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Biden Appoints Ann Phillips as MARAD Administrator

Oct 15, 2021

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Ann Phillips to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the Department of Transportation (DOT), the White House announced Thursday. The position has been vacant since Mark…

India Seizes $2.7 Billion of Afghan Heroin from Containership at Mundra Port

Sep 21, 2021

Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion) amid the chaos following last month's takeover of the country by the Taliban.Afghanistan is the world's biggest illicit opiate supplier…

Brazil Port Regulator Targets Bunge, Two Port Agencies in Probe

Sep 14, 2021

Brazil's port regulator targeted the local unit of global grains merchant Bunge and two port agents in an investigation announced on Tuesday, threatening the trader's dominant position at a key export hub in the south of the country.The probe…

Legal Beat: Rule B Alter-Ego Vessel Seizures

Aug 24, 2021

Plaintiffs seeking to recover from ship managers or the vessels they operate but lacking a direct claim against a particular vessel have developed a clever strategy under U.S. maritime law.  They seize a managed vessel under Supplemental Admiralty…

Addleshaw Goddard Hires Ian Le Pelley

Aug 16, 2021

London-based law firm Addleshaw Goddard has boosted its transport team with the addition of ports and terminals expert Ian Le Pelley. Formerly Group Deputy General Counsel for DP World, one of the largest port operators across the globe, Ian has unparalleled expertise in the ports sector…

Maritime NZ Files Charges for Auckland Port Worker Death

Aug 13, 2021

Maritime NZ has filed charges against Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) and an individual in relation to the death of a port worker almost a year ago.Pala’amo (Amo) Kalati was killed on August 30, 2020 after being crushed when a container was dropped during a lifting operation…

'David vs Goliath' - Venice Ban May not End Cruise Ship Battle

Jul 30, 2021

When the first cruise ship since the start of the pandemic sailed through the Venice lagoon last month, hundreds of people rallied on land and small boats in protest.A few weeks later, the government seemed to listen, announcing that to defend Venice's ecosystem and heritage…

A Win for Florida: Appeals Court Lifts CDC Cruise Ship Restrictions

Jul 26, 2021

A federal appeals court late on Friday reversed course and let stand a lower court order prohibiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from enforcing coronavirus-related cruise ship rules in Florida.The decision is a…

U.S. Appeals Court Blocks Ruling that Would Have Suspended CDC Cruise Ship Rules

Jul 19, 2021

A U.S. appeals court late Saturday in a 2-1 ruling put on hold a lower-court decision that said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could not enforce its coronavirus cruise ship rules in Florida.Last month, U.S. District…

US Maritime, Justice Agencies to Partner on Antitrust Issues

Jul 12, 2021

The United States Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on Monday agreed to boost cooperation and communication in their respective oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the ocean liner shipping industry…

Deal Reached to Release Cargo Ship that Blocked Suez Canal

Jul 05, 2021

The owners and insurers of the Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March said on Sunday a formal settlement had been agreed in a compensation dispute, and the canal authority said the vessel would be allowed to sail on July 7…

The Crew Change Crisis is Getting Worse

Jul 01, 2021

The crew change crisis that has been plaguing the maritime industry for more than a year and a half is raging on and only getting worse, data from 10 of the world's top ship managers suggests.The number of seafarers onboard vessels beyond the expiry of their contract has continued rising from 7…

EU Steers Shipping Toward Carbon Trading Market to Curb Emissions

Jul 01, 2021

Ship owners could be forced to pay for pollution from their vessels or face bans from European Union ports under draft plans to add shipping emissions to the bloc's carbon market.Shipping does not at present face EU emissions targets, but that…

New Compensation Offer Made Over Suez Canal Blockage

Jun 21, 2021

The owners of a container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March have made a new offer in a compensation dispute with the canal authority, and a court ruling on the case was postponed for two weeks on Sunday to allow more time for negotiations…

IMO Adopts Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil Use by Ships in Arctic

Jun 17, 2021

The United Nations shipping agency on Thursday adopted a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region while green groups said the regulations contained loopholes which will allow many vessels to keep sailing without enough regulatory control…

Logistics News

Cavotec Bags $5 Million Shore Power Order

Cavotec Bags $5 Million Shore Power Order

Ships Docked as Striking Greek Workers Protest Over Rising Costs

Ships Docked as Striking Greek Workers Protest Over Rising Costs

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Animal Welfare Groups Call For Live Sheep Export Ban Timetable

ONE Launches Green Shipping Solution ONE LEAF+

ONE Launches Green Shipping Solution ONE LEAF+

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