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Banana Ships And The Hidden Fees Of Ship Cargo

A cadre of ocean carriers are charging exorbitant, potentially illegal, fees on shipping containers stuck because of congestion at ports. Sellers of furniture, coconut water, even kids’ potties say the...

Saturday, July 2, 2022


Coast Guard Urges Safety During 4th of July Weekend

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is urging all mariners to be safe on the water during the Fourth of July weekend. During the holiday, increased traffic on

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Russian-flagged oil tanker Pegas docked in Greece

Seized Iranian Tanker Towed To Piraeus Port

ATHENS, July 2 (Reuters) – An Iranian-flagged tanker seized by Greece in April, part of whose cargo was confiscated by the United States, was being

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Friday, July 1, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

No Deal in West Coast Port Labor Negotiations as Deadline Passes

Negotiaions for a new labor contract for more than 22,000 dockworkers at U.S. West Coast ports have failed to reach a new agreement by today’s deadline,

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Biden Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan Could Bring Up to 11 Lease Sales

By Ari Natter (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration opened the door to selling new oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska in a

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Oakland A’s Win Key Approval for Waterfront Stadium at Port Site Useful to Shipping

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The Oakland Athletics are one step closer to building a $12 billion ballpark and real estate development at the Port of

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Bulk Carrier Captain and Chief Mate Fined for Leaving Great Barrier Reef Shipping Lanes

The captain and chief mate of a bulk carrier have been fined after pleading guilty to steering the ship through a protected area of the Great Barrier Reef. The

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Austal USA Wins U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Construction Contract Worth Up to $3.3 Billion

Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a contract for the design and construction of up to 11 Offshore Patrol

July 1, 2022
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McAllister Towing’s Captain Brian A. McAllister Dies at 89

Captain Brian A. McAllister, former chairman of U.S. East Coast tug operation McAllister Towing, passed away Wednesday at the age of 89, the company has

July 1, 2022
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Back to the Future? Cargo Giant Cargill Turns to Wind to Cut Carbon

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – In a new take on ancient technology, Cargill, one of the world’s biggest charterers of ships, is to

July 1, 2022
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Ukraine Asks Turkey to Detain Russian-Flagged Ship Carrying Ukrainian Grain

By Jonathan Saul and Jonathan Spicer LONDON/ISTANBUL, July 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine has requested that Turkey detain and arrest the

July 1, 2022
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Friday, July 1, 2022

Analyst Calls Today “Bloody Friday” For Shipping Stocks

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Shipping stocks across the board took heavy hits today in what shipping analyst J.Mintzmyer is calling “Bloody Friday.”

July 1, 2022
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Congress May Give Jones Act Ships Special Port Privileges

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) This week, in the wake of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that President Biden signed into law last month, US Congressmen John

July 1, 2022
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Thursday, June 30, 2022
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CMA CGM and ENGIE to Produce Biomethane Fuel For Shipping in France

PARIS, June 30 (Reuters) – Shipping line CMA CGM and energy group Engie plan to launch biomethane production in France in 2026 as they look to

June 30, 2022
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Drewry: Beginning of the End for Container Shipping’s Bull Run

Container shipping’s pandemic-fueled boom cycle has undoubtedly taken a turn in recent months, but lingering congestion is likely to prevent a swift

June 30, 2022
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Offshore Workers Face Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

Written by Kurt Arnold Tropical Storm Alex, the first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, struck from June 2 through June 5 before being

June 30, 2022
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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Ocean Carriers Blanking Sailings to Mitigate Dip in Demand -Project44

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are resorting to more aggressive blanking strategies to manage a dip in demand, according to the

June 30, 2022
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U.S. Offshore Wind Capacity to Hit Over 6 GW By 2030 -EIA

Developers are currently planning to install more than 6 gigawatts (GW) of offshore offshore wind capacity over the next seven years, with the bulk of the

June 30, 2022
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Key U.S. Ports Brace for Expiration of Dockworker Union Contract

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — A labor contract for 22,000 US West Coast dockworkers is on the verge of expiring, opening the door to strikes,

June 30, 2022
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Sembcorp Marine Delivers World’s First and Long-Awaited 8th Generation Drillship to Transocean

Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) delivered the world’s first 8th generation ultra-deepwater drillship, Deepwater Atlas, about five years

June 30, 2022
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