Monday, November 16, 2020
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
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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
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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
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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: 418

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: 284

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
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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: 719

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: 659

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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: 532

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: 328

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Maritime News

Hapag-Lloyd Sees Higher Earnings on Cheaper Fuel and Recovering Demand

By Vera Eckert FRANKFURT, Nov 13 (Reuters) – German container liner Hapag-Lloyd AG is confident of achieving higher earnings in 2020 as lower fuel prices cut shipping costs, demand in...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 187

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Maritime News

Vale and Chinese Port Sign $651 Million Deal for Iron Ore Storage

BEIJING, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Vale and China’s Ningbo Zhoushan Port have signed a deal to invest around 4.3 billion yuan ($650.6 million) in iron ore storage and processing...

November 13, 2020
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
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Maritime News

Port of Long Beach Breaks Monthly Cargo Record Again, Continuing Historic Recovery Run

The Port of Long Beach reported its busiest month ever again in October as the number of twenty-foot containers handled topped 800,000 for the first time in 109-year history of...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 441

Maritime News

Pirate Attack: Italian Navy Protects Tanker in Gulf of Guinea

The Italian Navy chased off a group of pirates attempting to the attack a tanker this week in international waters off Benin in the Gulf of Guinea. The incident took...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 865

Cruise Ships

First Cruise Back in Caribbean Has COVID-19 Case On Board

Update: Seadream Halts Cruise as More Passengers Test Positive for Virus Passengers are locked down on board the SeaDream 1 cruise ship after a passenger had tested positive for COVID-19....

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 431

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Environment

First Major U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Faces Latest Permitting Delay

By Nichola Groom Nov 12 (Reuters) – A federal agency said on Thursday it has again delayed a long-awaited environmental study crucial to permitting the first major U.S. offshore wind...

November 12, 2020
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Maritime News

CMA CGM to Expand LNG-Powered Fleet to 26 Vessels

PARIS, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Container shipping group CMA CGM will expand its use of liquified natural gas (LNG) to 26 vessels, it said on Thursday, as part of efforts...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 491

Maritime News

Stranded Coal Ships in Crosshairs of China-Australia Spat

By Aaron Clark, Kevin Varley and Rajesh Kumar Singh (Bloomberg) — At least 20 giant bulk carriers are anchored off the Chinese port of Jingtang and unable to offload millions...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 456

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Cruise Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line Posts Third Straight Quarterly Loss

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd reported its third straight quarterly loss on Monday, as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the cruise industry to a standstill. Cruise operators...

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 168

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Defense

Midshipman Sydney Barber Breaks Barriers at United States Naval Academy

For the first time in the 175-year history of the United States Naval Academy, an African American woman has been chosen to the lead midshipmen as brigade commander. Midshipman 1st...

November 11, 2020
Total Views: 471