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Sunday, August 7, 2022
Shipping

Four More Cargo Ships Sail From Ukraine

KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Four more ships carrying almost 170,000 tonnes of corn and other foodstuffs

13 hours ago
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Fire Incidents

Cuba Gets Help From Mexico, Venezuela To Fight Port Fire

By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta HAVANA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Cuba sought on Sunday to bring under control a fire at its main oil storage facility

13 hours ago
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Offshore

Karpowership Appeal Fails In Blow to South Africa Power Supply

By Antony Sguazzin Aug 7, 2022 (Bloomberg) –Karpowership, the Turkish company seeking to supply more than 1,200 megawatts of power to South Africa,

17 hours ago
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Shipping

First Ukraine Ship Under Grain Deal Will Not Dock In Lebanon On Time 

BEIRUT, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The first grain ship to leave a Ukrainian port under a deal brokered last month will not arrive in Lebanon on Sunday as

18 hours ago
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Offbeat

The Most Expensive Meal in the Hamptons Is a $30,000 Dinner Cruise

By Kristen Shirley (Bloomberg) –It takes a lot to make waves in the Hamptons, but Dom Pérignon has raised the bar on yacht charters out East this

19 hours ago
Total Views: 800

Saturday, August 6, 2022
Maritime Security

Chinese And Taiwanese Warships Eye Each Other As Drills Come To An End

By Yimou Lee and David Brunnstrom TAIPEI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Chinese and Taiwanese warships played high-seas “cat and mouse” on

August 6, 2022
Total Views: 1152

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Saturday, August 6, 2022
NOAA

Below-Average Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Measured

NOAA–Today, NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and

August 6, 2022
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Ports

UK’s Biggest Container Port To Be Hit By Eight Days of Strikes

By Siddharth Philip and Katie Linsell (Bloomberg) –Almost 2,000 dock workers at Britain’s biggest container ship port plan to strike for eight days

August 6, 2022
Total Views: 2465

Shipping

Ukraine’s Grain Corridors Still Need Ships to Ease Food Crisis

By Aine Quinn, Ann Koh and Vivian Iroanya Aug 6, 2022 (Bloomberg) –Ukraine’s first shipments of grain since being invaded by Russia are a

August 6, 2022
Total Views: 708

Maritime Security

Taiwan Claims Chinese Warships Simulated Attacks On U.S. And Japanese Warships

By Yimou Lee and David Brunnstrom TAIPEI, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Taiwan officials said Chinese aircraft and warships rehearsed an attack on the

August 6, 2022
Total Views: 1677

Friday, August 5, 2022
Accidents

Expedition Cruise Ship Grounds in Norway During Shipyard Return

An expeditionary cruise ship belonging to Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten ran aground and was later refloated in a western Norwegian fjord north of Bergen on

August 5, 2022
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Friday, August 5, 2022
Shipping

Traders Seeking Buyers for Discounted Ukrainian Grain Cargoes Coming to Market

By Michael Hogan HAMBURG, Aug 5 (Reuters) – International and local traders started to offer more Ukrainian-origin grain for sale on Friday as news of

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 1676

Freeport LNG Ship Terminal Texas
Shipping

Freeport LNG Set to Restore Production at Key LNG Export Facility in October, Earlier Than Anticipated

Freeport LNG says it is confident it can restart LNG exports from its Gulf Coast plant on time in October after reaching an agreement with regulators to resume

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 1774

Shipping

Tidewater Confirms ‘Inflection Point’ in Offshore Support Vessel Market

Houston-based Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW), owner and operators of the world’s largest fleet of offshore support vessels, says this year has marked an

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 3424

container shipping
Environment

Containership Charter Market Could See New Spike as Ships Slow Down for New Emissions Regulations

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The containership charter market could see a new spike this year, as liner operators look to redesign their networks to

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 1516

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Shipping

U.S. Allocates $172 Million to Improve Ferry Services

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has announced more than $172 million in funding to help improve ferry services in 35

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 1135

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Friday, August 5, 2022
Smoke rises from a hold in the cargo ship Kota Bahagia in Napier Port, New Zealand.
Accidents

Hot Work Led to 7-Day Blaze on Cargo Ship in New Zealand -Accident Report

Hot work has been identified as the source of a seven-day blaze on board a cargo ship in New Zealand in December 2020. New Zealand’s Transport Accident

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 2095

Project cargo is unloaded from a ship in port.
Shipping

Maersk Adds to Project Cargo Capability with New Acquisition

Maersk is extending its streak of acquisitions with an agreement to acquire a Denmark-based project cargo specialist. A.P. Moller – Maersk will acquire

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 2085

Shipping

Ukraine Seeks To Extend Shipping Deal Beyond Grain

By Daren Butler and Pavel Polityuk (Reuters) – Three-grain ships left Ukrainian ports on Friday while the first inbound cargo vessel since

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 408

Ports

Dockworker Union Plans Strike At UK’s Biggest Container Port

By Siddharth Philip (Bloomberg) Almost 2,000 dock workers at Felixstowe, Britain’s biggest container ship port, will strike for eight days later this month

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 1069

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Navy

Ships Avoid Taiwan’s Ports During China Navy Drills

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) China’s military exercises are making ships think twice about heading into one of Taiwan’s most important ports, creating

August 5, 2022
Total Views: 1571