Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Ports

Freight Broker CEO Sees Supply Chain Snarls Lasting at Least Through February

By Thomas Black (Bloomberg) — A worsening traffic jam clogging global cargo arteries won’t ease up until after the 2022 Chinese New Year in February, said the head of one of...

Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Incidents

Rotterdam Welcomes Ever Given

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The mega-sized containership M/V Ever Given arrived in the Dutch Port of Rotterdam early Thursday after being released by authorities in Egypt. The ship was scheduled to...

July 29, 2021
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Shipping

FMC Presented with Interim Recommendations to Address Supply Chain Issues

The Federal Maritime Commission has been presented with a set of interim recommendations from its fact finding investigation into challenges facing the ocean transportation supply chain brought on by the...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 1308

Offshore

Interior Secretary Accused of Defying Ruling to Resume Oil and Gas Leasing

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Six weeks after a federal judge ordered the Biden administration to resume selling oil and gas leases on federal land, there’s no sign it has...

July 28, 2021
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Ports

Port of Houston Container Terminals Shut Due to ‘Hardware Failure’

Update: Port Houston’s container terminals remain shut Thursday morning. An update is expected soon. The Port of Houston’s two container terminals are currently shut as a result of a “hardware...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 4774

Defense

Crowley Awarded Contract to Manage Vessel Acquisitions for MARAD’s Ready Reserve Force

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded Crowley Maritime Corporation with a multi-year, $638 million Vessel Acquisitions Management contract. As the Vessel Acquisition Manager, Crowley will assist MARAD in acquiring and...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 2655

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Shipping

Costamare Expands Dry Bulk Fleet to 37 Ships

NYSE-listed shipping company Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) says it has agreed to acquire an additional 21 dry bulk vessels after announcing its entry into the sector earlier this year. Including...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 871

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Offshore

Biden Administration Considering Paying Fishing Industry for Offshore Wind Impacts

By Nichola Groom July 28 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is considering ways to ensure the U.S. commercial fishing industry is paid for any losses it incurs from the planned...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 849

Offshore

Offshore Wind Development in U.S. Set to Fall Short of Biden’s 2030 Goal

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — The plan to rapidly scale up wind farms off the U.S. coast is set to miss President Joe Biden’s 2030 goal by 30%, according to research...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 481

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Offshore

ExxonMobil Makes Significant New Oil Discovery Off Guyana

ExxonMobil has announced a significant new oil discovery offshore Guyana, adding to its growing list of successful exploration campaign off the South American nation. The discovery was made at Whiptail...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 1153

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Maritime News

The Pool Of Ship Officers Is Running Dry

By Jonathan Saul (Reuters) There could be a shortage of merchant sailors to crew commercial ships in five years if action is not taken to boost numbers, raising risks for global...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 11370


Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Navy

Dear Admiral Kitchener: San Diego Urgently Needs A Fireboat

It has been well over 200 years since the first fireboat proved her effectiveness, but when one of the US Navy's largest ships caught fire in the Navy's most important port last year, there wasn't a single fireboat available to help.

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 4039

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Offshore

Senators Introduce Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling Off Florida Coasts

United States Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) have introduced legislation to make permanent a federal ban on oil and gas drilling off Florida’s coasts. The current offshore...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1261

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Fishing

Fishing Boat Operator Arrested for Violating Captain of the Port Order and Endangering Passengers

The U.S. Coast Guard has arrested the operator of a Maryland fishing boat for ignoring a Captain of the Port Order and taking on passengers before correcting hazardous conditions. Terrance...

July 27, 2021
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Environment

MAN Energy Solutions to Supply Methanol-Fueled Engine for Maersk’s Carbon Neutral Feeder Ship

MAN Energy Solutions says it has won an order to supply the engine for the shipping industry’s first methanol-fueled containership. The ship, a 2,100 TEU-capacity feeder, is under development for...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1054

Environment

MOL Exploring Triangular Sails Attached to Ships’ Cranes to Boost Propulsion

Japanese shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has partnered with others to research and develop triangular sails that can be mounted on ships’ cargo cranes and other equipment to boost propulsion...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1538

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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Accidents

Report: Two Killed Dismantling Carnival Cruise Ship in Turkey

Two workers at a Turkish shipbreaking yard have died following an accident dismantling a Carnival cruise ship, according to an industry watchdog. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform reports that the accident...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 5167

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Shipbuilding

Philippines Close to Sale of Former Hanjin Shipyard

MANILA, July 27 (Reuters) – Philippine creditors are close to selling a strategically located but debt-laden shipyard north of the capital Manila, government officials said on Tuesday, with a North...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 3550

Accidents

ITF Calls Out the Criminalization of Seafarers on Anniversary of Wakashio Grounding

Now one year since the Wakashio ran aground in Mauritius, the International Transport Workers’ Federation is calling for the immediate release and repatriation of its crew members who are still...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 1470

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Finance

Navios Stock Crashes After Newbuild Announcement

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Shares of Navios Maritime Partners $NMM fell 7.5% this morning after the company announced a six-ship order for mid-sized containerships. Angeliki Frangou, CEO of the company,...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 2103

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Maritime News

Mexico Dispatches Sealift Tanker To Cuba

By Adriana Barrera (Reuters) – A diesel cargo sent by Mexico’s state-run Pemex is due to arrive in Cuba’s Havana port on Monday, according to Refinitiv Eikon data and sources,...

July 27, 2021
Total Views: 2500