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James (Jim) Walker Aug 18
By registering ships in flag of convenience countries, lines avoid U.S. minimum wage & overtime laws, and ship employees have no right to organize & bargain with their employers which also avoid paying virtually all U.S. taxes
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A View From The Hook Aug 14
90% of ships using China's ports will use shore power by 2020, and now India begins roll-out of countrywide shore power program. When will U.S. East Coast ports jump on the shore power wagon?
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PortSide NewYork Aug 12
Great news! Tours of the historic ship Amistad extended today 10 am to 1pm. next to the dock.
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PortSide NewYork Aug 6
NEXT SATURDAY! 8/11, 10am-5pm ship Amistad back for tours! Next to our ship . At same time, we have info, books, activities about Next to stop
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James (Jim) Walker Aug 5
Ketchikan, Alaska reports on cruise discharge complaints / nasty scrubber discharge sludge dumped at port
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A View From The Hook Aug 2
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
Read this whole thread:
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A View From The Hook Aug 2
If only it was true that it was “human nature “ that lead to inaction on climate in the 70s and 80s, instead of the mendacious actions of the fossil fuel industry and conservative think tanks that spread politically influenced climate disinformation.
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Olaf Merk Jul 31
Zero-emission shipping is coming faster than you think: The needed technologies are deployed as we speak, shows new report of
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A View From The Hook Jul 31
Electricity supplied to Ports of NY & NJ is produced by 70% hydroelectric . So, as is the case in British Columbia, our region's ports would have an advantage in incentivizing battery powered shipping or the use of shore power ... if only!
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A View From The Hook Jul 31
More Ferry Firms Swap Bunkers for Batteries: "Battery operation is becoming a very exciting alternative to traditional (fossil) fuels for shipping." - Ship & Bunker
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A View From The Hook Jul 30
Good question! Cruise and container shipping companies are touting scrubbers as a way to reduce sulfur emissions. But what do they do with the scrubber sludge? Do they dump it at sea, which is worse for CO2 emissions? Who monitors this & other environmentally impactful practices?
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A View From The Hook Jul 29
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
Adding previous tweet to this thread - because this can't be stated enough.
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A View From The Hook Jul 29
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
Information that should spur every NYC representative to take action on ship pollution (cruise and container). If you support fossil fuel divestment, public health, environmental justice, and climate action, these facts should compel you to act on ship pollution
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A View From The Hook Jul 29
Even if you don't sign the petition, read it! Lots of good information about the dangers of ship pollution & the actions that representatives need to take to protect the public here. Sadly, London's representatives seem as reluctant to act as many of our NYC representatives are
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A View From The Hook Jul 29
Help Sink Plans for London's Toxic Cruise Port - Sign the Petition! via
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A View From The Hook Jul 29
Good luck! BTW, only NYC's Brooklyn Cruise Terminal offers shore power. Ships visiting the larger Manhattan Cruise Terminal still idle 24/7, burning tons of dirty diesel, spewing toxic PM 2.5 into West Side residents' lungs, emitting 66 tons of CO2 per ship visit.
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Pacific Environment Jul 27
Carnival Cruises bills itself as "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line" but uses heavy fuel oil to power its ships, which threatens Arctic life that relies on the sea's resources. Tell to clean up its :
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A View From The Hook Jul 27
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
If we really want to address shipping’s staggering PM 2.5 & CO2 emissions problem, we need to talk about real, zero emissions solutions, and we need to reject fears about how much it will cost. Because doing nothing - or doing too little - will cost way more. /END
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A View From The Hook Jul 27
Replying to @ViewFromTheHook
However, health/climate benefits of reducing shipping emissions are clear - locally and globally. Connecting cruise ships to shorepower in Brooklyn saves us $9M health costs per year. Cutting the world’s shipping CO2 emissions by 2050 will ensure Paris Agreement goals are met 7/
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A View From The Hook Jul 27
Replying to @PortofLA
It’s been shown, by examples set at and elsewhere, that the cost of using cleaner fuels, connecting to shore power, etc., does not add significant cost to consumers. In fact, the added cost is negligible - a couple of cents added to a pair of sneakers, for example 6/?
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