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Why the IMO's 2020 global fuel sulfur limit is significant

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

This blog was coauthored by NRDC consultants Freda Fung and Rich Kassel.The International Maritime Organization (IMO) made a historic decision last Th...

Mud Matters: Lowly Soft Sediments Are Essential for Productive Fisheries

Jake Kritzer | Posted 10.25.2016 | Green
Jake Kritzer

Photo credits (clockwise from left): Kim Hansen via Wikimedia Commons, Pieter v Marion via photopin, New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v...

China Focuses on Robust Enforcement of Clean Marine Fuels

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 10.18.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

October 1st is China’s National Day, but this year it also marked an important day for controlling shipping pollution: Shenzhen, the world’s third...

Transatlantic partnership essential to Denmark

Troels Lund Poulsen | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Troels Lund Poulsen

Denmark and the United States are close partners within both politics and trade. The United States is the world's largest economy and a growing market...

Tiny Denmark Is A Maritime Superpower

Anne H. Steffensen | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Anne H. Steffensen

Shipping is the backbone of world trade and offers the infrastructure that has created the modern economy. And tiny Denmark plays its part in this intricate and complicated system of world trade.

Couriers Of The Future Are Us

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Business
Karin Kloosterman

Back in the days, bike couriers were necessary for shipping priority letters in under an hour. They could weave through traffic in no time. The carried letters that couldn't be faxed, along with blueprints, and notarized documents.

Moving To College: 7 Packing Tips From The Pros

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.14.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Have your piles ready? Wondering how you'll fit everything into your car? Check out these essential tips from those who've been there before you.

Explainer: how Panama Canal expansion will transform shipping once again

The Conversation US | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Frank Townsend, University of Florida World shipping changed forever when the Panama Canal opened on August 15, 1914. It was an engineering marvel o...

9 Key Factors to Note as You Ship Your Milion Dollar Car Home

Toby Nwazor | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Toby Nwazor

According to Dmitriy Shibarshin, marketing head at West Coast Shipping, getting a precious car shipped from another country to your own is nothing less than putting a puzzle together.

Tied for Last Place: UN Shipping and Aviation Agencies Dragging Down Global Ambition on Climate Change

Bill Hemmings | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Bill Hemmings

Escaping mention in the Paris Agreement does not give these industries license to unravel its goals and yet, if left unmitigated, the fast growing emissions from these sectors will triple by 2050.

China Fighting Air Pollution in Air, Land, and Sea

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

China has been rightly lauded for signing the Paris Agreement at the United Nations on Earth Day, April 22, and pledging to formally ratify the Agreement before the G20 Hangzhou summit in September this year.

Company Shipping Illegal Timber From The Amazon Abandons Boat, Crew In Mexico

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 03.19.2017 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Imagine you joined the crew of a cargo ship, sailing down the Amazon River from Peru into the Atlantic Ocean. After officials in several countries deny your ship entry suspecting your cargo is illegal, you dock in a Mexican port.

Panama: Canal Crawls and a Cup of Perfect Coffee

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.03.2017 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Panama wants us to think of it as more than a feat of engineering; more than a continental bridge; more than headquarters for summer hats. This is why I am here. I want to check out its highlands and some of the animals and birds that you have to sneak around quietly to see.

The Surprising Way Ships' Wakes Could Help Ease Global Warming

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Science

The shipping industry gets blamed for its share of environmental ills, from air and water pollution to collisions that kill whales and other marine an...

Why Some 'Star Wars' Fans Think These Two Characters Are Gay

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment

Warning: Spoilers below for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Fans left theaters after seeing "The Force Awakens" with a lot of questions. Who was, or i...

Airlines' High-Flying Climate Pollution Threatens World's Poorest People

Vera Pardee | Posted 12.09.2016 | Green
Vera Pardee

As the Paris climate summit enters its final days, the aviation industry is working overtime to get its skyrocketing carbon pollution exempted from the international agreement aimed at averting global warming's worst dangers. Shipping companies are pulling the same trick.

Does Climate Change Threaten the Future of the Panama Canal?

Antonia Sohns | Posted 11.12.2016 | Green
Antonia Sohns

Panama's economic prospects are bright. Yet global warming may endanger one of the country's main sources of revenue and growth -- the Panama Canal. It's essential to build resilience around one of the world's most important waterways.

Airplane Pollution Abruptly Exempted from Paris Climate Agreement

Vera Pardee | Posted 10.29.2016 | Green
Vera Pardee

The Obama administration's climate legacy is at stake. The U.S. EPA recently acknowledged that airplane emissions endanger our climate. Now, to safeguard our planet, State Department negotiators must get planes and ships back into the Paris climate agreement.

Startup Insider: The Story Behind Asia's International Fulfillment and Shipping Guru, Floship CEO Steve Suh

David Ongchoco | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

Growing up in Philadelphia as a Korean-American, Steve always wanted an international experience. Seeing China become one of the top economies in the world, Steve decided to take a leap of faith and go to China, with a goal of learning more about startups and becoming an entrepreneur.

Did Your Favorite Soda Just Get Greener?

Todd Paglia | Posted 10.01.2016 | Green
Todd Paglia

Recently Coca-Cola and PepsiCo -- America's two largest soft drink makers -- have signed a letter committing to both increase fuel efficiency and reduce the use of high-carbon, climate-polluting fuels in their truck fleets.

Tips From Sculptors When Shipping Models to Foundries

Daniel Grant | Posted 09.21.2016 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Artwork may get panned by critics, defaced by vandals and crazy people or just ignored by everyone, but sometimes the worst thing that can happen to a work of art is moving it.

How China Is Taking Major Steps to Control Shipping Air Pollution

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

In a series of announcements over the weekend and on Monday, the Chinese government took several important steps to control emissions from shipping activities, which until now have been virtually unregulated.

Trailblazing Women: Sarayu Srinivasan, Founder & CEO of Kaargo

Anne Ravanona | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

Sarayu Srinivasan is the Founder & CEO of Kaargo, an online consumer shipping and logistics marketplace. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Port Authority's Brooklyn Port Facilities Should Be Reimagined

Carol Kellermann | Posted 04.05.2015 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Why not imagine how this property could better enhance the community? What's the harm in thinking about ways to do that? Why continue to lose money at these two facilities when those losses are not necessary?

Recreating The Dark Journey Of A Refugee At Sea

HuffPost Italy | Sheila Pierce | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts

I loathe containers. Not the Tupperware ones for chopped carrots or Ikea storage bins for wool sweaters. I'm talking about those metal, windowless rec...