Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Shipping

Shell Unit Named Singapore’s Top Marine Fuel Supplier of 2020

SINGAPORE, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Shell Plc’s Singapore bunkering unit, Shell Eastern Trading Pte Ltd, moved up a notch to be the top marine fuel supplier in the world’s biggest...

Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Environment

Maersk Extends Partnership to Help Cleanup Plastic Pollution at Sea

Maersk and the Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup are extending their partnership to rid the world’s ocean of plastic pollution. Founded in 2013, The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to develop...

January 14, 2021
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Offshore

U.S. Adds Chinese Oil Giant CNOOC to Blacklist

By David Shepardson, Alexandra Alper and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The United States announced sanctions on Chinese state-owned enterprise and military officials on Thursday and added Chinese...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 1137

Oil tanker is docked in Venezuela
Shipping

Pacific Island Nation Says Tanker Used False Flag to Transport Venezuelan Crude

By Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg) — The island nation of Palau says a tanker that recently loaded Venezuelan crude was using a false signal to disguise its identity, potentially putting the Pacific...

January 14, 2021
Total Views: 6252

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Shipping

Surging Shipping Rates Add New Headwind for the Global Economy

By Enda Curran and Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Shocks to supply chains are engulfing a wider swath of the global economy as the pandemic rages on, threatening to stifle Asia’s trade-led...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 2968

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Offshore

Ocean 100: The 100 Companies That Dominate the Ocean Economy

By Umberto Bacchi Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Just 100 companies account for most of the profits from the world’s seas, researchers said on Wednesday, calling on them to...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 4225

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Shipping

DNV GL Dropping the ‘GL’ Amid Corporate Rebranding

International classification society DNV GL has announced plans to change it name to DNV. The current name has been in place since the 2013 merger between DNV (Det Norske Veritas)...

January 13, 2021
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Offshore

Equinor Selected to Develop Major Offshore Wind Projects Off New York State

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has been selected to develop two large offshore wind farms off New York State in what is said to be one of the largest renewable energy...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 1625

Defense

U.S. Navy’s First John Lewis-Class Oiler Launched at NASSCO

The first ship in the U.S. Navy’s new class of fleet replenishment oilers has been launched at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. The John Lewis-class oilers will provide underway...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 9968

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Shipping

Global Investors Call for End to Crew Change Crisis

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – A group of leading investors on Wednesday called for an end to a crisis involving hundreds of thousands of seafarers stuck on...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 3432

Piracy

Crew Kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea Hit Record in 2020 -IMB Annual Report

Crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea surged to a new record in 2020, the International Maritime Bureau reported in its annual piracy report. Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 1029


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
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Offshore

Siemens Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind-to-Hydrogen Prototype

By William Mathis (Bloomberg) — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA and Siemens Energy AG plan to spend 120 million euros ($146 million) to figure out how to generate hydrogen from wind...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 1695

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Shipping

LNG Cargo Prices Rising Faster Than Bitcoin

By Anna Shiryaevskaya, Andy Hoffman, Stephen Stapczynski and Sergio Chapa (Bloomberg) — After years building out export capacity and hiring traders, producers of liquefied natural gas and commodity trading houses are...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 2161

News

Beirut Blast: Interpol Red Notice Issued For Ship Captain & Owner

By Ellen Francis (Reuters) – Interpol has issued red notices for the captain and owner of the ship that carried the chemicals which devastated Beirut in an explosion in August, killing 200...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 13248

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Defense

Search Underway for Crew of Abandoned Fishing Vessel Off Midway Island

A search involving U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and good samaritan vessels is continuing for 10 missing crew members of from an abandoned Taiwanese fishing vessel approximately 550 miles off the...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 10545

Shipping

LNG Shipping Rates from U.S. Surge to Record on Asia Buying Boom, Panama Canal Delays

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The cost of shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to Asia hit a record high on Tuesday as appetite for the...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 2738

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Q-Flex LNG Carrier Completes First Ship-to-Ship Transfer

Qatari natural gas company Qatargas has announced the first ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of a liquefied natural gas involving one of its Q-Flex LNG carriers. The operation involved the Qatargas-chartered ‘Mesaimeer’...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 3166

Shipping

Brexit Shatters Supply Chains for French Fish Hub

By Richard Lough BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France, Jan 12 (Reuters) – French fishmongers and seafood factories are suspending orders from Britain and battling to salvage just-in-time supply chains, after they were upended...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 3436

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Shipping

Asian LNG Breaks $30 Barrier as Cold Makes Traders Scramble

By Stephen Stapczynski and Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) — North Asia’s liquefied natural gas benchmark rose above $30 per million British Thermal units for the first time, breaking a barrier that few...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 1622

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Shipping

Norway Eyes Sea Change in Deep Dive for Metals Instead of Oil

By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Norway’s oil and gas reserves have made it one of the world’s wealthiest countries but its dreams for deep-sea discovery now center...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 1857

Nor-Shipping 2019 Opening Ceremony at the Oslo City Hall
Shipping

Nor-Shipping Postpones 2021 Conference

Nor-Shipping has pushed its planned June 2021 conference to January 2022 amid impacts the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference says its decision to postpone the event is part of an effort...

January 12, 2021
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