- Shipping Industry Modifies Contract Clauses for Ebola Risks
Some of the shipping industry’s biggest trade associations are modifying freight contracts to reduce commercial exposure for companies whose ships travel to countries affected by the Ebola outbreak and to protect crews from the deadly virus.
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- Bulk Carrier T-Boned on Paraná River [IMAGES]
The 38,278 deadweight ton, Hong Kong flagged bulk carrier Octbreeze Island was impaled by the Italian-flagged 40,165-deadweight tanker Ghetty Bottiglieri on Saturday, December 13 while navigating in the Paraná River. The incident occurred at [...]
- Technip Closes Sale Of U.S. Diving Assets
- Iran to Sell Light Crude to Asia to Deepest Discount in 14 Years
Iran is said to be offering its main crude grade to customers in Asia at the deepest discount in 14 years, taking a cue from Saudi Arabia in trimming price differentials.
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- Krill Swarms Spark MV Rena Oil Spill Scare
Reports of “big blotches” of oil spotted near the wreck site of the MV Rena at Astrolabe Reef and feared to be coming from the ship’s remains have turned out to be just giant, perfectly natural swarms of krill.
- MARAD Seeking Comment on Oil and Gas Exports from Deepwater Ports
A U.S. agency is considering how the country could export crude oil and natural gas from deepwater ports as the domestic drilling boom adds pressure for Washington to relax trade restrictions and approve shipments of fuel.
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- Slow Progress in U.S. West Coast Port Talks
The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups.
- Crude Seen Falling to $50 in 2015
- Congress Reaffirms Support for Jones Act and American Maritime
The United States Congress last week enacted the strongest statement of support for the Jones Act and the American domestic maritime industry since the Merchant Marine Act of 1936.
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