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  • Tug due to arrive to assist bulker grounded in...

    A tugboat from Sri Lanka was due to arrive in the Maldives today, August 23, to assist in the operation to refloat a Greek managed bulker that went aground late last week. No injuries or environmental damage has been reported from the grounding as local authorities work to refloat the vessel.

     

  • Disney cruise line resumes US cruises, but delays...

    Disney Cruise Line has joined the industry in restarting its North American cruise operations, but unlike others lines the company has decided to delay its planned longer, weekly cruises. In an announcement to the trade on August 16, Disney said it was canceling cruises lasting 7-days in length planned for the coming weeks.

     

  • NYK Apologizes for Bulker Accident Sending Teams...

    NYK Line issued an apology for the accident involving the wood chip carrier that caused the environmental accident off the coast of Hachinohe, Japan last week. The company said as the charter it had decided to take action sending teams to assist in the cleanup efforts while investigations into the accident are also ongoing.

     

  • The Scottish Maritime Museum begins conservation...

    After smashing the target in a Crowdfunder last Autumn, the Scottish Maritime Museum has started essential conservation work on one of Britain’s most historic vessels, MV Kyles, beginning with state of the art, environmentally-sensitive, dry ice blasting.

  • PSA Mumbai welcomes Maersk’s upsized ME2...

    PSA Mumbai welcomed the inaugural call of Maersk Line’s ME2 service with the arrival of the 10,100-TEU “Maersk Gibraltar” on 12th August 2021. The ME2 marks PSA Mumbai’s eighth weekly call and second Europe service. The first call at PSA Mumbai also marks an upgrade of the ME2 service with vessel capacity doubling to 10,000-TEU sized vessels and a revised port rotation: PSA Mumbai – Salalah – Jeddah – Suez Canal – Port Said East – Port Tangier Mediterranee– Algeciras – Valencia – Genoa – Port Said East – Suez Canal – Jeddah – Salalah – Mundra – PSA Mumbai.

     

  • Golden Ray Team Locates and Caps Source of Oil...

    After nearly a week of oil leaking for the latest section to be cut free from the Golden Ray, the unified command overseeing the operation reported that they believed they have located the source of the oil and capped it. The leak, which began on July 31 when they began to raise section six has been the most significant oil leak since salvage work began on the wreck of the car carrier in St. Simons Sound.

     

  • ESG delivers first Ollis-class vessel for Staten...

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group has completed the first of three new Ollis-class ferries for New York City's Staten Island Ferry service. The SSG Michael H. Ollis has departed ESG’s Port St. Joe Facility fully certified and passenger ready.

     

  • Mitsubishi discusses plans for acquired Mitsui E...

    As the next step in the consolidation of the Japanese shipbuilding industry, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced plans for its new operations specializing in naval vessels and government ships. MHI previously announced it had agreed to take over the operations of Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding at the Tamano Works in the southern Japanese city of Okayama. The acquisition is pending the results of the review currently underway by the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC).

     

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SAR response after Hurtigruten ship loses power off Norwegian Coast

A Hurtigruten coastal cruise ship lost propulsion power traveling along a notoriously difficult portion of the Norwegian coastline last evening, prompting a search and rescue response from Norwegian maritime authorities, fishing vessels, and an OSV in the area. After drifting and later anchoring, the cruise ship was able to recover, but the Norwegian authorities are investigating the incident.

 
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Helping producers hit by shipping crisis

Two Philippine companies announced recently that they will launch direct shipping routes to the United States, which are expected to bring relief to exporters who cannot find vessels due to the global shipping crisis. Davao-based Reefer Express Line Filipinas said it will ship goods from Mindanao to the US at lower rates

 
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Cainiao launches direct sea freight route to accelerate exports from China to South Korea

Cainiao Network, (“Cainiao”), the logistics arm of Alibaba Group Holding Limited today announced the launch of direct sea freight route between China and South Korea, as parcel volume to South Korea from AliExpress, the global retail online marketplace also part of Alibaba Group, increased by nearly 100% in the second half of 2021 compared to the same period last year. Operating six times a week, the sea freight allows Korean consumers to receive parcels in five days for selected products after placing orders on AliE¬¬xpress, with some areas as fast as three days . Upon leaving ports in Shandong Province, the cargo ship will arrive in South Korea within 12 hours, reducing shipping costs by up to 30 per cent.

 
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Tug due to arrive to assist bulker grounded in the Maldives

A tugboat from Sri Lanka was due to arrive in the Maldives today, August 23, to assist in the operation to refloat a Greek managed bulker that went aground late last week. No injuries or environmental damage has been reported from the grounding as local authorities work to refloat the vessel.

 
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Disney cruise line resumes US cruises, but delays weekly trips

Disney Cruise Line has joined the industry in restarting its North American cruise operations, but unlike others lines the company has decided to delay its planned longer, weekly cruises. In an announcement to the trade on August 16, Disney said it was canceling cruises lasting 7-days in length planned for the coming weeks.

 
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NYK Apologizes for Bulker Accident Sending Teams to the Oil Cleanup

NYK Line issued an apology for the accident involving the wood chip carrier that caused the environmental accident off the coast of Hachinohe, Japan last week. The company said as the charter it had decided to take action sending teams to assist in the cleanup efforts while investigations into the accident are also ongoing.

 
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