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Fri, 15 Oct 2021 20:08:07 Z

Biden Appoints Ann Phillips as MARAD Administrator

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Ann Phillips to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the Department of Transportation (DOT), the White House announced Thursday. The position has been vacant since Mark…

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Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:02:26 Z

China Looks to Lock in US LNG as Energy Crunch Raises Concerns

Major Chinese energy companies are in advanced talks with U.S. exporters to secure long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG)supplies, as soaring gas prices and domestic power shortages heighten concerns about the country's fuel security, several sources said.At least five Chinese firms…

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Fri, 15 Oct 2021 15:00:41 Z

Russia Says it Chased US Naval Destroyer From its Waters

Russia said one of its military vessels chased away a U.S. naval destroyer that attempted to violate Russian territorial waters during Russian-Chinese naval drills in the Sea of Japan on Friday.There was no immediate comment from the U.S. side.The…

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Fri, 15 Oct 2021 14:31:44 Z

Wreck of USRC Bear Found off Nova Scotia

The decades long mystery of a missing U.S. Coast Guard Ship has finally been solved. U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Bear, lost at sea in 1963, has been found on the seafloor about 90 miles south of Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, NOAA Rear Adm. Nancy Hann…

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Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:34:22 Z

Fincantieri Delivers Extended Star Pride Cruise Ship to Windstar Cruises

Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo has delivered the Star Pride, the third ship of the extension and modernization Star Plus Initiative project of cruise operator Windstar Cruises.The program, worth $250 million dollars and involved the cruise ships “Star Breeze” and “Star Legend”…

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021 21:13:47 Z

US Port's Supply Chain Fix Challenge: Selling 24/7 Shifts

The Port of Los Angeles is beginning the hard work of convincing terminal operators, importers, warehouses owners and trucking firms to embrace moving more cargo at night."It's not a single lever we can pull today to open up all the gates,"…

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021 18:53:40 Z

Wärtsilä to Deliver Navigation Simulator to Singapore

Wärtsilä Voyage will deliver the next generation navigational simulator for Singapore’s Center of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) to prepare seafarers for shore-based remote management of vessels and autonomous ship operations. CEMS is…

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:37:40 Z

WISTA International Elects New Board members

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) executive committee held its election for three executive positions during their International AGM on October 13. The AGM was hosted in Hamburg alongside a conference that is taking place today and Friday.Connie Roozen…

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:50:57 Z

US Soy Exports Picking Up - BIMCO

After a slow start to the export season, partly due to disruption from Hurricane Ida, U.S. soy bean inspections ahead of exports have jumped to 1.6 million tonnes in the week ending October 7, according to shipping organization BIMCO. This represents…

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Thu, 14 Oct 2021 15:46:51 Z

Gladding-Hearn to Build Hybrid-electric CTV for Mayflower Wind

U.S. offshore wind farm developer Mayflower Wind announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding/Duclos Corporation of Somerset, Mass. for the specification, design and manufacture of a Jones Act-compliant…

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