Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Shipping

Singapore Shipping Company Fined $12 Million Over Illegal Oily Water Discharges

Singaporean shipping company Pacific Carriers Limited has been fined $12 million in U.S. federal court after pleading guilty to concealing illegal discharges of oily water and garbage. PCL was sentenced...

3 hours ago
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Shipping

Soren Toft, Former Maersk Executive, Takes the Helm at MSC

LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Soren Toft on Wednesday started his role as chief executive of Swiss headquartered container group MSC’s shipping and logistics business almost a year after he was hired...

6 hours ago
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Shipping

In World First, UK Approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

By Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle LONDON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Britain approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to...

6 hours ago
Total Views: 327

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
An undated image provided in a U.S. Department of Justice complaint for forfeiture released May 9, 2019 shows the North Korean vessel Wise Honest.
Shipping

U.S. Accuses China of Violating North Korea Sanctions; Observed Ships Busting Sanctions 550 Times

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – The United States accused China on Tuesday of “flagrant violation” of its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea and offered...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 1695

Shipping

Containership ONE Apus Loses ‘Significant’ Number of Containers Overboard in Pacific -Manager

Update: ONE Apus cargo loss could exceed 1,900 containers An Ocean Network Express containership has lost a “significant” number of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean approximately 1,600 nautical miles...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 18427

Shipping

EU Leaders Plan Appeal to Biden to Rebuild Transatlantic Ties

By Jonathan Stearns (Bloomberg) — The European Union plans a sweeping proposal for transatlantic cooperation to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in a bid to repair relations soured by Donald Trump. “The...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 907

cargo ship
Environment

HSFO Demand Jumps as More Ships Install Scrubbers

By Ann Koh and Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) — An increase in vessels being fitted with pollution-reducing kits and unusually strong demand for container shipping is providing a boost to the dirtiest...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 1694

tanker at sea
Shipping

Oil-Hungry Asia Lures Armada of Tankers Carrying U.S. Crude

By Serene Cheong and Sheela Tobben (Bloomberg) — An armada of around 20 tankers laden with U.S. oil will be heading to Asia this month as the region continues to outpace...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 2472

Offshore

Germany Says Nord Stream 2 Picked a Ship to Finish Pipeline

By Vanessa Dezem and Dina Khrennikova (Bloomberg) — Nord Stream 2 has picked a ship to finish laying sections of its pipeline under the Baltic Sea, a German agency overseeing the...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 2721

Monday, November 30, 2020
Maersk ship
Shipping

The Beautiful Game: The Art of Ship Handling

By Captain Grant Livingstone ‘The Beautiful Game’ is a term often associated with Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and Brazilian great Edson Arantes Do Nascimento; “Pele.” Why do more than...

November 30, 2020
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Shipping

Lucky Mariner Rescued 86 Miles Off Port Canaveral, Florida

The crew of a containership located a missing mariner clinging to the bow of his partially sunken boat approximately 86 miles east of Port Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday. The man,...

November 30, 2020
Total Views: 9014

Environment

Volkswagen Opts for Sustainable Biofuel for its European Car Carriers

Volkswagen has partnered with biofuels bunker supplier GoodFuels to run sustainable biofuel in two chartered RoRos in order to reduce carbon emissions in the car carrier segment. GoodFuels will provide...

November 30, 2020
Total Views: 1231

Friday, November 27, 2020
Shipping

Venezuela Resumes Direct Oil Shipments to China Despite U.S. Sanctions

By Luc Cohen and Marianna Parraga Nov 26 (Reuters) – Venezuela has resumed direct shipments of oil to China after U.S. sanctions sent the trade underground for more than a...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 5926

Environment

DFDS Planning Hydrogen-Powered Ferry

European ferry operator DFDS has announced plans for a partnership to develop a hydrogen-powered ferry to be in operation as soon as 2027. The partnership includes DFDS, ABB, Ballard Power...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 1649

port of los angeles
Shipping

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Cracks Down on Ocean Carrier Alliances

By Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has tightened the screws on the three major ocean carrier alliances, demanding carrier-specific trade data is filed monthly rather than...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 2260

ship emissions
Environment

Shipping Industry and Asian Nations Object to EU Pollution Plan

By Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) — Plans to extend the world’s biggest carbon market into shipping drew criticism from the industry and Asian nations, highlighting growing conflict over Europe’s unprecedented moves to...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 2943

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
offshore wind farm
Environment

Tokyo Gas to Develop One of Japan’s Largest Offshore Wind Farms

By Aya Takada (Bloomberg) — Tokyo Gas Co. plans to develop one of Japan’s largest offshore wind projects as the nation looks to a major expansion of the technology to achieve...

November 25, 2020
Total Views: 1133

Christophe de margerie
Shipbuilding

Russia to Build Far East Metal Plant to Supply Arctic Shipbuilding

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Russia plans to build a metals plant in the Far East at an estimated cost of $2.2 billion and supply steel sheet to the Zvezda...

November 25, 2020
Total Views: 2099

Accidents

Oil Tanker Hit by Blast at Saudi Terminal in Red Sea

The ship’s manager confirms the Maltese-flagged MT Agrari was hit by an unknown source about one meter above the waterline, causing a breach. The vessel is reported stable. By Jonathan...

November 25, 2020
Total Views: 9074

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Shipping

Orsted Plans to Develop Offshore Wind Projects in South Korea

Offshore wind developer Orsted announced Tuesday its intention to develop up to 1.6GW of offshore wind power off the coast of Incheon City in South Korea. The company said the...

November 24, 2020
Total Views: 863