A year ago on another cruise, my wife and I saw a couple hurriedly return to the ship – late.

Long Beach, South Bay lawmakers hoist bill aiming to clean up port-area air

Press Telegram 09 Jun 2023
Both ports also recently joined the Shanghai-Los Angeles Green Shipping Corridor — a partnership among a coalition of cities, called c40, looking to combat climate change, ports, shipping companies and cargo owners — to create a the world’s first zero-emissions trans-Pacific trade route.

Innovative Silver Nova Cruise Ship Reaches the Sea

The Maritime Executive 09 Jun 2023
The conveyance is the latest step in the construction process for the cruise ship which was ordered by Royal Caribbean Group in October 2018 as part of what it called the “Evolution Class.” Meyer was contracted to build two cruise ships with the first steel cut happening on November 18, 2021.

Video: Salvage Teams Reports Progress at Derelict FSO Safer

The Maritime Executive 09 Jun 2023
Once the inspections are completed, the plan calls for using the generator to stabilize the tanks aboard the Safer which currently hold over 1.1 million barrels of crude oil ... Once the tanks aboard the Safer are declared safe, the plan calls for bringing the Nautica alongside to complete the preparations for the ship-to-ship transfer.

Nine things we learned under the blazing sun at Nor-Shipping 2023

Tradewinds 09 Jun 2023
In terms of newbuildings, it’s about looking at lower-emission ships rather than zero-emissions ship for the medium term ... Marinakis has the same strategy with similar LNG dual-fuel Suezmax newbuildings as part of his colossal 55 ship newbuilding orderbook ... The event was part of Nor-Shipping 2023 ... Shipping’s not hard to abate but a big opportunity….

Shipowner calls for 2030 ‘hard stop’ to building fuel oil powered vessels

Seatrade Maritime News 09 Jun 2023
Precious Shipping boss Khalid Hashim has called on the IMO to put a hard stop on building fuel oil burning ships from 2030 and a scrapping of all vessels over 20-years old by 2035 ... Push for IMO to set ‘ambitious’ climate goals for shipping ... The third proposal relates to a deadline by IMO for the scrapping of all ships over 20 years old by 2035.

Searsport residents aren’t ready to allow cruise ships to come to port

Bangor Daily News 09 Jun 2023
Searsport residents Thursday raised concerns about plans to potentially welcome a cruise ship this year to their small midcoast town, calling for more time and discussion with town officials ... The Searsport Select Board approved a proposal in May to pursue the security clearance necessary to allow international ships to come to port.

Tankers face ‘stuffy’ situation outside LA as US port woes continue

Splash24/7 09 Jun 2023
The good news on the surface is that the number of ships waiting at key ports Los Angeles and Long Beach has peaked and is declining ... “That is when you are likely to see the spike in freight rates as that will be when the ships did not return to Asia in time to take their scheduled berth calls,” Lane told Splash.

Stomach bugs causing headaches for some cruise lines

The Galveston Daily News 09 Jun 2023
At least 10 out of the 12 cases were confirmed to be norovirus, including on one ship operating from the Port of Galveston ... From January to April, 137 cruise ship called on the port and more than 533,000 passengers sailed from the island, with only one ship reporting norovirus cases, port officials said.

Bishop Caussé Dedicates New Global Distribution Services Center

Victoria Advocate 09 Jun 2023
Latter-day Saints around the world can now have printed copies of the Book of Mormon, manuals and other Church materials shipped to them more quickly ... Many of the 100 employees and seven service missionaries who work at the facility start their day early to ship Church materials to 180 countries around the world.

Woman wants to bring Grayson man’s remains home

The News-Enterprise 09 Jun 2023
Susan Sorg never met her great uncle, the late Oliver Byard Witten, a Grayson County man who was killed in a bombing while on a Japanese prison ship during World War II ... and taken onto Japanese ships ... “He was on a ‘hell ship’ as they called Japanese prison ships,” Sorg said.

GMA committed to ensure maritime security within Ghana’s waters

Ghana Business News 09 Jun 2023
He noted that the GMA protected offshore installations, oil terminals, and gas pipelines, as well as prevented illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, piracy, and the prevention of pollution from ships. He called for collaboration, coordination, and information sharing ...

Gary W. Johnson: US needs return of gunboat diplomacy as show of strength

Waco Tribune-Herald 09 Jun 2023
Navy, the USS Chung-Hoon observes a Chinese navy ship on June 3 conducting what it called an “unsafe” maneuver in the Taiwan Strait, in which the Chinese ship cut sharply across the path of the American destroyer ... The ship has missiles that will do just that. This concept is called “gunboat diplomacy,” and it has worked for centuries.

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