Coast Guard alarmed by rising cyber intrusions on ships  WorkBoat

A rash of incidents in which outsiders have tried to gain access to commercial vessel operations has prompted the Coast Guard to issue an alert to mariners.


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Naval Dome Adapts Cyber Security System for Port and Navy Applications  The Maritime Executive

Naval Dome has adapted its award-winning maritime cyber protection technology for compatibility with...


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Small Shipyard Grant awards announced  WorkBoat

Marad announced $19.6 million in grants to support capital improvements at 28 U.S. small shipyards as part of its Small Shipyard Grant program.


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Navy Will Launch Combat Ship USS Minneapolis-St. Paul From Midwest Port  Military.com

The ship will be christened and then literally dropped sideways into the Menominee River.


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Seattle Will Be Home Port for New Class of Icebreakers  Military.com

Seattle will continue to be the home port for the Coast Guard's heavy icebreakers in the next decade as shipyards build a new class of "Polar Security" cutters.


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Two tankers struck in apparent attack in Gulf of Oman  CNN

Two tankers were apparently attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, less than a month after four other ships were struck in the region.


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Venice crash reignites calls for cruise ship ban  BBC News

A cruise ship crash in Venice has reignited calls for large vessels to be banned from the city's Giudecca canal. Four people were injured on Sunday when the ...


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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 17, 2019  USNI News

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy's deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of June 17, 2019, ...


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VT Halter begins construction on Navy berthing vessels  WorkBoat

VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., laid the keel to signify the beginning of construction for the first of two 269'x75.28′ auxiliary personnel lighter — small ...


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At Least 25 Injured in Container Ship Blaze at Thai Port  The Maritime Executive

A fire that broke out on the KMTC Hongkong container ship at Thailands Laem Chabang port on Saturday...


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Port of Singapore updates its guidance on IMO 2020  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Singapore, the world's largest bunkering port, unveiled on Thursday further measures to help the industry prepare for the International Maritime Organization's.


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Vessel Repair to receive MARAD grant - Port Arthur News  The Port Arthur News

Vessel Repair of Port Arthur will receive a grant of $1,360,531 from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Maritime Administration, DOT announced Monday.


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Port Report: Korean shipbuilder aims to develop ‘digital twins’  FreightWaves

One of Asia's largest shipbuilders will help develop “digital twins” for ocean vessels, part of an effort to provide better monitoring and performance.


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Port Report: Maritime firms ask where they fit with robotic ships  FreightWaves

Autonomous shipping is slowly gaining greater attention in the maritime industry, prompting more industry players to figure out where they will fit in.


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Small Agencies Work Together to Protect Environment from Ship Waste  St. John Source

The Virgin Islands relies on a tiny force of individuals to guard it against potential environmental damage from any of the hundreds of cruise ships and other.


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Domestic Maritime Industry Creates 51450 Jobs, $12.21 Billion in Economic Impact in California  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, and federal lawmakers, today announced California as the fourth largest.


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Damen Plays Leading Role In Dutch Drive To Autonomous Shipping  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

For the past two years Damen has been involved in the Joint Industry Project (JIP) Autonomous Shipping, a two-year research project based in the Netherlands.


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Tote named manager for building new maritime training ships  WorkBoat

Tote Services Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., has been selected by the U.S. Maritime Administration to serve as vessel construction manager for the new class of ...


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'Huge' Disney deal: Port Canaveral commissioners approve contract to base 3 ships here  Florida Today

Port Canaveral commissioners were filled with superlatives on Wednesday, as they unanimously approved a 20-year contract with Disney Cruise Line that will ...


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'We can't continue to sift through the burnt wreckage'  American Shipper

Andrew Kinsey, senior risk consultant at the insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, says carriers need to be proactive in preventing ship fires.


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May's top news stories  Ship Technology

The Port of Corpus Christi in the US launched a $380m project to deepen and widen its ship channel to accommodate larger vessels and Port of Gothenburg in ...


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ABB wins system package with Keppel for dredging contractor Van Oord  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

ABB to deliver benefits of integrated vessel systems to two dredgers built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Van Oord, securing a first full-scope power,


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India: Cyclone shuts ports in India's Gujarat State  JOC.com

All marine activities at ports in India's Gujarat state, including vessel and freight movements, remained suspended for a second day Thursday due to Cyclone ...


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Tours, music, displays, food highlight Port Angeles Maritime Festival  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Activities on and about the sea will be featured at the second annual Port Angeles Maritime Festival on Saturday and Sunday at City Pier.


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Tense moments as bow of ship breaks free from Windsor dock  CTV News Windsor

Transport Canada says it is investigating why a large bulk carrier docked at Windsor Terminal almost broke free.


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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 3, 2019  USNI News

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy's deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of June 3, 2019, ...


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Testing the waters: China's maritime militia challenges foreign forces at sea  DefenseNews.com

Singapore — China's so-called maritime militia is believed to be behind a series of laser attacks against an Australian naval helicopter over the South China Sea ...


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NAVTOR integrates environmental regulations into voyage planning with Total Marine Solutions MOU  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

NAVTOR, a global leader in maritime e-navigation solutions, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Florida-based ...


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India: Indian ports reopen after cyclone  JOC.com

Ports in India's western state of Gujarat reopened Friday to restricted vessel traffic and cargo handling after Cyclone Vayu halted all marine activities for three ...


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Protection Vessels International: Weekly Maritime Security Report  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Americas Peru: Robbers board LNG tanker at Callao port 18 May A group of about five masked robbers boarded an LNG tanker via the hawse pipe at 0055 hrs ...


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Propeller Club celebrates S.S. Savannah’s historic voyage  Savannah Morning News

It's been 200 years since the S.S. Savannah set sail from its namesake harbor to attempt the world's first trans-Atlantic voyage under steam. Chugging into the ...


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Caspian Shipping Company to modernize its fleet  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO) will build 56 new vessels within 10 years to *service* oil fields. "For the replacement of current vessels (built in.


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ICS to Push for Rapid Action on Further CO2 Reduction by International Shipping  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

2019 AGM Faroe Islands: Representatives of the world's national shipowners' associations met last week to review the priorities of the global shipowners'


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Sniffer Drones Will Start Patrolling the World's Busiest Shipping Ports  Bloomberg

Teams of drones are about to start policing the skies of some of the world's busiest shipping ports. Their target? Environmental rule-breakers.


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Naval Dome Adapts Award-Winning Cyber Security System  Sea News

Sea News is the free online news *service* providing in depth coverage of global maritime news, Container Shipping, Port Terminal, Port Authority, Global ...


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They fought at D-Day, now they're fighting rust: Veterans struggle to save World War II ships  USA TODAY

The Navy allowed groups around the country to take World War II ships, but scant attention was given to the multimillion-dollar maintenance costs.


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Delaware River deepening: 30 years and 16 million cubic yards of sand, muck and rock later  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Two years behind schedule, and $100 million over its original budget, the project to dredge the Delaware River main channel to 45 feet should be completed by ...


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New policy on registering vessels in Cyprus Register of Ships  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

On 23 May 2019 the Deputy Ministry of Shipping via Circular 10/2019 updated its policy on the eligibility of ships registered under the Cyprus flag. In general,


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Tours part of this weekend's maritime festival  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Port of Port Angeles commissioners Connie Beauvais and Steve Burke will narrate 30-minute bus tours of waterfront industrial sites during ...


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Global maritime industry frontrunner in campaign for carbon free future  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Global maritime industry is a frontrunner in the campaign for a carbon free future, but much more remains to be done to achieve the targets set for the further.


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Migrant rescue ship captains could face $57000 fines in Italian crackdown  CNN

Migrant rescue ships docking in Italy without authorization could soon face fines of up to $57000, as part of a government crackdown that the United Nations ...


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Whale sightings and ship strike danger surge off New York  WorkBoat

Humpback whales are seen much more often around the approaches to New York Harbor, and with them come the potential for more deadly encounters with ...


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Lawmakers lauded for supporting ports, maritime industry  American Shipper

Awards also given for safety practices and to Circular IQ, Dayton Freight, Duluth-Superior, Manhattan CFO, Nola, Old Dominion, Pacesetter ports and Worldwide.


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A ‘Bridge’ to China, and Her Family’s Business, in the Trump Cabinet  The New York Times

Elaine Chao has boosted the profile of her family's shipping company, which benefits from industrial policies in China that are roiling the Trump administration.


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Russia seeks to open its Arctic waters to world shipping  FreightWaves

A consortium comprising DP World of the United Arab Emirates, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (a sovereign wealth fund), Rosatom and Norilsk Nickel have ...


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‘Ship of Horror’: Discovery of the Last Slave Ship to America Brings New Hope to an Old Community  The New York Times

Enslaved Africans smuggled into Alabama in the schooner Clotilda founded Africatown after the Civil War. Now residents want to raise the wreck from under the ...


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New 'Scrubber' Service to Be Stationed in UK at the Port of Portland  Afloat

In the UK at a port in Dorset is based a ship repair and engineering services company Intermarine UK which has struck a new agreement with a Chinese ...


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Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors  Marine Technology News

In 2009 I wrote a thesis on the use of unmanned systems for defense applications. At that time, the three buzz words of “dull, dirty and dangerous” dominated the ...


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SW/TCH Maritime Funds the Construction of the First Zero-Emissions e-Ferry in the US, Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cell  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

SW/TCH Maritime (SW/TCH), an impact investment platform building the first fleet of zero-emissions maritime vessels in the US, announced its investment to.


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Marine ecosystems endangered by tanker sabotage in the Gulf  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Sabotage attacks targeting four oil tankers off the coast of the UAE's Fujairah port earlier this month not only highlighted a new threat to maritime traffic.


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India, Afghanistan weigh discounts to drive Chabahar trade  JOC.com

India and Afghanistan are considering offering concessions on transport costs to reinvigorate containerized trade between the two countries via Iran's Chabahar ...


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IMO'S Maritime Safety Committee Meeting Preview  Sea News

Sea News is the free online news *service* providing in depth coverage of global maritime news, Container Shipping, Port Terminal, Port Authority, Global ...


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Modest US import growth forecast over record 2018  JOC.com

Merchandise imports to the United States should increase slightly this peak season, even over last year's robust performance, as retailers attempt to stay ahead ...


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China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

There is some good news for international ships, which are flying either a Republic of Korean flag (South Korea) or a Chinese five-star flag, sailing between.


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ILWU Canada, employers reach deal to lift lockout  JOC.com

Operations at the Port of Vancouver will resume at 4:30 p.m. local time thanks to a tentative new labor agreement between the BCMEA and ILWU Canada.


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USS Lincoln, USS Kearsarge conduct joint operations in Persian Gulf  UPI News

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge conducted joint operations with their strike groups in the Persian gulf last ...


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National Maritime Day 2019: “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”  Maritime Logistics News

The Dredging Contractors of America is pleased to support National Maritime Day 2019. The President issued a proclamation on May 20…


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Shipping Company to Offer New Route from Port of Waterford  Afloat

A shipping line based in the Netherlands, reports The Irish Times, will open up Waterford port to new international trade routes when it commences a w...


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US East Coast ports: NY-NJ handling larger ships with bigger payloads  JOC.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey says marine terminals are not only seeing more 13,000-TEU ships, but more importantly, they are handling the stronger ...


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ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control integrates DP2 to increase safety across entire vessel operating profile  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Designed to optimize vessel responsiveness, efficiency and safety across the entire operating profile, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Control allows deploying.


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Port Report: Port Houston’s vessel limits put cap on ability to serve growing export market  FreightWaves

Anyone up for some 'Texas Chicken'? Maybe not anymore as pilots request one-way traffic on busiest shipping hub in North America.


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Ceremony at the Seawall: Seafarers remembered on National Maritime Day - Port Arthur News  The Port Arthur News

Port Arthur seafarers and those who support them along the shore observed National Maritime Day on Wednesday with a brief ceremony at the Seaman's ...


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Maritime Constructions has taken delivery of a Damen CSD500 dredger and a Multi Cat 1506  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Vessels are working on Australian port expansion project Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500 and a Multi Cat 1506 to ...


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C-MAP Launches Updated Integrated Maritime Suite for Enhanced Voyage Optimization  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, announced the release of C-MAP IMS 2.1, a powerful upgrade of its Integrated ...


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Iran's new strategic threat against Israel - Middle East News  Haaretz

The possibility of closing the Bab al-Mandab and Hormuz straits pose a threat no less serious than others coming from Tehran and Hezbollah.


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Looming collapse of fisheries in the South China Sea?  NavyTimes.com

This is a weekly look at developments in the South China Sea, the location of several territorial conflicts in the region.


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Port Report: Port of Singapore box volumes flat in 2019’s first quarter  FreightWaves

FreightWaves puts Singapore, the world's second-busiest box port, under the microscope – examining box throughput, general cargo, bulk oil, non-bulk oil and ...


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Port Report: Container ship industry gets capacity discipline, setting up tighter 2019  FreightWaves

Port of Houston faces choice as to which ships to prioritize; U.K. Parliament turmoil leaves Brexit deal in doubt.


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Port Report: 2M ship largest to call on U.S. as lots of empty containers wait to be reshored  FreightWaves

Big ships come to U.S. even as backhaul cargoes still lacking, and truckers deal with terminal shut-outs and chassis imbalances.


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Maritime autonomy: A bridge too far  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Imagine several ships en route from departure port 'A' to arrive at different ports around the world, each at a given time. These ships have no captain or crew on ...


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Port Report: China’s coastal shipping begins to suffer from over-capacity  FreightWaves

Dry bulk and container shipping along China coast seeing too much capacity, according to government statistics, leading to falling rates.


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Bishop urges solidarity with maritime workers and their families  CatholicPhilly.com

Sister Joanna Okereke, right, national director of the Apostleship of the Sea ministry, offered thanks to those who turned out to pray for maritime workers and their ...


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The Domestic Maritime Industry Creates 22500 Jobs And $6.12 Billion Of Economic Impact In The State Of Washington  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Washington Senator Maria Cantwell joined business and government leaders from around the region on Friday at the Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast, ...


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Argus launches IMO 2020-compliant assessments for Zhoushan, China  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has launched two price assessments for marine fuels delivered to Zhoushan in east China, following ...


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Port Report: Fuel quality rules left up to port states for IMO 2020  FreightWaves

Meeting the IMO 2020 sulfur regulation should not be a problem for owners when the regulation enters into force in January 2020 but making certain that.


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UAE says four vessels subjected to 'sabotage' near Fujairah port  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Four commercial vessels were targeted by "sabotage operations" near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates without causing casualties, the foreign.


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Trans-Pacific reliability rising from record depths  JOC.com

Container line schedule reliability from Asia to the United States improved month over month in March as container volumes dipped in the post-Lunar New Year ...


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US warship sails the Arabian Sea, avoiding port, killing time ... and germs  NavyTimes.com

Personnel on the dock landing ship Fort McHenry have treated 25 sailors and Marines for a viral infection similar to mumps.


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Port Report: Coastal shift in U.S. container trade might be in cards for 2020  FreightWaves

Cost of all-water transit could rise as higher price, low-sulfur fuel comes into play; Maersk offers a peak in the fridge.


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Sulphur 2020 implementation – IMO issues additional guidance  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved and adopted a comprehensive set of guidance and guidelines to support the consistent ...


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Port Report: Outlook for trans-Pacific shipping rates is meh as imports expected to slow  FreightWaves

Spot rates for ocean freight into the U.S will face a “challenging” 2019 for growth, according to Maritime Strategies International, as the box ship industry will “be ...


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Container lines reject mandatory speed limit proposal  JOC.com

John Butler, World Shipping Council president and CEO, said the proposal would force container carriers to build ships to make up for capacity lost through ...


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Port Report: Ocean carriers do the boxship shuffle as container capacity glut hits Asia  FreightWaves

Liner alliances in a quandary about what to do with largest capacity ships as cancelled port calls increase to deal with capacity glut.


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How should ports prepare for autonomous shipping?  Ship Technology

Ports are already under pressure to adapt to a number of recent trends, but how does autonomous shipping fit into the equation?


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Port Report: To slow steam or not slow steam; that is the latest IMO 2020 question  FreightWaves

Slow steaming is potential way for ocean carriers to meet higher costs of IMO 2020, but it carries risk of further *service* degradation.


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Panama Canal: Automation jitters to drive cargo to East Coast  JOC.com

The Panama Canal Authority said it expects concerns over a labor backlash to the automation of a Los Angeles marine terminal to spur the routing of more ...


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Port Report: Long Beach Container Terminal’s automation adding to buyer interest  FreightWaves

One of the biggest terminals on the west coast is showing better results after multi-year automation project as final auction nears.


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New service fueling Savannah port's reefer growth  JOC.com

The first Seaboard Marine vessel in a new weekly string from Central America visited the port of Savannah on May 8, building on the the US Southeast top port ...


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Container Shipping Delays: Ocean reliability woes fluster US import pick up predictability  JOC.com

Terminal operators, a very visible component of container shipping, are often the first to be criticized by BCOs and truckers when there are delays in delivering ...


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Container cargo: New model for maritime shipping emerging  JOC.com

The ever-evolving makeup of the container shipping business is fascinating, if not amazing. About 60 years ago, a trucker from North Carolina put some trailers ...


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LA-LB port set for another month of congestion  JOC.com

The cause of the extreme gridlock at Los Angeles-Long Beach is manifold.


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Port Report: Europe’s ocean freight industry innovates while Los Angeles’s waits, again  FreightWaves

LA caught between straits of labor and capital; group looks for ocean freight's Esperanto; and digital-first forwarder gets $20m funding.


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Singapore Maritime Week 2019  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The Future Docks Here Driving Connectivity, Innovation and Talent 6th to 14th April 2019 Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore.


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Seattle port slated for $500 million upgrade for larger ships and new cruise berth  Seattle Times

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma have approved a $500 million plan to revamp and lease Terminal 5 just east of West Seattle to accommodate larger ships, and ...


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Maritime expert calls for India-Indonesia shipping chamber  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

India and Indonesia should set up a shipping chamber to promote shipping cooperation between the two countries as a part of the initiative to establish.


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Port Report: Hyundai Merchant Marine head heads to Europe for Maersk and MSC sitdown  FreightWaves

Korea's only remaining container ship line may want to go beyond its slot sharing deal, but Western carriers wary on subsidized shipping.


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Ghana's ports to become the preferred maritime trade hub in Africa  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The National Drive to make Ghana's two seaports activities paperless is positive for the development of the maritime economy as it continues to experience ...


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Africa Focus: Spring 2019 – Sustainability in Africa's maritime industry  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Some of the most important global sea lanes pass the continent of Africa. Major routes navigate the Cape of Good Hope between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans,


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Maritime workers rally globally to 'save Australian shipping'  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Maritime workers around the globe have rallied in an international show of solidarity for Australian seafarers. The global day of action coordinated by the.


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