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Chinese coal traders clog Mongolian border town seeking high-value fuel

Chinese coal traders are rushing to the small town of Ganqimaodu on the Mongolian border to cash in on imports as prices of the fuel have soared nearly 40% in a month after mine safety checks crimped supply while industrial demand is rising.The dash to secure Mongolian supplies illustrates coal’s continued preeminence in the energy mix of China, the world’s biggest consumer of the fuel.

Old footage of stranded elephant seal resurfaces after Hurricane Ian

Copyright AFP 2017-2022. All rights reserved.A clip of an elephant seal supposedly lost in a residential neighborhood gained millions of views on Twitter in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which devastated parts of the US state of Florida. But the video is out of context; it was taken in Chile in 2020, and marine experts say such seals do not live in the Atlantic Ocean."Son…

INS Vikrant testament to hard work, influence and commitment of 21st century India: PM Modi

Showcasing the country's growing prowess of indigenous manufacturing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the country's first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Friday and said it is not just a warship but a testament to the hard work, talent, influence and commitment of 21st century India.During the event…

Port of Liverpool Dockworkers Plan Two-Week Strike, Adding to Summer of Unrest

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – More than 560 dockworkers at the Port of Liverpool, one of Britain’s largest container docks, will go on strike from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3 over pay, the Unite union said on Friday, adding to a summer of industrial unrest caused by soaring inflation.“Workers across the country are sick to death of being told to take a hit on their wages and living standards…

Port of Los Angeles names new chief harbor engineer

Mary ConyersDina Aryan-Zahlan, chief harbor engineer, Port of Los AngelesThe Port of Los Angeles has announced the appointment of Dina Aryan-Zahlan as chief harbor engineer, lead of the ports engineering division. She replaces David Walsh who retired in December 2021.Aryan-Zahlan has served as the ports assistant chief harbor engineer since 2015…

Iranian supertanker carrying condensate docks in Venezuela, in defiance of US sanctions |

CARACAS, Venezuela-An Iran-flagged supertanker carrying more than two million barrels of condensate has docked at a Venezuelan port, with both countries facing US sanctions, according to analysts and satellite images.The arrival of the oil tanker Starla comes as negotiations continue in Vienna over the Islamic Republic's tattered nuclear deal with world powers, which allowed for oil sales.

Qatar's maritime sector posts robust performance month-on-month in August

Qatar's maritime sector witnessed robust performance this August, registering a double-digit monthly growth in number of ships calling on Hamad, Doha and Al Ruwais ports, according to the official data.The number of ships calling on Qatar's three ports stood at 267 in August 2022, which saw a 10.79% increase compared to July 2022.

Gibraltar Races to Remove Oil From Bulker

Gibraltar has an around-the-clock effort underway attempting to pump oil from the bulker that wrecked Monday night as it was departing the port. The oil leak intensified after the hull of the bulker “crumpled” yesterday afternoon causing Gibraltar to suspend port operations as it declared a “major incident,” Wednesday afternoon.The…

Billy Joels Original Commuter Yacht Has Been Transformed Into an Oceangoing Marauder

In the words of rock n roll legend Billy Joel: Home can be the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Indianas early morning dew, high up in the hills of California, home is just another word for you. While Joel wrote Youre My Home more than 30 years before he built the 57-foot Vendetta, the lyrics still ring true for his one-of-a-kind commuter yacht.

McCarthy starts work on $57.3 million Texas port project

Marine Log StaffMcCarthy is starting Port of Beaumont project by demolishing a failed dock structureto make way for a new state-of-the-art general cargo dock. McCarthy Building Companies has started work on Phase 2 of the Main Street Terminal 1 project at the Port of Beaumont in Texas. This follows approval by the port’s…

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Spotlight on Iran (June 23, 2022 July 7, 2022)

HomeCountriesIran OverviewOn July 2, the Iranian minister of foreign affairs arrived for a visit in Syria and met with senior regime officials, chief among them President Assad. The visit occurred against the backdrop of growing concerns in Damascus and Tehran due to a possible Turkish incursion in northern Syria. Prior to his visit to Damascus…

Logistics round-up: Maersk severs Russia ties, XPO rejig

Duisburger Port severs links with Putin ally, BelarusDuisburger Hafen in Germany is ceasing all business activity in Belarus, a decision taken in view of Belarus’ support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The port operator’s representative office in Minsk has already been closed.Duisburger Hafen owns and manages the Port of Duisburg…

Russia Denies Claim of Vessel Detention Over Ukrainian Grain Theft

The Russian government has denied Ukrainian claims that a ship full of allegedly stolen Ukrainian grain has been detained at a Turkish port. The Russian-appointed governor of the occupied Zaporizhzhia region, Yevhen Balytskyi, confirmed the departure of the Russian bulker Zhibek Zholy from the occupied port of Berdyansk on June 29.

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