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Saturday, June 22, 2024
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Navy

Stavridis: Red Sea Response Is Anemic And Indecisive

According to Admiral Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, the Western response to the Red Sea conflict has been “anemic, indecisive, and

22 hours ago
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Navy

Book Review – Mahan And The Money Of Seapower

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Alfred Thayer Mahan’s importance and strength lie in his groundbreaking ideas on sea power and its crucial role in national

June 22, 2024
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Friday, June 21, 2024
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Shipping

Singapore Port Logjam Lingers as Container Ships Keep Piling In

By Yongchang Chin (Bloomberg) — The logjam that’s been plaguing Singapore’s container port is bringing forward this year’s peak season for the

June 21, 2024
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FILE PHOTO: An ARC ship at the Port of Baltimore. Credit: Gail Heaton / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

ARC Resumes Regular Operations at the Port of Baltimore

The American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC), a leading U.S.-flag roll-on/roll-off carrier and logistics provider for the U.S. Government, has resumed regular

June 21, 2024
Total Views: 967

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Defense

Fending Off Houthis Requires Double the Fleet, EU Force Says

By Simon Marks (Bloomberg) — A naval force deployed by the European Union to protect vessels in the Red Sea needs to more than double in size because of

June 21, 2024
Total Views: 1260

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Friday, June 21, 2024
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Shipping

Trafigura Charters Supertanker to Load Gasoil from Mideast

By Trixie Yap SINGAPORE, June 21 (Reuters) – Global commodities trader Trafigura loaded diesel onto a supertanker in the Middle East this week, taking

June 21, 2024
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The M/V DALI is safely re-floated and moved to a local marine terminal on May 20, 2024, in Baltimore, Maryland, as wreckage removal continues from the Fort McHenry Federal Channel. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo
Shipping

Dali Set for Departure Amid Ongoing Legal Battle Over Bridge Collapse

Twelve weeks following the crash of the Dali cargo ship into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, the ship is slated to depart for repairs in Norfolk,

June 21, 2024
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Shipping

Russian Oil Tankers Sanctioned by the UK Gather in Baltic Sea

(Bloomberg) — Three crude oil tankers recently sanctioned by the UK are gathering in the Baltic Sea, where two of them feature in loading programs for

June 21, 2024
Total Views: 3758

A red LNG carrier in the Suez Canal. Photo: Shutterstock/Alvaro Ardisana
Shipping

Rare LNG Vessel Sails Through Red Sea Amid Houthi Attacks

SINGAPORE, June 21 (Reuters) – The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker since January is sailing through the Red Sea, just days after Yemen-based

June 21, 2024
Total Views: 2328

Thursday, June 20, 2024
FILE PHOTO: An SBU surface drone named "Sea Baby" sails in this screengrab taken from a handout video released on August 16, 2023 . Security Service of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS
Shipping

Ukraine’s Drone Success Shapes US Pacific ‘Hellscape’ Strategy

By Peter Apps (Opinion) – LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – On a website run by the Ukrainian security service, donors anywhere in the world

June 20, 2024
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Thursday, June 20, 2024
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Shipping

EU Sanctions Package Hit Russian LNG, Shadow Fleet Tankers

By Alberto Nardelli (Bloomberg) — The European Union has approved a new package of sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, seeking to tighten the

June 20, 2024
Total Views: 1067

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Ports

Transhipment Hubs Hit Hard By Red Sea Reroutings

Key transhipment ports around the world are facing severe congestion in response to the Red Sea crisis, with Singapore being a prime example. The escalating

June 20, 2024
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Arc7 shuttle tanker loading crude oil at the Arctic Gate terminal. (GazpromNeft Shipping)
Shipping

Crude Oil Shipments Return to Arctic as Russia Sends Tanker To Asia

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – Russia looks set to continue using the Arctic Ocean as a shortcut to deliver crude oil to Asia.  Even before the

June 20, 2024
Total Views: 1719

The first-in-class National Security Multi-Mission Vessel, NSMV 1, aka Empire State VII, is floated out of dry dock at Philly Shipyard. Photo: courtesy of RADM Alfultis
Shipbuilding

Philly Shipyard Sold to Hanwha for $100 Million

U.S. shipbuilder Philly Shipyard will be sold to South Korean conglomerate Hanwha in a deal value at $100 million. The confirmation comes after months of

June 20, 2024
Total Views: 22932

Green Shipping In Conflict: The Clash of ESG, Venture Capital, and Red Sea Attacks
Navy

Green Shipping In Conflict: The Clash of ESG, Venture Capital, and Red Sea Attacks

The IMO and industry leaders have voiced outrage and concern following the reported sinking of the M/V Tutor and the deaths of seafarers.

June 20, 2024
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Thursday, June 20, 2024
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Shipping

EU Sanctions Target Russian Gas for the First Time

BRUSSELS, June 20 (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on a 14th package of sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine, diplomats said

June 20, 2024
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Oil slick at Tanjong Beach on Singapore's Sentosa. REUTERS/Edgar Su
Accidents

Singapore to Seek Compensation From Ship Owner for Oil Spill

SINGAPORE, June 20 (Reuters) – Singapore will seek compensation for the costs incurred in an oil spill last week from the owners of

June 20, 2024
Total Views: 496

Photo shows the M/V Tutor sinking after it was struck by a Houthi unmanned vessel on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.
Shipping

Tutor Sinking Takes Red Sea Perils to New Level

(Bloomberg) — The sinking of a coal-carrier by a sea drone has boosted the risk of navigating the vital Bab el-Mandeb chokepoint to a new level and is

June 20, 2024
Total Views: 673

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Shipping

China’s LNG Boom Threatened by Alternative Fuels

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Cracks are appearing in the bullish picture for liquefied natural gas demand in China. Global majors like Shell Plc and

June 19, 2024
Total Views: 1594

Car carrier launch at MHI
Shipbuilding

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Lands Order for Japan’s First Methanol-Powered Car Carriers

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has been contracted to construct Japan’s first two methanol-fueled

June 19, 2024
Total Views: 1156

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