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CA - It just got cheaper to rent a container ship — now just $125,000/day

A high-profile corner of the container-ship charter market — small and medium-size vessels taken for short, multimonth rentals at mind-bogglingly high rates — has taken “a dive,” according to Alphaliner.

West Coast
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CA - Head of busiest U.S. port says imposing fines for lingering cargo was 'a last resort' but it's starting to help

The Port of Los Angeles’ decision to impose fines on lingering cargo containers was “a last resort,” Executive Director Gene Seroka told CNBC. However, Seroka said North America’s busiest port is “starting to see movement” after the policy was announced. “It’s getting this product off the dock that is just so imperative,” he said.

West Coast
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WA - Port of Seattle Speeds Up Decarbonization Plans by 10 Years

The Port of Seattle's commission has voted to speed up its carbon-cutting efforts by ten years and now aims achieve net-zero emissions from its own operations by 2040.

Mid-Atlantic
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SC - Boats are being abandoned on SC’s shores. Why? And what’s being done about them?

It’s an unusual sight. Far from any docks, or even easily accessible land for that matter, a boat is being pulled out of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Southeast
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FL - Lake O plan delayed after Rep. Brian Mast tells Palm Beach “you are in the crosshairs”

A decision on how South Florida’s most fought-over freshwater resource will be managed has been delayed and some fear the pause could put the embattled Lake Worth Lagoon in jeopardy.

International
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World - GEV receives AiP for Handymax hydrogen carrier design

Australian energy company Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has secured approval in principle (AiP) from classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for compressed hydrogen carrier design with a 430-tonne cargo capacity.

Southeast
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FL - PortMiami dredging study by Army Corps to take a fourth year

PortMiami is still awaiting results of a $3 million study begun by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 2018 to evaluate widening and deepening the harbor. Results are now expected in September 2022, one year after the final completion date previously set for September this year.

West Coast
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CA - The post US startup unveils all-electric foiling ferry concept

Boundary Layer Technologies, a California based marine technology startup, has launched a fully electric hydrofoiling ferry concept design.

International
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BC - Refrigerators, garbage bags of styrofoam collected after shipping containers wash ashore

Officials are focusing on removing styrofoam first, before it breaks down and becomes more difficult to collect.

Coastwide
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USA - Concerns raised by shippers over opaque US port fees

Charges for detention and demurrage are of primary concern to shippers, the FMC heard in the first meeting of its National Shipper Advisory Committee. The committee will provide the FMC with insight and expertise on conditions in the ocean freight delivery system.

International
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SWE - Echandia wins order for world’s 1st zero-emission high-speed catamaran

Stockholm-based energy systems provider Echandia has signed an agreement to supply the world’s first emission-free high-speed catamaran with an integrated battery and hydrogen-based fuel cell system.

Southeast
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GA - Golden Ray's Final Section Removed, Completing Historic Wreck Removal Operation

The final section of the Golden Ray car carrier has been removed, completing the largest wreck removal in United States history, officials said Tuesday.

International
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World - Why the next electric battery boom may be in cargo ships

Marine shipping contributes 1 billion metric tons of carbon emissions each year. The massive cargo ships of today aren’t able to fit at many of the ports around the world. Fleetzero is attempting to decarbonize the cargo shipping industry with battery-powered ships that could help ease supply chain snarls.

Southeast
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GA - Barge heads out to get last of Golden Ray

Newly fitted with a reinforced steel cradle on its deck, a dry dock barge accepted the last remaining chunk of Golden Ray ship wreckage at around noon Sunday in the St. Simons Sound.

International
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World - Shipping container prices tumble for first time this year as China’s Christmas exporting season slows

Shipping container prices have declined for the first time this year after skyrocketing to historic highs as China’s Christmas exporting season slows, creating a temporary respite for exporters.

Arctic & Antarctica
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Arctic - Seattle-based Coast Guard cutter's journey through the Arctic: No 'ice liberty' in changing waters

They call it “ice liberty,” a tradition during the Coast Guard’s maritime missions in Arctic waters. At a thick ice floe, the crew gets to disembark for a brief moment of freedom from the vessel confines. Some play touch football, or bring hockey gear for the occasion. Others just take a stroll.

International
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World - Amazon, Ikea and Inditex commit to zero-carbon shipping by 2040

A group of nine major international companies has pledged to use only zero-emission ships to transport goods by 2040 in a fresh attempt to decarbonise ocean shipping.

West Coast
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CA - Supply-chain woes as cargo ships wait at sea, while investors search for calm waters

Investors will be listening to corporate financial results as the markets keep an eye on the waters off the coast of Southern California in the week ahead.

Arctic & Antarctica
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Arctic - The Northwest Passage is thawing. Will US, Canada sail its waters together?

Steering the ship from her perch 93 feet above the Arctic waterline, U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Valerie Hines guides the vessel through ice cover laid out like a vast white puzzle starting to tear apart.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Port approves $95.4M contract for Houston Ship Channel expansion after moving to reduce air emissions

Port commissioners on Tuesday approved a contract with a locally based dredging company to begin work on an extensive, multi-phase project to expand the Houston Ship Channel, delaying the start by three months so the company can bring in a less-polluting dredge and retrofit other equipment to reduce harmful air emissions.

International
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China - Challenges at Chinese Ports are Increasingly Impacting Global Shipping

While much of the focus has been on the challenges shippers and carriers are having at getting imports offloaded at their destination ports and delivered, there are also growing backlogs at Chinese factories and ports.

International
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NO - World's 1st LNG-Fueled Wind-Assisted CO2 Carrier Ordered By Northern Lights

(Norway) - The Northern Lights joint venture has awarded contracts for the construction of two dedicated CO2 carriers to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Mills: But for Whitlock we wouldn't have secured $25 million to dredge Port Mansfield ship channel

RAYMONDVILLE, TEXAS – Willacy County Judge Aurelio ‘Keter’ Guerra says deepening Port Mansfield’s ship channel to allow for ocean-going barge traffic can be a “game changer” for his county’s economic fortunes.

Southeast
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GA - Golden Ray wreck fished out of St. Simons Sound, leaves pollution questions in its wake

At 656 feet long and big enough to haul more than 4,000 automobiles, the hulking Golden Ray ship has been hard to miss in the St. Simons Sound, where it laid on its side for more than two years.

International
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WORLD - Hapag-Lloyd CEO: ‘We are probably in the peak of the problems’

Congested ports. Clogged supply chains. Capacity shortages. Much of Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen’s third-quarter overview had a familiar refrain, one likely to be heard again after the fourth quarter.