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Nigeria Convicts First Pirates Under New Maritime Law

Aug 12, 2020

A Nigerian court made the first convictions under a new anti-piracy law, giving hope to the world's shipping fleets that legal reforms will help stem rising attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.The three men fined by the court in Port Harcourt, Nigeria's oil hub…

Insurgents Seize Port Near Total's Mozambique LNG Project

Aug 12, 2020

Islamist insurgents have captured a heavily-defended port in the far northern Mozambique town of Mocimboa da Praia, close to the site of natural gas projects worth some $60 billion, local media reported on Wednesday.It was one of several attacks…

Two from PSG Take Roles with Standards Groups

Aug 11, 2020

Two Pure Safety Group leaders have taken on roles with industry standards organizations.Mathew Moreau, product manager of dropped tools and FME at Pure Safety Group (PSG), has been named chairperson of the International Safety Equipment Association…

Libya's NOC Warns of Dangers at Oil Ports

Aug 10, 2020

The chairman of Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) on Saturday warned against the risk of a disaster at the country's oil ports due to a growing military presence with storage tanks held at capacity for months due to a blockade.'Oil ports are closed…

Beirut Blast a Wake-up Call on Dangers of Ammonium Nitrate

Aug 07, 2020

The devastating explosion in Beirut should be a wake-up call for countries on the dangers of ammonium nitrate, which caused the blast, experts say.Lebanese authorities said 2,750 tonnes of the industrial chemical had been stored for six years at Beirut port without safety measures…

Port Manager Among 16 Arrested in Beirut Blast Probe

Aug 07, 2020

Lebanese authorities have arrested 16 people in an investigation into the Beirut port warehouse explosion, state news agency NNA said on Thursday, and a judicial source and local media said the port's general manager was among those being held…

CMA CGM Says Missing Beirut Staff Member Died

Aug 06, 2020

Container shipping group CMA CGM said on Thursday that one of its staff who was missing after an explosion that ripped through Beirut port on Tuesday has died.The French-based company in a statement said that two of its staff in Beirut were seriously injured and many slightly hurt…

Container Losses in the Rolling Seas

Aug 06, 2020

Cargoes have come off ships at sea it seems like forever. Some years ago a ship suffered a casualty transiting the English Channel in a storm. Much of its cargo of lumber and other floating items washed ashore on the southwest English coast…

Crew Welfare Innovation Challenge Launched

Aug 03, 2020

Challenge for start-ups and SMEs will fund and test application that helps improve the safety of deck operations, minimizes fatigue on board, reduces administration on board and improves overall crew welfare.Mobile satellite communications provider…

Stowage Issues Cited in Ever Smart Container Loss

Jul 22, 2020

A combination of factors including stowage deficiencies likely led to the loss of containers from the U.K.-flagged containership Ever Smart off the coast if Japan in 2017, according to U.K. investigators.On October 30, 2017, the 300-meter, 7…

Douglas Named CEO of NCB's Exis Technologies

Jul 20, 2020

The National Cargo Bureau (NCB) – a US inspection body authorized to certify compliance with Dangerous Goods regulations – has appointed James Douglas to the position of Chief Executive Officer of its group company Exis Technologies, effective immediately…

Maritime Cyber Attacks Increase 900%

Jul 20, 2020

Cyber-attacks on the maritime industry’s operational technology (OT) systems have increased by 900% over the last three years with the number of reported incidents set to reach record volumes by year end.Addressing port and terminal operators during an online forum last week…

ClassNK Publishes Maritime Cyber Security Guidelines

Jul 17, 2020

Japan-based classification society ClassNK has released the second edition of its Guidelines for Designing Cyber Security Onboard Ships outlining current best practices for newbuild design.In the latest iteration, which is available to download at no cost via ClassNK’s website…

Chinese Ports Hit Capacity as Virus Tests Slow Clearing

Jul 17, 2020

Testing of imported foods for the new coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week, warning of additional fees and possible diversions to other ports.China stepped up inspections…

American P&I Club, ABS Consulting Partner on Cyber Awareness

Jul 10, 2020

Collaboration between risk management and insurance sectors will focus on education, training and guidance to reduce maritime cyber riskABSG Consulting Inc. (ABS Consulting), a subsidiary of ABS focused on safety and risk management, and American…

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Italian Union Files Legal Complaint Against Snam's LNG Terminal

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Wisconsin Awards $5.3 Million in Harbor Maintenance Grants

Wisconsin Awards $5.3 Million in Harbor Maintenance Grants

'Mega Green Port' Project Planned in Åland

'Mega Green Port' Project Planned in Åland

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