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Dutch Report Record Containership Cocaine Bust

Feb 24, 2021

Customs authorities in Hamburg and Antwerp have seized a record haul of more than 23 tonnes of cocaine destined for the Netherlands in two raids this month, Dutch prosecutors said on Wednesday.The two shipments together represented a street value of roughly 600 million euros ($730 million)…

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…

Port of Los Angeles Starts Giving COVID-19 Vaccinations

Feb 12, 2021

About 800 workers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday will be in the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations for employees at the United States' busiest seaport complex, which has been hard hit by pandemic-related workforce disruptions and surging imports…

RightShip Unveils New Safety Score

Feb 09, 2021

Maritime risk management and environmental assessment organization RightShip announced its new Safety Score and Platform has gone live, aiming to provide a clear and transparent pathway to improved safety standards for shipping.RightShip said…

N.Ireland Suspends Some Port Checks Over Staff Safety Concerns

Feb 01, 2021

Northern Ireland temporarily suspended some post-Brexit checks at two ports on Monday after a local council withdrew staff over concerns for their safety and police said they planned to increase patrols at points of entry.Many pro-British unionists…

Teresa Peacock Joins Dryad Global as Non-executive Director

Jan 26, 2021

Maritime security risk management firm Dryad Global announced Tuesday it has appointed Teresa Peacock as its first non-executive director.Peacock is currently managing director at maritime staffing and recruitment firm Spinnaker Global and a member of the Maritime UK’s Diversity Taskforce…

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…

Ship Insurers Primed to Raise Rates After Red Sea Attacks

Jan 13, 2021

Insurers are set to raise the cost of providing cover for merchant ships through the Red Sea after a series of incidents that have hit vessels around Saudi Arabian waters, industry sources said.The possibility of more attacks on commercial shipping…

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…

Sharp Crewing Services Establishes COVID-19 Test Site in Manila

Dec 08, 2020

Philippines and Singapore-based crew specialist CF Sharp has established its own COVID-19 testing center in Manila to speed up its crew change process amid mounting coronavirus case counts and ongoing logistical challenges for seafarers and ship managers globally…

Port of Los Angeles Inks $6.8 Mln Cybersecurity Deal with IBM

Dec 07, 2020

The Port of Los Angeles is working with IBM to design and operate a Port Cyber Resilience Center (CRC) at the U.S.' busiest container port.A $6.8 million, three-year agreement between the seaport and tech giant includes hardware, software and services to design…

Achieving Port Resiliency and Peace of Mind with this Alternative Energy Source

Dec 04, 2020

Protect your port with the power and resiliency of propane generatorsOur nation’s ports are a critical hub of business, logistics, and employment, and their global impact is undeniable. According to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)…

Lebanon Hires German Firm to Remove Dangerous Material from Beirut Port

Nov 20, 2020

Lebanon's authorities signed a contract this month with a German company to clear dangerous material stored for more than a decade at Beirut port, the site of a seismic blast in August that killed about 200 people and wrecked swathes of the capital…

Partners Aim to Help Shipowners Meet Hazardous Materials Regulations

Nov 10, 2020

Maritime and offshore specialist IT firm SRO Solutions is launching a new partnership with international inspection agency SGS and maritime digitization specialist NautilusLog to help shipowners meet this year’s Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) deadline…

ABS Launches Infectious Disease Mitigation Notation

Nov 10, 2020

A new notation and new guidance launched by ABS amid the COVID-19 pandemic aims to help marine and offshore operators reduce transmission of disease, the classification society said Tuesday.The ABS Guide for Mitigation of Infectious Disease…

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