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Investigators Identify MSC Containership as Having Dragged Anchor Near Broken San Pedro Bay Pipeline in January

Investigators working to identify the cause of the broken pipeline that released oil into San Pedro Bay near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach earlier this month have...

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Maritime Security Incidents

Iranian Supertanker Departs Venezuela In Probable Breach Of U.S. Sanctions

By Marianna Parraga and Deisy Buitrago HOUSTON/CARACAS, Oct 16 (Reuters) – An Iran-flagged supertanker on Saturday was about to set sail from Venezuelan waters carrying 2 million barrels of heavy...

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Navy

U.S. And Canadian Warships Sail Through Taiwan Strait To The Anger Of Beijing

TAIPEI, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A U.S. and a Canadian warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait late last week, the American military said on Sunday, at a time of heightened...

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Ports

Ship Gridlock Stretches Supply Lines Thin

By Kevin Varley (Bloomberg) Global ports are growing more gridlocked as the pandemic era’s supply shocks intensify, threatening to spoil the holiday shopping season, erode corporate profits and drive up...

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Saturday, October 16, 2021
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Ports

South African Port Declares Force Majeure

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 16 (Reuters) – South Africa’s monopoly port operator Transnet late Friday declared a force majeure at its Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, it said in a statement, following a...

12 hours ago
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THE RIG
Interesting

“THE RIG.”, Your Family’s Next Vacation Destination?

Riyadh, KSA-The Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced today the launch of “THE RIG.”, a new tourism project. Inspired by offshore oil platforms, “THE RIG.” will be located in the Arabian...

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Saturday, October 16, 2021
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Piracy

Iranian Navy Fends Off Pirate Attack On Oil Tanker

By Arsalan Shahla (Bloomberg) –An Iranian warship foiled a pirate attack against one of the country’s oil vessels in the Gulf of Aden following a “heavy exchange of fire” early Saturday,...

15 hours ago
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Maritime News

China Locks In US LNG As Energy Prices Escalate

by Chen Aizhu (Reuters) Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with U.S. exporters to secure long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG)supplies, as soaring gas prices and domestic power shortages...

October 16, 2021
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Friday, October 15, 2021
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News

Biden Appoints US Maritime Administrator With Zero Shipping Experience During Worst Shipping Crisis In Decades

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The FAA is headed by a pilot, NASA is headed by an astronaut, the US Marine Corps is headed by a Marine but for the...

October 15, 2021
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Shipping

Shipping Disruptions Seen Keeping Coffee Prices High for Longer

By Marcelo Teixeira NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Disruptions to transportation of coffee around the world, caused by container shortages and port congestion, will likely keep coffee prices high...

October 15, 2021
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Defense

Shipwreck of Famed US Revenue Cutter Bear Located Off Nova Scotia

After decades of searching, researchers from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Coast Guard have located the underwater shipwreck of the former U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear. The wreck...

October 15, 2021
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Friday, October 15, 2021
Shipping

Rising Rates and Capacity Problems for Shippers Frustrated by Skipped Port Calls

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates from Asia to the US have re-gained traction after China’s Golden Week holiday, while rates to Europe appear to have plateaued and could...

October 15, 2021
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Offshore

Ørsted Hires Jan De Nul’s Next-Generation Offshore Installation Vessel for German Wind Projects

Luxembourg-based Jan De Nul Group has been awarded a contract to transport and install monopolies for two offshore wind projects in Germany under development by Danish renewable energy company Ørsted...

October 15, 2021
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Defense

U.S. Navy Disputes Claim that Russia Chased a Destroyer Away From Its Waters

MOSCOW, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Russia said one of its military vessels chased away a U.S. naval destroyer that attempted to violate Russian territorial waters during Russian-Chinese naval drills in...

October 15, 2021
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Ports

Biden’s Port Crisis Plan Seeks Inland Terminals, More Truckers

By Christopher Palmeri (Bloomberg) — Commitments from shippers and cargo owners to move toward around-the-clock unloading at the docks in Los Angeles are a first step to addressing a national supply-chain...

October 15, 2021
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Ports

Congestion Hits Throughput at Port of Long Beach in September

Congestion at the Port of Long Beach hit throughput in September with volumes falling nearly 6% compared to the same month last year. Long Beach, the nation’s second busiest port...

October 15, 2021
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Friday, October 15, 2021
Shipping

Hungry for Fuel, China Looks to US; Europe Eyes Relief Plans

By Chen Aizhu, Jessica Jaganathan and Scott DiSavino Oct 15 (Reuters) – China’s energy crisis deepened on Friday with coal prices hitting a record high as cold weather sweeps in...

October 15, 2021
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Ports

Containership Traffic Jam in Southeast Asia Worst Since April

By Kevin Varley and Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Typhoon Kompasu has resulted in the worst container shipping traffic jam in months, one that now stretches throughout Southeast Asia and may take...

October 15, 2021
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Thursday, October 14, 2021
Shipping

CMA Shipping: The New Order of Things

At the CMA Shipping 2021’s Day 2 session “Driving Change”, the organization’s President- Chris Aversano (who has a day job at information provider Q88) quoted none other than Machiavelli, who...

October 14, 2021
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Ports

Christmas Toy Shortages Loom as Cargo Clogs Major UK Port

By Siddharth Philip and Deirdre Hipwell (Bloomberg) — Sirens blared as cranes lifted containers from the Ever Genius, a ship stretching four times the width of Buckingham Palace along a berth...

October 14, 2021
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Shipping

Maersk Invests in Dutch Start-Up Developing Green Lignin Marine Fuels

A.P. Moller – Maersk has announced a minority investment in a Dutch start-up focused on developing liquid lignin technology which can be used as a marine fuel. Maersk’s investment in...

October 14, 2021
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