The precise number of missing passengers remains unknown, Deputy Information Minister Jarlaywah Tonpoe told Reuters.
The former minister was also fined 400 million rupiah ($27,624) for accepting bribes and banned from running for office for three years
Alessandro Santi, who heads Federagenti, a national shipping lobby, said the government was taking no account of the industrywith an approach that was "regrettable and creates resentment".
The ship was released on July 7 after protracted negotiations and an undisclosed settlement was reached between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Ever Given's owners and insurers.
The deal would help sectors including digital, financial and professional business services and cut tariffs for Britishexports, the trade ministry sai
The project also foresees the construction of the related seashore infrastructure, including water supply stations and four passenger embarkation decks.
The ship blocked canal traffic for six days in March. Ever Given was held as canal authority demanded compensation
The virtual gathering was meant to help the international community "adjust more quickly to the rise of China" and for Beijing to gain more "understanding, support and companionship," said Guo Yezhou, vice minister of the International Department
The 400 metre (430 yard) vessel, one of the world's largest container ships, will be accompanied by two tugs and two senior canal guides, Suez Canal sources said.
A source familiar with Zodiac Maritime's fleet said the company had sold a vessel called the CSAV Tyndall several monthsago
Egypt says the July 3 base will help it protect strategicand economic interests as well as helping guard against irregular migration as it boosts its naval presence on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
The ship's Japanese owners, Shoei Kisen and its insurerssaid last month they have reached agreement in principle in acompensation dispute with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA).
The ship, which can accommodate more than 3,000 passengers, began housing rescue teams Thursday and likely will continue for the next month
Authorities said last week they had lifted a ban on fishingin parts of the affected coast, though experts say risks tomarine life from the disaster remain.
“In the winter 2021-22 season we will also have the new flagship Costa Toscana available, and we will re-propose the most popular cruises of our winter offer”
For the fireworks industry, shipments are still stuck at U.S. ports ahead of the busiest selling season of the year. Production and shipping issues are expected to extend into thefirst quarter of next year
Ismaila - A representative for the owners and insurers of a giant cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March on Wednesday said that an agreement in principle had been reached in a compensation dispute with the canal authority. Work was under way to finalise a signed settlement agreement as soon as possible and arrangements for the release of the "Ever Given" vessel would be made after formalities had been dealt with
Istanbul - Thousands of Russian tourists began arriving in Turkey on Tuesday, boosting hopes for its tourism sector after a two-month suspension in flights imposed by Moscow due to concerns about a surge in COVID-19 cases in April
Tulcea - After being towed from Vard’s shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, across the Black sea, the Mediterranean Sea, then along the ocean shores of Portugal, Spain and France up to Scandinavia, Prysmian Group’s cutting-edge cable-laying vessel reached Brattvåg, Norway
Brussels - European Union countries agreed on Friday to an easing of travel restrictions over summer that will allow fully vaccinated tourists to avoid tests or quarantines and broaden the list of EU regions from which it is safe to travel. Ambassadors from the 27 EU member states approved a modified European Commission proposal that people who have been fully vaccinated for 14 days should be able to travel freely from one EU country to another
The Japanese coast guard was not immediately reachable by phone on Sunday. Japan's Transport Safety Board is conducting an investigation on board the chemical tanker, identified as the Ulsan Pioneer, which remained near the accident site
"Shipping companies will have to comply with measures established by the health ministry... to guarantee total security, both for cruise passengers and for the cities where they land," the transport ministry tweeted on Saturday.
The shipping sector is under pressure to reduce carbon emissions and last year adopted stricter rules on sulphur content in marine fuel
A Japanese coast guard spokesman identified the tanker as the Ulsan Pioneer, registered in the Marshall Islands. The coast guard had deployed 14 patrol ships and three aircraft in the search, he said.
The SCA is seeking compensation of $916 million for the disruption suffered but said on Tuesday it would be willing to accept a reduced sum of $550 million, including a $200 million deposit paid to secure the ship’s release and the remaining amount payable through letters of credit.
Rome - The Italian Lower House on Wednesday gave definitive approval to a decree banning cruise ships from mooring in Venice. The decree was passed by 370 votes to 16 with 29 abstentions. Cruise ships have been stopped from landing in the centre of Venice
Marseille - For the second time in less than a year, a containership operated by CMA CGM will set size records as the largest boxship to call at ports along the Atlantic Seaboard. The 16,022 TEU CMA CGM "Marco Polo" will set a total of seven North American big ship records in 11 days. The 1,300-foot long boxship is currently crossing the Atlantic due to make its first North American call in Halifax on May 17
London - Fresh outbreaks of COVID-19 and travel curbs are deterring tourists from flocking back to Thailand's beaches and Turkey's bazaars, stalling a recovery in tourism, a crucial source of foreign currency and a large employer for many emerging markets. Global tourism suffered its worst year ever in 2020
Tokyo - Japanese container line headquartered in Singapore ONE has reported a US$3.5 billion profit for 2020 - an astonishing leap from the $105 million profit declared for 2019. The earnings surge came on the back of a 21 per cent increase in annual revenue
Copenhagen - Denmark's Maersk said on Wednesday it expected its "exceptionally strong" performance in the first quarter to continue for the rest of the year, driven by high demand for shipping containers from China to the United States. Maersk, which handles about one in five containers shipped worldwide, said there were not enough ships available in the world to meet a surge in consumer demand
Taranto - Global Ports Holding, the largest independent terminal operator cruises globally, is now the new concessionaire for traffic support and support services port cruises of Taranto. The international holding will act through the subsidiaries Port Operation Holding and Global Ports Melita. Taranto Cruise Port will have in concession, for the next 20 years, a part of the maritime state-owned areas and assets located on the San Cataldo pier
Tokyo - Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line), and its domestic subsidiary Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha have agreed to establish a joint venture company to provide services within the offshore wind industry. The new joint venture company, “K” Line Wind Service, will provide offshore support vessels and marine-related services to the industry
Singpore - Liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes are being diverted away from ports in India as surging coronavirus cases there hamper domestic gas demand, trade and shipping sources said on Monday. Six LNG tankers diverted away from India since April 20
"The chance to have a stable presence in this port has materialized and, as has already happened elsewhere, we are working with our competitors, who in this case I would define as "industry colleagues": the goal is to find together the best solution to transform Genoa in a large cruise hub"
The ship's protection and indemnity insurer UK Club and its technical manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) have said they are disappointed that the ship is being held.
Some sources estimated the volume at 500,000 to 600,000 tonnes, or up to around 10 large panamax vessels, mainly for August. Others pegged total sales higher, at around 1 million tonnes, suggesting France could load up to about 15 panamaxes this summer
Tsuneishi, which is based in Hiroshima Prefecture and operates shipyards in China and the Philippines, will acquire the interest in Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding on Oct. 1.
“Shippers continue to face container and vessel capacity shortage issues which have led to high freight rates,” MNSC chairman Datuk Dr Ir Andy Seo Kian Haw told The Malaysian Reserve
The high price of iron ore, as well as strength in China’s domestic steel prices and profit margins for mills, has prompted some official concern. Beijing’s industry ministry went so far as to say on April 20 that it would take steps to stabilize raw material prices.
"The pandemic has not only exposed vulnerabilities in global supply chains, but also underscored the importance of accelerating the use of technology and advancements in digitalisation for the shipping industry"
The group has secured a total of 75 effective shipbuilding contracts with an aggregate value of US$4.01 billion year-to-date.
“Towards a low-carbon shipping industry / Maritime transport and the environment: ideas, projects, investments”
The first portion of the funding will be distributed in early May and the next round will be invested over the coming several years, the White House said
The right of passage of foreign warships and "other state ships" will be suspended in three spots near Crimea's Black Sea coast from April 24 until October 31
The proposed changes represent a minimum cost increase per transit reservation of US$20,000 (up 57%) and a maximum cost increase of US$58,500 (up 167%) will now start on 1 June 2021.
The Navy statement did not go into detail about the alleged crimes in Nuevo Laredo, which was often racked by violent turf wars between drug cartels during the last government.
At present, 22 routes are running through the pass, reaching 13 countries such as Germany and Poland. The imported goods carried by the trains include automobiles and parts, timber and cotton yarn, while home appliances and daily necessities are among the exported items.
From St. Petersburg, cargoes can be shipped directly to some of the major European hubs such as Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Le Havre through our European feeder network
International supply chains were thrown into disarray when the 400 metre (430 yard) Ever Given ran aground in the canal on March 23
"Our bilateral relationship with Israel in particular is central to regional stability and security in the Middle East. During our meeting I reaffirmed to Minister Gantz our commitment to Israel is enduring and it is ironclad," Austin said
Heavy ash fall had halted the evacuation efforts somewhat due to poor visibility, according to St. Vincent's National Emergency Management Organisation.
While ports on the U.S. East Coast are more exposed to any disruptions in the Suez Canal, the surge in demand for retail goods has overwhelmed West Coast terminals in recent months
"Tow lines have now been established between the stricken vessel and the tugs. The risk of a grounding has been averted," the NCA said in a statement.
The 400-metre-long (1,310 ft) Ever Given became grounded diagonally across the southern section of the canal during high winds on March 23. It remained stuck for six days, preventing hundreds of ships from passing and significantly impacting global trade flows.
"The explosion occurred on Tuesday morning near the Djibouti coast and caused minor damage with no casualties. The vessel was a civilian ship stationed there to secure the region against pirates," Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
CDC said the next phase of the CDC's conditional sail order will include simulated voyages to will allow crew and port personnel to practice new COVID-19 operational procedures with volunteers before sailing with passengers.
International supply chains were thrown into disarray when the 400-metre-long (430-yard) Ever Given ran aground in the canal on March 23, with specialist rescue teams taking almost a week to free her after extensive dredging and repeated tugging operations.
"We naturally expect all relevant norms of maritime traffic to be strictly observed," TASS news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as saying.
COSCO's comments come days after China and Iran, both subject to U.S. sanctions, signed a 25-year cooperation agreement on March 27 to strengthen their long-standing economic and political alliance
The six-day blockage threw global supply chains into disarray after the 400-metre-long (430-yard) ship became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday the vessel had been mostly straightened along the eastern bank of the canal and further tugging operations would resume once the tide rose later in the day
The Dutch rescue team had confirmed two additional tugs would arrive on March 28 to help dislodge the ship after an attempt to re-float it on Friday failed, BSM said.
The Dutch rescue team had confirmed that two additional tugs would arrive on March 28 to help dislodge the ship after an attempt to re-float it on Friday failed, BSM said. "There have been no reports of pollution or cargo damage and initial investigations rule out any mechanical or engine failure as a cause of the grounding,“ a BSM statement said.
Switzerland's MSC, the world's no.2 container shipping line, said all major container carriers had been impacted by the blockage in the Suez Canal
Any delays can have a knock-on effect for both LNG and European gas prices. There were also more than 13 container ships anchored around Suez with at least two others waiting in the Mediterranean, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed.
Scerni, son of the former president of the Genoa CFC football team, was a resident in Montecarlo. A worldwide known sailor, Paolo Scerni was an appreciated shipping entrepreneur.
The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is a device that produces electricity by oxidizing fuel. SOFC is considered to be the most stable and power-efficient among its fuel cell brothers.
The kingdom exported 6.582 million b/d in January, according to JODI data released March 18, an increase of 87,000 b/d from December. It was the seventh straight month that shipments have risen since a historic low of 4.98 million b/d in June when stringent OPEC+ production cuts were in effect.
Trieste - Fincantieri subsidiary Vard, one of the major global shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has delivered the second expedition cruise vessel, “Coral Geographer” to the Australian company Coral Expeditions. “Coral Geographer” has been specially tailored for personalized expedition cruises to remote and exotic destinations in Asia and Oceania
Beijing is currently focused on enhancing its military capabilities to face US threats in the Asia-Pacific. It is going all out to strengthen the navy to face the challenges in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean Region
Container shipping group CMA CGM said on Friday that it expected activity to remain strong in the first half of this year after brisk demand for consumer goods boosted its profits at the end of last year.
An Iranian container ship was damaged in an attack in the Mediterranean. The vessel was headed to Europe when the attack occurred
Although the utilization of ROVs and AUVs is increasing worldwide, no international standardization of such technologies has yet been implemented, and the utilization of ROVs and AUVs has, for the most part, been limited to certain fields.
Singapore Budget debate: Maritime sector to receive $20 billion in investments by 2024, new jobs to be created
The Government plans to develop the Tuas South region for industrial use over the next two decades, and will continue to explore viable transport options for workers there, and also work with the Ministry of National Development to increase public housing options in the west
Last year, the European Commission told Hyundai Heavy Industries to work on a method to remove the possibility of limited competition in the LNG ship market. This implies that the commission will approve the merger only when the possibility of its monopoly in the LNG ship building market is eliminated.
Tanker owners in the Mediterranean basin welcomed the comeback of exports from Libya after the eight-month blockade. “The comeback of Libya was a relief for the oil tanker market amid production cuts and low demand from end users,” a broker said
VLGC rates continued to nosedive, even as milder temperatures in the US Gulf began to gradually ease disruption at the Houston Ship Channel, prompting gradual loadings and efforts to export.
Of the 41 respondents who participated in both the February and January polls, 32 raised their forecasts. Most analysts said the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+) may ease current output curbs when they meet on March 4, but would still agree to maintain supply discipline.
"Our ambition to have a carbon neutral fleet by 2050 was a moonshot when we announced it in 2018," Chief Executive Soren Skou said.
Grimaldi: "We will order six more ships. We are interested in the ports of Heraklion and Igoumenitsa"
“We will order six multipurpose ships for the transport of cars, tractors, trucks and containers. We are in the process of negotiating with some Asian shipyards. Italian shipyards have no interest in building this type of ship: they are concentrated on military and passenger ships”.
Trieste - Fincantieri, through its subsidiary E-phors, specialized in providing cybersecurity services and products, has recently provided a pivotal training course in partnership with the Italian Shipping Academy, aimed at introducing deck officers to the basics of cybersecurity. The three-day training course is part of the Academy’s project – funded by the European Commission “Common Maritime Education Standards in the West Mediterranean”
Trieste - Chile’s ASMAR Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Company has awarded Vancouver, B.C., based Vard Marine (wholly owned by Vard AS, Fincantieri Group) a new contract for the design of an Amphibious and Military Sea Transport Ship for the Chilean Navy’s Escotillón IV Program. The multi-role vessels will be constructed at the ASMAR shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile
Vaccination certificates may help re-launch Greek cruises. Pandemic keeps cruise liners idling in dock for past year
Over 300 leading companies said on Tuesday they would work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a crisis that risks creating more dangers at sea
This was stated in a notice published by the Coast Guard of Genoa, the main Italian port.
Stena Line, the largest Irish Sea operator, has doubled its services on the booming Rosslare-Cherbourg route, temporarily cancelling some sailings to Britain after freight volumes fell 60% in the first half of January.
The pirates come from Nigeria's turbulent Niger Delta, experts say. The region produces the bulk of the nation's petroleum, but is woefully underdeveloped, scarred by pollution and has some of the highest unemployment in the country.
"The tankers, first detected at 5:30 a.m. local time (2130 GMT on Jan. 23) concealed their identity by not showing their national flags, turning of automatic identification systems and did not respond to a radio call," the statement said.
The attack on the Mozart could raise international pressure on Nigeria to do more to protect shippers, who have called for tougher action in recent weeks, analysts said.
High shipping rates are set to continue for at least several weeks, despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe
Milan - France has offered Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s a one-month extension to its planned acquisition of French rival Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the finance ministry said in a statement on Wednesday
Trieste - The first U.S. flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built on the Great Lakes in nearly four decades marked a key point in its construction with its recent float out from the graving dock. Being built for The Interlake Steamship Company at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding yard in Wisconsin, the vessel which is named the Mark W. Barker is the first Great Lakes bulk carrier built domestically since 1983
Rijeka - Croatia's Rijeka port will restart the procedure for selecting a concessionaire to develop and run the Zagreb Deep Sea container terminal. The board of directors of the Rijeka port has decided to cancel the current selection process and launch a new tender. In September, Luka Rijeka extended the procedure for selecting a concessionaire for the terminal until the end of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic
Hattab said the increased capacity would be after 2023 and that the plan includes building 24 storage tanks
Relief for seafarers onboard vessel stuck off coast of China is long overdue. MSC has requested crew change since mid-2020, but no implementation so far. MSC urges governments to take a close interest and encourages all parties to find a solution urgently.
Many of the world’s biggest lenders to shipping companies fell short of carbon-cutting targets last year in the first analysis of CO2 goals for the sector by financiers
"My colleagues and I, including the older ones, will be getting ourselves vaccinated early. This is to show you, especially seniors like me, that we believe the vaccines are safe," Lee said in a national broadcast
"BW Rhine has been hit from an external source whilst discharging at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at approximately 00:40 local time on 14 December 2020, causing an explosion and subsequent fire onboard," Hafnia said in a statement on its website.
"The North Korean regime often uses forced labor from prison camps in its mining industries, including coal, exploiting its own people to advance its illicit weapons programs."
Almost all of the 70 active yards in Bangladesh have submitted Ship Recycling Facility Plans since 2019, according to the Ministry of Industries - a key reform as Bangladesh readies to join a global treaty to make the industry safer