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Fishing

‘Paper Captain’ Operator Faces Stiffer Penalty for Repeat Offenses

The operator of a Washington State-based tuna fishing vessel who was found to have used a “paper captain” in violation Jones Act manning

3 hours ago
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Shipping

Floating Rickhouses: Bourbon Meets Barging

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – With the big Workboat show coming up in New Orleans this week, gCaptain is taking a look a unique maritime business, of

6 hours ago
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Cruise Ships

Thanksgiving Miracle: Carnival Passenger Rescued Several Hours After Falling Overboard in the Gulf of Mexico

A passenger on a Carnival cruise ship is lucky to be alive after falling overboard and spending more than 15 hours treading water in the Gulf of Mexico.

6 hours ago
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Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Shipping

Container Freight Downturn Seen Short-Lived

With container freight rates seen returning to pre-pandemic levels next year, the container shipping sector appears to be in for a tough year ahead. But

8 hours ago
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Shipping

MSC’s First Cargo Plane Delivered

The first aircraft in MSC’s new air cargo business has been delivered. Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ: AAWW), announced

10 hours ago
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Piracy

Convicted Nigerian Pirate Avoids Sentence in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A Danish court on Monday found a Nigerian man guilty of endangering the lives of Danish military personnel in a shooting

11 hours ago
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Shipping

Russia Oil Turmoil Seen Driving Tanker Market Higher

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Tough new sanctions on Russian oil shipments taking effect from December are likely to boost

11 hours ago
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Oil tanker in Ningbo Zhoushan port
News

Oil Prices Plunge On China Unrest

By Yongchang Chin (Bloomberg) Oil tumbled to the lowest level since December as a wave of unrest in China punished risk assets and clouded the

13 hours ago
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Sunday, November 27, 2022
Ritz Carlton Yacht in Greece
Cruise Ships

Can Money Buy Happiness Aboard A Ritz-Carlton Yacht?

By Fran Golden (Bloomberg) On board a 12-day transatlantic sailing of the new 298-passenger Evrima, which is the first ship from the Ritz-Carlton Yacht

November 27, 2022
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Blog

Catastrophe In The Heart Of The Sea

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by gCaptain in 2016 and is being republished now because it’s lessons are timeless and

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 3557

Cruise Industry Shutdown Video
Evergreen

Watch: The Insane Logistics Of Shutting Down The Entire Cruise Industry

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of mariners were stuck at sea aboard thousands of ships worldwide. Most of those ships continued to operate

November 27, 2022
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Sunday, November 27, 2022
Svitzer tugboat
Ports

Australia’s Port Dispute Shows A Labor System Full Of Holes

With a settlement not really any closer, the Svitzer dispute demonstrates the failure of the Fair Work Act to provide a safety valve to resolve intractable

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 1712

Linked

Railroad Strikes Are Rare But Crippling To Ports And Freight

by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island) The prospect of a potentially devastating rail workers strike is looming again. Fears of a strike in September 2022

November 27, 2022
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Hawaii Waikoloa Maneuver Area UXO Presentation
Navy

US Army Corps Of Engineers Fails To Cleanup Former Navy Live Fire Zone

by Rob Perez, (Honolulu Star-Advertiser & ProPublica) For the better part of two years, Liliu Ross had lived in a one-room tin-roofed shack in the rural

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 2017

Environment

Climate Change Is Altering Narwhal Migration Patterns

By Todd Woody (Bloomberg) Scientists have found that narwhals are altering their steadfast migration patterns in response to climate change, offering some hope

November 27, 2022
Total Views: 659

Saturday, November 26, 2022
vinfast electric car ship
Shipping

Vinfast RoRo Departs Vietnam With eSUVs To Compete With Tesla

By Nguyen Kieu Giang (Bloomberg) VinFast, an electric carmaker backed by Vietnam’s richest man, is shipping its first SUVs to the US, a milestone for parent

November 26, 2022
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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Cruise Ships

Coast Guard Rescues Overboard Cruise Ship Passenger

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a cruise ship passenger Thursday evening, approximately 20 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Watchstanders

November 26, 2022
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Shipping

Oil Freight Boom Makes $1 Million Waiting Bills More Common

By Alex Longley and Sherry Su (Bloomberg) –With soaring shipping costs comes soaring bills for ships doing nothing. In the oil-tanker market, day rates

November 26, 2022
Total Views: 3697

Ports

Deadlock Deepens At Adani’s South India Port As Protesters Block Trucks

By Jose Devasia and Munsif Vengattil KOCHI, India, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Protesters from a fishing community blocked attempts by India’s

November 26, 2022
Total Views: 1064

Friday, November 25, 2022
Shipping

CMA CGM Sees Abrupt Return to Normal for Freight Rates

French shipping giant CMA CGM has reported yet another huge quarterly profit, but uncertain economic conditions, normalizing trade flows and a sharp decline in

November 25, 2022
Total Views: 5267

News

Price Cap Halted As Poland Demands Harsher Penalty On Russian Oil

By Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) European Union diplomats suspended talks on capping Russian oil prices, as Poland and the Baltic states objected to a proposal

November 25, 2022
Total Views: 1592