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Saturday, January 15, 2022
Ports

Port of Antwerp Sees A Rise In Container Ship Traffic In January

By Kevin Varley (Bloomberg)–Port congestion was rising in Western Europe early Friday as the combined anchorage areas for Antwerp-Zeebrugge saw the

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Environment

Why The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai Eruption Was So Violent

By Shane Cronin (Conversation) The Kingdom of Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of an underwater volcano on January 15 has

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USCG

Coast Guard Sets Modified Port Condition Zulu For The Port Of Virginia As Winter Storm Izzy Approaches

PORTSMOUTH, VA– The Captain of the Port set modified Port Condition Zulu for the coastal waters of Virginia from Cape Charles Light south to the

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Ports

Unattended Cargo Containers Are Easy Targets For Looters

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) –As many Americans worry about empty shelves and delayed packages, looters are taking advantage of the inflow of

15 hours ago
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Environment

Massive Tonga Volcano Eruption Triggers Pacific Tsunami

By Jahnavi Nidumolu and Renju Jose Jan 15 (Reuters) – An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning for

17 hours ago
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Environment

Ecuador Expands Galapagos Islands Marine Protected Area

By Alexandra Valencia (Reuters) Ecuador on Friday created a new marine reserve around its pristine Galapagos Islands — whose rich biodiversity inspired

19 hours ago
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Friday, January 14, 2022
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Offshore

Equinor and BP Finalize Contracts With New York State for Major Offshore Wind Projects

Equinor and BP on Friday announced they have finalized the Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

January 14, 2022
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Cruise Ships

FMC Issues Final Report on COVID-19’s Impact on Cruise Industry

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Louis E. Sola issued his final report Friday from the FMC’s fact finding investigation into COVID-19

January 14, 2022
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Shipping

U.S. Holiday Sales Endure Supply Chain Snags

Jan 14 (Reuters) – U.S. holiday sales in 2021 came in at a better-than-expected $886.7 billion, boosted by customers returning to stores and splurging

January 14, 2022
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Offshore

Biden Administration Advances Offshore Wind Planning in Gulf of Mexico

With offshore wind headlines this week focusing on the “historic” lease sale off New York and New Jersey, the Department of Interior’s Bureau

January 14, 2022
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Ports

Port of Los Angeles Extends Dwell Fee Threat for Ocean Carriers

Southern California’s Port of Los Angeles has extended its container dwell fee program threatening ocean carriers with steep daily fees for import

January 14, 2022
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Friday, January 14, 2022
Shipping

Indonesia Allows 37 Ships to Leave as Coal Export Ban Eased

By Fransiska Nangoy and Bernadette Christina JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia said on Thursday it would allow 37 vessels loaded with coal to depart, in the

January 14, 2022
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Piracy

Maritime Piracy Worldwide Falls to Lowest Level in Decades, But Caution Urged

Incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached the lowest recorded level since 1994, according to ICC International Maritime Bureau’s

January 14, 2022
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Shipping

Maersk Q4 Beats Expectations as Freight Rates Jump 80%

A.P. Moller – Maersk says preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2021 beat expectations. Revenue during the final three months of last year came

January 14, 2022
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Environment

Weeks After Victory Over Shell, Offshore Activists Target Another Oil Exploration Project in South African Waters

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) Just weeks after Royal Dutch Shell Plc was forced by a court to suspend a seismic survey seeking hydrocarbons in South African

January 14, 2022
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News

Diesel Tankers Depart Europe For Freezing U.S. East Coast

By Prejula Prem (Bloomberg) European refiners are planning to send more diesel than usual to the U.S., where inventories of the fuel are low and a cold snap

January 14, 2022
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Friday, January 14, 2022
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Shipping

European LNG Shortage Pulls More Tankers Away From Asia

By Sergio Chapa (Bloomberg) Higher natural gas prices and lower shipping rates are increasing the draw of U.S. liquefied natural gas cargoes to Europe over

January 14, 2022
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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Cruise Ships

MV Werften Insolvency Administrator Seeks Back Pay for Workers, Completion of Global Dream Cruise Ship

A court appointed insolvency administrator for German shipbuilder MV Werften is working on getting all 2,000 employees paid their December wages asap and will

January 13, 2022
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Environment

Korean Shipbuilder Sees Hydrogen Shipping Ready by 2025

By Jonathan Saul and Heekyong Yang LONDON/SEOUL, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) expects to have

January 13, 2022
Total Views: 1390

Environment

Ørsted Invests in Swedish E-Methanol Project to Help Decarbonize Shipping

Danish power company Ørsted has announced plans to acquire a minority stake in what could become one of the world’s first large-scale e-methanol

January 13, 2022
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Shipping

Older Containerships Enjoying Busy Year Ahead of New Emission Rules

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Continued strong demand for container tonnage has resulted in many sizes now being totally ‘sold out’ and their

January 13, 2022
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