Brazil’s haunting graveyard of ships risks environmental disaster, warns activist group

Brazil’s haunting graveyard of ships risks environmental disaster, warns activist group

GUANABARA BAY, Dec 29 (Reuters) – On a stormy evening in mid-November, a huge, abandoned cargo ship broke free of its moorings and slowly floated into the massive concrete bridge that carries cars across Brazil’s Guanabara Bay to Rio de Janeiro. Brazil’s navy said the 200-meter-long (660-ft.) Sao Luiz, a rust-spattered bulk carrier built in … Read more

Twenty oil tankers halted near Istanbul in insurance dispute

Twenty oil tankers halted near Istanbul in insurance dispute

Backlog unsettling oil and tanker markets Turkey says out of question to take insurance risk Yellen says oil from Kazakhstan should not be targeted Ankara says most of waiting ships are EU vessels ISTANBUL, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The number of oil tankers waiting in the Black Sea to pass through Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait on … Read more

Brazil government seeks to clear truckers’ pro-Bolsonaro blockades

Brazil government seeks to clear truckers’ pro-Bolsonaro blockades

SAO PAULO, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Brazilian authorities sought on Tuesday to curtail truckers’ blockages protesting the country’s presidential election results after signs they were disrupting fuel distribution, meat production, and the ability to send grains to port. Blockades were first reported on Sunday amid spreading demonstrations by truckers and other supporters of Brazilian President … Read more

Dozens of LNG-laden ships queue off Europe’s coasts unable to unload

Dozens of LNG-laden ships queue off Europe’s coasts unable to unload

LONDON/MADRID, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Dozens of ships carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) circling off the coasts of Spain unable to secure slots to unload have prompted grid operators for the country to warn they may have to suspend loading to deal with this “exceptional situation”. Europe is facing an energy supply squeeze as Russia … Read more

U.S. adds China’s YMTC and 30 other firms to ‘unverified’ trade list

U.S. adds China’s YMTC and 30 other firms to ‘unverified’ trade list

WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday added China’s top memory chipmaker YMTC and 30 other Chinese entities to a list of companies that U.S. officials have been unable to inspect, ratcheting up tensions with Beijing and starting a 60 day-clock that could trigger much tougher penalties. The new listings were the … Read more

Ship refloated after running aground in Egypt’s Suez Canal -sources

Ship refloated after running aground in Egypt’s Suez Canal -sources

An aerial view of the Gulf of Suez and the Suez Canal are pictured through the window of an airplane on a flight between Cairo and Doha, Egypt, November 27, 2021. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CAIRO, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Tug boats refloated a ship that briefly … Read more

Authorities begin evacuation of fire-stricken ferry in Baltic Sea

Authorities begin evacuation of fire-stricken ferry in Baltic Sea

STOCKHOLM, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Swedish and Finnish rescue services began evacuating families and elderly passengers from a fire-stricken Swedish ferry in the Baltic sea late on Monday, but said the situation was calm and that no one had been injured. About 70 out of around 300 people onboard were scheduled to be evacuated by … Read more

Workers at UK’s biggest container port Felixstowe due to begin 8-day strike

Workers at UK’s biggest container port Felixstowe due to begin 8-day strike

A view shows stacked shipping containers at the port of Felixstowe, Britain, October 13, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – More than 1,900 workers at Britain’s biggest container port are due on Sunday to start eight days of strike … Read more

Low water levels on Danube reveal sunken WW2 German warships

Low water levels on Danube reveal sunken WW2 German warships

PRAHOVO, Serbia, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Europe’s worst drought in years has pushed the mighty river Danube to one of its lowest levels in almost a century, exposing the hulks of dozens of explosives-laden German warships sunk during World War Two near Serbia’s river port town of Prahovo. The vessels were among hundreds scuttled along … Read more

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Average age of vessels up more than two years since 2017 New emissions rules may force older ships to go slower One-fifth of ships fitted with energy saving devices New vessels and alternative fuels the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about … Read more