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Category: Ocean

Maritime History Notes: the evolution of car carriers - 1/19/2021
Since the 1960s, the design of car carriers has changed significantly; historically, vehicles were loaded and unloaded via crane; now loading is significantly more efficient...

Ports Emissions Inventory Guidance: Methodologies for Estimating Port-Related and Goods Movement Mobile Source Emissions - 1/26/2021
This report from the Environmental Protection Agency describes how port operators can quantify air emissions of selected pollutants by mobile sources from activities at seaports,...

Maersk aims for carbon-neutral container shipping in 2023 - 3/09/2021
Ocean shipping carrier Maersk is on track to begin operating the world's first vessel powered by carbon-neutral methanol fuel, a feeder vessel with a capacity...

MARAD Providing $230M in Grant Funding for Ports - 4/08/2021
The Maritime Administration recently issued a notice of funding opportunity for $230 million in discretionary grant funding for port and intermodal infrastructure-related projects through its...

Suez Backlog Starts Moving, but Port Congestion Expected to Follow - 4/08/2021
The blockage of the Suez Canal created a bottleneck of container ships which will now begin arriving at their destinations in quick succession. This article...

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