Friday, January 22, 2021
Accidents

Maersk Essen Re-Routes to Mexico After Losing 750 Containers Overboard

The Maersk Essen has been re-routed to Mexico after the ship lost approximately 750 containers overboard during its voyage from China to the U.S. West Coast last week. A spokesperson...

Friday, January 22, 2021
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Accidents

Costa Smeralda Loses Lifeboat in Docking Mishap – VIDEO

One thing about the COVID cruising suspensions is we don’t get as many cruise ships crashing into things. With that in mind, Costa Cruises’ flagship Costa Smeralda was slightly damaged...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 9297

Shipping

After Brexit, Ireland and France Cut Out the Middleman – Britain

By Richard Lough and Padraic Halpin CHERBOURG, France/DUBLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters) – From his office overlooking Cherbourg docks, general manager Yannick Millet points to trailers destined for Ireland that belong...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 3591
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Shipping

Is Blockchain’s Role in Supply Chain Logistics Overhyped?

By Johnny Walker (Holo Sail Holdings) – After years of discussions on the need of data sharing and autonomous digital processing of data into actions, we are still searching for...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 1352

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Offshore

Goldman Sachs Says Biden’s First Steps Are Bullish for Oil

By Andres Guerra Luz and Saket Sundria (Bloomberg) — Initial steps taken by U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration may help support the oil market this year and next, according to Goldman...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 1921

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Friday, January 22, 2021
Cruise Ships

Carnival Cruise Line Extends Sailing Suspension Through End of April

By Jonathan Levin (Bloomberg) — Carnival Corp.’s flagship cruising brand extended its pause on U.S. departures through the end of April and shelved operations in Australia through mid-May amid lingering pandemic...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 6662

Defense

China Authorizes Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels if Needed

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) – China passed a law on Friday that for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 2450

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Offshore

Norway to Award Arctic Drilling Permits in Q2, Minister Says

OSLO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Norway is proceeding with plans to award oil and gas exploration permits in frontier regions of the Arctic later this year, Oil and Energy Minister...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 926

Shipping

Siem Car Carriers’ Second LNG Ship on Maiden Voyage for Volkswagen

Siem Car Carriers has placed into operation of the second of two LNG-powered Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTCs) on charter to Volkswagen. The second vessel, Siem Aristotle, was delivered...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 2579

Offshore

EU Lawmakers Call for Halt to Nord Stream 2 After Kremlin Critic’s Arrest

By Kate Abnett and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Jan 21 (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers passed a resolution on Thursday calling for the bloc to stop the completion of the Nord...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 1780


Thursday, January 21, 2021
Shipping

Biden Administration Names New Deputy Maritime Administrator

The Biden Administration has announced the appointment of Lucinda Lessley to serve as the new Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Maritime Administration. Lessley was among dozens of key Department of...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 2384

Accidents

Carriers Face Pressure for Load Restrictions After Latest Container Loss in Pacific

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – There are calls for an urgent review of container lashing practices and stack height restrictions after another box ship lost a huge number of containers in the Pacific...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 10919

Defense

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act

President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has expressed his support for the Jones Act and its role in creating jobs and supporting the shipbuilding industrial...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 7420

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Offshore

Permitting for Big U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Will Resume ‘Very, Very Soon’ -Avangrid CEO

Jan 20 (Reuters) – The developer of the first major U.S. offshore wind farm said on Wednesday it will soon apply for a federal permit from President Joe Biden’s administration, after former...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 2205

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Accidents

MSC Says It Will Pony Up to Avoid General Average in Maersk Elba Fire

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is taking the unusual step of covering costs related to the fire on board the Maersk Elba in order to avoid General Average. The Maersk Elba...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 9300

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Accidents

Los Angeles-Bound Maersk Essen Loses Some 750 Containers Overboard

A Maersk operated containership en route to Los Angeles, California has reportedly lost some 750 containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean. The incident occurred on January 16, 2021, and involved...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 36767

Shipping

Orsted Pulls Trigger on First Green Hydrogen Project

By Lars Paulsson and William Mathis (Bloomberg) — Danish utility Orsted A/S took a final investment decision on its first hydrogen project as it expands beyond wind power. The world’s biggest...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 1945

Environment

First Tilting Rotor Sails Installed on SC Connector

Finnish-based Norsepower has installed the world’s first set of tilting rotor sails on board the SEA-CARGO roll-on/roll-off carrier SC Connector. The 35-meter-tall Rotor Sails will provide auxiliary wind propulsion leading...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 8972

Shipping

Fertilizer Makers Look to Sea for Green Growth

By Rod Nickel and Victoria Klesty WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OSLO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Two of the world’s biggest fertilizer producers, CF Industries Holdings Inc and Yara International Asa, are seeking to...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 1603

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Shipping

Tanker Owners Pay to Move Crude in Wake of Supply Cuts

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia’s oil production cuts have hit the tanker market so hard that owners of the biggest vessels are effectively subsidizing cargo deliveries on the industry’s...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 2842