Sunday, July 25, 2021
Indian seafarers ship bridge
Ports

Indian Union Accuses China Of Unofficial Seafarer Ban

Today Indian media reported that Beijing has imposed an unofficial ban on ships crewed by Indian seafarers. The Times of India, which is the largest selling English-language daily newspaper in...

12 hours ago
Total Views: 1401

River Patrol
Maritime Security

Chinese Hackers Stole Hydroacoustic Data From Vietnam

Hackers hid and transmitted “trade secrets and proprietary hydroacoustic data” within digital images of a koala bear. By Prak Chan Thul (Reuters) Buried in a long U.S. indictment accusing China...

14 hours ago
Total Views: 1091

Thursday, July 22, 2021
containers
Shipping

Booming US-China Trade Brushes Off Trump Trade War and Pandemic

By Eric Martin and James Mayger (Bloomberg) — China and the U.S. are shipping goods to each other at the briskest pace in years, making the world’s largest bilateral trade relationship...

July 22, 2021
Total Views: 1539

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
A bunker vessel prepares to supply fuel to Hin Leong's Pu Tuo Shan VLCC supertanker in the waters off Jurong Island in Singapore
Shipping

China Challenges Singapore as Asia’s Top Bunker Supplier

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) Singapore is facing the greatest competition yet to its status as the dominant marine fuel supplier in Asia, with China luring more ships to its shores following...

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 3700

Friday, June 11, 2021
general cargo ship
Ports

China’s Buying So Much Corn Its Ports Are Clogging

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s embarked on a record corn-buying spree this year and some vessels have been delayed for as long as a month outside southern ports because of...

June 11, 2021
Total Views: 8487

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Cargo ship Guangdong Port
Ports

South China Ports in Crisis as Congestion Spreads

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – South China’s port congestion has gone from bad to worse – delays at Yantian are spilling over to nearby Shekou and Nansha. When the bottleneck began over two...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 9014

Monday, June 7, 2021
china port
Shipping

China’s Trade Boom Continues in May

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s exports continued to surge in May, although at a slower pace than the previous month, fueled by strong global demand as more economies around the...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 911

Container Terminal Shenzhen in Guangdong
Shipping

China’s Ocean Imports Grow At Fastest Pace In Decades

by Liangping Gao (Reuters) China’s imports grew at their fastest pace in 10 years in May, fuelled by surging demand for raw materials, although export growth slowed more than expected...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 1215

Thursday, May 27, 2021
general cargo bulk ship
Shipping

China’s Scrutiny of Corn Imports Spurs U.S. Cargo Cancellations

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China is clamping down on some corn imports amid concern that overseas purchases have spiraled out of control, prompting several feed mills to cancel their U.S....

May 27, 2021
Total Views: 19389

Friday, May 7, 2021
COSCO Zhoushan
Shipbuilding

Shipyards in China’s Repair Hub Ban Arrivals from India

By Elizabeth Low and Alfred Cang (Bloomberg) — Shipyards in the Chinese coastal city of Zhoushan have banned vessels that called at or changed crews in India in the last three...

May 7, 2021
Total Views: 5312

Sunday, May 2, 2021
HMS-Queen-Elizabeth_Maiden_Voyage
Navy

Royal Navy Sends A Strong Warning To China

By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) Throughout my U.S. Navy career, I loved to operate at sea with the British Royal Navy. U.K. warships were unfailingly well-handled, manned by crisp communicators, and — when...

May 2, 2021
Total Views: 111626

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Navy

Philippines Tells China To Back Off During Maritime Drills

by Karen Lema (Reuters) China has no business telling the Philippines what it can or cannot do within its waters, Manila’s defense ministry said on Wednesday, rejecting Beijing’s opposition to its...

April 28, 2021
Total Views: 4114

Containerships at Qingdao port, China
Oil Spill

Oil Clean-up Continues Off China’s Qingdao Port

by Shivani Singh (Reuters) – Clean-up work continued on Wednesday near the Chinese port city of Qingdao, a day after a yet-to-be determined quantity of oil spilled into the Yellow...

April 28, 2021
Total Views: 1842

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
China Fishing Vessels On Whitsun Reef,
Navy

Philippines Will Not Confront China’s Maritime Militia

By Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said challenging China in the South China Sea will only lead to violence, and that he will only do so if Beijing drills...

April 20, 2021
Total Views: 6269

Friday, April 9, 2021
hastings bulk carrier coal ships shipping iron ore newcastle
Shipping

China is Paying a High Price for Its Ban on Australian Coal

By Clyde Russell LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 9 (Reuters) – China is paying a high price for its unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia, with the cost of domestic and...

April 9, 2021
Total Views: 52082

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea
Defense

China Targets Taiwan With Carrier Battlegroup Drills

SHANGHAI, April 6 (Reuters) – A Chinese carrier group is exercising near Taiwan and such drills will become regular, China’s navy said late on Monday in a further escalation of tensions near...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 3420

Monday, April 5, 2021
Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Defense

China Tests Biden Administration in South China Sea

By Andreo Calonzo and Philip J. Heijmans (Bloomberg) — Based on the official view from Beijing, the Philippines has no reason to worry about Chinese fishing boats sitting along a disputed...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 2962

cssc Guangzhou Shipyard
Shipbuilding

China State Shipbuilding Discloses $1.5 Billion Newbuild Order for 13 Big Containerships

China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) says it has landed its single-largest containership order valued at over $1.5 billion. CSSC did not disclose the buyer but reports indicate the order was...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 16308

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Shipping

Philippines Says Chinese ‘Militia’ Fleet Has Spread in Disputed Waters

MANILA, March 31 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Chinese vessels believed to be manned by militias in the South China Sea have spread to a wider area, the Philippines said on Wednesday, defying its...

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 3226

Saturday, March 27, 2021
China Fishing Vessels On Whitsun Reef,
Navy

Philippines Sends Fighter Planes To Buzz Chinese Coast Guard

by Karen Lema (Reuters) – The Philippine military is sending light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defense...

March 27, 2021
Total Views: 5153