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  • Trump Plans to Withdrawal From China Shipping Treaty

    10/17/2018 7:37:37 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 28 replies
    10/17/2018 | Justin Sink
    link only: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-17/trump-is-said-to-plan-withdrawal-from-china-shipping-treaty?srnd=premium
  • Express Parcel Service LLC expanding shipping locations and hiring remote shipping agents...

    07/18/2018 7:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Leading parcel service company Express Parcel Service LLC is on the spree to expand operations by increasing shipping locations across the US. The company is also expanding its network of remote shipping agents through new hires with the goal to extend better and more affordable shipping service to customers. “We are excited to announce that we have recently embarked on an expansion stretch, both in terms of our shipping locations and shipping agents. Our efforts in ensuring the most trusted and economical delivery have impressed private investors and a lot of them have supported us with robust funding of late....
  • French shipping group CMA CGM drops Iran over US sanctions threat: CEO

    07/07/2018 5:39:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2018
    Aix-en-Provence (France) (AFP) – The world’s third largest shipping container firm CMA CGM has decided to withdraw from Iran due to the threat of US sanctions, its Chief Executive Rodolphe Saade said Saturday. “Because of the Trump administration, we have decided to end our service to Iran,”
  • The Shipping industry blows off media's 'trade war' hysteria

    07/06/2018 7:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/06/2018 | Monica Showalter
    The press has been having a field day with claims of a global 'trade war' as a means of casting blame on President Trump on the economics front. Drudge has assembled some choice headlines being put out at the top corner of his page. Get a load: TRADE WAR CHINA...DEFICIT RISES SHARPLY...Tariffs on half-trillion dollars' worth of goods?Beijing hits back...Confusion as ports delay cargoes...Oil markets more tense... Oh, and don't forget Paul Krugman, who's a trade specialist when he however briefly takes his New York Times dunce cap off  and puts his economist cap back on. But someone at...
  • New company to locate at South Carolina inland port (54 jobs)

    07/03/2018 5:14:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | July 3, 2018 | The Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A company that provides container and chassis maintenance is opening a facility at South Carolina's newest inland port. Container Maintenance Corp. plans to hire 54 people at a new operation in Dillon, The Post and Courier of Charleston reported. The State Ports Authority inland port along Interstate 95 in Dillon opened in April and is South Carolina's second such operation. The other is in Greer....
  • U.S. Sanctions Start to Pinch Shipping in Iran

    05/29/2018 9:12:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 29, 2018 | Costas Paris and Joanne Chiu
    U.S. Sanctions Start to Pinch Shipping in Iran Tanker and container operators prepare to wind down business with Iran ahead of U.S. sanctions By Costas Paris and Joanne Chiu May 29, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET It will be months before new U.S. sanctions against Iran take hold, but global shipping operators are already pulling back from the big oil-exporting nation. The world’s two biggest shipping lines, Denmark’s Maersk Line and Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Co., said they were winding down general cargo shipments, while tanker owners said they plan to move their vessels to other oil-producing countries in the Middle East...
  • The U.S. needs 50,000 truck drivers to avoid a shipping squeeze

    05/28/2018 12:38:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    MSN ^ | May 28, 2018 | Jaden Urbi, CNBC
    Retailers are facing a shipping squeeze, and the trucking industry just can't keep up. According to the American Trucking Associations, there's a shortage of roughly 50,000 truck drivers across the country. And it's hitting both businesses and consumers in the wallet. Companies are complaining about how the driver shortage is impacting their business. Meanwhile, the cost of convenient shipping is starting to catch up with consumers. Amazon recently hiked its Prime membership to $119 a year from $99 a year. The retail giant said one of the reasons for the price jump was increased shipping costs. But the driver shortage...
  • How 16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

    05/23/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT · by rey · 76 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 November 2009
    Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen. But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas gifts to computers pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use. We've all noticed it. The filthy black smoke kicked out by funnels...
  • Denmark's Maersk Tankers ends Iran shipping after renewed US sanctions

    05/17/2018 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    The Local (Denmark) ^ | 17 May 2018 | AFP/The Local
    Danish shipping group Maersk Tankers on Thursday said it would cease its activities in Iran due to the US decision to leave a landmark nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Maersk Tankers would honour customer agreements entered into before May 8th, but then wind them down by November 4th, "as required by the reimposed US sanctions," the company told AFP. The group said it "has been transporting cargoes for customers in and out of Iran on a limited basis," without providing precise figures for its activities.
  • Post Office subsidizes Amazon's shipping cost

    03/31/2018 12:29:47 PM PDT · by ptsal · 82 replies
    Twitter ^ | 31-Mar-2018 | Donald Trump
    ...does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!
  • STX France Delivers World’s Largest Cruise Ship to Royal Caribbean

    03/24/2018 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Oatka · 75 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Mar 23, 2018 | gCaptain
    The world’s largest cruise ship was delivered to Royal Caribbean International on Friday by STX France at their Saint-Nazaire, France. Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s fourth Oasis-class vessel, is 228,081 gross registered tons and measures 362 meters long by 66 meters wide and 70 meters high. The vessel has capacity for 6,800 passengers and 2,000 crew in 2,759 staterooms. By gross tonnage, the Symphony of the Seas takes the title as the largest cruise ship in the world’, surpassing the 226,900 gt Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s third Oasis ship which was also built at STX France.
  • First LNG Cargo Sets Sail from Maryland’s Cove Point Export Terminal

    03/06/2018 3:01:00 PM PST · by Oatka · 24 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Mar 05, 2018 | gCaptain Staff
    Photo at link (give 'em some hits) The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has set sail from the Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland, where the newly constructed liquefaction facility is undergoing final commissioning. The commissioning cargo of natural gas left the Cove Point facility on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday, March 1, according to Dominion Energy. The cargo was loaded onboard the LNG tanker, Gemmata. Shell NA LNG is providing the natural gas needed for liquefaction during the commissioning process. Once commissioning is complete, the Cover Point terminal will produce LNG for ST Cove Point,...
  • Need help getting a 1953 Dodge 2500 M37 Military Truck from Ahoskie, NC to Denton, TX

    02/10/2018 7:04:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    Recent Conservative move to TX, needs his truck from NC | 10 February 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone know of anyone coming from North Carolina to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the next 3-4 weeks who could put the 3/4 ton truck on a trailer or tow it with a tow bar to TX for a fee? Please private message me if you know someone. Helping a conservative fellow who is going to restore it & needs it in Texas.
  • Iran firm says there may be survivors from tanker crash

    01/10/2018 8:07:46 PM PST · by Paul R. · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/2018 | AP
    The tanker was carrying 136,000 metric tons (nearly 1 million barrels) of condensate when it collided with the Hong Kong-registered freighter CF Crystal late Saturday. The 21 members of the Crystal's all-Chinese crew were rescued.
  • Shipping Magnates Shock Industry With Huge Orders

    11/29/2017 5:37:43 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 26 replies
    Bloomberg via G-captain ^ | 11/29/14 | Bloomberg via G-captain
    Bloomberg article, Link only.Two yuge orders for new container ships by leading shippers.Link to article.
  • TOTE Revisiting Orca-Class LNG Conversions

    11/10/2017 3:34:06 PM PST · by Oatka · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | gCaptain Staff
    MV North Star. Photo: TOTE TOTE Maritime Alaska, a division of TOTE, Inc., has announced that it will convert two of its diesel-electric roll-on/roll-off ships to dual fuel operations using liquefied natural gas (LNG). The two vessels, ‘North Star’ and ‘Midnight Sun’, are both currently powered by four MAN 58/64 engines running on HFO. But, working with MAN Diesel & Turbo’s after-sales division on the conversion, the engines will be retrofitted to run on cleaner-burning LNG fuel. The contract between TOTE and MAN was signed in April 2017 and covers the design, development, and testing of a first-of-its-kind dual-fuel kit....
  • Shell to Build U.S.-Based LNG Bunkering Barge

    11/08/2017 2:54:44 PM PST · by Oatka · 9 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | gCaptain
    Shell Trading (US) Company announced Tuesday it has finalized a long-term charter agreement with Q-LNG Transport, LLC for an ocean-going LNG bunker barge with the capacity to carry 4,000 cubic meters of LNG fuel. The bunker barge will be the first of its kind to be based in the United States, and will supply LNG to marine customers along the southern East Coast of the U.S. and support growing cruise line demand for LNG marine fuel. “This investment in LNG as a marine fuel for the US will provide the shipping industry with a fuel that helps meet tougher emissions...
  • Rolls-Royce And Google Partner To Create Smarter, Autonomous Ships Based On AI And Machine Learning

    10/23/2017 6:20:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 23, 2017 | Bernard Marr
    A new partnership between Rolls-Royce and Google will see ships become smarter and self-learning thanks to advanced machine learning algorithms. It will also bring the company’s vision of a fully autonomous ship setting sail by 2020 a step closer to reality. Rolls Royce announced this month that it will use Google’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine across a range of applications, designed to both make today’s ships safer and more efficient, and to launch the ships of tomorrow. Initially the machine learning engine will be used to further train existing AI algorithms designed to power the image recognition systems of vessels....
  • ICS ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Canada’s Proposed Tanker Ban in Northern British Columbia Waters

    10/21/2017 10:26:03 AM PDT · by Oatka · 10 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Oct 20, 2017 | gCaptain
    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says it is deeply concerned over proposed legislation that would ban crude oil tankers from operating in Canadian waters off Northern British Columbia. The Canadian Parliament is giving consideration to legislation that would have the effect of establishing a moratorium on the shipment of crude oil in the waters of Northern British Columbia. The proposed legislation is known as Bill C-48: An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast. The ICS, representing the world’s national...
  • Mississippi River cargo shipping costs SOAR - Prices of goods go HIGH

    10/11/2017 12:51:58 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 10/10/17 | MrMBB333 video blogger on Youtube
    Full title: Mississippi River cargo shipping costs SOAR - Prices of goods go HIGH as mighty river goes LOW! Video at link. Vlogger documents unusually dry conditions in Mississippi and resulting increases in shipping costs, and resultant anticipated cost increases passed on to consumers. Expected to impact exports.