+-*The U.S. Coast Guard and response vessels are responding to a platform fire and oil sheen near Breton Island in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 2:50 a.m. Friday from the offshore supply vessel MV Miss Katherine reporting a fire on board an oil production […]
+-*Each year on May 22nd, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day, an observance of the contributions of the men and women of the U.S. merchant marine, as well as the U.S. maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country in terms of transportation, jobs, goods, recreation and national security. The date May […]
+-*Shipping freight rates on the world’s busiest route, from Asia to Northern Europe, fell by the largest percentage amount since 2008, reflecting wild volatility in the market as vessel operators continue to wrestle with overcapacity.
+-*The largest Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) ever to visit Singapore, the Chevron South America, sits in Jurong Shipyard in Singapore in this July 23, 1996 file photo via Reuters. Chinese trader Unipec has sold 2 million barrels of crude held for months on one of the world’s largest tankers, industry sources said, as rising […]
+-*A preliminary report into the grounding of a Maersk containership outside Freemantle harbor in Western Australia earlier this year has found that the ship’s bridge crew was not actively engaged with the pilotage and mostly unaware of the pilotage plan.
+-*Port state control inspections are regularly carried out to ensure that foreign vessels in domestic ports are in compliance with all international conventions, and to ensure ensure a vessel has a suitable structure, correct documentation, proper working equipment and lifesaving equipment and adequate accommodations. In these photos, port state control officers with Coast Guard Sector […]
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+-*The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has slammed the Australian government’s plans to reform its newly-adopted cabotage laws, saying that the conservative government’s plan to deregulate its domestic shipping industry would place thousands of domestic maritime sector jobs at risk. The Australian Government’s new plan for coastal shipping was announced Wednesday by the Deputy Prime […]
+-*The Nippon Foundation, a Japanese philanthropic organization that promotes social innovation, has committed $100 million in funds to expand the World Maritime University. Based in Malmo, Sweden, the WMU is a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1983 as a center of excellence for maritime post-graduate education and research. Speaking at […]
+-*Pigs in China and bakers in Brazil will have to wait as Argentine exports from soybeans to wheat are delayed by the closing of the Parana River’s main channel.
+-*A failure to maintain a proper lookout was determined to be the cause of a fatal collision between a Boskalis dredger and sailing yacht near Felixstowe in June 2014, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch has determined. On Sunday June 8, 2014, the dredger Shoreway collided with the 31-foot sailing yacht Orca while both were […]
+-*China asserted the right to maintain security over islands it’s building in the South China Sea, after the country’s navy ordered a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the area.
+-*Fourteen crewmembers remain missing more than 24 hours after a sand barge capsized in Singapore waters.
+-*Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline rupture that may rank as the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in more than four decades.
+-*Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has set itself a bold new target to cut CO2 emissions by 60% by 2020. Maersk Line Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Schueler was in Newport, Rhode Island last week speaking before a group of customers at a session on “The Future of Sustainable Supply Chains” when he […]