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Another container ship catches fire off Indian coast

For the second time in a month, the Indian Coast Guard has been called upon to assist in fighting a fire aboard a commercial ship at sea. They are currently assisting with a container fire aboard a vessel operating...

Maersk calls for action as stranded seafarers rise to 40,000

The world’s largest container shipping company and the United Nations Secretary-General are appealing to governments to resolve a labor crisis that has stranded 400,000 seafarers on boats, according to a new estimate from the International Chamber of Shipping. “I am...

Shipping giants CMA CGM hit by Ransomware cyber-attack

CMA CGM has confirmed it has become the latest liner to suffer a cyber-attack. The company stated that it is currently dealing with a cyber-attack impacting peripheral servers. A number of the group’s websites have been down for large...

Maritime operators accuse MSC Shipping of defrauding Nigerians

Maritime operators in Nigeria have accused the MSC Shipping line of using container trucks as its holding bay on the port access roads, sometimes for a period exceeding one month while still charging demurrage on such containers. As a result,...

Chinese shipping reacts to Xi’s ambitious carbon targets

China’s maritime industry is expected to accelerate its energy transformation process as the country is now targeting peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by the year 2060. The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, announced new, more ambitious national...

FG considers zero import duty on shipping parts

The Federal Government is considering a zero import duty in shipping parts coming into the country so as to help local ship owners maintain their vessels. This piece of good news came years of agitation by indigenous shipping operators for...

Maersk announces plans to ship cargo between UAE and Israel

Danish shipping giant, Maersk, said it will now transport ocean cargo between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, a further sign of business opening up after the two countries established full ties. Earlier this month, Israel and the UAE had...

Samsung’s ammonia-fueled tanker design gets LR AIP

An ammonia-fueled tanker designed and developed by South Korean shipbuilder, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has received Approval In Principle (AIP), from classification society, Lloyd’s Register (LR). The project to develop the novel, emissions-slashing aframax tanker was announced in January as...

A Nigerian has been collecting $36k per month illegally – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is not happy and has registered his displeasure with the continuous patronage of illegal habours known as secure anchorage areas. According to Amaechi, a single individual has sought to exploit the industry by collecting...

WACT receives two Mobile Harbour Cranes in Onne Port

Nigeria’s foremost container terminal, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne, Rivers State, has received two more state-of-the-art Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs), and two 45 tons Reach Stackers, effectively making the terminal one of the most equipped in the...

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Shipping Firm Slams Fresh Surcharge On Nigerian Importers

A shipping company that operates in Nigeria, Hapag-Lloyd, has increased its freight rate with the review of its Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) on all...

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