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A dockyard worker watches as barley grain is mechanically poured into a 40,000 ton ship at an Ukrainian agricultural exporter's shipment terminal in the southern Ukrainian city of Nikolaev July 9, 2013.
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Russia Is Winning From the Global Food Crisis It Helped Create

By Aine Quinn (Bloomberg) — Russia’s war against Ukraine, while deepening a global food crisis, has made the invader among the biggest

27 mins ago
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Offshore

Keppel O&M Secures Charters for Two Additional ‘Legacy Rigs’

Singaporean rigbuilder Keppel Offshore & Marine has signed bareboat charter contracts for two more of its “legacy” jackup rigs, the latest sign

2 hours ago
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A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship
Ports

Port of Long Beach and Amazon to Collaborate on New Real-Time Cargo Tracking Platform

The Port of Long Beach and Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, Inc., have agreed to work together on a “cutting-edge new

3 hours ago
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NTSB Says Incorrectly Installed Fuel Tubing Caused Engine Room Fire on Containership Off California

An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a containership off the coast of Santa Barbara,

4 hours ago
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Defense

U.S. Navy Climate Plan Aims to Cut Emissions and Move to Low-Carbon Fuels

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy released on Tuesday a climate strategy that aims to make the force more resilient to

5 hours ago
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Ship Captain Stands Accused of Smuggling Cocaine Into Australia

A ship captain has been charged in Australia for his alleged role in a drug smuggling operation at the Port of Hedland. If convicted, he could face life in

5 hours ago
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Environment

NOAA Predicts Seventh Consecutive Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season in 2022

Forecasters at NOAA’s National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center are again predicting above-average hurricane season this year, in part due to

6 hours ago
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Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021
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Support Grows for Naval Escorts for Ukraine Grain

By Natalia Drozdiak and Rosalind Mathieson (Bloomberg) — Support is growing in Europe to send warships to the Black Sea to escort freighters carrying

7 hours ago
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National Maritime Day in New York: MAPONY’s International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards

Last week, the New York maritime scene had National Maritime Day (on May 22) celebratory event that included the annual International Maritime Hall of Fame

7 hours ago
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Ukraine Seeks Ways to Get Grain Out

By Pavel Polityuk and Silvia Aloisi KYIV, May 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine is seeking ways to get grain and vegetable oils out of the country by breaking a

7 hours ago
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Monday, May 23, 2022
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Stressed-Out Supply Chain Managers Throwing in the Towel in Search of Greener Pastures

By Daniela Sirtori-Cortina (Bloomberg) — Supply-chain managers quit their jobs last year at the highest rate since at least 2016 due to a mix of burnout

May 23, 2022
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Accidents

U.S. Navy Investigation Finds ‘Accumulation of Unit-Level Errors’ in Submarine Grounding

The U.S. Navy has released its report into the submerged grounding of the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine USS Connecticut on an uncharted seamount in the

May 23, 2022
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Containership Transit Times, Not Simply Backlog Counts, Could Offer Clearer Picture of Shipping Crisis, Windward Says

Backlogs of ships waiting outside major ports across the world is perhaps the most visible sign of the on-going global container shipping crisis and issues in

May 23, 2022
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Offshore

Maersk Shutting Down Oil Rig Decommissioning Unit It Opened in 2018

A.P. Moller – Maersk has opted to close the oil rig decommissioning business it launched in 2018. Named Maersk Decom, the company was launched as a 50-50

May 23, 2022
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Environment

Shipping Company Climate Ratings: Nowhere to Hide

All of the in-person extravaganzas that were put on hold in Q1 2020 are now back, albeit with schedules slightly off-kilter. So it is with the World Economic

May 23, 2022
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Bulk Carrier Chief Engineer Pleads Guilty to Ilegal Discharges, Cover-Up

The Chief Engineer of a foreign flagged bulk carrier has pleaded guilty in U.S. court to two felony counts for deliberately discharging oil-contaminated bilge

May 23, 2022
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Russia’s War in Ukraine, China’s COVID-19 Lockdowns ‘Darken’ Outlook for Global Economy, WTO Says

Russia’s war in Ukraine and China’s COVID-19 lockdowns are adding additional risks to the global trade recovery, the World Trade Organization said

May 23, 2022
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Maersk Supply Service AHTS to Support Ocean Plastics Cleanup Effort for Another Year

Two anchor-handling tugs belonging to Maersk Supply Service will return to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch having extended their contract with The Ocean

May 23, 2022
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A barge carrying household appliances for scrap on fire approximately 9 miles south of Port Mahon, Deleware, on Monday, May 23, 2022.
Accidents

Coast Guard Responds Massive Barge Fire in Delaware Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard and local fire departments are responding to a large fire on barge carrying scrap household appliances in Delaware Bay. The barge was

May 23, 2022
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Ports

Long Beach Port Chief Doesn’t See Labor Deal by July 1 Deadline

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The head of the US’s second-busiest port doesn’t see talks over new labor contracts for 22,000 dockworkers at 29

May 23, 2022
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