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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…

COSCO Halts Works on Port in Peru After Landslide

May 16, 2023

China’s COSCO Shipping Holdings suspended construction on a tunnel for a major port project in northern Peru after a partial landslide struck, a company official said on Tuesday.The company is working to understand what caused the landslide…

Maritime NZ Extends Oversight to Ports

May 11, 2023

The New Zealand government has confirmed that Maritime NZ will have oversight over the health and safety of most port operations.Maritime NZ Chief Executive Kirstie Hewlett says the decision to extend Maritime NZ’s Health and Safety at Work…

Port of London Authority Upgrading Its VTS system

Apr 25, 2023

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is in the process of upgrading its Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system as it strives to meet current and future needs of the River Thames, as well as effectively integrate with other decision support tools…

HOST Names Adams Director of HSE

Apr 10, 2023

T. Parker Host (HOST) announced it has appointed Jarred Adams as its new director of health, safety and environment (HSE). Adams is a native of the New Orleans region and brings with him more than a decade of experience developing standardized…

Ukraine to Set up $500 Million Insurance Fund for Cargo Ships

Feb 27, 2023

Ukraine will offer compensation for possible damages to civilian vessels entering its ports, Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on Friday, as Kyiv tries to boost exports that are vital for its war-hit economy.Ukraine is a major producer and exporter of agricultural products…

Port of Gothenburg Inspection Vessel Set for All-electric Conversion

Feb 14, 2023

The Port of Gothenburg announced its inspection vessel Hamnen is set to be converted to run on electrical power as part of the port's wider plan to slash operational emissions.In service since 1979, the 20.3-meter-long Hamnen is owned and operated by the Gothenburg Port Authority…

OCIMF Updates Safety Guide for Tank Barges and Terminals

Feb 13, 2023

Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the inland navigation sector with the support of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) have collaborated with other European organizations to produce the second edition…

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