Ships & Ports

Iran denies losing drone in Strait of Hormuz

Iran denies losing drone in Strait of Hormuz

The United States and Iran were at odds on Friday about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Gulf, with Tehran showing video footage...

Nigeria, Ghana probe attack on Turkish ship

Nigeria, Ghana probe attack on Turkish ship

The Nigerian Navy says it has begun discussion with its counterpart in Ghana for details on the circumstances surrounding suspected pirate attack on MV PAKSOY I, a...

Kaduna Dry Port

Shippers’ Council urges stakeholders to patronise Kaduna dry port

The Director, Abuja Liaison Office of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Muhammad Abubakar, has urged stakeholders in the sector to patronise the Kaduna Inland Dry Port...

Gibraltar detains oil supertanker heading to Syria

Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker to Aug. 15

Gibraltar’s supreme court has granted a 30-day extension to allow authorities there to continue to detain the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 until Aug. 15. The vessel...

Global container handling capacity projected to increase by 260m TEU

World Container Index up by 4.9%

The composite index increased 4.9% this week but, 7.6% down as compared with same period of 2018. The average composite index of the WCI, assessed by Drewry for...

Carnival Panorama passes sea trials

Carnival Panorama passes sea trials

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Panorama, completed its sea trials in the Adriatic Sea earlier this week in anticipation of its inaugural cruise in...

Cosco ship runs aground between Argentina and Uruguay

Cosco ship runs aground between Argentina and Uruguay

The 38,801 dwt bulk carrier Fu Xing Hai has grounded at Martin Garcia Channel, between Argentina and Uruguay. The 2016-built ship, owned by China’s COSCO Shipping...

IMO condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz

IMO condemns tanker attacks in Strait of Hormuz

The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has condemned recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman at its meeting...

Construction work begins on Shenghong tanker terminal

Construction work begins on Shenghong tanker terminal

Construction has started of Shenghong Group’s liquid bulk cargo terminal project in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. The project, located at Xuwei port area...

Iran grain ships stuck in Brazil without fuel due to U.S. sanctions

Iran grain ships stuck in Brazil without fuel due to U.S. sanctions

Two Iranian vessels have been stranded for weeks at Brazilian ports, unable to head back to Iran due to lack of fuel, which state-run oil firm Petrobras refuses to sell...

Prosecutor questions German rescue ship captain over migrants

Prosecutor questions German rescue ship captain over migrants

German charity boat captain Carola Rackete, who sparked global headlines by forcibly docking in an Italian port with rescued migrants, was questioned by a Sicilian...

Iran stokes Gulf tension, seizes ship accused of smuggling

Iran stokes Gulf tension, seizes ship accused of smuggling

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Thursday they had detained a “foreign tanker” and its crew for allegedly smuggling fuel, the latest incident in a tense standoff...

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