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: 5090

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: 105309

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: 4078

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: 1792

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: 6233

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: 51859

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: 3406

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: 2939

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: 16205

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: 3207

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: 5124

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Defense

Philippines Protests ‘Threatening Presence’ of Chinese Vessels in Disputed South China Sea Waters

MANILA, March 22 (Reuters) – The Philippines complained to China on Monday about what it described as the “swarming and threatening presence” of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the...

March 23, 2021
Total Views: 2522

Monday, March 22, 2021
Chinese militia vessels anchored on reef
Navy

Philippines Protests EEZ Invasion By China’s Maritime Militia

Karen Lema (Reuters) – The Philippines complained to China on Monday about what it described as the “swarming and threatening presence” of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South...

March 22, 2021
Total Views: 3534

Sunday, March 21, 2021
bunkering tanker
News

China’s VLSFO Bunker Exports Soar 93%

by Muyu Xu and Emily Chow (Reuters) – China’s exports of clean marine fuel in the first two months of 2021 nearly doubled from the same period last year, when...

March 21, 2021
Total Views: 948

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Katherine Tai nomination hearing
Shipping

Senate Unanimously Confirms Tai as U.S. Trade Representative

(Bloomberg) — Katherine Tai easily won Senate confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative, putting the former congressional staffer at the center of thorny decisions on enforcement and tariffs that President Joe...

March 17, 2021
Total Views: 1027

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Yangtze-river-boat
Maritime News

China To Crackdown On Illegal Yangtze River Sand Dredging

by David Stanway (Reuters) – China has launched a crackdown on illegal sand mining (dredging for sand used in construction) operations on the Yangtze river, which have affected shipping routes....

March 16, 2021
Total Views: 2396

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Shipping

Ship Waits 269 Days to Unload Australian Coal in China

By Aaron Clark and Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) — A ship that waited nine months is among a handful of vessels that China has let unload their cargoes of Australian coal, a...

March 10, 2021
Total Views: 5869

Monday, March 8, 2021
tanker
Shipping

Three Ships Carrying U.S. Ethanol Headed to China -Sources

By Stephanie Kelly NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) – Three ships carrying ethanol were heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast, three trade sources told Reuters on Monday, a...

March 8, 2021
Total Views: 7962

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Offshore

New Offshore Wind Foundation Installation Vessel ‘Alfa Lift’ Launched in China

The new offshore wind foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift has been floated out of dry dock at the China Merchants Heavy Industries (CMHI) shipyard where the semi-submersible is under construction...

March 2, 2021
Total Views: 4090

Monday, February 22, 2021
Defense

U.S. Concerned China’s New Coast Guard Law Could Escalate Maritime Disputes

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 2601