Global Supply Shortages Reach All the Way to a Haitian Aid Group

Continuing disruption to factory production and bottlenecks in shipping are leaving nonprofit groups short of goods for vulnerable communities worldwide.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #second-harvest, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #third-world-and-developing-countries

Carbon Neutral Shipping on the Hudson

Against the winds of instantaneous everything, a sailboat crew tries to forge a carbon-neutral supply chain between the Hudson Valley and New York City.

#freight-cargo, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #sailboats-and-sailing, #ships-and-shipping

An Economic Lifeline in South America, the Paraná River, Is Shriveling

The continent’s second-largest river is drying up amid the biggest drought in 70 years, upending ecosystems, trade and livelihoods.

#argentina, #drought, #global-warming, #rivers, #ships-and-shipping, #water

The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It.

Pandemic-related product shortages — from computer chips to construction materials — were supposed to be resolved by now. Instead, the world has gained a lesson in the ripple effects of disruption.

#china, #columbia-sportswear-company, #cork-ireland, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #european-union, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #south-dakota, #suez-canal, #target-corporation, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states

What an Adult Tricycle Says About the World’s Bottleneck Problems

Catrike is struggling to deliver its recumbent bikes because supply chain problems have caused a part shortage. The snags may get worse before they get better.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #federal-reserve-system, #florida, #indonesia, #inflation-economics, #orlando-fla, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ships-and-shipping, #taiwan, #united-states-economy

Citing Forced Labor, U.S. Blocks Fishing Boat From Fiji

The action was part of a larger Customs crackdown. Officials said the operators withheld workers’ wages, kept their identity documents and subjected them to debt bondage — essentially enslaving them.

#customs-and-border-protection-us, #fiji, #fishing-commercial, #forced-labor, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #maritime-crime, #seafood, #ships-and-shipping, #tuna, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Navy Charges Sailor With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Warship

The sailor, who was a member of the crew when the fire broke out last July, faces a hearing that will determine whether there will be a court-martial.

#arson, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #san-diego-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

Biden to Urge More Scrutiny of Big Business

An executive order reflects the administration’s growing embrace of warnings by some economists that declining competition is hobbling the economy’s vitality.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-communications-commission, #federal-trade-commission, #khan-lina, #law-and-legislation, #net-neutrality, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #ships-and-shipping

Ship That Blocked the Suez Canal Is Moving On

The giant container ship had been held in the Suez Canal since March, as Egyptian authorities and the ship’s owners argued over compensation. On Wednesday, it finally began the journey out.

#canals, #egypt, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Can Massive Cargo Ships Use Wind to Go Green?

Cargo vessels belch almost as much carbon into the air each year as the entire continent of South America. Modern sails could have a surprising impact.

#2021-climate-issue, #freight-cargo, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #sailboats-and-sailing, #ships-and-shipping, #wind-power

Russia Says It Fired Warning Shots at a U.K. Warship Near Crimea

Moscow said the Royal Navy destroyer was in its territorial waters. Britain said that no shots were aimed at the ship and that Russia had warned it was conducting a gunnery exercise.

#black-sea, #crimea-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #great-britain, #h-m-s-defender, #russia, #ships-and-shipping

Settlement Is Reached Over Stuck Ship That Blocked Suez Canal in Egypt

International trade was jammed for nearly a week when the Ever Given blocked the waterway in March.

#canals, #egypt, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Judge Blocks C.D.C. From Enforcing Virus Rules for Cruise Ships in Florida

The ruling was a victory for Florida, which had argued that the rules were crippling the cruise industry and causing the state to lose hundreds of million of dollars.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #decisions-and-verdicts, #desantis-ron, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #florida, #ships-and-shipping, #vaccination-and-immunization

My Father Vanished When I Was 7. The Mystery Made Me Who I Am.

My dad was a riddle to me, even more so after he disappeared. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.

#black-people, #ships-and-shipping

My Search for My Father. And for Myself.

My dad was a mystery to me, made even more so after he vanished when I was 7 years old. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.

#black-people, #ships-and-shipping

Offshore Wind Farms Show What Biden’s Climate Plan Is Up Against

The U.S. has fallen way behind Europe partly because of an old shipping law and opposition from homeowners and fishing groups.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #canada, #dominion-energy, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #merchant-marine-act-of-1920-jones-act, #orsted-as, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #wind-power

Tasked to Fight Climate Change, a Secretive U.N. Agency Does the Opposite

Behind closed doors, shipbuilders and miners can speak on behalf of governments while regulating an industry that pollutes as much as all of America’s coal plants.

#brazil, #de-brum-tony, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-maritime-organization, #marshall-islands, #politics-and-government, #ships-and-shipping, #vale-sa

Iranian Navy’s Largest Ship Catches Fire and Sinks

Efforts to save the vessel, the biggest in the country’s naval fleet and described as a “training ship,” failed. The authorities offered no cause for the blaze.

#gulf-of-oman, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #persian-gulf, #ships-and-shipping, #strait-of-hormuz

Sri Lanka, Facing ‘Worst’ Marine Disaster, Investigates Cargo Ship Fire

A fire has raged on a cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka for 12 days, sending toxic chemicals and tons of plastic into the country’s waters and polluting its beaches.

#beaches, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #oil-spills, #plastic-bags, #ships-and-shipping, #sri-lanka, #water-pollution

Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida Ports Over Proof-of-Vaccination Ban

Norwegian Cruise Line plans to require Covid-19 vaccine documentation from its crew members and customers, but Florida recently enacted a law that bars businesses from doing so.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #desantis-ron, #florida, #frank-del-rio, #norwegian-cruise-line, #ships-and-shipping, #tampa-fla, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

The Tale of a Chaotic and Failed Attempt to Explore Antarctica in 1897

Julian Sancton’s “Madhouse at the End of the Earth” details Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery’s effort to explore Antarctica, and all of the ways it went wrong.

#amundsen-roald, #antarctic-regions, #belgium, #books-and-literature, #cook-frederick-a, #de-gerlache-de-gomery-adrien, #exploration-and-explorers, #madhouse-at-the-end-of-the-earth-the-belgicas-journey-into-the-dark-antarctic-night-book, #sancton-julian, #ships-and-shipping

Ron DeSantis Does Disease

Face it, Florida runs the universe.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #desantis-ron, #florida, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-politics-and-government

After a Tragedy at Sea, a Wrecked Ship Becomes a Powerful Symbol in Italy

The relic of the deadliest shipwreck in the Mediterranean in living memory — in which some 1,000 migrants died — is being re-envisioned as a human rights monument.

#italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #ships-and-shipping

Another Unlikely Pandemic Shortage: Boba Tea

The popular drink’s main ingredient, tapioca pearls, could soon be in short supply because of delays in unloading cargo ships from Asia.

#boba-guys-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hayward-calif, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #tea

Iran Vows to Increase Uranium Enrichment After Attack on Nuclear Site

Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.

#international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #israel, #natanz-iran, #nuclear-weapons, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-international-relations, #uranium

Sliding in the Polls, Erdogan Kicks Up a New Storm Over the Bosporus

As part of a push to carve a canal alongside the waterway, Turkey’s president signaled that he could scrap a treaty that has kept peace in the region for decades.

#black-sea, #bosporus-turkey, #canals, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #montreux-convention, #politics-and-government, #sea-of-marmara, #ships-and-shipping, #treaties, #turkey

Israel-Iran Sea Skirmishes Escalate as Mine Damages Iranian Military Ship

The explosion came the same day as progress was reported in talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel opposes.

#defense-and-military-forces, #iran, #israel, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping

Italy Bans Cruise Liners From Venice Lagoon, With a Catch

Though environmental groups praised the decision to detour big ships outside the fragile area, they are concerned about plans to temporarily dock them at Marghera, the lagoon’s industrial hub.

#italy, #ships-and-shipping, #united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organization, #venice-italy

The Freeing of the Ever Given

The stuck container ship became the butt of online jokes, but it was no minor crisis.

#canals, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Clearing the Suez Canal Took Days. Figuring Out the Costs May Take Years.

There will be finger-pointing and competing agendas as cargo companies, lawyers, insurers and government agencies try to sort out what went wrong when the Ever Given got stuck — and who must pay.

#canals, #freight-cargo, #insurance, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Why Is It Busy on the Waterfront? Americans Are on a Shopping Spree.

Monthly cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey have set records and strained port operations.

#bobs-discount-furniture, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lg-electronics, #new-jersey, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #ports, #ships-and-shipping

The Stuck Container Ship on the Suez Canal Was a Metaphor

Long-distance supply chains hide costly risks — and those risks may help usher in a new stage of global commerce.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Suez Canal Is Open, but the World is Still Full of Giant Container Ships

As global trade has grown, shipping companies have steadily increased ship sizes — but the Suez Canal blockage showed that bigger is not always better.

#a-p-moller-maersk, #canals, #china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #maersk-line, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #panama-canal-and-canal-zone, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal, #united-states

Ship Is Freed After a Costly Lesson in the Vulnerabilities of Sea Trade

A single stuck ship stymied global trade for nearly a week. That raises fundamental questions about risks in the supply chain industry.

#egypt, #international-trade-and-world-market, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

‘A Very Big Problem.’ Giant Ship in the Suez Remains Stuck.

A tiny Egyptian village has a front-row seat to the unfolding effort to dislodge the container ship that ran aground in the canal, holding up $10 billion in global trade every day.

#canals, #egypt, #international-trade-and-world-market, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

With the Suez Canal Blocked, Shippers Go Around Africa

The most common option for ships trying to avoid the Suez Canal logjam is to reroute themselves around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.

#ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal

Israel’s Shadow War With Iran Moves Out to Sea

Israel and Iran have fought a clandestine war across the Middle East for years, mainly by land and air. Now ships are under attack in the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

#defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hezbollah, #iran, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #persian-gulf, #politics-and-government, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

In Suez Canal, Stuck Ship Is a Warning About Excessive Globalization

The shutdown of the vital waterway and its impact on trade underscore the world’s reliance on global supply chains.

#e-commerce, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #suez-canal

What to Know About the Suez Canal — and How a Ship Got Stuck There

It took 10 years and 1.5 million laborers to build in the 19th century, and one day and one giant ship to clog it in 2021. The shudders are being felt throughout the world’s maritime commerce.

#canals, #egypt, #nasser-gamal-abdel, #sadat-anwar-el, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal, #suez-crisis-1956

Giant Ship Blocking Suez Canal Could Take ‘Days, Even Weeks’ to Free

Tugboats and dredgers were toiling to release the wedged container vessel, which is obstructing the crucial artery of global trade like “a very heavy beached whale,” one expert said.

#canals, #egypt, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal, #tugboats-and-towboats

Suez Canal Blocked After Container Ship Gets Stuck

By Wednesday morning, more than 100 ships were stuck at each end of the canal, which carries roughly 10 percent of worldwide shipping traffic.

#canals, #egypt, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #red-sea, #ships-and-shipping

How Illicit Oil Is Smuggled Into North Korea With China’s Help

New satellite images obtained by The New York Times show that China has allowed tankers to use its infrastructure and territorial waters to deliver oil to North Korea.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-korea, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #satellites, #security-council-un, #ships-and-shipping, #smuggling, #united-nations, #united-states, #your-feed-visual-investigations

What We Learned From Our Investigation into Covert Oil Deliveries to North Korea

We uncovered how one ship helped North Korea get oil despite sanctions. Here are five takeaways from the investigation.

#center-for-advanced-defense-studies, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #ships-and-shipping, #smuggling, #united-nations

Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More.

Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.

#basel-action-network, #center-for-international-environmental-law, #corporations, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #indonesia, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kenya, #malaysia, #plastics, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states, #vietnam, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Travel Workers Despair a Year Lost to Covid-19

Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruise-lines-international-assn, #cruises, #east-jerusalem, #great-britain, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #israel, #italy, #jamaica-west-indies, #kampala-uganda, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manila-philippines, #pilots, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #thomas-cook-group-plc, #unemployment, #united-states-travel-assn, #venice-italy, #wages-and-salaries, #world-tourism-organization

For Planet Earth, No Tourism is a Curse and a Blessing

From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?

#air-pollution, #alaska, #carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #glacier-bay-national-park-alaska, #global-warming, #noise, #ships-and-shipping, #thailand, #travel-and-vacations, #wales, #whales-and-whaling, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

A ‘Flying Ship,’ and the Superior Mirage Behind It

“I told myself, ‘It must be on water,’” said a walker who took a picture that has since gone viral. “My head doesn’t want to understand that, but it must be on water.”

#cornwall-england, #england, #eyes-and-eyesight, #light, #ships-and-shipping

32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.

#canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #helicopters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #nova-scotia-canada, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

Beauty, Serenity, Stillness: An Ode to the Final Miles of the Mississippi River

Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.

#floods, #gulf-of-mexico, #gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-2010, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #photography, #plaquemines-parish-la, #rivers, #ships-and-shipping, #travel-and-vacations