Saturday, September 18, 2021
Eric Blackwell sailing in Indonesia
Blog

Stuck Overseas Due To COVID? You Could Sail Thousands Of Miles Home

Tens of thousands of frustrated citizens of nations such as Australia and New Zealand remain stranded overseas and some are starting to sail home.

23 hours ago
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French President Macron visits Calanques National Park
Navy

In Escalation Over Nuclear Submarine Deal, France Recalls Envoys From U.S. And Australia

By John Irish (Reuters) France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after it recalled its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral...

23 hours ago
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Electric Boat Submarine With Tug
Navy

Electric Boat Shipyard Gets Ready To Support Australian Nuclear Submarine Program

By Thomas Black (Bloomberg) The U.S., U.K. and Australia will each begin an 18-month review to identify how best to provide nuclear-submarine capabilities to the Australian Navy as part of a...

24 hours ago
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Successor-class submarine
Navy

BAE Shipyard Wins UK Nuclear Submarine Contract

Britain awarded BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce Holdings 85 million pounds each to work on a new generation of nuclear submarines, a day after announcing a deal to supply such vessels to Australia.

24 hours ago
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Friday, September 17, 2021
Ports

Insight: FMC Taking Actions to Address Demurrage and Detention Charges

(Holland & Knight) – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced on Sept. 15, 2021, that it would move forward with two demurrage-and-detention related initiatives proposed by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye as part...

September 17, 2021
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port of long beach
Ports

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Expand Gate Hours to Alleviate Congestion

With unprecedented congestion at Southern California ports, the ports of Los Angeles and Long beach are taking unprecedented steps to ease the logjam. The ports of Los Angeles and Long...

September 17, 2021
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Friday, September 17, 2021
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Shipping

Maersk Gives Bleak Operations Update Amid Unprecedented Supply Chain Chaos

A.P. Moller-Maersk has painted a bleak picture of global supply chains in an operations update published Friday. The update comes as supply chains are under major stress with historic congestion...

September 17, 2021
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cma cgm james bond scene
Ports

CMA CGM Container Terminal Featured in Seaplane Stunt for New James Bond Flick

CMA CGM’s Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica will serve as the backdrop for an action sequence in the upcoming James Bond flick, No Time To Die. The company’s vessels, CMA...

September 17, 2021
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ship anchorage
Shipbuilding

Vitol Building Two Hybrid Battery-Powered Bunker Tankers Bound for Singapore Harbor

V-Bunkers, the Singaporean bunker arm of Dutch-based Vitol, has placed an order to build two electric-hybrid bunker tankers. V-Bunkers intends to deploy these bunker tankers for harbor operations in Singapore,...

September 17, 2021
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golden ray capsized
Accidents

The Missing Question from the NTSB Report on MV Golden Ray: WHY? 

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. Two years after MV Golden Ray capsized while departing the port of Brunswick, Georgia early in the hours of September 8, 2019, the National Transportation...

September 17, 2021
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port of los angeles and long beach
Shipping

Los Angeles Port Logjam Has Enough Containers to Cross Half the U.S.

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) The number of container ships waiting to enter the biggest U.S. gateway for trade with Asia reached an all-time high of 65 vessels, carrying potential payloads of...

September 17, 2021
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Friday, September 17, 2021
battleship firing main guns
Navy

US Navy Ships Are Too Small To Defend Themselves Says New US Congress Report

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a new study titled Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectiles the US Congress reports the two most important limitations that Navy surface ships currently...

September 17, 2021
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Shipping

‘No Empty Barges’ Cripples US Fertilizer Supply

By Elizabeth Elkin (Bloomberg) Hurricane Ida struck the heart of the U.S. fertilizer industry, and now Storm Nicholas threatens even more damage in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially driving up the...

September 17, 2021
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Iran Sanctions - USCG Tanker Boarding
Defense

Iran O&G Sales Soar Despite U.S. Sanction Efforts At Sea

Iranian fuel and petrochemical exports to China, Africa, and the Taliban have boomed in recent years despite U.S. sanction enforcement efforts at sea.

September 17, 2021
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Hyundai Heavy Ship Construction
Shipbuilding

Hyundai Heavy Industries Stock Jumps On IPO

By Joyce Lee (Reuters) Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shares closed 86% above their initial public offering (IPO) price on their trading debut in South Korea on Friday. The shipbuilder, one of the...

September 17, 2021
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Ports

Southern Louisiana Ports Request Federal Aid for Hurricane Ida Recovery

Southern Louisiana ports have joined together in requesting federal aid to assist recovery from Hurricane Ida, one of the worst storms to hit the Gulf Coast since 2005. While the...

September 16, 2021
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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Cruise Ships

U.S. Senator Murkowski Planning Legislation To Permanently Exempt Alaska Cruises From The Passenger Vessel Services Act

U.S. Senator for Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has announced new legislation to permanently exempt cruises between the Lower 48 and Alaska from the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA). The Passenger...

September 16, 2021
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Ocean Rebellion protest
Environment

NSFW – Ocean Rebellion Attacks IMO Again, And Again, And Again

NSFW Warning: This article contains nudity.

September 16, 2021
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bulk carrier ship
Shipping

Marine Insurers Warn of Liquefaction Risks from Sierra Leone Iron Ore Fines Cargoes

Marine liability insurers are warning bulk carrier owners of increasing liquefaction risk of iron ore fines cargoes from Sierra Leone. In a recent circular to members, the International Group of...

September 16, 2021
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CMA CGM Bianca
Accidents

Downburst Winds Caused CMA CGM Containership to Breakaway in New Orleans: Report

A sudden downburst generating severe, unforecasted winds caused a CMA CGM containership to breakaway from a pier and damage equipment at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal in New Orleans last...

September 16, 2021
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maersk ship
Shipping

Maersk CEO Sees No Sign of Freight Market Easing This Year

COPENHAGEN, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk sees no indication that the current red-hot shipping market will lose steam this year, its chief executive said on Thursday. Maersk lifted...

September 16, 2021
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