Maritime Security News


Biden Executive Order Targets Cybersecurity at US Ports

Feb 21, 2024

President Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order aiming to strengthen cybersecurity at U.S. ports amid growing threats to America's vital maritime supply chains.The directive bolsters the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to address maritime cyber threats, including through the creation of new standards to ensure the security of networks and systems throughout the nation’s marine transportation system (MTS)…

Israel Intercepts 'Suspicious Target' off Haifa

Feb 09, 2024

Israel's military said it had intercepted a 'suspicious aerial target' on Friday off the northern port city of Haifa amid high tension along its frontier with Lebanon.The seaports of Haifa and Ashdod are crucial gateways for Israel's trade.An…

Australian Welfare Organizations Call for Suspension of Live Animal Exports

Feb 07, 2024

The Australian Alliance for Animals has written an open letter to animal exporters imploring them to voluntarily suspend all live animal exports to or through the Red Sea while the risk of attack remains and to suspend any extended journeys to the Middle East via the Cape of Good Hope…

New Mechanism Planned for Ukraine Black Sea Grain Exports

Feb 04, 2024

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss a new mechanism to allow Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during his upcoming visit to Turkey, Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said on Sunday…

Australian Livestock: Second Vessel Heads to Red Sea

Feb 02, 2024

A ship carrying 16,000 sheep and cows that turned back from the Red Sea due to the risk of attack off Yemen was stranded at an Australian port in a heatwave on Friday as the exporter sought to offload at least some of the animals into quarantine…

Australia Recalls Livestock Carrier Destined for Middle East

Jan 21, 2024

The Australian Government has recalled the livestock carrier Bahijah after it diverted from the Red Sea over a week into its voyage to the Middle East.The Bahijah loaded cattle and sheep in Fremantle, Western Australia, and departed for the Middle East on January 5…

Drone Attack: Russia Suspends Operations at Ust-Luga

Jan 21, 2024

Russian energy company Novatek said on Sunday it had been forced to suspend some operations at a huge Baltic Sea fuel export terminal due to a fire started by what Ukrainian media said was a drone attack.The giant Ust-Luga complex, located on the Gulf of Finland about 170 km (110 miles) west of St…

Houthi Attacks Expose China's Commercial Stakes in Red Sea

Jan 15, 2024

China has called for an end to attacks on civilian vessels in the Red Sea that have dramatically widened the Hamas-Israel conflict and placed Beijing's commercial interests along the Suez Canal at risk.The Iran-backed Houthi militia from Yemen…

Tesla, Volvo Car Pause Output as Red Sea Shipping Crisis Deepens

Jan 14, 2024

Automakers Tesla and Geely-owned Volvo Car said they were suspending some production in Europe due to a shortage of components, the first clear sign that attacks on shipping in the Red Sea are hitting manufacturers in the region.The United States…

Container Rates Soar on Concerns of Prolonged Red Sea Disruption

Jan 12, 2024

Container shipping rates for key global routes have soared this week, with U.S. and UK air strikes on Yemen stirring concerns of a prolonged disruption to global trade in Red Sea, one of the world's busiest routes, industry officials said on Friday…

Shipping Attacks Push US and Allies to Mideast Crunch Point

Jan 11, 2024

When the United States and 11 allies published a joint statement last week calling for an end to Houthi attacks from Yemen on Red Sea shipping, they hoped the implicit threat of force might at least reduce the intensity of fire on foreign vessels…

Ship Traffic Through Suez Canal Down 20% Due to Houthi Attacks

Jan 04, 2024

Shipping traffic through the Suez Canal fell 20% between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2 compared to a year earlier, according to the PortWatch platform, after shipping companies began re-routing vessels in response to attacks by Yemen's Houthis.From Dec…

Red Sea Shipping Workarounds Add Costs, Delays for Suppliers

Dec 28, 2023

Toymaker Basic Fun's team that oversees ocean shipments of Tonka trucks and Care Bears for Walmart and other retailers is racing to reroute cargo away from the Suez Canal following militant attacks on vessels in the Red Sea.Suppliers for the likes of IKEA…

Markets Spike Following Houthi Attacks on Shipping

Dec 19, 2023

Continued missile attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea have plunged supply chains into chaos, and consumers around the world will have to pay the price, according to Xeneta.Latest data from the industry analyst shows spot rates in the ocean…

Shippers Mask Positions, Weigh Options Amid Red Sea Attacks

Dec 19, 2023

A number of container ships are anchored in the Red Sea and others have turned off tracking systems as traders adjust routes and prices in response to maritime attacks by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis on the world's main East-West trade route…

Logistics News

First LNG Carrier Arrives at New German Mukran Terminal

First LNG Carrier Arrives at New German Mukran Terminal

Brazil's Paranagua Port Resumes Operations After Fire

Brazil's Paranagua Port Resumes Operations After Fire

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

ZIM Names Trio of LNG Containerships

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