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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Shipping

Worker Shortages Snarl Shipping Even as Shanghai Lockdowns Ease

By Ann Koh and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — China appears to be gradually easing its lockdown of Shanghai, but that won’t bring immediate relief to

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Shipping

Port of Los Angeles Sees April Volumes Dip, But Record Pace Continues

The Port of Los Angeles has reported its second-busiest April on record last month amid continuing efforts to clear cargo from marine terminals. April 2022

May 18, 2022
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Offshore

North Sea Countries Plan Tenfold Increase in Offshore Wind Energy Capacity

ESBJERG PORT, Denmark, May 18 (Reuters) – Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark on Wednesday pledged to build at least 150 gigawatts

May 18, 2022
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Shipping

Today Marks the First International Day for Women in Maritime

Today marks the first International Day for Women in Maritime, meant to highlight and celebrate the role of women in the historically a male-dominated maritime

May 18, 2022
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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Environment

British Start-Up Wants to Build Batteries for Ships

By Eddie Spence (Bloomberg) — UK battery company Britishvolt Ltd. received an investment from shipping firm Scorpio Group as it looks to develop

May 17, 2022
Total Views: 1736

Scandlines ferry Copenhagen underway with a Norsepower Rotor Sail
Environment

Second Scandlines Ferry Gets Norsepower Rotor Sail

Danish-based ferry operator Scandlines has installed a Norsepower Rotor Sail on a second ferry as the company increasingly turns to wind-assisted propulsion to

May 17, 2022
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Shipping

Pacific Northwest Ports, Cruise Lines to Explore ‘Green Corridor’ for Cruise Ships

Ports and cruise lines in the Pacific Northwest have announced plans to explore the possibility of creating the world’s first maritime ‘green

May 17, 2022
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Ports

U.S. Container Imports Jump in April as Coastal Shift Continues

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The seven-week Covid lockdown in Shanghai, prompting carriers to blank a third of export sailings on the Asia-Europe

May 17, 2022
Total Views: 2115

USCG Air Station New Orleans aircrew aboard the Noble Globetrotter II. Photo via USCG
Offshore

USCG, BSEE Issue Safety Alert in Response to Drillship’s Unsuccessful Attempt to Avoid Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Coast and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have issued a joint safety alert, Safety Alert 05-22, in response to an incident

May 17, 2022
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Shipping

Port of Savannah Reports Third Busiest Month On Record in April

The Port of Savannah had its third busiest month on record in April, handling just shy of 500,000 TEUs as it continues work to expand capacity. April

May 17, 2022
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Shipping

Flotilla of Tankers Takes Russian Oil Through Suez Canal to Asia

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — Russia’s seaborne crude exports from its western ports to Asian countries, predominantly India and China, rebounded to

May 17, 2022
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Shipping

Seaborne Oil a Lifeline as German, Polish Refiners Swerve Russian Supply

By Shadia Nasralla LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – Sea-borne oil has thrown a lifeline to refiners in eastern Germany and Poland, with non-Russian

May 17, 2022
Total Views: 1918

Monday, May 16, 2022
Cruise Ships

Coast Guard: SpaceX Rocket Launch Cancelled After Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Entered Safety Zone

A U.S. Coast Guard investigation has concluded that a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship violated a Coast Guard Captain of the Port safety zone and

May 16, 2022
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Shipping

United Heavy Lift Orders Two More Eco-Lifter Newbuildings

Hamburg, Germany-based United Heavy Lift has placed an order for two additional two additional Eco-Lifter newbuilds at the China State Shipbuilding Corporation

May 16, 2022
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cma cgm logo on a shipping container
Shipping

CMA CGM Launches Early Container Return Incentive

CMA CGM has announced plans to implement an industry-first incentive program designed to encourage the early return of empty containers and help exporters get

May 16, 2022
Total Views: 2536

offshore drilling rig brazil
Offshore

Shell Joins Exxon in Losing Brazil Bet

By Peter Millard (Bloomberg) — Expensive offshore exploration setbacks for international oil majors including Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. are

May 16, 2022
Total Views: 3989

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Monday, May 16, 2022
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Shipping

New Amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention Draw on Pandemic Lessons

Stakeholders in the global shipping industry have adopted new amendments to Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) aimed at improving the living and working

May 16, 2022
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Shipping

EU Gives Companies Green Light to Keep Buying Russian Gas

By Ewa Krukowska and Alberto Nardelli (Bloomberg) — The European Union said companies can keep buying could keep buying gas without breaching sanctions,

May 16, 2022
Total Views: 1709

Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search For More Survivors From Capsized Migrant Vessel Off Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for additional survivors from a capsized vessel in Mona Passage waters off Puerto Rico on Sunday after four days

May 16, 2022
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tanker
Shipping

Protesters Block Tanker with Russian Cargo from Entering UK Port

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – Greenpeace protesters have blocked the entry of a Greek tanker into a southern English port due to

May 16, 2022
Total Views: 24399

wheat bulk ship
Shipping

India’s Surprise Wheat Export Ban Traps 1.8 Million Tonnes at Ports

By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, May 16 (Reuters) – India’s wheat export ban has trapped some 1.8 million tonnes of grain at ports, leaving

May 16, 2022
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