Tuesday, January 26, 2021
shipping containers
Ports

Frozen Fish Pileup in China Ripples Across Global Supply Chain

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — A huge pile up of fish cargoes at a Chinese port risks impacting shipments of frozen food across the country and beyond. Hundreds of containers are...

January 26, 2021
Total Views: 4740

Monday, January 25, 2021
carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt USN
Defense

China Admonishes US Navy For South China Sea Carrier Patrol

By Cate Cadell (Reuters) – The United States often sends ships and aircraft into the South China Sea to “flex its muscles” and this is not good for peace, China’s...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 6436

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Navy

US Carrier Group Enters The South China Sea

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas,” the U.S....

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 5231

Friday, January 22, 2021
Defense

China Authorizes Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels if Needed

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) – China passed a law on Friday that for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 3869

Monday, January 18, 2021
Ports

China’s Economy Ends 2020 Upbeat After COVID-19 Shock

By Gabriel Crossley and Kevin Yao BEIJING, Jan 18 (Reuters) – China’s economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter, with growth beating expectations as it ended a rough coronavirus-striken 2020...

January 18, 2021
Total Views: 1150

Ports

Trafigura Wins Rare Bonded Bunker License in China’s Marine Fuel Hub

SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Commodities trader Trafigura has won a licence to supply bonded marine fuel at the port of Zhoushan, China’s top bunker fuel hub, a company spokeswoman...

January 18, 2021
Total Views: 1836

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Shipping

LNG Shipping Rates from U.S. Surge to Record on Asia Buying Boom, Panama Canal Delays

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – The cost of shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States to Asia hit a record high on Tuesday as appetite for the...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 2792

Bohai_Bay,_China
Ports

Sea Ice Slows Ships In North China Ports

By Muyu Xu and Chen Aizhu (Reuters) – Chinese ports and marine safety authorities are on high alert as an expansion of sea ice makes it tougher for ships to berth...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 2521

Monday, January 11, 2021
lng carrier
Ports

Freezing Weather Snarls Asian Port, Sending Energy Prices Soaring

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s coldest winter in decades meant state-owned energy giant Sinopec was desperate to unload heating fuel from a vessel headed to a northern port, yet freezing...

January 11, 2021
Total Views: 1796

Shipping

How China Won Trump’s ‘Easy to Win’ Trade War

By Bloomberg News – U.S. President Donald Trump famously tweeted that “trade wars were good, and easy to win” in 2018 as he began to impose tariffs on about $360 billion of imports from China....

January 11, 2021
Total Views: 3605

Thursday, December 31, 2020
bunkering tanker
News

China Issues New VLSFO Marine Fuel Export Quotas

By Chen Aizhu (Reuters) – China has issued 5 million tonnes of clean marine fuel export quotas in the first release for 2021, to five companies including a private refiner,...

December 31, 2020
Total Views: 4589

Monday, December 21, 2020
hastings bulk carrier coal ships shipping iron ore newcastle
Shipping

Traders at Odds With China Import Ban Keep Coal Cargoes in Limbo

By Aaron Clark, Kevin Varley and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Seafarers stuck for months on vessels carrying Australian coal off China’s coast are trapped between authorities who won’t let them unload...

December 21, 2020
Total Views: 10246

Thursday, December 17, 2020
china navy ships
Defense

U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Issue New Maritime Strategy

The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have today issued a new maritime strategy providing strategic guidance for their plan for facing adversaries at sea over the next decade....

December 17, 2020
Total Views: 13930

Friday, December 11, 2020
cma cgm ship
Shipping

CMA CGM Suspends Cargo Bound for South China Ports in Early 2021

By Tom Daly Dec 11 (Reuters) – CMA-CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping line, has told customers it will not take bookings for cargo due to arrive at ports in southern China...

December 11, 2020
Total Views: 30512

Monday, December 7, 2020
shipping container
Shipping

China’s Exports Surge in Year-End Rush as Pandemic Fuels Demand

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s exports jumped in November by the most since early 2018, pushing its trade surplus to a monthly record high and underlining how global demand for...

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 1215

Thursday, December 3, 2020
bulk ship in egypt
Shipping

China to Allow Australian Coal Cargoes Ashore Despite Ban

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China is set to allow a shipment of Australian coal into the country, according to a person familiar with the matter, despite a ban on such...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 4388

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
An undated image provided in a U.S. Department of Justice complaint for forfeiture released May 9, 2019 shows the North Korean vessel Wise Honest.
Shipping

U.S. Accuses China of Violating North Korea Sanctions; Observed Ships Busting Sanctions 550 Times

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – The United States accused China on Tuesday of “flagrant violation” of its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea and offered...

December 1, 2020
Total Views: 2163

Thursday, November 19, 2020
tanker deck
Shipping

Global Crude Market Finds Support Mainly from China

By Devika Krishna Kumar, Olga Yagova and Noah Browning NEW YORK/MOSCOW/LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – China, the global oil market’s lifeline this year, has stepped up purchases from exporters like...

November 19, 2020
Total Views: 697

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Defense

Japan and Australia Reach Breakthrough Security Pact Over Disputed South China Sea

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Ju-min Park TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Japan and Australia agreed on a breakthrough defense pact on Tuesday allowing reciprocal visits for training and operations, and...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 2863

Friday, November 13, 2020
Maritime News

China Oil Giant Unipec Eyes New Supertankers to Shrink Fuel Glut

By Sharon Cho, Elizabeth Low and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) –China’s biggest refiner is eyeing a creative strategy to help rid Asia of a persistent diesel glut — brand new supertankers...

November 13, 2020
Total Views: 619