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Grant Supports Zero-Emission Cargo Handling at Port of Long Beach

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:38
The Port of Long Beach is moving ahead with a $16.8 million project to build infrastructure that will support electric-powered, zero-emissions cargo-handling at the port. Funded in part by an $8 million California Energy Commission grant, the Port Advanced Vehicle Electrification (PAVE) Project supports the first phase of a transition to zero-emissions at Total Terminals […]
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Big Oil Looks to U.S. Minorities to Build Offshore Drilling Support

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:35
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – The largest U.S. oil and gas lobby group is seeking to convince Hispanic and black communities to support the Trump administration’s proposed expansion of offshore drilling, arguing it would create high paying jobs, including for storm-displaced Puerto Ricans. The American Petroleum Institute (API) launched its “Explore Offshore” campaign […]
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NGO Shipbreaking Platform Slams Shipping Industry ‘Scaremongering’ to Undermine European Ship Recycling Regulation

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:08
The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is accusing the shipping industry of using ‘scaremonger’ tactics and ‘fake news’ in order to get South Asian shipbreaking yards included on a list of EU-approved ship recycling facilities. According to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, which promotes against the use of South Asia’s ‘beaching’ yards, the shipping industry is quick to […]
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Subsea Search for 79 Missing Containers Lost from YM Efficiency Set to Start Off Australia

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:46
The subsea search for 79 missing containers that fell from the containership YM Efficiency earlier this month is set to kick off in the next few days, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Friday. AMSA has confirmed that the ship’s insurers have contracted Port of Newcastle to provide their hydrographic survey vessel to initially conduct […]
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Trump Threatens 20 Percent Tariff on U.S. Car Imports from European Unions

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 09:34
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, June 22 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to escalate a trade war with Europe by imposing a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. imports of European Union-assembled cars, a month after the administration launched an investigation into whether auto imports pose a national security threat. “If these Tariffs […]
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Norway’s Wildcat Wells Get Best Results Since 2010 Bonanza

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 08:33
By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Oil companies in Norway have more to rejoice about than just higher crude prices: they’re now boasting the best exploration results in almost a decade. If they keep that pace up, explorers could find close to 1 billion barrels of new oil and gas this year for the first time […]
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Supertanker FPMC C Melody Arrives at Texas City Terminal to Load Crude

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:57
A supertanker that has been scheduled to load crude oil at Enterprise Products Partners LP’s Texas City marine terminal for export arrived was escorted into port on Thursday.  The Very Large Crude Carrier, FPMC C Melody, was expected to load about 1.1 million barrels, a little more than half the tanker’s 2-million-barrel capacity.  The VLCC has been anchored […]
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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Defends Navigator Holdings Sale

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:59
By Terrence Dopp (Bloomberg) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said his personal sale of stock in a shipping company days before news organizations revealed it was linked to close associates of Vladimir Putin was proper and was not a traditional short sale. Ross, who wasn’t required to divest his holdings in shipping companies, sold […]
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Some 2,500 Offshore Oil Workers in Norway Threaten to Strike

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:49
OSLO, June 21 (Reuters) – Some 2,250 workers on Norwegian offshore oil drilling rigs and in drilling and catering services on oil producing platforms could go on strike this summer after rejecting a proposed wage deal, the Safe labour union said on Thursday. Industri Energi, the largest labour union representing more than 4,000 drillers, last […]
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Italy to Impound Dutch-Flagged Humanitarian Ship

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:30
By Steve Scherer and Angelo Amante ROME, June 21 (Reuters) – Italy appeared to relent on Thursday after at first refusing to accept 226 migrants on board a German charity rescue ship, saying later in the day it would take them in but would impound the vessel. Anti-immigrant interior minister Matteo Salvini initially said the Dutch-flagged […]
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Video: Boston Harbor Cruise Experiences Mechanical Failure, Hits Moored Sailboats

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:37
A Boston Harbor cruise ship with more than 325 passengers on board struck six sailboats after experiencing mechanical failure, the Coast Guard reported on Thursday. The incident occurred just after 11 a.m. this morning as the passenger vessel Odyssey was getting underway for a harbor cruise with 328 passengers onboard. The Coast Guard said the […]
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MAIB: Drunk Master Left Bridge Before Grounding

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:26
The master of a Netherlands-registered cargo ship was drinking prior to when his vessel ran aground in Northern Ireland last October, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in its report on the incident. The general cargo vessel M/V Ruyter ran aground on the north shore of Rathlin Island just after 11 p.m on 10 […]
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Incident Video: VLOC ‘China Steel Innovator’ Slams Into Berthed Ship in Taiwan

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 09:51
Check out this incident video which has gone viral this week showing the giant bulk carrier China Steel Innovator hitting the stern of a containership berthed at the Port of Kaohsiung in southwestern Taiwan. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 19, as the 200,000 dwt China Steel Innovator was arriving in port.  The video shows […]
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Indonesia Questions Captain After Ferry Sinks in Lake; At Least 192 People Missing

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 08:07
By Fergus Jensen TIGARAS, Indonesia, June 21 (Reuters) – Indonesian police on Thursday questioned the captain of a ferry that sank without trace in a volcanic lake in Sumatra this week, warning that a criminal investigation could be launched over a disaster that has left at least 192 people missing. Desperate relatives awaiting news of […]
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First Battery-Powered Offshore Supply Vessel in the Gulf of Mexico

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:42
Louisiana-based SEACOR Marine has completed the installation of the first hybrid battery power system on an an offshore support vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. SEACOR Marine conducted the upgrade of its OSV SEACOR Maya at Bollinger Shipyards in Morgan City, Louisiana. In March 2018, the company contracted the American Bureau of Shipping to class […]
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Enterprise Expects to Load First Supertanker at Texas City Terminal Later This Month

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:37
NEW YORK, June 20 (Reuters) – Seaway Crude Pipeline Company LLC, a joint venture between Enterprise Products Partners LP and Enbridge Inc, plans to load its first supertanker this month at its Texas City marine terminal: * VLCC FPMC C Melody will be loaded with about 1.1 million bbls (2-million-bbl capacity); remaining crude to be […]
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U.S. Shale Producers Warn Chinese Tariffs Would Hit Energy Exports

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:46
By Ernest Scheyder and Collin Eaton HOUSTON, June 20 (Reuters) – China’s proposed tariffs on U.S. petroleum imports, part of a mounting trade war between the two countries, would crimp sales to the shale industry’s largest customer, adding new pressure on U.S. crude prices, energy executives and analysts said in interviews this week. China has […]
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CMA CGM to Acquire European Shortsea Specialist Containerships

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:35
French shipping group CMA CGM has signed to acquire Finland’s Containerships from Container Finance Ltd Oy. Containerships specializes in the intra-European shortsea shipping and logistics market. Container Finance’s holdings in Multi-Link Terminals Ltd and CD Holding Oy are also included in the deal and will become part of CMA CGM Group. Containerships has a fleet […]
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Venezuelan Oil Exports Sink Amid Seizures and Shipping Backlog

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:02
By Marianna Parraga HOUSTON, June 20 (Reuters) – Venezuelan PDVSA’s oil exports fell 32 percent in the first half of June compared with May, according to internal trade reports from the state-run company, as deepening output declines and seizures of some Caribbean assets disrupted crude and fuel shipments. PDVSA exported 765,000 barrels per day (bpd) in […]
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Siemens UK Boss Says Clarity Needed on Post-Brexit Trade

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:14
By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) – The United Kingdom needs to urgently clarify how trade with the European Union will work after Brexit, and the world’s fifth-largest economy should remain in the customs union unless there is a proper alternative, the boss of Siemens UK said. With only nine months left until the United […]
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