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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Euronav’s Emergency Arbitration Claims Dismissed

Euronav appears to be losing in its bid to force Frontline to abide by a combination agreement that would have created the world’s largest

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Tugboat Crew Member off Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for a missing tugboat crew member near Sabine, Texas. Coast Guard crews searched approximately 206 square

2 hours ago
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Bulk Carrier Captain Medevaced Off Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced the captain of a Panama-flagged bulk carrier approximately four miles offshore Southwest Pass, Louisiana, Monday. Coast Guard

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msc ship in port

FMC Asks Mediterranean Shipping Company to Explain Congestion Charge

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has given Mediterranean Shipping Company until the end of the month to explain a $1,000 congestion surcharge levied

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Mediterranean Ship-to-Ship Loadings of Russian Oil Hit Record in January

MOSCOW, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Ship-to-ship (STS) loadings of Russian Urals blend crude oil hit a record high in January in the Mediterranean as

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Monday, February 6, 2023

Tanker Crew Rescues Boater in Distress Off Puerto Rico

The crew of the chemical tanker Silver Dover is being praised for rendering assistance to a boater in distress in the Caribbean Sea on Saturday morning,

February 6, 2023
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U.S. Coast Guard Says to Avoid Loading Electric Vehicles with Saltwater Damage on Ships

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning the shipping industry of the extreme risk of loading electric vehicles (EV) with damaged Lithium-Ion onto commercial vessels.

February 6, 2023
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Coast Guard Establishes Safety Zone for Balloon Recovery Efforts

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday it is imposing a temporary security zone in the waters off

February 6, 2023
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Ukraine Grain Deal Misses Target as Russia Slow-Walks Ship Checks

By Kateryna Choursina and Áine Quinn (Bloomberg) — From his post at the mouth of the Black Sea, Ukrainian ship inspector Ruslan Sakhautdinov has seen

February 6, 2023
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Fire Erupts in Containers Toppled by Earthquake at Turkish Port

A fire has erupted in containers toppled at the Port of Iskenderun by the powerful earthquakes that rocked Turkey Monday . More than 2,400 people are believed

February 6, 2023
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Russian Fuel Oil Heads East as EU Embargo Takes Hold

MOSCOW, Feb 6 (Reuters) – The European Union’s full embargo of Russian oil products came into effect on Feb. 5, but data from traders and

February 6, 2023
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cma cgm headquaters and logo with French flag

Eyeing Expansion, CMA CGM Sets Sights on Bollore’s Logistics Arm

By Vinicy Chan, Dinesh Nair and Manuel Baigorri (Bloomberg) — French shipping tycoon Rodolphe Saade is ramping up his hunt for acquisitions, with an eye

February 6, 2023
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Sunday, February 5, 2023

The EU’s Ban On Russian Diesel Won’t Really Stop Fuel Flows

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) –For decades, a steady stream of ocean tankers has filed back and forth between a small cluster of ports in northwest

February 5, 2023
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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Dramatic U.S. Coast Guard Rescue in Pacific Northwest Caught on Video

Some incredible video coming from the U.S. Coast Guard’s 13th District showing the rescue of a mariner as a wave capsizes his vessel in waters off the

February 4, 2023
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Friday, February 3, 2023

Ship Lease Blind Spot Could Undermine Pollution Remediation Efforts

By Ira Breskin – Failure of a benchmark ship lease to address the environmental and financial impact of charterers’ operational decisions could

February 3, 2023
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tanker at sea

Russia’s ‘Shadow Fleet’ of Tankers Swells to 600 Ships, Trafigura Says

By Archie Hunter, Alix Steel and Grant Smith (Bloomberg) — The “shadow fleet” of ships that transport Russian oil around the world has expanded to

February 3, 2023
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oil tanker

EU Agrees to $100 Price Cap on Russian Diesel as Import Ban Looms

By Jorge Valero, Alberto Nardelli and Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) — European Union member states agreed to impose a cap of $100 per barrel on sales of

February 3, 2023
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Ultra-Competitive Freight Market Emerges for China’s Export

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – A parallel freight market is emerging for exports from China that undercuts the lowest container spot rates. Asia-North

February 3, 2023
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Explainer: EU’s Embargo and Price Cap on Russian Oil Products

(Reuters) – A European Union ban on Russian refined petroleum products including diesel and fuel oil will take effect on Feb. 5 in an effort to curb

February 3, 2023
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bulk carrier at sea

Baltic Dry Index Logs Fifth Straight Weekly Drop

Feb 3 (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, fell for the fifth

February 3, 2023
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