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Accidents

Iran Suspected in Deadly Tanker Attack off Oman

DUBAI, July 30 (Reuters) – Two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, were killed when a petroleum products tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime came under attack on Thursday...

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Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd Raises Full-Year Earnings Outlook

Hapag-Lloyd expects to report first-half 2021 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of approximately $4.2 billion as global demand for container shipping remains high, according to preliminary figures...

3 hours ago
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Ports

Port Houston Container Terminals Reopened After ‘Hardware Failure’

Port Houston says its two container terminals have reopened after a “hardware failure” halted operations on Tuesday. Truck traffic and access to the port’s terminal operating system, N4, and it’s...

3 hours ago
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Defense

Navy Sailor Charged for Starting Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, July 29 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy sailor was charged on Thursday with starting a fire last year that burned for four days on the...

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Shipping

Two Crew Killed in Attack on Israeli-Managed Tanker off Oman

Update: Zodiac Maritime confirms the MT Mercer Street is “sailing under control of her crew and under her own power at 14 knots to a safe location with a US...

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Accidents

Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing into Seacor Power Capsizing

The U.S. Coast Guard has scheduled a public hearing to consider evidence related to the capsizing of the U.S.-flag liftboat Seacor Power resulting in the loss of 13 lives. The...

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Shipping

Cargo Ship Gets Kicked Out of U.S. Waters After Discovery of Invasive Insects

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ordered a Panama-flagged bulk carrier to immediately depart U.S. waters earlier this month after the discovery of invasive insects on board. CBP says the M/V...

19 hours ago
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Offshore

BOEM Advances Offshore Wind Leasing Process in California

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is moving forward with plans to advance offshore wind leasing off California’s coasts, part of the Biden Administration’s goal of developing 30 gigawatts of...

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Shipbuilding

ABB to Supply Propulsion Package for Crowley’s First Electric Tug

ABB has been selected to provide the propulsion system for Crowley’s first electric tug currently under development. The tug, which Crowley calls eWolf in homage to its first tug, will...

23 hours ago
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Cruise Ships

Florida to Provide Ports with $250 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault have announced plans to allocate $250 million in COVID-related financial relief to Florida’s ports. According to a report...

July 29, 2021
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Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Environment

Exmar to Develop Low Carbon Ammonia-Fueled Ship with Canadian Fertilizer Producer

Belgian gas shipping company Exmar is partnering up with Canadian fertilizer company Nutrien to develop and build a low carbon ammonia-fueled vessel. The two companies have signed a Collaboration Agreement...

July 29, 2021
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Shipping

Containership Owners Continue to Strike Gold as Carriers Rush to Secure Charters

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – With the exception of a few containership owners that are enjoying eye-watering short-term charters, most non-operating owners have chosen to fix their ships on lengthy periods...

July 29, 2021
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Ports

Freight Broker CEO Sees Supply Chain Snarls Lasting at Least Through February

By Thomas Black (Bloomberg) — A worsening traffic jam clogging global cargo arteries won’t ease up until after the 2022 Chinese New Year in February, said the head of one of...

July 29, 2021
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Incidents

Rotterdam Welcomes Ever Given

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The mega-sized containership M/V Ever Given arrived in the Dutch Port of Rotterdam early Thursday after being released by authorities in Egypt. The ship was scheduled to...

July 29, 2021
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Shipping

FMC Presented with Interim Recommendations to Address Supply Chain Issues

The Federal Maritime Commission has been presented with a set of interim recommendations from its fact finding investigation into challenges facing the ocean transportation supply chain brought on by the...

July 28, 2021
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Offshore

Interior Secretary Accused of Defying Ruling to Resume Oil and Gas Leasing

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Six weeks after a federal judge ordered the Biden administration to resume selling oil and gas leases on federal land, there’s no sign it has...

July 28, 2021
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Ports

Port of Houston Container Terminals Shut Due to ‘Hardware Failure’

Update: Port Houston’s container terminals remain shut Thursday morning. An update is expected soon. The Port of Houston’s two container terminals are currently shut as a result of a “hardware...

July 28, 2021
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Defense

Crowley Awarded Contract to Manage Vessel Acquisitions for MARAD’s Ready Reserve Force

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded Crowley Maritime Corporation with a multi-year, $638 million Vessel Acquisitions Management contract. As the Vessel Acquisition Manager, Crowley will assist MARAD in acquiring and...

July 28, 2021
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Shipping

Costamare Expands Dry Bulk Fleet to 37 Ships

NYSE-listed shipping company Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) says it has agreed to acquire an additional 21 dry bulk vessels after announcing its entry into the sector earlier this year. Including...

July 28, 2021
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Offshore

Biden Administration Considering Paying Fishing Industry for Offshore Wind Impacts

By Nichola Groom July 28 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is considering ways to ensure the U.S. commercial fishing industry is paid for any losses it incurs from the planned...

July 28, 2021
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