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Monday, June 10, 2024
The drilling ship Noble Globetrotter II off the coast of Varna, Bulgaria
Offshore

Noble Corporation to Acquire Diamond Offshore Drilling in a Landmark Deal

Noble Corporation plc and Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc have announced their decision to merge. As per the agreement, Noble will acquire Diamond in a

Monday, June 10, 2024
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Shipping

Russian Oil Transfer Near Singapore Reveals Moscow’s Efforts to Dodge U.S. Sanctions

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) — The first Russian oil tanker attempting to deliver crude while under US sanctions made a secret cargo transfer onto another

June 10, 2024
Total Views: 4818

Sunday, June 9, 2024
SOUTHCHINASEA-PHILIPPINES. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Defense

Philippines Rejects ‘Absurd’ Beijing Demand Over South China Sea

By Manolo Serapio Jr. (Bloomberg) –The Philippines said it will continue to maintain and supply its South China Sea outposts without seeking

June 9, 2024
Total Views: 4079

HMS Diamond. Photo courtesy UK Royal Navy.
Defense

UK Dismisses Statement By Yemen’s Houthis Saying They Attacked British Destroyer

CAIRO, June 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s defense ministry said on Sunday a statement by Yemen’s Houthis that they had fired ballistic missiles

June 9, 2024
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Saturday, June 8, 2024
Smoke rises from Marlin Luanda, merchant vessel, at the location given as Gulf of Aden.
Shipping

Two Vessels Catch Fire After Missile Strikes Off Yemen’s Aden

CAIRO, June 9 (Reuters) – Two ships caught on fire after being hit by projectiles off Yemen’s Aden, two UK maritime agencies reported on Sunday.

June 8, 2024
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The 77th Cannes Film Festival - The Croisette. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Shipping

As Superyachts’ Popularity Grows, So Is Their Supersized Climate Impact

By Jessica Nix (Bloomberg) –Superyachts are the ultimate status symbol for royal families, oligarchs and billionaires from Jeff Bezos to Bernard

June 8, 2024
Total Views: 2181

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Saturday, June 8, 2024
British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender in the Bosphorus Strait. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik
Defense

Chinese Fighter Jets Approached Dutch Ship ‘Unsafely’, Netherlands Says

AMSTERDAM, June 8 (Reuters) – Chinese air force jets circled a Dutch frigate and approached a Dutch helicopter in the East China Sea in a way

June 8, 2024
Total Views: 6864

Oil leaking from bulk carrier off Gibraltar after tanker collision. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
Shipping

Finland Wants EU Oil-Spill Vessel To Counter Shadow Fleet Risks

By Leo Laikola (Bloomberg) –Finland called for the European Union to procure a vessel to be on standby for oil spills in the northern parts of the

June 8, 2024
Total Views: 949

Friday, June 7, 2024
A containership docking at the Port of Cape Town
Ports

Cape Town Tells Port to Do Better After Being Ranked Last in World

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) — The Port of Cape Town was urged to do better by the city that surrounds it after ranking last globally, even as South

June 7, 2024
Total Views: 2922

Houthis Say They Targeted Two Vessels in the Red Sea
Shipping

Houthis Say They Targeted Two Vessels in the Red Sea

By Enas Alashray and Yomna Ehab CAIRO, June 7 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Houthis on Friday said they targeted two vessels in the Red

June 7, 2024
Total Views: 1330

Governor Wes Moore shakes hands with Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Offshore

Maryland and Federal Government Collaborate on Offshore Wind Energy

The Department of the Interior has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of Maryland supporting the development of offshore wind energy

June 7, 2024
Total Views: 627

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Friday, June 7, 2024
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Shipping

Are Geopolitical Conflicts Push Shipping Towards a Golden Era?

(Bloomberg) — If there was a universal theme at the parties, presentations and meetings in the world’s shipping capital Athens this week, it’s that

June 7, 2024
Total Views: 1169

An aerial view shows the Vladimir Arsenyev tanker at the crude oil terminal Kozmino on the shore of Nakhodka Bay near the port city of Nakhodka, Russia August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel//File Photo
Shipping

Russian Tanker Group Sovcomflot Expects Sanctions to Cut 2024 Revenues

ST PETERSBURG, June 7 (Reuters) – Russia’s leading tanker group Sovcomflot FLOT.MM said western sanctions and changing market conditions may

June 7, 2024
Total Views: 959

Maersk ship entering the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Shutterstock
Shipping

FMC Seeks Public Input on Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd’s Gemini Cooperation

The Federal Maritime Commission has opened a 12-day comment period for public response to Maersk and Hapag Lloyd’s new vessel sharing agreement, called

June 7, 2024
Total Views: 1291

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Shipping

Container Spot Rates in China Set to Hit Five Figures

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – There were further double-digit increases in container spot freight rates this week, after a series of general rate

June 7, 2024
Total Views: 10412

Port of Antwerp-Brugges container terminal
Ports

Bunker Spill Closes Antwerp Dock and Lock

Authorities at the port of Antwerp have closed a dock and are using drones to monitor the fallout from an oil spill that occurred while a ship was

June 7, 2024
Total Views: 1352

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Thursday, June 6, 2024
Russia Predicts Record Cargo Volume on Arctic Route, Aims for Year-Round Container Shipping
Shipping

Russia Predicts Record Cargo Volume on Arctic Route, Aims for Year-Round Container Shipping

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – Russia continues to push ahead with plans to develop its Northern Sea Route into a year-round Arctic maritime shortcut. 

June 6, 2024
Total Views: 2151

A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship
Shipping

U.S. Container Imports Continue to Gain

May 2024 marked another month of remarkable growth for U.S. container imports, registering a 6.2% increase from April and an 11.9% upswing year-on-year,

June 6, 2024
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Chinese container ship NewNew Polar Bear in a convoy on the Northern Sea Route during an eastbound voyage in October 2023. (Source: Rosatomflot)
Shipping

Russia’s Rosatom and Chinese Firm to Establish Year-Round Arctic Shipping Route

ST PETERSBURG, June 6 (Reuters) – Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese shipping company

June 6, 2024
Total Views: 3371

Yangshan Port south of Shanghai, China.
Ports

East and Southeast Asian Ports Dominate 2023 Global Container Port Performance Index

The latest edition of the Global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) shows East and Southeast Asian ports leading the pack in 2023, with 13 out of the top

June 6, 2024
Total Views: 401

$476 Billion: U.S. Marine Economy Continues Upward Trend
Shipping

$476 Billion: U.S. Marine Economy Continues Upward Trend

The American marine economy showed continued strength in 2022, contributing a significant $476 billion in economic impact and supporting 2.4 million jobs,

June 6, 2024
Total Views: 443

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