adidas Runs From “Virgin” Polyester
New York Launches $100M Barge and Rail Freight Program
Multi-Vessel Pileup in Suez Canal
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adidas Runs From “Virgin” Polyester

adidas plans to only use only recycled polyester in its shoes and clothing by 2024. The company will also stop using “virgin” plastic in its offices, retail outlets, warehouses and distribution centers starting in 2018. Eric Liedtke, head of Adidas’ global brands, told the Financial Times that about 50 percent of the material used in the 920 million individual items adidas sells is polyester. “With those kind of volumes, we cannot make the transition overnight.” adidas said its apparel line...

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New York Launches $100M Barge and Rail Freight Program

The City of New York has announced a $100 million investment plan to increase maritime and rail freight transportation within the city's boroughs, reducing congestion from trucking and creating new jobs in longshore and vessel operations. New York currently handles about 90 percent of its freight by truck, and it would like to increase the portion handled by waterborne and rail services.  "More than almost any other city, New York relies on trucks to move freight," said Deputy Mayor Alicia...

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Multi-Vessel Pileup in Suez Canal

On Sunday evening, a grounding in the Suez Canal led to a multi-vessel pileup. The container ship Aeneas reportedly went aground, and three bulkers following her in the convoy collided. The boxship was not involved in the collision herself, and she was refloated and towed to Suez.  The bulkers involved in the multiple collision were named as the Sakizaya Kalon, Panamax Alexander and Osios David. After the vessels were cleared and towed away, the northbound container ship NYK Orpheus had a...

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Ensuring There's No Stigma Around Mental Health

Seafarers’ mental health is by no means a new phenomenon. However, what is concerning to the maritime community, and beyond is that suicide rates among seafarers have more than tripled since 2014 (according to figures from the UK P&I Club). Suicide is now one of the most common causes of death at sea. Mental health affects employees from all different industries and fields, and is certainly not isolated to seafarers. It is probably...

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Schooner Under Construction in Jungle Shipyard

Sailcargo Inc. has chosen Costa Rica as its base for the construction of Ceiba, a 148-foot, three-masted, square-topsail schooner that will be used for carbon-neutral cargo shipping. The build combines traditional ship architecture and modern technology. She will be powered solely using the wind and a 100 percent electric engine, which will charge all of the ship's own energy, functions as both a propulsion system and a generator whilst sailing. The engine will be combined with modern batteries and solar...

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IMO Animates 70 Years of Better Shipping Safety

This year, the IMO is celebrating 70 years of helping international shipping become safer, more secure and develop a greener environmental footprint. Celebrations will include a series of events and commemorative productions being released throughout the year.  The latest is a short animated film which shows how IMO has developed mandatory international regulations covering almost every aspect of shipping. As a result, modern shipping conforms to the highest practicable standards and is the safest, cleanest and most efficient way to...

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Coast Guard Offloads Cocaine Worth $260M in San Diego

On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Steadfast capped its latest patrol in the Eastern Pacific with the delivery of 7,800 kilos of cocaine at San Diego's 10th Avenue Marine Terminal. The haul came from two interceptions conducted by the crew of the Steadfast and two by the crew of the cutter Alert.  "I continue to be impressed by the dedication and tenacity of the crews aboard our cutters and the difficult, dangerous missions they perform,” said Cmdr. Alain Balmaceda,...

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USS Wasp Trials New Aircraft Landing System

U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II fighters deployed to the Pacific on board the USS Wasp amphibious assault ship have successfully tested Raytheon's Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) to guide them onto the ship's deck in all weather and surface conditions up to Sea State 5.  The system allows precise landings through GPS receivers and an encrypted, jam-proof datalink connecting to software and receiver hardware on the aircraft and an array of GPS sensors, mast-mounted antennas and shipboard...

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OSG Orders Korean-Built Tankers for U.S.-Flag Trade

On Tuesday, Overseas Shipholding Group announced that it has ordered two new U.S.-flag product tankers from South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo. Since they will be built at a foreign yard, they will not be Jones Act-qualified, but they will be eligible for U.S.-flag registration, which opens up eligibility for carriage of federal cargoes and American defense sealift programs.  The 50,000 dwt vessels will be built to comply with Tier III ECA NOx emissions standards, and will have scrubbers, which will allow...

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Libyan Coast Guard Accused of Abandoning Survivors

On Tuesday, the maritime rescue NGO Proactiva Open Arms accused the Libyan Coast Guard of abandoning three migrants on the wreckage of a makeshift boat in the Central Mediterranean. Two died shortly before they were found by the rescue vessel Astral, according to the ship's physician. Open Arms released a graphic video of the debris field and the remains. [Note: this content is not suitable for all audiences, and viewer discretion is advised.] The Libyan Coast Guard reported Monday that it...

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