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Pacific Northwest Ports, Cruise Ships to Explore ‘Green Corridor’ for Cruise Ships

Ports and cruise lines in the Pacific Northwest have announced plans to explore the possibility of creating the world’s first maritime ‘green

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Four European Countries Set to Make Major Offshore Wind Pledge

COPENHAGEN, May 17 (Reuters) – Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark will on Wednesday announce a joint pledge to build at least 150

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U.S. Container Imports Jump in April as Coastal Shift Continues

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The seven-week Covid lockdown in Shanghai, prompting carriers to blank a third of export sailings on the Asia-Europe

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USCG, BSEE Issue Safety Alert in Response to Drillship’s Unsuccessful Attempt to Avoid Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Coast and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Environment (BSEE) have issued a joint safety alert, Safety Alert 05-22, in response to an incident

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Port of Savannah Reports Third Busiest Month On Record in April

The Port of Savannah had its third busiest month on record in April, handling just shy of 500,000 TEUs as it continues work to expand capacity. April

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Flotilla of Tankers Takes Russian Oil Through Suez Canal to Asia

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — Russia’s seaborne crude exports from its western ports to Asian countries, predominantly India and China, rebounded to

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Seaborne Oil a Lifeline as German, Polish Refiners Swerve Russian Supply

By Shadia Nasralla LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – Sea-borne oil has thrown a lifeline to refiners in eastern Germany and Poland, with non-Russian

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Monday, May 16, 2022
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Coast Guard: SpaceX Rocket Launch Cancelled After Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Entered Safety Zone

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation has concluded that a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship violated a Coast Guard Captain of the Port safety zone and

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United Heavy Lift Orders Two More Eco-Lifter Newbuildings

Hamburg, Germany-based United Heavy Lift has placed an order for two additional two additional Eco-Lifter newbuilds at the China State Shipbuilding Corporation

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CMA CGM Launches Early Container Return Incentive

CMA CGM has announced plans to implement an industry-first incentive program designed to encourage the early return of empty containers and help exporters get

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Monday, May 16, 2022
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Shell Joins Exxon in Losing Brazil Bet

By Peter Millard (Bloomberg) — Expensive offshore exploration setbacks for international oil majors including Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. are

May 16, 2022
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New Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention Draw on Pandemic Lessons

Stakeholders in the global shipping industry have adopted new amendments to Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) aimed at improving the living and working

May 16, 2022
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EU Gives Companies Green Light to Keep Buying Russian Gas

By Ewa Krukowska and Alberto Nardelli (Bloomberg) — The European Union said companies can keep buying could keep buying gas without breaching sanctions,

May 16, 2022
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U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search For More Survivors From Capsized Migrant Vessel Off Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for additional survivors from a capsized vessel in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico on Sunday after four days

May 16, 2022
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Protesters Block Tanker with Russian Cargo from Entering UK Port

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – Greenpeace protesters have blocked the entry of a Greek tanker into a southern English port due to

May 16, 2022
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Monday, May 16, 2022
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India’s Surprise Wheat Export Ban Traps 1.8 Million Tonnes at Ports

By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, May 16 (Reuters) – India’s wheat export ban has trapped some 1.8 million tonnes of grain at ports, leaving

May 16, 2022
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Watch: Will The Black Sea Turn Into A Tanker War?

In this episode, of What’s Going On In Shipping, maritime historian Sal Mercogliano discusses how the conflict in the Black Sea between Ukraine and

May 16, 2022
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Sunday, May 15, 2022
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US Admiral Refuses To Send SASH Report To Congress

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last month gCaptain reported NY Maritime College president Rear Admiral Mike Alfultis, USMS attempted to hide an external review

May 15, 2022
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Shipping Chaos Sends Japan Manufacturers Home

By Masumi Suga (Bloomberg) Japanese manufacturers are increasingly looking to move offshore operations to their home market, according to a Tokyo Steel

May 15, 2022
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Exxon Challenges California’s Denial Of Oil Trucking Permit

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, May 13 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp has gone to court seeking to force local California government officials to

May 15, 2022
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