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US sanctions COSCO over Iran trade

US sanctions COSCO over Iran trade

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned a total of six Chinese companies, including COSCO subsidiaries, over alleged breaches of U.S. sanctions on Iran. COSCO...

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US West Coast ports warn Trump of negative effects of trade war

  The six largest US West Coast ports have sent a letter to President Donald Trump sharing their concerns about the impacts of the trade war between the US and...

US retail imports to surge again ahead of more tariffs

US retail imports to surge again ahead of more tariffs

Imports at major retail container ports in the U.S. reached unusually high numbers just before new tariffs on goods from China took effect September 1 and are expected...

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ITF faults US’ plan to deny seafarers visa

  Global union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), has blasted the US government for saying it will deny seafarers a US visa if they have...

US imposes additional visa fees on Nigerians

US imposes additional visa fees on Nigerians

  Effective worldwide on 29 August, Nigerian citizens will be required to pay a visa issuance fee, or reciprocity fee, for all approved applications for...

US Port of Long Beach moves ahead with $870m rail project

US Port of Long Beach moves ahead with $870m rail project

The US Port of Long Beach has made progress with its $870m rail project to streamline rail operations and reduce bottlenecks at the second busiest container port in the...

UK to join US-led maritime security mission in Gulf

UK to join US-led maritime security mission in Gulf

Britain said on Monday it was joining a U.S.-led maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz. Tanker...

US asks ships to keep their AIS on

US asks ships to keep their AIS on

The United States wants all ships to keep their tracking transponders on to cut down on illicit activity and smuggling, and to increase transparency with movements of...

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. arrests four more people in MSC ship Gayane cocaine bust

MSC says it is not target of US MSC Gayane probe

Mediterranean Shipping Company informed that it is not the target of a U.S. investigation that was launched after customs authorities found almost 20 tons of cocaine of...

U.S. arrests four more people in MSC ship Gayane cocaine bust

US: MSC Gayane subject to possible forfeiture

The Neopanamax containership MSC Gayane is “subject to a possible forfeiture” after U.S. authorities found almost 20-tons of cocaine aboard the ship on June 17. Upon...

Ethiopian Airlines receives Africa’s largest B737 aircraft

Ethiopian Airlines rejects ‘pilot error’ claim in US

A US politician who blamed pilot error for contributing to the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max flown by Ethiopian Airlines was “seriously misinformed”, the...