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Taking the Temperature of the 2020 Fuel Sulphur...

As shipping moves further toward a future powered by cleaner fuels, the introduction of IMO’s global sulphur cap on 1 January 2020 offers some valuable lessons about how to ensure…

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Marine Exhaust Gas Cleaning: Optimizing...

When a SOx scrubber is the strategy for meeting marine emission limits – whether those of the 2020 global sulphur cap or the stricter limits in Emission Control Areas (ECAs)…

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Advantage at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated...

The United States is a maritime nation. Our security and prosperity depend on the seas. The Naval Service forward deployed and capable of both rapid response and sustained operations globally—remains…

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Education for Seapower Strategy

This strategy seeks to advance the intellectual capability of our naval forces. The strategy will create a decisive competitive advantage by: • Developing leaders and warfighters who possess good judgment,…

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Maritime Infrastructure: A Strategic Approach and...

Maritime shipping activity, as indicated by the number of vessels in the U.S. Arctic, generally increased from 2009 through 2019. Domestic maritime activity declined after the discontinuation of offshore oil…

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Marine Plastic Pollution

Marine plastic pollution does not only have ecological ill-effects, it can also affect businesses and governments economically. The fight against plastic waste is not lost, and organizations and governments stand…

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The Future of Data in the Maritime Sector: Driving...

The 21st Century is often regarded as the dawn of the data age. The rise of the internet, smartphone and digital technology has completely revolutionised methods of communication and commerce,…

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Ports Primer for Communities Office of...

Welcome! This Ports Primer for Communities has been developed as part of the EPA Ports Initiative by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) in…

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National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV)

The NSMV is a new class of purpose-built ships to provide for the replacement of the current training ships at the State Maritime Academies (SMAs). The NSMV will help to…

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IMO 2020 READY

Shell supports the decision of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to implement a 0.5% sulphur cap on 1 January 2020. We are preparing to provide our customers with options for…

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The 2020 Global Sulphur Cap and The Role of...

The impending onset of the Global Sulphur Cap 2020 is catalysing a monumental shift in the types of fuel being bunkered by the international shipping fleet away from predominantly heavy…

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COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry

Congress tasked the Federal Maritime Commission with administering the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. § 40101 et seq. The Commission also administers Public Law 89-777, 46 U.S.C. § 44101…

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International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain...

Pursuant to the Shipping Act of 1984, 46 U.S.C. 40101 et seq. (Shipping Act), the Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is charged with regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system that…

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The Department of Defense: Indo-Pacific Strategy...

The Indo-Pacific is the Department of Defense’s priority theater. The United States is a Pacific nation; we are linked to our Indo-Pacific neighbors through unbreakable bonds of shared history, culture,…

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