Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Ports

Global Supply Lines Struggle to Clear Container Backlog After Suez Chaos

By Jonathan Saul and Timothy Aeppel LONDON/LOS ANGELES, April 8 (Reuters) – A backlog of container ships carrying consumer goods has grown in some key strategic ports after a near...

Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Environment

Can Seagrass Help Prevent Climate Change?

By Alessandra Prentice and Christophe Van Der Perre (Reuters) – Hundreds of miles from the nearest shore, ribbon-like fronds flutter in the ocean currents sweeping across an underwater mountain plateau the size...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 868

Video

Watch: The Insane Logistics Of Shutting Down The Entire Cruise Industry

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of mariners were stuck at sea aboard thousands of ships worldwide. Most of those ships continued to operate throughout the crisis and...

April 7, 2021
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Shipping

Federal Maritime Commission Holds Closed-Door Meeting on Ongoing Ocean Supply Chain Investigation

Federal Maritime Commission held a virtual meeting Wednesday discuss developments in the ongoing fact finding investigation into challenges facing the ocean transportation supply chain system and possible Shipping Act violations...

April 7, 2021
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Offshore

High Stakes at Sea in Global Rush for Offshore Wind Power

By Susanna Twidale and Nora Buli LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Global competition for offshore wind power is so hot that license auctions now resemble the oil and gas competitions of just...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 1151

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Accidents

Salvors Rescue Eemslift Hendrika in Last-Ditch Effort Off Norway

A salvage team was successful in securing a tow line to the Eemslift Hendrika and the vessel is now under tow to Ålesund, the Norwegian Coastal Administration has confirmed. At...

April 7, 2021
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Accidents

Australian Antarctic Resupply Ship Suffers Engine Room Fire Over 1,400 Miles from Home

An Antarctic resupply vessel chartered by the Australian government suffered a fire in one of its two engine rooms while returning from a mission to the frozen continent. The ice-strengthened...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 5750

Shipping

Container Shipping Had Its Best Quarter in History Last Year. 2021 Could Be Even Better

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers enjoyed their best quarter in container shipping history in the final three months of 2020, but are expected to have significantly topped that record...

April 7, 2021
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Shipping

Dry Bulk Shipping Rates Are Surging and the Rally Isn’t Over

By Isis Almeida, Rachel Graham and Annie Lee (Bloomberg) — For a glimpse of how quickly and unevenly economies are recovering from the pandemic, look no further than the market for...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 2207

Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation Reports Cruise Bookings are Surging

By Jonathan Levin and Molly Smith (Bloomberg) — Carnival Corp.’s bookings are accelerating, reflecting pent-up demand for cruising even as the industry remains essentially on hold. In a quarterly update Wednesday,...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 1434

Offshore

Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Pushes into Renewables with $1.6 Billion Orsted Deal

By Gwladys Fouche and Nikolaj Skydsgaard OSLO, April 7 (Reuters) – Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund has made its first direct investment in a renewable energy project, a new...

April 7, 2021
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Wednesday, April 7, 2021
port of long beach
Ports

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened to Record in February

By Olivia Rockeman (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in February to a record high as solid household and business demand kept imports running ahead of shipments to overseas customers....

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 631

Iran Saviz
Maritime Security Incidents

Iran Says Its Ship Saviz was Attacked in Red Sea

DUBAI, April 7 (Reuters) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday an Iranian ship, the Saviz, had been attacked in the Red Sea, a day after media reports that the...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 2064

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Cruise Ships

Singapore Is The World’s Busiest Cruise Port (For Now)

By Chen Lin (Reuters) – Singapore currently accounts for a third of the world’s cruises its tourism body said on Wednesday, owing to the roaring success of its “cruises to...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 1680

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Accidents

Dutch Containership with Stuck Rudder Does Circles in North Sea -AIS

A Dutch-registered containership was doing circles in the North Sea off the Wadden Islands after the ship’s rudder apparently got stuck. The Netherlands Coastguard says it spotted the ship about...

April 6, 2021
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Ports

Calm Before the Storm: European Ports Await Influx of Ships Impacted by Suez Blockage

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The main container ports in North Europe were eerily quiet at the weekend, due to the almost week-long blockage of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given....

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 2379

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
News

Watch: This Is Why Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Will Fail

In the United States, we have a problem that’s so BIG and obvious that even Elon Musk can’t see it. Our highways are broken, our streets are clogged with traffic,...

April 6, 2021
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Accidents

Iranian Ship Targeted by Mine in Red Sea -Reports

CAIRO, April 6 (Reuters) – An Iranian cargo ship has come under attack in the Red Sea, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources, and semi-official Iranian news...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 3204

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Shipping

‘Bad Fuel’ Cited as MSC Containership Breaks Down En Route to Los Angeles

A 366-meter containership belonging to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has broken down in the Pacific Ocean after reporting a fuel quality issue and the ship is now under tow to...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 11798

Accidents

Watch: Can Books Still Teach Us How To Avoid Disasters At Sea?

In the wake of the Ever Given mega-ship grounding in the Suez Canal last month countless people have asked us what lessons will be learned from this to prevent maritime...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 2551

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Ports

South Carolina Ports Sets All-Time Monthly Cargo Record in March

South Carolina Ports handled the most cargo in its history in March, with the Port of Charleston handling record volumes as the new Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal begins operations. SC...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 1140