China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and held a groundbreaking ceremony for two lighthouses in disputed waters, developments likely to escalate tensions in a region already jittery about Beijing’s maritime ambitions.
More than two dozen marine mammals and nearly 40 birds, most of them pelicans, have been collected dead and alive from along California’s oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara in the week since a petroleum pipeline ruptured there, wildlife officials said on Tuesday.
While discharging units of wood pulp into the cargo hold of a small inland river barge using the ship’s crane and a spreader, the cargo runner wire failed 10 metres from the block. Read more inside the article.
Abu Dhabi Ports launched a three-month campaign to raise awareness about – and help prevent – heat-related illnesses during the summer months. Held for the third year, the annual ‘Working safely in the heat’ programme is targeting the entire ports and Kizad industrial zone communities with advice and guidance, designed to keep people safe and healthy throughout the hot summer.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) applauded initiatives to rescue migrants at sea and called for more search and rescue resources to be deployed, as well as for the root causes of the crisis to be tackled.
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative, a pioneering coalition of companies from across the global shipping industry of which Maersk Line is a founding member, has been recognized at the prestigious Guardian Sustainable Business Awards.