Dryad provides update on hurricane season

Dryad Maritime provides information about the hurricane season in North Atlantic which traditionally starts from June 1st, with tropical storms normally appearing in the Eastern Pacific from the middle of May and both seasons coming to a close at the end of November. With hurricanes increasingly occurring out of season, the strongest typhoon ever recorded since records began occurring last year, ongoing climate change and El Niño in decline, there is a lot of interest to see what will happen this year.

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St. Lucia implements open ship registry

The St. Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) says the island is expected to gain several benefits after a decision to implement an open ship registry allowing for companies or people from another countries to register their vessels under that nation’s flag.

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Britain’s very porous borders: Having just three boats to patrol coast is a security gamble, says ex-Navy chief

Britain's borders are at risk from terrorists and uncontrolled flows of migrants because so few boats patrol UK waters, a former head of the Royal Navy warned yesterday. Just three Border Force vessels patrol 7,700 miles of coastline after another was deployed to the Aegean Sea to tackle the migrant crisis. The situation, described by Admiral Lord West as a ‘complete mess’, comes after aerial surveillance of Britain’s shores was scrapped in January to save money.

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Tips for Finding a Quality Moving Company for Your Move

May is National Moving Month, which means that moving
companies all across the Bay Area are gearing up for their busiest season. It
also means that scammers and disreputable moving companies are getting ready to
take advantage of unsuspecting movers. Because trustworthy Bay Area residential movers
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E-AWB usage returns to growth

The use of electronic air waybills (e-AWB) picked up again in April after a surprising drop off in March. The latest statistics from IATA show that e-AWB penetration reached 38.3% in April, up 1.2 percentage points compared with March figures.

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Regulations: A boon to trucking?

Could the wide sweep of current and proposed regulatory initiatives now blanketing trucking actually help the industry achieve better long-term positioning on freight rates? That seemed to be the conclusion of more than a few of the speakers at the ALK 2016 Technology Summit held in Philadelphia this week.

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The Risk Of Iranian Terror: The Straits Of Hormuz In Danger

General Hossein Salami, deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, recently said Iranian forces will close the Strait of Hormuz if the United States “threatens” Iran. In the past, similar threats by Iran have largely been dismissed. Why? Because America and its allies believe the presence of a strong U.S. navy in the region makes such threats empty. But should the threat now be taken seriously? Unfortunately, the U.S Navy’s ability to keep the Strait open is weaker than in the recent past, and Iranian military capabilities are measurably stronger.

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