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Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Taiwan’s Coast guard boats can be seen at a port in Kinmen, Taiwan February 20, 2024. REUTERS/Ann Wang
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Taiwan Drives Away Chinese Coast Guard Boat as Frontline Island Tensions Rise

TAIPEI, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Taiwan on Tuesday drove away a Chinese coast guard boat that entered waters near its sensitive frontline islands, in a

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Tsezar Kunikov pictured in the Red Sea in 2003. Photo: Luis Díaz-Bedia Astor/CC BY-SA 3.0
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Ukraine Claims Sinking of Russian Landing Warship in Black Sea

KYIV, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine destroyed a Russian landing warship off the coast of occupied Crimea in an operation with naval drones

February 14, 2024
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Monday, February 12, 2024
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Former Employee Kills Three at Greek Shipping Company HQ

By Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A disgruntled former employee shot dead the head of a Greek shipping company and two others

February 12, 2024
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Saturday, February 3, 2024
Oil tanker on fire in the Red Sea after Houthi missile attack
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Russian Oil Sails Red Sea Despite Tanker Fire

By Natalie Grover (Reuters) – Tankers carrying Russian oil have continued sailing through the Red Sea largely uninterrupted by Houthi attacks

February 3, 2024
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Saturday, January 13, 2024
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Biden Asks Iran To Stop Helping Houthis Attack Ships

By Steve Holland – President Joe Biden said on Saturday the United States had delivered a private message to Iran about Iran-backed Houthis

January 13, 2024
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Saturday, January 6, 2024
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
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Blinken Meets With Turkey And Greece

By Simon Lewis and Tuvan Gumrukcu (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was meeting the leaders of Turkey and Greece on Saturday

January 6, 2024
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Tuesday, January 2, 2024
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Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd Extends Red Sea Route Diversion

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd will continue to divert its vessels around the Suez Canal for security reasons, a spokesperson for the

January 2, 2024
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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Union Fights Back On Proposal To Import Foreign Labor Into US Merchant Marine
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Union Fights Back On Proposal To Import Foreign Labor Into US Merchant Marine

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) A pivotal debate is unfolding, one that carries the potential to redefine the trajectory of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Central

December 13, 2023
Total Views: 6175

Monday, December 11, 2023
U.S. Shipping CEO Calls for Foreign Seafarers Amidst US Merchant Marine Pay and Crewing Crisis
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U.S. Shipping CEO Calls for Foreign Seafarers Amidst US Merchant Marine Pay and Crewing Crisis

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the current American labor landscape, the stark contrast between the assertive strides of transportation unions and the

December 11, 2023
Total Views: 19961

Friday, December 8, 2023
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Hornbeck Offshore Discloses Revenue Growth Ahead of IPO

Dec 7 (Reuters) – Marine transportation services provider Hornbeck Offshore on Thursday made public its paperwork for a stock market

December 8, 2023
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Monday, December 4, 2023
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) stand watch in the ship’s Combat Information Center during an operation to defeat a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles, October 19, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
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US Warns Iran-Backed Houthis After Red Sea Shipping Attacks

(Bloomberg) — Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed they targeted “two Israeli ships” in the Red Sea, part of a series of attacks against commercial

December 4, 2023
Total Views: 1363

Saturday, December 2, 2023
A screengrab of a map showing an earthquake Mindanao, Philippines on Dec 2, 2023. (Image: US Geological Survey [USGS])
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Strong Quake In Philippines Triggers Tsunami Warnings And Evacuations

By Mikhail Flores MANILA, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Evacuations were under way in the Philippines after a quake of at least magnitude 7.5 struck the

December 2, 2023
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Monday, November 20, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Royal Australian Navy vessel, HMAS Toowoomba, is docked at Changi Naval Base at the display of warships during IMDEX Asia 2023, a maritime defence exhibition in Singapore May 4, 2023. REUTERS/Caroline Chia/File Photo
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Australia PM Calls Chinese Navy Incident That Injured Diver ‘Dangerous’

SYDNEY, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said a Chinese warship acted in a dangerous manner during an incident with

November 20, 2023
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Friday, November 17, 2023
A photo allegedly showing the missile cruiser Moskva before sinking.
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Ukraine Tallies Russian Naval Vessels Destroyed in Black Sea During War

KYIV, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine‘s military said on Friday its operations had resulted in the destruction of a total of 15

November 17, 2023
Total Views: 10395

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Tugs support a bulk carrier arriving at an iron ore terminal. File image: Shutterstock/tcly
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India’s JSW Wins Order to Develop Port in Karnataka State

BENGALURU, Nov 16 (Reuters) – JSW Infrastructure, India‘s No.2 commercial port operator, said on Thursday it won an order worth 41.19 billion

November 16, 2023
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Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Srettha Thavisin, Prime Minister of Thailand, stands in front of an infographic depicting the Landbridge to bypass the Malacca Strait
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Thailand Pitching $28 Billion Malacca Strait Bypass Plan

(Bloomberg) — Thailand is pitching a multibillion-dollar project that will significantly cut shipping times between the Indian and Pacific oceans by

November 14, 2023
Total Views: 10125

Friday, November 10, 2023
Finnish Border Guard's photo of a Hong Kong registered cargo ship 'Newnew Polar Bear', which was spotted moving close to the Balticconnector gas line, during the joint press conference of the investigation of the possible attack on the Balticconnector gas line on 8th Oct., 2023 between Finland and Estonia at the headquarters of the National Bureau of Investigation in Vantaa, Finland, 24 October 2023. Lehtikuva/HEIKKI SAUKKOMAA via REUTERS
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Estonia Says Chinese Ship is Main Focus of Probe Into Cables Damage

VILNIUS/HELSINKI, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Estonian prosecutors said on Friday the Hong Kong-registered NewNew Polar Bear

November 10, 2023
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Thursday, November 9, 2023
Greenpeace activists in inflatable boats approach a Shell oil production vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, January 31, 2023. Alice Russell/Greenpeace/Handout via REUTERS
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Shell Sues Greenpeace for $2.1 Million Over High Seas Boarding

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Shell is suing Greenpeace for $2.1 million in damages after the environmental group’s activists boarded the

November 9, 2023
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Panoramic view of the ship yard and dock of the Port Of Colombo, Sri Lanka
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US Commits Over $500 Million to Develop Sri Lanka Container Terminal

(Bloomberg) — The US will provide $553 million in financing for a port terminal in Sri Lanka’s capital being developed by Indian billionaire Gautam

November 8, 2023
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Lloyd’s of London to Invest $65 Million Following Slavery Report

LONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Lloyd’s of London will invest 40 million pounds ($49.6 million) in regions affected by the transatlantic slave trade, it

November 8, 2023
Total Views: 1789
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