Friday, March 26, 2021
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Sheep Bake Aboard Ships Waiting For Suez Canal To Reopen

By Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) – Of all the millions of tons of cargo that’s piled up in the Suez Canal, none is more delicate than the animals crammed into the hulls...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 33968

Maritime News

Piloting a Megaship: How Big Is Too Big?

This article was originally published on April 27, 2020. It has been reposted to provide context to the Ever Given situation in the Suez Canal. Also read Part 2: Do...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 7824

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Maritime News

Do Super-Sized Ships Create Super-Sized Problems?

This article was originally published in 2019. It has been reposted to provide context to the Ever Given situation in the Suez Canal. Also read Part 2: Piloting a Megaship:...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 4378

Sunday, March 21, 2021
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China’s VLSFO Bunker Exports Soar 93%

by Muyu Xu and Emily Chow (Reuters) – China’s exports of clean marine fuel in the first two months of 2021 nearly doubled from the same period last year, when...

March 21, 2021
Total Views: 979

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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U.S. Refiners Scale Back on Hiring Ships

By Jonathan Saul and Laura Sanicola (Reuters) – U.S. refiners are scaling back on hiring ships for longer periods to save on costs in another sign of uncertainty over when...

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 2224

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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China Arrests 11 Ships In Oil Smuggling Ring

by Muyu Xu (Reuters) – China foiled criminals seeking to smuggle nearly 1 million tonnes of refined oil worth 5 billion yuan ($770 million), with officials seizing 11 ships and...

March 16, 2021
Total Views: 3791

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China To Crackdown On Illegal Yangtze River Sand Dredging

by David Stanway (Reuters) – China has launched a crackdown on illegal sand mining (dredging for sand used in construction) operations on the Yangtze river, which have affected shipping routes....

March 16, 2021
Total Views: 2438

Thursday, March 11, 2021
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Pacific Ocean States Escalate The Fight For Ocean Rights

By Alister Doyle (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Small island states in the Pacific are opening a new front in the fight against rising seas, to secure rights to an ocean...

March 11, 2021
Total Views: 2923

Thursday, March 4, 2021
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U.S. DOJ Declined to Investigate Trump Transporation Secretary Chao After Criminal Referral Alleging Misuse of Office

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department declined to investigate or prosecute then-Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after the inspector general’s office referred allegations of potential...

March 4, 2021
Total Views: 2913

Friday, February 19, 2021
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Hapag-Lloyd CEO Says Container Crunch Could Resolve In Q2/Q3

By Vera Eckert (Reuters) – Container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd said surging demand for bulky goods like exercise equipment from locked-down consumers may flatten out in the second or early third quarter,...

February 19, 2021
Total Views: 2150

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Maersk Plans to Debut First Carbon Neutral Ship in 2023

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) – Shipping group Maersk ($AMKBY) said on Wednesday it would accelerate plans to decarbonize sea-borne container shipping by putting the world’s first vessel powered by carbon-neutral...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2061

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Robots Penetrate Massive South Atlantic Iceberg

By Isla Binnie (Reuters) – For the next four months, robotic submersible vehicles will swim the frigid, choppy waters around South Georgia island, gathering evidence to determine whether a massive...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2774

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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Billionaires Square Up To Battle For America’s Cup 2021

By Alexander Smith (Reuters) – As Britain and Italy go head-to-head for the right to challenge New Zealand for the America’s Cup, the teams’ billionaire backers will have their colours...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 14320

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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Maritime News

Maersk Misses Wall Street Forecast Despite High Rates

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN, Feb 10 (Reuters) – A surge in demand for goods like furniture and exercise equipment from locked-down consumers has sparked a jump in shipping rates, boosting profits for...

February 10, 2021
Total Views: 1202

Monday, February 8, 2021
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French Sailor Bestaven Wins Vendee Globe Circumnavigation Race

by Shrivathsa Sridhar (Reuters) – Frenchman Yannick Bestaven was declared the winner of the Vendee Globe round-the-world sailing race early last week after he was handed a time bonus of...

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 2227

Thursday, February 4, 2021
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2021 – Euronav Predicts Oil Freight Rate Weakness Will Continue All Year

by Charles Regnier (Reuters) – Belgium’s Euronav expects pressure on freight rates to continue until late 2021, the tanker operator said as it reported weaker than expected quarterly results on...

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 2617

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Asia Pushes U.S. Supertanker Port’s Oil Export Shipments to Record High

By Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) American oil exports from Louisiana’s offshore supertanker port jumped to a record in January as Asian buyers are stocking up U.S. crude for a post-pandemic rebound...

February 3, 2021
Total Views: 3057

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
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Baltic Index Down Near Four-Week Low

by Bharat Govind Gautam (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, on Monday was down at its lowest since early...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 1062

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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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
Total Views: 863

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Beirut Blast: Interpol Red Notice Issued For Ship Captain & Owner

By Ellen Francis (Reuters) – Interpol has issued red notices for the captain and owner of the ship that carried the chemicals which devastated Beirut in an explosion in August, killing 200...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 14428