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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
A containership docking at the Port of Cape Town

Severe Weather Halts Container Shipping at Cape of Good Hope

Severe weather conditions near the Cape of Good Hope have brought container traffic to a halt this week, according to analysis by LSEG Shipping Research.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024
Drought hit Panama Canal further restricts maximum ship depth

End of El Niño Could Bring Relief for Panama Canal Water Crisis

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an end to El Niño conditions by April-June 2024, with a 79% probability. The

February 8, 2024
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Sunday, September 10, 2023
The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery owned by The Carlyle Group is seen at sunset in Philadelphia. Photo REUTERS/David M. Parrott

Extreme Heat Is Fast Becoming A Threat To Global Fuel Security

By Serene Cheong, Sharon Cho and Yongchang Chin (Bloomberg) –Searing temperatures from Texas to Tokyo over the summer are the latest reminder of a

September 10, 2023
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Saturday, August 19, 2023
A black flag, placed to alert tourists of high waves and riptides which are unsafe for swimming, is pictured at a beach as a security measure by local authorities while the Category 4 Hurricane Hilary rushes toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico August 18, 2023. Photo via REUTERS/Monserrat Zavala

Hurricane Hilary Barrels Towards Baja California Peninsula, Southwest US

MEXICO CITY, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Hurricane Hilary hurtled towards Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Saturday, a U.S. government agency

August 19, 2023
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Friday, August 18, 2023
NWS National Hurricane Center's 9 AM MDT update for Hurricane Hilary, August 18, 2023. Credit: NHC

Hurricane Hilary Intensifies as Storm Charts Path to California

(Bloomberg) — Hurricane Hilary’s winds exploded in strength overnight to reach Category 4 intensity as the rare eastern Pacific storm churned north on

August 18, 2023
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Sunday, July 23, 2023
Heat, War And Export Bans: Global Food Threats Are On the Rise

Heat, War And Export Bans: Global Food Threats Are On the Rise

By Agnieszka de Sousa, Flavia Rotondi and Tarso Veloso (Bloomberg) –As scorching temperatures ravage farms from the US to China, crop

July 23, 2023
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Saturday, July 15, 2023
A map of the world plotted with some of the most significant climate events that occurred during June 2023. (Image credit: NOAA/NCEI)

World Has Hottest June On Record As Ocean Temperatures Soar

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) –The world just had its hottest June ever for land and sea, with ocean temperatures setting new highs for the third

July 15, 2023
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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Colorado State University Now Predicting an Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

Colorado State University Now Predicting an Above-Average Atlantic Hurricane Season

Hurricane researchers at Colorado State University have increased their Atlantic hurricane season forecast, predicting an above-average season in 2023 due to

July 6, 2023
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Thursday, June 8, 2023
El Niño Has Officially Arrived

El Niño Has Officially Arrived

Scientists at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center have confirmed the arrival of the anticipated El Niño. El Niño is a naturally occurring weather phenomenon

June 8, 2023
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Thursday, June 1, 2023
Officials Urge Preparedness as Hurricane Season 2023 Kicks Off

Officials Urge Preparedness as Hurricane Season 2023 Kicks Off

With the start of summer season, also comes the start of hurricane season.  June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season, lasting until the end of

June 1, 2023
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Rhine Ship Traffic

A Warm Winter Reduces LNG Demand And Threatens Inland Shipping In Europe

Europe’s warm and dry winter weather has decreased demand for LNG ships and a lack of snow could lower the spring water levels of major rivers like the

January 11, 2023
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Sunday, January 8, 2023
Coronal mass ejection or CME - NASA

Could An Electrical Pandemic Destroy Shipping?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) As China’s lockdown lifts and the world looks to the future with hope that this marks the final chapter of the worst pandemic

January 8, 2023
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Saturday, December 24, 2022
asia vision lng carrier

Harsh Winter Storm Threatens US LNG Exports

By Stephen Stapczynski (Bloomberg) A winter storm battering huge swaths of the US threatens to temporarily disrupt exports of liquefied natural gas from the

December 24, 2022
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Saturday, December 3, 2022
Even Weak Cyclones Have Grown More Intense

Even Weak Cyclones Have Grown More Intense

by Wei Mei, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Shang-Ping Xie, University of California, San Diego (via TheConversation) Tropical cyclones have

December 3, 2022
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Mediterranean Currents

Record Marine Heatwave Hits Mediterranean Sea

By Laura Millan Lombrana and Eric Roston (Bloomberg) On June 19, a day after thermometers rose to record highs across several parts of Spain and France, a

June 29, 2022
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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Maersk to Share Ocean Weather Observation Data to Help Aid Climate Science

Maersk to Share Ocean Weather Observation Data to Help Aid Climate Science

Seeking to aid climate research and weather forecasts, the world’s now-second largest shipping line will make millions of weather observations covering

January 27, 2022
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Friday, November 26, 2021
U.S. Tankers Begin Delivering Fuel To Flood Ravaged British Columbia

U.S. Tankers Begin Delivering Fuel To Flood Ravaged British Columbia

By Robert Tuttle and Natalie Obiko Pearson (Bloomberg) –British Columbia has begun receiving U.S. fuel supplies by sea to help ease shortages

November 26, 2021
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Sunday, October 24, 2021
La Nina Threatens To Worsen Energy Crisis

La Nina Threatens To Worsen Energy Crisis

By Bloomberg News, Oct 24, 2021 (Bloomberg) – A weather phenomenon that typically delivers harsher winters is on the way and expected to add to

October 24, 2021
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Thursday, October 14, 2021
la nina 2021

Double-Dip La Niña Emerges in Pacific Ocean

A La Niña has developed and will extend through the second winter in a row, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of NOAA’s

October 14, 2021
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Hurricane Ida is seen in this image taken aboard the International Space Station

Storms From Texas to China Set to Worsen Global Ship Logistics Problems

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) Global supply chains already tangled by the pandemic, labor shortages and sustained consumer demand in the U.S. are getting walloped by

September 14, 2021
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