Captain George Livingstone: Falling Stars

By Captain George Livingstone – Everyone at gCaptain loves a good sea story, good, bad or ugly. Here’s one for the history books. On a cold December in 1878, halfway between the cities of Greenock and Langbank on the river Clyde in Scotland, the first of nine iron-hulled, four masted ships slipped down the ways […]

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Europe’s First Inland-Waterway LNG Bunker Vessel Begins Operations in Rotterdam

Europe’s first inland-waterway LNG bunker vessel has performed its first bunkering operations in Rotterdam with the LNG-powered Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord. has performed her first bunkering operations, with the Containerships Polar and Containerships Nord vessels, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The LNG London, which is owned by LNG Shipping, is on long-term charter to Shell […]

IMO’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’ Highlights Gender Equality in Maritime – #IAmOnBoard

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is using this year’s ‘International Day of the Seafarer’ to bring attention to the issue of gender equality in the maritime industry.  Each year on June 25, the IMO celebrates the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ to raise awareness on issues impacting the international maritime community through social media. This year’s theme of […]

‘Storm Approaching’: Firms Fear for Deliveries in Shipping Fuel Shakeup

By Jonathan Saul, Lisa Baertlein and Martinne Geller LONDON/LOS ANGELES, June 25 (Reuters) – U.S. furniture company RC Willey Home Furnishings is so concerned that new global clean air rules will cause transport disruption that it brought forward the shipment of arm chairs and sofas from China by two months. The tougher regulations, set by […]

Tankers Carrying Dirty Russian Oil Left Stranded at Sea

By Olga Yagova, Dmitry Zhdannikov and Florence Tan MOSCOW/LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) – In the opinion of Russian officials, the oil contamination crisis that disrupted flows from the world’s second-largest exporter of crude this spring is long over. But a closer look at a dozen tankers containing dirty Russian oil suggests that for the buyers, the […]

Orsted Wins New Jersey Contract as Offshore Wind Poised to Boom

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) — New Jersey awarded a contract to Denmark-based Orsted A/S to provide power from a wind farm it’s planning in the Atlantic Ocean as Northeast states push to jump-start an industry that’s languished in the U.S. Orsted, the world’s biggest offshore wind developer, plans to build the project 15 miles (24 […]