The Ocean Cleanup Soon to Begin Removing Plastic Pollution from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, on 8 September 2018 launched the world’s first ocean cleanup system from the San Francisco Bay says an official release.   The cleanup system (“System 001”) is heading to a location 240 nautical miles offshore for a two-week trial before
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Pacific spot day charter rate for LNG carriers is at its highest point for the year-to-date, amid tight prompt availability and several requirements. S&P Global Platts assessed the Pacific day rate for LNG vessels at $90,000/day on Tuesday, the highest since late December, when the hire rate was $85,000/day. ExxonMobil was heard to have put
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NEW DELHI: India’s share in the GDP of Asia and Pacific region has increased to 17.3 per cent in 2017 from 14.6 per cent in 2000, a ADB report said recently. As per the ADB’s report on ‘Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2018’, the Asia and Pacific region accounts for more than two-fifths
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While the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is considering slapping another $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, 16 economies in Asia Pacific are racing to conclude a mega trade deal that would become the largest trading bloc in the world. What’s happening in the U.S. “has actually given us the urgency” to press
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Singtel and KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), a global satellite and maritime communications provider, announced a partnership to provide shipping companies a seamless broadband satellite service with KVH’s mini-VSAT BroadbandSM satellite connectivity to help accelerate the digital transformation of the maritime industry across the Asia Pacific region. This satellite service is designed to facilitate the
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Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has entered into a time charter contract with Pacific Bulk Cape Company Limited, Hong Kong, for one of its Capesize dry bulk vessels, the m/v Semirio. The
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In its effort and commitment to improve schedule reliability and expand market coverage, OOCL has informed of the following Trans-Pacific service changes: Pacific China North 1 (PCN1): Omit Dalian call * Effective from HCP CSCL SPRING (HCP) 016E * The new port rotation will be as follows: Tianjin – Qingdao – Price Rupert – Long
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Cathay Pacific has undertaken a proof of technology trial of Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons in the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal, the airline’s cargo hub in Hong Kong. The trial, in harness with Unilode Aviation Solutions and OnAsset Intelligence, focused on the practicality of using these wireless devices in the multi-storey, concrete surroundings of the cargo
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NEW DELHI: India has become the Vice-Chair (Regional Head) of the Asia Pacific region of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) for a period of two years to June, 2020, the Finance Ministry said. The organisation has divided its membership into six regions. Each of the regions is represented by an elected Vice-Chairperson to the WCO
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Dachser has been constantly adding regular direct LCL routes to its worldwide network.17 new direct services from, to and within Asia have been implemented since the beginning of 2018. Dachser’s European Logistics groupage network is the backbone for smooth interlocked procurement and delivery from and to Europe. By constantly adding weekly LCL container services, important
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