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Tuesday, September 26, 2023
seafarer on deck with a mask

Four-Year Agreement Increases Wages and Workplace Protections for 250,000 Seafarers

Seafarers’ unions and maritime employers have signed a four-year agreement that includes significant wage increases and workplace protections for over

September 26, 2023
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Laden crude oil tanker approaches the port of Qingdao, China in the morning fog

Mideast-Asia Tanker Rates Rebound, Capped by OPEC+ Supply Cuts

SINGAPORE, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The cost of chartering a supertanker to load Middle Eastern crude oil for Asia has rebounded from a 19-month low

September 26, 2023
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A fisherman repairs his boat overlooking fishing boats that fish in the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, at Masinloc, Zambales, in the Philippines

What is the Risk of Conflict at the Disputed Scarborough Shoal?

Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Philippines on Tuesday vowed not to back down against a Chinese move to block its fishermen from a hotly contested area of

September 26, 2023
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Monday, September 25, 2023
tanker at sea

Russia Still Relies on Europe for Shipping its Oil 

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — Russia is still relying on European shipping to transport its oil even as the country’s supplies exceed Group-of-Seven

September 25, 2023
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A Seabulk Towing tug underway

SEACOR Sells U.S. Harbor Towing Business

SEACOR Holdings Inc. has announced the sale of Seabulk Towing Holdings’ U.S. harbor towing operations and tugs to E.N. Bisso & Son Inc. and

September 25, 2023
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FILE PHOTO: Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Vice-Admiral Viktor Sokolov salutes during a send-off ceremony for reservists drafted during partial mobilisation, in Sevastopol, Crimea September 27, 2022. REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak/File Photo

Ukraine Says Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Killed

KYIV, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Special Forces said on Monday that Admiral Viktor Sokolov, the commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet,

September 25, 2023
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Bulk carrier Aroyat and general cargo vessel Resilient Africa arrives to the sea port of Chornomorsk. Photo September 16, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer.

Russia Strikes Ukrainian Grain and Port Facilities

By Anna Pruchnicka Sept 25 (Reuters) – Russian air strikes and shelling killed six people in Ukraine and caused “significant

September 25, 2023
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Saturday, September 23, 2023
A Russian state flag flies on the top of a diesel plant in the Irkutsk Oil Company-owned Yarakta Oil Field in Irkutsk Region. Picture REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Russia’s Diesel Exports Ban Is Risky For Moscow And World Alike

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) –With the northern hemisphere winter approaching and global diesel markets already tight, Russia has banned exports of

September 23, 2023
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Friday, September 22, 2023
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Nautilus International and Swiss Shipowners Call on Government to Save Swiss Flag

International trade union Nautilus International and the Swiss Shipowners Association are urging the Swiss government to take action to preserve the Swiss flag

September 22, 2023
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A general view of Chevron's Wheatstone LNG facility. Chevron/Handout via REUTERS

Strike Called Off at Chevron’s Australian LNG Facilities

Sept 22 (Reuters) – Australia’s Offshore Alliance union has called off strikes at Chevron’s two major local liquefied natural gas (LNG) local

September 22, 2023
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offshore wind farm

Northland Power and Mitsui Make Final Investment Decision on $6.5 Billion Offshore Wind Project in Taiwan

Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc. and Japan-based Mitsui & Co. have announced their final investment decision on the $6.5 billion Hai Long

September 22, 2023
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The San Pedro Bay Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Photo Courtesy Port of Long Beach

First Trans-Pacific Green Shipping Corridor Taking Shape

Detailed plans for the first-ever trans-pacific green shipping corridor were unveiled today by key stakeholders including the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of

September 22, 2023
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Palau-flagged bulk carrier Aroyat is pictured at sea, in this picture obtained from social media and released on September 22, 2023. Oleksandr Kubrakov via X/via REUTERS

First Big Grain Ship Leaves Ukrainian Black Sea Port

KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The first big ship carrying grain from a Ukrainian Black Sea port has set sail since Moscow quit a deal in July

September 22, 2023
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Aerial top view of a containership at port

Asia-North Europe Spot Rates in Free Fall

By Mike Wackett – Container spot rates from China to North Europe are in freefall with average rates dipping below $1,000 per 40ft this week having lost

September 22, 2023
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Thursday, September 21, 2023
Russian Oil Producers Open New Export Route to UAE

Russian Oil Producers Open New Export Route to UAE

MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Russian oil producers supplied their first cargoes of CPC Blend crude to the United Arab Emirates

September 21, 2023
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File photo of a product tanker underway at sea

Contracting of Product Tanker Newbuilds at 10-Year High

Contracting of product tanker newbuilds has hit a 10-year high this year, but recycling of older ships and the impact of decarbonization regulations are likely

September 21, 2023
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The designated Marine Highway Route, known as the I-64 Express barge service, in Virginia. Photo: Port of Virginia

MARAD Awards $12 Million in Grants to Marine Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded nearly $12 million in grants to eight marine highway projects across the

September 21, 2023
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FILE PHOTO: A pipe yard servicing government-owned oil pipeline operator Trans Mountain is seen in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier/File Photo

Canada’s Mega Pipeline Promises to Redraw Global Oil Flows

By Lucia Kassai and Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg) — Canada, home to the world’s third-largest crude deposits, is poised to reshuffle global oil flows next

September 21, 2023
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CC Portland underway before the grounding. Source: via NTSB

NTSB Urges Speed Limits for ASD Tugs During Harbor-Assist Maneuvers

The National Transportation Safety Board is encouraging owners and operators of azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tugs to set speed limits during certain

September 21, 2023
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FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers are stacked at Gwangyang port in Gwangyang, South Korea, June 14, 2022. Yonhap via REUTERS

Fall in Korean Exports Moderates in Hopeful Sign for Economy

(Bloomberg) — South Korea’s trade data indicated the trend toward declining exports moderated further in the first part of September, raising hopes for

September 21, 2023
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