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Houthis Claim Attack on Four Ships at Israel's Haifa Port

Jun 23, 2024

Yemen's Houthis said early on Sunday that they had conducted a joint military operation with the Islamic Resistance in Iraq militant group, targeting four ships at Israel's northern Haifa port.The Houthi military spokesperson, Yahya Saree, said in a televised statement that the two groups launched a drone attack on two cement tankers and two cargo ships at the Haifa port on Saturday.He said the ships belonged to companies that 'violated the ban on entering the ports of occupied Palestine'…

Mayor of Russia's Novorossiisk Port Issues Sea Drone Alert

Jul 17, 2024

The mayor of the Russian Black Sea port city of Novorossiisk issued a sea drone alert on Thursday morning, he said on the Telegram messaging app.Mayor Andrei Kravchenko urged locals to stay away from the shoreline. Ukrainian sea drones have in the past attacked Russian ships near the port…

US Army Corps of Engineers Names New Chief

Jul 15, 2024

The U.S. Army has selected Maj. Gen William H. 'Butch' Graham Jr.  to be its next chief of engineers and commanding general of the Corps of Engineers, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced on July 10.Graham is currently serving…

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…

Russian Missiles Kill Two, Damage Odesa Port

Jul 04, 2024

Russian strikes killed two people and wounded 26 on Thursday in Ukrainian regions stretching from the south to the east and northeast, local authorities said.A missile strike in southern Odesa region killed a woman, injured seven people and damaged port infrastructure…

Ukrainian Ports Cargo Shipments up Jan-June

Jul 04, 2024

Cargo shipments at Ukraine's Black Sea and Danube ports were 68% higher in January to June than in the same period of last year, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday.Six functioning ports processed 52.7 million tons of cargo compared with 31.3 million tons last year…

EU Sanctions Target Russian Gas for the First Time

Jun 21, 2024

European Union countries agreed on a 14th package of sanctions against Russia over its war in Ukraine, diplomats said on Thursday, including their first restrictions on Russian gas.The package bans re-exports of Russian liquefied natural gas…

US Harbor Craft: Measuring Opportunity for Zero Emissions

Jun 18, 2024

There are more than 4,000 harbor craft vessels in the U.S. deemed highly suited for zero-emissions operations, according to a recent report produced by CALSTART in partnership with Intelatus Global Partners.The report - “Sizing the U.S. and California Harbor Craft Market” - looked at the U…

Industry Leaders Highlight Impact of Increasing Protectionism

Jun 17, 2024

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Chamber of Marine Commerce, Canada (CMC), convened over 120 industry leaders from 90 organisations and nearly 30 different countries to the Shaping the Future of Shipping Summit on Thursday 13 June…

Singapore Oil Spill Spreads Along Coast

Jun 16, 2024

An oil spill off southern Singapore has spread to other areas of the island's coast and is threatening a marine reserve, government agencies said, adding that authorities were intensifying efforts to mop up the fuel.The oil spilled into Singaporean…

Officials Tout Quick Baltimore Channel Reopening

Jun 12, 2024

This week's reopening of Baltimore's main shipping channel - less than three months after the Key Bridge collapse - was due to expertise gained from a COVID-era task force, a highway overpass collapse and the 2021 infrastructure law, government officials said…

Senate Environment & Public Works Committee Passes WRDA 2024

May 24, 2024

The U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee marked up and passed its Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024, in a move seen as a major win for inland waterways infrastructure.Several outcomes in Section 109 of the Senate…

Estonia Says Russia Removed Navigation Buoys on Border River

May 23, 2024

Russian border guards have removed navigation buoys from the Estonian side of a river separating the two countries, the Baltic nation said on Thursday, adding that it would seek an explanation as well as a return of the equipment.Some 24 out…

Building the Next-Gen Maritime Prepositioning Ship & Auxiliary Crane Ship

May 10, 2024

The Military Sealift Command’s Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) and Auxiliary Crane Ships (ACS) were built 50 years ago to pre-position vehicles and supplies in forward locations and load or unload them in undeveloped or damaged port facilities…

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Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

Sempra Signs Contract with Bechtel to Build Port Arthur LNG Phase 2

Sempra Signs Contract with Bechtel to Build Port Arthur LNG Phase 2

Texas Tanker Bottleneck Grows on Slow Freeport LNG Restart

Texas Tanker Bottleneck Grows on Slow Freeport LNG Restart

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