Ships & Ports

COVID-19: Two migrants test positive on Greek island

COVID-19: Two migrants test positive on Greek island

  Two migrants who recently arrived from Turkey have tested positive for COVID-19 on the Greek island of Lesbos, local officials said on Wednesday. The pair, whose...

Brazil begins privatisation process of the Ports of Santos, San Sebastian

Coronavirus hits Brazil’s busiest port

  Brazilian port workers are starting to fall ill as the coronavirus pandemic reaches one of Latin America’s busiest shipping hubs. At least three privately-run...

Mexico intercepts 80kg of cocaine on CMA CGM ship

CMA CGM obtains €1.05bn loan

  French container shipping major CMA CGM has secured a €1.05 billion ($1.1. billion) syndicated loan, the company announced. As disclosed, the loan will be...

COVID-19: US imports to sustain crash throughout 2020

  US container ports are likely to see a double-digit decline in imports for the majority of 2020 as they struggle to come to terms with the effects of the COVID-19...

19 killed in Iranian missile training accident in Gulf of Oman

19 killed in Iranian missile training accident in Gulf of Oman

  One Iranian warship accidentally struck another with a missile during an exercise, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iran’s navy said on Monday....

Brazil begins privatisation process of the Ports of Santos, San Sebastian

Brazil begins privatisation process of the Ports of Santos, San Sebastian

  The Brazilian Ministry of Infrastructure has signed a contract with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to carry out studies on new...

China eyes Greek port investment

Port of Piraeus sees marginal container volume growth in Q1

  Greece’s largest port – Piraeus – saw marginal increase in the number of containers handled in the first quarter of 2020. Despite the great decline in...

Pirates board two ships; kidnap seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates board two ships; kidnap seafarers in Gulf of Guinea

  Two new pirate attacks that resulted in the kidnapping of seafarers have been reported in the Gulf of Guinea. It appears that both incidents could be related. On...

Coast Guards rescue over 120 migrants in English Channel

Coast Guards rescue over 120 migrants in English Channel

  British Coast Guards rescued more than 120 migrants trying to cross the English Channel on seven small boats, French maritime authorities said on Friday. The...

Danish group dumps plan to sell Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service to sack 55 staff on weak market  

  Maersk Supply Service (MSS) will lay off 55 staff on the back of the weak oil and gas market. The 55 people will be affected globally, with the majority being in...

APM Terminals Valencia deploys scalable virtual 4G wireless network

APM Terminals Valencia deploys scalable virtual 4G wireless network

  As part of a global roll-out, APM Terminals Valencia, Spain has launched a new Virtual Private LTE provided by Telefonica Spain. LTE (network are a...

Customs destroys N20.7m poultry in Lagos 

  The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos, has destroyed poultry products worth N20.7 million seized by its operatives....