Wednesday, March 31, 2021
oil tanker loading
Shipping

Tanker Mega Merger: NYSE-Listed International Seaways and Diamond S. Shipping to Combine

New York-listed tanker companies International Seaways, Inc. (NYSE: INSW) and Diamond S Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSSI) have announced an all-stock merger that will create the world’s second largest US-listed tanker...

March 31, 2021
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Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Shipping

Daniel B. Maffei Designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission News Release – Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei has been designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.  The designation was made by President Joseph R....

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 653

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
maersk eureka
Accidents

Maersk Containership Broken Down in the Pacific Ocean – Update

Update – April 1, 2021: Maersk reports that repairs to Maersk Eureka have been completed and the ship is undergoing sea trials to ensure its safe operation. “We are pleased...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 79848

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Shipping

UN Bodies Call for Seafarers and Aviation Workers to Be Given Priority Access to Vaccines

As the world watched the Ever Given salvage over the last week, the heads of five UN organizations joined together in a call for maritime and air transport workers to...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 1512

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Shipbuilding

Seaspan Adds Six 15,500 TEU Containerships to Newbuild Orderbook

Seaspan Corporation, a leading owner and operator of containerships, is adding to its newbuild order book with an order for six 15,500 TEU containerships. The order brings Seaspan’s total of...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 2609

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Shipping

Carriers Warned Against Price Gouging Shippers with Suez Chaos

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers have been warned not to take advantage of the capacity crunch resulting from the Suez blockage to “price-gouge” their customers. Following reports that shipping...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 2346

Shipping

Convoys Resume as Suez Canal Races to Clear Huge Backlog of Ships

By Nadeen Ebrahim ISMAILIA, Egypt, March 30 (Reuters) – The Suez Canal expects 140 ships to pass on Tuesday after the freeing of a container ship stranded for nearly a...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 3514

ever given
Shipping

The Suez Canal Blockage Is Over. Time to Add Up the Damages

By Aaron Clark, Cindy Wang, Ann Koh and Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) — The Suez Canal may be open again, but the battle over damages from the waterway’s longest closure in almost half a century is just...

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 6199

Monday, March 29, 2021
ever given refloated
Shipping

Shipping Companies Counting Cost of Suez Chaos

By Jonathan Saul and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – The owners and charterers of ships unable to sail through the the Suez Canal for nearly a week face at least $24...

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 4968

Shipping

Suez Canal Unblocked – Freedom for the Ever Given!

In this latest video, gCaptain founder and CEO Captain John Konrad discusses the successful refloating of the MV Ever Given to unblock the Suez Canal: Full Coverage: MV Ever Given...

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 8446

ever given salvage
Shipping

Ever Given Salvage Successful – Statement from the Salvage Company

The MV Ever Given has been succssfully refloated in the Suez Canal and the ship is currently under tow to Great Bitter Lakes, where awaiting vessels are expected to continue...

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 11647

ever given refloated
Accidents

Ever Given Freed Allowing Shipping to Resume Through Suez Canal

By Yusri Mohamed, Nadine Awadalla and Aidan Lewis ISMAILIA, Egypt, March 29 (Reuters) – Shipping was on the move again late on Monday in Egypt’s Suez Canal after tugs refloated a giant...

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 21137

Sunday, March 28, 2021
suez canal disruption
Shipping

Global Economy Girds for Latest Supply Jolt in Suez Mess

By Brendan Murray and Bryce Baschuk (Bloomberg) – Six thousand miles from the Suez Canal in the U.S. Midwest, the chief executive of a multinational maker of industrial adhesives has one...

March 28, 2021
Total Views: 4143

Saturday, March 27, 2021
ever given refloating
Shipping

Suez Canal Updates: More Vessels Diverted Around Africa, More Tugs Arriving

By Salma El Wardany, Mirette Magdy and Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Tugs working to refloat the Ever Given managed to shift the stricken container ship 29 meters on Saturday, and dredgers...

March 27, 2021
Total Views: 5920

ever given
Accidents

Captain Livingstone – The Thing About Big Ships

By Captain George Livingstone – What a big week in the maritime world, really big. As most already know, one of the biggest ships in the world has blocked one...

March 27, 2021
Total Views: 37656

Friday, March 26, 2021
container ship at sea
Shipping

Shipping Lines Considering Cape Surcharge for Ships Re-Routed Around Africa

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates from Asia to Europe look set to surge again, as carriers are obliged to blank sailings in response to the Suez Canal blockage....

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 4733

Satellite image of Ever Given Aground
Accidents

UPDATED: Suez Canal Steps Up Efforts Refloat Grounded Ever Given

By Nadine Awadalla, Jessica Jaganathan, Roslan Khasawneh and Julia Payne Dredging and tugging salvage efforts aimed at freeing a mega vessel stuck in the Suez Canal failed on Friday to...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 28122

IMO Headquarters london
Accidents

Read: International Maritime Organization’s Statement on Ever Given Grounding in Suez Canal

International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Kitack Lim has issued his first comments on the grounding of the MV Ever Given in the Suez Canal. The International Maritime Organization is the United...

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 3110

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal
Shipping

Blocked Suez Forces Ships to Look at Long Trip Around Africa

By Alex Longley and Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — A massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal showed no signs of budging for a third day, forcing container carriers and other vessels...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 5905

Shipping

Suez Canal Blockage Shows Fragility of Global Supply Chains

The suspension of ship traffic through the Suez Canal has given the many a good glimpse into the world of shipping and its importance within the global economy. The old...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 3261