Sunday, April 4, 2021
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Cruise Ships

CDC Issues New Cruise Ship Guidance

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Friday issued new guidance to the cruise ship industry, including the need for COVID-19 vaccinations,...

Sunday, April 4, 2021
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Shipping

Seadrill Proposes Debt Write-Off in Bankruptcy Court -Report

By Rafaela Lindeberg (Bloomberg) — Offshore contractor Seadrill Ltd., owned by billionaire John Fredriksen, is proposing a debt write-off of just over $4.8 billion, according to Finansavisen. The proposal, sent to the U.S....

April 4, 2021
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Shipping

Suez Canal Says Ship Backlog Cleared

AIRO, April 3 (Reuters) – All ships stranded by the grounding of the giant container ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal in March had passed through the canal by...

April 4, 2021
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Collision

17 Fishermen Lost After Bulk Carrier Collision

by Tabita Diela (Reuters) – Divers were scouring the waters of the Java Sea on Sunday for 17 fishermen reported missing after their boat capsized following a crash involving a...

April 4, 2021
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Friday, April 2, 2021
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Accidents

Golden Ray Wreck Removal Returns to Stubborn ‘Section Seven’ as Operation Drags On

If you want to know how bad the Ever Given situation in the Suez Canal could have got, look no further than the MV Golden Ray in the United States....

April 2, 2021
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Offshore

First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Selects DEME-Foss Partnership for Wind Turbine Installation Work

The first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States has selected a U.S.-based arm of Belgian marine services provider DEME to transport and install wind turbine generators for the...

April 2, 2021
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Friday, April 2, 2021
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Shipping

Suez Canal Says it is Close to Clearing Ship Backlog

CAIRO, April 2 (Reuters) – The Suez Canal said on Friday it was close to clearing a backlog ofshipping that built up when a giant container ship was grounded in the...

April 2, 2021
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maersk ship in suez canal
Shipping

Maersk Urges U.S. East Coast Ports to Use Suez Canal Delays to Clear Congestion

The world’s top shipping line Maersk is urging congested U.S. East Coast ports to use the Suez Canal delays to clear cargo from terminals. With shipping resumed through the Suez...

April 2, 2021
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Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Sees ‘Overwhelming Demand’ for Singapore’s Cruise to Nowhere

By Joyce Koh (Bloomberg) — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is extending the season for one of Asia’s largest cruise ships, because of what it said was “overwhelming demand” for its voyages...

April 2, 2021
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Ports

Germany to Propose Rebuilding Port of Beirut After Chemical Explosion

By John Irish, Joseph Nasr and Ellen Francis PARIS/BERLIN/BEIRUT, April 2 (Reuters) – Germany will next week present a multi-billion-dollar proposal to Lebanese authorities to rebuild the Port of Beirut...

April 2, 2021
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U.S. President Biden holds infrastructure event
Shipping

Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal Includes $17 Billion for Ports and Waterways

President Biden on Wednesday announced a more than $2 trillion jobs-creating infrastructure proposal which the administration says will add millions of jobs and position the United States to out-compete China....

April 2, 2021
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Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Shipping

Fitch: Soaring Shipping Costs Add To Near-Term Global Inflationary Pressures

Supply chain bottlenecks in global shipping and semiconductor markets are adding to near-term pressures on inflation, says Fitch Ratings in a new report published Thursday. With global manufacturing demand is...

April 1, 2021
Total Views: 2756

maersk arctic
Shipping

MSC Warns Against Arctic Shipping Amid Debate Over Suez Canal’s Closure

Swiss shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company says it is doubling down on its commitment to avoid sending ships through the Arctic as some debate the need for alternative trade...

April 1, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Italy Approves New Decree to Keep Cruise Ships Out of Venice Lagoon

By Angelo Amante ROME, April 1 (Reuters) – Italy’s government has ruled that large cruise ships and container vessels must not pass close to Venice’s historic center and should instead...

April 1, 2021
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containership in suez canal
Shipping

Suez Canal Urged to Upgrade Quickly to Avoid Future Disruption

By Jonathan Saul and Patrick Werr CAIRO, April 1 (Reuters) – Egypt’s Suez Canal must move quickly to upgrade its technical infrastructure if it is to avoid future shipping disruption, shipping industry sources said,...

April 1, 2021
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Accidents

Bouchard Transportation Pays Whistleblower in Port Aransas Barge Explosion

New York-based Bouchard Transportation and three former and current company officials have paid $375,000 in restitution to a whistleblower who the company fired after cooperating with a federal investigation into...

April 1, 2021
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Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Accidents

Shipowner Declares General Average for Ever Given

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As the investigation into the grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal begins, the vessel’s Japanese owner, Shoe Kisen, this morning declared General Average. And...

April 1, 2021
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Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal
Accidents

Egypt Wants $1 Billion In Compensation For Suez Blockage

By Tarek El-Tablawy (Bloomberg) — Egypt said it may seek around $1 billion in compensation after the giant containership Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week and...

April 1, 2021
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Russian FPSO MARSHAL VASILEVSKIY Transiting the Suez Canal
Accidents

Marine Reinsurance Firms Expect Giant Suez Blockage Claims

by Carolyn Cohn (Reuters) – The recent blockage of the Suez Canal is likely to lead to large reinsurance claims, adding to upward pressure on marine reinsurance rates, James Vickers,...

April 1, 2021
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Offshore

Latest Customs and Border Protection Ruling Has Big Implications for the Jones Act’s Role in Offshore Wind

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued its latest ruling on the Jones Act’s role in the development of offshore wind projects off the nation’s coasts. The latest ruling now...

March 31, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Meyer Werft Wins Cruise Industry’s First Newbuild Order Since COVID-19

German cruise ship builder Meyer Werft has signed a contract for the construction of a new cruise ship marking the first newbuilding order in the sector since the start COVID-19...

March 31, 2021
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