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Weather-Related Maritime Disasters: Can Mother Nature Be Blamed for Lost Vessels & Lives?

Weather is a constant risk at sea, and wind is the driving force behind it. Wind generates waves and ocean swells. When wind flows over warm ocean water, it

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
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Happy National Maritime Day!

Happy National Maritime Day! National Maritime Day dates back to a joint resolution approved by Congress on May 20, 1933 designating May 22 of each year as

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Shipping

Poland Interested In Trans-Shipping LNG Through Portugal

WARSAW, May 20 (Reuters) – Poland would be interested in cooperating with Portugal on potential LNG trans-shipping, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki

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Maritime News

Looking Back to Move Forward: Celebrating Women Mariners on National Maritime Day

In a year in which much attention is rightly being paid to improving the shipboard workplace environment for women, it’s easy to lose sight of the many

May 22, 2022
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Saturday, May 21, 2022
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Coffee Shipped by Sailboats In Efforts To Distrupt The Heavy Ships’ Command Of The High Seas

By Irina Anghel and Eamon Akil Farhat May 21, 2022,(Bloomberg) –There’s never been a more dreamy way to have your coffee delivered than a sailboat

May 21, 2022
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Defense

Biden, S.Korea’s Yoon Vow To Deter N.Korea With Bigger Drills And More Weapons

By Trevor Hunnicutt, Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart agreed on

May 21, 2022
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Saturday, May 21, 2022
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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 21, 2022
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Russia Stops Gas Supply To Finland Over Refusal To Pay In Rubles

By Kati Pohjanpalo (Bloomberg) –Russia has cut Finland off from its natural gas supplies as relations between the two neighbors sour over the Nordic

May 21, 2022
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Suez Canal Revenues Set To Reach $7 Billion By End Of Fiscal Year 

CAIRO May 21 (Reuters) – Egypt expects the Suez Canal’s revenues to reach about $7 billion by the end of the current fiscal year, finance

May 21, 2022
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Shipping

New LNG Deal Will Allow Finland, Estonia to End Russian Gas Imports

By Sergio Chapa (Bloomberg) —Excelerate Energy Inc. signed a 10-year deal to move a ship that stores liquefied natural gas to Finland, allowing the

May 21, 2022
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Friday, May 20, 2022
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Shipping

Great Lakes Shipping Sees Strong Start to the Season Led by Grain Exports

Shipping on the Great Lakes has kicked off with a bang this season as ports in the region step up to fill the global void of grain caused by

May 20, 2022
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Friday, May 20, 2022
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Container Shipping Earned ‘Mind-Bending’ $59.3 Billion Quarterly Profit -McCown

Ocean carriers raked in a “mind-bending” $59.3 billion profit in the first quarter of the year—the highest quarterly earnings in container

May 20, 2022
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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
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Shipping

China Quietly Ramping Up Purchases of Cheap Russian Oil

By Chen Aizhu and Florence Tan SINGAPORE, May 20 (Reuters) – China is quietly ramping up purchases of oil from Russia at bargain prices,

May 20, 2022
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Shipping

Breakbulk Europe: Uncertainty Surrounding Future Fuels

By Ira Breskin ROTTERDAM—There is no clearly optimal marine fuel to power the current and future generation of cargo vessels, speakers said Thursday here at

May 20, 2022
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Shipping

Carriers’ Blank Sailings Check Rates Decline as Regulators Watch On

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The ‘drip-drip’ erosion of container spot rates on the transpacific and Asia-Europe tradelanes since the Chinese

May 20, 2022
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Friday, May 20, 2022
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Shipping

Former-Banker Turned Shipping Magnate Rides Pandemic Shipping Boom to $19 Billion Fortune

By Ben Stupples (Bloomberg) — Gianluigi Aponte left a job in finance to focus on shipping. Now, decades later, he has one of the world’s biggest

May 20, 2022
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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
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Thursday, May 19, 2022
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Shipping

More Russian Oil Heading East Squeezes Iranian Crude Sales to China

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, Florence Tan and Chen Aizhu LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Iran’s crude exports to China have fallen sharply since the

May 19, 2022
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Accidents

Coast Guard Safety Alert Addresses Water and Contaminants in Marine Fuel Systems

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning vessel owners and operators of the hazards associated with water and other contaminants in marine fuel systems. The Coast

May 19, 2022
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Shipping

NOAA Requests Proposals for the Design and Construction of New Ocean Survey Ships

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking proposals from U.S. shipbuilders for the design and construction of two new ocean

May 19, 2022
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