Monday, March 8, 2021
Cruise Ships

Alaska Senators Propose Passenger Vessel Services Act Waiver to Save State’s Cruise Tourism

Alaskan Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation to help the Alaskan tourism industry by providing a waiver of Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) restrictions for cruise...

3 hours ago
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Hot Market Quadruples Prices for Used Containerships

By Alaric Nightingale (Bloomberg) — Flip this ship. A variation on that buy-low, sell-high strategy is exactly what some container shipowners are opting to do, capitalizing on a hot ocean freight...

March 3, 2021
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Cruise Ships

Round-the-World Cruises Selling Out More Than a Year in Advance

By Fran Golden (Bloomberg) — After a year of isolation and lockdowns, four months on a ship is looking pretty good to cruise super fans. The Covid-19 pandemic was raging in July when Viking...

March 2, 2021
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Global Cargo Traffic Jam Could Last to 2022

By Thomas Black (Bloomberg) — A cargo traffic jam on the world’s roads, seas and air corridors could easily continue into next year, continuing to increase shipping costs, according to the...

March 2, 2021
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U.S. Imports at Full Speed Show Uneven Global Recovery Pace

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — A surge of imports into the U.S. economy shows little sign of slowing down, clogging American ports and highlighting ways the pandemic is still causing imbalances...

March 2, 2021
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Friday, February 26, 2021

U.S. Navy Reports COVID-19 Outbreaks on Two Bahrain-Based Ships

The U.S. Navy is responding to COVID-19 outbreaks aboard two of its ships based in Bahrain. In a statement, the U.S. 5th Fleet said about a dozen service members aboard...

February 26, 2021
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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International Chamber of Shipping Says Tackling Trade Protectionism Can Lift Post-Covid GDP

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Governments must look again at eliminating practices that hinder trade if they want to fire an economic recovery once Covid-19 has been tackled, according to new...

February 24, 2021
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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Royal Caribbean Shares Soar As Bookings Rise On Vaccination News

by Praveen Paramasivam  (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group said on Monday it was seeing an uptick in future bookings, following a disastrous year for the cruise operator, as travel enthusiasts...

February 23, 2021
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Monday, February 22, 2021
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean’s Quarterly Loss Cruises Past $1 Billion

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group lost $1 billion-plus in the fourth quarter as the coronavirus crisis kept its cruise ships ashore, but pointed to strong booking trends for...

February 22, 2021
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to Issue Demand Orders to Ocean Carriers and Terminal Operators on Detention & Demurrage Practices

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is ordering ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to supply information to determine if legal obligations related to detention and demurrage practices are being met...

February 17, 2021
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

America’s Largest Port Starts COVID-19 Vaccinations

(gCaptain editorial note: Did I miss publishing the fucking news from ports about vaccinating mariners so they can go the fuck home? Admiral Schultz, USCG… do you have any information...

February 16, 2021
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Monday, February 15, 2021
Cruise Ships

Opinion: The Love Boat, American Style!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – The recent announcement by the Canadian government to suspend all cruise ship visits until February 2022 due to COVID-19 will have a detrimental impact...

February 15, 2021
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Vaccinations Start for Dockworkers at Nation’s Busiest Port Complex

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, Feb 12 (Reuters) – About 800 longshoremen from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday got the first COVID-19 vaccinations for dockworkers...

February 15, 2021
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Urges Freight ‘Silos’ to Unite in Crisis

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Companies that violate U.S. supply-chain rules around inundated American ports may be penalized, according to a key maritime regulator in Washington who is pushing the fragmented...

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 2461

Monday, February 8, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard to Enforce Mask Requirement on Commercial Vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) reminding all people traveling on commercial vessels to wear a mask in accordance with a recent White House...

February 8, 2021
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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Captain Livingstone: Guns, Germs, and Steel

The 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs and Steel, written by UCLA Professor Jared Diamond, is a fascinating read covering 13,000 years of human history and a seemingly apropos header...

February 3, 2021
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COVID19 – Cruise Fanatics Fight To Become Shipboard Guinea Pigs

by Fran Golden (Bloomberg) When Royal Caribbean announced it was looking for volunteers to help test its post-pandemic health and safety protocols, Melody Wiggins was among the first to sign...

February 3, 2021
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Lake Constance Excursion Boat Repurposed as Vaccine ‘Shot Ship’

By John Miller ROMANSHORN, Switzerland, Feb 2 (Reuters) – An 89-year-old passenger ship, out of commission due to the coronavirus pandemic, was re-purposed on Tuesday as a COVID-19 vaccination center...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 1596

Monday, February 1, 2021

FMC Urges Biden Administration to Expedite Vaccinations for Nation’s Dockworkers

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – Federal Maritime Commissioners Carl Bentzel and Daniel Maffei have written to US president Joe Biden urging his new administration to classify the country’s dockers and...

February 1, 2021
Total Views: 961

Monday, January 25, 2021

Shipping’s Container Crunch Showing Signs of Easing

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — A global shortage of shipping containers that’s sent ocean freight rates skyrocketing shows signs of easing, according to an index that tracks the steel boxes used...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 5304