Mike Schuler

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Friday, September 17, 2021
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Ports

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Expand Gate Hours to Alleviate Congestion

With unprecedented congestion at Southern California ports, the ports of Los Angeles and Long beach are taking unprecedented steps to ease the logjam. The ports of Los Angeles and Long...

6 hours ago
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Shipping

Maersk Gives Bleak Operations Update Amid Unprecedented Supply Chain Chaos

A.P. Moller-Maersk has painted a bleak picture of global supply chains in an operations update published Friday. The update comes as supply chains are under major stress with historic congestion...

7 hours ago
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Ports

CMA CGM Container Terminal Featured in Seaplane Stunt for New James Bond Flick

CMA CGM’s Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica will serve as the backdrop for an action sequence in the upcoming James Bond flick, No Time To Die. The company’s vessels, CMA...

9 hours ago
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Shipbuilding

Vitol Building Two Hybrid Battery-Powered Bunker Tankers Bound for Singapore Harbor

V-Bunkers, the Singaporean bunker arm of Dutch-based Vitol, has placed an order to build two electric-hybrid bunker tankers. V-Bunkers intends to deploy these bunker tankers for harbor operations in Singapore,...

9 hours ago
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Ports

Southern Louisiana Ports Request Federal Aid for Hurricane Ida Recovery

Southern Louisiana ports have joined together in requesting federal aid to assist recovery from Hurricane Ida, one of the worst storms to hit the Gulf Coast since 2005. While the...

September 16, 2021
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Cruise Ships

U.S. Senator Murkowski Planning Legislation To Permanently Exempt Alaska Cruises From The Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has announced new legislation to permanently exempt cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA). The Passenger...

September 16, 2021
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Shipping

Marine Insurers Warn of Liquefaction Risks from Sierra Leone Iron Ore Fines Cargoes

Marine liability insurers are warning bulk carrier owners of increasing liquefaction risk of iron ore fines cargoes from Sierra Leone. In a recent circular to members, the International Group of...

September 16, 2021
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CMA CGM Bianca
Accidents

Downburst Winds Caused CMA CGM Containership to Breakaway in New Orleans: Report

A sudden downburst generating severe, unforecasted winds caused a CMA CGM containership to breakaway from a pier and damage equipment at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal in New Orleans last...

September 16, 2021
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Shipping

‘Exceptional’ Container Market Leads Maersk to Upgrade Guidance… Again

A.P. Moller-Maersk, parent company to the world’s largest shipping line, has once again upgraded its guidance for the reminder of the year in a big way, with underlying EBITDA now...

September 16, 2021
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Ports

Import Surge Continued at Port of Los Angeles in August

Another gangbuster month on the books for the Port of Los Angeles. The United States’ top port for freight from Asia reported handling 954,377 TEUs in August, just shy of...

September 16, 2021
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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Shipping

New World’s Biggest Containership Makes Maiden Call in the UK

The Ever Ace, the unofficial new title holder for the rank of the world’s largest container ship, has made its maiden call in the United Kingdom. Operated by Taiwanese line...

September 15, 2021
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Accidents

With NTSB Report Published, Wreck Removal for Golden Ray Continues in St. Simons Sound

Wreck removal crews are continuing work to remove the final two sections of the overturned Golden Ray in St. Simons Sounds. It’s now been 2 years since the vehicle carrier...

September 15, 2021
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Defense

‘Great News’ For Great Lakes as House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves $1 Billion for U.S. Coast Guard Infrastructure, Heavy Icebreaker

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday approved $1 billion for U.S. Coast Guard shore side infrastructure nationwide and $350 million for a heavy icebreaker for the Great...

September 15, 2021
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Ports

New Records Set Daily for Number of Ships at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports

New records are being set daily at the Los Angeles-Long Beach Port Complex as ships filled to the brim with cargo continue to pour into U.S. ports amid the unprecedented...

September 14, 2021
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Accidents

Inaccurate Stability Calculations Found as Probable Cause in Golden Ray Capsizing

Inaccurate stability calculations caused the capsizing of vehicle carrier Golden Ray with more 4,100 vehicles loaded inside, resulting in a total loss of the vessel and all of its cargo,...

September 14, 2021
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Cruise Ships

New Battery-Powered Expedition Cruise Ship Named ‘Next to the North Pole’

A newbuild hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship belonging to Hurtigruten Expeditions has been named in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, making history as the northernmost naming ceremony for a passenger...

September 14, 2021
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Vladimir Rusanov tanker
Shipbuilding

MOL to Charter Four Fuel-Efficient Newbuild LNG Carriers to Novatek

Tokyo-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has signed time charter agreements for four newbuild LNG carriers with a unit of Russian natural gas produce Novatek. The vessels will be constructed at Daewoo...

September 14, 2021
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Shipping

Autonomous Tug to Embark on Landmark Remotely-Operated Voyage Around Denmark

Some big news today in the world of autonomous shipping. Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has announced plans to embark on a 1,000 nautical mile voyage using an autonomous and remotely...

September 14, 2021
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Accidents

Two Crew On Euronav VLCC Killed By Large Wave Rounding Cape Horn

Two crew members on board a Euronav-owned Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) have died after apparently being struck by a large wave as the ship rounded Cape Horn on Saturday,...

September 14, 2021
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Ports

Terminals at Port Houston Closed Today Due to Nicholas

Container terminals at Port Houston, the busiest port on the Gulf Coast, will be closed today as Nicholas makes it way up the Texas coast. An 8:15 a.m. update from...

September 14, 2021
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