Monday, September 27, 2021

Maersk Says Port Congestion and Supply Chain Bottlenecks to Persist Through Year-End

China’s October Golden Week, Christmas and Chinese New Year will bolster strong demand for container shipping for the last quarter of 2021. But port congestion, especially in the US and...

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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China’s Electric Grid Stumbles Under Shipping Shortage

by Debby Wu (Bloomberg) China’s energy crisis is shaping up as the latest shock to global supply chains as factories in the world’s biggest exporter are forced to conserve energy by curbing...

1 hour ago
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Container Shipping’s Latest Shock: Blackouts in China

By Martina Li in Taiwan (The Loadstar) – Factories in at least ten Chinese provinces have either cut output or closed temporarily this month, after government-imposed power cuts to curb carbon emissions....

4 hours ago
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Golden Ray Wreck Down to Just One Section Remaining

Nearly two years after cutting operations began, only a single section remains of what used to be the Golden Ray car carrier. St. Simons Sound Incident Reports reported Monday the...

15 hours ago
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Los Angeles Port Chief Calls for More Federal Funding for Congested West Coast Ports

By Jill R. Shah (Bloomberg) — The U.S. federal government needs to invest more in West Coast ports, said the head of the Port of Los Angeles, which is the nation’s...

19 hours ago
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Monday, September 27, 2021

Brent Rises to Highest Since 2018 on Global Energy Crunch

By Alex Longley and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) — Brent approached $80-a-barrel on signs that the crude market is rapidly tightening amid a global energy crunch. The global benchmark crude surged as...

21 hours ago
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China Condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait Warship Mission

BEIJING, Sept 27 (Reuters) – China strongly condemned Britain on Monday for sailing a warship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, saying it was behavior that “harbored evil intentions” and that...

21 hours ago
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$191 Million Offshore Wind Plan Puts New York City On Path to Leading Role

Government officials in New York have announced a 15-year, $191 million “vision” to make New York City a leading destination for the offshore wind industry. The plan was announced last...

21 hours ago
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Cat 3 Hurricane Sam Churns Over Open Atlantic

Hurricane Sam continues to churn over the tropical Atlantic Ocean with maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph – a strong Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale....

22 hours ago
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Baltic Dry Index Scales 13-Year Peak on Strong Rates Across Segments

Sept 27 (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main dry bulk sea freight index rose to its highest level in 13 years on Monday, bolstered by robust demand across all vessel...

22 hours ago
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Monday, September 27, 2021
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Floating Dreams: Portugal Bets on Pricey Offshore Wind Farms

By Catarina Demony and Miguel Pereira VIANA DO CASTELO, Portugal, Sept 27 (Reuters) – From a colossal wind farm floating amid choppy ocean waves to hundreds of solar panels on...

23 hours ago
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Seaspan Adds 10 Containerships to Massive Newbuild Orderbook

Containership leasing company Seaspan Corporation announced Monday it has entered into an agreement with another for ten new containerships, bringing its newbuild orderbook to 70. Seaspan says the ten ships...

23 hours ago
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El Faro: 6 Years Later

This article is brought to you by Arnold & Itkin LLP. It has been six years since El Faro steamed into Hurricane Joaquin, an act that sank the vessel and...

September 27, 2021
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Sunday, September 26, 2021
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Maritime News

Pioneering Black Ship Captain Honored Alongside Merchant Marine Veterans Of WWII

Hundreds gathered on Thursday at the maritime industry’s fastest growing annual event to celebrate Merchant Marine veterans of all wars and honor the decorated World War II hero, civil rights...

September 26, 2021
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Containers Piling Up At U.S. Rail Yards Add to Port Strains

By Brendan Murray(Bloomberg) –To understand why more than 100 container ships are waiting to enter U.S. ports from Southern California to Savannah, Georgia, it helps to keep tabs on the congestion...

September 26, 2021
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Sunday, September 26, 2021
Maritime Security

UK Says Multiple Ships Of Various Nationalities Are Breaching North Korea Sanctions

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Britain said on Sunday it had collected evidence of multiple ships from various nationalities apparently breaching United Nations sanctions against North Korea which ban the...

September 26, 2021
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‘I Had The US Navy By The B*lls’ Says Fat Leonard In New Podcast Series

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Fat Leonard is the worst scandal to hit the US Navy since Tailhook in 1991, but – despite 33 federal indictments, 22 guilty pleas and tens of millions...

September 26, 2021
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Many Local Waterways Are Still Obstructed By Debris And Potential Sunken Hazards Post Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to impacts to the waterways and assess the environmental threats across Southeast Louisiana Saturday, post-Hurricane Ida. In partnership with the U.S....

September 26, 2021
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How Did Ancient Seafarers Settle The Far-Flung Islands Of Polynesia?

WASHINGTON,(Reuters) – Beginning more than a millennium ago, intrepid seafarers traversed vast Pacific Ocean expanses in double-hulled sailing canoes to reach the far-flung islands of Polynesia, the planet’s last habitable...

September 26, 2021
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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Coast Guard Monitoring Backlog of Containerships at Puget Sound Anchorages

Puget Sound anchorages are filling up. The U.S. Coast Guard said this week it is monitoring a backlog of containerships anchored in the greater Puget Sound area as ports along...

September 25, 2021
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