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Ships Drop Anchor Around Gabon as Country Shuts Down After Coup

Aug 30, 2023

At least 30 commercial ships dropped anchor on Wednesday around Gabon's waters after military officers said they had seized power in the Central African country, according to data and maritime sources.Military officers in oil-producing Gabon said they had put President Ali Bongo under house arrest, after the country's election body announced that he had won a third term. Borders were closed and state institutions were dissolved…

US' MARAD Announces Grants to Boost Supply Chain Efficiency

Sep 21, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $12 million in grants to eight marine highway projects across the nation under the United States Marine Highway Program (USMHP). The funding will improve…

EU Does Not Extend Ban on Ukraine Grains Imports to Neighboring EU Countries

Sep 15, 2023

The European Commission said on Friday that it would not extend a ban on imports of Ukrainian grains into Ukraine's five EU neighbors due to expire on Friday.'It has concluded that thanks to the work of the Coordination Platform and to the temporary measures introduced on 2 May 2023…

Brazil, Paraguay Clash with Argentina Over Grains Waterway Tolls

Sep 11, 2023

Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay have urged Argentina to stop applying tolls for ships and barges carrying grains and other exports, saying it restricts navigation on a key river channel.The four countries issued a joint statement late…

Australia’s Portland to be Renewable Maritime Fuels Hub

Sep 06, 2023

Australia’s Victorian Government is backing a new feasibility study that could see Portland become home to one of Australia’s first green shipping fuel production hubs.Minister for Regional Development Harriet Shing announced the new study for a renewable fuel manufacturing hub in the portside city…

14th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium to be Held Nov. 14-16 at SUNY Maritime

Aug 28, 2023

The 2023 Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS) will be held Nov. 14-16, 2023, as an in-person event, hosted by Maritime College, State University of New York (SUNY) at the Maritime Academic Center. The theme of the 14th annual event is “Managing Impacts of Supply Chain Disruptors…

Ukrainian, Turkish Foreign Ministers Say Black Sea Deal Must be Renewed

Aug 25, 2023

The Turkish and Ukrainian foreign ministers said on Friday that other solutions to the export of Ukrainian grain than the Black Sea grain deal, which ended after Russia quit last month, were less optimal.The deal brokered by Turkey and the United…

Ukraine May Use New Black Sea Route for Grain Shipments

Aug 21, 2023

Ukraine is considering using its newly-tested wartime Black Sea export corridor for grain shipments after other cargo ships follow the first successful evacuation of a vessel on the route last week, a senior agricultural official said on Monday…

Iranian Oil Cargo Being Unloaded After Long Delay

Aug 20, 2023

A cargo of Iranian crude oil that was seized by the United States was unloading on Sunday after waiting two-and-a-half months off the coast of Texas to discharge, ship tracking data showed.Suez Rajan, a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker, has been anchored off Galveston…

US Coast Guard Proposes 2024 Great Lakes Pilotage Rates

Aug 16, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register outlining U.S. Great Lakes pilotage rates for the 2024 shipping season.The new rates seek to generate revenue for each of the three U.S. Great Lakes pilot associations…

MARAD Designates Two New Marine Highway Routes

Aug 16, 2023

Two new routes have been designated under the U.S. Marine Highway Program (MHP), U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced this week during a visit to Alaska.The newly designated M-11 in Alaska will add over 6,500 miles to the marine highway system…

Ukraine says Russian Drones Threatened Danube Port

Aug 16, 2023

Ukraine's air force on Wednesday said a large group of Russian army drones entered the mouth of the Danube River and headed toward the Izmail river port near the border with Romania.Social media groups reported hearing air defence systems firing in the area near two Danube ports - Izmail and Reni…

Shanghai Plans 5G Roll-Out for Marine Economy

Aug 15, 2023

Shanghai’s local government plans to provide oceanic coverage of 5G networks by 2024.China Daily reports that Shanghai will build an integrated network connecting all land, sea, air and space internet infrastructure platforms. The development of navigation…

Malaysia Concerned About Disease in Australian Cattle

Aug 10, 2023

Malaysia has paused the import of all live cattle and buffalo from Australia citing concern about lumpy skin disease (LSD).The move follows a decision last month by Indonesia to halt live cattle imports from four locations in Australia after 13 cattle were found to have the disease…

After Attacking Ukraine Wheat Exports, Russia Faces Own Shipping Challenge

Aug 08, 2023

Russia's lack of ships and Western grain traders' shrinking appetite for business with Moscow are adding to rising costs of moving Russian wheat, at a time when the war in Ukraine has spilled perilously close to vital Black Sea supply routes…

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