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Wednesday, June 12, 2024
A tanker transits through the Panamax locks of the Panama Canal. Photo courtesy Panama Canal Authority
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Panama Canal Continues to Ease Drought Restrictions as Rainy Season Kicks Off

The Panama Canal Authority has announced another increase in the number of daily transits through the waterway’s locks as rainfall returns to the region. The

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Port Houston container terminal aerial
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Potential Strike Action at U.S. East and Gulf Coast Ports Threatens Further Disruption

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has suspended negotiations with the United States Maritime Alliance over a new labor contract for

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Scorpio Tankers' handymax tanker STI Batterdea enters the port of Rotterdam
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Scorpio Tankers Announces Sale of Five Older Product Tankers

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) is selling five of its older MR product tankers for a total of $179.1 million. The sales, expected to close in the third

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A containership at the Port of Long Beach
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U.S. Imports Surge Amid Rising Consumer Spending

Major container ports in the U.S. are expected to see the highest inbound cargo volume in nearly two years this summer, driven by increased consumer spending

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An aerial view shows the Vladimir Arsenyev tanker at the crude oil terminal Kozmino on the shore of Nakhodka Bay near the port city of Nakhodka, Russia August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel/File Photo
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EU Proposing Sanctions on Russia Shipping Giant Sovcomflot

By Alberto Nardelli (Bloomberg) — The European Union is proposing to sanction Russia’s oil-shipping giant Sovcomflot PJSC in a move to limit the

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The Marlin Luanda pictured January 27, 2024, in the Gulf of Aden. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
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Cape of Good Hope Oil Trade Surges as Tankers Reroute

Crude oil and oil product flows around the Cape of Good Hope increased by nearly 50% in the first five months of 2024 compared to last year’s average as

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AFIF Hapag-Lloyd
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Hapag-Lloyd Sees Prolonged Red Sea Reroutings Regardless of Ceasefire

BERLIN, June 11 (Reuters) – German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd does not anticipate the shipping industry to resume sailing through the Suez Canal

June 11, 2024
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Photo shows stacks of containers collapsed on board Madrid Bridge while at the Charleston Anchorage, January 20, 2022.
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Record Low in Containers Lost at Sea in 2023

A new report from the World Shipping Council (WSC) reveals that the number of containers lost at sea hit an all-time low in 2023. According to the

June 11, 2024
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ARC Installs Starlink Satellite Internet Across Full Fleet
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ARC Installs Starlink Satellite Internet Across Full Fleet

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Inc. (ARC), a leading in U.S.-flag roll-on roll-off shipping and major government transportation provider, has

June 11, 2024
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Monday, June 10, 2024
Indian Navy's guided missile destroyer INS Visakhapatnam responds as smoke rises from Marlin Luanda, at the location given as Gulf of Aden. Handout via REUTERS
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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions Over Illicit Houthi Oil Trade

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is imposing sanctions on ten individuals, entities, and vessels involved in

June 10, 2024
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The 689-foot bulk carrier Michipicoten has safely anchored in Thunder Bay, Ontario, after combating flooding in Lake Superior. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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Bulk Carrier Safely Escorted to Thunder Bay After Flooding Incident on Lake Superior

The Canadian-flagged M/V Michipicoten, a 689-foot bulk carrier carrying taconite, was safely escorted to Thunder Bay, Ontario, after experiencing significant

June 10, 2024
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Cars, made in Morocco and intended for export, wait to be shipped at Tanger Med Port, on the Strait of Gibraltar, east of Tangier, Morocco June 6, 2024. REUTERS/Abdelhak Balhaki
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Morocco’s Tanger Med Port Expects to Exceed Nominal Container Capacity

TANGIER, June 10 (Reuters) – Morocco’s Tanger Med port expects to top its nominal processing capacity of nine million containers this year,

June 10, 2024
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DP World Boosts Investments in Latin America
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DP World Boosts Investments in Latin America

DP World plans to increase investments in port terminals in Peru and Ecuador to improve capacity and operational efficiency of its Latin America operations.

June 10, 2024
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HMM Containership leaving port
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Samsung Lodges Largest FMC Complaint Yet Over Detention and Demurrage Charges

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – Samsung’s US subsidiary has lodged what may be the largest complaint yet with the Federal Maritime Commission

June 10, 2024
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Yahya Sarea, the Houthi military spokesperson delivers a statement, during a rally to show continued support to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, on the first Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan, in Sanaa, Yemen, March 15, 2024. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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U.S. CENTCOM Confirms Houthi Missile Strikes Damaged Two Ships

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, June 9 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthi damaged two commercial vessels in missile attacks in the Gulf of Aden in the

June 10, 2024
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Stock photo of an oil tanker moored at sea
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Russian Oil Transfer Near Singapore Reveals Moscow’s Efforts to Dodge U.S. Sanctions

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — The first Russian oil tanker attempting to deliver crude while under US sanctions made a secret cargo transfer onto another

June 10, 2024
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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Smoke rises from Marlin Luanda, merchant vessel, at the location given as Gulf of Aden.
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Two Vessels Catch Fire After Missile Strikes Off Yemen’s Aden

CAIRO, June 9 (Reuters) – Two ships caught on fire after being hit by projectiles off Yemen’s Aden, two UK maritime agencies reported on Sunday.

June 8, 2024
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The 77th Cannes Film Festival - The Croisette. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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As Superyachts’ Popularity Grows, So Is Their Supersized Climate Impact

By Jessica Nix (Bloomberg) –Superyachts are the ultimate status symbol for royal families, oligarchs and billionaires from Jeff Bezos to Bernard

June 8, 2024
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Oil leaking from bulk carrier off Gibraltar after tanker collision. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Finland Wants EU Oil-Spill Vessel To Counter Shadow Fleet Risks

By Leo Laikola (Bloomberg) –Finland called for the European Union to procure a vessel to be on standby for oil spills in the northern parts of the

June 8, 2024
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Friday, June 7, 2024
Houthis Say They Targeted Two Vessels in the Red Sea
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Houthis Say They Targeted Two Vessels in the Red Sea

By Enas Alashray and Yomna Ehab CAIRO, June 7 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthis on Friday said they targeted two vessels in the Red

June 7, 2024
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