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Saturday, September 26th, 2020

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Leaked Video: Lost dog seen swimming in the sea rescued by passing ferry passenger

Man rescuing dog at sea

PortandTerminal.com, September 25, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – In times like these, a feel-good story on a Friday is what we all need somtimes. This is the heartwarming moment a lost dog was rescued after being found swimming in the ocean. A ferry was taking workers to a hotel when they passed by the black dog drifting in the waters …

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For Carnival, ‘Death on the High Seas Act’ Protects the Bottom Line

Cruise ship. Orange life boats

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 For passengers killed by virus, payout may be just burial cost | Century-old maritime law limits damages for shipping industry By Christopher Yasiejko for Bloomberg – Carnival Corp. is poised to dramatically curb monetary damages for passengers killed by the coronavirus under the latest court decision to side with the company. If a ruling Monday by a Los …

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U.S. imports surge as pandemic worries have retailers stockpiling

Aerial view of container yard at port. ship. cranes. containers

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Los Angeles-based maker of Exploding Kittens and Throw Throw Burrito board games ordered 1 million extra units from its factory in China with the hope of preventing coronavirus from ruining its Christmas sales. The move from the company, which sells product through Target TGT., Walmart WMT.N, and Amazon.com AMZN.O, comes as  U.S. suppliers and …

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Maritime Image of the Day: “The North Pier Blackpool”

North Pier at Blackpool. Lowtide

PortandTerminal.com, September 24, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Today’s “Maritime Image of the Day” marks two firsts. The photo of the North Pier in Blackpool, England was taken just today so this is likely the first time that it has been published. It is also the first time that PortandTerminal.com has featured the work of a photographer more than once …

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China Far Outpaces America in Bringing Robots to Factories

Factory robots building a car

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 Record 2.7 million robots work in factories around the world | U.S. numbers rise 7%; U.K. ranks last among major economies By Alexandre Tanzi for Bloomberg – The number of robots operating on Chinese factory floors rose 21% last year as the world’s manufacturing powerhouse extended its lead in automation. China added 140,500 new robots and now …

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Coast Guard crew battle heroically to save their ship from fire

NIghtime. Firefighters. Ship on fire

PortandTerminal.com, September 24, 2020 ALAMEDA, CA – The crew of the Waesche, a national security cutter, battled heroically to save their ship after a fire broke out while it was underway in U.S. 7th Fleet on Sunday. The “shipboard engineering fire” was reported at about 5:15 p.m. local time after crew members found fire in the exhaust stack and nearby spaces. …

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Head of Contentious Alaska Mine Resigns Over Taped Comments (VIDEO)

Screen shot of bearded man talking on video conference call

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 In recordings, Pebble Mine executives discuss influence with Gov. Mike Dunleavy and one day expanding the mine By Steven Frank for Bloomberg – The chief executive of the controversial Pebble mining project in southwestern Alaska abruptly resigned after the release of covertly taped comments he made boasting of his ties to state and federal leaders. Tom Collier, who heads Northern …

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China Pledges to Be Carbon Neutral By 2060

Woman on bicycle. Mask. Smog. City

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans to boost his country’s Paris climate accord target on Tuesday and called for a green revolution, just minutes after U.S. President Donald Trump blasted China for “rampant pollution.” Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, Xi said China would achieve a peak in carbon dioxide …

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Trudeau: Priority right now is fighting the pandemic and saving lives

Canadian Throne Speech. Flag. People wearing masks. Throne.

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 In the short term, Canada will “do whatever it takes, using whatever fiscal fire-power is needed to support people and businesses during the pandemic,” By Kait Bolongaro for Bloomberg – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will launch a campaign to create 1 million jobs in Canada, returning employment to pre-pandemic levels. In a speech Wednesday …

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What You Need To Know Your Cruise Ship’s HVAC System

Couple wearing masks. Standing on pier in front of Cruise Ship

PortandTerminal.com, September 23, 2020 Be sure to ask about the MERV Rating of the filters the HVAC system on your cruise ship uses before you book your next trip – it may save your life. MIAMI – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity, announced on Monday the adoption of a set of health …

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