The latest maritime and offshore news.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

First Ukraine Grain Ship Passes Joint Inspection

By Umit Bektas and Orhan Coskun (Reuters) – The first grain ship to leave a Ukrainian port in wartime passed inspection and was heading through the

August 3, 2022
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Zelenskiy: First Grain Ship ‘Nothing’, More Ships Are Needed ASAP

By Natalia Zinets (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy dismissed the importance of the first grain exportshipment from his

August 3, 2022
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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

English Channel Migrants Are Still Crossing  In Record Numbers

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The UK Ministry of Defense confirmed on Tuesday that 3,683 people tried to cross the English Channel in July. In just one day last

August 2, 2022
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LNG carrier with letters L N G on side

Why Are U.S. LNG Exports Falling While European Demand Rises?

By Marianna Parraga (Reuters) – U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell for a second consecutive month in July, weighed down by the

August 2, 2022
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Monday, August 1, 2022

Inflation Hits Oil Tanker Newbuild Prices Hard

Crude oil tanker owners’ shares are up today on news that increasing newbuild rates are driving up the value of existing fleets and could prevent the

August 1, 2022
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Commandant Ann Phillips

Federal Maritime Commission To Hire Investigators For Foreign Carrier Crack-Down

As part of the new Shipping Reform Act the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it’s reorganizing its enforcement structure and plans to hire more

August 1, 2022
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Odesa Grain Ship Razoni

First Grain Ship Departs Odesa

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The first ship loaded with Ukrainian grain has departed the port of Odesa today as part of a deal to ease the global food crisis

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 970

Friday, July 29, 2022
Zelenskiy Ship Odessa

Lloyds To Insure War Grain Ships In Ukraine Sea Corridor

By Carolyn Cohn (Reuters)  Lloyd’s of London insurer Ascot and broker Marsh  on Friday launched marine cargo and war insurance for

July 29, 2022
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Thursday, July 28, 2022

War Wheat: Traders Keep Russian Ships Sailing

By Áine Quinn (Bloomberg) An international trader, backed by Canadian pension funds and Glencore Plc, is still exporting large volumes of Russian grain as

July 28, 2022
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Oil Tanker Ship drone photo

Used Product Tankers Are Hot Property

By Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has supercharged one segment of the shipping market, with soaring freight rates prompting companies

July 28, 2022
Total Views: 3232

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Bosphorus Strait

Turkey To Open Shipping Coordination Center For War Grain

Turkey will open a new joint shipping coordination center in Istanbul tomorrow to oversee Ukrainian grain exports. This comes only four days after a Russian

July 26, 2022
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Saturday, July 23, 2022
Nancy Pelosi with American Flags

Pelosi Trip Could Escalate Tensions In The Taiwan Strait 

China has threatened to take “strong measures” if Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan and US security experts

July 23, 2022
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two tankers conduct ship-to-ship transfer

Dark Tanker Market Gets Competitive

Data from Vortexa, a platform in the energy industry, shows that Iran, Russia, and Venezuela are all vying to sell oil to Asia. According to the analysis,

July 23, 2022
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Tanker docks at marine terminal

Shrinking Oil Tanker Fleet May Deepen The Energy Crisis

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A dwindling oil tanker fleet could deepen the global energy crisis over the next three years as energy companies try to increase

July 23, 2022
Total Views: 10812

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Cyprus Ship In Singapore

Cyprus Shipping Pivots From Russia To Asia

By Jonathan Saul (Reuters) Cyprus has already overcome the loss of Russian maritime trade due to European sanctions and the Mediterranean shipping

July 21, 2022
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Monday, July 18, 2022

Russia’s Gazprom Declares Force Majeure

By Julia Payne (Reuters) Russia’s Gazprom has declared force majeure on gas supplies to Europe to at least one major customer, according to a letter from

July 18, 2022
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Friday, July 15, 2022
Riverboat Casino

Abortion At Sea? Riverboat Casinos May Provide A Loophole To US Supreme Court Ruling

By Kelsey Butler (Bloomberg) To solve the problem of abortion access, Meg Autry is seeking inspiration from an unlikely source: riverboat casinos.  As access

July 15, 2022
Total Views: 3095

Monday, July 11, 2022
Maritime News

Oil Barges Short Sea Ship Fuel To Berlin

By Rachel Graham (Bloomberg) Eastern Germany is resorting to getting barge loads of fuel all the way from the North Sea oil port of Rotterdam as the nation

July 11, 2022
Total Views: 2395

LNG terminal in Barcelona, Spain

The ESG Hypocrisy Of Shipping LNG To Europe

Is shipping LNG from Africa to Europe a proper Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) step towards sustainability or is it a new form of colonialism? By

July 11, 2022
Total Views: 2753

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Jeff Bezos Won’t Dismantle Historic Rotterdam Bridge

By Pablo Fernandez Cras (Bloomberg) A historic Rotterdam bridge that needed to be dismantled for billionaire Jeff Bezos’s new superyacht will be left intact

July 10, 2022
Total Views: 9675