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Malaysia to Ban ZIM From its Ports

Dec 19, 2023

Malaysia will ban Israeli shipping company ZIM from docking at any of its ports effective in four weeks, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Wednesday.'This restriction is a response to Israel's actions that violate basic humanitarian principles and international laws,' Anwar said in a statement, referring to its military response in Gaza to a deadly incursion in southern Israel in October by Hamas militants.(Reuters - Reporting by Danial Azhar; Editing by Martin Petty)

WSC Proposes Green Balance Mechanism

Feb 15, 2024

As the IMO prepares for negotiations on regulations to support net-zero by 2050 at MEPC 81 in March, the World Shipping Council (WSC) has proposed a greenhouse gas pricing mechanism it calls the Green Balance Mechanism.The aim is to provide…

OPINION: Seeing the Ship as a System Changes Everything

Feb 13, 2024

Shipping must engage with the decarbonization realities that lie ahead by changing the way it crafts maritime legislation to reflect its place in the interconnected, interdependent world economy, says Eero Lehtovaara, ABB Marine & Ports.ABB Marine & Ports Head of Regulatory & Public Affairs…

Spanish Police Seize Eight Tonnes of Cocaine

Feb 12, 2024

Spanish police seized eight tonnes of cocaine from Suriname hidden in a container disguised as a power generator in the southern port of Algeciras, tax authorities said on Monday.The haul of cocaine, one of the largest ever intercepted in Spain…

No New Import Bans in Next EU Russia Sanctions Package

Feb 04, 2024

The European Commission will not add any new import bans in its next package of sanctions on Russia, EU diplomats said, as a 13th package proposal takes its final shape.The Commission and European Union member states want to quickly pass a new…

2024 a Milestone Year for Maritime Single Window

Feb 01, 2024

2024 marks a milestone in the acceleration of digitalization in shipping that has been brought about by the mandatory requirements for a Maritime Single Window.The requirement under the Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic…

Predictability, or “Call your Designated Responder Early and Often”

Jan 23, 2024

Predictability is the aim of every human, company, or society.Humanity simply strives to increase its level of predictability whether as a person, or as a group of people. When humans attain a certain level of predictability, their hope for the future goes up and their level of anxiety goes down…

EU Report Recognizes Need for Port Investment Stability

Jan 17, 2024

The European Parliament has officially adopted the Berendsen report, an own-initiative report on “building a comprehensive European Port Strategy” (585 in favor, 21 against, 26 abstentions).The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomed…

EU’s TEN-T to Include Energy Ports

Jan 14, 2024

On December 18, the EU Parliament and Council reached a deal on the review of the transport network TEN-T regulation, setting the requirements for all transport nodes and modes being part of the TEN-T network.The EU’s trans-European transport network policy…

LR Greenlights Canadian Ship Recycling Facility’s Standards Compliance

Jan 04, 2024

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has certified Nova Scotia recycling facility, R.J. MacIsaac (RJMI), according to the requirements of the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.RJMI has become first…

AMSA Warns of Counterfeit Pilot Ladders

Jan 02, 2024

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued as Pilot Advisory Note advising coastal pilots and pilotage providers about the existence of counterfeit pilot ladders and associated certification.In March 2019, one of AMSA’s Port…

ESA, ICS host 'Shaping the Future of Shipping' Summit

Dec 22, 2023

Emirates Shipping Association (ESA) and International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and under the patronage of Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, hosted the summit – Shaping the Future of Shipping - Towards a Net Zero World.The events took place…

FEPORT, ETA, EMPA and ECASBA Raise Cargo Diversion Concerns

Nov 30, 2023

As risks of cargo diversion to the detriment of EU ports are becoming more and more real with the upcoming entry into force at the beginning of 2024 of EU ETS for shipping, local organizations are voicing their concerns.The Federation of European Port Companies and Private Terminals (FEPORT)…

AAL Publishes EU ETS Carbon Surcharge Guidance

Nov 22, 2023

AAL Shipping has claimed a first for becoming the first project heavy lift carrier to publish a carbon surcharge guidance to help its customers prepare for the increased costs related to forthcoming European Union regulations on carbon emissions…

UECC's EU ETS Solution Brings Clarity to Emission Costs

Nov 15, 2023

Cargo owners seeking to determine their Scope 3 emission liabilities from the logistics chain must contend with multiple calculation methods from different shipping lines that will affect their costs exposure to the EU ETS for shipping. To resolve this conundrum for its clients…

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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