People Power and the Contract of the Century

By Wendy Laursen 2015-04-28 19:38:19 The European Parliament voted to adopt a regional EU regulation on the monitoring, reporting and verification of individual ship CO2 emissions on Tuesday. The move to do this, rather than to rely on the IMO’s agenda for shipping’s self-management of change, comes in part from politicians’ recognition of people power.…

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New Horizons Set for Inmarsat Maritime

By MarEx 2015-04-28 17:26:04 A fresh face and a fresh perspective. 2014 was a busy year for Inmarsat Maritime with acquisitions, new products and the launch of the first Global Xpress satellite as well as a significant change in senior management. Mr. Ronald Spithout was appointed to the position of Inmarsat Maritime President in October…

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Common Food Additive May Combat Oil Spills

By Kathryn Stone 2015-04-28 15:40:57 A recent study published in the American Chemical Society indicates that soybean lecithin, a common soy-based food additive, may have possible applications as a dispersant for crude oil spills. The study published last month by Chemist Ram Gupta and colleagues tested how well soy lecithin in its lipid component form…

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US, Japan Reinforce Security and Economic Ties

By MarEx 2015-04-28 15:19:57 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Washington this week for the first official visit between his nation and the US since 2006. The Obama administration has stated that this visit will realize one of its core foreign policy priorities; the rebalance of the Asia Pacific region. Ben Rhodes, Deputy National…

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Iran Seizes Cargo Ship, US Navy Responds

By Reuters 2015-04-28 13:16:27 Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. U.S. planes and a destroyer were monitoring the situation after the vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, made a distress…

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