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Divers Recover Body in Baltimore

Apr 05, 2024

Unified Command dive teams have recovered the body of a missing person at the Key Bridge incident site in Baltimore.The recovered individual was identified as 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval.Unified Command salvage dive teams located what they believed to be the missing construction worker and notified the Maryland Department of State Police. Maryland State Police Underwater Recovery Team deployed…

US to Reimpose Oil Sanctions on Venezuela

Apr 17, 2024

The Biden administration said it would not renew a license set to expire early on Thursday that had broadly eased Venezuela oil sanctions, moving to reimpose punitive measures in response to President Nicolas Maduro’s failure to meet his election commitments…

Mounting Tensions Could Spark EU-China Trade War, European Chamber President Warns

Apr 17, 2024

China and Europe face a 'slow motion train accident' as a rising tide of protectionism threatens to become a full trade war, the head of a European business lobby group warned on Wednesday, a day after Germany's chancellor conveyed European concerns to Beijing…

IMO's Facilitation Committee Revised MASS Roadmap

Apr 15, 2024

The IMO's Facilitation Committee held its 48th session (FAL 48) from April 8 to 12, in person at IMO Headquarters in London.The Facilitation Committee (FAL) meets annually to deal with matters related to the facilitation of international maritime traffic…

Denmark Bans Discharge of Scrubber Water

Apr 14, 2024

The discharge of scrubber water from ships out to 22km (12 nautical miles) from the Danish coasts will be prohibited by law. The ban will come into effect on July 1, 2025, for ships with scrubbers in open operation, where the wash water is discharged into the sea…

IMO Facilitation Committee to Discuss Autonomous Shipping

Apr 07, 2024

The IMO Facilitation Committee will meet in person at IMO Headquarters in London for its 48th session (FAL 48) from April 8 to 12 to discuss issues related to autonomous shipping; prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking on ships; digitalization…

All FMC Statutes & Regulations in Full Effect Following Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Apr 05, 2024

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on Friday issued a notice reminding regulated entities that all statutes administered by the agency remain in effect while disruption to regular service at the Port of Baltimore is causing many shippers to adjust supply chain operations…

Baltimore Shipping Set to Resume by End of April

Apr 04, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it expects to open a new channel to the Port of Baltimore by the end of April, freeing up commercial shipping blocked by a collapsed bridge, and then restore port access to full capacity by the end of May…

Maryland Governor Urges Congress to Fund Bridge Rebuild

Apr 01, 2024

With efforts underway to clean up thousands of tons of steel debris from the collapsed bridge in Baltimore's harbor, Maryland Governor Wes Moore on Sunday urged Republicans to work with Democrats to approve the federal funding needed for rebuilding…

Demopolis: A Cautionary Tale for Increased Infrastructure Investment

Mar 25, 2024

Demopolis Lock—which suffered a recent catastrophic failure—is a cautionary tale for other locks and those in Congress and the White House who may fail to see the urgency and importance of investing in the inland waterways system.The nation’s inland waterways lock and dam infrastructure…

Fiji to Sign Ports Deal with Australia in Shipbuilding Boost

Mar 21, 2024

Fiji will strike a deal with Australia to upgrade ports and shipbuilding infrastructure, months after its prime minister said it was likely to partner with China on the project, the government of the Pacific Islands nation said on Thursday.Fiji's…

Singapore and Australia Formalize Corridor Collaboration

Mar 05, 2024

Singapore and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formally collaborate on establishing the Singapore-Australia green and digital shipping corridor.The MoU was signed by Chee Hong Tat, Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Finance…

Houthi Attacks Having Limited Impact on Israeli Trade, Prices - Ministry

Mar 04, 2024

Attacks by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis on cargo ships in the Red Seas are having limited effect on trade to Israel and have not led to any significant inflationary pressures, Israel's Finance Ministry said in a report on Monday.Houthi militants…

GAO: Coast Guard Should Address Workforce Recruitment and Retention Challenges

Feb 27, 2024

The Coast Guard has struggled for years to recruit and retain a sufficient workforce. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the non-partisan, fact-based arm of the Congress, has published multiple reports related to the Coast Guard’s…

Pearlson to Upgrade Shiplift at Australia's Osborne Naval Shipyard

Feb 22, 2024

Pearlson Shiplift Corporation, a subsidiary of The Pearlson Group, announced it has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to deliver a large capacity upgrade and extension for Australian Naval Infrastructure (ANI) in Osborne, South Australia…

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Cavotec Bags $5 Million Shore Power Order

Cavotec Bags $5 Million Shore Power Order

Ships Docked as Striking Greek Workers Protest Over Rising Costs

Ships Docked as Striking Greek Workers Protest Over Rising Costs

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Animal Welfare Groups Call For Live Sheep Export Ban Timetable

ONE Launches Green Shipping Solution ONE LEAF+

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