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Help on its way. Tanker on its way to offload oil from sinking ship in Caribbean

Oil tanker listing is ocean

REUTERS, OCTOBER 21, 2020 CARACAS – An oil tanker operated by Venezuelan state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela on Tuesday approached a floating oil facility where it is expected to receive crude via transfer at sea amid environmental concerns, Refinitiv Eikon data showed. Environmental groups have in the past two weeks expressed concern about a potential spill of the 1.3 million barrels …

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Russian government agents charged with that massive 2017 Maersk cyber-attack

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed as Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division John Demers, left, takes the podium to speak

PortandTerminal.com, October 20, 2020 The US Department of Justice has charged six Russian intelligence agents with being behind that 2017 cyber-attack that hit Maersk, among others, costing the shipping group upwards of USD 300 million WASHINGTON – The United States has indicted six Russian from the GRU intelligence agency for their alleged roles in a series of attacks causing billions …

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As the Arctic’s attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

Sailors aboard USS Thomas Hudner stand watch in low-visibility conditions during Operation Nanook,

REUTERS, OCTOBER 20, 2020 “Historically the Arctic, like space, was characterised as a predominantly peaceful domain. This is changing” COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbour of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, when a Chinese icebreaker sailed unannounced into the Arctic island’s territorial waters. “I saw it by chance,” Olsen, …

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A brief history of the first ship propellers

Drawing of David Bushnell's Turtle Submarine

PortandTerminal.com, October 12, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ship propellers are a relatively new invention. The first was invented somewhere around 250 years ago. The first crossing of the Atlantic in a propellered vessel happened only 175 years ago. For thousands of years, it seems that the maritime world managed without complaint using only oars, sail and rudder to handle …

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Shippers Close to Global Deal to Cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Aerial view of container terminal

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 18, 2020 Almost 200 nations at talks with UN’s maritime organization | Environmentalists say deal won’t require action soon enough By Jess Shankleman and Ewa Krukowska for Bloomberg – Nearly 200 countries are nearing a legally-binding agreement to reduce pollution from the world’s cargo ships, a step forward after two years of talks on how the industry should clean up its …

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“You’re fired” – Maersk cans DB Schenker after it tries to poach Damco customers

Business executive. Suit and tie

PortandTerminal.com, October 17, 2020 Maersk has cancelled its agreement with DB Schenker after the German company attempted to poach customers from Damco | Also cancels their credit terms forcing them to pay cash for future bookings COPENHAGEN – Maersk and DB Schenker have been embroiled in controversy after the German logistics company tried to poach Damco’s customers when Maersk announced …

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VIDEO: Cargo ship runs aground on Indian beach after losing her anchors

Cargo ship aground on beach

PortandTerminal.com, October 16, 2020 MUMBAI, INDIA – After losing both her anchors, the Bangladeshi cargo ship, Vessel MV MAA, drifted aground on October 13 at Vizag beach along the Bay of Bengal in Visakhapatnam city. The cargo ship ran aground at Vizag beach, a popular tourist destination in India A video from October 16 shows shipyard personnel working on the …

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Fishing ship sinks off “Earth’s Remotest Island”. 62 crew abandon ship

Gough Island. Research vessel offshore

PortandTerminal.com, October 16, 2020 EDINBURGH OF THE SEVEN SEAS, TRISTAN DA CUNHA – The MFV Geo Searcher, a fishing vessel, sank after hitting a rock about a mile off of Gough Island in the South Atlantic. All 62 people aboard the vessel were forced to abandon ship and are sheltering at a weather station on Gough Island. MFV Geo Searcher off Tristan …

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Hapag-Lloyd raises 2020 forecast amid strong market

Container ship. Aerial view. Bridge. Tub boat. City

PortandTerminal.com, October 15, 2020 Hapag-Lloyd joins Maersk in updating its full-year earnings guidance | Reports better than expected results in third quarter | Raises guidance for 2020 HAMBURG – Hapag-Lloyd, the fifth-largest container shipping company in the world, said the performance of the container shipping market in the third quarter of 2020 was much better than expected pushing up earnings. …

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