gCaptain’s full coverage of the maritime shipping industry, including containerships, tankers, dry bulk, LNG, breakbulk and more.

Monday, September 28, 2020
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Shipping Giant CMA CGM Hit by Ransomware Cyber Attack

French shipping giant CMA CGM says it has been hit with a ransomware cyber attack. “The CMA CGM Group (excluding CEVA Logistics) is currently dealing

September 28, 2020
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Friday, September 25, 2020
containership bunkering
Maritime News

Trafigura Proposes Carbon Tax on Marine Fuels to Help Meet Emissions Targets

SINGAPORE, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Commodities trader Trafigura on Friday proposed a carbon levy of $250-$300 per tonne of carbon-dioxide (CO2) equivalent on

September 25, 2020
Total Views: 132

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Is Today World Maritime Day Or Maritime Fail Day?

Today is World Maritime Day, and a search of Google News reveals that the IMO has failed during what – because of the fact that more than 300,000

September 24, 2020
Total Views: 178

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Does The IMO ‘Intend’ To Do Nothing At All?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the fifteen years of running gCaptain, we have reached out to the International Maritime Organization (IMO),  several

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 178

cma cgm container ship
Maritime News

CMA CGM Spreads Its Wings with 30% Stake in French Airline Dubreuil Aero

PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Shipping group CMA CGM has agreed to buy a 30% stake in French airline company Groupe Dubreuil Aero as it continues to extend

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 26

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Maritime News

First of Nine LNG-Powered 23,000 TEU Containerships Joins CMA CGM Fleet

The world’s largest LNG-powered ship has joined the fleet of French shipping giant CMA CGM. The CMA CGM Jacques Saadé is the first of a series of nine

September 22, 2020
Total Views: 265

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Considerations When Vetting a Tank Vessels to Charter

By Ira Breskin – A tanker charterer should carefully vet a nominated vessel by conducting prudent risk assessments to reduce liability. In fact, it is

September 16, 2020
Total Views: 206

Friday, September 11, 2020
Maritime News

Oil Traders Snap Up Tankers in Sign of Second-Wave Contango

By Sheela Tobben and Javier Blas (Bloomberg) –Some of the world’s biggest oil traders are getting ready for the possible resurgence of a

September 11, 2020
Total Views: 88

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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Maritime News

BP Books Tanker for Storage at Lowest Rate This Year

By Florence Tan and Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Oil major BP has provisionally chartered a supertanker to store crude oil off

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 104

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IMO FAIL – Forbes Drills Deep Into The Wakashio Salvage Efforts

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to a new report by Forbes, M/V Wakashio salvage and oil recovery efforts are failing on many fronts. These failures have

September 10, 2020
Total Views: 574

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Oil Spill

Watch An IMO ‘Expert’ Give Mauritius The Worst Advice Ever

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week Forbes contributor Nishan Degnarain, continued his penetrating coverage of the Wakashio oil spill by questioning

September 9, 2020
Total Views: 755

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Maritime News

MOL Charisma Underway After Cargo Fire

The MOL Charisma is back underway today following a fire in a cargo hold earlier this month off Sri Lanka. Hapag-Lloyd confirmed the incident in a Sept 3

September 8, 2020
Total Views: 75

oil tanker
Maritime News

Supertanker Earnings Go from Boom to Bust as Demand Wavers

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) –Just six months ago, oil supertankers experienced a windfall as the pandemic slashed demand for crude and traders raced to

September 8, 2020
Total Views: 200

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
maersk ship
Maritime News

Maersk to Cut Jobs and Retire Brands in Major Reorganization

COPENHAGEN, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Maersk will cut jobs in a major shake-up that will affect a third of the shipping giant’s staff as it seeks to

September 1, 2020
Total Views: 123

Friday, August 28, 2020
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Maritime News

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polluting Ships Stream Into Polar Waters

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – As melting sea ice opens the Arctic to navigation, more ships are plying the loosely regulated polar waters,

August 28, 2020
Total Views: 91

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Maritime News

Carriers Scramble to Charter Larger Containerships at ‘Whatever it Takes’ Prices

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) Ocean carriers are scrambling to charter larger containerships to take advantage of skyrocketing freight rates caused by a spike

August 27, 2020
Total Views: 114

Monday, August 17, 2020
Ocean Princess Tanker

Ocean Tankers Seeks To Reclaim $19 Million From Lim Family

by Jessica Jaganathan (Reuters) – The court-appointed manager of Singapore Ocean Tankers is seeking to reclaim about $19 million from the Lim family

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 52

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Oil tanker is docked in Venezuela
Maritime News

How Venezuela Lost Three Supertankers to Its Chinese Partner

By Luc Cohen and Roslan Khasawneh NEW YORK/SINGAPORE, Aug 11 (Reuters) – A shipping joint venture between Venezuela and China has fallen apart in the

August 11, 2020
Total Views: 33

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Maritime News

Shipping’s Share of Global Carbon Emissions Increases

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Carbon emissions from shipping rose in the six-year period to 2018 and accounted for 2.89% of the world’s

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 206

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Maritime News

Oil Tankers’ Strange Trips Reveal a Stubborn Glut of Diesel

By Ryan Hesketh, Prejula Prem and Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — For clues about how glutted the global diesel market remains, just look at the bizarre

July 29, 2020
Total Views: 52