Mike Schuler

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Containership Owner Costamare Enters Dry Bulk Shipping Sector

U.S.-listed containership owner and charterer Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) announced the acquisition today of 16 dry bulk vessels, marking a new sector for the company. The vessels, which are currently...

13 hours ago
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U.S. Shipyards Support $42.4 Billion in GDP -Report

Private shipyards in the United States support $42.4 billion in gross domestic product and provide more than 107,000 direct jobs, according to new report released today by the U.S. Maritime...

15 hours ago
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Home depot

Home Depot Chartering Its Very Own Ship to Avoid Shipping Problems

How bad is the container shipping crisis? So bad that The Home Depot has chartered its own ship. This isn’t a joke. Between soaring freight rates, a lack of ship...

16 hours ago
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Cape Cod Lobsterman Eaten (and Spit Out) By Humpback Whale

A Cape Cod lobster diver is thanking his lucky stars to be alive after he was apparently eaten, and then spit out, by a large humpback whale. The story has...

19 hours ago
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Ports Refuse Access to Another Ship Carrying Body of Deceased Captain

Deja-vu… Efforts are underway to repatriate the deceased Romanian captain of the cargo ship M/V Vantage Wave after seven weeks and refusal by multiple States to disembark the body. The...

19 hours ago
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X-Press Pearl Captain Arrested -Media

Authorities in Sri Lanka have reportedly arrested the captain of the stricken X-Press Pearl which caught fire and sank off the coast of Colombo after a chemical leak last month,...

20 hours ago
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Friday, June 11, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Senator Lee of Utah Introduces Bills to Repeal the Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) from the landlocked state of Utah has introduced legislation to permanently repeal the Passenger Vessel Services Act, calling it an outdated and protectionist law that...

June 11, 2021
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Bouchard Transportation Seeking Buyer to Avoid Closure, Layoffs

New York-based barge operator Bouchard Transportation may need to close its facilities and lay off as many 108 workers if it is unable to find a buyer for the company...

June 11, 2021
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Biden Administration Proposes Offshore Wind Lease Sale for Waters Off New York and New Jersey

The U.S. Department of the Interior is taking steps to hold an offshore wind lease sale off the coast of New York and New Jersey. The DOI’s Bureau of Ocean...

June 11, 2021
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U.S. Joins Norway, Denmark to Advance Zero Emission Ship Fuels

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States is working with Norway, Denmark and other countries to develop zero emissions fuel options for ships as part of...

June 11, 2021
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Thursday, June 10, 2021

National Geographic Recognizes Earth’s 5th Ocean

It took over 100 years, but starting now National Geographic will recognize the body of water around Antarctica and below the 60th parallel as the Southern Ocean after cartographers determined...

June 10, 2021
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Port of Los Angeles Processes Record 10 Million TEUs for New Western Hemisphere Record

The Port of Los Angeles has become the first port in the Western Hemisphere to handle 10 million twenty-foot equivalent containers (TUE) over a 12-month period. The port celebrated the...

June 10, 2021
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Key IMO Meeting to Consider New Climate Measures for Shipping

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is set to adopt new measures to reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions during a key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC...

June 10, 2021
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Green Shipping Line Selects Designer for Jones Act Offshore Wind Feeder Vessels

U.S.-based Green Shipping Line has announced an agreement with European marine engineer DEKC Maritime (DEKC) for the design of offshore wind shuttle vessels to be operated in the United States...

June 10, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Photos: Mardi Gras Becomes First Cruise Ship to Bunker LNG in North America

The MS Mardi Gras has become the first cruise ship to bunker liquefied natural gas fuel in North America as the ship gets ready to return to sailing. The ship...

June 10, 2021
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch: Too Early to Tell ‘Common Themes’ in North Pacific Container Losses

The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch says its too early say what exactly is causing the increasing number of container loss incidents in the North Pacific Ocean or whether these...

June 9, 2021
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Samsung Heavy Industries Sets Sights on Nuclear Powered Ships to Combat Climate Change

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has announced plans to develop nuclear power plant technology for ships as the industry seeks ways to reduce and eventually eliminate its carbon emissions....

June 9, 2021
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Port of Long Beach Reports Best Month on Record in May

Container volumes at Port of Long Beach broke 900,000 TEU for the first time ever in May as consumer demand continues to show no signs of letting up. Dockworkers and...

June 9, 2021
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SEACOR Power Wreck Cracking, Altering Salvage of Sunken Lift Boat

The SEACOR Power lift boat will not be able to raised in one piece as the structural integrity of the vessel has been compromised and is showing signs of breaking...

June 9, 2021
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ExxonMobil Announces New Discovery Offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil announced a new discovery today at the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. The “Longtail-3” well was drilled by the Stena DrillMAX drillship in water of more than 6,100 feet deep....

June 9, 2021
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