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Record Low Water Levels on the Danube Hinders Shipping in Hungary

News from gCaptain - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:09
BUDAPEST, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Water levels on the Danube dropped to record lows on three sections of the river in Hungary on Wednesday due to a recent drought, hindering passenger cruise ships and causing losses to freight shipping companies. In Budapest the Danube receded to 0.61 metres, just above the record low of 0.51 […]
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Australia Cancels Livestock Shipper’s Live Export License After Sheep Deaths at Sea

News from gCaptain - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 08:26
SYDNEY, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Australia’s government has cancelled the live export licence of the country’s biggest livestock shipper, Emanuel Exports Pty Ltd, after investigating the death of thousands of sheep during a shipment to the Middle East last year. In a statement issued late on Tuesday, the government didn’t specify why the licence had […]
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Piracy Feared as Chemical Tanker Goes Missing in Gulf of Guinea

News from gCaptain - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 08:16
By Angus MacSwan DAKAR, Aug 22 (Reuters) – A tanker vessel with 19 crew members on board, most of them Georgians, has gone missing in pirate-plagued waters off Gabon in West Africa and no word has been heard from it for a week, the ship’s managers and the crew agency said on Wednesday. Communication was […]
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VIKING named exclusive distributor for new container firefighting solution

News from gCaptain - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 06:15
VIKING is now the worldwide distributor for Rosenby Engineering’s revolutionary HydroPen™ System, which enables crew to safely and efficiently tackle costly container fires at heights.   Press Release – VIKING – Esbjerg, Denmark, 22 August 2018. Maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed with Rosenby Engineering to exclusively distribute the award-winning […]
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Conrad Delivers First LNG Bunker Barge Built in North America

News from gCaptain - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 13:50
Conrad Industries has delivered the first LNG bunker barge built in North America. The vessel, named Clean Jacksonville, was constructed in Orange, Texas at Conrad Orange Shipyard, a subsidiary of Conrad Industries. The vessel underwent successful gas trials in Port Fourchon, LA. Clean Jacksonville will enter service for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico in the Port […]
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LNG Heads Out the Door as Asia Outbids European Utilities

News from gCaptain - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 12:12
By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) — Northwest European liquefied natural gas terminals are for the first time exporting more of the fuel than they are feeding into the region’s pipeline networks. Even with the European benchmark at a record for this time of year, surging demand in Asia to South America means traders are sending ships […]
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Safety Alert: Don’t Forget About Pilot Gangways and Ladders!

News from gCaptain - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:08
The following is a Safety Alert issued today by the United States Coast Guard regarding the safety of pilot gangways and ladders after a ship pilot was killed in a gangway accident at the Port of Corpus Christi back in June. Additional distribution of is encouraged.  Safety Alert 14-18: Don’t forget about Gangways and Ladders! Recently, a vessel […]
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MHI Vestas to Install 100 of the World’s Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbines Off Scotland

News from gCaptain - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:26
Offshore wind turbine maker MHI Vestas says it has received an order to supply and install 100 9.5 MW wind turbine generators at the Moray East offshore wind project off the coast of Scotland.  The 9.5 MW turbines are the most powerful currently available on the market. MHI Vestas was selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the […]
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U.S. Will Lose From Trade War as Flows Shift, Top Miner Says

News from gCaptain - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 09:19
By David Stringer and Rishaad Salamat (Bloomberg) — The U.S. risks losing out from its curbs on trade as rival nations including China will seek to do more business with each other, BHP Billiton Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Mackenzie warned as the head of the world’s largest miner stepped up his criticism of rising […]
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China Shipowners Stop Hauling Iranian Oil as U.S. Sanctions Near

News from gCaptain - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:39
By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — China’s shipowners are shunning Iran’s oil, while the OPEC producer is using its own tankers to supply top customers as impending U.S. sanctions threaten to disrupt global crude trade. All 17 ships used to carry oil from the Islamic Republic to China in July and August are owned by the […]
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U.S. Sanctions Russian Shipping Companies, Vessels Over North Korea Oil Transfers

News from gCaptain - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:27
WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on two Russian shipping companies and six vessels it said were involved in the transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of U.N. restrictions. The U.S. Treasury identified the firms as Vladivostok-based shipping companies Primorye Maritime Logistics Co Ltd […]
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Outlook for High-Sulphur Fuel Demand Jumps as More Ships Install Scrubbers -FGE

News from gCaptain - Tue, 08/21/2018 - 08:00
By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Demand for high sulphur marine fuels is likely to see a smaller drop than previously expected by 2020, said consultancy FGE, as changing attitudes to sulphur-stripping technologies from large shippers alter the outlook for use of the fuels. More than 2,100 vessels are now expected to be […]
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British Woman Survives 10 Hours in Adriatic Sea After Fall from Cruise Ship

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:43
A British woman was rescued from the Adriatic Sea on Sunday 10 hours after going overboard from a cruise ship. The woman, a tourist named Kay Longstaff, 46, went overboard from the Norwegian Star cruise ship Saturday night around midnight as the ship was underway in the Adriatic Sea. She was rescued by the Croatian […]
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ConocoPhillips, Venezuela’s PDVSA Reach $2 Billion Settlement

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 13:01
By Marianna Parraga and Nivedita Bhattacharjee Aug 20 (Reuters) – U.S. producer ConocoPhillips and Venezuela’s PDVSA have reached a payment agreement on a $2-billion arbitration award, the companies said, suspending a dispute that blocked the state-run firm from exporting oil from most of its key Caribbean facilities. Venezuela’s crude production, a major source of revenue, […]
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Resolve Raises Sunken Derrick Barge DB1 from Gulf of Mexico, Setting New Salvage Lift Record in Americas

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:51
After several months of planning, engineering, and on-site preparations, Resolve Marine has successfully raised the sunken derrick barge DB1 from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The lift marked the heaviest salvage lift ever accomplished in the Americas. From the outset, a one-piece lift of the DB1 represented the most environmentally-friendly method for removal compared with […]
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Crowley Completes Appomattox Platform Tow-Out in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:29
Crowley Maritime Corp. has successfully delivered Shell’s Appomattox semi-submersible Floating Production System (FPS) to the open waters of the U.S. Gulf from Kiewit Offshore Services’ construction facility in Ingleside, Texas. Making the tow-out possible were Crowley’s Ocean Sky and Ocean Sun tugboats, which worked together on behalf of customer Heerema, alongside other third-party assets to […]
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Maersk, Vopak to Launch Low Sulphur Fuel Bunkering Facility in Rotterdam Before 2020

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:58
A.P. Moller – Maersk, owner of the world’s largest shipping line, has agreed to a joint initiative with independent tank storage operator Royal Vopak to launch a low sulphur bunkering facility in Rotterdam. The facility will help Maersk and other carriers meet the strict rules regarding the International Maritime Organization’s .5% sulphur cap beginning in […]
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Italy Allows Docking of Ship with Migrants, Ends Standoff with Malta

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:34
By Steve Scherer ROME, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Italy will let its coastguard ship carrying 177 migrants it rescued five days ago dock in Sicily, ending a standoff with Malta, its transport minister said on Monday, though it was not clear when and if the migrants would be allowed to disembark. The European Commission also said […]
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Tariffs Likely to Hurt U.S. More Than Rest of World, Maersk CEO Says

News from gCaptain - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 20:32
  By Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) — The U.S. economy will be hit many times harder than the rest of the world by an escalating global trade war, according the the chief executive officer of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S. Soren Skou, who runs the world’s biggest shipping company from Copenhagen, said the fallout of the current protectionist wave “could […]
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New Law Allows Patriotic American Superyacht Owners to Finally Fly U.S. Flag

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:25
President Trump this week signed a bill that will allow American owners of large yachts to finally register their vessels under the United States flag. Until now, U.S. law defined a yacht as a vessel whose volume was a maximum of 300 GT. The law was written in 1920 but never updated to reflect larger […]
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