Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Shipping

Shipping Alliances Drop Hundreds of Asia-North Europe Port Calls Due to Congestion

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Nearly a quarter of the scheduled port calls of Asia-North Europe alliance loops were omitted in the past five months,

9 hours ago
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Environment

“K” Line Ammonia-Fueled Car Carrier Design Wins Class Approval

A concept design for an ammonia-fueled car carrier developed in Japan has been granted Approval in Principle. Japanese shipping company “K” Line

10 hours ago
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Accidents

X-Press Pearl Wreck Removal Set to Kick Off in Sri Lanka

The wreck removal of the stricken X-Press Pearl is set to kick off with the feeder ship’s operator announcing the signing of a contract with Shanghai

13 hours ago
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Offshore

BP Sweetens Scotland Offshore Wind Bid With Jobs Pledge

By Laura Hurst and William Mathis (Bloomberg) — BP Plc is beefing up its bid to develop wind projects off Scotland’s coast with the promise of

14 hours ago
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Accidents

Conditions Worsen for Almirante Storni Firefighting in Sweden

Conditions on board the burning MV Almirante Storni have deteriorated over the last 24 hours as the fire continues to burn in the ship’s cargo of timber.

15 hours ago
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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Ports

Port of Los Angeles’ Gene Seroka Sees Supply Chain Snarls Lasting to End-2022

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The head of the U.S.’s biggest port said supply-chain disruptions are likely to take until at least the end of next

15 hours ago
Total Views: 1369

Environment

First Look at Maersk’s New Green Methanol-Powered Containerships

Shipping giant Maersk has unveiled its design for a series of eight ‘carbon-neutral’ methanol-powered ultra-large containerships currently on

16 hours ago
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Shipping

CMA CGM Buys Part of Ingram Micro in $3 Billion Logistics Deal

PARIS, Dec 8 (Reuters) – France’s CMA CGM said it had agreed to buy most of Ingram Micro’s Commerce & Lifecycle Services (CLS) activities

17 hours ago
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Shipping

Coast Guard Ready to Pursue Investigations of Sexual Assault on US-Flagged Ships, Urges Timely Reporting

The U.S. Coast Guard says it stands ready to pursue and prosecute cases of sexual assault on board U.S.-flagged vessels and is encouraging timely reporting to

December 7, 2021
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Weather

Carr: Great Circles, Modified Great Circles, Rhumb Lines, and Bucket Routes

By CW4 Michael W. Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Retired) All too frequently we read on gCaptain about vessels losing containers when impacted by high seas.

December 7, 2021
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Accidents

NTSB Determines Probable Cause of Fatal Pipeline Strike and Fire Aboard Dredger in Texas; 10 Safety Recommendations Issued

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a virtual public board meeting on Tuesday to consider the draft final report on the explosion and fire

December 7, 2021
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Accidents

Fire Continues to Burn on Timber Ship Off Sweden

Fire on board the Almirante Storni off Sweden is expected to continue for several more days. The fire on board the MV Almirante Storni carrying a cargo of

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 2314

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Ports

Port of Charleston Sets New All-Time Cargo Record in November

South Carolina Ports, which includes the Port of Charleston, has come out with its monthly cargo numbers for November, showing the port set a new all-time

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 900

Defense

Today We Remember Pearl Harbor – 80 Years Ago Today

It's been 71 years since Japan attacked the U.S. military base at Pearl Harbor, the single catastrophic event that launched the United States into World War

December 7, 2021
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Shipbuilding

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Delivers Largest LNG Bunkering Barge in North America

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin has delivered the 5,500 cubic meter LNG bunkering barge, Clean Canaveral, to Polaris New Energy, part

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 1255

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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Shipping

‘Abandoned’ Exporters Scrambling for Space Prompt More Ad Hoc Charters

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Asian exporters “abandoned” by Maersk are scrambling for deals with rival carriers, inspiring a fresh wave of ad

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 1667

Shipping

Crowley Commits to Net-Zero GHG Emissions By 2050

U.S.-based shipping company Crowley has committed to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across by 2050 across its entire business. To track progress and

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 676

Shipping

COSCO Denies Link to Transpacific Cargo Loss Accident

COSCO Shipping Lines says it is not the operator of the MV COSCO Nagoya which lost dozens of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean last month. The ship is

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 4418

Monday, December 6, 2021
Environment

Boskalis Consortium Wins Grant to Research Green Methanol for Emissions-Free Shipping Transition

Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis says it is part of a consortium that has been awarded a EUR 24 million research grant to advance green methanol as an

December 6, 2021
Total Views: 989

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Shipping

Investigators in Brazil Blame Greek Oil Tanker For Mysterious Oil Slicks

Federal Police in Brazil have concluded that a Greek-flagged oil tanker was responsible for a mysterious oil spill that fouled large stretches of the

December 6, 2021
Total Views: 1949