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Maritime NZ Extends Oversight to Ports

May 11, 2023

The New Zealand government has confirmed that Maritime NZ will have oversight over the health and safety of most port operations.Maritime NZ Chief Executive Kirstie Hewlett says the decision to extend Maritime NZ’s Health and Safety at Work…

Date Set for Australia UK Free Trade Agreement

May 09, 2023

During his recent visit to the UK, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced May 31 as the date of entry into force of the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA).With its entry into force, there will be no tariffs on over 99% of Australian goods exported to the UK…

Australia Sentences Mexican Drug Importer to 22 Years in Jail

May 09, 2023

A Mexican national has been jailed for 22 years for his role in an attempt to import more than 600kgs of methamphetamine into Australia, concealed in rotting, raw cow hides.In 2019, Australian authorities seized the 668kgs of crystal methamphetamine hidden inside raw animal skins…

Berlin Reviewing Decision to Allow Chinese Investment in Hamburg Port Terminal

Apr 12, 2023

Berlin is reviewing its decision to allow China's Cosco to take a stake in one of logistics firm HHLA's three terminals at the Hamburg port, a spokesperson for the German economy ministry said on Wednesday.Responding to a question about the…

New EU-UK Trade Deal Has Promise for Northern Ireland and US as Well

Apr 04, 2023

A new trade agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom, which left the EU in 2020, could have finally found a way to safeguard peace in Northern Ireland after Brexit reignited old tensions.The deal between the EU and the U.K…

World Shipping Council Speaks Out on Threat to Vessel Sharing

Mar 28, 2023

The World Shipping Council (WSC) has spoken out against new US legislation which aims to eliminate current vessel sharing arrangements as set out in the Shipping Act.The act establishes rules that provide legal certainty to ocean carriers to share space on ships while ensuring competitive markets…

European Ports Welcome FuelEU Maritime Agreement

Mar 23, 2023

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has welcomed the preliminary agreement between EU co-legislators on the FuelEU Maritime regulation.The European Parliament and Council have agreed on the details of the regulation which will ensure…

Headwinds for the Poseidon Principles

Mar 21, 2023

The Poseidon Principles provide a platform for financing shipping’s sustainable future, but the technical guidance underpinning the initiative remains under scrutiny.In July 2023, the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Environment…

USDOT Pumps $660M More Into Port Infrastructure

Feb 08, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available more than $662 million in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding for MARAD’s Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP)…

Interview: Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV

Jan 10, 2023

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV, says that while progress towards industry decarbonization should be applauded, it must be accelerated. Shipping needs to work together, in tandem with other sectors and stakeholders, if we’re to stand a hope of reaching our most ambitious…

Inside the Chinese Port Deal that Divided the German Government

Dec 12, 2022

The German government has become divided over a deal, agreed last month, which saw Chinese conglomerate Cosco invest in the Port of Hamburg. The deal had been in the works since September 2021 and was championed by the chancellor (and Hamburg’s former mayor)…

Port of London Looks to Expand River Commerce at Isle of Dogs Pier

Nov 23, 2022

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has acquired Masthouse Terrace Pier on the Isle of Dogs in East London in an effort to increase light freight on the river.Port of London officials view the project as a step up for London's working river and maritime commerce industry…

FMC Commissioner Bentzel Urges UIIA, OSRA Harmonization

Nov 15, 2022

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel last week sent a letter to leaders of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) trade group urging harmonization of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities…

ABS to Support Industrial-Grade, Cyber-Physical Platform for Shipboard OT

Nov 02, 2022

ABS has been announced as the industry collaborator to build the Maritime Testbed of Shipboard Operational Technology (MariOT) Systems. The project is led by iTrust, Center for Research in Cyber Security at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)…

Congress, GAO Set Their Focus on Cargo Preference Fixes

Oct 12, 2022

On September 14, 2022, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I Committee), Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, held a hearing which indicated a potential revitalization, and new enforcement regime, of U…

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JSI Alliance Completes Scope of Work in Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project

JSI Alliance Completes Scope of Work in Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project

Singapore Marine Biofuel Premiums Drop Further on Soft Demand

Singapore Marine Biofuel Premiums Drop Further on Soft Demand

New Study Offers Safety Recommendations for Green Shipping Corridors

New Study Offers Safety Recommendations for Green Shipping Corridors

SAMPOL Awarded Shore Power Contract from Port of València

SAMPOL Awarded Shore Power Contract from Port of València

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