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Aug

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Panamaxed Out

Panamaxed Out

Whoever said it’s the journey and not the destination never had to get through the Panama Canal. In recent years the Canal has reached capacity and then some. The largest ships can only transit the locks in daylight and with a helmsman drinking decaf. At the canal’s tightest point, known as the Calebra Cut, ships […]

24
Aug

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Mega-Ships Facing Mega- Problems

Mega-Ships Facing Mega- Problems

These days’ mega-vessels are facing mega-problems. New environmental regulations are going to drastically reduce allowable sulfur emissions on ships and it’s easy to understand why: Globally shipping counts for a whopping 3% of sulfur emissions and it’s been calculated that the largest 15 ships emits as much carbon as 3/4 of a billion cars. That’s a […]