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Monday, November 16, 2020
container shipping
Maritime News

Surprise Cargo Surge Could Surpass Last Year’s Holiday Period

By Richard Weiss and Christopher Jasper (Bloomberg) — Freight carriers including container shippers and cargo airlines say global demand is building

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 431

Ocean Rebellion protest outside the International Maritime Organisation headquarters in London

Ocean Rebellion Protestors Bring Gasoline And Matches To IMO HQ

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The London Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), was besieged again by Ocean Rebellion protestors on

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 1018

Friday, November 13, 2020
Maritime News

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee Addresses Crew Change Crisis – Better Day for Seafarers Coming and Going

By Barry Parker – Repatriation of seafarers has been one of the most vexing issues facing the maritime industry throughout 2020, as Covid-19 has ravaged

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 796

Oil tanker in Ningbo Zhoushan port
Maritime News

China Oil Giant Unipec Eyes New Supertankers to Shrink Fuel Glut

By Sharon Cho, Elizabeth Low and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) –China’s biggest refiner is eyeing a creative strategy to help rid Asia of a persistent diesel

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 721

hapag-lloyd containership
Maritime News

Hapag-Lloyd Sees Higher Earnings on Cheaper Fuel and Recovering Demand

By Vera Eckert FRANKFURT, Nov 13 (Reuters) – German container liner Hapag-Lloyd AG is confident of achieving higher earnings in 2020 as lower fuel prices

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 211

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Maritime News

CMA CGM to Expand LNG-Powered Fleet to 26 Vessels

PARIS, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Container shipping group CMA CGM will expand its use of liquified natural gas (LNG) to 26 vessels, it said on Thursday, as part

November 12, 2020
Total Views: 580

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

BP and Orsted Team Up on Green Hydrogen Project in Germany

By Laura Hurst (Bloomberg) — Two of Europe’s largest energy companies, BP Plc and Orsted A/S, said they’d join to develop an industrial-scale

November 10, 2020
Total Views: 259

Monday, November 9, 2020
vlcc tanker
Maritime News

Ownership Shake-up at Tanker Pool Operator Heidmar

Heidmar Chief Executive Officer Pankaj Khanna has taken full control of the tanker pool management company from shipping billionaire George Economou. The

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 373

container port

Danaos a Big Winner as Containership Charter Rates Soar

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – With freight rates soaring, ocean carriers are prepared to pay more than double previous daily hire rates for chartered

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 651

cargo containers
Maritime News

Container Crunch Roiling Transpacific Trade

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The humble shipping container has a new status in the Covid-19 pandemic: hot commodity. Shortages of the ribbed steel

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 548

Friday, November 6, 2020
IMO greenhouse gas emissions

IMO Charting Passage Plan for Reducing Shipping’s ‘Carbon Intensity’

By Barry Parker – Over the past year, “sustainability” has ratcheted upward to the top of the shipping industry’s radar. The activity will be

November 6, 2020
Total Views: 562

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Maritime News

Venezuelan Oil Tanker Undergoes Repairs in Cuba After Catching Fire

Nov 5 (Reuters) – An oil tanker owned by Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela’s maritime division is undergoing repairs in Cuba

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 655

shipping container
Maritime News

Shippers Face Record Rates and Surcharge Surge

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – With shippers facing skyrocketing container freight rates and premium fees across main and secondary trades, ocean

November 5, 2020
Total Views: 218

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Maritime News

ONE Containership Diverted to Tacoma Due to Collapsed Containers

A containership belonging to Ocean Network Express is being rerouted to the Port of Tacoma after containers collapsed on board during a transpacific voyage. A

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 2633

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Maritime News

OOCL Places Orders for Seven 23,000 TEU Containerships

Hong Kong-based container shipping company Orient Overseas Container Lines has placed shipbuilding orders for seven additional 23,000 TEU megaships at Chinese

November 3, 2020
Total Views: 321

Monday, November 2, 2020
Molten Salt Reactor nuclear-battery

Bill Gates Launches A Nuclear Ship Battery Partnership

It’s been over sixty years since the first (and last) US-flagged nuclear-powered cargo ship set sail but, if Bill Gates has his way, the ocean may soon

November 2, 2020
Total Views: 2255

Friday, October 30, 2020
Energy Observer, a hydrogen-powered boat

Shipping Explores Hydrogen As Route To Net Zero Emissions

By Jonathan Saul and Nina Chestney (Reuters) – Developers across the world are for the first time testing the use of hydrogen to power ships as the

October 30, 2020
Total Views: 452

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Maritime News

Shipping Digitalization Could Help Cut Carbon By Eliminating Food Waste

By Ann Koh and Heesu Lee (Bloomberg) –One of the largest container port operators is calling on the shipping industry to tackle a growing yet often

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 70

Thursday, October 22, 2020
zim containership
Maritime News

Zim Opens Direct Shipping Line to UAE

JERUSALEM, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Israeli shipping firm Zim said on Wednesday it would start to offer direct service to Jebel Ali port in the United Arab

October 22, 2020
Total Views: 50

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
containership underway
Maritime News

Seaspan Secures Industry-First Sustainability Linked Loan

Seaspan Corporation, a leading containership owner and operator, says it has secured a $1.8 billion sustainability-linked loan, marking a first of its kind in

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 210