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Friday, July 15, 2022
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U.S. Retail Sales Rise in June Despite Inflation

Retail sales in the U.S. increased in June even as inflation climbed higher and drove up prices across the board, the National Retail Federation said Friday.

July 15, 2022
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Record Container Ordering in 2021 Created Equipment Surplus, Drewry Says

Container lessors and ocean carriers ordered a record number of containers in 2021 as congestion across global supply chains kept equipment tied up for longer,

July 15, 2022
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Russian Proposal to Resume Ukrainian Grain Exports ‘Largely Supported’
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Russian Proposal to Resume Ukrainian Grain Exports ‘Largely Supported’

July 15 (Reuters) – Russia’s proposals on how to resume Ukrainian grain exports were “largely supported” by negotiators at talks this

July 15, 2022
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A satellite image shows a closeup of bulk carrier ship loading grain at the port of Sevastopol, Crimea May 19, 2022
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Crimea Shipping Surge Points to Stealing of Ukraine Grain

By Áine Quinn (Bloomberg) — The Russian-occupied peninsula of Crimea is shipping more than 50 times the volume of food it usually does at this time

July 15, 2022
Total Views: 1440

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Ultra-Large Containership APL Vanda Loses Boxes Overboard in Indian Ocean
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Ultra-Large Containership APL Vanda Loses Boxes Overboard in Indian Ocean

A CMA CGM-operated mega containership apparently lost an undisclosed number of containers overboard while underway in the Indian Ocean off the coast of

July 14, 2022
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German Dockworkers Begin Two-Day Strike Adding to Congestion Woes
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German Dockworkers Begin Two-Day Strike Adding to Congestion Woes

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Dockers walked out of German ports at six o’clock this morning at the start of a 48-hour strike that will paralyse

July 14, 2022
Total Views: 2388

Wartsila to Roll Out First Methanol-Fueled Ship Engine in 2023
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Wartsila to Roll Out First Methanol-Fueled Ship Engine in 2023

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – Marine and energy equipment maker Wartsila will roll out its first methanol-powered engine in a new ship

July 14, 2022
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HMM containership in port
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South Korea’s HMM Reveals Plan to Leapfrog in Carrier Rankings with $11 Billion Growth Strategy

South Korea’s flagship shipping line HMM will invest approximately $11 billion in the coming years to expand its fleet of container and bulk ships,

July 14, 2022
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Progress Reported in Ukrainian Grain Export Talks
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Progress Reported in Ukrainian Grain Export Talks

By Beril Akman, Megan Durisin and Daryna Krasnolutska (Bloomberg) — Negotiations over unblocking millions of tons of Ukraine’s grain exports were

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 1566

White House Keeping Distance from Critical Rail and Dockworker Labor Talks For Now
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White House Keeping Distance from Critical Rail and Dockworker Labor Talks For Now

By Augusta Saraiva and Ngai Yeung (Bloomberg) — The White House is monitoring labor talks in the logistics industry as unions representing 115,000 rail

July 13, 2022
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Port of Los Angeles Kicks Off Peak Season with Record June
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Port of Los Angeles Kicks Off Peak Season with Record June

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka says clearing cargo—rail cargo, in particular— is critical to avoiding nationwide logjam during peak

July 13, 2022
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Bulk Carrier Congestion Rising in Rotterdam

The Russia-Ukraine conflict is driving bulk carrier congestion at Europe’s busiest port, according to a new report from VesselsValue. Since the outbreak

July 13, 2022
Total Views: 3277

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China’s Exports Bounce Back, But Global Risks Darken Trade Outlook

By Ellen Zhang and Ryan Woo BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – China’s exports rose at the fastest pace in five months in June as factories

July 13, 2022
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A 2019 view of vessels in the Singapore Strait April 3, 2019. Picture taken on April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo
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Indonesia Jails Ship Captain Over Illegal Anchoring

More reporting today that the Indonesian Navy is seizing ships and holding captains for allegedly anchoring illegaly in its waters. By Stanley Widianto and Joe

July 13, 2022
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in Long Beach, California
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Congressmen Introduce Bill to Eliminate Carbon Emissions from Ships Calling in U.S.

With the IMO yet to finalize its climate change strategy, two Congressmen from California have introduced a bill seeking to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions

July 12, 2022
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Ukraine Starts Shipping Grain Via Danube River
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Ukraine Starts Shipping Grain Via Danube River

July 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine sparked hopes Tuesday for an increase in grain exports despite Russia’s blockade of Black Sea ports, noting that

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 2539

Shanghai’s Mass COVID Testing Raises Spectre of More Lockdown Disruption
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Shanghai’s Mass COVID Testing Raises Spectre of More Lockdown Disruption

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – With mass testing again underway, there are renewed fears that Shanghai could go back into lockdown and disrupt peak

July 12, 2022
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Frontline and Euronav Sign Definitive Merger Agreement Backed by John Fredriksen
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Frontline and Euronav Sign Definitive Merger Agreement Backed by John Fredriksen

Euronav and Frontline on Tuesday announced a definitive agreement to combine the two companies, potentially creating a leading independent crude tanker

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 857

Aerial view of a container ship
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All Eyes On Container Shipping Where ‘Maybes’ Are Abound

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – As the “R” word, “recession” is increasingly being used by economic forecasters, questions are abounding regarding

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 7621

Biden Administration Announces $300 Million in Ferry Grants
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Biden Administration Announces $300 Million in Ferry Grants

The Biden Administration is continuing funding to improve the nation’s maritime networks and infrastructure, with the Department of

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 1457
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