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Power Outages Hinder Hurricane Beryl Recovery, Delay Port Restarts

Jul 10, 2024

About 1.7 million customers remained without power in Texas on Wednesday morning, two days after Hurricane Beryl made landfall, as progress was slow during the night, hampering efforts to restore critical oil infrastructure.The storm made landfall…

Novorossiisk Port Operating as Normal After Drone Attacks

Jul 03, 2024

Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossiisk was operating as normal on Wednesday after an attempted Ukrainian maritime drone attack, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the local administration.'There are no restrictions. Shipping goes as normal…

Fire Suspends Sugar Loading at Tiplam Terminal in Brazil's Santos Port

Jun 21, 2024

A fire that destroyed a conveyor belt and electric systems at the Tiplam terminal in the port of Santos, Brazil's largest, caused a suspension of sugar loading on piers 2 and 3 on that terminal, according to a note from the company.The fire…

SAAM Terminals Acquires crane simulator

Jun 19, 2024

SAAM Terminals announced it has acquired and is now using a state-of-the-art simulator to train its crane operators. The team at San Vicente Terminal Internacional (SVTI), one of the company’s ports in Chile, has already been trained in Canada…

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…

Worker Dies in Accident at Peru's Chancay Megaport Project

May 12, 2024

Hong Kong-based Cosco Shipping Ports said on Saturday that a worker died in an early-morning accident at a megaport it is building on Peru's Pacific coast.The worker was doing sanding and painting work at the deepwater Chancay Port Terminal when the accident occurred…

Maritime Trafficking: How Balkan Gangsters Became Europe's Top Cocaine Suppliers

May 02, 2024

In 2018, convicted cocaine trafficker Slobodan Kostovski fled a Brazilian prison and made his way back to Europe with a fake passport.The Serbian senior quickly fell into old habits, police allege. Last August, Kostovski was arrested in Belgrade…

FBI Says Chinese Hackers Preparing to Attack US Infrastructure

Apr 29, 2024

Chinese government-linked hackers have burrowed into U.S. critical infrastructure and are waiting 'for just the right moment to deal a devastating blow,' FBI Director Christopher Wray said earlier this month.An ongoing Chinese hacking campaign…

Shiploader Collapses at Brazil's Recife Port

Apr 19, 2024

An accident with a shiploader at the sugar terminal in the Recife port in Northeastern Brazil suspended loading operations at the site, according to a note from shipping company Williams Brazil late on Thursday.The company said the shiploader…

Paranagua Port Conveyor Belt Idle Amid Explosion Risk

Apr 10, 2024

The Port of Paranagua, one of Brazil's busiest for sugar and grain exports, said on Wednesday one conveyor belt at its so-called export corridor remains inoperative after labor authorities idled it over a 'risk of explosion.'The Paranagua Export Corridor Terminals Association (Atexp)…

Constant Port Attacks Slowing Ukraine's Farm Exports

Mar 27, 2024

Constant attacks on Ukrainian Black Sea ports by Russian drones and missiles are leading to a slowdown in Ukraine's maritime agricultural exports, brokers said on Wednesday.A key maritime hub in the southern Odesa region has been under almost daily attacks in recent weeks…

Bridge Collapse Freezes Ship Traffic in Port of Baltimore

Mar 26, 2024

Ships sailing to the U.S. port of Baltimore dropped anchor in waters nearby while vessels were stranded inside the port after traffic was halted following a bridge collapse, shipping data showed on Tuesday.A 948-foot container ship smashed into…

Pakistan Port Attack Kills Two Soldiers, Eight Militants

Mar 20, 2024

Pakistani security forces on Wednesday repulsed a gun and bomb attack by militants on a complex outside the strategic port of Gwadar, which killed all eight militants and two soldiers, officials said.China has invested heavily in the mineral-rich southwestern province of Balochistan…

Unidentified Gunmen Open Fire at Pakistan's Gwadar Port, Two Attackers Killed

Mar 20, 2024

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at Pakistan's Gwadar port authority complex in its restive Balochistan province, Geo News reported on Wednesday.Two attackers were killed in retaliatory firing by security personnel, the TV channel said, adding that a blast preceded the firing…

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