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China’s Imports to U.S. Ports Peaking Early Amid Tariff Threat

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:48
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, July 13 (Reuters) – Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products. Retailers such as Walmart Inc and face […]
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U.S. Coast Guard to Hold Public Hearing on Fatal Bouchard No. 255 Barge Explosion

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:26
The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct a formal public hearing beginning Monday to consider evidence related to an explosion and fire aboard the Bouchard No. 255 tank barge that claimed the lives of two people. The explosion, fire, and subsequent loss of life took place off the coast of Port Aransas, Texas on […]
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TUI Cruises Orders Two LNG Cruise Ships at Fincantieri

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:50
TUI Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises have placed an order for two LNG-powered cruise ships for their TUI Cruises joint venture brand. The two identical ships will be built at the Italian Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone with delivery is planned for 2024 and 2026. The addition of the two vessels will expand TUI Cruises’ Mein […]
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Port of Long Beach Has Busiest Month Ever in June

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:49
Container cargo volumes reached record heights at the Port of Long Beach last month, surging past the previous mark and distinguishing June 2018 as the Port’s best month ever. Port officials reported Friday that trade increased 14.2 percent in June, compared to the same month in 2017. The Port’s terminals moved 752,188 twenty-foot equivalent units […]
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Brazil Charges Former Vantage Drilling CEO with Corruption

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:41
BRASILIA, July 12 (Reuters) – Brazilian federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former chief executive of U.S. oil services company Vantage Drilling with corruption and money laundering, accusing him of offering $31 million in bribes to public officials. Federal prosecutors said in a statement that the charges against former CEO Paul Bragg related to irregularities […]
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Wärtsilä Wins 170 Million Euro Scrubber Order from Major European Container Shipping Company

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 10:15
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä says it has received a 170 million euro order to install exhaust scrubbers on the fleet of a major European container shipping company. Wärtsilä Services will deliver 50 MW, 60 MW and 70 MW Wärtsilä hybrid exhaust gas cleaning equipment which it will retrofit onto the container vessels. The European container […]
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Commerce Secretary Ross to Sell All Stocks After Ethics Office Warning

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 09:17
By Bill Allison (Bloomberg) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that he would divest all his remaining equity holdings after the government’s top ethics watchdog said his failure to sell off assets that could pose a conflict of interest “created the potential for a serious criminal violation.” In his ethics agreement, Ross, a New York […]
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IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Cap Seen Ushering In New Era of Slow-Steaming

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 08:15
By Alex Longley, Firat Kayakiran and Irene García Pérez (Bloomberg) — If you happen to be at the beach this summer, make a mental note of any giant freighters crossing the horizon. In a few years’ time those same ships will probably be moving just a fraction slower. If the slowdown does happen — and […]
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Decatur Marine launches maritime cyber security computer based training program

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:41
Press Release – Decatur Marine launches maritime cyber security computer based training program Decatur Marine Audit & Survey has launched their newest product, a maritime cyber security computer based training (CBT) program, that provides a comprehensive overview of cyber-security issues. The training includes threats such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other […]
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Metal Shark and ASV Global Introduce SHARKTECH Autonomous Vessels

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 06:19
Press Release – Metal Shark – Jeanerette, LA – July 12th, 2018: Louisiana, USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has joined forces with autonomous vessel technology developer ASV Global to introduce “Sharktech” Autonomous Vessels. Metal Shark is now offering Sharktech autonomous technology on its entire portfolio of vessels, which range from 16’ to over 300’ in aluminum, […]
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NASSCO Dry Dock Containing Newbuild Military Sealift Command Ship Accidentally Floods

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:54
A dry dock containing a newbuild ship for the Military Sealift Command inadvertently flooded overnight at the General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego. The dry dock is supporting the construction of the future USNS Miguel Keith, a new Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) under construction for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. A statement from […]
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NTSB Says Icing Caused Fatal Sinking of FV Destination in Bering Sea

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:15
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a marine accident brief and a related safety alert warning mariners of the dangers of icing following the agency’s investigation of the sinking of the fishing vessel Destination in the Bering Sea last February with the loss of all six crew members.  The 110-foot, 196-gross ton, fishing vessel […]
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U.S. LNG Export Projects Face Long Permitting Delays

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:01
By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Rachel Adams-Heard and Ryan Collins (Bloomberg) — Government approval of projects intended to export rising supplies of shale gas could be delayed by 18 months as the top energy regulator struggles with a backlog of permit requests, according to people familiar with the matter. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is notifying […]
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PHOTOS: One Year After Grounding, Kea Trader Salvage Continues in South Pacific

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:23
It’s been one year now since the 2,194 TEU capacity containership Kea Trader ran aground on a reef in the South Pacific, setting off one of the more complex container ship salvages since the 2011 grounding of the MV Rena in New Zealand. The MV Kea Trader was only half a year old when she […]
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U.S. Accuses North Korea of Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers in Breach of U.N. Sanctions, Documents Show

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 10:21
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 12 (Reuters) – The United States accused North Korea on Thursday of breaching a U.N. sanctions cap on refined petroleum by making illicit transfers between ships at sea, according to a document seen by Reuters, and demanded an immediate end to all sales of the fuel. The United States […]
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Australia Bans Bulk Carrier for One Year for Underpaying Crew

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:37
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Hong Kong-flagged bulk carrier MV Shandong Hai Wang for 12 months after it was discovered that crew had been deliberately underpaid. AMSA received information from the International Transport Workers’ Federation on 6 July 2018 alleging discrepancies in the payment of crew wages. Surveyors boarded the ship […]
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Alaska Officials Still Bullish on China Natural Gas Pipeline Partnership

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:26
By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 11 (Reuters) – Alaska officials on Wednesday said they remain confident that China will help the state achieve its decades-old dream of building a pipeline to carry now-stranded natural gas from the North Slope to markets, despite growing U.S.-China trade tensions. China is expected to buy about 75 percent […]
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Cargo Ships De-Listed from Registries After Crimea Grain Trades

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 08:16
By Jonathan Saul and Polina Devitt LONDON/MOSCOW, July 12 (Reuters) – At least two countries have struck cargo vessels off their registries in recent weeks after the ships were involved in transporting grains from Crimea to Syria, maritime officials told Reuters. Crimea has been under Western sanctions since it was annexed from Ukraine by Russia […]
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Damen supporting European shipbuilding with NAVAIS coordination

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 07:56
EC-funded programme to improve sustainability in shipbuilding and maintain Europe’s leading role in complex vessel construction Press Release – Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, in close cooperation with Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), is to coordinate the NAVAIS programme. The programme kicked off on June 1st, with the Innovation & Networks Executive Agency of the European Commission (EC) […]
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Photos: 326-Meter Norwegian Breakaway Completes Dry Docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:57
The 326-meter, 145,655 tonne Norwegian Breakaway recently completed 11 days in dry-dock at Damen Shiprepair Brest for scheduled maintenance and refurbishment. The main objective of the dry docking was to conduct mechanical work on the ship’s two ABB Azipods in close cooperation with ABB. The work included repairing the shaft bearings and replacing the slewing […]
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