Ships & Ports

U.S. wants IMO to implement 2020 sulphur cap rule in phases 

Mombasa Port to enforce low sulphur fuel use

  The port of Mombasa in Kenya will, starting this month, join other ports around the world in implementing the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) global...

A.P. Møller Capital gets nod to acquire port terminals in West Africa

A.P. Møller Capital gets nod to acquire port terminals in West Africa

  The European Commission has approved the acquisition of joint control over four project companies with concessions to build or operate port terminals in West...

Union threatens fresh industrial action over faceoff with DP World 

Union threatens fresh industrial action over faceoff with DP World 

  The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) is planning a new wave of industrial action across Australian terminals as tensions between the union workers and...

Norwegian autonomous ship project secures major funding

Norwegian autonomous ship project secures major funding

  The European Union has provided more than 20 million euros to a pioneering project in Norway to advance autonomous ship technology. The funding, one of the...

UK lowers security level for its ships in Strait of Hormuz

8 countries support European-led maritime mission in Strait of Hormuz

  The governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal have pledged their political support for the creation of a...

Ports of Ningbo

Ningbo port handles record 1.1bn tonnes of cargo in 2019 

  Ningbo Zhoushan port, China’s busiest port, saw cargo throughput exceed 1.1 billion tonnes in 2019, official statistics showed. This makes the port in eastern...

A.P. Moller-Maersk, Soren Skou

EU antitrust rules hurt European companies’ competitiveness — Maersk 

  Current competition rules in Europe prevent the creation of giant EU companies that would be able to compete with US and Chinese rivals, Søren Skou, CEO of...

Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini

Migrants boat crisis: Italy’s Salvini asks to be put on trial

  The leader of Italy’s right-wing League party, Matteo Salvini, has defiantly asked to be put on trial over his handling of migrants at sea last year when he was...

cap of 0.5% sulfur emissions

$1tr required to meet shipping’s 2050 decarbonisation goals — Study 

  A new study says it will cost at least $1trn to meet the shipping industry’s 2050 decarbonisation goals, much of it for land-based infrastructure and production...

New York Stock Exchange delists Pacific Drilling over low capitalization 

Samsung Heavy to receive $320m in claims over Pacific Drilling’s order cancellation

  Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) looks set to receive approximately $320m in claims from Pacific Drilling over a cancelled drillship order, following an arbitration...

Pirates free 19 sailors kidnapped off Benin 

Pirates free 19 sailors kidnapped off Benin 

  19 crew members of the oil tanker Duke, who were kidnapped by pirates off Benin Republic in mid-December 2019, have been released while one seafarer died in...

Ship master convicted for failing to report engine failure

Ship master convicted for failing to report engine failure

  The master of a tanker has been convicted after failing to report without delay a main engine breakdown off Queensland, Australia that affected the safety,...