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Biden Executive Order Targets Cybersecurity at US Ports

Feb 21, 2024

President Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order aiming to strengthen cybersecurity at U.S. ports amid growing threats to America's vital maritime supply chains.The directive bolsters the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to address maritime cyber threats, including through the creation of new standards to ensure the security of networks and systems throughout the nation’s marine transportation system (MTS)…

Surging Drug Violence Has Uruguay Clamoring for DEA Help

Feb 19, 2024

Uruguay's main port received two cargo scanners sixteen years ago to detect drugs and other suspicious loads. Unfortunately, during delivery one of them fell into the sea.Since then, cocaine shipments to Europe have surged through the port of Montevideo…

Houthi Rockets Wreak Havoc on Middle East Container Shipping

Jan 17, 2024

As the Houthis recklessly launch drone and missile attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea, carriers and shippers will pay as some marine traffic reroutes around South Africa. Peter Sand, Chief Analyst, Xeneta, discusses with Maritime Reporter…

Containership Fire Kills Two in Port Houston

Jan 09, 2024

Two crewmembers were killed and another badly injured after a fire broke out on a containership in Port Houston.Port Houston Fire Department responded during the early morning hours on Monday to a report of a fire onboard the Panamanian-registered…

Ship Traffic Through Suez Canal Down 20% Due to Houthi Attacks

Jan 04, 2024

Shipping traffic through the Suez Canal fell 20% between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2 compared to a year earlier, according to the PortWatch platform, after shipping companies began re-routing vessels in response to attacks by Yemen's Houthis.From Dec…

Israel's Ship Industry Urges Government to Help with Jump in War Insurance

Nov 02, 2023

Ships sailing for Israel face a 10-fold jump in war risk premiums as the conflict in Gaza intensifies, prompting industry calls for the government to help ensure vital imports keep coming.Israel has vowed to annihilate Islamist group Hamas after…

Commercial Ports Reopen in Wake of Typhoon Bolaven

Oct 11, 2023

Key commercial ports of Guam, Rota, and Saipan have been reopened in the wake of Typhoon Bolaven, the U.S. Coast Guard said.'This decision, effective at noon on Oct. 11, 2023, follows meticulous assessments conducted by our dedicated crews and trusted partners…

Russia Hits Ukrainian Port Facilities

Sep 26, 2023

Ukrainian officials said Russia struck Ukrainian port infrastructure and grain storage facilities on Tuesday, but also reported some progress on the front lines in the three-month old counteroffensive by its forces.President Volodymyr Zelenskiy…

Spanish Police Make Record Cocaine Bust in Ecuadorean Banana Shipment

Aug 25, 2023

Spanish police have made a record cocaine seizure, finding 9.5 tonnes of the drug hidden among boxes of bananas in a shipping container from Ecuador in the southern port of Algeciras.The stash was the largest ever found in a single container in Spain…

AD Ports, Saab Partner to Develop Port Security Tech

Aug 09, 2023

AD Ports Group and Saab UAE have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic cooperative relationship, which will see both entities collaborate on the development of maritime surveillance solutions and sensors.Under the agreement…

Blast Injures 10 Near Grain Silos at Turkish Port

Aug 07, 2023

At least 10 people were injured on Monday when an explosion rocked grain silos near the port of Derince in western Turkey, prompting an investigation into its cause, Kocaeli Governor Seddar Yavuz said.An explosion occurred around 2:40 p.m. (1140 GMT) near Turkish Grain Board (TMO) silos…

Lebanon Marchers Mourn Port Blast Victims Three Years On, Angry at Stalled Probe

Aug 04, 2023

Thousands of mourners and protesters marched in the Lebanese capital on Friday to remember those killed in a huge port blast three years ago, as religious leaders and rights groups decried the lack of accountability amid a stalled investigation…

Russia Strikes Port Facilities in Ukraine's Izmail

Aug 02, 2023

Russian state news agency RIA said overnight Russian strikes on the Ukrainian port of Izmail had hit port and grain infrastructure housing foreign mercenaries and military hardware, as well as a naval ship repair yard.RIA cited Sergei Lebedev…

Worker Dies Aboard Vessel at Aberdeen's South Harbor

Jul 24, 2023

A worker has died as a result of injuries suffered on board a vessel docked at Aberdeen's south harbor.The Port of Aberdeen and local authorities said the worker died on scene following an onboard incident at Dunnottar Quay on Saturday.'Around 3:40 p…

Fire Erupts in Ukraine's Port of Odesa from Missile Attack

Jun 14, 2023

A fire broke out near a business center and the warehouse of a retail chain was hit in a Russian missile attack overnight on the Black Sea port of Odesa, Ukraine’s officials said early on Wednesday.Air defence forces shot down two missiles over the city…

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Yara and ACME Sign Ammonia Supply Agreement

Yara and ACME Sign Ammonia Supply Agreement

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Animal Welfare Groups Decry Bahijah Re-Export Decision

US Gulf Coast Fuel Oil Imports Hit Five-year Low

US Gulf Coast Fuel Oil Imports Hit Five-year Low

Post-cyclone Dredging Underway in India's Port of Krishnapatnam

Post-cyclone Dredging Underway in India's Port of Krishnapatnam

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