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Nothing? US silent as Iran’s 5th and final tanker due to arrive in Venezuela on Tues

Screen shot of tanker being accompanied by naval vessel.

PortandTerminal.com, May 29, 2020 “Take that, Trump! Venezuela’s oil shipments from Iran show how alliances can help defy US sanctions” Russian media website RT.com (May 29, 2020) WASHINGTON – Iranian media is reporting Iran’s fourth tanker, the Faxon, has safely berthed at port of Puerto La Cruz in the east of Venezuela this morning (Friday). #Iran’s Faxon tanker berths at …

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Virus Lockdown Accelerates Shipping’s Move to Blockchain

General view of a stock yard of DP World's fully automated Terminal 2 at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

REUTERS, MAY 28, 2020 COPENHAGEN – The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries, according to industry leaders. Ports operator DP World said on Thursday it would join shipping company Maersk and other peers in a blockchain platform aimed at limiting the sector’s …

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WATCH: Rough weather sea trials of new Interceptor 42 pilot boat in 50-knot winds

Pilot boat facing rough seas

PortandTerminal.com, May 28, 2020 CORK, IRELAND – The Port of San Ciprian’s new Interceptor 42 Pilot boat ‘San Ciprano’ was ready for delivery. The only problem was that due to the ongoing COVID19 travel restrictions in Europe, the team at San Ciprian were unable to fly to Ireland where the manufacturer of the vessel was located. That meant that they …

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LATAM becomes largest airline yet driven to bankruptcy by coronavirus

passenger plane

REUTERS, MAY 26, 2020 (Reuters) – LATAM Airlines Group (LTM.SN), the continent’s largest carrier, filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, becoming the world’s largest carrier so far to seek an emergency reorganization due to the coronavirus pandemic. The filing highlights the financial weakness of Latin America’s carriers, following a similar bankruptcy earlier this month by the region’s No. 2 …

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Cargo lost from shipping containers in storm begins washing ashore in Australia

containers hanging precariously over the edge as the ship

PortandTerminal.com, May 26, 2020 People live along Sydney’s coast in Australia have started finding some of the cargo lost from the APL England, including packets of surgical face masks and medical protective gear from China.  SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Austrian media is reporting that debris from the 43 containers that were lost overboard from the APL England over the weekend has …

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Iran ridicules US as its 3rd tanker approaches Venezuelan waters

Cartoon showing shark eating hull of ship.

REUTERS, MAY 26, 2020 MARACAY, VENEZUELA – The third cargo of an Iranian tanker flotilla carrying fuel for gasoline-thirsty Venezuela was approaching the nation’s exclusive economic zone on Tuesday as the previous two were preparing to discharge, according to Refinitiv Eikon data. The Iran-flagged tanker Petunia entered the Caribbean Sea on Monday after crossing the Atlantic Ocean, following the route …

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Captain of Iranian tanker “Fortune” reveals details about trip to Venezuela

Bow of black tanker. Fortune in lettering. Crew members in blue uniform

PortandTerminal.com, May 26, 2020 RIO DE JANEIRO – The captain of the Iranian tanker, the ‘Fortune’, one of the two vessels that arrived in Venezuela in the last 72 hours, confirmed that the carrier was not subject to any inconvenience or harassment despite US threats on its journey from Iran to Venezuela. PHOTO: Iran’s tanker Fortune shown here docked safely …

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COVID19 is infecting cargo ships around the world. Expect it to get worse in July

Screen grab of cattle carrier ship

PortandTerminal.com, May 26, 2020 Cases of COVID19 are being detected on cargo ships around the world resulting in crews and vessels being put into quarantine. We predict that it may get much worse in July. FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA – Associated Press is reporting today that a coronavirus cluster was detected Tuesday on a freight ship berthed in the Australian west coast …

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