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Iran Says Crew Of Seized Greek Tankers Not Detained 

DUBAI, May 28 (Reuters) – Iran’s state maritime body said on Saturday the crew of two Greek tankers seized by its Revolutionary Guards on

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Bankrupt Sri Lanka Takes Russia Oil As Fuel Crisis Persists

By Anusha Ondaatjie, Asantha Sirimanne and Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg) –Sri Lanka is receiving Russian crude oil that it will use to make fuel as the

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Ship To Take Metal From Mariupol To Russia; Kyiv Decries Looting

May 28 (Reuters) – A ship has entered the Ukrainian port of Mariupol for the first time since Russia completed its capture of the city to load metal

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Former 4 Star Army General Appointed As New White House Port Envoy

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday the appointment of retired General Stephen R. Lyons, former Commander of the U.S.

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A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship

U.S. Merchandise-Trade Deficit Shrinks Most Since 2009

By Ana Monteiro and Eric Martin (Bloomberg) — The US merchandise-trade deficit shrank in April by the most since 2009 as imports fell amid lockdowns in

May 27, 2022
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Friday, May 27, 2022

Iran Seizes Two Greek Tankers After U.S. Confiscates Oil Cargo

DUBAI/ATHENS, May 27 (Reuters) – Iranian forces seized two Greek tankers in the Gulf on Friday, shortly after Tehran warned it would take

May 27, 2022
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Black Sea Convoys…Odesa, We Have a Problem!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.  The Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 had a profound impact on shipping in the Black Sea. To prevent

May 27, 2022
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China’s COVID Lockdowns: Is the Shanghai ‘Bullwhip’ Ready to Crack?

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – With Shanghai on the cusp of unlocking its manufacturing and unshackling frustrated container exports, spot rates from

May 27, 2022
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a stena line ferry entering harbor in Gothenburg, Sweden

Stena on P&O Ferries Firings: Bad for Business

P&O Ferries’ abrupt firing of 800 UK-based ferry workers threatens to undermine 30 years of progress in improving the image of the ferry industry,

May 27, 2022
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Offshore Rig Dayrates ‘Quickly Heading’ to $400,000

By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, May 27 (Reuters) – Rental rates for offshore oil and gas rigs have rocketed higher, boosted by a race to lift production

May 27, 2022
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Friday, May 27, 2022
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Does Mafia Control The Port Authority Of New York, New Jersey?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) During the Second World War a massive amount of money and materials flowed through New York harbor providing victory for Europe but

May 27, 2022
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Thursday, May 26, 2022
The wreckage of the 100-foot yacht, La Dolce Vita, sinks near Marquesas, Florida, March 17, 2021.

Electrical Fire Destroyed Luxury Yacht Near Key West, NTSB Says

The fire that destroyed a luxury yacht near Key West in March 2021 likely started from an electric source within the sound enclosure for the vessel’s

May 26, 2022
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U.S. Proposes California Offshore Wind Sale

The U.S. Department of the Interior on Thursday announced a proposal to hold an offshore wind lease sale in U.S. federal waters off of California. This

May 26, 2022
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Atlantic Conveyor Merchant Navy Ceremony

UK Remembers Merchant Navy Sailors Lost In Falklands War

Atlantic Container Line (ACL) and Cunard have marked the 40th anniversary of the ‘darkest day in ACL’s history’ when its vessel, the Liverpool

May 26, 2022
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Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

Maersk Warns Los Angeles and Long Beach May Begin Charging Container Dwell Fees

For months, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been threatening ocean carriers with exorbitant fees for long-dwelling containers at marine terminals,

May 26, 2022
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Thursday, May 26, 2022
Grain is loaded onto a ship in Odessa, Ukraine, August 9, 2021

Black Sea Ports Still the Best Way to Get Ukraine’s Grain Moving and Avoid Food Crisis

By Pavel Polityuk, Felix Hoske and Stefaniia Bern CHERNIHIV, Ukraine, May 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine is desperately trying to export its vast stores of

May 26, 2022
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Shanghai Port Rebounds as Lockdown Loosens But Backlog Remains

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Daily operations at Shanghai’s port have almost fully recovered from the effects of the city’s Covid-19 lockdown,

May 26, 2022
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Russian-flagged oil tanker Pegas docked in Greece

U.S. Seizes Iranian Oil Cargo Near Greek Island -Sources

By Jonathan Saul, Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou LONDON/ATHENS, May 26 (Reuters) – The United States has confiscated Iranian oil held on

May 26, 2022
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A satellite image shows a closeup of bulk carrier ship loading grain at the port of Sevastopol, Crimea May 19, 2022

Opinion: Black Sea Grain Battle Could Define Ukraine War

By Peter Apps LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – In late April, trucks with number plates from Russian-occupied Crimea descended on the southern

May 26, 2022
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Carnival Freedom Suffers Funnel Fire at Grand Turk

A Carnival cruise ship docked at Grand Turk Island in Turks and Caicos caught fire on Thursday, but at this time there does not appear to be any danger

May 26, 2022
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