OPEC+ Outlines Record Oil Production Cut; Mexico Balks

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OPEC, Russia and other allies outlined plans on Thursday to cut their oil output by more than a fifth and said they expected the United States and other

ICS Issues Guidance on Managing Ship and Seafarer Certificates Amid COVID-19

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The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued new guidance to support the shipping industry in its essential role of ensuring essential goods and commodities,

David Roodenburg Takes Over as Huisman CEO

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David Roodenburg is the third generation from the Roodenburg family to become CEO of the Netherlands-based equipment manufacturer Huisman.His father, Joop Roodenburg,

Saudi, Russia Closing in on Record Oil Cut Deal

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OPEC and it allies held talks on Thursday on record oil output curbs of about 15 million barrels per day (bpd) or more, roughly 15% of global supplies,

Kline Joins Martin & Ottaway

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James “Jim” Kline, USCG (Ret)., has joined Martin, Ottaway, van Hemmen & Dolan, Inc. as an engineering and surveying consultant.Martin, Ottaway, van Hemmen & Dolan, Inc.

First YM Efficiency Containers Retrieved

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Work is underway to retrieve dozens of containers lost from a containership off the coast of Australia, with the first boxes raised to the surface this week.

OPEC+ Considers Oil Cuts Above 12 Mln BPD

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OPEC, Russia and other allied producers, a grouping known as OPEC+, are considering cutting their oil output by more than 12 million barrels per day (bpd)

Adm. James Steele Gracey, 17th USCG Commandant, Passes Away

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Admiral James Steele Gracey, USCG (retired), 17th Commandant of the Coast Guard, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Falls Church, Va., at the age of 92.

COVID-19: CMA CGM Launches the Business Continuity Pack

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As the COVID-19 pandemic affects all sectors of the world economy, the CMA CGM Group is taking action by launching the Business Continuity Pack, a range

Port Manatee Opens Transfer Facility

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A new throughput-maximizing facility opened in early April at Port Manatee is helping speed shipments of fresh produce to consumers of Florida and beyond.

Norstart Hires Grünitz as Managing Director

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Singapore-based manager Norstar Ship Management (NSM) has appointed Lars Grünitz as its new Managing Director, replacing Christopher Kirton.Grünitz was

​​​​March Cargo Imports Tumble at Top US Seaports

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March imports dropped 26% at the Port of Los Angeles and 5% at the adjacent Port of Long Beach - the busiest U.S. sea trade gateways - as the novel coronavirus

Sinopec Building LNG Storage Tanks at Tianjin Terminal

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China's energy giant Sinopec has started building storage tanks in the second phase of its Tianjin terminal project to receive liquefied natural gas (LNG), the company said in a statement.

WMU Calls On Communities To Protect Seafarers’ Rights

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As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) apex institution for maritime and ocean education, the World Maritime University (WMU) adds its

Valmet to Supply Automation for Expedition Cruise Pair

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Valmet will supply automation and information systems for two luxury expedition vessels being built by Helsinki Shipyard Oy in Finland for Russia’s largest river cruise company Vodohod Ltd.

Los Angeles Cargo Volumes Down 30.9%

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America's busiest cargo port moved 49,568 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) in March, down 30.9% from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Los Angeles said on Wednesday.

CJC Appoints Two New Directors

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Campbell Johnson Clark (CJC) has appointed two new Directors, following the promotion of London-based Senior Associates Duncan Ealand and James Clayton with effect from May 1, 2020.

Detention Rates Decline for Cyprus-flagged Vessels

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The Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has announced that based on the outcome of the US Government’s 2019 Annual Report on Port State Control, Cyprus

Stena Line To Close Trelleborg-Sassnitz Route

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Stena Line will permanently suspend operations on its ferry route between Trelleborg, Sweden and Sassnitz, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic, the European operator announced on Wednesday.

Coronavirus Disrupts Supply of Ships and Demand -BIMCO

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The coronavirus outbreak has affected all aspects of the shipping industry, lowering, if not wiping out, demand growth prospects for the year across all segments.

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