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Canada's West Coast Port Strike Averted After Board Order

Jul 08, 2024

A strike planned for Monday by ship and dock foremen at west Canadian ports has been called off after the country's industrial relations board found the union's strike notice was in violation of the labor code, the board said in an order.'The Board directs the union to rescind its strike notice…

US Adds Six Companies to Trade Restriction List

Jul 08, 2024

The United States added six companies to its trade restriction list on Tuesday, including four for their links to the training of China's military forces, according to a government posting.Two of the companies are in China, one in South Africa…

Singapore to Seek Compensation from Shipowner for Oil Spill

Jun 20, 2024

Singapore will seek compensation for the costs incurred in an oil spill last week from the owners of the stationary vessel that discharged the oil, local media CNA reported on Thursday.The Maritime and Port Authority told CNA that the shipowner…

US East Coast Port Union Strike Threat to Test Shippers' Nerves

Jun 13, 2024

Labor talks at U.S. ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico are a looming risk for retailers, manufacturers and other shippers already grappling with longer transit times and higher costs.The International Longshoremen's Association contract covering 45…

Cocaine Seized from Container at Port of Gemlik

Jun 04, 2024

Turkish authorities seized 373 kilograms (822 lb) of cocaine shipped from Latin America and hidden in a container at the Turkish port of Gemlik, detaining nine suspects, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said on Tuesday.The minister said on X…

World Shipping Council Welcomes New SOLAS Regulations

Jun 03, 2024

The World Shipping Council (WSC) has applauded the recent adoption of amendments to SOLAS at MSC 108. Starting January 1, 2026, these amendments will require mandatory reporting of all containers lost at sea, setting a new standard for maritime safety and environmental protection…

UK Ban on Live Animal Export Receives Royal Assent

May 22, 2024

A new ban on exporting live animals came into law in the UK on May 20 as the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Act received Royal Assent.The act capitalizes on post-Brexit freedoms to bolster the UK’s position as a world leader in animal welfare standards…

UK Bill Banning Live Animal Export Ready for Royal Assent

May 15, 2024

The Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill had its third reading in UK Parliament on May 14 and now awaits Royal Assent to become law. The bill seeks to end the export of cattle, horses, sheep, goats and pigs for fattening and slaughter from and through England…

Canada's Trudeau Urged to Head Off Port and Rail Strikes

May 14, 2024

The western oil- and grain-producing province of Alberta on Monday urged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do all he could to head off potentially devastating strikes by railway and port workers.Staff represented by the Teamsters union…

Final Rule on Demurrage & Detention Cleared to Take Full Effect May 28

May 14, 2024

The final rule on Demurrage and Detention Billing Practices is clear to take full effect on May 28, 2024, following recent actions by the Office of the Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).The FMC issued its…

Conflict Heating Up Over Cosco's Megaport in Peru

May 08, 2024

The Chinese state-owned company at the center of a dispute over operations of a megaport it is building on Peru's Pacific coast insisted on Tuesday on terms agreed with the government, as some local officials have sought to backtrack on the deal…

Lloyd's Insurers Expect Moderate Baltimore Bridge Claims

May 02, 2024

Lloyd's of London insurers Hiscox and Lancashire do not expect large insurance claims from the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge in March that caused widespread disruption, they said on Thursday.Some estimates for the total insured…

US Issues Hundreds of Sanctions Targeting Russia, Takes Aim at Chinese Companies

May 01, 2024

The United States on Wednesday issued hundreds of fresh sanctions targeting Russia over the war in Ukraine in action that took aim at Moscow's circumvention of Western measures, including through China.The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions…

Peru Seeks to Avoid Arbitration Over Chinese-built Mega Port

Apr 29, 2024

The Peruvian government is looking to avoid an international arbitration process which could be filed by Chinese port operator Cosco Shipping over a legal dispute regarding exclusivity rights to a massive facility being built by the firm, an official said on Monday…

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