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


Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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Labor Group Seeks Help for Hundreds of Thousands of Seafarers Stranded by COVID

By Matthew Lavietes NEW YORK, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Hundreds of thousands of seafarers around the world are stranded at sea due to

December 8, 2020
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Maersk Tankers Sells 14 Product Tankers for $422 Million

Maersk Product Tankers has announced an agreement for the sale of 14 product tankers, a portion of which will be bareboat chartered back to the company. The

December 8, 2020
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Hapag-Lloyd Raises 2020 Earnings Forecast

German container shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has raised its earnings forecast on a better-than-expected fourth quarter. The company said it now expects EBITDA

December 8, 2020
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Virus Slows Safety Reforms at Bangladesh Shipbreaking Yards

By Naimul Karim DHAKA, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The coronavirus pandemic has slowed efforts to make safer the often hazardous job of

December 8, 2020
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U.S. Targets North Korea Coal Shipments with New Sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The United States has blacklisted six companies, including several based in China, and four ships accused of illicit

December 8, 2020
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Monday, December 7, 2020
Accidents

ONE Apus Update: Photos Show Cargo Carnage as Containership Arrives in Kobe

The MV ONE Apus sailed into Japan’s Osaka Bay on Tuesday giving us a first good view of the devastation on board the ship after it lost nearly 2,000

December 7, 2020
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NYSE-Listed SEACOR Holdings to Go Private in $1 Billion All-Cash Deal

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based SEACOR Holdings has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to take the company private in a deal that values

December 7, 2020
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Tanker Rescues Two People Clinging to Wood Plank in Torres Strait

A passing tanker transiting the Torres Strait off the coast of Australia helped rescue two people clinging to a wood plank after their vessel sank. The

December 7, 2020
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China’s Exports Surge in Year-End Rush as Pandemic Fuels Demand

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s exports jumped in November by the most since early 2018, pushing its trade surplus to a monthly record high

December 7, 2020
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Environment

Investors Sought for ‘Green Ammonia’ Plant Upgrade in Norway

By Andrew Noël (Bloomberg) — Yara International ASA plans to convert a plant in Norway to produce green ammonia in a bet the chemical will become a

December 7, 2020
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Iranian Fuel Flotilla Sailing to Venezuela

By Fabiola Zerpa, Ben Bartenstein and Peter Millard (Bloomberg) — Iran is sending its biggest fleet yet of tankers to Venezuela in defiance of U.S.

December 7, 2020
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Friday, December 4, 2020
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Stena Line Says Role in UK Vaccine Delivery Going Well

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Ferry firm Stena Line’s role in the roll-out of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is going well, and the firm is prepared

December 4, 2020
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Accidents

ONE Apus Update: Ship Returning to Japan After Losing Record Number of Containers

The owners and managers of the containership that lost a record number of containers overboard as it sailed across the Pacific Ocean towards Long Beach have

December 4, 2020
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Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Trump Admin Rule Eliminates Environmental Reviews of LNG Marine Transport

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday issued a rule to exclude environmental reviews for marine transport of liquefied

December 3, 2020
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China to Allow Australian Coal Cargoes Ashore Despite Ban

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China is set to allow a shipment of Australian coal into the country, according to a person familiar with the matter,

December 3, 2020
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Interview With Rear Admiral Jack Buono, Superintendent of the USMMA at Kings Point

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week gCaptain had the privilege of interviewing Rear Admiral Jack Buono, USMS. Two years ago Buono was appointed as the

December 3, 2020
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Opinion: Container Shipping Is Booming Again. That Probably Won’t Last

By Justin Fox (Bloomberg Opinion) — The two busiest ports in the U.S., the neighboring facilities of Los Angeles and Long Beach, have been setting new

December 3, 2020
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Have You Heard the One About North Korean Boats Delivering Ballots to Maine?

It’s been trending all day on Twitter. Apparently President Tump’s former adviser Roger Stone made the wild claim in an interview on The

December 3, 2020
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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UN Resolution Urges ‘Key Worker’ Designation for Seafarers

The United Nations General Assembly has called on UN Member States to designate seafarers and other maritime personnel as key workers and implement measures to

December 2, 2020
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Singapore Shipping Company Fined $12 Million Over Illegal Oily Water Discharges

Singaporean shipping company Pacific Carriers Limited has been fined $12 million in U.S. federal court after pleading guilty to concealing illegal discharges

December 2, 2020
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