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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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Daniel Babin Appointed President of Conley Marine Services

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:36
By Rocky Marchiano – Conley Marine Services has announced Daniel Babin has been appointed President of Conley Marine Services following the completion of its acquisition of Kody Marine, including the Drydock and Maintenance & Repair Yard situated on the Harvey Canal in metro-New Orleans. Mr James Conley, Chairman of Conley Marine Services, lauded both Conley’s […]
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Oil Demand Seen Peaking by 2023 While Climate Targets Missed, DNV GL Report Shows

News from gCaptain - Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:10
By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) — Within 20 years, oil use will have long since peaked, renewables and natural gas will account for about half of energy supply and the cost of keeping the lights on will plummet. But that still won’t be enough to meet climate goals, according to a forecast from energy and maritime […]
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US Navy Seizes Aden Pirate Booty

News from gCaptain - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 08:29
MANAMA, Bahrain — The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham seized an illicit weapons shipment found aboard a stateless skiff in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 28 now at counted 2,521 AK-47 automatic rifles. The count follows an initial estimate of over 1,000 rifles. The skiff was determined to be stateless following […]
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The Jones Act And Duncan Hunter – A Rebuttal

News from gCaptain - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 08:02
by Salvatore R. Mercogliano (Editorial) Opponents of the American Maritime Industry and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, have new ammunition in their assault against this sector and legislation and it is Congressman Duncan Hunter.  There is absolutely no defense for the actions taken by Congressman Hunter and he should […]
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U.S. Navy Conducts Military Exercises in Gulf Amid Iran Tension

News from gCaptain - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 07:12
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 Theater Counter […]
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Cruise Ship with 350 People On Board Loses Power in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

News from gCaptain - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:23
The U.S. Coast Guard responded after the cruise ship, Star Pride, became disabled in Buzzards Bay about two miles off the coast of Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. The captain of the Star Pride notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at about 3:20 p.m., reporting the ship lost power and was disabled. Coast Guard crews […]
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CMA CGM Takes Delivery of France’s Biggest Ship, the 20,600 TEU ‘Antoine De Saint Exupery ‘

News from gCaptain - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:53
French shipping group CMA CGM inaugurated its new flagship vessel CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery this week in Le Havre, France. At 400-meters long by 59-meter wide, the vessel has the capacity to carry 20,600 twenty-foot containers, making it the largest to sail under the French flag. CMA CGM took delivery of the CMA […]
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Fueling Independence? Scotland’s Oil Hub Embraces Green Energy

News from gCaptain - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:17
By Elisabeth O’Leary ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Scotland’s leader Nicola Sturgeon launched on Friday a major renewable energy project boasting the world’s most powerful wind turbines, which she hopes will also propel the independence ambitions of her nationalist party. The 11 191-meter-high turbines in the waters of Aberdeen Bay will eventually produce 312 […]
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