Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

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Collision with a submarine? New clues in ferry sinking that killed 852 people

PortandTerminal.com, September 29, 2020 Did an Estonian ferry hit a submarine before it sank killing 852 people? | New wreck investigation finds 13-foot hole in hull caused by ‘massive external force’ STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – A total of 852 people drowned when the passenger and car ferry MS Estonia sank in Finnish waters in the early hours of September 28, 1994, …

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CMA CGM up and running again following ransomware attack

PortandTerminal.com, September 29, 2020 MARSEILLE, FRANCE – CMA CGM claims that its maritime and port operations are back up and running again following yesterday’s ransomware attack according to tech news website BleepingComputer.com. Yesterday (September 28), the French shipping line CMA CGM confirmed that it was dealing with a cyber-attack that was impacting peripheral servers. A number of the shipping group’s websites were …

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U.S. companies on an inventory buying binge

Goods trade deficit rises; inventories increase REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ trade deficit in goods increased in August, with imports surging as businesses rebuild inventories which were depleted early in the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting trade could be drag on economic growth in the third quarter. Still, the widening in the goods trade gap reported by …

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Violent knife murder on board MSC container ship

PortandTerminal.com, September 29, 2020 The felony offence charged in the indictment carries a statutory maximum sentence of death or life in federal prison. LOS ANGELES – Was it the pressure of being trapped on board a container ship for month after month that caused one crew member on an MSC container ship to murder a colleague? We don’t yet know. …

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China gets ready for naval war on four fronts

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 BEIJING (Reuters) – China began five military exercises simultaneously along different parts of its coast on Monday, the second time in two months it will have such concurrent drills against a backdrop of rising regional tension. Two of the exercises are being held near the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea, one in the …

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A Life Saved – Woman Near Death Rescued at Sea (VIDEO)

PortandTerminal.com, September 28, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – We have very little background information as of yet to share about this video. It appears to be real and shows the rescue of a woman at sea, unconscious, adrift and in bad shape at by coastal European boaters (Portuguese?). We will be updating this story as more information becomes known. Other …

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CMA CGM Under Cyber Attack — Ransomware

PortandTerminal, September 28, 2020 Hackers who attacked using Ragnar Locker ransomware instruct CMA CGM to contact them within two days ‘via live chat and pay for the special decryption key’ MARSEILLE, FRANCE – French shipping line CMA CGM confirmed this morning that it is dealing with a cyber-attack that is impacting peripheral servers. A number of the shipping group’s websites have been …

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Trump’s Offshore Oil Ban to Hurt Coastal Wind Farms Too

BLOOMBERG, September 28, 2020 Leasing ruled out in waters off Florida, Georgia and Carolinas | Move imperils construction of wind farms along southeast U.S. By Jennifer A Dlouhy for Bloomberg – President Donald Trump’s decision to rule out energy development along the coasts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas will bar not just offshore oil and gas drilling — but coastal …

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Trump-backed Canadian railway to Alaska could free landlocked oil

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 WASHINGTON/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – A private-sector proposal endorsed by U.S. President Donald Trump to build a railway from Canada’s oil sands to ports in Alaska would free landlocked crude but faces numerous steep challenges. Trump wrote on Twitter over the weekend that he would issue a permit for the Alaska-Alberta Railway Development Corporation (A2A Rail) project …

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Did Ron DeSantis just doom Florida’s cruise restart to failure?

PortandTerminal.com, September 26, 2020 For the cruise industry to restart it needs to convince the public that the ships are safe AND that they are sailing from “Healthy Ports” MIAMI – The cruise industry has been working hard to convince the CDC and the public in general that it is ready to start safely cruising again. Last Monday, the Cruise …

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