Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Katherine Tai nomination hearing
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Biden Trade Chief Pledges to Build Off Trump’s China Agreement

By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden’s chief trade negotiator pledged to build off the deal with China reached under Donald Trump and said that tariff removal will depend on...

May 5, 2021
Total Views: 1148

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Offshore

U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Ban in Arctic, Atlantic

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 13 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Tuesday confirmed bans on offshore oil leasing in most federal Arctic waters and in the Atlantic after...

April 14, 2021
Total Views: 1986

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Offshore

Lawsuit Sheds Light on Serious Drillship Incident in Gulf of Mexico During 2020’s Hurricane Zeta

A former senior engineer on board a Transocean drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico has filed a civil lawsuit alleging the offshore drilling contractor and its business partners put...

April 13, 2021
Total Views: 13815

Thursday, March 4, 2021
News

U.S. DOJ Declined to Investigate Trump Transporation Secretary Chao After Criminal Referral Alleging Misuse of Office

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department declined to investigate or prosecute then-Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after the inspector general’s office referred allegations of potential...

March 4, 2021
Total Views: 2900

Monday, January 11, 2021
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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: 3747

Monday, January 4, 2021
Defense

U.S. Senate Backs Key Defense Bill, Overriding Trump Veto

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) said the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 6395) includes the most consequential maritime legislation enacted in years. One key provision confirms that all U.S....

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 1323

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Defense

Trump Vetoes Major Defense Bill Despite Backing in Congress

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed a $740-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense on Wednesday, despite its strong support in...

December 23, 2020
Total Views: 3529

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Shipping

U.S. Targets North Korea Coal Shipments with New Sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The United States has blacklisted six companies, including several based in China, and four ships accused of illicit exports of North Korean coal, the Treasury...

December 8, 2020
Total Views: 1635

Friday, December 4, 2020
offshore oil rig
Offshore

Trump Administration Encourages Offshore Drilling in Final Energy Push

By Jessica Resnick-Ault NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement, which overseas offshore oil and gas production, said it will consider lower royalty payments for...

December 4, 2020
Total Views: 1390

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Shipping

Trump Admin Rule Eliminates Environmental Reviews of LNG Marine Transport

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday issued a rule to exclude environmental reviews for marine transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG), as the Trump...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 5822

Shipping

Have You Heard the One About North Korean Boats Delivering Ballots to Maine?

It’s been trending all day on Twitter. Apparently President Tump’s former adviser Roger Stone made the wild claim in an interview on The Alex Jones Show. Newsweek has the quote: “I just...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 8418

Thursday, November 19, 2020
kulluk aground
Offshore

Trump Administration Moves to Loosen Safety Rules for Arctic Offshore Drilling

Nov 19 (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for...

November 19, 2020
Total Views: 3238

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
offshore oil rig
Offshore

Final Offshore Lease Under Trump Shows GoM’s ‘Long Future’

By Nichola Groom Nov 18 (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s final sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico generated nearly $121 million in high bids on...

November 18, 2020
Total Views: 1026

Monday, November 9, 2020
Maritime News

European Union Hits U.S. with Retaliatory Tariffs on $4 Billion Worth of Goods

By Philip Blenkinsop and Michael Nienaber BRUSSELS/BERLIN, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The European Union will impose tariffs on up to $4 billion of U.S. imports in retaliation for U.S. subsidies...

November 9, 2020
Total Views: 124

Monday, November 2, 2020
Maritime News

Trump Changed How the U.S. Trades, But Not Necessarily as Intended – Graphs

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy torched a 70-year consensus on trade liberalization, drew a harder line against China’s state-driven economic model and...

November 2, 2020
Total Views: 178

Friday, October 30, 2020
tanker
Maritime News

Iran Likens U.S. to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

DUBAI, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Iran accused the United States on Friday of acting like the “Pirates of the Caribbean” after Washington said it had sold off Iranian crude oil...

October 30, 2020
Total Views: 56

Monday, October 26, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Issues Fresh Sanctions Targeting Iranian Oil

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s oil sector, including the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, in Washington’s latest move...

October 26, 2020
Total Views: 52

Friday, October 23, 2020
u.s. coast guard
Maritime News

National Security Adviser O’Brien: U.S. Evaluating Basing Coast Guard Cutters in Western Pacific

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. national security adviser said on Friday the U.S Coast Guard was basing Enhanced Response Cutters in the western Pacific for...

October 23, 2020
Total Views: 68

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Offshore

Lawsuit Claims Trump Admin Offshore Drilling Analysis Violates Endangered Species Act

By Christopher Yasiejko (Bloomberg) –The Trump administration was sued by several environmental groups that claim it has violated the Endangered Species Act with a long-awaited assessment of the harm that...

October 21, 2020
Total Views: 42

Monday, September 28, 2020
offshore wind farm under construction
Maritime News

Trump’s Offshore Oil Ban to Halt Coastal Wind Farms Too

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) –President Donald Trump’s decision to rule out energy development along the coasts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas will bar not just offshore oil and...

September 28, 2020
Total Views: 84