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Video: Spanish Police Divers Find Cocaine in Ship’s Cooling Intake

Spain’s federal police agency has seized 200 kilos of cocaine from inside of a cooling water intake under the hull of a bulker at Santa Cruz de Tenerife.  The bulker Nord Mamore called at Tenerife last week and anchored at the port for refueling. She was carrying a cargo of corn and headed for Lisbon, […]

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Bird Claims Approving Freshwater Wind Farm

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of a project to build the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America, which is seen as a demonstration of the potential to expand the industry. The court in a six-to-one decision handed down on August 10, ended a legal battle that has gone on for nearly two […]

Hapag Sees Cooling Market with Supply Growth Twice Demand in 2023

Hapag-Lloyd became the latest among the major container shipping lines to report what management called an “extraordinarily strong business performance,” while also telling investors that it sees indications that the market is “cooling off.” The German shipping giant reported that its profits tripled in the first half of the driven by significantly improved freight rates […]

Singapore Celebrates its 57th Year of Independence

Singapore, one of Asia’s most strategic ports, just celebrated its 57th year of independence. Every August 9, the date of Singapore’s independence from Malaysia in 1965, Singapore’s government sponsors a parade, military demonstrations, and a fireworks celebration. First held in 1965, the event is used by the Prime Minister and President to address the nation […]

Strike at Felixstowe Could Send More Business to Competing Ports

The expected strike at the Port of Felixstowe could disrupt the UK’s supply chains, but it may also create a new opportunity for neighboring ports with less congestion, according to a new report from VesselsValue. Felixstowe is the UK’s largest container port, handling about four million TEU worth of cargo per year, and it is […]

Photos: Oil Recovery Concludes for Calliou Island Spill

The U.S. Coast Guard, the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office and oil and gas company Hilcorp are winding up the oil-recovery response to the spill that occurred at the Caillou Island facility in Terrebonne Bay, Louisiana.  On Monday, a tank at the platform fell into the bay, releasing an estimated 14,000 gallons of oil. According to the […]

California Adopts Target for 25 GW from Offshore Wind Farms

California’s primary energy policy and planning agency, the Energy Commission, moved forward on Wednesday, August 10, to adopt ambitious goals for California’s offshore wind energy sector. While the state has lagged behind the U.S. East Coast in the development of offshore wind power generation in part due to technical challenges, the new plan is a […]

Greek Bulk Operator, Chief Engineer Convicted of US MARPOL Violations

A Greek shipping company and the chief engineer of one of the company’s dry bulk carriers became the latest to plead guilty to MARPOL violations in a case brought by the U.S. Justice Department. They were convicted by a court in San Diego for oily bilge water discharge offenses. New Trade Ship Management and Dennis […]

Return Begins of Crude Oil US Seized from Iranian Tanker

The nearly four-month battle for control of the crude oil tanker Lana and its cargo appears to be coming to an end. The vessel, which was originally registered in Russia but later switched to the Iranian flag, has been laying in the Piraeus anchorage waiting for the return of the portion of its cargo offloaded […]

Maersk Supply Service Wins Integrated Solutions Project In Brazil

{By Maersk Supply Service} Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract on behalf of Shell Brasil for the mooring line remediation of the FPSO  Fluminense, located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.  The scope of the project includes remediation work on two of the Fluminense’s mooring lines. With the onshore  engineering already well […]

How Sub-Saharan airlines would benefit from using the ACMI services

Even though ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) is widely used in global markets, this aviation model has attracted low usage in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite the high seasonality of the aviation market in this region. Sub-Saharan Africa is considered a fast-growing market where new and existing airlines can leverage the benefits presented by ACMI model […]

Forto and Hapag-Lloyd Partner to Deliver Biofuel Alternative for Customers

Through a new partnership with Hapag-Lloyd, a leading global liner shipping company, Forto has launched a biofuel program for ocean shipping customers who seek to reduce their transport emissions. Customers booking full container load (FCL) sea freight shipments with Forto can now add the use of advanced biofuel to their bookings, effectively reducing 100% of […]

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