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Freight traffic should be spread across the UK including to Forth and Clyde ports - report

More freight traffic should be diverted to major UK ports outside the South East of England bringing economic and environmental benefits post-Brexit, a new report says.Ports in Clyde and Forth,Plymouth, Bristol, Liverpool, Hull. Grimsby, Tyne and Teesport are among those that could see a boost if economic activity is spread around the country…

NZ livestock ship missing in storm off Japan [Video]

Japan's coastguard has rescued one person in the search for a cargo ship carrying nearly 6,000 cattle and dozens of crew members that went missing in the East China Sea.That's according to a coastguard spokeswoman on Wednesday (September 2) night.The vessel -- named The Gulf Livestock 1 -- sent a distress call off southwestern…

Commending Launch of Sea Cargo Charter, Deputy Secretary-General Encourages Industry to Promote Clea

Following are UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammeds remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the occasion of the Global Maritime Forums virtual high level meeting, today:It is a pleasure to address you today, at this crucial time. I thank the Global Maritime Forum for organizing this meeting and for confronting our shared challenges head on.

Charities Urge Shipping Companies To Adopt Best Practice Standard For Mental Health Awareness Traini

The Maritime Charities Group (MCG) and the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) are calling on shipping companies and training providers to make sure that any training they offer on mental health and wellbeing awareness meets the standards set out in their good practice guide. Published in June this year, the Seafarers Mental…

Energy efficient buildings completed at Stockholm Norvik Port

Ports of Stockholms new premises for shipping companies and business partners are now ready for use at Stockholm Norvik Port. All of the buildings are energy efficient, with heating and cooling sourced from energy wells.Ports of Stockholm has constructed new buildings adapted for customers and business partner at the RoRo terminal at Stockholm Norvik Port.

Maersk Launches Rail Services to Moscow from Major Russian Ports – SeaNews

Maersk has launched regular rail services from Russias main ports to Moscow operated in partnership with major rail operators. The weekly services are run from FCT and PLP in St. Petersburg, UKCS in Ust-Luga, NUTEP in Novorossiysk, and VSC in Vostochny to the rail stations of Selyatino, Kresty, Vorsino and Khovrino in Moscow…

Returned traveller latest WA COVID-19 case | The Star

Western Australia has recorded one new COVID-19 case but the infected crew of a ship off the state's coast are continuing to recover.The new case is a man in his 30s who returned to Perth from Dubai. He is in hotel quarantine.WA now has 16 active cases, including 14 among crew of the Patricia Oldendorff bulk carrier anchored…

Maldives-India cargo ferry service will promote bilateral ties: PM Modi

As the Maldives-India cargo ferry service made its maidenvoyage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it will promote bilateral trade and boost the economies of both countries. Modi was responding to a tweet by Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday. Solih said, "Our thanks to PM @narendramodi and Govt…

Removal of Georgia shipwreck delayed again over anchor issue

Thats because engineers have to troubleshoot a problem with the anchoring system they designed to steady the towering, floating crane that will be used to slice the 656-foot (200-meter) ship into giant chunks.One of the five anchors failed a strength test to prove it could hold against the required tonnage, said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes…

Returned traveller latest WA COVID-19 case | The Times

Western Australia has recorded one new COVID-19 case but the infected crew of a ship off the state's coast are continuing to recover.The new case is a man in his 30s who returned to Perth from Dubai. He is in hotel quarantine.WA now has 16 active cases, including 14 among crew of the Patricia Oldendorff bulk carrier anchored…

Quarantine and the seafarer – The Manila Times

The concept of quarantine has always been associated with shipping. The practice began in the 14th century to protect coastal cities from plague epidemics. Ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to sit at anchor for 40 days before landing. This practice, called quarantine, was derived from the Italian words quarantagiorni…

Photos shows luxury cruise ships being broken up at a dock in Turkey as the coronavirus pandemic con

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Festival honors the late treasure salvor Fisher

Adventure lovers can celebrate the late Mel Fisher, who sought and salvaged the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha, July 15 and 16 during Mel Fisher Days in his longtime home port.Fisher and his crew uncovered a $450 million cache of Atocha treasure and artifacts in July 1985 after a 16-year search. The galleon sank about 35 miles southwest of Key West during a 1622 hurricane.

Darryl Berger Elected As Chairman Of The Board For Port Of New Orleans And New Orleans Public Belt R

The board of commissioners for the Port of New Orleans, who also serve as commissioners for the port-owned New Orleans Public Belt Corporation, met June 25 to elect new officers for the next fiscal year. The board elected Darryl Berger as chairman, William Langenstein as vice chairman and Charles Ponstein as secretary-treasurer.Outgoing…

Obituary: Silas B. Harmon Jr.

BUXTON – Silas B. Harmon Jr., 90, husband of the late Geraldine Zachow Harmon, passed away on May 14, 2020 at Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough. Born on March 2, 1930, “Si” or “Sonny,” grew up in the Libby Town section of Portland. At 17 years of age, Silas enlisted in the United State Marine Corps and served from May of 1947 to June of 1950…

Libyan footballers, Sicilian fishermen and their quest for freedom

Separated by the Mediterranean and some 766km, people in Benghazi and Sicily have found themselves on two sides of the same coin.Family members on both coasts of the Mediterranean are demanding the freedom of their loved ones held by the authorities of the other side, in a quest that has become tangled with politics between Libya and Italy.When the civil war erupted in Libya [in 2014]…