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From the Mouths of Babes – Finding Inspiration. . .  Headlines of the Week- July 31, 2019 View this email in your browser

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From the Mouths of Babes – Finding Inspiration 

A few months ago, the world was riveted by the passion and advocacy of Greta Thunberg – a 15-year-old Swedish girl who risked demerits by skipping school on Fridays to lobby her government about the perils of fossil fuels. Greta is now an icon for zero emissions, and a hero to all ages.


Greta has been invited to address the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change in New York – but how to get there in a carbon-free way? She has announced that she will be using that ancient mode- a sailboat- to travel to the United States. The yacht, Malizia II, is equipped with solar panels and underwater turbines to generate electricity. For safety protocols, the boat carries motors and generators, but they are sealed.

By doing this, what is Greta telling us? “Where there is a will, there is a way?”, “Technology exists today to live carbon-free?”, “Carpe diem?”, “There is no time like the present?”

“We still have a window of time when things are in our own hands. But that window is closing fast. That is why I have decided to make this trip now,” Greta stated in a New York Times article.

We wish her fair winds and following seas. See you in New York, Greta!!!

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     Carleen Lyden Walker
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July 31, 2019 
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Singapore stocks up LSFO ahead of 2020 sulphur cap 

2019-07-23 –  Oil traders are chartering more ships, while they are trying to find fuel oil storage tanks in and around Singapore, the world’s top bunkering port, aiming to ensure compliance. . . READ MORE

Indonesia will not introduce global sulphur cap on January 1

2019-07-30 –  The global Sulphur cap will not come into play in Indonesian waters on January 1 as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has mandated. . . READ MORE


Smart devices able to transform value of shipping container equipment

2019-07-19 – Smart devise have the ability to significantly transform the utility and value of shipping container equipment assets, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census. . . READ MORE 

Survey Uncovers Wreck of 19th – Century Great Lakes Steamship 

2019-07-29 – The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society (GLSHS) has announced the discovery of the wreck of the 1890-built Great Lakes steamship S.R. Kirby, which went down off. . . READ MORE 


BHP demands greater green efforts from its shipping partners 

2019-07-24 – Mining giant BHP yesterday announced a fiver-year, $400m climate investment program to develop technologies to reduce emissions from its own operations as well as. . . READ MORE


Is the implementation of speed limits effective in cutting emissions?

2019-07-23 –  BIMCO’s Deputy Secretary General, Lars Robert Pedersen, discusses how the shipping industry can accomplish speed reduction in a way to achieve cutting emissions. . . READ MORE

New inquiry launched for UK’s net zero government

2019-07-26 –  The Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new inquiry into net zero government. It will focus on the sustainability of the UK Government’s estate and procurement. . . READ MORE


The Road Towards Autonomous Ship Handling with Tugs  

2019-07-27 –  Are autonomous tugs feasible? A good question, but let us first make clear what autonomous vessels are, because the term autonomous is not always used. . . READ MORE

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