Monday, June 14, 2021
VANTAGE WAVE
Shipping

Ports Refuse Access to Another Ship Carrying Body of Deceased Captain

Deja-vu… Efforts are underway to repatriate the deceased Romanian captain of the cargo ship M/V Vantage Wave after seven weeks and refusal by multiple States to disembark the body. The...

2 hours ago
Total Views: 881

x-press pearl
Accidents

X-Press Pearl Captain Arrested -Media

Authorities in Sri Lanka have reportedly arrested the captain of the stricken X-Press Pearl which caught fire and sank off the coast of Colombo after a chemical leak last month,...

3 hours ago
Total Views: 2335

Ports

Yantian Port Problems Creating ‘Unprecedented’ Supply Chain Disruption

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Shippers are facing a perfect storm as the logistics industry has entered an “an era of unprecedented disruption”, with ports crippled by acute congestion as the...

3 hours ago
Total Views: 1206

Sunday, June 13, 2021
Shipping

Out-of-Control Shipping Costs Fire Up Prices From Coffee to Toys

By Alex Longley, Catherine Bosley and Deirdre Hipwell (Bloomberg) — The skyrocketing price of shipping goods across the globe may hit your pocketbook sooner than you think — from that cup...

June 13, 2021
Total Views: 5729

Saturday, June 12, 2021
imo headquarters
Environment

‘Failure Not an Option’ as IMO Opens MEPC 76 Climate Meeting

By Barry Parker The much anticipated meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), officially MEPC 76, kicked off its first two days of sessions this...

June 12, 2021
Total Views: 2310

Friday, June 11, 2021
Shipping

Bouchard Transportation Seeking Buyer to Avoid Closure, Layoffs

New York-based barge operator Bouchard Transportation may need to close its facilities and lay off as many 108 workers if it is unable to find a buyer for the company...

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 5663

Ports

Ships Skip Singapore as China Congestion Snarls Supply Chain

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Delays from congestion at southern Chinese ports triggered by fresh Covid-19 outbreaks are rippling through global supply chains, threatening to inflate costs and exacerbate disruptions. A...

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 2956

ship emissions
Environment

U.S. Joins Norway, Denmark to Advance Zero Emission Ship Fuels

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States is working with Norway, Denmark and other countries to develop zero emissions fuel options for ships as part of...

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 754

Thursday, June 10, 2021
containers at port of los angeles
Ports

Port of Los Angeles Processes Record 10 Million TEUs for New Western Hemisphere Record

The Port of Los Angeles has become the first port in the Western Hemisphere to handle 10 million twenty-foot equivalent containers (TUE) over a 12-month period. The port celebrated the...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 2495

IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Environment

Key IMO Meeting to Consider New Climate Measures for Shipping

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is set to adopt new measures to reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions during a key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 1464

Shipping

Container Shortage Worsens as Ships Avoid Chinese Ports That Need Empties

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The availability of containers at southern Chinese ports continues to deteriorate as carriers omit calls due to a wave of Covid outbreaks in Guangzhou province. According...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 27186

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
samsung heavy industries
Environment

Samsung Heavy Industries Sets Sights on Nuclear Powered Ships to Combat Climate Change

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has announced plans to develop nuclear power plant technology for ships as the industry seeks ways to reduce and eventually eliminate its carbon emissions....

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 6857

port of long beach
Ports

Port of Long Beach Reports Best Month on Record in May

Container volumes at Port of Long Beach broke 900,000 TEU for the first time ever in May as consumer demand continues to show no signs of letting up. Dockworkers and...

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 1400

Ports

U.S. Retail Ports Continue Record Setting Run as Supply Chains Struggle to Keep Up

The United States’ top ports for retail imports are expected to report another blockbuster month in May as consumers turn to normal shopping patterns as vaccinations rates increase, the National...

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 1299

Environment

Reality Check Awaits John Kerry and His Bid to Cut Carbon Emissions from Ships

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — John Kerry wants to accelerate the decarbonization of the global shipping industry which spews more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year than France and the...

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 2709

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Shipping

Force Majeure Declared: COVID-Hit ‘Ital Libera’ Returning to Italy with Body of Deceased Captain

The Italian-flagged containership Ital Libera is sailing back to Italy to repatriate the body of its deceased captain who apparently passed away from COVID-19 and was denied entry into Asia....

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 19354

Ports

South China Ports in Crisis as Congestion Spreads

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – South China’s port congestion has gone from bad to worse – delays at Yantian are spilling over to nearby Shekou and Nansha. When the bottleneck began over two...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 7917

Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Shipping

America’s Marine Economy Contributes Nearly $400 Billion to U.S. GDP: Study

The U.S. government’s first official study on the economic impact of the nation’s marine economy shows that marine-related sectors contributed nearly $400 billion to the overall U.S. GDP in 2019....

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 1486

Shipping

Tanker Shortage Delays Russian Arctic LNG Shipments to Asia

By Dina Khrennikova and Olga Tanas (Bloomberg) — Russia’s largest liquefied natural gas producer plans to start shipments to Asia across the Arctic in mid-June, one month later than last year,...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 1313

tanker at sea
Shipping

Traders Keep North Sea Crude on Tankers Despite Rally

By Sherry Su (Bloomberg) — Here’s something for oil bulls to chew on as Brent crude trades near $72: tankers are holding several million barrels of oil in the North Sea...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 1843