Ship tracking – MTI Horizon Wed, 27 Oct 2021 16:14:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ship tracking – MTI Horizon 32 32 Industry leaders ask COP26 to commit to decarbonising international maritime transport by 2050 Wed, 27 Oct 2021 15:48:00 +0000

The call to action for decarbonizing shipping, urging world leaders to take action to bring shipping in line with the Paris Agreement’s temperature target, was handed over to the UK Presidency today. of COP26 at the annual summit of the World Maritime Forum in London.

Posted: October 27, 2021 at 10:48 a.m. CDT|Update: 25 minutes ago

LONDON, October 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Call to action for the decarbonization of maritime transport was developed by a multi-stakeholder working group brought together by the Getting to Zero coalition – a partnership between the World Maritime Forum, the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action. The Call to Action is supported by more than 200 industry leaders and organizations representing the entire maritime value chain and sends the clear message that a full decarbonization of international shipping is both urgent and feasible. It calls on governments to work with the shipping industry to implement the policies and investments needed to reach critical tipping points in the decarbonization of global supply chains and the global economy.

“With the Call to Action, leaders across the maritime value chain are sending a strong signal to governments gathered in Glasgow next week that it is time to increase ambitions and commit to completely decarbonizing international shipping by 2050. If governments want to be climate heroes in COP26, they must also be climate heroes within the International Maritime Organization, where urgent action is needed to place international shipping on a fair and equitable basis. Paris-aligned track “, said Johannah christensen, President and CEO, World Maritime Forum.

The call to action demonstrates that there is broad industry support for the decarbonization of maritime transport and shows the many actions and commitments that are already taken by companies, while specifying what is needed from governments to completely decarbonize the sector by 2050.

More specifically, the signatories call on the government to:

  • Commit to decarbonizing international maritime transport by 2050
  • Support zero-emission maritime transport projects on an industrial scale through national action
  • Put in place policy measures that will make zero-emission shipping the default choice by 2030

The 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021 is hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy and bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

COP26 is a unique opportunity to accelerate global efforts to combat climate change. All industries must be part of the path to achieving net zero emissions and maintaining the Paris temperature goals at your fingertips. As COP President, I welcome the Call to Action for Decarbonizing Shipping and its clear message that leaders across the maritime industry are ready to work with governments to fully decarbonise international maritime transport by 2050 ”, said Alok sharma, COP26 President.

About the call to action for the decarbonization of maritime transport

More than 200 industry leaders and organizations across the maritime value chain are signatories of the Call to Action for Decarbonization of Maritime Transport, including Maritime Transport, Freight, Energy, Finance, ports and infrastructure. The signatories are among the largest global players in world trade: Anglo-American, AP Moller-Maersk, BHP, Bolloré Logistics, BP, BW LPG, Cargill Ocean Transportation, Carnival Corporation, Citi, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, ENGIE, Euronav, Fortescue Metals Group, GasLog, Hapag-Lloyd, Iberdrola, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsui OSK lines, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Ocean Network Express, Olympic Shipping and Management, Ørsted, Panama Canal Authority, Port of Rotterdam, PSA International, Rio Tinto, Shell, Swire Shipping, Trafigura, Ultranav, Unilever, V.Group, Volvo and Yara.

The Call to Action for Decarbonizing Shipping was initially launched on September 22, 2021 in collaboration with the United Nations General Assembly.

Learn more about the Call to Action for Decarbonizing Shipping and check out the full list of signatories here ….

Learn more on the concrete actions that the signatories of the Call to action for the decarbonization of maritime transport are taking in favor of the decarbonization of maritime transport here …

Learn more on the Summit of the World Maritime Forum in London to October 27-28, 2021, here…

About the Achieving Zero Coalition

The Getting to Zero Coalition is an industry-led collaborative platform that brings together key players in maritime and fuel value chains with the financial sector and others committed to making commercially viable zero-emission ships a reality. scalable by 2030. Coalition is a partnership between the World Maritime Forum, Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum.

About the Friends of Ocean Action

Friends of Ocean Action is a unique group of more than 55 global leaders from business, international organizations, civil society, science and academia, who deliver rapid scalable solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean is facing. It is hosted by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the World Resources Institute.

About the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is the international organization for public-private cooperation. The Forum engages society’s key political, business, cultural and other leaders to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a non-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. He is independent, impartial and not tied to any particular interest.

About the World Maritime Forum

The Global Maritime Forum is an international non-profit organization committed to shaping the future of global maritime commerce to increase long-term sustainable economic development and human well-being.

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Globalstar’s advanced tracking devices for pleasure craft owners surpass 2,000 – SatNews Tue, 26 Oct 2021 05:26:00 +0000
SmartOne Solar streamlines your M2M operations

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (NYSE American: GSAT), and a leader in satellite messaging, IoT and emergency notification technologies, announced its SmartOne Solar Satellite IoT Transmitter is being deployed to provide satellite tracking to pleasure craft owners.

The announcement comes as integrator partner Globalstar Advanced Tracking passes the milestone of deploying more than 2,000 Globalstar SmartOne C IoT tracking devices for its marine customers.

Advanced Tracking recently integrated SmartOne Solar into its platform, a portal designed for users of the pleasure craft. Konectis offers multiple manageable features via a dedicated dashboard and user interface including an anti-theft alarm system. With the addition of SmartOne Solar, Advanced Tracking now enables fleet owners and boating enthusiasts to benefit from efficient and ubiquitous IoT-enabled satellite vessel tracking.

“In the yachting sector, when you own boats of 10 to 25 meters, budgets matter” noted Co-founder and CEO of Advanced Tracking, Christophe Allan.

“We knew that by integrating SmartOne Solar, we would have the ideal solution to provide cost-conscious boat owners an affordable, high-quality solution to track their vessels.” Allan noted.

The Globalstar SmartOne Solar monitors assets of all kinds, whether fixed or mobile, including shipping containers, transport trailers, construction / agricultural machinery and vehicle fleets.

SmartOne Solar provides a low-maintenance, cost-effective monitoring option that is powered by solar-powered rechargeable batteries and can provide years of service life. The device operates continuously for several months while reporting twice a day without the need for sun exposure.

Allan highlights the ease of use and wireless flexibility of SmartOne Solar as major advantages. “The advantage of SmartOne Solar is that it does not need to be connected to a power source, so the device can be positioned at many different points on the boat depending on your preferences” he added, “It’s small and easy to install, with good performance quality. Because the device is stand-alone, just install it and go.

Allan highlights the growing understanding that satellite connectivity is essential for reliable and ubiquitous coverage, saying: “The user could try other technologies, like VHF or GSM, but as soon as you are out of range you lose track of the boat.

The partnership between Globalstar and Advanced Tracking dates back to 2010. At that time, Advanced Tracking introduced Globalstar SmartOne C on its platform to replace / supplement its historic satellite telecommunications provider. One of the reasons, explains Allan, was the need for a back-up satellite system to reduce dependence exclusively on a single supplier. “The price was also an important factor”, he adds, “SmartOne, along with Globalstar’s airtime plans, allow customers to offer a quality solution at a truly reasonable price. “

Founded in 2004, Advanced Tracking provides satellite tracking solutions and communication systems. Its comprehensive Konectis portal, whose functionalities and communication preferences can be tailor-made, is dedicated to meeting the needs of its marine customers, primarily yacht and motor boat owners.

“We are delighted that SmartOne Solar is helping pleasure boat owners profitably track their valuable boats. “ noted Mark O’Connell, Managing Director of Globalstar EMEA. “We applaud Advanced Tracking for providing the growing recreational boating market with a highly effective solution that facilitates tracking, improves safety and security, and prevents potential failures. “

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Fire contained on ship anchored near Victoria Mon, 25 Oct 2021 00:47:21 +0000

VICTORIA – The blaze that broke out on Saturday in containers full of dangerous mining chemicals aboard a ship anchored near Victoria was reportedly brought under control but is still smoldering in early Sunday afternoon, officials said of the Canadian Coast Guard.

At one point on Saturday evening, the fire aboard the MV Zim Kingston engulfed 10 of the 40-foot containers.

But at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, “most of the fire is out but it’s still smoldering,” said JJ Brickett, who heads the Canadian Coast Guard’s environmental response team in Ontario, who spoke of “heroic efforts.” on board the ship.

The strategy, since the water would not put out a chemical fire, was to let it burn while using a tug to spray water to keep the surrounding containers and the ship’s hull cool, he said. he declares.

On Friday, the Zim Kingston had lost about 40 containers in rough seas west of Neah Bay before heading to Canada to anchor at Constance Bank, nearly 5 miles off the Victoria coast and about 17 miles from the United States.

A fire broke out on Saturday morning in two containers of a dangerous substance used in mining – potassium xanthates or amylxanthate – which can cause serious burns.

By 10:49 p.m. Saturday, the fire had spread to 10 containers, the Canadian Coast Guard said in a statement.

It never spread to the ship and no one was injured, officials said on Sunday, adding that air quality monitoring was in place. No risk was seen for those ashore, they said.

Danaos Shipping Co., which operates the container ship, said in an emailed statement from Greece on Sunday: “No injuries were reported. The blaze appears to have been brought under control,” the Associated reported. Press.

Sixteen of the 21 crew members were evacuated to Ogden Point while five remained on board to fight the blaze as the Canadian Coast Guard doubled the emergency zone around the vessel to 2 nautical miles.

The owner of the Zim Kingston has contracted with Resolve Marine Group for the rescue operations, said Michelle Imbeau, spokesperson for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Authorities will take a full inventory of the containers and their contents once the fire is fully extinguished, Imbeau said.

Officials said on Sunday that the source of the blaze was unknown.

The U.S. Coast Guard is working closely with the Canadian Incident Command to track the original 40 containers that released from Zim Kingston on Friday, officials said.

Overflights on Sunday spotted the containers about 22-27 miles off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The US Coast Guard had been warned Thursday at 1:45 p.m. that the ship had dumped the containers near the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Port Angeles helicopter crews flew over the area to follow them.

The Zim Kingston was traveling from a port in Busan, South Korea, according to the MarineTraffic ship tracking website. His destination was Vancouver, authorities said.

A group of three sea containers tied to the MV Zim Kingston were pictured when they were spotted by a helicopter crew from Port Angeles on Friday. (US Coast Guard)

]]> 0 Russia and China organize their first joint naval patrols in the Pacific Ocean | World news Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:02:06 +0000

Russian and Chinese warships carried out their first joint patrols in the Pacific Ocean, Moscow said.

The two countries, which held naval maneuvers together in the Sea of ​​Japan earlier this month, have forged closer military and diplomatic ties in recent years as relations with the West have deteriorated.

Combined Russia and China fleet included destroyers, frigates, a supply ship and a missile pursuit ship.

The fleet included destroyers, frigates, a supply ship and a missile pursuit ship

The naval exercise was closely watched by Japan, who said earlier this week that a group of 10 Chinese and Russian ships had crossed the Tsugaru Strait, separating the main island of Japan and its northern island of Hokkaido in the western Pacific.

The middle of the 100-mile stretch of sea, which is 15 to 25 miles (24 to 40 km) wide, is considered international waters.

Japanese territorial waters in the region are only three miles offshore, instead of the normal 12 miles.

This dates back to a Cold War deal, to allow US warships and nuclear-weapon submarines to transit through the strait without violating Japan’s arms ban on its territory.

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The Russian Defense Ministry said in the statement: “The group of ships crossed the Tsugaru Strait for the first time as part of the patrol.

“The tasks of the patrols were the demonstration of the flags of the Russian and Chinese states, the maintenance of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and the supervision of the subjects of the maritime economic activities of the two countries.”

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More and more online scams put holiday shopping at risk Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:01:27 +0000

Online shopping scams now account for over a third of all scam reports filed with the Better Business Bureau, and four in five consumers who report such scams lose money, making this the type riskiest scam.

The BBB is warning consumers ahead of the holiday shopping season to be aware of how scammers are deceiving consumers, whether they are actively buying or passively browsing.

BBB’s 2021 Online Shopping Scam Report examines over 55,000 online shopping scam reports submitted to BBB Scam Tracker between 2015 and 2021; as well as a new survey conducted in 2021 to gain insight from those who reported online shopping scams in 2020 and 2021.

Online shopping scams have consistently ranked in the top three riskiest since 2017, and a significant number of people continue to lose money when targeted by online shopping scams (74.8 % in 2021). The median dollar loss for this type of scam has increased in recent years, from $ 76 in 2019 to $ 102 so far in 2021.