Senators introduce act to compel CDC to restore U.S. cruises by July 4

The efforts to pressure the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to move forward with the restoration of cruises sailing from U.S. ports continued with three U.S. senators today introducing a bill to require the CDC to restore cruising by July 4. The senators from Florida and Alaska followed a move last week by the state of Florida to sue the U.S. government to restore cruising and a letter-writing campaign launched by the cruise industry. Alaska’s governor said his state might follow Florida in a lawsuit to ease the restrictions on cruising.


Singapore’s first carbon neutral LNG cargo uses carbon offsetting

In another example of the use of carbon offsets to achieve carbon neutrality, Pavilion Energy Singapore reported that it has imported Singapore’s first carbon-neutral LNG cargo.  A subsidiary of the Singapore government’s Temasek investment company, Pavilion is a global energy company trading LNG and developing the LNG bunkering business for the maritime industry.


Crowley begins bunkering bay area ship assist tug with biofuel

Crowley Shipping and Shell Trading U.S. (STUSCO) have started using biofuel to power the tugboat Veteran, a ship assist and escort tug serving the San Francisco Bay market. The new bunkering contract will help Crowley reduce the carbon footprint and greenhouse gas impact of its maritime operations.