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CMA CGM launch world’s first 23 000 TEU container ship powered by LNG

Container ship.

PortandTerminal.com, September 22, 2020 MARSEILLE – Shipping line CMA CGM announced today that the JACQUES SAADE has joined its fleet. The company’s new flagship vessel is the first 23,000 TEU  container vessel in the world to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). It is also the first of a series of nine LNG powered 23,000 TEU container ships that …

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FedEx Wants to Use Small Self-Flying Planes for Remote Areas

The Cessna 208 Caravan turboprop

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 By Thomas Black for Bloomberg – FedEx Corp. is looking at using small self-flying cargo planes to serve remote areas after experimenting with a technology startup on autonomous aircraft, said Chief Executive Officer Fred Smith. The effort builds on the courier’s work with Silicon Valley’s Reliable Robotics, which was founded by veterans of Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. With …

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Leaked Video: This Is What 10,000 Ducks Cleaning A Rice Paddy Looks Like

Ducks

PortandTerminal.com, September 17, 2020 BANGKOK, THAILAND – Thousands of ducks have been set loose in rice paddies in Thailand for a regular clean-up that benefits rice and duck farmers alike. Drone footage captured the event in Nakhon Pathom, about an hour west of Bangkok, where 10,000 ducks stormed the flooded fields to devour pests such as snails hiding in the …

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Game Over. Amazon Smartphones-In-Trees Hack Thwarted

Smart phones hanging in tree

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 Drivers say they’re suddenly getting work following drought | Chicago drivers were putting phones in trees to get an edge By Spencer Soper for Bloomberg – Amazon.com Inc. contract drivers have noticed a sudden change this week in how the company assigns delivery routes, a sign that it has found a way to prevent rogue operators from gaming …

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Amazon drivers hanging smartphones in trees to get more work

Smart phones hanging in tree

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 Ferocious competition for work in a pandemic-ravaged U.S. economy suffering from double-digit unemployment leads to bizarre tactics By Spencer Soper for Bloomberg News – A strange phenomenon has emerged near Amazon.com Inc. delivery stations and Whole Foods stores in the Chicago suburbs: smartphones dangling from trees. Contract delivery drivers are putting them there to get a …

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A better way to recycle old ships

Shipbreaking yard. Ship. Chain. Pollution. Beach

PortandTerminal.com, September 1, 2020 Shipbreaking is among the most dangerous and environmentally damaging jobs in the world | Here’s a better to do it (World Economic Forum) – Shipbreaking is among the most dangerous jobs in the world, according to the International Labour Organisation. This is the process of breaking up huge old ships into spare parts. It almost always happens …

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Bill Gates is investing in nuclear energy

Bill Gates

REUTERS, AUGUST 27, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A nuclear energy venture founded by Bill Gates said Thursday it hopes to build small advanced nuclear power stations that can store electricity to supplement grids increasingly supplied by intermittent sources like solar and wind power. The effort is part of the billionaire philanthropist’s push to help fight climate change, and is targeted …

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Elon Musk Announces Intention To Launch Rockets From Ocean Spaceports

Ocean rocket launch platform

PortandTemrinal.com, August 24, 2020 LOS ANGELES – SpaceX boss Elon Musk revealed, or to be more accurate – reaffirmed, today that his intention long term is to have the Starship/Super Heavy rockets launch from ocean spaceports. Musk made the announcement on Twitter in response to the news that Russia says it will restore the Sea Launch cosmodrome. Russia’s announcement was …

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WATCH: Elon Musk shares video of ship catching Falcon 9 rocket fairing

Screen grab. Net on barge catching parachute payload.

PortandTerminal.com, August 19, 2020 Viewed over 6 million times, the video features the exact moment when the ship catches the rocket fairing by using a massive net laid out for it. LOS ANGELES – “Aloha, welcome back from space Dizzy symbol,” read Musk’s tweet yesterday, who recently became the fourth richest person in the world after his net-worth jumped $8 …

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