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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
File photo shows a cargo ship transiting on the St. Lawrence Seaway near the Welland Canal. Photo: Jon Nicholls Photography / Shutterstock.com
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U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Launches Investigation into Canadian Ballast Water Regulations

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, an independent agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system, has launched an

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FILE PHOTO: A drone view of three berths able to load vessels with oil is seen after their construction at Westridge Marine Terminal, the terminus of the Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, April 26, 2024. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo
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First Oil Export Cargo from Canada’s Expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline Set to Load

HOUSTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Crude oil tanker Dubai Angel on Monday moored at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Vancouver, preparing to load the first

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Oil Shipments at Risk From Rising Sea Levels, Think Tank Warns

SINGAPORE, May 21 (Reuters) – Rising sea levels could severely disrupt crude oil shipments and erode energy security in import-dependent countries like

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Monday, May 20, 2024
Stacked containers are shown as ships unload their cargo at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
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Port of Los Angeles Reports Another Busy Month for Cargo Volumes

The Port of Los Angeles reported its ninth consecutive month of year-on-year growth, handling 770,337 container units in April 2024. This marks a 12% increase

23 hours ago
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The river cruise ship 'Heidelberg' is seen following an accident on Danube river, near Komarom. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Hungary Detains River Cruise Captain After Deadly Collision

BUDAPEST, May 20 (Reuters) – Hungary has detained the captain of a Swiss-based cruise ship involved in a collision with a small motor boat on

24 hours ago
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Sanctioned Russian Tankers Mostly Sit Idle Months After Designations
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Sanctioned Russian Tankers Mostly Sit Idle Months After Designations

(Bloomberg) — Dozens of tankers remain stuck doing nothing months after being sanctioned by the Treasury Department — a signal of the US’s scope to

May 20, 2024
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Flying Fish 1, named Oakland at the time, outside Western Scheldt, Netherlands in February 2023. Photo courtesy of Peter Faas
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Arctic Shipping Route to See First-Ever Panamax Containership

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – Russia’s main Arctic shipping route is slated to see its first Panamax container vessel this year. The 4,890-TEU box

May 20, 2024
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Cruise ship Norwegian Dawn departs port near Hamilton Bermuda. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (BERMUDA)
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Norwegian Cruise Line Raises Forecast Again on Strong Demand

By Granth Vanaik May 20 (Reuters) – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings on Monday raised its full-year profit forecast for a second time in less than three

May 20, 2024
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Saltchuk to Acquire Overseas Shipholding Group in $950 Million Deal

Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, a diverse freight transportation and services company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Overseas

May 20, 2024
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Saturday, May 18, 2024
Ukrainian coast guard patrols the "grain corridor" in the Black Sea. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Romania Searching For Three Missing Crew After Ship Sinks In Black Sea

BUCHAREST, May 18 (Reuters) – Romanian rescue teams were searching on Saturday for three missing crew members of a cargo ship that sank off the Black

May 18, 2024
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The Marlin Luanda pictured January 27, 2024, in the Gulf of Aden. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
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Panama-Flagged Oil Tanker Attacked Off Yemen

Updates with ship’s name, other details from CENTCOM post on X and new advisory from Ambrey saying ship carrying oil from Russia to China. CAIRO, May 18

May 18, 2024
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Friday, May 17, 2024
PHOTOS: ‘M/V Happy Star’ Transports Eleven Tugs from Asia to Europe
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PHOTOS: ‘M/V Happy Star’ Transports Eleven Tugs from Asia to Europe

Damen Shipyards and BigLift Shipping have transported eleven Damen tugs from Vietnam and China to Europe in a single voyage. This undertaking was completed in

May 17, 2024
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FILE PHOTO: A drone shows flooded streets at the centre of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, May 7, 2024. REUTERS/Diego Vara/File Photo
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Flooding Slows Cargo Movement at Brazil’s Rio Grande Port

By Roberto Samora and Ana Mano SAO PAULO, May 17 (Reuters) – The Rio Grande port authority said the impact of excess rains and heavy

May 17, 2024
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The LNG-powered containership, the CMA CGM, on the river Elbe near the city of Hamburg, Germany, February 14, 2021. Photo: FrankHH / Shutterstock.com
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French Shipping Giant Expects Overcapacity to Drive Down Freight Rates

By Tara Patel (Bloomberg) — CMA CGM SA, the world’s third-largest container line, is expecting a decline in ocean freight rates as new vessel

May 17, 2024
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A satellite image shows the cargo ship Rubymar before it sank, on the Red Sea. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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How Tiny Djibouti Said ‘No’ to the U.S. Over Houthi Red Sea Attacks

(Bloomberg) — Captain Mohammed Houssein Omar patrols one of the most dangerous coastlines in the world. Until the Israel-Hamas conflict reignited seven

May 17, 2024
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Thursday, May 16, 2024
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Panama Canal Slowly Returning to Normal Operations

The increase in water levels in the Panama Canal has sparked hopes of a potential return to normal operations for container shipping after over a year of

May 16, 2024
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A Yemeni Coast Guard boat sails near the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, December 5, 2023.
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Houthis Threaten All Ships Heading to Israel

DUBAI, May 16 (Reuters) – All ships heading to Israeli ports will be targeted by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthis and not just in the Red

May 16, 2024
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China’s Biggest LNG Buyer Expands Fleet for Global Heft

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China National Offshore Oil Corp., the country’s state-owned oil and gas giant, is expanding its fleet of LNG carriers

May 16, 2024
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The world's first methanol-powered tug, Methatug. Photo courtesy Port of Antwerp-Bruges
Environment

Port of Antwerp-Bruges Unveils World’s First Methanol-Powered Tugboat

The Port of Antwerp-Bruges has unveiled the world’s first methanol-powered tugboat, the Methatug, as part of its goal to become climate-neutral by 2050.

May 16, 2024
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Red Sea Diversions Leave Asia-Europe Loops Short of Ships

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Despite the large tranches of new container shipping capacity hitting the water in recent months, Asia-Europe

May 16, 2024
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