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Coronavirus: IMO frowns at ‘unnecessary delays’ to ships 

Coronavirus: IMO frowns at ‘unnecessary delays’ to ships 

  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has sent a letter to its member states amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus asking them to undertake all...

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Suez Canal bars ships from discharging scrubber water

  The Suez Canal Authority has advised shipowners that discharging wash water from open-loop scrubbers during transit in the waterway is strictly forbidden. Based...

U.S. warns of threats to ships in Gulf

U.S. warns of threats to ships in Gulf

  The United States Maritime Administration (SMA) has renewed its warning about threats to U.S. commercial vessels from Iran and its proxies in the Gulf and...

Asia records 57 piracy incidents in eight months 

Five ships boarded in Singapore Strait

  Five ships were boarded by pirates in the past four days while underway in the eastbound lane of Singapore Strait, according to piracy watchdog ReCAAP. Of the...

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Reps accuse Navy of collecting $50,000 to escort ships

  The House of Representatives on Tuesday accused the Navy of collecting $50,000 from ship owners before escorting vessels to their destination. The House frowned...

Japan to send 270 sailors to Middle East to guard ships

Japan to send 270 sailors to Middle East to guard ships

Japan is working on a plan to send about 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law that allows military deployments for research and...

Samsung Heavy Industries to build the world largest containerships

Evergreen signs contracts for four 23,000 TEU ships

Taiwanese shipping major Evergreen has signed contracts with Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding for the construction of four 23,000 TEU containerships....

Maersk Tankers to grow managed fleet by 11 ships

Maersk Tankers to grow managed fleet by 11 ships

  Danish tanker owner and operator Maersk Tankers is set to add eleven tankers to the fleet under its management, following an agreement with BP Shipping and ICBC...

Houthis release three captured ships

Houthis release three captured ships

  Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement released three vessels and 16 people it had seized, South Korea’s foreign ministry and a Houthi military source in Yemen...

US container imbalance worsening, says Alphaliner

Drewry: Box spot rates rise amid more idle ships, bunker surcharges

  The container spot freight market have rebounded amid a growing number of idle ships and new bunker surcharges, in what has been a mostly disappointing year for...

Red Sea route not safe for ships

Red Sea route not safe for ships, says Iran

  Iranian tankers have been targeted in the Red Sea three times in a six-month period, the Islamic Republic said last week, warning the international community the...

UK lowers security level for its ships in Strait of Hormuz

UK lowers security level for its ships in Strait of Hormuz

  Britain lowered its security risk level for UK-flagged ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, more than a month after one of its tankers was...