Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Ports

Ports Face The Biggest Crisis In 65 Years

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Ports have taken center stage during COVID-19. While countless airports, roads, and trains ground to a halt during the peak of the pandemic last year, authorities...

August 11, 2021
Total Views: 6444

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Tower Bridge River Thames
Ports

London Invests In Short Sea Distribution

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) Cathryn Spain spends most of her workdays motoring up and down the River Thames, a senior harbor master making sure goods flow through the Port of London without...

July 31, 2021
Total Views: 2647

Saturday, July 24, 2021
United Shipbuilding Corporation CEO Alexei Rakhmanov.
Maritime News

Putin Reviews New Short Sea Shipping Plans To Bypass Suez Canal

This week Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the country’s shipbuilding executives to review plans to prioritize short sea shipping with the hope of bypassing the Suez Canal. “We are...

July 24, 2021
Total Views: 5055

Friday, July 23, 2021
nuclear icebreaker convoy
Shipping

Russia’s Rosatom and DP World Team Up to Develop Arctic Shipping Route

Russia’s state-run nuclear energy company Rosatom and Dubai-based logistics firm DP World have agreed to establish a joint venture to develop the Northern Sea Route as a viable shipping route...

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1225

Monday, May 24, 2021
Shipping

MARAD Announces Nearly $11 Million in Grants for America’s Marine Highways

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced today the availability of grants providing $10,819,000 in funding for the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The nation’s marine highways are...

May 24, 2021
Total Views: 2506

Sunday, March 28, 2021
New York Mega Containership
Blog

New York’s Ever Given Crisis Is Bigger Than Egypt’s But Buttigieg Sits Silent

The cost of the mega containership Ever Given blocking Suez Canal traffic exceeds $9B a day but the cost of bringing these ships into poor and highly populated cities like...

March 28, 2021
Total Views: 36830

Monday, March 8, 2021
Shipbuilding

Has the Time Come to Rethink Shipping and Ship Design?

By Captain Laura Kovary – Almost every global supply chain has been affected during the Covid-19 pandemic with high demand for some products, delays caused by both truck and longshore...

March 8, 2021
Total Views: 9203

Friday, January 24, 2020
Short Sea Forestry Vessel
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä To Help Build New LNG Short Sea Shipping Vessels

Wärtsilä will supply all the main equipment for the first LNG fuelled short-sea Ro-Lo (roll-on, lift-off) vessels to be operated by Finland based Bore for the transportation of  paper products...

January 24, 2020
Total Views: 61

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
SSEADIS
Environment

Short Sea Distribution, New York’s $40+ Million Shipping Prize

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) A perfect storm of new challenges and spiraling cost for truck drivers in New York City has resulted in a tsunami of political support for Short Sea...

April 30, 2019
Total Views: 821

Friday, February 8, 2019
Hagland Captain power conversion
Environment

Wärtsilä to Convert Short Sea Cargo Ship to Battery Power

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to provide a hybrid battery system in the world’s first conversion of a short sea cargo ship to electric power. Wärtsilä said...

February 8, 2019
Total Views: 26

Friday, September 28, 2018
Short Sea Shipping In Germany
Blog

After Decades Of Failure I Am Confident Short Sea Shipping Will Return To The USA. Here’s Why.

  Today’s episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast was recorded in the wake of the Blue Highway Conference hosted by SUNY Maritime College.  We report on major work being done...

September 28, 2018
Total Views: 30

Monday, June 22, 2015
Maritime News

Odfjell Exits European Short Sea Market

  Norway-based chemical tanker owner Odfjell SE has exited the European regional trade with the sale of three vessels to an unnamed buyer. In a statement posted to its website,...

June 22, 2015
Total Views: 5

Thursday, March 6, 2014
ship emissions
News

Shipping Execs: EPA’s Low-Sulphur Fuel Rule Will Hurt The Environment and Short Sea Shipping

Shipping industry leaders told Members of Congress on Tuesday that higher fuel costs associated with upcoming low-sulphur fuel limits in North American Emission Control Areas could actually hurt the environment and the economy.

March 6, 2014
Total Views: 7

Saturday, March 14, 2009
Uncategorized

Short Sea Shipping Interview – MAIS 34

This week John interviews Stas Magaronis, President of Santa Maria Shipowning and Trading about green and short sea shipping and the marine highway. Music: Radioghost by Norwegian Recycling from Mashuptown.com...

March 14, 2009
Total Views: 5