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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…

Record $1.6 Billion Meth Seizure Made at Port Botany

Aug 26, 2022

Australian authorities are reporting a record seizure of methylamphetamine after another metric ton of the illicit drug was discovered at Sydney's Port Botany.The development comes after detectives attached to the State Crime Command's Drug…

Shipping Container Suppliers Abandon $987 Million Deal After US Probe

Aug 25, 2022

Global shipping container suppliers China International Marine Containers and Maersk Container Industry in a joint statement on Thursday said they have abandoned a merger plan, citing significant regulatory challenges.China International Marine…

Workers at UK's Biggest Container Port to Begin 8-day Strike

Aug 21, 2022

More than 1,900 workers at Britain's biggest container port are due on Sunday to start eight days of strike action which their union and shipping companies warn could seriously affect trade and supply chains.The staff at Felixstowe, on the east coast of England…

UK's Felixstowe Port: Disappointed Strike Action Will Go Ahead

Aug 19, 2022

The company that operates Britain's biggest container port, Felixstowe, said on Friday it believed its pay offer to workers was fair and it was disappointed strike action due to begin on Sunday had not been called off.More than 1,900 workers…

Seven Charged with Labor Racketeering in the Port of San Juan

Aug 17, 2022

On August 11, 2022, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an indictment charging seven defendants with running a criminal enterprise dedicated to extorting and misleading shipping companies into paying fees for the loading…

TWIC Renewals Now Available Online

Aug 15, 2022

Mariners and other transport workers seeking to renew their Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) will now be able to do so online following recent changes enacted by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).Starting August 11…

Russia, Ukraine Agree to Protect Ukraine Grain Shipping Channel

Aug 09, 2022

Ships exporting Ukraine grain through the Black Sea will be protected by a 10 nautical mile buffer zone, according to long-awaited procedures agreed by Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations on Monday and seen by Reuters.The United Nations…

Truth About Beirut Port Blast Cannot Be Hidden, Pope Says

Aug 03, 2022

Pope Francis said on Wednesday he hoped the people of Lebanon can be comforted by justice over the Beirut port blast that killed at least 215 people two years ago, saying 'the truth can never be hidden'.Speaking at his weekly general audience…

Shipping Arrangements Into Ukraine Still Not Ready

Aug 02, 2022

Key arrangements including procedures for ships still need to be worked out before empty vessels can come in and pick up cargoes from Ukraine using the new grains corridor, a senior London marine insurance market official said on Monday.Turkey…

US Federal Maritime Commission Creates New Enforcement Structure

Jul 29, 2022

The United States' Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on Friday announced it creating a new bureau to handle its enforcement and compliance activities. The agency, which is responsible for the regulation of oceanborne international transportation of the U…

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