Entries by eMaritime News

Fuel-Guzzling Yacht Industry Wades Into Hybrid Technology

50-meter all aluminium yacht HOME features hybrid propulsion with just two MTU 12V 2000 M61 engines of 600 kW each. Photo: Heesen Yachts By Nathan Crooks (Bloomberg) — Even the diesel-guzzling yacht industry is exploring hybrid engine technology. Luxury boat makers have trailed behind automakers in the quest for new ways to power engines, but […]

Congressional Leaders Defend the Jones Act During Hearing on Hurricane Relief and Recovery Efforts

A Crowley Maritime Corp. barge Photo: Crowley Maritime Congressional leaders from both sides of the isle defended the Jones Act’s impact on hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico during a hearing this week exploring initial lessons learned from the 2017 hurricanes and key challenges and obstacles that may remain in the way of recovery. The House […]

Cocaine Smuggled in Sea Chest

By MarEx 2017-11-01 20:53:53 A stash of cocaine worth around NZ$20 million ($18 million) was allegedly retrieved from the sea chest of the Maersk Antares in New Zealand on Tuesday night. The crew of the container ship were apparently unaware that 46 kilograms of cocaine had been placed there by smugglers for the vessel’s voyage […]

Three Dead as Ophelia Batters Ireland

Waves crash over the lighthouse as storm Ophelia passes Porthcawl, Wales, Britain, October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden By Clodagh Kilcoyne LAHINCH, Ireland, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Three people died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland’s southern coast on Monday, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre (30-foot) waves. Over 360,000 homes and businesses […]

Just Ten Rivers Contribute Most Plastic Pollution

By MarEx 2017-10-15 18:29:23 A group of scientists have found that up to 95 percent of plastic polluting the world’s oceans comes from just 10 rivers, eight of which are in Asia. An estimated eight million of tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans every year, and rivers are major transporters of the pollution.  […]

North Sea Oil Squeezed as U.S. Ships Crude Like Never Before

The Bahamas-flagged Theo T departs Corpus Christi, Texas carrying the first U.S. crude export in 40 years, December 31, 2015. Photo: Port of Corpus Christi By Javier Blas, Laura Hurst and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — As crude oil gushes out of the U.S. like never before, it looks increasingly like North Sea oil will suffer collateral damage. […]

Trucking Problems Slow Aid Delivery in Puerto Rico

By MarEx 2017-10-09 21:12:15 The relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico continues to pose unique difficulties for aid organizations and businesses alike: the destruction of the island’s electrical grid and communications infrastructure has made routine tasks much more difficult, adding friction to every point of the shoreside supply chain.  With a shortage of truckers […]