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Mon, 17 May 2021 09:16:40 Z

Fire-Stricken Containership Starts Transit to Port of Oakland

The Unified Command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard, the State of California, and Witt O'Brien's said Sunday it was coordinating the safe transit of a container ship 80 miles southwest of Big Sur to the Port of Oakland, California after…

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Fri, 14 May 2021 18:19:59 Z

Keel Laid for Finnlines’ Second Hybrid RoRo Ship

The Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China has laid the keel for the second of three new hybrid ro-ro vessels it is building for Finnlines.The construction of MS Finneco II is proceeding, and the keel laying ceremony was held on May 12, Finnlines…

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:15:39 Z

Second Jones Act Waiver Granted to Citgo After Colonial Outage

The Biden administration granted oil refiner Citgo Petroleum a maritime shipping waiver allowing it to move fuel between U.S. ports on a foreign flagged vessel, two sources told Reuters on Friday, making it the second company to secure one this…

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Fri, 14 May 2021 15:04:46 Z

Barge Operations Cleared to Resume on the Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday lifted its marine traffic restrictions on a section of the lower Mississippi River that has been closed since Tuesday, clearing towboats and barges to resume operations on one of America's busiest and most vital…

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Fri, 14 May 2021 14:17:26 Z

More Than 1,000 Barges Backed Up on Lower Mississippi River

More than 1,000 barges were backed up on the lower Mississippi River on Friday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, while traders anxiously awaited an update on the shutdown of a portion of the waterway that is critical to U.S. crop exports.The…

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:15:10 Z

A Newbuild VLOC is the First Wind-powered Bulk Carrier

Brazilian miner Vale expects to soon put into service the first-ever bulk carrier propelled partially sails, the company said on Thursday.The rotor sail-equipped newbuild, a very large ore carrier (VLOC) named Sea Zhoushan, is being built in…

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Fri, 14 May 2021 12:04:15 Z

Tanker Owners Ask to Switch Ports for Israel Oil Shipments

At least two tanker owners delivering crude oil to Israel have asked to divert from Ashkelon to the port of Haifa because of fighting, shipping sources said on Friday.The most serious fighting between Israel and Gaza militants since 2014 began…

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Fri, 14 May 2021 11:41:14 Z

Austal Delivers Two Patrol Boats to Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

Austal has delivered two 58-meter Cape-class Patrol Boats to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG). The patrol boats, TTS Port of Spain (CG41) and TTS Scarborough (CG42), were delivered at a handover ceremony held at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard Friday.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 21:31:51 Z

Jones Act Waiver Granted to Valero After Colonial Shutdown

U.S. refiner Valero Energy Corp was granted a Jones Act waiver, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after a cyberattack shut the Colonial Pipeline late last week, creating a fuel crunch in several parts of the U.S. Southeast and…

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Thu, 13 May 2021 18:55:01 Z

Profiles in Training: Dr. Michael Ekow MANUEL, Professor, World Maritime University

The global seafarers crisis takes center stage at the World Maritime University (WMU), as Dr. Michael Ekow Manuel discusses the importance of seafarers, seafarer training and the MarTID 2021 survey.While many maritime professionals have the theoretical ‘salt in their veins’…

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