Ukraine crisis


Friday, May 20, 2022
A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China
Navy

China Has Militarized Seafarers Says US Navy Report

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Over the many years of reporting maritime news, the idea that China could militarize its commercial maritime fleet has been

May 20, 2022
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Sovcomflot ship bridge
Shipping

Russian Oil Producers Snap Up Sovcomflot Tankers Shunned By Rest of the World

By Debjit Chakraborty, Julian Lee and Serene Cheong (Bloomberg) — Russian oil producers are starting to book up an increasing number of tankers owned by

May 20, 2022
Total Views: 6274

Defense

Maritime Security Program Cargo Ship Set to Transport Medical and Defense Supplies Towards Ukraine

The ‘Arc Integrity’ is enrolled in the Maritime Administration’s Maritime Security Program (MSP), the maritime readiness program that maintains

May 20, 2022
Total Views: 2896

Monday, May 16, 2022
LNG carrier with letters L N G on side
Shipping

EU Gives Companies Green Light to Keep Buying Russian Gas

By Ewa Krukowska and Alberto Nardelli (Bloomberg) — The European Union said companies can keep buying could keep buying gas without breaching sanctions,

May 16, 2022
Total Views: 1693

wheat bulk ship
Shipping

India’s Surprise Wheat Export Ban Traps 1.8 Million Tonnes at Ports

By Rajendra Jadhav MUMBAI, May 16 (Reuters) – India’s wheat export ban has trapped some 1.8 million tonnes of grain at ports, leaving

May 16, 2022
Total Views: 3328

Navy

Watch: Will The Black Sea Turn Into A Tanker War?

In this episode, of What’s Going On In Shipping, maritime historian Sal Mercogliano discusses how the conflict in the Black Sea between Ukraine and

May 16, 2022
Total Views: 3082

Sunday, May 15, 2022
Defense

Russia Denies Ukraine Forces Damaged Navy Ship In Black Sea

(Reuters) – Russia on Saturday dismissed Ukraine’s claim it had damaged a modern navy logistics ship in the Black Sea and showed photos of what

May 15, 2022
Total Views: 15690

Saturday, May 14, 2022
News

‘Straw Owner’ Hides $1 Billion Worth of Russian Yachts

By Stephanie Baker and Jonathan Browning May 14, 2022 (Bloomberg) –In the race to seize assets tied to sanctioned Russian billionaires, US

May 14, 2022
Total Views: 69607

Ports

Germany Accuses Putin of Provoking the Global Food Crisis

By Iain Rogers, Katharina Rosskopf and Arne Delfs May 14, 2022 (Bloomberg) –German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock accused Russia of deliberately

May 14, 2022
Total Views: 1250

News

Turkish Ship Standing By To Aid In Sea Evacuation For Wounded Ukrainians

By Orhan Coskun, Jonathan Spicer and Can Sezer ISTANBUL, May 14 (Reuters) – NATO member Turkey has proposed carrying out a sea evacuation of wounded

May 14, 2022
Total Views: 2080

Friday, May 13, 2022
Shipping

Western Trade and Transport Sanctions on Russia: Summary

May 13 (Reuters) – The West has imposed an unprecedented package of sanctions on Russia, its top companies and its business and political elite in

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 1205

Shipping

Romanian Port Races Against Clock to Move Ukrainian Grain

By Luiza Ilie CONSTANTA, Romania, May 13 (Reuters) – Pressed into emergency service by the blockade of Ukraine’s seaports by Russian invaders,

May 13, 2022
Total Views: 5973

Thursday, May 12, 2022
tanker at sea
Shipping

 Europe’s Snub of Russian Oil Opens Door for OPEC’s Minor Players

(Bloomberg) — The OPEC nations that have stepped up to replace Russian oil flows to Europe aren’t the giants of the Middle East. Instead, some of the

May 12, 2022
Total Views: 2361

Russian Navy logistics ship Vsevolod Bobrov sails through the Bosphorus Strait
Defense

Ukraine Reportedly Attacks Russian Navy Logistics Ship ‘Vsevolod Bobrov’ in Black Sea

Ukrainian forces have reportedly damaged the Russian Navy logistics support vessel 'Vsevolod Bobrov' in the Black Sea, according to multiple media

May 12, 2022
Total Views: 31392

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Explosion in Ukraine Port
Incidents

Ukraine War – New Marine Insurance Report Studies Impact Of Russian Aggressions On Shipping

The maritime industry’s most anticipated annual report on incidents and casualties – Allianz’s Safety & Shipping Review 2022 – is

May 10, 2022
Total Views: 1484

Monday, May 9, 2022
Shipping

U.S. Sanctions Russian Shipping Companies with Links to the Kremlin

The U.S. Department of State has announced new sanctions against eight maritime-related companies and 69 vessels linked to the Russian govenment. In a

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 1797

Greek PM Mitsotakis
News

Greek Shipowners Kill EU’s Russian Oil Tanker Ban

By Nikos Chrysoloras, Alberto Nardelli and Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg) The European Union is set to soften its sanctions package on Russian oil exports after a

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 106069

grain ship Unity N loading in Romania
News

Ukraine Exported 1 Million Tons Of Grain Last Month Despite War

By Pavel Polityuk (Reuters) Ukraine has sown about 7 million hectares of spring crops so far this year, or 25-30% less than in the corresponding period of

May 9, 2022
Total Views: 2274

Sunday, May 8, 2022
Royal Caribbean ship Wonder Of The Seas
Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Signals Slow Summer Demand In Europe

(Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Group RCL.N on Thursday flagged slow summer demand for European cruises due to the Ukraine crisis,

May 8, 2022
Total Views: 8706

Friday, May 6, 2022
Russian Sailors silhouette Sevastopol
Navy

The Black Sea Is The Next Front In The Ukraine War

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) On the surface, the tiny Ukrainian navy, just 5,000 active-duty sailors and a handful of small coastal boats, appears to

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 4882