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UK's Felixstowe Port: Disappointed Strike Action Will Go Ahead

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The company that operates Britain's biggest container port, Felixstowe, said on Friday it believed its pay offer to workers was fair and it was disappointed strike action due to begin on Sunday had not been called off.More than 1,900 workers at Felixstowe represented by the Unite union plan eight days of strikes from Aug.

Oil Tanker Detained After Nigerian Navy Says It 'Resisted Arrest'

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Equatorial Guinea has detained an oil tanker capable of carrying 2 million barrels after it attempted to load in Nigeria without proper paperwork, both countries said this week.The Nigerian navy said in a statement that the Heroic Idun, a very large crude carrier (VLCC), was attempting to load oil at the Akpo SBM on Aug.

Oil Companies Work Around Jones Act to Supply US Fuel Markets

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U.S. oil companies are working around a century-old shipping law to supply fuel to the U.S. East Coast, according to data from Refinitiv and oil trading sources, as high demand for gasoline and global disruptions in fuel markets sent prices higher.Traders are increasingly sending unfinished gasoline

US Court Vacates Decision to Block Federal Oil, Gas Leasing Pause

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A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday vacated a lower court's decision to block the Biden administration's pause on new oil and gas leasing on federal land and waters - a key piece of the president's climate change strategy - and sent the case back to that court for further proceedings.The 5th U.S. Circuit

Seven Charged with Labor Racketeering in the Port of San Juan

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On August 11, 2022, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an indictment charging seven defendants with running a criminal enterprise dedicated to extorting and misleading shipping companies into paying fees for the loading and unloading of cargo at the Port of San Juan—Piers 9,

Gulf Navigation Refinances Five Petrochemical Tankers

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Dubai-based shipowner Gulf Navigation announced it has completed the transaction of refinancing five petrochemical tankers, "under new and preferential terms". The tankers were refinanced by China's Jiangsu Financial Leasing Co. (JFL) under an agreement that extends to five years and reduces the company’s cost of finance by more than 40%.

TWIC Renewals Now Available Online

File photo: U.S. Coast Guard officers perform a TWIC card check. (Photo: Renee C. Aiello / U.S. Coast Guard)

Mariners and other transport workers seeking to renew their Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) will now be able to do so online following recent changes enacted by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).Starting August 11, 2022, current TWIC holders are able to renew their credentials online,

Bulk Carrier Operator and Chief Engineer Convicted for Dumping Offenses

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Vessel operating company New Trade Ship Management S.A. and chief engineer Dennis Plasabas pleaded guilty in San Diego for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oily bilge water from the bulk carrier vessel Longshore.New Trade and Plasabas admitted that oily bilge water

Iranian Tanker Reloading Oil in Greece that was Confiscated by US

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An Iranian-flagged tanker is reloading oil that was confiscated by the United States earlier this year after Greek authorities approved the release of the cargo, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.The case has strained relations between Athens and Tehran amid growing tensions between Iran

Russia, Ukraine Agree to Protect Ukraine Grain Shipping Channel

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Ships exporting Ukraine grain through the Black Sea will be protected by a 10 nautical mile buffer zone, according to long-awaited procedures agreed by Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations on Monday and seen by Reuters.The United Nations and Turkey brokered a deal last month after Russia's Feb.

Cocaine Seized from Containership in Sydney

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Australian law enforcement has seized 700 kilograms of cocaine from a Maersk containership at Sydney's Port Botany.The dugs were discovered by Australian Border Force (ABF) during a July 22 inspection of shipping containers on the Singapore-flagged Maersk Inverness, which had docked a day earlier.

First Ukraine Grain Ship Cleared to Passes Through the Bosphorus

The Joint Coordination Centre officials perform an inspection aboard Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni, carrying Ukrainian grain, in the Black Sea off Kilyos, near Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo; Turkish Defense Ministry)

The first grain ship to leave a Ukrainian port in wartime passed through the Bosphorus Strait on Wednesday en route to Lebanon for a delivery that foreign powers hope will be the first of many to help ease a global food crisis.The Razoni left Odesa on the Black Sea early on Monday carrying 26,527 tonnes

Ukraine Asks Lebanon to Reopen Probe into Alleged Stolen Grain

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Ukraine asked Lebanon's top prosecutor on Wednesday to reopen a probe into a ship Kyiv says was carrying stolen grain that remains docked in Lebanon pending a seizure order.Ukraine says the Syrian-flagged ship, in the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli, is carrying some 10,000 tonnes of flour and barley

Truth About Beirut Port Blast Cannot Be Hidden, Pope Says

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Pope Francis said on Wednesday he hoped the people of Lebanon can be comforted by justice over the Beirut port blast that killed at least 215 people two years ago, saying "the truth can never be hidden".Speaking at his weekly general audience, Francis noted that Thursday would be the second anniversary of the blast,

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