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Melting Arctic Ice Could Transform International Shipping Routes -Study

Melting Arctic Ice Could Transform International Shipping Routes -Study

4 hours ago
Melting ice in the Arctic Ocean could yield new trade routes in international waters, reducing the shipping industry’s carbon footprint and weakening Russia’s control over trade routes through the Arctic, a study found.With climate change rapidly warming the world’s oceans, the future of the Arctic Ocean looks grim. Climate models show that parts of the Arctic that were once covered in ice year-round are warming so quickly that they will be reliably ice-free for months on end in as few as two decades. The Arctic’s changing climate will endanger countless species that thrive in sub-zero temperatures, scientists say.
Vestdavit Designs Telescopic Davit for the Danish Navy

Vestdavit Designs Telescopic Davit for the Danish Navy

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Vestdavit has extended its range of boat-handling systems with a new telescopic davit specially designed and developed for a retrofit contract with the Royal Danish Navy.The Norwegian davit supplier has now secured the award to deliver a total of eight TDBS 8000 systems for launch and recovery of fast rescue boats that will be installed on four existing Absalon and Iver-class naval frigates.The davit is designed to function in a similar manner to a crane with a telescopic arm that is able to extend up to seven meters and handle boat loads of up to eight tonnes.
Baltic Index Hits Near Two-week Low

Baltic Index Hits Near Two-week Low

2 hours ago
The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index hit a near two-week low on Monday, hurt by lower rates across vessel segments.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, and supramax shipping vessels, was down 36 points, or 1.5%, at 2,295 points, its lowest since June 14.The capesize index lost 64 points, or 2.7%, at 2,332 points.Average daily earnings for capesizes, which typically transport 150,000-tonne cargoes such as iron ore and coal, were down $539 to $19,336.However, Dalian and Singapore iron ore futures hit one-week highs on Monday, supported by hopes that Chinese steelmakers would restart dozens of blast furnaces.The panamax index was down 43 points, or 1.
Boskalis Plans Switch to Green Shore Power in Rotterdam

Boskalis Plans Switch to Green Shore Power in Rotterdam

2 hours ago
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Eneco are going to construct shore-based power facilities in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam (the Netherlands) so that moored Boskalis vessels can run on green electricity instead of fossil fuels.The shore-based power installation will be built on the Boskalis site in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. There are two berths on the quay at this location, which are both frequently used. Vessels come to the Boskalis Waalhaven location for maintenance and to be mobilized for offshore projects.The intended completion date of the green shore power installation is 1 June 2023, and it will supply 2 GWh of green electricity per year. This will reduce CO2 emissions by 1.
Does Australia Need ‘Interim’ Submarines to Tide It Over Until Nuclear Boats Arrive?

Does Australia Need ‘Interim’ Submarines to Tide It Over Until Nuclear Boats Arrive?

4 hours ago
Last year experts raised their eyebrows when the Morrison government announced Australia would abandon its contract for French-built Attack class submarines, in favor of eight nuclear-powered submarines delivered under the AUKUS partnership.Retired Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Greg Jones was one key individual who questioned whether the choice is appropriate for Australia’s defense needs (at least in the short to medium term).One particularly controversial point is the time it will take for the nuclear submarines to become operational. Most estimates indicate they won’t enter service until the 2040s.