Friday, September 10, 2021
Offshore

U.S. Loans Exxon 1.5 Million More Barrels from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. Energy Department said on Thursday it has approved a second loan of 1.5 million barrels of oil to Exxon Mobil...

Friday, September 10, 2021
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Ports

Pandemic-Fueled Supply Chain Disruptions Hit Retail Imports Growth

Growth of retail imports through the nation’s top container ports is slowing amid global pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, with double-digit growth in imports seen slipping into single digits, the National...

September 10, 2021
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Weather

Hurricane Larry Producing High Seas of 47+ Feet

Hurricane Larry is continuing to produce significant wave heights of 47 feet as it moves quickly towards eastern Newfoundland. At 11 a.m. AST, the center of Hurricane Larry was located...

September 10, 2021
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Weather

Coast Guard Continues Effort to Re-Open Waterways Impacted by Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to respond to impacts to waterways and assess the environmental threats across Southeast Louisiana nearly two weeks post-Hurricane Ida. The Coast Guard is working in...

September 10, 2021
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Shipping

Shippers and Forwarders Deride CMA CGM’s Rate Cap as ‘High Level Torture’

By Nick Savvides and Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Freight forwarders and shippers have responded to CMA CGM’s pledge to stop spot rate increases until 1 February with a raised level of...

September 10, 2021
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CMA CGM mega-ship Marco Polo
Ports

Congestion Just Keeps Getting Worse At America’s Top Ports

By Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) –The number of container ships waiting to enter America’s top three ports has been on a steady rise since July. There were 40 container vessels waiting to...

September 10, 2021
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Friday, September 10, 2021
Super Typhoon Chanthu
Weather

China Ports Brace For Super Typhoon Chanthu

By Ditas Lopez (Bloomberg) Two of China’s main ports are preparing for the arrival of Super Typhoon Chanthu, which was dumping heavy rain on the north of the Philippines Friday...

September 10, 2021
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Ports

50 Bulk Ships Wait To Load Grain Along Lower Mississippi

By Karl Plume (Reuters) Louisiana Gulf Coast grain exports are slowly ramping up after a nearly two-week halt due to damage from Hurricane Ida, with at least two large exporters...

September 10, 2021
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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Super Typhoon Chanthu
Weather

Super Typhoon Chanthu Rapidly Intensifies

by Michael Carlowicz (NASA) In recent years, meteorologists and climate scientists have been awed by the rapid intensification of several tropical cyclones around the world—a phenomenon that is believed to...

September 9, 2021
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Ports

Maersk Completes New British Columbia Transloading Facility to Speed Up Cargo Delivery

Maersk Canada and Canadian Pacific have opened a new 117,000 square foot, 103 door transloading facility speed up cargo delivery and reduce strain on North American supply chains. The Pacific...

September 9, 2021
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Long Beach Container Terminal at Middle Harbor
Ports

Port of Long Beach Kicks Off Peak Shipping Season With A Bang

The Port of Long Beach reports its strongest August on record, kicking off peak season with a bang, the port announced Thursday. Dockworkers and terminal operators moved 807,704 twenty-foot equivalent...

September 9, 2021
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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Suicide Awareness
Accidents

Suicides Aboard Ships Are Rising At An Unprecedented Rate

Suicides aboard ships are rising at an unprecedented rate. Are we doing enough to help mariners in mental distress at sea?

September 9, 2021
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Offshore

Offshore Operators Face Big Ida Losses as Insurers Trim Cover

By Noor Zainab Hussain and Carolyn Cohn Sept 9 (Reuters) – Offshore energy firms are likely to face greater financial losses from Hurricane Ida than from previous storms in the Gulf of...

September 9, 2021
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Andiamo yacht fire
Accidents

Unattended Candles and Inoperable Fire-Detection System Led to Total Loss of $6.3 Million Yacht -NTSB

Candles lit and left unattended in a yacht’s VIP suite caused a fire that resulted in the total loss of the vessel and $480,000 in damage to a Miami marina...

September 9, 2021
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cma cgm containership
Shipping

CMA CGM Suspends Spot Rate Increases Until February 2022

French shipping giant CMA CGM, the world’s number 3 ocean carrier by capacity, says it will stop increasing spot charter rates effectively immediately even as rates continue to soar. The...

September 9, 2021
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Offshore

Shell Declares Force Majeure on Gulf Deliveries After Ida

By Devika Krishna Kumar and Florence Tan Sept 9 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc, one of the largest operators in the Gulf of Mexico, on Thursday declared force majeure...

September 9, 2021
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Thursday, September 9, 2021
USCG Air Station New Orleans aircrew aboard the Noble Globetrotter II. Photo via USCG
Accidents

Noble Globetrotter II Worker Files Lawsuit After Drillship Caught in Hurricane Ida

A lawsuit has been filed by a worker from the ultra-deepwater drillship Noble Globetrotter II which was caught on a course that put it within 10 miles of the eye...

September 9, 2021
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Accidents

Déjà Vu: Bulk Carrier Suffers ‘Temporary Delinquency’ Incident In Suez Canal

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is investigating an incident involving a bulk carrier in the Suez Canal, which was quickly handled by SCA tugs and navigation was resumed. The incident...

September 9, 2021
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hospital ship Global Mercy in Suez Canal
Maritime News

Suez Canal Gives Free Passage To World’s Newest Hospital Ship

The Suez Canal has donated free passage to the world’s newest hospital ship Mercy Ships’ newbuild Global Mercy. The ship is currently on the last leg of her journey to the...

September 9, 2021
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Offshore

Gazprom Plans to Start Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Next Month

By Irina Reznik and Elena Mazneva (Bloomberg) — Gazprom PJSC is planning to start flowing natural gas through one of the world’s most controversial pipelines next month, according to people with...

September 9, 2021
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Rescued Migrants aboat Royal National Lifeboat Institution rescue boat
Maritime News

UK Challenges Rescue At Sea Laws To Force Migrant Boats Out Of UK Waters

By Andrew MacAskill (Reuters) Britain has approved plans to turn away boats illegally carrying migrants to its shores, deepening a rift with France over how to deal with a surge...

September 9, 2021
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