As Dockworkers Near Contract’s End, Many Others Have a Stake

West Coast longshoremen and port operators say they’re determined to reach an agreement, but truckers and retailers relying on cargo are uneasy.

#freight-cargo, #international-longshore-and-warehouse-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #long-beach-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #organized-labor, #pacific-maritime-assn, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy

As Russia Chokes Ukraine’s Grain Exports, Romania Tries to Fill In

With famine threatening millions, Europe is intent on finding alternatives to one of world’s biggest food exporters, whose landlocked crop is stranded by war.

#agriculture-and-farming, #europe, #european-union, #food, #grain, #ports, #romania, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #ukraine, #wheat

On Inflation and the Food Crisis, the World Can Work Together or Fall Apart

No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.

#africa, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-sea, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #federal-reserve-system, #food, #food-insecurity, #global-warming, #grain, #guterres-antonio, #inflation-economics, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #middle-east, #odessa-ukraine, #politics-and-government, #ports, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #ukraine, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #wheat

Five Blunt Truths About the War in Ukraine

It’s time for Biden to take greater risks for victory.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Biden to Visit Port of Los Angeles, Casting Inflation as a Global Problem

The visit to the nation’s busiest entry point for goods comes as President Biden struggles to show progress on resolving supply chain issues that are fueling inflation across the country.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #freight-cargo, #inflation-economics, #los-angeles-calif, #port-of-los-angeles-calif, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Russia Seeks Buyers for Plundered Ukraine Grain, U.S. Warns

American diplomats have alerted 14 countries, most in Africa, that Russian ships filled with stolen Ukrainian grain could be headed their way, posing a dilemma to countries facing dire food shortages.

#africa, #food, #grain, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #ukraine

Europe’s Russian Oil Ban Could Mean a New World Order for Energy

The effort could hurt Russia but could also help drive up already high oil prices, hurting the global economy and enriching energy companies.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping

American Importers Accuse Shipping Giants of Profiteering

Carriers are exploiting the supply chain chaos to breach contracts and jack up rates, importers say in asking for federal intervention.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #federal-maritime-commission, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #maffei-daniel-b, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #united-states

Russia Wants to Sell More Energy to Asia, but Has to Slash Prices

Russia wants to sell more oil and coal to China and India, but Western sanctions may make that hard unless Russia offers deep discounts on the price.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #international-energy-agency, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #ports, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sakhalin-island-russia, #ships-and-shipping, #yergin-daniel

How the Supply Chain Crunch is Hurting California Farmers.

As shipping companies concentrate on the most lucrative routes from China to California, almond growers are struggling to transport their wares.

#agriculture-and-farming, #california, #central-valley-calif, #china, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #federal-maritime-commission, #international-trade-and-world-market, #maffei-daniel-b, #nuts, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #warehouses

After Five Weeks, Container Ship Is Freed in the Chesapeake

A year after the Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal, the Ever Forward, operated by the same company, ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay in March. It was finally dislodged on Sunday.

#baltimore-md, #canals, #chesapeake-bay, #maryland, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

World War II Navy Ship Is Tilting Into Lake Erie

The U.S.S. The Sullivans, which survived combat in the Pacific, suffered a hull breach this week at a naval park in Buffalo. “We have a problem and we don’t know what it is,” a park official said.

#brown-byron-w, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-and-erie-county-naval-and-military-park, #erie-county-ny, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-navy, #uss-the-sullivans, #world-war-ii-1939-45

J.M.W. Turner: The Romantic Turns Reformist

Britain’s commander of the churning waves was also a painter of technology and industry. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston shows how he reshaped an art form.

#art, #boston-mass, #great-britain, #kimbell-art-museum, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museums, #ships-and-shipping, #tate-britain, #turner-joseph-mallord-william

U.S. Navy to Name Ship After Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The ship, a replenishment oiler, is designed to carry fuel to the Navy’s operating carrier strike groups.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

This Is What Happens When Globalization Breaks Down

The story of one shipping container from a factory in China to a warehouse in the United States traces the arc of a global supply chain consumed by trouble.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mississippi, #mississippi-state-university, #ports, #shenzhen-china, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #supply-chain, #toys

The Discovery of Shackleton’s Wreck Is as Disquieting as It Is Amazing

The world today is smaller and less mysterious than when Endurance sank. At the same time, we know too much about the past to be nostalgic.

#antarctic-regions, #exploration-and-explorers, #global-warming, #shackleton-ernest, #ships-and-shipping

New Supply Chain Risk: 22,000 Dockworkers Who May Soon Strike

With the contract of union workers at West Coast ports nearing expiration, the prospect of a labor impasse threatens another shock to the global economy.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-longshore-and-warehouse-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #organized-labor, #pacific-maritime-assn, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #strikes, #supply-chain

How the US Military is Preparing for an Arctic Future With Eyes on Russia

As climate change opens up the Arctic for transit and exploration, Russia has increasingly militarized the region. The U.S. is preparing a more aggressive presence of its own.

#alaska, #arctic-council, #arctic-regions, #defense-and-military-forces, #ships-and-shipping, #sullivan-daniel-a-1951, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

As Inflation Surges, Biden Targets Ocean Shipping

The president is targeting shipping companies that have jacked up prices during the pandemic, but critics say bigger economic forces are at work.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-maritime-commission, #freight-cargo, #inflation-economics, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

A Year After Suez Blockage, Another Evergreen Ship Is Mired in the Chesapeake

The Ever Forward ran aground after leaving Baltimore on Sunday, nearly a year after the Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal, disrupting global trade for nearly a week.

#baltimore-md, #canals, #chesapeake-bay, #ever-forward, #ever-given, #ships-and-shipping, #suez-canal, #united-states-coast-guard

Future of Agency Created to Keep Mob Off Docks Now Up to Supreme Court

New Jersey wants to dissolve a product of the “On the Waterfront” era. New York wants the country’s highest court to keep the bistate commission alive.

#christie-christopher-j, #international-longshoremens-assn, #james-letitia, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-shipping-assn, #new-york-state, #organized-crime, #organized-labor, #ships-and-shipping, #waterfront-commission-of-new-york-harbor

Russian Sanctions Snarl Shipping Even as Pandemic Pressure Eases

Global disruptions from the war on Ukraine and uncertainty due to the sanctions have led to pileups at ports and could delay cargo longer.

#black-sea, #delays-transportation, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #ports, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is the U.S.S. Constitution’s First Woman Commander

About 70,000 women are serving in the U.S. Navy. Billie J. Farrell is the first to command Old Ironsides, a hero of the War of 1812.

#boston-mass, #farrell-billie-j, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-naval-academy, #united-states-navy, #women-and-girls, #women-and-leadership-2022

Navy Recovers Stealthy Jet From Deep in the South China Sea

The warplane was pulled from a depth of approximately 12,400 feet more than a month after it crashed while trying to land on an aircraft carrier.

#aircraft-carriers, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #japan, #manila-philippines, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #military-aircraft, #ships-and-shipping, #south-china-sea, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Russian Oil Not Worth the Trouble, Some Traders Conclude

European buyers, shippers, banks and insurers have grown leery of doing business with Russia in recent days, even at deep discounts.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #international-energy-agency, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ships-and-shipping, #ukraine, #united-states

After Burning for Days, a Ship Carrying Thousands of Luxury Cars Sinks

The ship, the Felicity Ace, was carrying about 4,000 vehicles, including Bentleys and Porsches, when it caught fire on Feb. 16. On Tuesday morning, it sank.

#automobiles, #azores-islands, #boats-and-boating, #environment, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #porsche-ag, #portugal, #ships-and-shipping

Larry Summers Shares the Blame for Inflation

The Democratic economist is deeply implicated in building the system at the heart of our current predicament, and setting up our economy for failure.

#corporations, #democratic-party, #inflation-economics, #international-trade-and-world-market, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #ships-and-shipping, #summers-lawrence-h, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Hundreds Rescued From Burning Ferry Near Greek Island

A fire broke out on the deck of the ferry, which was taking 239 passengers to Italy from Greece. Two of them were trapped, and at least 11 were missing.

#corfu-greece, #greece, #italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

Ship Carrying 1,100 Porsches and Other Luxury Cars Is Burning and Adrift

A fire broke out Wednesday morning in the cargo hold of the ship, which departed from Emden, Germany, on Feb. 10 and was due to arrive in Davisville, R.I., on Wednesday.

#automobiles, #azores-islands, #boxster-spyder-6-speed, #porsche-ag, #portugal, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #volkswagen-ag

4 Dead and Many Missing After Spanish Fishing Vessel Sinks in Atlantic

A fishing boat carrying 24 people sank about 280 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, early Tuesday morning, Spanish officials said.

#canada, #ghana, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #newfoundland-canada, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

Natural Gas Shipments, Mostly From U.S., Ease Europe’s Energy Crunch

As Russia squeezes supplies, a parade of tankers carrying liquefied natural gas is coming to Europe’s rescue.

#europe, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #netherlands, #russia, #ships-and-shipping, #uniper-se, #united-states

A Normal Supply Chain? It’s ‘Unlikely’ in 2022.

The chaos at ports, warehouses and retailers will probably persist through the year, and perhaps even longer.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #warehouses

Cookbooks Overboard? A Shipping Accident Delays Two Major Releases.

Thousands of copies of two highly anticipated cookbooks may have gone into the Atlantic Ocean in their containers, their authors say.

#atlantic-ocean, #books-and-literature, #clark-melissa, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #instagram-inc, #mason-hereford, #ships-and-shipping, #ten-speed-press

Coronavirus Outbreak Is Reported on Aid Ship Bound for Tonga

Twenty-three people aboard the Australian ship have tested positive for the virus, prompting concerns that it could spread to Tonga. The volcano-stricken island has reported only one case during the pandemic.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dutton-peter-c, #ships-and-shipping, #tonga, #volcanoes

More Cruises Canceled as Omicron Spreads

In recent weeks, hundreds of passengers have contracted the coronavirus aboard ships.

#celebrity-cruises-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #royal-caribbean-cruises-ltd, #ships-and-shipping

Omicron forces more cruise lines to cancel trips.

#celebrity-cruises-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #royal-caribbean-cruises-ltd, #ships-and-shipping

Supply Chain Woes Could Worsen as China Imposes Covid Lockdowns

American manufacturers are worried that China’s zero-tolerance coronavirus policy could throw a wrench in the global conveyor belt for goods this year.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy

Supply Chain Snags Continued to Drive Up Inflation in December

The surge in coronavirus cases is idling workers at ports and trucking companies, while strong consumer demand continues to drive up the cost of shipping and energy.

#buttigieg-pete-1982, #consumer-price-index, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ships-and-shipping, #supply-chain, #transportation-department-us

Navy Fires Warship’s Top Two Officers, Citing ‘Loss of Confidence’

The commander and second in charge of the U.S.S. Montgomery were relieved of command in a rare punishment, reportedly over their handling of a sexual harassment case.

#phillip-lundberg, #richard-j-zamberlan, #sexual-harassment, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Supply Chain Shortages Are Dimming Christmas Displays

With twinkling lights, inflatable Santas and computer chips in high demand, the disruption has not spared those who turn their homes into illuminated wonderlands each December.

#christmas, #conventions-fairs-and-trade-shows, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #lighting, #national-retail-federation, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #supply-chain

Online Orders in Manhattan May Soon Arrive by Ferry

A partnership plans to bring packages into Manhattan by ferry, relieving truck congestion in tunnels and bridges.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fernhay, #ferries, #freight-cargo, #manhattan-nyc, #ny-waterway, #roads-and-traffic, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #wachtel-william

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Passenger Who Fell From Cruise Ship

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday that it halted its search for a woman who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship near Ensenada, Mexico.

#carnival-cruise-lines, #carnival-miracle, #cruises, #ensenada-mexico, #long-beach-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-coast-guard

Military Project That Identified 355 Crew Members Who Died at Pearl Harbor EndsIt’s a

The remains of 355 sailors and Marines from the U.S.S. Oklahoma were identified using DNA and dental records, but 33 crew members could not be.

#cemeteries, #defense-department, #defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #hawaii, #missing-in-action, #nebraska, #pearl-harbor-hawaii, #research, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

17 Covid Cases Found Aboard Cruise Ship in New Orleans

The Norwegian Cruise Line ship, carrying more than 3,200 people, made stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico. A crew member probably has the Omicron variant, health officials said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #new-orleans-la, #norwegian-cruise-line, #ships-and-shipping, #vaccination-and-immunization

On Syria’s Ruins, a Drug Empire Flourishes

Powerful associates of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, are making and selling captagon, an illegal amphetamine, creating a new narcostate on the Mediterranean.

#amphetamines, #assad-bashar-al, #assad-maher-al, #bekaa-valley-lebanon, #damascus-syria, #defense-and-military-forces, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-cartels, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #greece, #hezbollah, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #italy, #jordan, #latakia-syria, #lebanon, #malaysia, #mediterranean-sea, #methamphetamines, #middle-east, #politics-and-government, #ports, #saudi-arabia, #ships-and-shipping, #smuggling, #syria-report-the, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Belgian Port City Grapples With a Flood of Cocaine

Antwerp has become the main port of entry into Europe for the drug, which is being blamed for a surge of violence that has prompted some Belgian officials to call for a war on drugs.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #antwerp-belgium, #belgium, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #colombia, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #europol, #gangs, #netherlands, #ships-and-shipping, #smuggling

Why the Supply Chain Crisis Does Not Affect These Businesses

Focusing on local parts and production, some manufacturers have been rewarded during the pandemic.

#brooklyn-navy-yard-brooklyn-ny, #factories-and-manufacturing, #industry-city-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #ships-and-shipping

Supply Chain Snarls for Cars on Display at a Kansas Terminal

A shipping terminal in Kansas reveals the fundamental problem — no one can plan, and no one is sure what will happen next.

#automobiles, #delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #jack-cooper-transport, #kansas-city-kan, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking

Supply-Chain Kinks Force Small Manufacturers to Scramble

Facing delays, shortages and higher prices for raw materials, companies are finding new sources. Not all are able to pass along the costs.

#delays-transportation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #inflation-economics, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #united-states-economy

Strike on U.S. Base Was Iranian Response to Israeli Attack, Officials Say

Iran has not acknowledged the attack, but U.S. and Israeli officials said it was retaliation for Israeli airstrikes, drawing the U.S. into Iran’s shadow war with Israel.

#assad-bashar-al, #defense-and-military-forces, #drones-pilotless-planes, #hezbollah, #homs-syria, #international-relations, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #israel, #lebanon, #middle-east, #military-bases-and-installations, #oman, #palmyra-syria, #saleh-midhat-1967-2021, #saudi-arabia, #ships-and-shipping, #syria, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #war-and-armed-conflicts