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Thursday, April 11, 2024
Drought hit Panama Canal further restricts maximum ship depth
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Panama Canal Plans to Normalize by 2025, Weather Permitting

As the dry season draws to a close, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is adjusting its operations to align with the climate conditions. Taking into account the

19 hours ago
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ship emissions
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Denmark Moves to Ban Discharge of Scrubber Water in Territorial Waters

The Danish government has announced an agreement prohibiting the discharge of scrubber water from ships into Danish territorial waters, effective from July 1,

21 hours ago
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Electric tug at Port of Vancouver
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Electric Tug Fleet Launches at Port of Vancouver

SAAM Towage, in collaboration with a consortium of public and private sector partners, has unveiled the first 100% electric, zero-emission tugboats at the Port

22 hours ago
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The crew of a Hawaii-based HC-130J Hercules aircraft makes contact with three mariners stranded on Pikelot Atoll, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia, after dropping them a radio on April 8, 2024. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
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Stranded Mariners Rescued After Week on Deserted Western Pacific Island

Three mariners, who were stranded for over a week on the deserted Pikelot Atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), were rescued on April 9, 2024,

23 hours ago
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mooring line of a cruise ship
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Gard Reports a Surge in Mooring Line Incidents

Maritime insurer Gard says it has observed a rising number of mooring line incidents, particularly during high winds. Gard reports that in several recent

23 hours ago
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Illustration of DFDS ferries
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DFDS to Electrify Cross-Channel Transport with Battery-Powered Vessels

DFDS, a leading European shipping and logistics company, has announced its plan to introduce up to six fully electric ferries on the English Channel. The

23 hours ago
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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. and Canada Sign Historic Agreement to Boost Vessel Traffic Services in the Great Lakes Region

U.S. and Canadian authorities have signed Cooperative Vessel traffic Service (CVTS) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at bolstering the safety and

April 11, 2024
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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
A EUNAVFOR helicopter flies over the pirated MV Abdullah in the Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy EUNAVFOR
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Somali Piracy Resurgence Poses Increasing Threat To Maritime Security, IMB Says

The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reports a worrisome increase in maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia in the first quarter of 2024. The first

April 10, 2024
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ZIM Overtakes Yang Ming in Liner Rankings
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ZIM Overtakes Yang Ming in Liner Rankings

A substantial newbuilding program along with recent vessel deliveries has propelled Israeli-based ZIM ahead of Taiwan’s Yang Ming in the liner rankings,

April 10, 2024
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Houthis Claim Fresh Attacks on Multiple Ships
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Houthis Claim Fresh Attacks on Multiple Ships

CAIRO, April 10 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthis said on Wednesday they targeted four vessels, including what they described as a U.S.

April 10, 2024
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Stock photo shows a MSC shipping container being lifted onto a ship
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MSC Disputes ‘Excessive’ Fine for Alleged Shipping Act Violations

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The world’s largest container carrier will push back against a proposed US government fine that would rank among the

April 10, 2024
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car carrier
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China’s EV Export Boom Fuels Surge in Demand for New Car-Carrying Ships

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, April 10 (Reuters) – Chinese automakers and shippers are ordering a record number of car-carrying vessels to support a boom

April 10, 2024
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File photo of an oil tanker at sea
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Russian Oil Trading Far Above the G7’s Price Cap Everywhere

(Bloomberg) — Russian oil is trading far in excess of a Group of Seven price cap that’s supposed to deprive Moscow of revenue for its war in Ukraine,

April 10, 2024
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Container vessel approaching the terminal at the Port of Savannah, Georgia
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Retailers Raise U.S. Imports Forecast as Growth Continues

Inbound cargo volume at major U.S. container ports is projected to exceed 2 million units in May, the first time since last Fall, as import growth continues

April 10, 2024
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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
A tug escorts a containership at the Port of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert V Schwemmer / Shutterstock.com
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Resilient U.S. Container Imports Continue to Surge Despite Supply Chain Challenges

Despite pervasive supply chain disruptions, U.S. container imports jumped nearly 16% in March, underscoring the strong trajectory of U.S. container imports,

April 9, 2024
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Ukrainian coast guard patrols the "grain corridor" in the Black Sea. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Ukrainian Seafarers’ Mental Health Suffers Amid War Back Home

Charitable organization Stella Maris is issuing a warning regarding the escalating levels of loneliness and depression among Ukrainian seafarers as the war in

April 9, 2024
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Responders with the Unified Command conduct an overflight assessment of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 2024. The Key Bridge was struck by the Singapore-flagged cargo ship Dali early morning on March 26, 2024. (Unified Command courtesy photo)
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U.S. Coal Exports Expected to Take Big Hit from Baltimore Port Closure

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has significantly lowered its forecast for U.S. coal exports due to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key

April 9, 2024
Total Views: 1643

Photo: Star Bulk
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Star Bulk Completes Merger with Eagle Bulk Shipping

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK) announced the completion of its merger with Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., creating the largest US-listed dry bulk shipping

April 9, 2024
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STRAIT OF HORMUZ (May 3, 2023) A screenshot of a video showing fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy swarming Panama-flagged oil tanker Niovi as it transits the Strait of Hormuz, May 3, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
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Iran Says it Can Close the Strait of Hormuz, But Won’t For Now

DUBAI, April 9 (Reuters) – The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s navy said on Tuesday Israel’s presence in

April 9, 2024
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Stock photo shows an oil tanker at a terminal
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Enterprise Product Partners Issued MARAD Port License for Largest Offshore Oil Export Terminal in U.S.

Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has made significant progress in developing the nation’s largest offshore oil export terminal, the Sea

April 9, 2024
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