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Ninety percent of everything we own has spent some time on a container ship. Consider your furniture, your clothes, your computer. Likely all those things traveled across an ocean at some point in their lifecycle. Each component inside was likely shipped between multiple ports before being assembled, shipped again, and bolted inside. A ccording to the World Bank, no other industry has pulled more people out of poverty worldwide. Yet most of us give very little thought to the 50, cargo ships at sea right now driving the global economy. No doubt tech has largely avoided shipping because historically, the industry has been notoriously slow to adopt new technology.
This is a list of ports in Australia. It includes all gazetted ports , harbours , havens , roadsteads and marinas.
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The Great Lakes: A boat-watcher's playground. They're called boatnerds, people who relish the commercial ships that navigate the Great Lakes, delivering iron ore, coal and other aggregates from one port, or one lake, to another. All of us have a little bit of boatnerd in us. The site of a floating, steel-hulled monster nudging its way up the Cuyahoga River is especially captivating. Now that the ice what little we had this year has melted away and the shipping season has begun with the opening of the Soo Locks between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, we offer up a colorful look at several of the boats that call the Great Lakes home. These lakers are long, multi-hold vessels with storied histories.
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It is the largest fossil fuel divestment yet, affecting companies across the world, and marking a new success for the fast-growing and UN-backed climate change campaign. A dozen coal-related companies on China are set to lose their Norwegian investment, as are eight in Japan and five in Australia. It was formally passed by a parliamentary vote on Friday. Svein Flaatten, of the governing Conservative party, said coal investments were both a global warming risk and financial risk. A global deal to cut carbon emissions at a crunch UN summit in December could leave some fossil fuel reserves unburnable and worthless. The fossil fuel divestment campaign seeks to persuade investors to dump stocks on the basis that current reserves of coal, oil and gas are already several times greater than could be safely burned. The measures are to be implemented on 1 January