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Seaspan Continues Newbuild Buying Spree

Seaspan Corporation is continuing its newbuilding spree with an order for six 15,000 TEU containerships. With the order, Seaspan has now announced 31 newbuild orders, including two 24,000 TEU vessels,...

59 mins ago
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Shipbuilding

Has the Time Come to Rethink Shipping and Ship Design?

By Captain Laura Kovary – Almost every global supply chain has been affected during the Covid-19 pandemic with high demand for some products, delays caused by both truck and longshore...

2 hours ago
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Environment

Stena Bulk Unveils Innovative Modular Bulk Carrier Design

Tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has become the latest to unveil a radical new ship design that the company says challenges conventional thinking around efficiency and carbon-reduction in shipping. The...

3 hours ago
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Offshore

America’s First Commercial-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Clears Key Regulatory Hurdle

WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) – The Interior Department completed its final environmental review of what would the first commercial scale U.S. offshore wind farm, it announced on Monday, clearing a key hurdle...

3 hours ago
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Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries Selects Kari Wilkinson to Lead Ingalls Shipbuilding Division

The Board of Directors of Huntington Ingalls Industries, the nation’s leading military shipbuilder, has elected Kari Wilkinson to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Ingalls...

5 hours ago
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Cruise Ships

Alaska Senators Propose Passenger Vessel Services Act Waiver to Save State’s Cruise Tourism

Alaskan Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation to help the Alaskan tourism industry by providing a waiver of Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) restrictions for cruise...

5 hours ago
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Shipping

Steel Cut on Second National Security Multi-Mission Vessel at Philly Shipyard

Philly Shipyard has started construction of the second National Security Multi-Mission Vessel. A brief steel cutting ceremony was held at the yard earlier this month with representatives from Philly Shipyard,...

6 hours ago
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Accidents

Chinese Fishing Vessel Aground in Mauritius

By Vel Moonien in Mauritius (gCaptain) – Eight months after the Wakashio incident, a Chinese long liner has now ended up on the reefs off Pointe-aux-Sables, a neighboring village of...

6 hours ago
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Ports

World’s Largest Oil Export Port Attacked By Yemen’s Houthi Rebels

By Anthony Di Paola, Vivian Nereim, Javier Blas and Sylvia Westall (Bloomberg) –Saudi Arabia said some of the world’s most protected oil infrastructure came under missile and drone attack in...

10 hours ago
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Sunday, March 7, 2021
Shipping

Tankers Carrying European Gasoline Diverted to Texas to Ease Supply Crunch

By Jeffrey Bair (Bloomberg) — Five gasoline tankers that were enroute to the U.S. East Coast diverted to the Port of Houston to help ease a supply crunch after last month’s...

March 7, 2021
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Accidents

U.S. Coast Guard, NTSB Conclude Virtual Hearing Into Loss of F/V Scandies Rose

The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board on Friday concluded the formal public hearing to review and consider evidence related the loss of the commercial fishing vessel Scandies...

March 7, 2021
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Saturday, March 6, 2021
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Offshore News

Saudi Arabia’s Plan To Dominate The $700B Hydrogen Export Market

By Verity Ratcliffe (Bloomberg) –Sun-scorched expanses and steady Red Sea breezes make the northwest tip of Saudi Arabia prime real estate for what the kingdom hopes will become a global...

March 6, 2021
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Friday, March 5, 2021
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Offshore

Biden Administration Set to Advance Offshore Wind Farm Near Martha’s Vineyard

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Josh Saul (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration is moving closer to a final approval of Vineyard Wind LLC’s $2.8 billion offshore wind farm planned near the...

March 5, 2021
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Shipping

Dredging the Coast is Making Flooding Worse, New Study Shows

By Leslie Kaufman (Bloomberg) — Climate change is the main culprit behind nuisance flooding, but human alterations to coastal areas that deepen shipping channels or fill in wetlands may be exacerbating the problem...

March 5, 2021
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Shipping

HM Coastguard Locates Life Raft from Missing Fishing Vessel ‘Nicola Faith’

The HM Coastguard has recovered a life raft that has been confirmed to be from the missing fishing vessel Nicola Faith. The raft was found off the coast of Kirkcudbrightshire...

March 5, 2021
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Environment

Eastern Pacific Shipping Seeks to Retrofit Tankers to Methanol and Ammonia Fuel

Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has kicked off plans for a partnership to develop methanol and ammonia as alternative marine fuels to help reduce carbon emissions from its fleet and the...

March 5, 2021
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Friday, March 5, 2021
Ports

Congestion Hits Port of Singapore

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – Major delays have now hit the port of Singapore, with congestion causing vessel turnaround times to more than double and week-long cargo rollovers. Peter Sundara, VP global...

March 5, 2021
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Ports

U.S. Trade Gap Widens to Near Record as Imports Surge

By Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — The U.S. trade deficit widened to the third-biggest on record in January as imports surged to the highest since mid-2019. The gap in trade of goods...

March 5, 2021
Total Views: 1294

Shipping

Bulk Carrier Busted for Dumping Garbage at Great Barrier Reef

Australia has fined the chief officer and operator of a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier for dumping garbage into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. An investigation by Australian Maritime Safety Authority...

March 5, 2021
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Shipping

LNG Shipping Market Primed for Growth After Scramble for Supply

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Liquefied natural gas (LNG) ships are set to receive an earnings boost from restocking demand after colder conditions drove a scramble for...

March 5, 2021
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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Shipping

Tsunami Alerts Issued in Pacific After 8.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand

Update: Authorities have canceled tsunami warnings as the threat has passed. By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – Thousands of New Zealanders on the east coast of the country’s...

March 4, 2021
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