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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Environment

Electric Ferry Claims New World Record

An electric ferry may have set a new world record after sailing 50 nautical miles on a single battery charge. The ferry, named Ellen, typically operates

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Accidents

Three Injured in Engine Room Explosion on MSC Containership

Three crew members sustained injuries from an explosion in the engine room of an MSC containership in the western Mediterranean Sea off the coast of France on

June 21, 2022
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Shipping

Turkish Team Said to Discuss Black Sea Grain Corridor in Russia This Week

ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – Ankara’s military delegation will travel to Russia this week to discuss details of a possible safe sea

June 21, 2022
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Shipping

Port Houston Awards Contracts Totaling $450 Million to Expand the Houston Ship Channel

Officials at the Port of Houston have approved $450 million to support the expanding of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the most critically important

June 21, 2022
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Shipping

Proman Stena Bulk Takes Delivery of First Methanol-Fueled MR Tanker

A joint venture between a leading global methanol producer and one of the world’s largest tanker shipping companies has taken delivery of their first

June 21, 2022
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Shipping

Insurer Must Pay Spanish Claim in Prestige Oil Spill, EU Court Says

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, June 20 (Reuters) – Spain on Monday won backing from Europe’s top court in its mutli-million euros damage claim

June 21, 2022
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Shipping

Old Is Gold: Sky-High Cost of Ageing Ships Sounds Inflation SOS

By Joe Brock SINGAPORE, June 21 (Reuters) – Shipping companies are transforming rust buckets into gold mines in a modern-day alchemy that

June 21, 2022
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Monday, June 20, 2022
Incidents

Hong Kong’s Iconic Jumbo Restaurant Capsizes In South China Sea

By Hayley Wong Jun 20, 2022 (Bloomberg) –Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant capsized on Sunday after facing adverse conditions in the

June 20, 2022
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Navy

The End Of The World Is Just Beginning For Shipping

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) There is a large shipping company that’s made record profits in recent years after changing its operational model to bet

June 20, 2022
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Maritime Security

US Rejects China’s Claims Over Taiwan Strait As Concerns Grow

By Peter Martin and Jennifer Jacobs (Bloomberg) –Biden administration officials have decided to reject a vague new assertion by China that the

June 20, 2022
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Ports

Port of Odesa Comes Under Missile Attack As Russians Advance In Eastern Ukraine

By Natalia Zinets and Max Hunder KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces captured territory along a frontline river in eastern Ukraine on

June 20, 2022
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Monday, June 20, 2022
News

Russia Warns NATO-Member Lithuania Over Kaliningrad Transit Of Goods

LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) – Russia warned NATO member Lithuania on Monday that unless the transit of goods to Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave on the

June 20, 2022
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Ports

Empty Container Boxes Stuck At Rotterdam May Stoke Asia Shortage

By Ann Koh Jun 20, 2022,(Bloomberg) —Empty container boxes crucial for Asia’s exporters are getting stuck in the port of Rotterdam as a growing

June 20, 2022
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Offshore

Ukraine Strikes Crimean Black Sea  Drilling Platforms, Pro-Russian Regional Head Says

June 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces attacked drilling platforms in the Black Sea owned by a Crimean oil and gas

June 20, 2022
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Sponsored

Network Shipping rebrands routes as third-party cargo program delivers robust returns

The wholly-owned ocean logistics arm of fruit producer Fresh Del Monte has launched a brand makeover, including a revamped online presence, as it continues to

June 20, 2022
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Shipping

Baltic Index Gains On Higher Rates For All Vessels

June 20 (Reuters) – The Baltic Exchange’s main sea freight index .BADI gained to its highest in nearly three weeks on Monday, helped by an

June 20, 2022
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Sunday, June 19, 2022
Navy

US Navy’s Giant Underwater ‘Orca’ Drone Is Running Years Late

By Tony Capaccio and Julie Johnsson (Bloomberg) —Boeing Co. is expected to deliver Orca –an underwater drone the size of a subway car that’s

June 19, 2022
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Shipping

EU Seeks To Release Ukrainian Grain Stuck Due To Russia’s Sea Blockade

BRUSSELS, June 19 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers will discuss ways to free millions of tonnes of grain stuck in Ukraine due to

June 19, 2022
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Cruise Ships

Giant Cruise Ship’s Maiden Voyage May Be To A Scrapyard

By Rainer Buergin Jun 19, 2022 (Bloomberg) –An unfinished mega-liner that was to be one of the world’s biggest cruise ships by capacity is sitting

June 19, 2022
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Ports

DP World, Mawani Sign 30-Yr Agreement To Build Logistics Park At Jeddah Islamic Port

June 19, 2022–DP World and the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) today announced the signing of a 30-year agreement with an investment value of more than

June 19, 2022
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News

Galveston And The Beginning Of Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2022–(NASA) The issue of General Order No. 3 by Union troops on June 19, 1865, marked the official end of slavery in Texas and the U.S. On

June 19, 2022
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