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Thursday, October 15, 2020
tanker loading
Maritime News

U.S. Crude, Fuel Stockpiles Drop Sharply Amid Hurricane -EIA

By David Gaffen Oct 15 (Reuters) – U.S. crude stockpiles fell sharply last week, as offshore oil production was shut due to Hurricane Delta, while

October 15, 2020
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shipping container
Maritime News

Trade Imbalance Hits American Crop Exports With Lack of Containers

By Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) — With the U.S. importing more goods than it’s exporting, shipments of American cotton, grain and hay are getting

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 98

msc ship in port
Maritime News

Shipping Heavyweights Join TradeLens Platform as ‘Foundation Carriers’

Two of the world’s leading global container carriers MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA CGM are now fully plugged in to the TradeLens

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 59

FSO Safer Yemen
Environment

The IMO Can’t Prevent This Massive Oil Tanker From Spilling

By Aziz El Yaakoubi (Reuters) – A United Nations team will have to wait several weeks to access a deteriorating FSO tanker off Yemen’s shore that is

October 15, 2020
Total Views: 215

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
CMA CGM’s New LNG-Powered Megaship Sets Cargo Record
Maritime News

CMA CGM’s New LNG-Powered Megaship Sets Cargo Record

The world’s first natural gas-powered containership has also just set a new world record for the highest number of full containers loaded on a single

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 326

Monday, October 12, 2020
Cargo from Dubai Arrives in Haifa, Cementing Israel-UAE Trade Route
Maritime News

Cargo from Dubai Arrives in Haifa, Cementing Israel-UAE Trade Route

By Rami Amichay HAIFA, Israel, Oct 12 (Reuters) – The ship-to-shore crane paused above the cargo ship just arrived from Dubai, then set its load down on

October 12, 2020
Total Views: 60

Shipping Giant CMA CGM Sells Bond to Refinance Debt
Maritime News

Shipping Giant CMA CGM Sells Bond to Refinance Debt

By Irene García Pérez and Libby Cherry (Bloomberg) –French shipping giant CMA CGM SA has found a window of opportunity to refinance its debt due in

October 12, 2020
Total Views: 1406

Friday, October 9, 2020
Construction Contracts Signed for First Battery-Powered Tankers
Environment

Construction Contracts Signed for First Battery-Powered Tankers

Tokyo-based shipping company Asahi Tanker Co. has placed an order for the world’s first electric-powered tankers. The two tankers, which were ordered at

October 9, 2020
Total Views: 149

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
HMM’s New Megaships Sailed Fully-Loaded on Maiden Voyage
Maritime News

HMM’s New Megaships Sailed Fully-Loaded on Maiden Voyage

HMM’s twelve new 24,000 TEU megaships carried a full load of containers during their maiden voyages from China to Europe, the South Korean shipping

October 7, 2020
Total Views: 274

Thursday, October 1, 2020
IMO Headquarters london
Defense

IMO Cyber-attack Has Serious Implications

For the past day and a half, visitors to the official International Maritime Organization website, www.IMO.org, have been greeted with the message “This

October 1, 2020
Total Views: 1288

IMO Headquarters london
Maritime News

International Maritime Organization Hit By Cyber Attack

LONDON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.N. shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on Thursday its website and intranet had been disabled

October 1, 2020
Total Views: 187

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
cma cgm containership
Maritime News

CMA CGM Updates on Cyber Attack

French shipping giant CMA CGM has provided an updated on the malware attack that forced the group to shut down “periphery” servers to prevent it

September 29, 2020
Total Views: 85

Monday, September 28, 2020
cma cgm ship
Interesting

Shipping Giant CMA CGM Hit by Ransomware Cyber Attack

French shipping giant CMA CGM says it has been hit with a ransomware cyber attack. “The CMA CGM Group (excluding CEVA Logistics) is currently dealing

September 28, 2020
Total Views: 512

Friday, September 25, 2020
containership bunkering
Maritime News

Trafigura Proposes Carbon Tax on Marine Fuels to Help Meet Emissions Targets

SINGAPORE, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Commodities trader Trafigura on Friday proposed a carbon levy of $250-$300 per tonne of carbon-dioxide (CO2) equivalent on

September 25, 2020
Total Views: 136

Thursday, September 24, 2020
ship sinking fail
Blog

Is Today World Maritime Day Or Maritime Fail Day?

Today is World Maritime Day, and a search of Google News reveals that the IMO has failed during what – because of the fact that more than 300,000

September 24, 2020
Total Views: 200

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Does The IMO ‘Intend’ To Do Nothing At All?
gCaptain

Does The IMO ‘Intend’ To Do Nothing At All?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the fifteen years of running gCaptain, we have reached out to the International Maritime Organization (IMO),  several

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 208

cma cgm container ship
Maritime News

CMA CGM Spreads Its Wings with 30% Stake in French Airline Dubreuil Aero

PARIS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Shipping group CMA CGM has agreed to buy a 30% stake in French airline company Groupe Dubreuil Aero as it continues to extend

September 23, 2020
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
First of Nine LNG-Powered 23,000 TEU Containerships Joins CMA CGM Fleet
Maritime News

First of Nine LNG-Powered 23,000 TEU Containerships Joins CMA CGM Fleet

The world’s largest LNG-powered ship has joined the fleet of French shipping giant CMA CGM. The CMA CGM Jacques Saadé is the first of a series of nine

September 22, 2020
Total Views: 314

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
File photo of a product tanker underway at sea
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Considerations When Vetting a Tank Vessels to Charter

By Ira Breskin – A tanker charterer should carefully vet a nominated vessel by conducting prudent risk assessments to reduce liability. In fact, it is

September 16, 2020
Total Views: 298

Friday, September 11, 2020
Oil Traders Snap Up Tankers in Sign of Second-Wave Contango
Maritime News

Oil Traders Snap Up Tankers in Sign of Second-Wave Contango

By Sheela Tobben and Javier Blas (Bloomberg) –Some of the world’s biggest oil traders are getting ready for the possible resurgence of a

September 11, 2020
Total Views: 97
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