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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…

Ship Insurers Sail Into Unknown With Ukraine Grain Risks After Deal Reached

Jul 22, 2022

A number of insurance underwriters are interested in providing cover for grain shipments from Ukraine after an agreement was reached to re-open Black Sea ports, although the first shipments are expected to be weeks away, industry sources said on Friday…

Ship Insurers Seek More Assurances on Ukraine Grain Corridor

Jul 20, 2022

Insurers will only be willing to cover ships sailing through a proposed corridor to get Ukrainian grain out if there are arrangements for international navy escorts and a clear strategy to deal with sea mines, underwriters and brokers say.Russia…

Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022: Long Term Fixes, But What’s in It for the Short Term?

Jun 17, 2022

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (the Act) was signed by President Biden on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The long term fixes, which require Federal Maritime Commission rule-making, establishes additional requirements requiring the FMC to issue rules related to certain fee assessments…

Biden Signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act Into Law

Jun 16, 2022

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation to improve oversight of ocean shipping, which lawmakers say will help curb inflation and ease export backlogs.The bipartisan bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a 369-42 vote earlier this week…

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