Friday, September 17, 2021
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Ports

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Expand Gate Hours to Alleviate Congestion

With unprecedented congestion at Southern California ports, the ports of Los Angeles and Long beach are taking unprecedented steps to ease the logjam. The ports of Los Angeles and Long...

Friday, September 17, 2021
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Shipping

Maersk Gives Bleak Operations Update Amid Unprecedented Supply Chain Chaos

A.P. Moller-Maersk has painted a bleak picture of global supply chains in an operations update published Friday. The update comes as supply chains are under major stress with historic congestion...

September 17, 2021
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Ports

CMA CGM Container Terminal Featured in Seaplane Stunt for New James Bond Flick

CMA CGM’s Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica will serve as the backdrop for an action sequence in the upcoming James Bond flick, No Time To Die. The company’s vessels, CMA...

September 17, 2021
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Shipbuilding

Vitol Building Two Hybrid Battery-Powered Bunker Tankers Bound for Singapore Harbor

V-Bunkers, the Singaporean bunker arm of Dutch-based Vitol, has placed an order to build two electric-hybrid bunker tankers. V-Bunkers intends to deploy these bunker tankers for harbor operations in Singapore,...

September 17, 2021
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Accidents

The Missing Question from the NTSB Report on MV Golden Ray: WHY? 

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. Two years after MV Golden Ray capsized while departing the port of Brunswick, Georgia early in the hours of September 8, 2019, the National Transportation...

September 17, 2021
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Shipping

Los Angeles Port Logjam Has Enough Containers to Cross Half the U.S.

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) The number of container ships waiting to enter the biggest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia reached an all-time high of 65 vessels, carrying potential payloads of...

September 17, 2021
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Friday, September 17, 2021
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Navy

US Navy Ships Are Too Small To Defend Themselves Says New US Congress Report

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a new study titled Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectiles the US Congress reports the two most important limitations that Navy surface ships currently...

September 17, 2021
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Shipping

‘No Empty Barges’ Cripples US Fertilizer Supply

By Elizabeth Elkin (Bloomberg) Hurricane Ida struck the heart of the U.S. fertilizer industry, and now Storm Nicholas threatens even more damage in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially driving up the...

September 17, 2021
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Defense

Iran O&G Sales Soar Despite U.S. Sanction Efforts At Sea

Iranian fuel and petrochemical exports to China, Africa, and the Taliban have boomed in recent years despite U.S. sanction enforcement efforts at sea.

September 17, 2021
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Shipbuilding

Hyundai Heavy Industries Stock Jumps On IPO

By Joyce Lee (Reuters) Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shares closed 86% above their initial public offering (IPO) price on their trading debut in South Korea on Friday. The shipbuilder, one of the...

September 17, 2021
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Ports

Southern Louisiana Ports Request Federal Aid for Hurricane Ida Recovery

Southern Louisiana ports have joined together in requesting federal aid to assist recovery from Hurricane Ida, one of the worst storms to hit the Gulf Coast since 2005. While the...

September 16, 2021
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Cruise Ships

U.S. Senator Murkowski Planning Legislation To Permanently Exempt Alaska Cruises From The Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has announced new legislation to permanently exempt cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA). The Passenger...

September 16, 2021
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Environment

NSFW – Ocean Rebellion Attacks IMO Again, And Again, And Again

NSFW Warning: This article contains nudity.

September 16, 2021
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Shipping

Marine Insurers Warn of Liquefaction Risks from Sierra Leone Iron Ore Fines Cargoes

Marine liability insurers are warning bulk carrier owners of increasing liquefaction risk of iron ore fines cargoes from Sierra Leone. In a recent circular to members, the International Group of...

September 16, 2021
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CMA CGM Bianca
Accidents

Downburst Winds Caused CMA CGM Containership to Breakaway in New Orleans: Report

A sudden downburst generating severe, unforecasted winds caused a CMA CGM containership to breakaway from a pier and damage equipment at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal in New Orleans last...

September 16, 2021
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maersk ship
Shipping

Maersk CEO Sees No Sign of Freight Market Easing This Year

COPENHAGEN, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk sees no indication that the current red-hot shipping market will lose steam this year, its chief executive said on Thursday. Maersk lifted...

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 766

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
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Shipping

‘Exceptional’ Container Market Leads Maersk to Upgrade Guidance… Again

A.P. Moller-Maersk, parent company to the world’s largest shipping line, has once again upgraded its guidance for the reminder of the year in a big way, with underlying EBITDA now...

September 16, 2021
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port of los angeles
Ports

Import Surge Continued at Port of Los Angeles in August

Another gangbuster month on the books for the Port of Los Angeles. The United States’ top port for freight from Asia reported handling 954,377 TEUs in August, just shy of...

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 515

US Offshore Wind Growth 2021
Environment

US Offshore Wind Pipeline Grew 24 Percent Despite COVID-19

During the COVID pandemic the US offshore wind pipeline grew 24%, with 35,324 megawatts now in various stages of development.

September 16, 2021
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Finance

Bulker Rates May Go Parabolic Says Genco CEO

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) An owner of commodity hauling freighters said rates for the ships are close to the point of spiking sharply higher and mirroring an unprecedented surge in costs...

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 1955

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Finance

Marine Money Experts Warn Against New Ship Capacity As Prices Surge

By Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) Shipowners and financiers should avoid sinking money into new container vessels despite a global crunch because record orders have driven up prices, according to industry insiders....

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 1356