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Scripps Gets $35M From California To Build A Hydrogen-Powered Research Vessel

California has given Scripps Institute of Oceanography $35 million to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system to replace the aging R/V Robert Gordon...

27 mins ago
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Navy

Putin Touts Navy’s New Hypersonic Nuclear Missiles

By Alex Nicholson (Bloomberg) President Vladimir Putin used a Navy Day parade to deliver his latest reminder of Russia’s military muscle, touting the nation’s hypersonic nuclear weapons at a ceremony in...

30 mins ago
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Ports

Indian Union Accuses China Of Unofficial Seafarer Ban

Today Indian media reported that Beijing has imposed an unofficial ban on ships crewed by Indian seafarers. The Times of India, which is the largest selling English-language daily newspaper in...

2 hours ago
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Navy

Putin Authorizes Attacks On Royal Navy

by Andrey Ostroukh  (Reuters) The Russian navy can detect any enemy and launch an “unpreventable strike” if needed, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday, weeks after a UK warship angered Moscow by...

4 hours ago
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Maritime Security

Chinese Hackers Stole Hydroacoustic Data From Vietnam

Hackers hid and transmitted “trade secrets and proprietary hydroacoustic data” within digital images of a koala bear. By Prak Chan Thul (Reuters) Buried in a long U.S. indictment accusing China...

4 hours ago
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Saturday, July 24, 2021
Weather

Heat, Floods, Fires, & New Shipping Lanes: Blame The Jet Stream

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) Devastating floods destroyed towns in Germany and Belgium. A ruthless heatwave broiled the Western U.S. and Canada. Heavy rains paralyzed a Chinese industrial hub home...

23 hours ago
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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
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Cruise Ships

U.S. Court Reverses Course (Again) On Florida’s Suspension of CDC Cruise Restrictions

By David Shepardson (Reuters) A federal appeals court late on Friday reversed course and let stand a lower court order prohibiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

July 24, 2021
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Friday, July 23, 2021
Finance

It’s About Stimulus Checks Not Ocean Carriers Like Maersk Says White House Source

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Earlier this month, the Biden Administration signed an order cracking down on anti-competitive behavior in the shipping industry. This week a source close to the administration says the...

July 23, 2021
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News

Top Secret Israeli Oil Pipeline To Bypass Suez Canal

By Amy Teibel (Bloomberg) Israel’s new government will reexamine a deal to ship oil from the United Arab Emirates via a top-secret Israeli pipeline bypassing the Suez Canal, the energy minister...

July 23, 2021
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Friday, July 23, 2021
Maritime News

US Takes LNG Export Title From Australia

U.S. shipments of liquefied natural gas exceeded Australia’s for the first time ever. By Josyana Joshua (Bloomberg) Natural gas futures soared to $4 per million British thermal units in the U.S....

July 23, 2021
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Shipping

Global Supply Chains Buckle as Virus Variant and Disasters Strike

By Jonathan Saul, Muyu Xu and Yilei Sun LONDON/BEIJING, July 23 (Reuters) – A new worldwide wave of COVID-19. Natural disasters in China and Germany. A cyber attack targeting key...

July 23, 2021
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Shipping

Russia Shows Renewed Interest in LNG-Powered Icebreakers

By Gleb Stolyarov ST PETERSBURG, July 23 (Reuters) – Russia plans to build its first batch of icebreakers that are powered by liquified natural gas, a top official said on Friday,...

July 23, 2021
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Shipping

COVID Outbreak on Ship Off New Zealand Confirmed as Delta Variant

Crew members of a Marshall Islands-flagged containership are being quarantined on board the ship off New Zealand after testing positive for the highly transmissible Delta strain of COVID-19. The MV...

July 23, 2021
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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
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Friday, July 23, 2021
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Ports

Transnet Identifies Source of IT ‘Disruption’ at South African Container Ports

By Felix Njini (Bloomberg) — Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company, said it had identified the source of the problem that forced the company to halt operations...

July 23, 2021
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Piracy

Nigeria Sentences Pirates to Prison

LAGOS, July 23 (Reuters) – A court in Lagos sentenced 10 men to 12 years in prison on Friday for kidnapping the crew of a Chinese-flagged merchant vessel last year,...

July 23, 2021
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Thursday, July 22, 2021
Shipping

World Health Organization Says Seafarers Should Be Given Priority Access to COVID-19 Vaccination

The World Health Organization has included seafarers among groups of transportation workers that should be given priority access to COVID-19 vaccinations in instances of limited supplies. The WHO’s updated guidance...

July 22, 2021
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Offshore

New Jersey Amps Up Fight Against Beachside Towns Opposed to Offshore Wind

By Josh Saul and William Mathis (Bloomberg) — Offshore wind farm developers are finding one more thing in common with the fossil fuel industry: community backlash on both sides of the...

July 22, 2021
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Ports

Union Pacific to Resume Rail Service from West Coast Ports On Schedule

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (Reuters) – Union Pacific Corp container shipments from U.S. West Coast seaports to one of the railroad’s major hubs in Chicago will restart early next week...

July 22, 2021
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