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Brazilian Grain Producers Explore Increased Use of Panama Canal

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:35

By Marcelo Teixeira SAO PAULO, March 15 (Reuters) – Brazilian farmers in top soy state Mato Grosso signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama Canal Authority to evaluate ways to cut transportation costs and boost Brazilian grain volumes using the waterway, the authority’s chief administrator said. The canal’s administration is looking to increase its […]

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One Missing After Marine Pilot Transfer Helicopter Ditches Off Port Hedland, Western Australia

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:20

Friday Update – Search operations for the missing helicopter pilot off Port Hedland resumed Friday morning involving four vessels, seven helicopters and AMSA’s Challenger search and rescue jet. Thursday – A helicopter used to transfer marine pilots to and from ships at Australia’s largest iron ore loading port has crashed in the waters off Western […]

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Insurers Brace for Multi-Million-Dollar Claims from Maersk Honam Fire

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:19

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The insurance industry is bracing itself for hundreds of millions of dollars of claims from the biggest container vessel casualty to date – but some shippers will not have been insured. A Maersk spokesman told The Loadstar this week that no decision had yet been reached on the port of […]

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Court Finds Dutch Shipping Company Illegally Sent Ships to India for Demolition

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:43

AMSTERDAM, March 15 (Reuters) – The Dutch shipping company Seatrade and two of its directors were found guilty by a Dutch court on Thursday of illegally sailing ships to India to have them demolished, the first criminal case of its kind in the Netherlands. The company and the directors were fined up to 750,000 euros […]

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Libya Seizes Greek Tanker Suspected of Fuel Smuggling and Arrests Crew

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:11

By Ahmed Elumami TRIPOLI, March 15 (Reuters) – Libya’s naval forces seized a Togo-flagged fuel tanker and arrested its Greek crew on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country, a spokesman for the forces said on Thursday. Libya’s western coast is a departure point for the smuggling of heavily subsidised […]

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First LNG Cargo from New U.S. Export Terminal Changes Course for Britain

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:33

By Oleg Vukmanovic LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) – Falling Asian gas prices are reigniting interest in northwest Europe as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) destination following winter shortages as Russia and the United States step up deliveries. Price swings prompted Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday to divert the first shipment from the new Cove Point […]

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Statoil Name Change Drops `Oil’ Amid Transition to Green Energy

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:28

By Jonas Cho Walsgard and Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Statoil ASA, Norway’s biggest petroleum company, will change its name to Equinor as it seeks to broaden its energy reach beyond oil and gas production. “The world is changing, and so is Statoil,” said Chairman Jon Erik Reinhardsen in a statement. “The biggest transition our modern-day energy systems […]

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Damen unveils Multi Cat Water Injection Dredger

News from gCaptain - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:51

Damen Shipyards Group has recently unveiled a Water Injection Dredger (WID), courtesy of a plug & play system aboard a Damen Multi Cat. Such capabilities are typically found only on dedicated platforms, though Damen realised that the Multi Cat’s forward propulsion and manouevrability made it a suitable platform for this type of dredging.  “Damen invented […]

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Chinook salmon ocean season makes return - Mail Tribune

Fishing News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 17:23

Chinook salmon ocean season makes return
Mail Tribune
Sport and commercial salmon fishermen who saw their seasons vanish last year are poised to return to the ocean off Southern Oregon this summer, thanks largely to a glut of Rogue River-bound salmon. The Pacific Fishery Management Council laid out ...

Categories: Oregon Fishing News

Fishing report: Winter steelhead still around, but spring chinook season gearing up - Statesman Journal

Fishing News - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:54

Statesman Journal

Fishing report: Winter steelhead still around, but spring chinook season gearing up
Statesman Journal
It was a good time for anglers on the Clackamas River last week with great conditions and fish landed from Cross Park all the way up to McIver Park. Flows have come up some due to snow melt after the warm weekend weather but the color is good and ...

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ECSA: European Shipowners ‘Greatly Concerned’ with Trump Import Tariffs

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 15:06

European shipowners are ‘greatly concerned’ with U.S President Donald Trump’s decision to impose additional tariffs on certain imported steel and aluminium products into the United States, the European Community of Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) said Tuesday. President Donald Trump last week signed an order to impose duties on imported steel and aluminum despite critics concerns that […]

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U.K.’s Russian Spy Scandal Spills into LNG Market

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 14:15

By Jessica Shankleman, Anna Shiryaevskaya and Elena Mazneva (Bloomberg) — The spy poisoning scandal in the U.K. is spilling into energy. Prime Minister Theresa May responded to a chemical weapon attack against a former spy on British soil with a range of measures against Russia such as asset freezes and the biggest diplomatic expulsions since […]

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Ships in Caribbean Told to Avoid Underwater Volcano ‘Kick ’em Jenny’ Due to Eruption Risk

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:29

Officials in the Caribbean island of Grenada are warning ships to steer clear of an underwater volcano due to increased seismic activity that could indicate the start of an eruption at any moment. On Tuesday, the Government of Grenada announced that the alert level for the submarine volcano Kick “em Jenny, located 8 km (5 […]

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Seaspan Grows ‘Eco’ Containership Fleet with Acquisition Greater China Intermodal Investments

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:36

Independent containership owner and operator Season Corporation has announced its acquisition of the remaining shares Greater China Intermodal Investments, which will significantly increase the company’s earnings per share, Seaspan announced Tuesday. Under the deal, Season is acquiring the remaining 89% of GCI that it does not already own from affiliates of The Carlyle Group and other […]

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Shell’s Prelude FLNG Start-Up Plan Risks Losing Gas to Rivals

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:11

By Perry Williams (Bloomberg) — After a decade planning the world’s largest floating gas export plant, Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s supplies could get tapped by a competitor first. Shell and Japan’s Inpex Corp. are both targeting gas from a connected reservoir in Australia’s remote Browse Basin, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) off its northwest coast, […]

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Search Suspended for Two Missing from Towboat that Capsized on Mississippi River Near New Orleans

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:56

The Coast Guard suspended its search for two people who were aboard a towing vessel that sank in the vicinity of mile marker 90.5 on the Mississippi River near New Orleans, Tuesday. The incident comes as the Lower Mississippi River is experiencing high water from recent rainfall. Missing are Malon Dawsey and Karl Prince. Coast […]

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Djibouti Says Key Container Port to Remain in State Hands

News from gCaptain - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:01

By Maggie Fick NAIROBI, March 14 (Reuters) – Djibouti’s container port will remain in state hands as the government seeks investment, a senior official said on Wednesday in comments likely to reassure Washington where lawmakers say they fear it could be ceded to China. The Doraleh Container Terminal is a key asset for Djibouti, a tiny […]

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Environmental groups sue feds over decline of Willamette River salmon and steelhead - The Register-Guard

Fishing News - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:45

The Register-Guard

Environmental groups sue feds over decline of Willamette River salmon and steelhead
The Register-Guard
FILE - This undated file photo shows a salmon leaping a waterfall on the north fork of the Salmonberry River in Oregon's Coast Range. Three environmental groups are suing the federal government over the decline in wild salmon and steelhead in the Upper ...
Environmental Groups Sue Over Decline of Steelhead, Chinook ...U.S. News & World Report
Lawsuit targets Willamette dams, says salmon and steelhead in perilStatesman Journal
Environmental groups sue feds over diminished Chinook and ...OregonLive.com

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Spanish Cargo Ship Aground Near Port of Lisbon

News from gCaptain - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:28

A Spanish cargo ship has been stranded at the mouth of Portugal’s Tagus River for more than a week after she ran aground while departing the port of Lisbon.  The 118-meter ship, named Betanzos, ran aground at 1 a.m. local time on March 6 after experiencing a loss of power. The vessel had just departed […]

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