Ships & Ports

Expanded Panama Canal handles its largest containership ever 

Asian shipowners express dismay over canals toll increases 

  Asian shipowners have called for stability of tolls levied by the major waterways of the Panama and Suez Canals. In a statement following the 29th annual general...

House committee wants FAAN unbundled 

Nigerian airports prepare for reopening 

  The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said it has put in place arrangements on passenger facilitation, ahead of resumption of flights. The General...

Abductors free eight seafarers kidnapped in Cotonou 

Abductors free eight seafarers kidnapped in Cotonou 

  The eight crew members of Tommi Ritscher containership, who were kidnapped by a group of pirates on April 19, 2020 while the vessel was within the Cotonou...

Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise to 407 

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria reach 8,344

  Nigeria on Tuesday recorded 276 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total active cases to 8344. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which disclosed...

Danish transport companies begin ambitious sustainable fuel project 

Danish transport companies begin ambitious sustainable fuel project 

  A group of Denmark’s leading transport companies have joined forces on an ambitious project to develop an industrial-scale production facility for sustainable...

Iranian vessel delivers gasoline to Venezuela despite U.S. sanction

Iranian vessel delivers gasoline to Venezuela despite U.S. sanction

  Iran is providing Venezuela with 1.53 million barrels of gasoline and refining components in a move criticized by U.S. authorities as both countries are under...

Lufthansa dumps NAHCO shares 

COVID-19: German government takes over Lufthansa airline

  The German Government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...

Singapore permits crew changes in ‘special circumstances’ 

Singapore permits crew changes in ‘special circumstances’ 

  In a move forward in getting crew changes happening again, Singapore has broadened “special circumstances” to include the end of the seafarer’s contract and...

Hapag-Lloyd

COVD-19: Hapag-Lloyd containership crew members test positive

  A Hapag-Lloyd containership has been ordered to quarantine at a Durban, South Africa anchorage after two crew members on board tested positive for COVID-19,...

U.S. celebrates National Maritime Day

U.S. celebrates National Maritime Day 

  Each year on May 22, the United States celebrates National Maritime Day in honour of the U.S. Merchant Marine and the critical role of the nation’s maritime...

ICS and Liberia welcome amendments to ballast water convention

Hong Kong accedes to Ballast Water Management Convention

  China has extended its compliance with IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention to include the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Effective 13...

Nigeria to prosecute pirates under new law

Navy: How Special Force rescued 18 foreign crew members

  The Defence headquarters on Thursday disclosed that Gallant Special Boat Service Forces of the Nigerian Navy, deployed by the Nigerian Navy Ship, ‘Nguru’, on...