The latest maritime and offshore news.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Canada’s Shrinking St. Lawrence Seaway Latest Threat to Shipping Routes

By Jen Skerritt (Bloomberg) A key Canadian shipping corridor is the latest waterway struggling with dwindling water levels. Parts of the St. Lawrence River

October 26, 2022
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Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea

Philippines Proposes Maritime Encroachment Law Aimed At China

by Karen Lema (Reuters) A lawmaker in the Philippines has reintroduced legislation to prevent maritime and airspace encroachment by Chinese vessels, by

October 26, 2022
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Waterways And Lakes Are Evaporating Worldwide

The world’s rivers are evaporating and this could be devastating for our food supply, our cities, and our transportation. Inland barges are ten times

October 26, 2022
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A Single Missile Would Make Grain Ships Uninsurable Says Nibulon CEO

Just one missile, hitting one ship in an alleged accident would be enough to end the trade by making the route uninsurable, says Andriy

October 25, 2022
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Friday, October 21, 2022
Pete Buttigieg

Shots Fired In Jones Act Debate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Shots were fired this week when a newly released US Maritime Administration (MARAD) document from 2020 showed that a

October 21, 2022
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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Ukraine Grain Deal Renewal Is In Jeopardy

By Cecile Mantovani (Reuters) – Talks on extending a July deal that resumed Ukraine Black Sea grain and fertilizer exports are not making much progress

October 20, 2022
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Bulk carrier inspection

Ukraine Grain Backlog Eases With Faster Ship Inspections

By Áine Quinn (Bloomberg) A logjam of vessels shipping Ukrainian crops eased at the weekend as inspections sped up, but the backlog remains high with just

October 18, 2022
Total Views: 1610

Monday, October 17, 2022

Russian Oil Exports Fall After Exxon Rejects Putin’s Ship Insurance Plan

by Nidhi Verma  (Reuters) Oil output at the giant Exxon-led Sakhalin-1 Russian Pacific project collapsed following the U.S. major’s refusal to accept

October 17, 2022
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Sunday, October 9, 2022
Pope Francis With Alter Servers

Pope Calls Migrant Blockades Criminal

Pope Francis defends maritime migrants after Italy's newly elected Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni called for a "migrant blockade" to crack down on

October 9, 2022
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Sunday, October 2, 2022
China Oil Tankers In Port

China Boosts VLSFO Marine Fuel Exports

China has issued its biggest fuel-export quota this year which will allow a lot more VLSFO marine grade fuel to reach the market.

October 2, 2022
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Sunday, September 11, 2022
The first NYC Ferry

New York City Looks For New Ferry Operator

By Skylar Woodhouse (Bloomberg) New York City is seeking bids from companies to operate its ferry system, a fleet of 38 boats that play a role in Mayor Eric

September 11, 2022
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Ukraine Flag Grain

France Signs Grain Export Deal With Romania

By John Irish (Reuters) France’s transport minister said on Sunday he would sign an agreement with Romania to help increase Ukrainian grain exports to

September 11, 2022
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Friday, September 9, 2022
India Port Rice

India Rice Export Ban Traps 1M Tons In Ports

By Rajendra Jadhav (Reuters) – Rice loading has stopped at Indian ports and nearly one million tonnes of grain are trapped there as buyers refuse to pay

September 9, 2022
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Erdogan Will Ask Putin To Ship More Via Black Sea Corridor

by Yesim Dikmen (Reuters) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will urge Moscow to send goods though a U.N.-backed Black Sea corridor when he meets Russian

September 9, 2022
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Thursday, September 8, 2022
Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Port

Ukraine Grain Ship Deal Faces Mountains Of Trouble

By Jonathan Saul (Reuters) Too few ships are arriving in Ukraine to quickly clear mountains of grain built up over months of war despite a U.N.

September 8, 2022
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
A satellite image shows a closeup of bulk carrier ship loading grain at the port of Sevastopol, Crimea May 19, 2022

Wheat Prices Drop After Ukraine Grain Ship Deal

by Jonathan Spicer (Reuters) A drop in global wheat prices in August was partly due to grain exports resuming from Ukraine and ensuring food and fertilizer

September 7, 2022
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LNG tanker

Traders Hoard LNG At Sea Before EU’s Long Winter

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) Energy traders and power utilities are storing more liquefied natural gas at sea, an unusual move to hoard supply for winter as the

September 7, 2022
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Fungus Halts South Africa Orange Exports

by Nelson Banya (Reuters) South Africa, one of the world’s biggest citrus exporters, will voluntarily stop shipments of valencia oranges to the European

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 1653

Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Soybean Ship

US Port Delays Hit Soybean Farmers

By Tarso Veloso and Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) US farmers facing supply-chain bottlenecks and a surging dollar are losing their competitive edge in the

September 6, 2022
Total Views: 2168


Russia Says West Is Breaking IMO Grain Deal

by Mark Trevelyan (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the West was not honoring its promise to help Russian

September 6, 2022
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