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Powerplay: America eyes ICBM-killing ships

Asiatimes 27 Feb 2021
drum roll, please an entirely new generation of ship-integrated radar ... The SPY-7 is a ship-based maritime radar now being integrated into Canadian and Japanese warships ... According to Breaking Defense, the service’s top admiral is mapping a plan to get hypersonic missiles and lasers on ships as quickly as he can.
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CMA CGM to Expand US Pacific Route with First LNG-Fuel Boxships

The Maritime Executive 27 Feb 2021
The first of these new vessels will be delivered in October 2021, and all ships will be fully operational by the end of 2022 ... CMA CGM said that the move was a means of sharing its energy transition for shipping and providing its customers with effective solutions with these six 15,000-TEU LNG-powered vessels.
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Winter storm's toll for Sanderson Farms hits 1.6 million chickens, including 100,000 chicks in Waco

Waco Tribune-Herald 27 Feb 2021
The plant processes about 1.3 million chickens weekly shipped from farms in Falls, Leon, Robertson and Freestone counties. It sends chicken to food service providers including Cisco and US Foods, "and it mainly ends up in restaurants," Billingsley said.
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From the Community Editorial Board: COVID relief bill

Daily Camera 27 Feb 2021
President Biden’s $1.9T coronavirus relief bill is in the U.S. House this week, while Senate staffers tackle the minimum wage provision. Your take? ... Raising the minimum wage is a rising tide that will raise all ships. (They should also include a provision that ties it to inflation.) Sure, I will pay slightly more for some goods and services ... .
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KVH Partners with Smart Ship Hub for KVH Watch Maritime IoT Solution

The Maritime Executive 26 Feb 2021
The Smart Ship Hub platform ... “The pillars of Smart Ship Hub’s services include remote tracking, monitoring, and providing actionable insights to our customers so their vessels operate as safely and efficiently as possible,” says Joy Basu, CEO of Smart Ship Hub.
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Weathernews ‘One Stop Shop’ for Weather Risk and Voyage Optimization

The Maritime Executive 26 Feb 2021
Tokyo-headquartered WNI Weathernews is already a heavyweight in the maritime market having supported ship masters and shore operators on millions of voyages over the last 50 years ... Weathernews’ core Optimum Ship Routeing (OSR) service is the original and Number One premium routing service worldwide.
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Gozo-Malta fast ferry service could be possible from 1 June

Independent Online 26 Feb 2021
From 1 June 2021, shipping operators will be able to provide their service by fast ferry to Mgarr, Gozo, the government has announced ... be able to start providing their service between the Grand Harbour, Valletta and the Mġarr Harbour by direct fast ferry for passengers only.
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Navy reports 2 ships in Middle East facing coronavirus outbreaks

The Hill 26 Feb 2021
The Navy on Friday reported more than a dozen COVID-19 cases among service members aboard a warship in the Middle East, with several people possibly infected on another ship ... More than 1,200 service members aboard the ship tested positive for COVID-19, with all 4,800 crew members sent ashore to Guam to quarantine for weeks.
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Two US Navy ships in Middle East facing COVID-19 outbreaks

Sandhills Express 26 Feb 2021
Navy ships deployed to the Middle East are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks and have arrived in Bahrain to isolate infected crew members, the Navy said in a statement Friday morning. The amphibious transport ship USS San Diego has gone into port in Bahrain after 12 service members tested positive for the virus, the Navy’s Fifth Fleet said.
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2 US Navy ships in Middle East facing COVID-19 outbreaks

ABC7 26 Feb 2021
Navy ships deployed to the Middle East are experiencing coronavirus outbreaks and are headed into port to isolate infected crew members, the Navy said in a statement Friday morning. The amphibious transport ship USS San Diego has gone into port in Bahrain after 12 service members tested positive for the virus, the Navy's Fifth Fleet said.
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Wicker, Hyde-Smith Ask DOD to Commit to Navy Shipbuilding Requirements

Delta Democrat-Times 26 Feb 2021
“In your respective hearings with the Senate Committee on Armed Services, concerns regarding the Navy’s ability to modernize and produce more ships were answered with a promise to review the situation, but no substantial commitments were made,” the lawmakers continued.
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Report Calls for Steps Reducing Ships as Primary Route of Counterfeits

The Maritime Executive 26 Feb 2021
They are calling for improved use of declarations of intent, in which well-known brand owners, vessels operators, and freight forwarders work together to develop a voluntary guidelines, which aim to raise awareness of the importance of gathering sufficient information on the parties using shipping services.
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‘Transitional fuels are capturing the regulatory agenda and incentives’: Maersk

Splash24/7 26 Feb 2021
Maersk has a long history of trying to steer and shape shipping’s regulatory debate with mixed results ... CMA CGM is the biggest adherent of the gas, with 32 of its ships set to be powered by LNG by the end of next year ... Latest data from Clarkson Research Services shows that 27% of all ships on order are LNG fuel capable in GT terms.
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