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Egypt Seizes 18 Million Narcotic Tabs in Alexandria Port

Nov 21, 2022

Egyptian authorities seized more than 18 million narcotic tabs hidden in three containers in the Mediterranean seaport of Alexandria, the interior ministry said on Monday.The 34-tonne cargo was on board a ship that docked at the northern port in transit before departing to an unspecified country, the ministry said on its official Facebook page.The cargo was worth 1.5 billion Egyptian pounds ($61.22 million)…

Svitzer Announces Lockout in Australia

Nov 14, 2022

Svitzer Australia, a subsidiary of A.P. Møller – Maersk, announced on Monday that it will lock out all harbor towage employees covered under its 2016 National Towage Enterprise Agreement and their union bargaining representatives starting Friday…

UK's Liverpool Port Workers Agree Pay Deal and End Strike

Nov 10, 2022

Around 600 workers at Liverpool port, one of Britain's busiest ports, will end strike action after agreeing a pay deal with employer Peel Ports, the Unite union said on Thursday.Unite said workers had voted 'overwhelmingly in favor' of pay rises worth 14…

Chris Hughey Named FMC General Counsel

Nov 10, 2022

U.S. federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei announced Phillip C. “Chris” Hughey has been hired as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service.In his capacity as General Counsel to the Commission…

Germany Hashes Out Compromise to Allow Smaller Stake China Port Deal

Oct 25, 2022

Germany may allow China's Cosco to take a smaller stake than originally planned in a Hamburg port terminal, in what an economy ministry source on Tuesday described as an 'emergency solution' to approve the deal but mitigate the impact.Shipping…

Liverpool Port Workers to Strike for Another Two Weeks

Oct 21, 2022

Workers at a Liverpool port, owned by Peel Ports Group, will go on strike from Monday for two weeks after talks with the port operating company broke down due to disagreements over increase in pay, UK's Unite union said on Friday.Peel Ports'…

Police Guard LNG Ports as Germany Fast-tracks Critical Infrastructure Law

Oct 19, 2022

Germany has ordered police to guard LNG terminals under construction and increased aerial supervision of its rail network as it prepares a law to bolster the protection of critical infrastructure, its interior minister told Reuters.Suspected…

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…

MARAD Announces Initiatives to Support Cargo Preference Compliance

Sep 19, 2022

Last week during testimony before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, MARAD Administrator Ann Phillips (Rear Admiral, USN, Ret.) announced two efforts intended to support federal compliance with cargo preference requirements…

Post-pandemic world brings heightened risks for shipping

Sep 16, 2022

While the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in few direct claims for the marine insurance sector, the impact on the welfare of crews and the boom in shipping and port congestion, exacerbated by the Ukraine invasion, raises potential safety concerns…

German Coalition Divided Over Chinese Bid for Hamburg Port Terminal

Sep 14, 2022

Germany's ruling coalition is divided over whether to let China's Cosco take a stake in a Hamburg port terminal, government sources say, even as Beijing urges Berlin not to politicize the bid and the port authority warns this could hurt the economy…

NVOCCs Caught in the Middle of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Sep 13, 2022

NVOCCs are caught in the middle of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 requirements for reporting demurrage and detention; FMC needs to pump the brakes and allow the industry to catch upThe Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, passed by Congress without industry input and signed into law on June 16…

Vogel Promoted to Shareholder at Cozen O’Connor

Sep 13, 2022

Law firm Cozen O’Connor announced it has promoted 11 members to shareholder including Marine News contributor Jeff Vogel.Vogel focuses his practice on strategic and operational matters affecting the U.S. maritime industry and on government contracts across all industries…

Lebanon Seeks to Name Second Investigator to Stalled Beirut Blast Probe

Sep 07, 2022

Lebanon's judiciary is seeking to appoint a second judge to a stalled investigation into the Beirut port blast, sources said, highlighting deep divisions over efforts to hold officials to account over a tragedy that killed more than 220 people…

Russia Says West Not Honoring Terms of Ukraine Grain Deal

Sep 06, 2022

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the West was not honoring its promise to help Russian food and fertilizer exports reach global markets, raising potential questions about Russia's commitment to a landmark grain deal struck with Ukraine…

Logistics News

Indian State Will Proceed 'No Matter What' with Protest-hit Adani Port

Indian State Will Proceed 'No Matter What' with Protest-hit Adani Port

METIS Names Polychronopoulou CEO

METIS Names Polychronopoulou CEO

Freeport Pushes Texas LNG Export Plant Restart to Year End

Freeport Pushes Texas LNG Export Plant Restart to Year End

Magdalena Bosson Named CEO at Ports of Stockholm

Magdalena Bosson Named CEO at Ports of Stockholm

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