Friday, May 14, 2021
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Shipping

DHS Approves Second Jones Act Waiver

The U.S. Department of Homeland approved a second Jones Act waiver late Thursday in response to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, which has now been reopened. “Today, Secretary Mayorkas approved a...

Friday, May 14, 2021
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Shipping

Mississippi River Reopens to Vessel Traffic in Memphis as Backed Up Barges Top 1,000

The U.S. Coast Guard lifted the waterway restriction on the Mississippi River near I-40 bridge in Memphis, Tennessee after it was deemed safe for vessels to transit beneath the bridge....

May 14, 2021
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Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Shipping

Valero Secures Biden’s First Jones Act Waiver for Foreign Tanker

UPDATE: The Biden administration has issued a second waiver of U.S. shipping requirements as it seeks to get more fuel to the East Coast in the wake of the Colonial...

May 13, 2021
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Ports

Record April Volume at Port of Los Angeles

Another gangbuster month for the nation’s top port. The Port of Los Angeles today reported handling 946,966 TEUs in April for its best April in the port’s history and its...

May 13, 2021
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Environment

Newbuild Vale VLOC Revealed as Bulk Carrier Getting Five Tilting Rotor Sails

Finland-based Norsepower has announced the installation of five tilting Rotor Sails on board a newbuild Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) under construction in China. The new vessel, named Sea Zhoushan,...

May 13, 2021
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Shipping

Maritime Unions Address Jones Act Waiver: ‘Could Have Been Worse’

We’re hearing from maritime unions and other stakeholders regarding the Jones Act waiver that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has issued to help alleviate fuel supply issues along...

May 13, 2021
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Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Accidents

Diesel Fuel Removed from SEACOR Power Wreck

Salvage crews completed the removal of diesel fuel from overturned SEACOR Power lift boat off the coast of Louisiana, the Coast Guard reported Thursday. Salvors used a method known as...

May 13, 2021
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Accidents

NTSB to Hold Meeting to Determine Probable Cause for FV Scandies Rose Sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced Thursday its plan to hold a public board meeting to determine the probable cause for the 2019 sinking of the fishing vessel Scandies...

May 13, 2021
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Maritime News

Over 700 Barges Stranded by Mississippi River Closure in Memphis Due to Bridge Crack

The U.S. Coast Guard said 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges are now in the queue as a 1-miles stretch of the Mississippi River remains closed after a...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 4362

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Accidents

UK Marine Investigators to Raise Sunken FV Nicola Faith

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has announced plans to raise the sunken fishing vessel Nicola Faith as part of its investigation into the deadly accident. The F/V Nicola...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 2309

Shipping

Containership Time-Charters Break New Records

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Four-year-plus charter deals are becoming the norm as shipowners ratchet up the pressure on liner companies. As their confidence of the sustainability of currently elevated freight...

May 13, 2021
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Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Maritime News

Department of Homeland Security Issues Limited Jones Act Waiver to Foreign Shipping Company

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Jennifer Jacobs (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration temporarily eased century-old U.S. shipping requirements so a single foreign tanker could transport gasoline and jet fuel to the...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 11589

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Video

What if Tony Stark Was A Ship Pilot?

With a rich family history in Aviation, former Oil Trader & Royal Marines Reservist, Richard Browning, founded pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity Industries in March 2017, to launch human flight...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 2956

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Shipping

U.S. Fuel Supply Response Slowed by Mothballed Oil Tankers

By Jonathan Saul, Devika Krishna Kumar and Laura Sanicola LONDON/NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – Efforts to get fuel supplies to areas in the United States facing shortages have been...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 4823

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Offshore

Colonial Pipeline Restarting After Cyberattack

By Mike Jeffers and William Turton (Bloomberg) — The largest gasoline pipeline in America is returning to service, recovering from a cyberattack late Friday that raised pump prices and choked fuel...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 2740

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Environment

First Barge-to-Ship Methanol Bunkering at Port of Rotterdam

Waterfront Shipping this week performed the first barge-to-ship bunkering of methanol fuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The bunkering operation took place at the at the Royal Vopak’s Vopak Terminal...

May 12, 2021
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Environment

Netherlands Pledges $2.6 Billion Subsidy to Bury Carbon Under the Sea

By Will Mathis and Akshat Rathi (Bloomberg) — The Dutch government has told a consortium of companies including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. that it will spend as...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 1883

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Shipping

Maersk CEO Sees No Real Sign of Inflation Risk in World Economy

By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — The chief executive of the world’s biggest shipping company says he’s not seeing signs of a dangerous resurgence in inflation. A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S transports about a...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 2510

Shipping

Coast Guard Closes Section of Mississippi River Near Memphis Due to Cracked Bridge

Update (Thursday, May 13): A section of the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee remains closed with the queue of vessels now at 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 5385

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Shipping

White House: Foreign Shipping Companies Need to Prove Need for Jones Act Waiver

The White House said the Biden Administration was ready to review Jones Act waiver requests from companies that can show insufficient domestic capacity, but stopped short of saying it would...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 3133

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Ports

Online Purchasing Drives Port of Long Beach to Record April

The Port of Long Beach reported its busiest April on record as the cargo boom continues. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 746,188 twenty-foot equivalent units in April for a 43.6%...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 1090