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


Friday, April 2, 2021
tanker in suez canal
Shipping

Suez Canal Says it is Close to Clearing Ship Backlog

CAIRO, April 2 (Reuters) – The Suez Canal said on Friday it was close to clearing a backlog ofshipping that built up when a giant container ship was

April 2, 2021
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maersk ship in suez canal
Shipping

Maersk Urges U.S. East Coast Ports to Use Suez Canal Delays to Clear Congestion

The world’s top shipping line Maersk is urging congested U.S. East Coast ports to use the Suez Canal delays to clear cargo from terminals. With shipping

April 2, 2021
Total Views: 3255

U.S. President Biden holds infrastructure event
Shipping

Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal Includes $17 Billion for Ports and Waterways

President Biden on Wednesday announced a more than $2 trillion jobs-creating infrastructure proposal which the administration says will add millions of jobs

April 2, 2021
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Thursday, April 1, 2021
port of long beach
Shipping

Fitch: Soaring Shipping Costs Add To Near-Term Global Inflationary Pressures

Supply chain bottlenecks in global shipping and semiconductor markets are adding to near-term pressures on inflation, says Fitch Ratings in a new report

April 1, 2021
Total Views: 2847

maersk arctic
Shipping

MSC Warns Against Arctic Shipping Amid Debate Over Suez Canal’s Closure

Swiss shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company says it is doubling down on its commitment to avoid sending ships through the Arctic as some debate the

April 1, 2021
Total Views: 16138

containership in suez canal
Shipping

Suez Canal Urged to Upgrade Quickly to Avoid Future Disruption

By Jonathan Saul and Patrick Werr CAIRO, April 1 (Reuters) – Egypt’s Suez Canal must move quickly to upgrade its technical infrastructure if it is

April 1, 2021
Total Views: 4677

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal
Ports

Port of Savannah Infrastructure Projects to Boost TEU Capacity Amid Unprecedented Growth

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved projects to increase annual capacity at the Port of Savannah beyond 6 million twenty-foot equivalent container units,

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 2363

Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Shipping

Philippines Says Chinese ‘Militia’ Fleet Has Spread in Disputed Waters

MANILA, March 31 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Chinese vessels believed to be manned by militias in the South China Sea have spread to a wider

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 3245

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

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 1750

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

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 701

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

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 81322

ship crew-change covid19 pandemic
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

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 1580

containership underway
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

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 2742

china port
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

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 2492

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

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 3596

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

March 30, 2021
Total Views: 6652

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

March 29, 2021
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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

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 8625

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

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 12044

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

March 29, 2021
Total Views: 21282