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gCaptain’s full coverage of the maritime shipping industry, including containerships, tankers, dry bulk, LNG, breakbulk and more.


Monday, April 12, 2021
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Dry Bulk Shipping ETF is Stock Market’s Top Performer in First Quarter of 2021

A dry bulk shipping exchange traded fund (ETF) has emerged as the top performing ETF in the first three months of 2021, reflecting a strong turnaround for

April 12, 2021
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Legendary Greek Shipowner John Angelicoussis Passes Away

Greek shipping magnate John Angelicoussis passed away on Saturday after suffering a heart attack last month, his family has confirmed. “It is with great

April 12, 2021
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Friday, April 9, 2021
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Reinsurers Set to Bear Brunt of Costs for Suez Canal Grounding

By Jonathan Saul and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Reinsurers are set to foot most of the bill for the grounding of the ship that

April 9, 2021
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Suez Ripples Raises Rates for All Containerships

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – There are reports of “sharp increases” in Asia-Europe container spot rates this week, as the fallout from the

April 9, 2021
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hastings bulk carrier coal ships shipping iron ore newcastle
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China is Paying a High Price for Its Ban on Australian Coal

By Clyde Russell LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 9 (Reuters) – China is paying a high price for its unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia, with the

April 9, 2021
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Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Hapag-Lloyd CEO Sees Ocean Shipping Demand Staying ‘Very Strong’

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Robust demand for shipping goods across the world’s oceans shows no signs of slowing down, the chief executive of

April 8, 2021
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Environment

CMA CGM to Purchase Biomethane Fuel to Help Reduce Well-to-Wake CO2 Emissions

French shipping line CMA CGM says it will purchase 12,000 tonnes of biomethane fuel as part of the company’s plan of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

April 8, 2021
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Ports

Global Supply Lines Struggle to Clear Container Backlog After Suez Chaos

By Jonathan Saul and Timothy Aeppel LONDON/LOS ANGELES, April 8 (Reuters) – A backlog of container ships carrying consumer goods has grown in some key

April 8, 2021
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Federal Maritime Commission Holds Closed-Door Meeting on Ongoing Ocean Supply Chain Investigation

Federal Maritime Commission held a virtual meeting Wednesday discuss developments in the ongoing fact finding investigation into challenges facing the ocean

April 7, 2021
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Accidents

Australian Antarctic Resupply Ship Suffers Engine Room Fire Over 1,400 Miles from Home

An Antarctic resupply vessel chartered by the Australian government suffered a fire in one of its two engine rooms while returning from a mission to the frozen

April 7, 2021
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Container Shipping Had Its Best Quarter in History Last Year. 2021 Could Be Even Better

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers enjoyed their best quarter in container shipping history in the final three months of 2020, but are

April 7, 2021
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Dry Bulk Shipping Rates Are Surging and the Rally Isn’t Over

By Isis Almeida, Rachel Graham and Annie Lee (Bloomberg) — For a glimpse of how quickly and unevenly economies are recovering from the pandemic, look no

April 7, 2021
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U.S. Trade Deficit Widened to Record in February

By Olivia Rockeman (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in February to a record high as solid household and business demand kept imports

April 7, 2021
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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‘Bad Fuel’ Cited as MSC Containership Breaks Down En Route to Los Angeles

A 366-meter containership belonging to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has broken down in the Pacific Ocean after reporting a fuel quality issue and the

April 6, 2021
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Suez Canal Weighing Expanding Southern Channel, Chairman Says

By Nadeen Ebrahim and Patrick Werr ISMAILIA, Egypt, April 6 (Reuters) – The Suez Canal Authority is considering expanding the southern section of the

April 6, 2021
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Suez Canal Traffic Briefly Stopped as Oil Tanker Loses Power

By Jack Wittels and Salma El Wardany (Bloomberg) — Traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal was briefly halted on Tuesday, just two weeks after a giant

April 6, 2021
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Monday, April 5, 2021
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Seaspan Continues Fleet Expansion with Deal to Acquire Two Secondhand Containerships

Containership leasing company Seaspan Corporation says it has entered into an agreement to acquire two secondhand 8,500 TEU scrubber-fitted containerships on

April 5, 2021
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Yacht Transport Ship in Trouble Off Norway

Norwegian search and rescue crews are responding to a yacht transport ship that is listing after its cargo reportedly shifted off the west coast of Norway on

April 5, 2021
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Sunday, April 4, 2021
semisubmersible drilling rig at sea
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Seadrill Proposes Debt Write-Off in Bankruptcy Court -Report

By Rafaela Lindeberg (Bloomberg) — Offshore contractor Seadrill Ltd., owned by billionaire John Fredriksen, is proposing a debt write-off of just over

April 4, 2021
Total Views: 2620

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Suez Canal Says Ship Backlog Cleared

AIRO, April 3 (Reuters) – All ships stranded by the grounding of the giant container ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal in March had passed through the

April 4, 2021
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