Category archives for: Middle East

Image of the Day: USS Truxtun Replenishes at Sea

Image of the Day: USS Truxtun Replenishes at Sea

The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) conducts a replenishment-at-sea in the Arabian Gulf with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe. Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet […]

ZIM Shanghai Unloads in Long Beach

ZIM Shanghai Unloads in Long Beach

Israeli-owned containership Zim Shanghai has unloaded its cargo at the Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles, having been reverted from the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters. The unloaded Oakland cargo in Los Angeles will most likely be trucked back up to Oakland causing additional costs to ZIM. The vessel departed Oakland on Sunday evening fully […]

UASC: Shipping Alliances Will Stifle Smaller Operators

UASC: Shipping Alliances Will Stifle Smaller Operators

John Hinge, President and CEO of United Arab Shipping Co. (UASC) believes shipping alliances will help the box markets on what he called ”a slow journey to recovery,” stabilising the freight rates along the way, the Wall Street Journal reports. UASC President has projected a bright outlook for major box shippers who have been struggling with […]

SOHAR: Joint Effort Needed for Cutting Sulphur Emissions

SOHAR: Joint Effort Needed for Cutting Sulphur Emissions

 SOHAR Port and Freezone Executive Commercial Manager Edwin Lammers called on world leaders within the global shipping industry to join forces in their search for innovative testing methods, quality control, fuel efficiency, and risk management practices ahead of new International Maritime Organisation regulations requiring cargo ships to cut the level of sulphur oxide in fuel supplies […]

Australian DP World Terminals Facing Strike

Australian DP World Terminals Facing Strike

Members of the Maritime Union Australia employed by DP World terminals in Sydney and Melbourne announced their plans to stop work this week. Four-hour work stoppages are expected from 10.00am Wednesday October 1 until 2.00pm, 6.00pm until 10.00pm and 2.00am until 6.00am on Thursday October 2 at Sydney terminals. All members of the MUA employed […]

China Lifts Foreign Investment Restrictions in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

China Lifts Foreign Investment Restrictions in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

Chinese government is set to ease restrictions on foreign investments in a number of industries, including the shipping sector, in Shanghai’s free-trade zone, The South China Morning Post reports. Earlier this month China’s Premier Li Keqiang’s said that market forces ”would be allowed to play a dominant role in the FTZ.”  Over twenty business sectors are to […]

IMO Pushing for E-Certificates

IMO Pushing for E-Certificates

The IMO’s Facilitation Committee (FAL) has issued a request for all the IMO member States to accept the use of electronic certificates, paving the way for less paperwork, nuisance and delays for the shipping industry, the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) reports. In the future, it must be easier to use electronic certificates. This was decided […]

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 22-28, 2014)

Readers’ Picks of the Week (Sep 22-28, 2014)

Radioactive SUV Found Aboard Carrier in Vladivostok Customs officials at the Russian port of Vladivostok held up the Malacca Highway, a Panama-flagged Ro-Ro car carrier on September 11, 2014, upon discovering one of the vehicles aboard emitted radiation.…Read more Maersk Line to Spend USD 3 Bn a Year on Newbuildings Maersk Line plans to set […]

Platts: VLCC Owners Gear Up for Persian Gulf Rate Spike

Platts: VLCC Owners Gear Up for Persian Gulf Rate Spike

Worldscale rates for VLCCs on West Africa-to-Far East routes are at steep premiums to rates for Persian Gulf loadings due to many owners’ resistance to long voyages, Platts said quoting market participants. “The Persian Gulf-to-Far East route was assessed at w34 Thursday. The West Africa-to-Far East voyage was assessed at w43.50, creating an unusually wide […]

CHEC to Build Ashdod Port

CHEC to Build Ashdod Port

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been chosen to build a new port in Ashdod, The Times of Israel reports. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during the signing ceremony that the new facility will serve as an important link in a new east-west trade route. Construction works on a 1,000m pier and 2.8m of […]

Advertisement





lb
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams