Mike Schuler

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Friday, April 9, 2021
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Ports

South Carolina Opens First New Container Terminal in U.S. Since 2009

South Carolina Ports officially opened the new Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal on Friday by welcoming the Hapag Lloyd’s Yorktown Express as the first ship to call at the terminal. The new...

April 9, 2021
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Offshore

Samsung Heavy Industry Unveils New Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Design

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has unveiled a new proprietary Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) design that the shipyard will market to the growing offshore wind industry. SHI says...

April 9, 2021
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Shipbuilding

VARD to Design and Build Three SOVs for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Norwegian shipbuilder VARD has secured a contract for the design and construction of three Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) to operate at the Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea...

April 9, 2021
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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Weather

Forecasters Predict Another Above-Average Hurricane Season in 2021

Forecasters are predicting another above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, citing the likely absence of El Niño as a primary factor, according to new research from Colorado State University which...

April 8, 2021
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Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd CEO Sees Ocean Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong’

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Robust demand for shipping goods across the world’s oceans shows no signs of slowing down, the chief executive of Germany’s largest container carrier said, signaling that...

April 8, 2021
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Accidents

NTSB: Erratic Steering (But Not Alcohol) Led to 2019 Sabine Pass Collision

The erratic steering of a supply vessel led to a 2019 collision resulting in more than 6,000 gallons of diesel oil being dumped into Sabine Pass, a busy waterway between...

April 8, 2021
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Accidents

Bulker and Tanker Damaged in Manila Bay Collision

A tanker and a bulk carrier collided in Manila Bay, Philippines on Wednesday causing significant damage to both vessels. The accident occurred at approximately 9:14 p.m. local time and involved...

April 8, 2021
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Ports

Port of Long Beach Had Busiest Month on Record in March

The Port of Long Beach reported its busiest month ever in March as imports continue to pour into U.S. seaports. The Port of Long Beach says the new record comes...

April 8, 2021
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Accidents

Support Vessel to Join Australian Antarctic Resupply Vessel Hit By Fire in Southern Ocean

Australia will send a support vessel to assist the Antarctic resupply vessel MPV Everest in the Southern Ocean with 109 people on board after the ship suffered a fire in...

April 8, 2021
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Environment

CMA CGM to Purchase Biomethane Fuel to Help Reduce Well-to-Wake CO2 Emissions

French shipping line CMA CGM says it will purchase 12,000 tonnes of biomethane fuel as part of the company’s plan of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. That’s enough biomethane to...

April 8, 2021
Total Views: 1124

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Shipping

Federal Maritime Commission Holds Closed-Door Meeting on Ongoing Ocean Supply Chain Investigation

Federal Maritime Commission held a virtual meeting Wednesday discuss developments in the ongoing fact finding investigation into challenges facing the ocean transportation supply chain system and possible Shipping Act violations...

April 7, 2021
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Accidents

Salvors Rescue Eemslift Hendrika in Last-Ditch Effort Off Norway

A salvage team was successful in securing a tow line to the Eemslift Hendrika and the vessel is now under tow to Ålesund, the Norwegian Coastal Administration has confirmed. At...

April 7, 2021
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Accidents

Australian Antarctic Resupply Ship Suffers Engine Room Fire Over 1,400 Miles from Home

An Antarctic resupply vessel chartered by the Australian government suffered a fire in one of its two engine rooms while returning from a mission to the frozen continent. The ice-strengthened...

April 7, 2021
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Accidents

Dutch Containership with Stuck Rudder Does Circles in North Sea -AIS

A Dutch-registered containership was doing circles in the North Sea off the Wadden Islands after the ship’s rudder apparently got stuck. The Netherlands Coastguard says it spotted the ship about...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 26546

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Shipping

‘Bad Fuel’ Cited as MSC Containership Breaks Down En Route to Los Angeles

A 366-meter containership belonging to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has broken down in the Pacific Ocean after reporting a fuel quality issue and the ship is now under tow to...

April 6, 2021
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Accidents

Sunken Vessel of Interest Located in Search for Missing FV Nicola Faith Off Wales

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says it has located an unidentified sunken vessel of “significant interest” in its search for the missing fishing vessel Nicola Faith lost off...

April 6, 2021
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Monday, April 5, 2021
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Shipping

Seaspan Continues Fleet Expansion with Deal to Acquire Two Secondhand Containerships

Containership leasing company Seaspan Corporation says it has entered into an agreement to acquire two secondhand 8,500 TEU scrubber-fitted containerships on long-term charter with a global liner customer. The two...

April 5, 2021
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Shipping

Yacht Transport Ship in Trouble Off Norway

Norwegian search and rescue crews are responding to a yacht transport ship that is listing after its cargo reportedly shifted off the west coast of Norway on Monday. The heavy-lift...

April 5, 2021
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Shipbuilding

China State Shipbuilding Discloses $1.5 Billion Newbuild Order for 13 Big Containerships

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) says it has landed its single-largest containership order valued at over $1.5 billion. CSSC did not disclose the buyer but reports indicate the order was...

April 5, 2021
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Friday, April 2, 2021
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Accidents

Golden Ray Wreck Removal Returns to Stubborn ‘Section Seven’ as Operation Drags On

If you want to know how bad the Ever Given situation in the Suez Canal could have got, look no further than the MV Golden Ray in the United States....

April 2, 2021
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