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U.S. Extends Export Restrictions on Technology to Chinese Shipbuilders

United States Commerce Department has announced new trade enforcement actions against Chinese companies as part of the Trump administration’s disputes with China over its human rights abuses, actions in the South China Sea, and use of U.S. technology. Among...

US President-elect Introduces Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

President-elect of United state of America, Joe Biden, introduced former rival Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday as his choice for U.S. transportation secretary. Buttigieg was the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana would be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary confirmed...

Department of Transportation settles USMMA sexual assault claim

The United States government has paid its first settlement ever for a sexual assault tort claim at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), lawyers for the claimant said. It is the first settlement of its kind for incidents at...

Merchant tanker rescues 18 fishermen from sinking vessel off Galapagos Islands

The U.S. Coast Guard, working with a merchant tanker has rescued 18 Ecuadorian fishermen after their vessel sank about 300 miles to the north of the Galapagos Islands. The rescue coordination center for the Eleventh Coast Guard District in Alameda,...

US imposes sanctions on Syrian oil and Lebanese shipping company

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on the efforts to restore Syria’s oil production network, with the support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The sanctions were announced against seven...

Over 11,000 crew changes conducted in Panama

Panama has facilitated more than 11,000 crews changes between 19 March and 28 October this year. Crew change has been the biggest issue facing the shipping industry this year with some 400,000 seafarers left stranded either on vessels or ashore...

Panic as Hurricane Zeta thunders through Louisiana (Video)

There is serious panic and horror in the United States as a new storm, Hurricane Zeta, made a landfall in the Mississippi River Delta as a Category 2 storm, passing west of Port Fourchon on its way to New...

What the battle for the White House means for global shipping

With the US election just six days away, a maritime expert, Dr. Adam Kent, Managing Director of Maritime Strategies International, has bared his mind on what the battle for the US Presidency means for shipping globally. Dr. Kent gave his...

Mexico plans to stop Port and Customs corruption with military control

In its latest efforts to break the stronghold on illegal cartels, Mexico’s president is preparing to place the military in control of the country’s port operations. The step comes as many people believe that the cartels have integrated themselves...

US offshore evacuations begin as record-breaking storm threatens

Energy companies in the United States have begun evacuating offshore oil platforms as the 25th named storm of the year formed in the Caribbean and was forecast to become a major hurricane before it entered the Gulf of Mexico...

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Dangote Refinery’ll Improve Nigeria’s Trade Balance By $2bn Yearly –IMF

The International Monetary Fund has said the crude oil refinery being built by Dangote Industries Limited will improve the trade balance by $2bn per...

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