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California Oil Spill Cause Probed, Ship Anchor Cited as Possibility

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — More oil from a massive offshore spill landed on the southern California shore on Monday, with beaches closed and dead fish and birds washing up on shore as officials investigated whether a ship anchor striking a …

Insurer of Ship That Blocked Suez Canal Says Reduced Claim Still High

CAIRO — UK Club, an insurer of the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, said on Monday a reduced compensation claim made by the Egyptian authorities for almost $600 million to free the vessel and cover related …

Egyptian Court Rejects Appeal Against Detention of Ship in Suez Canal

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Tuesday ruled that the container ship which blocked the Suez Canal in March could continue to be held in the waterway, rejecting an appeal by its Japanese owner against its detention, a judicial source …

Shipping Containers Fall Overboard at Fastest Rate in Seven Years

Containers piled high on giant vessels carrying everything from car tires to smartphones are toppling over at an alarming rate, sending millions of dollars of cargo sinking to the bottom of the ocean as pressure to speed deliveries raises the …

‘Beached Whale’ Ship Could Block Suez Canal for Weeks

ISMAILIA, Egypt — A container ship blocking the Suez Canal like a “beached whale” may take weeks to free, the salvage company said, as officials stopped all ships entering the channel on Thursday in a new setback for global trade. …

Supply Bottlenecks Leave Ships Stranded, Businesses Stymied

NEW YORK (AP) — A trade bottleneck born of the COVID-19 outbreak has U.S. businesses anxiously awaiting goods from Asia — while off the coast of California, dozens of container ships sit anchored, unable to unload their cargo. The pandemic …

Global Cargo Logjam Deepens, Delaying Goods Bound For Retailers, Automakers

LOS ANGELES/LONDON — Amazon seller Bernie Thompson shifted half of his production out of China to reduce his business risks and still found himself in the crosshairs of logistical chaos besetting the movement of goods around the globe. A surge …

Report Highlights Risks For Container Ships in Wadden Sea

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday that it is “undesirable” for large container ships to use a shipping route through an environmentally sensitive, shallow sea off the coast of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark in heavy …

Ships Idle off Los Angeles Amid Port Problems

The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are facing their biggest crisis in a decade as container ships idle offshore because cargo can’t be moved off the California docks fast enough. The bottleneck blamed on a surge of …