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Thursday, May 26, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
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Maersk Warns Los Angeles and Long Beach May Begin Charging Container Dwell Fees

For months, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been threatening ocean carriers with exorbitant fees for long-dwelling containers at marine terminals,

May 26, 2022
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Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021
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Black Sea Ports Still the Best Way to Get Ukraine’s Grain Moving and Avoid Food Crisis

By Pavel Polityuk, Felix Hoske and Stefaniia Bern CHERNIHIV, Ukraine, May 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine is desperately trying to export its vast

May 26, 2022
Total Views: 1749

port of shanghai yangshan at dusk
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Shanghai Port Rebounds as Lockdown Loosens But Backlog Remains

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Daily operations at Shanghai’s port have almost fully recovered from the effects of the city’s Covid-19 lockdown,

May 26, 2022
Total Views: 1955

Russian-flagged oil tanker Pegas docked in Greece
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U.S. Seizes Iranian Oil Cargo Near Greek Island -Sources

By Jonathan Saul, Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou LONDON/ATHENS, May 26 (Reuters) – The United States has confiscated Iranian oil held on

May 26, 2022
Total Views: 8393

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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Opinion: Black Sea Grain Battle Could Define Ukraine War

By Peter Apps LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – In late April, trucks with number plates from Russian-occupied Crimea descended on the southern

May 26, 2022
Total Views: 1866

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Greek Ship Owner and Operator Plead Guilty to Environmental and Safety Crimes in U.S.
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Greek Ship Owner and Operator Plead Guilty to Environmental and Safety Crimes in U.S.

The Greek owner and operator of a bulk carrier are facing a criminal penalty of $1 million each after pleading guilty in U.S. federal court on Tuesday to

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 3373

Russia Blames Ukraine: “They Mined the Ports, Not Us”
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Russia Blames Ukraine: “They Mined the Ports, Not Us”

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (Reuters) – A senior U.N. official is due to visit Moscow in the coming days to discuss reviving

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 2281

bulk ship in egypt
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Mined Ports, Red Tape and Russia Risk Stop Ukraine Grain

By Andrea Dudik and Rosalind Mathieson (Bloomberg) — Resuming Ukrainian grain shipments will be time consuming given challenges that include

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 1275

All Eyes on IMO’s MEPC78
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All Eyes on IMO’s MEPC78

All eyes will be on the International Maritime Organization (IMO) when its Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) convenes virtually next month for

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 906

MSC Container ship enters portCatstyecam / Shutterstock.com
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Ocean Carriers’ Golden Summer May Be Postponed as Profits Plateau

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – There was another new record for ocean carrier earnings in Q1, but with operating costs spiralling and spot rates

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 1252

A bulk carrier departs the Port of Odessa prior to the war. Image courtesy VolodymyrT / Shutterstock.com
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Russia Ready to Set Up Humanitarian Corridor for Ships Leaving Ukraine, With Conditions

May 25 (Reuters) – Russia is ready to provide a humanitarian corridor for vessels carrying food to leave Ukraine, in return for the lifting of

May 25, 2022
Total Views: 4753

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
A dockyard worker watches as barley grain is mechanically poured into a 40,000 ton ship at an Ukrainian agricultural exporter's shipment terminal in the southern Ukrainian city of Nikolaev July 9, 2013.
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Russia Is Winning From the Global Food Crisis It Helped Create

By Aine Quinn (Bloomberg) — Russia’s war against Ukraine, while deepening a global food crisis, has made the invader among the biggest

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 4171

A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship
Ports

Port of Long Beach and Amazon to Collaborate on New Real-Time Cargo Tracking Platform

The Port of Long Beach and Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services, Inc., have agreed to work together on a “cutting-edge new

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 2164

president eisenhower ship
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NTSB Says Incorrectly Installed Fuel Tubing Caused Engine Room Fire on Containership Off California

An incorrectly installed section of main engine fuel oil return tubing led to an engine room fire aboard a containership off the coast of Santa Barbara,

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 5031

Ship Captain Stands Accused of Smuggling Cocaine Into Australia
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Ship Captain Stands Accused of Smuggling Cocaine Into Australia

A ship captain has been charged in Australia for his alleged role in a drug smuggling operation at the Port of Hedland. If convicted, he could face life in

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 3963

Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021
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Support Grows for Naval Escorts for Ukraine Grain

By Natalia Drozdiak and Rosalind Mathieson (Bloomberg) — Support is growing in Europe to send warships to the Black Sea to escort freighters carrying

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 2584

National Maritime Day in New York: MAPONY’s International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards
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National Maritime Day in New York: MAPONY’s International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards

Last week, the New York maritime scene had National Maritime Day (on May 22) celebratory event that included the annual International Maritime Hall of Fame

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 693

A bulk carrier departs the Port of Odessa prior to the war. Image courtesy VolodymyrT / Shutterstock.com
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Ukraine Seeks Ways to Get Grain Out

By Pavel Polityuk and Silvia Aloisi KYIV, May 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine is seeking ways to get grain and vegetable oils out of the country by breaking a

May 24, 2022
Total Views: 1566

Monday, May 23, 2022
Trucks At Port Of LA
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Stressed-Out Supply Chain Managers Throwing in the Towel in Search of Greener Pastures

By Daniela Sirtori-Cortina (Bloomberg) — Supply-chain managers quit their jobs last year at the highest rate since at least 2016 due to a mix of burnout

May 23, 2022
Total Views: 4900

Containership Transit Times, Not Simply Backlog Counts, Could Offer Clearer Picture of Shipping Crisis, Windward Says
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Containership Transit Times, Not Simply Backlog Counts, Could Offer Clearer Picture of Shipping Crisis, Windward Says

Backlogs of ships waiting outside major ports across the world is perhaps the most visible sign of the on-going global container shipping crisis and issues in

May 23, 2022
Total Views: 4651
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