Shipping

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


Sunday, December 20, 2020
Environment

Costa Rican Sailing Cargo Ship Aims to Reduce Shipping’s Carbon Footprint

By Alvaro Murillo PUNTA MORALES, Costa Rica, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Some 200 workers from 27 nations are building a hybrid sailboat on the Pacific coast of

December 20, 2020
Total Views: 7566

Friday, December 18, 2020
Environment

A.P. Moller Holding Among Investors in Danish Green Hydrogen Startup’s $34 Million Fund Raise

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — Danish electrolyzer startup Green Hydrogen Systems A/S raised 28 million euros ($34.3 million) to scale up production of

December 18, 2020
Total Views: 1252

Thursday, December 17, 2020
brexit
Shipping

Britain, EU Strike Pessimistic Tone in Post-Brexit Trade Talks

By Elizabeth Piper, William James and Gabriela Baczynska LONDON/BRUSSELS, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Britain and the European Union struck a pessimistic tone in

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 1097

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Environment

Shipping’s Switch to Cleaner Fuel Gets COVID Boost

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — It was meant to be one of the greatest transformations in the history of oil and shipping. Instead, a sweeping

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 1160

ships in port
Environment

Investor EnTrust Global Turns Sights to Green Shipping Assets

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – U.S. investment company EnTrust Global, already a player in shipping finance, aims to buy ships

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 574

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Ports

Britain’s Retail Industry Demands Probe of Disruption at Ports

By James Davey LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s retailers and food manufacturers have called on lawmakers to urgently investigate ongoing

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 2369

oil tanker at anchor
Maritime News

U.S. Blacklists More Companies Over Iranian Petrochemical Exports

By Daphne Psaledakis WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on companies based in China and the United Arab

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 1926

Shipping

For Maritime Workers, ‘Essential’ Designation Should Include Access to Vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccines emerge, the importance of allowing travel and vaccinating maritime workers, who are viewed as “essential” in certain (but not all)

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 2527

containers at port of los angeles
Ports

Nation’s Busiest Port, Buried in Imports, Plucks Out Toys to Load Santa’s Sleigh

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Workers at the busiest U.S. seaport are plucking containers of toys off ships and out of massive stacks

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 2390

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
cargo ship
Shipping

Shipping Lenders Fall Short of Sector’s Carbon Targets

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Many of the world’s biggest lenders to shipping companies fell short of carbon-cutting

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 1589

Shipping

Biden Names Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg will replace current Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. By Jarrett Renshaw and David

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 2649

mearsk pelican rotor sails
Environment

Newbuild Bulk Carrier to Get Tilting ‘Rotor Sails’

Finnish wind propulsion company Norsepower says it has received an order to install its innovative “Rotor Sails” onboard a newbuild ship for the

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 7918

pilot boarding san francisco
Shipping

Livingstone: Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax

By Captain George Livingstone – I am nearing the end of a forty-year career at sea which started as a junior officer on unlimited tonnage ships followed

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 5313

Accidents

Qatar Condemns Tanker Attack in Saudi Arabia

By Simone Foxman (Bloomberg) — Qatar, the world’s biggest liquefied natural gas exporter, condemned the attack on an oil tanker off the coast of

December 15, 2020
Total Views: 4413

Monday, December 14, 2020
Accidents

Hafnia Confirms Tanker BW Rhine Hit by Explosion in Saudi Arabia

SINGAPORE, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a fuel transport ship anchored at a Jeddah terminal was hit by an explosive-laden boat in

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 5570

Accidents

Vale Ends Use of Converted Very Large Ore Carriers

Brazilian mining giant Vale has announced the final delivery of iron ore using one of its converted very large ore carriers, VLOCs, after the company decided

December 14, 2020
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Shipping

Iran Uses Disguised Tanker to Export Venezuelan Oil – Documents

By Marianna Parraga Dec 14 (Reuters) – A tanker chartered by the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) is loading Venezuelan crude for export, documents

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 6027

Accidents

Fuel Tanker Hit by Blast at Saudi Port as Red Sea Attacks Mount

By Paul Wallace, Sharon Cho, Verity Ratcliffe and Nourhan Samra (Bloomberg) — A ship was hit by an explosion at the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah, as

December 14, 2020
Total Views: 4523

Sunday, December 13, 2020
p&o ferry spirit of france
Shipping

Leaders to Push Brexit Trade Talks Beyond Sunday Deadline

By Kate Abnett and Costas Pitas BRUSSELS/LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – London and Brussels agreed on Sunday to “go the extra mile” in coming

December 13, 2020
Total Views: 706

russian convoy Arctic ocean
Environment

Longest Arctic Shipping Season Tops Off a Year of Climate Disasters

By Anna Shiryaevskaya, Laura Millan Lombrana and Olga Tanas (Bloomberg) — Thinning ice in the Arctic Ocean made this year’s navigation season

December 13, 2020
Total Views: 6344