Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Ports

U.S. Maritime Regulator Sees Shipping Snarls Lasting to 2022

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — The top U.S. maritime regulator said stretched global supply chains pushing ocean-freight rates to record highs may stay strained into 2022, raising concerns about whether small...

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
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Accidents

SEACOR Power Owners File Lawsuit to Limit Liability from Deadly Capsizing

The owners of the Seacor Power lift boat have filed a civil lawsuit seeking to limit their liability from the April capsizing off the coast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana that...

June 8, 2021
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Shipping

Tanker Shortage Delays Russian Arctic LNG Shipments to Asia

By Dina Khrennikova and Olga Tanas (Bloomberg) — Russia’s largest liquefied natural gas producer plans to start shipments to Asia across the Arctic in mid-June, one month later than last year,...

June 8, 2021
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Shipping

Traders Keep North Sea Crude on Tankers Despite Rally

By Sherry Su (Bloomberg) — Here’s something for oil bulls to chew on as Brent crude trades near $72: tankers are holding several million barrels of oil in the North Sea...

June 8, 2021
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Environment

A New Ocean Pollution Threat: Face Masks

By Peter Blaza (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is adding a new unwelcome element to sea pollution off the town of Bauan, a popular dive site in the Philippines’ Batangas...

June 8, 2021
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June 8, 2021
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Monday, June 7, 2021
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Environment

Hapag-Lloyd Converts First ‘Large’ Containership to LNG Fuel

German shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has announced the successful conversion of the 15,000 TEU-capacity Brussels Express to run on liquefied natural gas. In completing the conversion, the ship becomes the first...

June 7, 2021
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Shipping

Ship Abandonments Hit Record in 2020 -ITF

The International Transport Workers’ Federation said today it helped seafarers recover nearly $45 million in owed wages last year while cases of ship abandonments nearly doubled to a record high....

June 7, 2021
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Environment

Greenpeace Blocks Bulk Carrier at France’s Port of Saint-Nazair

Greenpeace activists blocked a cargo ship carrying soybeans from Brazil from entering the port of Saint-Nazair, France on Monday as part of a protest against deforestation. The ship, MV Cabrillo,...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 4846

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Offshore

Transocean Reaches Deal for Delayed Delivery of New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean announced today it has reached an agreement with Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard on the delayed delivery of the two ultra-deepwater drillships under construction. Jurong Shipyard, located...

June 7, 2021
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Shipping

Yantian Port Disruption Adds to Supply Chain Chaos

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The closure of the Chinese hub port of Yantian last week added another layer of chaos to an already fractured supply chain, resulting in a further...

June 7, 2021
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Monday, June 7, 2021
Cruise Ships

Carnival Cruise Line to Resume U.S. Sailings in July

Carnival Cruise Line today confirmed plans to resume passenger sailings in the U.S. starting in July to vaccinated guests. The sailings announced Monday include the Carnival Vista departing the Port...

June 7, 2021
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Shipping

China’s Trade Boom Continues in May

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s exports continued to surge in May, although at a slower pace than the previous month, fueled by strong global demand as more economies around the...

June 7, 2021
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Accidents

gCaptain Weekly – Episode 6 – Disasters Strike

John Konrad and Sal Mercogliano discuss the recent spate of shipping disasters from the X-Press Pearl to the Wakashio to the Golden Ray. Watch previous episodes of gCaptain Weekly: Episode...

June 7, 2021
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Environment

Trafigura and Yara Team Up to Supply Clean Ammonia Fuel to Shipping

By Victoria Klesty OSLO, June 7 (Reuters) – Global commodities trader Trafigura and Norway’s Yara said on Monday they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming to supply the...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 1194

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Accidents

New York City High-Speed Ferry Grounds in Brooklyn

A New York City ferry with 125 people on board ran aground and began taking on water on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York...

June 7, 2021
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Monday, June 7, 2021
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Accidents

Environmental Disaster Feared from X-Press Pearl Sinking

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) — Contaminants released from the wreckage of a container ship off the coast of Sri Lanka could be dragged thousands of kilometers by ocean currents, impacting...

June 7, 2021
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Shipping

China’s Ocean Imports Grow At Fastest Pace In Decades

by Liangping Gao (Reuters) China’s imports grew at their fastest pace in 10 years in May, fuelled by surging demand for raw materials, although export growth slowed more than expected...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 1194

Sunday, June 6, 2021
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Cruise Ships

“No Big Ships” Protesters Try To Block Cruise Ship Departure

By Giulia Segreti (Reuters) The first cruise ship to leave Venice since coronavirus restrictions were eased set sail on Saturday, but some local residents protested over the return to normal,...

June 6, 2021
Total Views: 6789

Saturday, June 5, 2021
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Weather

Asia Braces For 20 Cyclones In 2021

By Kanupriya Kapoor (Reuters) – Half of the roughly 20 tropical cyclones expected to form in the western Pacific Ocean through September this year are predicted to hit land in...

June 5, 2021
Total Views: 2528

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Shipbuilding

Italian SuperYacht Stock Launches IPO

by Giulia Segreti (Reuters) – Luxury yacht maker The Italian Sea Group said on Friday it completed its initial public offering (IPO), setting a price of 4.90 euros per share,...

June 5, 2021
Total Views: 9114