Ocean Observation

The Historical Passage of Cosco Shipping Panama

 The Chinese giant Cosco Shipping  has made the inaugural transit on Sunday June 26, 2016  through the expanded Panama Canal expansion project , event appreciated

World Trade Routes Won't be the Same with Expanded Panama Canal!

 On 26th June 2016, a landmark development for the shipping industry will occur with the opening of the new third set of locks at the Panama Canal. Clarksons Research takes a look.

CMA CGM to use Kingston As Transshipment Hub

 French shipping giant CMA CGM plans to use Kingston Container Terminal,  Jamaica as a strategic Caribbean transshipment hub for an enlarged Panama Canal. The Port connects to US East Coast,

IOOS Awards $31 Mln for Ocean Observation

More than $31 million has been awarded in grants from the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) to support ocean, coastal and Great Lakes observing efforts throughout the United States,

Expanded Panama Canal Nears Inauguration

 As the global shipping industry facing tough weather, the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama canal is set to open Sunday (June 26), reports AP. The deeper,

Transition to the 0.50% Global Sulphur Cap

 The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is expected to decide on the timing of the global 0.50% sulphur

CO2 Emissions Reduction Should Apply to Entire Shipping Industry

“We believe that shipping, together with all other industry sectors, must be part of the solution to limit the increase in global temperature, as we clearly are

WHOI Launched Online Marine Mammal Sound Archive

Website provides free, worldwide access to recordings of more than 60 species   Over his more than 40 years as a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),

Research Vessel Runs on Renewable Biofuel for One Year

Harnessing the University of California’s leadership in sustainability and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2025, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Associate

Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia Mull Joint Maritime Patrols

 Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines have agreed to conduct coordinated maritime patrols as part of a broader plan to tackle rising security challenges in

Sustainable Use of the Oceans

 International Maritime Organization (IMO)  will have an important contribution to make to the UN 2017 Oceans Conference, which is being co-hosted by Fiji and Sweden from 5 to 9 June 2017.

Gulf of Mexico Storm heads for Mexico

A tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico was expected to strengthen to a tropical storm before coming ashore in southeastern Mexico on Monday and bringing

Panama Canal: Expansion and Impact

 Panama Canal expansion opens June 26 amid much fanfare and one of the worst shipping industry slumps ever.    WSJ says, while it won’t do anything to help the dire state of the industry near-term,

MacArtney Eyes Growth via Chinese Partnership

In continuation of the strategic objective to upgrade MacArtney’s Chinese business plans, MacArtney Singapore has entered into a distributorship agreement with Jessn Marine Equipment Company Ltd.

Coral 'Bright Spots' Offer Clues to Protecting Threatened Reefs

Some coral reefs are thriving and scientists say they may guide efforts to curb threats such as over-fishing and climate change which are blamed for widespread global declines.

Together Towards Cleaner Oceans

 International Maritime Organization (IMO)  is contributing to a United Nations meeting covering marine debris, plastics and microplastics in New York (13-17 June).

Smith Named Director of NOAA Coast Survey

President Barack Obama has approved the promotion of Shepard Smith, from captain to rear admiral (lower half), a prerequisite for Smith to become director of NOAA's Office of Coast Survey,

US Navy's New Oceanographic Vessel Sets Sail

The U.S. Navy's newest oceanographic survey vessel, USNS Maury (T-AGS 66), recently completed its maiden voyage from Pascagoula, Miss., where it was constructed at VT Halter Marine,

ABS Partners with Leading Greek Shipowners to Address EU MRV Regulations

 ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has completed a project with a group of leading Greek shipowners

Arctic Sea Ice Sheds Weight in May

 Arctic sea ice hit a record low in May 2016 as scientists discovered the first-ever link between melting ice in Greenland and a phenomenon known to warm the area

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