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Congress Provides Last-minute Help for Small Inland and Coastal Ports

Mar 18, 2021

In two major pieces of legislation passed by Congress at the end of 2020 and the beginning of this year, Congress addressed the difficulty that many smaller inland and coastal ports have in obtaining funding for their infrastructure projects…

Katherine Tai Confirmed by Senate as US Trade Chief

Mar 17, 2021

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to confirm veteran government trade lawyer Katherine Tai as the first woman of color to serve as U.S. Trade Representative, putting her to work enforcing trade deals, confronting China’s trade practices and patching up ties with U…

Panama Asks IMO for Help in China's Coal Carrier Dispute with Australia

Mar 16, 2021

Panama is urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to step in to help stranded seafarers and shipowners wrapped up in a trade dispute between China and Australia.Some 74 vessels loaded with Australian coal and more than 1,500 mariners…

Elaine Chao Used DOT Resources for Family Business - Report

Mar 04, 2021

The U.S. Justice Department declined to investigate or prosecute then-Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao after the inspector general’s office referred allegations of potential misuse of office for review, a report made public on Wednesday said…

Lebanese Court Removes Investigator Who Charged Politicians Over Beirut Blast

Feb 22, 2021

A Lebanese court on Thursday dismissed a judge who had charged top politicians with negligence over last year’s Beirut port explosion, infuriating families of victims who said it showed that the state would never hold powerful men to account…

UK Working to Solve Post-Brexit Shipping Problems

Feb 11, 2021

Britain is working to overcome post-Brexit difficulties complicating seafood exports and other shipments to the European Union, senior minister Michael Gove said on Thursday.“There are still some bureaucratic obstacles that we need to negotiate and navigate…

Hapag-Lloyd Secures 'Green Financing' for LNG-powered Newbuilds

Feb 09, 2021

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has joined the shift to green financing, securing funds for six liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered, 23,500 TEU containerships it ordered in December 2020.The firm said it concluded two transactions according…

Buttigieg Confirmed as US Transport Secretary

Feb 02, 2021

Pete Buttigieg was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a 86-13 vote to head the U.S. Transportation Department.Buttigieg, a U.S. Navy veteran and the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., will oversee maritime, aviation, highways, vehicles…

Geollect Wins ADMIRALTY Maritime Insurance Innovation Challenge

Feb 02, 2021

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) announced geospatial intelligence technology provider Geollect as the winner of the second ADMIRALTY Marine Innovation Program challenge.Launched last year in collaboration with RE_SET, the program aims to help…

Why the EU’s Proposed Carbon Border Levy is an Important Test

Jan 28, 2021

In the more than two decades since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, national policies on climate change have had dangerously and disappointingly little effect on global emissions.Within the current economic system, perhaps the most ambitious…

Managing Risk: Shipowners Not Meeting Emission Regs Face a Big Business Risk

Jan 26, 2021

There is  increasing pressure for shipowners to sharpen their environmental performance, driven by an IMO target to halve greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by 2050, regional regulations and market pull from charterers, banks and investors…

Beirut Blast Chemicals Possibly Linked to Syrian Businessmen

Jan 18, 2021

The company that bought the ammonium nitrate which exploded in Beirut last August had possible links to two Syrian businessmen under U.S. sanctions for ties to President Bashar al-Assad, according to a report by a Lebanese journalist and London company filings…

US Imposes Fresh Sanctions on Iran

Jan 15, 2021

The United States on Friday sanctioned companies in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates for doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and on three Iranian entities over conventional arms proliferation.They are the…

Interpol Issues Red Notices for Ship Captain, Owner Over Beirut Blast

Jan 13, 2021

Interpol has issued red notices for the captain and owner of the ship that carried the chemicals which devastated Beirut in an explosion in August, killing 200 people, Lebanon’s state media said.Five months since one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts on record…

Scotland's Seafood Exporters Dealt New Post-Brexit Blow

Jan 11, 2021

The post-Brexit woes facing Scotland’s fishing industry deepened on Saturday as its biggest logistics provider, DFDS Scotland, said it would halt exports to the European Union through one of its main services until at least Wednesday.Previously…

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EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

EU Clears CMA CGM's Acquisition of Bollore Logistics, Subject to Conditions

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Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

Porto Chibatão Installs Four Harbor Cranes

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