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Product Tanker Spills Bunker Fuel at Port of Rotterdam

By MarEx 2018-06-24 11:01:00

On Saturday afternoon, the Odfjell tanker Bow Jubail struck a jetty at the Port of Rotterdam, rupturing her hull and releasing an estimated 220 tons of bunker fuel into the water. No injuries were reported, and she berthed without further incident. ...

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Fire on Bulker at Port Kembla Fully Extinguished

By MarEx 2018-06-24 19:16:44

After a six-day response effort, the fire aboard the self-unloading bulker Iron Chieftain has been fully extinguished, according to officials in Port Kembla, Australia.  Paul McGuiggan, an assistant commissioner for Fire and Rescue New South Wales, said that 30 hours...

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CMA CGM Founder Jacques R. Saadé Passes

By MarEx 2018-06-24 18:42:21

Jacques R. Saadé, the founding president of the CMA CGM Group, passed away on June 24 at the age of 81. Saadé was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1937. He graduated from the London School of Economics in 1957 and soon took...

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Chinese Team Wins Volvo Ocean Race

By MarEx 2018-06-24 18:12:13

On June 24, the Chinese-flagged Dongfeng Race Team won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 in the closest finish in the event's 45-year history. It is also the first time that a team from China has won the race.  Dongfeng only...

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Maersk Boxship Delayed due to EU Migration Debate

By MarEx 2018-06-24 17:21:45

The container ship Alexander Maersk has been delayed off Sicily with 113 maritime migrants aboard as Europe's debate over maritime migration continues. The delay confirms an earlier warning from the International Chamber of Shipping about the dispute's effects on merchant ships,...

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China Becomes World's Biggest Natural Gas Importer

By MarEx 2018-06-24 15:45:48

China has outpaced Japan to become the world's largest importer of natural gas, a welcome sign for the developers of liquefaction plants in the Pacific Basin and beyond. Chinese buyers purchased 34.9 million tons of imported gas for the year...

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Sonar Survey Locates Sunken Indonesian Ferry

By MarEx 2018-06-24 13:18:48

A hydrographic survey has identified the position of the sunken ferry Sinar Bangun at the bottom of Lake Toba, Sumatra. The wooden ferry, which went down with hundreds of passengers aboard, rests in nearly 1,500 feet of water near its...

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Maritime Strategy in Northeast Asia

By CIMSEC 2018-06-24 11:37:17

[By Pawel Behrendt] Great power competition and arms races are back, especially in Asia. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Asia and Oceania countries in 2017 were responsible for 27 percent of global military expenditures. In absolute...

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Chinese, U.S. Coast Guards Team Up for Driftnet Bust

By MarEx 2018-06-22 19:10:49

While Chinese and American maritime interests may not always align, that hasn't stopped their respective coast guards from teaming up to fight maritime crime. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley and an embarked team from the China Coast Guard recently...

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