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IMB: Violence Against Crew on the Rise Amidst Drop in Piracy

IMB: Violence Against Crew on the Rise Amidst Drop in Piracy

The safety of crews on merchant ships is increasingly becoming a major concern owing to the rise in violent attacks despite a notable decrease in maritime piracy incidents, according to the latest update from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting...

Carrier Roosevelt Arrives in Red Sea Area of Operations

Carrier Roosevelt Arrives in Red Sea Area of Operations

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed on July 12 that the supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has arrived in the 5th Fleet area of operations taking over for the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower which left the Red Sea area in late June...

Report: Abandoned Tanker Sinks Off Yemen

Report: Abandoned Tanker Sinks Off Yemen

The aging tanker Lavant, which sustained uncontrollable flooding off the southeastern coast of Yemen in June, appears to have disappeared and has likely sunk, multiple intelligence sources have confirmed to Reuters. The 30-year-old ship's loss is considered a...

ILWU Plans Strike at DP World Canada Starting Monday

ILWU Plans Strike at DP World Canada Starting Monday

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has notified terminal operator DP World Canada that it plans to go out on strike beginning at 1630 hours on Monday afternoon. In response, the B.C. Maritime Employers' Association (BCMEA) - the collective...

Houthis Continue Attacks, Including Five Missiles at One Ship

Houthis Continue Attacks, Including Five Missiles at One Ship

The Houthis are asserting a broad array of attacks conducted on a range of ships in both the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, including a barrage at one vessel and targeting a Maersk vessel. Spokesperson Yahya Saree asserted all the attacks were for support of Israel or...

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Claim Strike on Port of Haifa

Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Claim Strike on Port of Haifa

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim to have launched what may be their most ambitious attack on shipping to date: a long-range strike on the port of Haifa, hundreds of miles from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen.  On Sunday, spokesman Yahya Saree claimed in a...

South Korea’s Rise as a Global Shipbuilder

South Korea’s Rise as a Global Shipbuilder

During the World War II period, shipbuilding rose into one of the most critical sectors for most countries in continental Europe and the U.S. In these regions, shipyards represented the backbone of waterfront businesses, providing a lifeline for many coastal...

Autonomous Vessels Need to be More Afraid of Dying

Autonomous Vessels Need to be More Afraid of Dying

The frigate KNM Helge Ingstad is heading south in the clear winter darkness in Hjelteforden northwest of Bergen. It is heading towards Scotland after a major NATO exercise in Trøndelag County. The warship, with 137 people on board, does not emit AIS signals...

Philippine Soldier Injured in Collision With Chinese Vessel

Philippine Soldier Injured in Collision With Chinese Vessel

A Filipino soldier was injured in a collision between Philippine and Chinese government vessels at Second Thomas Shoal on Monday, according to local media and the U.S. embassy in Manila.  Philippine news outlet GMA reports that one soldier was injured during a...

U.S. Sanctions Third Master Mariner for Shipping Iranian Oil

U.S. Sanctions Third Master Mariner for Shipping Iranian Oil

The U.S. government has sanctioned a third master mariner in connection with tankers linked to Yemen's Houthi rebel movement, which has repeatedly attacked shipping in the Red Sea since last fall, injuring and killing multiple seafarers. The decision to blacklist...

Vietnam and Cambodia Clash Over New Mekong Canal

Vietnam and Cambodia Clash Over New Mekong Canal

In August 2023, Cambodia sent an official notice to the Mekong River Commission flagging the construction of a new major canal project on the Mekong River. The Mekong, long a source of regional bounty, has become a modern point of contention for the countries along...

NGO Sues Norway over Seabed Mining Approval

NGO Sues Norway over Seabed Mining Approval

Environmental campaign group WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is moving to sue Norway for its controversial decision to open up vast parts of its continental shelf to deep seabed mining. According to WWF-Norway, the legal action is the last resort in an attempt to...

Shipping Industry May Create the Very First Global Carbon

Shipping Industry May Create the Very First Global Carbon

In August 2023, Cambodia sent an official notice to the Mekong River Commission flagging the construction of a new major canal project on the Mekong River. The Mekong, long a source of regional bounty, has become a modern point of contention for the countries along...

Op-Ed: Mariner Shortage Could Put the Jones Act at Risk

Op-Ed: Mariner Shortage Could Put the Jones Act at Risk

Let’s take a little look at the American maritime industry today as it stands. In fact, why not have a look around at your own personal “work world.” In very simple terms, do you have enough trained employees to handle the work load you already have? And we are...

Belgium Bans Exports of “Dirty Fuels” to West Africa

Belgium Bans Exports of “Dirty Fuels” to West Africa

The Port of Antwerp will no longer be used by oil companies and traders to export so-called dirty fuels to West Africa. The Belgium government banned the export of toxic motor fuels that are highly harmful to public health and the environment. Belgium’s Minister of...

IMO Urges More Efforts as World Marks Women in Maritime Day

IMO Urges More Efforts as World Marks Women in Maritime Day

Organizations around the globe marked the annual Women in Maritime Day, on May 18, highlighting the advancements women are making in the field while calling for continued actions for training and to support equality. The International Maritime Organization marked the...

Explosive charges set to bring down Key Bridge section

Explosive charges set to bring down Key Bridge section

Small explosive chargers are being set for the controlled demolition of the piece of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge which lays across container ship Dali. The Key Bridge Response Unified Command said precision cuts to the bridge section and small charges was the...

Future proofing shipping against the next crisis

Future proofing shipping against the next crisis

Turbulence across global supply chains is nothing new. But escalating geopolitical conflict and unpredictable weather events are raising the risks for ships, crew and cargo, demanding new levels of awareness and speed of response from both Masters and shipping owners...

Red Sea rerouting causing Asian port congestion

Red Sea rerouting causing Asian port congestion

Fluctuating services configurations has seen congestion building at some ports as a combination of unexpected events and higher volumes increases pressure on infrastructure and the inland operations whose ability to cope with changeable volumes is causing backlogs and...

DP World makes first foray into landlocked Laos

DP World makes first foray into landlocked Laos

Savan Logistics operates Savannakhet dry port part of the Savannakhet Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Laos, the first SEZ in the country. The 140,456 sq metre dry port includes 23,000 sq metres of warehousing with 11,000 sq metres of bonded space. Related: DP...