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Home Improvement May See Helpful Hikes from Harvey; Others Mostly Hurt

Home Improvement May See Helpful Hikes from Harvey; Others Mostly Hurt

While some retail sectors may see a boost from Hurricane Harvey, the storm’s negative effects on business in Texas are likely to be significant. From gas price increases to shipping delays to an inability to operate, flood waters dampen more than just physical facilities.

Harvey Bullies South Texas: Deliveries Delayed, Shipping Rates Rise, Floods Threaten

Harvey Bullies South Texas: Deliveries Delayed, Shipping Rates Rise, Floods Threaten

The “flooding disaster” that Hurricane Harvey is expected to bring to South Texas could disrupt deliveries, destroy property, and boost shipping rates. Shipping lanes from Houston to Dallas, Laredo, San Antonio, Denver and Chicago, in particular, are expected to see disruptions.

Environmental Policy Will Shift from Land to Sea As Demand for Shipping Services Doubles

Environmental Policy Will Shift from Land to Sea As Demand for Shipping Services Doubles

Environmental policy will see a clear shift from land to sea, as shipping is (and will remain) the most efficient way to transport vast amounts of goods long-distance, according to the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association chief executive Sturla Henriksen. Demand for shipping services will double in the next couple of decades, which … Read more »

Wind Propulsion Technology Could Reduce Shipping Fuel Costs 10%

Wind Propulsion Technology Could Reduce Shipping Fuel Costs 10%

In a project that could help major corporations reducing shipping fuel costs and emissions, Shell, Maersk Tankers, Norsepower and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) are collaborating to test wind-powered technology on a product tanker vessel.

Which Cruise Companies Are Leading the Charge in Cutting Air Pollutants?

Which Cruise Companies Are Leading the Charge in Cutting Air Pollutants?

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival are among the companies investing in LNG-powered ships and fuel cell technology to reduce emissions. Other cruise liners are testing battery power, in the form of hybrid ships, and wind power.

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Low-Carbon, Efficient Ships Save Millions. So Why Aren’t Owners Reaping the Rewards?

Researchers from UCL Energy Institute and global NGO Carbon War Room say vessels with high design efficiency leave millions in the pockets of fuel payers. However, the market often fails to reward owners of efficient vessels by way of premiums or preferential hiring.

Heineken USA Reduces Carbon Emissions with BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group

Heineken USA Reduces Carbon Emissions with BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group

Heineken works with different industries to improve the environmental performance of marine container transport through BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group. The group helps ocean freight carriers track and benchmark their performance. Heineken USA has reduced its carbon emissions associated with distribution by 3.7 percent since 2011.

Hyundai, Accenture to Build ‘Smart Ships’

Hyundai, Accenture to Build ‘Smart Ships’

Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a “connected smart ship” that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve operational savings. Using a network of sensors that will be built into new vessels, ship owners will be able to capture a range of … Read more »