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Dozens of vessels participate in New York Harbour procession to honour 9/11 victims

PHOTO CREDIT: Florida News Times American maritime interests held an event on Friday in New York Harbour in recognition of 20 years since the September 11 attacks, which triggered the largest maritime evacuation in U.S. history. The event included a ceremony,...

S. Korea’s big 3 shipbuilders to hike newbuilding prices

South Korea’s three major shipbuilders will raise new shipbuilding prices to enhance profitability following hefty second-quarter operating losses estimated at a combined 1.5 trillion won due to higher steel prices. Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. (KSOE), the shipbuilding holding...

Transshipment containers at Saudi ports rise by 24%

Saudi ports, under the supervision of Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), in the first half of 2021 realized a remarkable growth in the handling volume through registering an increase in the total number of handled containers by 5.18% with 3.6...

Post-Covid Retail Boom drives volume in US ports

The National Retail Federation has stated that the current incoming volumes are projected to set new records for the year. As the covid-19 restrictions are relaxed across the US, consumers are returning to retail stores with renewed fervor. This...

Marine economy contributes $397bn to U.S. GDP

The U.S. government’s first official study on the economic impact of the nation’s marine economy shows that marine-related sectors contributed nearly $397 billion to the overall U.S. GDP in 2019. The new Marine Economy Satellite Account statistics were released on...

Venice residents protest as cruise ships resume sailing

The first cruise ship to leave Venice since coronavirus restrictions were eased set sail on Saturday, but some local residents protested over the return to normal, unhappy about the passage of giant liners through the historic lagoon city. Hundreds of...

Idriss Déby’s death and son’s leadership ― The making of a new African dynasty

Late Chadian President, Idriss Deby and son and Head, Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Deby By Victoria Ojeme Tuesday’s death announcement of Idriss Déby, the president of Chad just after news came that he had won a sixth...

How Floating “Repair Yards” Helped the U.S. Navy Win in the Pacific

USS Houston (CL 81), in a hard turn with her underside exposed, felt the torpedo explosion across the ship. Commander William Behrens recalled “that all propulsive power and steering control was immediately lost. The ship took a list to...

Buhari, other world leaders condole Queen Elizabeth over Prince Philip’s death.

President Muhammadu Buhari and other political and religious leaders from across the world have extended their condolences to Her Majesty the Queen of England over the death of her husband of more than seven decades, Prince Philip, the Duke...

Pirates attacked container ship in Port Harcourt

Fresh fears as container ship, MAERSK CARDIFF was on Wednesday night, January 13th attacked in Port Harcourt’s Southwest, at around 20.00 UTC, showing that Nigerian waters are still porous. The ship was en route from Tema Port in Ghana, even...

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Antwerp Port International takes over Bakassi Deep Seaport project

The dream of actualizing the Bakassi Deep Seaport project is gradually becoming a reality with the announcement of its takeover by maritime giant, Antwerp...

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