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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

UKHO Seabed Mapping data to help drive maritime trade and growth in Cayman Islands

Marine Technology News Shipping & Ports

Seabed mapping survey sheds light on the shape of the sea floor and habitat areas in surrounding waters, supports the islands’ sustainable blue economy and enables safe navigation.

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How President Biden’s Ocean Reform Act could impact shipping and inflation

Lori Ann LaRocco, CNBC Shipping & Ports

President Biden is signing the bipartisan Ocean Reform Act on June 16, the first major revision of U.S. maritime regulation since the Shipping Act of 1984.

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Financing a green shipping sector

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

Experts at the 9th annual World Ocean Summit explore investment opportunities for sustainable maritime trade & transport.

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How sea journeys are becoming more sustainable

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

Electrification, futuristic designs and energy efficiency are transforming ocean travel.

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Strategy session: financing shipping decarbonisation

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

The shipping industry is essential for global trade and yet also responsible for around 2.5% of greenhouse-gas emissions (GHGs), which could rise by 50-250% by 2050 if shipping is not decarbonised, according to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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‘Black carbon’ threat to Arctic as sea routes open up with global heating

Karen McVeigh, The Guardian Shipping & Ports

As climate crisis allows new maritime routes to be used, sooty shipping emissions accelerates ice melt and risk to ecosystems.

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Revealed: ships may dump oil up to 3,000 times a year in Europe’s waters

Paddison, L. et al., The Guardian Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

Collaborative investigation shows ships regularly discharge ‘bilge’ water illegally instead of treating it, with toxic effect on marine life.

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The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation and the Global Maritime Forum sign knowledge partnership to accelerate shipping decarbonisation

Global Maritime Forum Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) and the Global Maritime Forum have signed a partnership agreement to support and accelerate the transition of the global maritime industry to a low-carbon future.

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Transforming Shipping for Climate, People and Nature

Billecocq, I.B. et al., United Nations Foundation Shipping & Ports

Transforming global shipping is a critical part of reaching the Paris Agreement target of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C and building zero emissions, resilient global supply chains that billions of people rely on.

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Rethinking global supply chains for the energy transition

Joisa Saraiva & David G. Victor, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

We need to rethink global supply chains in order to support the energy transition.

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‘Nurdles are everywhere’: how plastic pellets ravaged a Sri Lankan paradise

Zinara Rathnayake, The Guardian Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

The country’s golden beaches have turned black as debris released from a sunken ship continues to wreak environmental and economic havoc.

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Catching up with an Ocean Changemaker

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) for carbon-neutral shipping? Challenge winner Casimir Morobé of Toqua tells us how winning has impacted his start-up.

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Antarctica’s unique ecosystem is threatened by invasive species ‘hitchhiking’ on ships

Arlie McCarthy, The Conversation Shipping & Ports

The best way to protect against this is to prevent any non-native species arriving in the first place.

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World’s largest coal port to be 100% powered by renewable energy

Royce Kurmelovs, The Guardian Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Port of Newcastle says move is part of plan to decarbonise the business by 2040 and ‘we don’t really have a choice’.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces Over $241 Million in Grants for America’s Ports

Marine Administration, US Department of Transportation Shipping & Ports

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 PIDP includes priorities related to job creation, climate change, and environmental justice impacts.

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Sustainable shipping has a two-speed setting

Paul Hickin and Surabhi Sahu, S&P Global Shipping & Ports

Shipping's ability to meet decarbonization targets seem both extremely easy and very tough.

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Rolls-Royce to launch mtu methanol engines for sustainable shipping

Ship Technology Shipping & Ports

Methanol, unlike ammonia, is safe for environment and not toxic in nature.

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Together we fight: Protecting the ocean and combating climate change

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Shipping & Ports

A guest blog from World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific speaker Kitack Lim, secretary-general of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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New deal to decarbonise shipping isn’t enough – here’s how global trade can reach net-zero

Wim Naudé, The Conversation Shipping & Ports

Much of the world has been left disappointed by the Glasgow Climate Pact, the outcome of the COP26 climate conference. Scientists say it will not lead to the decarbonisation required to limit global warming to less than 2°C in the coming years.

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Shipping emissions must fall by a third by 2030 and reach zero before 2050 – new research

Bullock, S. et al., The Conversation Shipping & Ports

Progress on cutting emissions in shipping has been slow. In fact, emissions are no lower now than they were ten years ago.

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