Mike Schuler

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Shipping

European Maritime Safety Agency Signs Satellite AIS Contract with Spire

European Maritime Safety Agency has selected San Francisco-based satellite data analytics company Spire Global to provide the agency with global satellite automatic identification system (SAT-AIS) data in support its mission...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 1036

Shipping

More Cargo Loss for Transpacific as Maersk Ship Loses Hundreds of Containers in Storm

A Maersk Line containership has lost a significant number of containers overboard while en route from China to Los Angeles, the latest in series of container loss incidents to hit...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 30382

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Environment

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Unveils Plan for Wind-Powered RoRo to Debut in 2025

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has announced plans for a wind-powered pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) as the Norwegian and Swedish-based shipping company seeks to reduce carbon emissions from ocean shipping. “Since...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2892

Shipbuilding

Cargo Boom Fuels $10 Billion Spree for New Containerships

By Brendan Murray and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Some of the world’s largest container-shipping lines are ordering new vessels amid surging demand for ocean-cargo services, giving a long-awaited boost to the...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2533

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Destroyer Seizes Weapons Cache from Dhows Off Somalia

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer has seized a cache of illicit of weapons from two dhows in international waters off the coast of Somalia. The seizures took place February 11...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 9552

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Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd Forecasts ‘Very Strong’ First Quarter

Hapag-Lloyd expects operating profit to more than triple in the first quarter of 2021 on “exceptionally” strong demand for container transportation and higher freight rates, the German shipping line said...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 1306

Ports

ITF Calls on Shipping Companies to Save Seafarers Stranded Off China

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) is calling on companies to step up efforts to help seafarers stranded on ships off China as Beijing continues to informally ban coal imports...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 3222

Shipbuilding

NYK Signs Shipbuilding Contract for Four LNG-Fueled Car Carriers

Japanese shipping line NYK has signed a contract for four large liquefied natural gas-fueled pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs). The shipbuilding contract was signed with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 2660

Environment

ONE Containership Testing Use of Sustainable Marine Biofuel

An Ocean Network Express (ONE) containership is trialing the use of sustainable marine biofuel as industry seeks to make supply chains more sustainable by reducing carbon emissions in the container...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 1005

Monday, February 15, 2021
Accidents

Fire on Offshore Supply Vessel Kills Three Off India

Three crew members of an offshore supply vessel were killed in a fire on board the vessel off the coast of Mumbai, India on Saturday. The fire was reported in...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 7198

Piracy

IMO Urges Action to Combat Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will convene a maritime security working group in response to the growing number of pirate attacks on ships in the Gulf of Guinea. The working...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 2812

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Piracy

MV Mozart Sailors Return to Turkey, Describe Death Threats and Forest Captivity

STANBUL, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Fifteen Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates last month in the Gulf of Guinea arrived back in Turkey on Sunday and the ship’s captain described how...

February 15, 2021
Total Views: 2402

Friday, February 12, 2021
Shipping

Michelin Commits to Shipping Tires on Sail-Powered Cargo Ships

Tire manufacturer Michelin has agreed to ship some of its tires using two sail-powered cargo ships being developed by French shipping line Neoline. Under the agreement, tires will be loaded...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 16531

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Shipping

ZIM to Charter LNG Containerships for Asia-U.S. East Coast Trade

Israeli shipping company ZIM has announced a strategic chartering agreement with Seaspan for the long-term charter of ten 15,000 TEU-capacity containership fueled by liquefied natural gas. ZIM says the newbuild...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 1819

Shipping

Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge Agree to Merge

The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge have reached an agreement to join forces through the merger of the two ports. The unification is expected to take about a year to...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 1344

Thursday, February 11, 2021
port of long beach
Shipping

U.S. Retail Imports Expected to Surge Into Summer

Retail imports at the United States’ largest container ports are expected to set new monthly records into the summer as the nation’s economy continues to recover from the pandemic, according...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 1869

Accidents

Cutting Resumes After Chain Failure in Golden Ray Wreck Removal

Crews working on the wreck removal of the Golden Ray have resumed cutting operations after a slight delay to conduct maintenance to the cutting apparatus. Cutting operations resumed early Wednesday...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 26795

Offshore

Seadrill Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Seadrill Ltd and most of its subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 proceedings in the Southern District of Texas as part of a balance sheet restructuring which will involve a...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 1800

Shipbuilding

Sea Machines and Damen Form Alliance to Put Autonomous Tech in Newbuilds

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has entered into a strategic alliance with Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group to incorporate its autonomous and wireless-helm system into Damen vessels. The partnership will give Damen...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 1730

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Shipping

‘Tesla of the Seas’ – British Company Unveils Zero-Emission Ship Concept

A British company has unveiled a new conceptual design for a commercial ship which uses a combination of wind-assist, solar and carbon capture achieve “true zero” emissions. Windship Technology calls...

February 10, 2021
Total Views: 6931