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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Offshore

St. Johns Ship Building Begins Construction on Jones Act Crew Transfer Vessels for Offshore Wind Market

Jones Act shipbuilder St. Johns Ship Building has started construction on the first vessel in a series of crew transfer vessels for Rhode Island-based Atlantic

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
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Offshore

Portugal Raises First Offshore Wind Auction Target

LISBON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Portugal has raised the target for its debut offshore wind power auction to 10 gigawatts (GW),

September 21, 2022
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Shipping

Top U.S. Ports Face Growing Calls to Go Green

By Sarah McGregor (Bloomberg) — After years of “unmitigated growth,” the US’s busiest port complex is facing calls to lower its carbon footprint

September 21, 2022
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Shipping

India Considers Exporting Some Stuck Rice Cargoes

By Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – India is considering allowing the overseas shipment of some rice cargoes stuck at ports after

September 21, 2022
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Shipping

Maersk Throws Its Support Behind the ‘Clean Shipping Act’ Introduced in U.S. Congress

One of the world’s largest container shipping lines and terminal operators is throwing its support behind a bill introduced in the U.S. House of

September 21, 2022
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Accidents

Australian Investigators Issue Recommendations to Operator After Tenth Ship Fire in 14 Years

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued safety recommendations to the managers and parent company of the cargo ship BBC Rhonetal following an

September 21, 2022
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
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Shipping

Matson Suspends Premium Transpacific Service Amid Falling Demand

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Honolulu-based US domestic and transpacific premium carrier Matson has closed its seasonal China-California Express

September 21, 2022
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Shipping

Surging Car Carrier Rates Add to Auto Industry’s Supply Chain Woes

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — The car industry, already grappling with a shortage of semi-conductors, is now seeing another source of supply-chain

September 21, 2022
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Shipping

Major Hurricane Fiona Slams Turks and Caicos After Leaving Path of Destruction

By Ivelisse Rivera and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona bore

September 20, 2022
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Shipping

Long Beach Port Chief Sees West Coast Labor Deal Being Reached Without Strike

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — Dockworkers and their employers at 29 West Coast ports will keep cargo at the busiest US maritime operations moving as

September 20, 2022
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Defense

New View: New Anti-Ship Bomb Obliterates Full-Scale Ship Target in Gulf of Mexico

Back in May we coverd a lethal new anti-ship weapon being developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) that could provide a lower-cost and more

September 20, 2022
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Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Offshore

U.S. Maritime Prosperity Tied to Offshore Wind

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – Offshore wind will be a key component of future U.S. successes in the marine businesses. This was the message conveyed at

September 20, 2022
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Accidents

Brink of Catastrophe: The Netherlands Pledges Additional Funds for FSO Safer Rescue Effort

The Netherlands’ Government says it is pledging an additional $7.5 million to the UN for the salvage of the floating oil storage tanker FSO Safer in the

September 20, 2022
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Offshore

Damen to Develop Floating Offshore Wind Anchor Handlers

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards is working on a new class of ships that will be capable of supporting the installation of floating offshore wind turbines as

September 20, 2022
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Shipping

Baltic Dry Index Jumps 11% on Strong Demand Across Vessel Segments

The Baltic Dry Index is now up almost 80% from its 52-week low of 965 points recorded on August 31st. Sept 20 (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s

September 20, 2022
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Shipping

Surging Shipping Costs Threaten Next Energy Crunch

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Costs for shipping energy are surging as Europe’s scramble for supplies creates a shortage of vessels to carry essential

September 20, 2022
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Monday, September 19, 2022
Accidents

Stability Issue: Video Shows Cargo Ship Capesize at Turkish Port

The video below was filmed in Turkey’s Iskenderun Port and shows an incident involving the geared cargo ship Sea Eagle taking place this past Saturday.

September 19, 2022
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Shipping

MARAD Administrator Phillips Announces Cargo Preference Compliance Initiatives

MARAD Administrator Ann Phillips last week testified before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, announcing two initiatives intended to

September 19, 2022
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Ports

Port of Long Beach Sees Pandemic-Era Imports Surge Easing

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The head of the second-biggest US port expects the pandemic-era surge in consumer demand that snarled supply chains

September 19, 2022
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Shipping

Marine Underwriters Facing Significant Challenges

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), representing 44 national and marine market insurance and reinsurance associations, said underwriters have

September 19, 2022
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Shipping

Hurricane Fiona Batters Dominican Republic After Leaving Puerto Rico Without Power

By Ivelisse Rivera and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/Santo Domingo, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona battered the

September 19, 2022
Total Views: 789