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Nigeria Introduces New Bill to Tackle Rampant Piracy

Nigeria anti-piracy

The bill empowers authorities to seize vessels used by pirates anywhere in Nigeria and in international waters.

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IMB: West African Waters World’s Worst for Pirate Attacks

Piracy

Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea.

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SAMSA Investigating Bunker Spill off Ngqura Port

Chrysanthi S.

The incident occurred during a fuel transfer operation to the Liberia-flagged MV Chrysanthi S.

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Int'l Tribunal Orders Nigeria to Free Swiss Tanker, Crew

Tanker

Tribunal: Nigeria should release a Swiss tanker and its crew after Switzerland provides relevant guarantees.

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Abu Dhabi, Mauritius Ink Cooperation Deal

Abu Dhabi Ports, Mauritius Ports Authority sign MoU

Abu Dhabi Ports, Mauritius Ports Authority aim to enhance the maritime sector across the Indian Ocean.

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TangerMed, Maersk Open New Container Terminal in Morocco

APM Terminals Medport Tangier

APM Terminals Medport Tangier container terminal has officially opened its doors.

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Switzerland Seeks Release of Tanker, Crew Held in Nigeria

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Switzerland requested an international court to order the release of a tanker and its crew detained in Nigeria.

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Net Income Drops for Carnival, Despite Rise in Revenues

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival's growth "hampered by a confluence of events", according to the CEO.

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MACN, MOFA Team Up on Port Corruption Index

Port

MACN partnered up with MOFA to develop the Global Port Integrity Index and scale up activities in West Africa.

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ICTSI to Develop Cameroon Port

ICTSI

ICTSI has secured the right to develop a multipurpose terminal at the Port of Kribi, Cameroon. 

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Egypt Opens New Multipurpose Terminal at Damietta Port

Damietta Port's new multipurpose terminal

Around USD 81.3 million was invested in the new multipurpose terminal.

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Industry Seeks Urgent Action against Gulf of Guinea Piracy

Piracy

Shipping industry and seafarer groups called for an urgent action against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

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Qaaswa Seafarers Return Home after 13 Months off Tunisia

Crew from tanker Qaaswa repatriated

Twelve seafarers sent home after being marooned off the Port of Sfax, Tunisia, for 13 months.

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Ocean Yield, Aker Stretch FPSO Dhirubhai-1 Charter Option

FPSO Dhirubhai-1

The parties agreed to extend the charter option for FPSO Dhirubhai-1 by three months.

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IMO to Take Different Approach on STCW White List Process

Shipping

IMO to withdraw the list of previously affected countries that were to be removed from the STCW White List.

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MSC to Invest in Container Terminal at Port of Las Palmas

OPCSA

MSC, APLP ratify commitment to developing an investment plan for the Port of Las Palmas.

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Pirates Arrested after Attempted Tanker Hijacking off Togo

Piracy

Togo Navy prevented the hijacking of a product tanker in the Gulf of Guinea.

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MSC Cruises to Fund Cayman Islands' Cruise Berthing Project

msc_cruises

MSC Cruises to provide funding for the construction of a new cruise berthing facility.

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Schulte Launches Venture Capital Arm for Maritime Startups

Innoport

The new unit will operate from Hamburg, Limassol and Singapore.

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Readers' Picks of the Week

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Take a look at the most read stories of the previous week.

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Boskalis Vessel Freed after Being Hijacked off West Africa

Heavy transport vessel Blue Marlin

Boskalis' heavy transport vessel was hijacked some 80 nautical miles offshore Equatorial Guinea on May 5.

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Filipino Crewman Medevaced From Bulker off South Africa

NSRI

The sailor was transferred to hospital with sea rescue craft.

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South Africa Concerned over IMO's STCW Delisting Action

South Africa flag

South Africa: IMO's intentions to delist over 80 countries from its STCW Whitelist raise concerns.

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Challenging Macroenvironment Affects DP World's Volumes

dp-world

DP World handled 17.5 million TEU across its terminals in 1Q 2019, a decline of 0.6% YOY.

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Pirates Kidnap Six Tanker Crew off Nigeria

PIRACY

Six crew members of a Palau-flagged tanker were kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria last week. 

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Chilean Shipping Company Accused of Cartel Conduct

CSAV

CSAV referred to the Competition Tribunal of South Africa for collusive tendering, price fixing and market division.

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IMB: Armed Pirates Board Tanker off Nigeria

Tanker

Armed pirates attacked an anchored product tanker off Nigeria earlier this week.

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