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IMO MEPC 76 Wraps: The Voyage Starts, With Many Shoals Ahead

By Barry Parker The IMO’s Secretary General, Mr. Kitack Lim, had laid down the gauntlet to delegates participating in the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s MEPC 76 meetings, stresses the need...

Thursday, June 17, 2021


Spain Detains Tanker for Dumping Oil Off Canary Islands

MADRID, June 17 (Reuters) – Spain has detained a tanker ship for illegally dumping fuel in waters off the Canary Islands and creating a 55-square km (21 square miles) oil...

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MEPC 76: Everything You May Have Missed

The International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has concluded its 76th meeting (known as MEPC 76), held remotely from June 10-17, to consider new measures to tackle climate change,...

2 hours ago
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IMO Adopts MARPOL Amendments to Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) has agreed to prohibit the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, although certain exemptions mean a complete...

4 hours ago
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IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions as Critics Call for More

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI that will require ships to calculate...

6 hours ago
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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock to Pay $1 Million for Causing 2016 Bay Long Oil Spill

Houston-based Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (NASDAQ: GLDD) has plead guilty in the Eastern District of Louisiana in connection with an oil spill it caused in 2016 along the Texas...

6 hours ago
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HFO Getting a Boost From Beijing and Hot Weather

By Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) — High-sulfur fuel oil markets are getting a boost as Chinese private refiners hunt for more straight-run fuel oil to use as a feedstock, and a sweltering...

8 hours ago
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CDC Eases Warning for Cruises

June 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased its warnings for cruises by a notch from the highest level that led to a sailing...

8 hours ago
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China’s Worse-Than-Suez Ship Delays Set to Widen Trade Chaos

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — The global shipping industry, already exhausted by pandemic shocks that are adding to inflation pressures and delivery delays, faces the biggest test of its stamina yet....

9 hours ago
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World’s Longest Subsea Power Cable Sparks Up

By Rachel Morison (Bloomberg) –The first megawatts of electricity will flow between Norway and the U.K. Wednesday along the longest submarine power cable in the world. Once fully operational Britain...

12 hours ago
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Wage Deal Averts Norwegian Offshore Oil Strike

OSLO, June 17 (Reuters) – Three Norwegian labor unions agreed on a wage deal with the owners of floating offshore oil drilling rigs, preventing the outbreak of a strike that would have...

24 hours ago
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Longer Vessels Now Allowed to Use Expanded Panama Canal

Longer and deeper ships will now be able to use the expanded Panama Canal. After almost five years since the inauguration fo the Neopanamax locks, the Panama Canal Authority has...

June 16, 2021
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Ranking Flag States from Best to Worst: Paris MoU Updates ‘White, Grey and Black List’

The Paris MoU has approved its 2020 “White, Grey, and Black” lists for flag state performance. The Paris MoU’s annual “White, Grey and Black (WGB) List” ranks flag states from...

June 16, 2021
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French Shipping Company Selects Shipyard for Sail-Powered Cargo Ship

France-based Neoline is pushing ahead with plans for its sailing cargo ship by confirming its selection of a shipyard to construct the vessel. Neoline announced this week it has signed...

June 16, 2021
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Norwegian Oil Field Tests Market for Greener Crude

By Andy Hoffman (Bloomberg) — Lundin Energy AB will neutralize its share of direct emissions from the Johan Sverdrup offshore field in Norway, a first for a major oil facility. The...

June 16, 2021
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Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean Postpones Odyssey of the Seas Inaugural Sailing After Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19

“Two steps forward and one step back!” That was the message from Royal Caribbean International CEO Michael Bayley after the company postponed the inaugural sailing of the its new ship...

June 16, 2021
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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

New USMC Hovercraft Costs Skyrocket

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) Textron’s $TXT construction of a new hovercraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, which had been plagued by propeller cracks, gear defects, and initial delivery delays, is...

June 16, 2021
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Hyundai Heavy IPO Is Coming In Hot

South Korean shipyards and shipowners will raise billions of dollars via new stock market listings later this year. The yards hope to capitalize on the start of a shipping “super-cycle”...

June 16, 2021
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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Drone Navy Is Rising Against Ocean Plastics

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) Floating drones inspired by whale sharks and four-wheeled robots that resemble the Mars rover are among the latest inventions designed to remove litter from the...

June 15, 2021
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Judge Orders Offshore Drilling Leasing to Resume in Setback for Biden

By Nichola Groom June 15 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration’s pause on oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, dealing...

June 15, 2021
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