Ships & Ports

Saudi Ports handle 133 million tons of cargo in H1

Saudi Ports handle 133 million tons of cargo in H1 

The total tonnage cargo handled in Saudi ports during the first half of 2019 was over 133 million tons with an increase of 4.32%.  The number of handling containers...

ABS, MOL sign MoU on 14 new gas carriers

ABS, MOL sign MoU on 14 new gas carriers

Classification society ABS and Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on up to fourteen new...

China signs Belt and Road Initiative agreements with Middle East

China signs Belt and Road Initiative agreements with Middle East, North African countries

China has signed cooperation agreements with 18 Middle Eastern and North African countries to jointly develop the Belt and Road Initiative. The countries include Saudi...

IMO 2020 starting to rock oil market

They may still be six months away, but new rules on marine fuels are already sending shock-waves through the little-known world of refinery feedstocks. The price of...

Gibraltar detains oil supertanker heading to Syria

Gibraltar arrests two more crewmembers of detained Iranian tanker

Gibraltar police said on Friday they had arrested the two second mates from the Iranian Grace 1 tanker, which was detained last week on suspicion it was breaking...

Israel arrests 3 over $195m Nigerian waterways security contract deal 

Lagos agency assures of safety waterways

    The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says it is working in synergy with the marine police and other agencies to provide safety on the...

Singapore remains world’s top shipping center

Singapore has topped the 2019 Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development (ISCD) Index for the sixth year running, the Baltic Exchange said. The index...

US, German companies form cement carrier alliance

US, German companies form cement carrier alliance

Germany-based Baltrader and US-based United Bulk Carriers (UBC) have entered into a cooperation agreement to jointly market their respective fleets of pneumatic cement...

U.S. impounds MSC ship after record drug bust

MSC Gayane cocaine bust: Containers transshipped to original destination

MSC says that the majority of containers on board the vessel MSC Gayane seized following a $1.3 billion cocaine bust in Philadelphia port have been transhipped onto...

FG opposes bail for suspected illegal arms importers

NIMASA: Court frees Bob-Nabena, Ekene Nwakuche from fraud allegation

A Director of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Felix Bob-Nabena, another staff of the agency, Ekene Nwakuche and a company known as Al-Kenzo...

CBN asks importers to trade with yuan instead of dollar 

Nigerian government stops ministries, agencies from importing uniforms

The Federal Government has ordered its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure full compliance with the Executive Order 003 and patronise local...

Hameed Ali

Ali: 200 Customs officials die annually in anti-smuggling operation

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it loses no fewer than 200 personnel yearly to the fight against smuggling. The Customs Comptroller-General, Hameed Ali, said this...

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