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South Carolina Ports Accused Of Shielding Tenant In Pollution Investigation

Plastic nurdles on a beach

PortandTerminal.com, October 2, 2020 CHARLESTON, SC – According to media outlet TheState.com, officials at South Carolina ports have been actively shielding a port tenant that is the target of an official pollution investigation. Since the story broke late last week it has also been picked up and covered by other media outlets including The Charlotte Observer as well. The media …

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European Parliament Votes to Make Ships Pay for Their Pollution

Smoke from container ship

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 If left unchecked, the IMO has said CO2 emissions from maritime transport could increase by up to 250% by 2050 from 2012 levels By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of including greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector in the European Union’s carbon market from 2022, …

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U.S. Sanctions Are Forcing Iran to Ditch Push to Cleaner Fuels

PortandTerminal.com, August 20, 2019 By Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) –Iran is about to burn a lot more fuel oil as a result of U.S. sanctions and new global shipping rules, reversing the nation’s progress in switching to cleaner-burning natural gas. Power plants and other industrial facilities will burn more than 200,000 barrels a day of highly-polluting fuel oil next year, double …

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Florida judge threatens to stop Carnival ships from docking in the U.S.

PortandTerminal.com, April 11, 2019 Miami, FL – The Associated Press reported today that a federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking its cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. Micky Arison (L) Chairman, Carnival Cruise and Arnold Donald (R) CEO, Carnival Cruise What’s the problem? Photo: Alaska’s Glacier Bay …

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