Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Maritime News

Raimondo’s U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Hearing Scheduled For Next Week

by David Shepardson (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will consider President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to head the Commerce Department in a hearing...

January 20, 2021
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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Maritime News

U.S. Blacklists More Companies Over Iranian Petrochemical Exports

By Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on companies based in China and the United Arab Emirates, accusing them of supporting the...

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 1665

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Maritime News

Inmarsat’s Most Powerful Satellite to Date Enters Service

Inmarsat’s newest and most powerful geostationary satellite to date has entered into commercial service, the company announced today. Inmarsat said that the introduction of its GX5 satellite will provide additional...

December 10, 2020
Total Views: 3354

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Accidents

Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island

Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at...

November 25, 2020
Total Views: 8725

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
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Maritime News

Maersk Raises Guidance Ahead of Earnings Release

By Alastair Reed (Bloomberg) –A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S raised its guidance for a second time since October as the world’s biggest container shipping company enjoys stronger demand than feared amid the...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 1769

Environment

2020’s Worst Hurricane Slams Into Central America

By Wilmer Lopez PUERTO CABEZAS, Nicaragua, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Hurricane Iota sent zinc roofing flying into the streets, toppled electricity poles and flayed palm trees as it battered northeastern...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 2246

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Environment

Boris Johnson Seeks Boost for Northern England With Green Jobs Plan

By Tim Ross (Bloomberg) –Boris Johnson will seek to make good on his promise to boost the economies of neglected regions of the U.K. with investment in thousands of jobs...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 641

Monday, November 16, 2020
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Maritime News

Australia to Return to Pre-Covid Maximum Shipboard Service Limits for Seafarers

Australia is set to end interim regulations that have allowed seafarers to work beyond the maximum time limits set out in international maritime labor regulations amid the COVID-19 crisis. The...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 660

Defense

GAO Study Finds Significant Risks in Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office says the Coast Guard accepted significant risk with the Offshore Patrol Cutter program after Hurricane Michael hit the shipyard where the first of the vessels...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 8635

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Environment

Shipping Industry Proposes $5 Billion Program to Help Decarbonize Shipping

The global shipping industry is urgently calling on governments to move forward on a proposal for a $5 billion industry-financed research and development program that would help accelerate zero-carbon fuels...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 667

Environment

Hurricane Iota Reaches Catastrophic Category 5 Strength as it Barrels Toward Nicaragua

Hurricane Iota reached category 5 strength on Monday, the latest category 5 on record for the Atlantic basin, according to the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center. Iota is expected to...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 279

Maritime News

Historic LNG Bunkering Operation Completed in Rotterdam

The LNG-powered CMA CGM Jacques Saadé has marked a new milestone as it completed its first LNG bunkering in Rotterdam. CMA CGM said called the operation the largest LNG bunkering...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 638

container port
Maritime News

Carriers Accused of ‘Using Pandemic to Boost Profits’ as Asia-Europe Rates Explode

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container freight rates from Asia to Europe are going through the roof, mirroring the trend on the transpacific, with regulators seemingly unable to stop...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 1323

container shipping
Maritime News

Surprise Cargo Surge Could Surpass Last Year’s Holiday Period

By Richard Weiss and Christopher Jasper (Bloomberg) — Freight carriers including container shippers and cargo airlines say global demand is building toward a seasonal peak that could outstrip last year’s...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 412

Friday, November 13, 2020
Maritime News

Iota Becomes 30th Named Storm in 2020’s Historic Hurricane Season

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) –A system swirling across the central Caribbean has been named Tropical Storm Iota as it heads toward hurricane-ravaged Central America. Iota is forecast to reach...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 272

Accidents

Weld Failure on Mooring Equipment Led to Barge Striking Fishing Pier -NTSB

The failure of a weld ultimately led to a barge breaking loose from its mooring and heavily damaging a pier in Hampton, Virginia, the National Transportation Safety Board said in...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 960

Maritime News

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Addresses Crew Change Crisis – Better Day for Seafarers Coming and Going

By Barry Parker – Repatriation of seafarers has been one of the most vexing issues facing the maritime industry throughout 2020, as Covid-19 has ravaged the world. Port States, however...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 672

Maritime News

China Oil Giant Unipec Eyes New Supertankers to Shrink Fuel Glut

By Sharon Cho, Elizabeth Low and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) –China’s biggest refiner is eyeing a creative strategy to help rid Asia of a persistent diesel glut — brand new supertankers...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 611

bulk carrier sunset
Maritime News

China-Australia Spat Strands 400 Seafarers as Crew Change Humanitarian Crisis Looms

By Aaron Clark, Rajesh Kumar Singh and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — An estimated 400 seafarers and roughly 2 million tons of coal are stuck on ships off the northeast coast...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 501

Cruise Ships

SeaDream Halts Caribbean Cruise as More Passengers Test Positive for COVID-19

OSLO, Nov 13 (Reuters) – SeaDream Yacht Club has halted a cruise in the Caribbean following several positive coronavirus tests among passengers, the company said on Friday. The SeaDream I...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 291