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Maersk to Install Scrubbers On a ‘Limited Number of Vessels’ Ahead of 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 07:32
SINGAPORE/COPENHAGEN, Sept 12 (Reuters) – A.P. Moller-Maersk , the world’s biggest container shipping group, will add devices to reduce harmful exhaust emissions to some of its ships ahead of new global fuel regulations starting in 2020. To combat air pollution, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations’ shipping agency, has set global regulations to […]
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Damen performs tank testing of new FCS 7011

News from gCaptain - Wed, 09/12/2018 - 05:24
Press Release – Damen Shipyards Group has carried out tank testing of its 70-metre Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011. The tests were carried out at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) with a 2.8-metre long model. Intended for long distance crew transfer operations, the Damen FCS 7011 will offer the offshore oil & gas industry […]
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These are the Three U.S. Navy Ships Built to Always Remember 9/11

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:59
In the spirit of never forgetting the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Navy has built three ships dedicated and named after the locations where the 9/11 attacks took place. The ships, USS New York, USS Arlington, and USS Somerset, each incorporated materials from the sites in honor of the victims and first […]
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Florence Destruction May Be Worse Because of Climate Change

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:44
By Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Eric Roston (Bloomberg) — As Hurricane Florence barrels toward North Carolina, it’s being strengthened and guided by a one-two punch of climate factors scientists have been tracking for years. Florence, which threatens to be the most severe storm to hit North Carolina in more than 60 years, is being steered […]
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U.S. Navy Sorties Ships Ahead of Major Hurricane Florence, TS Olivia in the Pacific

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:42
U.S. Navy ships in Pearl Harbor and Norfolk have been ordered to sortie ahead of  Tropical Storm Olivia approaching the Hawaiin Islands and Hurricane Florence, which continues to roar towards the mid-Atlantic coast.  U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordered Monday all Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area to set Sortie Condition Alpha as Hurricane Florence, now a […]
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U.S. States See Energy Boom Along With Economic Expansion

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:10
The article is courtesy Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. By Tim Henderson Sept 11 (Stateline) – An oil and gas bonanza in Southwestern states may be helping to drive the continuing national economic boom. The nation’s 4.2 percent growth in GDP, estimated last month by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, is the highest […]
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South Africa’s Transnet to Deepen Durban Port to Accommodate Larger Ships

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:16
By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Transnet said on Tuesday it will spend 7 billion rand ($464 million) to deepen berths at Africa’s biggest container terminal in the port city of Durban to accommodate larger vessels. Transnet, which operates nearly three-quarters of the African rail network, the bulk of which is […]
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Shipping Fears Engine Failures as Industry Switches to Low Sulphur Fuel

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:08
By Ellen Milligan (Bloomberg) — Add oil tankers breaking down at sea to the list of things shipping companies are worrying about as they brace for a once-in-a-generation overhaul to the kind of fuel the industry must consume. From Jan. 1, 2020, the vast majority of the world’s merchant fleet will have to use fuel containing no […]
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Iran Returns to Floating Storage for Its Oil as Buyers Retreat

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:02
By Anthony DiPaola, Julian Lee and Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — Iran is starting to store oil on its fleet of supertankers again as impending U.S. sanctions force the Persian Gulf country to revive a strategy it deployed under previous curbs. The build-up of crude in floating storage offshore Iran signals the effectiveness of the new […]
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Remembering September 11: BOATLIFT, An Amazing Tale of 9/11 Resilience

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 09:00
As the World Trade Center buildings burned and collapsed on September 11, 2001, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels in what became the largest boatlift in history. BOATLIFT – An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience, is a touching tribute to that […]
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U.S. Navy Conducts Military Exercises in Gulf Amid Iran Tension

News from gCaptain - Tue, 09/11/2018 - 07:58
By Zainab Fattah (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy is conducting exercises this month to ensure its readiness to guarantee freedom of movement through Persian Gulf and Red Sea waterways amid escalating threats from Iran to disrupt shipping across important choke points. The exercises, with regional and global allies, are part of the U.S. 5th Fleet […]
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Packing 140 M.P.H. Winds, Hurricane Florence Sets Sight on the Carolinas

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 15:42
The National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update said Florence had grown in strength and size with 140 m.p.h. maximum sustained winds – a major Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. By Anna Driver HOLDEN BEACH, N.C., Sept 10 (Reuters) – Florence, the most powerful storm to menace the U.S. mainland this year, intensified into a […]
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First Ocean Plastics Cleanup System Launched from San Francisco

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:21
The world’s first large-scale ocean cleanup system was launched from San Francisco over the weekend to a location offshore California where it will undergo testing before its deployment to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. If all goes according to plan, the system, developed by the Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, will be the first of […]
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Port of Long Beach Cargo Volume Dips in August

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:53
Container volumes at the Port of Long Beach fell 1.9 percent in August compared to 2017 figures amid the backdrop of uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China trade war. The Port of Long Beach, the second largest container port in the United States behind neighboring Los Angeles, reported last week a total of 679,543 twenty-foot equivalent units […]
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SUNY Maritime Brings Home Top Rankings

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:14
With high school seniors across the US get busy applying for college, SUNY Maritime College in New York City has won an unprecedented set of awards for 2018. The college was recognized for its overall educational quality, the earning potential of its graduates, career placement rates and the value of its engineering programs. According to the […]
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TT Club Says Still More Needs to Be Done to Ensure Container Safety

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:46
By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) As the IMO’s sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers meets in London this week, TT Club is demanding urgent action on container safety. The major problem is mis-declared dangerous goods, it says, and suggests it leads to a major container fire every 60 days on average. Risk management director […]
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China’s Trade Outlook Darkens as Trump Raises Stakes on Tariffs

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:20
By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s chances of escaping the trade conflict with the U.S. with only minor damage to its economy just got slimmer. On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on his threats to impose higher tariffs on the nation’s goods, saying he’s ready to tax all imports “at short notice.” While […]
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Qatargas Signs Major LNG Supply Deal with China

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 09:28
DUBAI, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Qatargas said on Monday it had agreed on a 22-year deal with PetroChina International Co, a unit of PetroChina Co, to supply China with around 3.4 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) annually, as the nation stepped up efforts to combat air pollution. The Qatari state-owned company will supply […]
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Star Bulk to Equip Entire 100+ Vessel Fleet with Scrubbers Before 2020

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 09:16
Dry bulk shipping company Star Bulk will equip its entire fleet of more than 100 vessels with exhaust gas cleaning systems before the January 1, 2020 global sulphur limit deadline imposed by the International Maritime Organization. The Athens-based company announced Sunday that it has secured contracts with shipyards for the installation of the scrubber systems, […]
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Hurricane Florence, Now a Major Category 4, Roars Towards the Carolinas

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:38
Update: The NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center has just upgraded Florence to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 m.p.h. By Rich McKay and Letitia Stein Sept 10 (Reuters) – North Carolina officials on Monday ordered residents to evacuate the state’s Outer Banks barrier islands beginning on Monday ahead of Hurricane Florence, […]
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