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  • Zodiac Maritime-operated tanker attacked off Oman July 30, 2021
    An oil tanker operated by Eyal Ofer’s Zodiac Maritime was attacked off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea. The attack on Thursday night targeted the Liberian-flagged 50,000 dwt tanker , approximately 159 km from the Port of Duqm. London-based Zodiac Maritime issued a statement saying that there had been a suspected piracy incident […]
  • Boers offering free Covid-19 jabs at German and Belgian ports July 30, 2021
    Crew services specialist Boers is launching seafarer vaccination programmes at German and Belgian ports. Seafarers arriving at ports in Antwerp, Ghent and Zeebrugge can get one-shot Covid-19 jabs through Boers’ scheme. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine will be available free of charge until further notice to all mariners of any nationality arriving in Belgium […]
  • American port congestion worsens July 30, 2021
    Summer is proving to be fearsomely hot for dockworkers on every coast of America, working record volumes of boxes with ships forming long queues at many gateways as peak season arrives on what has already been a peak year. The grave situation has been made worse by strained rail connections inland and rollover effects from […]
  • South African port operations get back to normal eight days after cyber attack July 30, 2021
    Transnet, South Africa’s main port operator, has got operations back up after being struck by a cyber attack last week. “Transnet Port Terminals, in collaboration with the shipping lines is facilitating the evacuation of urgent containers for the automotive, FMCG and agricultural sectors,” Transnet said in a statement. Transnet was hit by a form of […]
  • Seafarer morale hits new lows July 30, 2021
    The Mission to Seafarers has published the latest Seafarers Happiness Index report for the second quarter of 2021, painting a grim picture of seafarer welfare with overall happiness dropping to an all-time low since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report highlights the frustration seafarers are feeling from being constantly in the same environment […]
  • Landlocked San Marino debuts the world’s latest ship registry July 30, 2021
    Landlocked, mountainous San Marino – population 34,000 – is home to the world’s newest ship registry. The newly appointed San Marino Ship Register (SMSR) is parterning with the Maritime Authority of the Republic of San Marino to register all ships, whether yachts or VLCCs. “The brand new partnership between the San Marino Maritime Authority and […]
  • Exmar and Nutrien set out to build vessel powered by low-carbon ammonia July 30, 2021
    Belgium’s Exmar and Canadian fertilizer company Nutrien have joined forces to develop and build a low-carbon ammonia-fuelled vessel as early as 2025. The collaboration aims to slash Nutrien’s maritime transportation emissions and enable the commercial development of an ammonia-fueled vessel. Nutrien and Exmar will collaborate on selecting an ammonia engine and supply system manufacturer, a […]
  • Saudi Arabian yard steps up service offerings July 30, 2021
    Saudi Arabian yard International Maritime Industries (IMI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) to explore opportunities in various areas within the maritime sector. As part of the agreement, CSM will utilise IMI’s facilities within the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services, located in Ras Al Khair on […]
  • Insect-infested Pan Ocean bulker ordered to depart US waters July 30, 2021
    2010-built handysize bulker , owned by South Korea’s Pan Ocean, arrived at the Port of Davant on the Mississippi River southeast of New Orleans only to be ordered to leave US waters because of invasive insects found in the dunnage from previous cargo. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists discovered five different pests […]
  • Staying on the front foot July 30, 2021
    Ana Casaca ponders what’s best for container shipping when it comes to route planning. Over the years, containerships have become bigger and bigger. Long are the days when Maersk, on 10 January 1996, launched the 6000 TEU Regina Maersk, the first of a series of 12 identical ships, at its Odense shipyard in Aarhus, Denmark. […]
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