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Coast Guard Investigating Collision Involving Tug and Barge and Pontoon Boat in North Carolina


By Mike Schuler on Nov 04, 2020 05:13 pm
u.s. coast guardThe U.S. Coast Guard is investigation a collision involving a 94-foot tug and barge and a pontoon pleasure boat in North Carolina’s intracoastal waterway. The collision took place Tuesday in the vicinity of the Emerald Isle High-Rise Bridge. Two people on board the pontoon boat entered the water. The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine […]  Read full story...

World’s First LPG-Fueled Very Large Gas Carrier Completes Sea Trials


By Mike Schuler on Nov 04, 2020 03:44 pm
The world’s first liquefied petroleum gas-powered Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) has successful complete sea trials and is readying for its return to service. The ‘BW Gemini’, built in 2015, is owned and operated by BW LPG, a company registered at Oslo stock exchange. The vessel was retrofitted this year with Wärtsilä’s ground-breaking LPG Fuel […]  Read full story...

ONE Containership Diverted to Tacoma Due to Collapsed Containers


By Mike Schuler on Nov 04, 2020 01:08 pm
A containership belonging to Ocean Network Express is being rerouted to the Port of Tacoma after containers collapsed on board during a transpacific voyage. A Customer Advisory dated October 30 said the MV One Aquila “suffered collapsed containers due to severe weather conditions” as the vessel was en route to Long Beach, California. As a […]  Read full story...

New ICS Report Sheds Light on Diversity in Shipping


By Mike Schuler on Nov 04, 2020 12:44 pm
ship navigation bridgeWomen make up just 7.5 percent of the world’s seafarers, according to a first-of-its-kind report looking into diversity within the shipping industry. The report was released this week by the International Chamber of Shipping. It surveyed more than 200 shipping companies across the world on issues related to diversity in the global shipping labor force. […]  Read full story...

Dry Bulk Trade Group Slams Charterers for Preventing Crew Changes


By Mike Schuler on Nov 04, 2020 12:06 pm
bulk carrierCharterers in the dry bulk sector have been preventing much needed crew changes from taking place despite owners agreeing to pay the associated costs, according to INTERCARGO, the leading association of dry bulk sector operators. The trade association said in some of these instances, charterers have simply ignored relevant provisions and charter party clauses or […]  Read full story...

mySamskipLogistics launch brings digital transparency to specialised freight forwarding


By gCaptain on Nov 04, 2020 11:53 am
Press Release – Samskip Logistics has passed a key milestone in its strategy to bring the power of digitalisation to under-served segments of the freight market. Its new mySamskipLogistics global forwarding customer portal will have special significance for the reefer and other specialised cargo shippers contributing around three quarters of its volumes, the company says. […]  Read full story...

Damen launches third Island Class vessel for BC Ferries


By gCaptain on Nov 04, 2020 11:49 am
Press Release – Damen Shipyards Galati successfully launched the third Island Class Vessel for BC Ferries. The vessel is part of an order of six such vessels for the ferry operator and will perform an environmentally efficient inter-island ferry service between Vancouver and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Damen has already delivered the first […]  Read full story...

Sanmar Shipyards and SCHOTTEL strengthen collaboration with framework agreement


By gCaptain on Nov 04, 2020 11:11 am
Press Release – Sanmar Shipyards and the German propulsion expert SCHOTTEL have signed a framework agreement, making SCHOTTEL the exclusive supplier of thrusters for 90-tonne BP tugs of the Bigaçay class in a Robert Allan design to Sanmar. The new framework agreement is valid for two years. “The agreement puts Sanmar in a position of […]  Read full story...

Marine biofuel testing set to begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre


By gCaptain on Nov 04, 2020 11:08 am
Press Release – As the marine industry races to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is taking a key role. The 2800 m2 testing space – already equipped for today’s oil and gas fuels – has been readied for testing with biofuels. In coming years, the centre will […]  Read full story...

U.S. Officially Exits Paris Agreement with Election Outcome Uncertain


By Bloomberg on Nov 04, 2020 10:40 am
ship emissionsBy Will Wade and Jess Shankleman (Bloomberg) — The U.S. has officially become the first nation to quit the Paris climate agreement, even as the outcome of the country’s presidential race remains undetermined. President Donald Trump, who’s fighting for re-election, moved to withdraw from the landmark environmental accord exactly one year ago, abandoning a global […]  Read full story...

Philippines Greenlights Oil Exploration in Disputed Sea Without China


By Bloomberg on Nov 04, 2020 10:09 am
By Andreo Calonzo (Bloomberg) –The Philippines said oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea can proceed without China, in what could be a further sign of the Southeast Asian nation’s tougher stance against Beijing. Philippine Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said PXP Energy Corp. can survey Reed Bank in the disputed sea even without partnering […]  Read full story...

Norway’s Top Court Starts Hearing on Arctic Oil Exploration


By Reuters on Nov 04, 2020 10:02 am
By Nerijus Adomaitis OSLO, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Norway’s top court began to hear arguments on Wednesday on the legality of awarding offshore oil licenses in the Arctic, in a landmark case that could stop the industry’s expansion. The lawsuit, led by environmental groups Greenpeace Norway and Nature and Youth, is part of an emerging […]  Read full story...

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