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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...

Africa’s exports reduce by 5.2% in two years

Africa and the Middle East recorded negative growth in the volume of exports for the past two years. This disclosure was made known in a report titled, ‘Review of Maritime Transport 2020,’ both continents experienced a negative growth of 5.2...

Two dead, seven missing as Chinese Bulker Sinks

Chinese officials have reported that a bulk carrier sank in the East China Sea south of Shanghai. Two sailors have been confirmed dead, while four were rescued, and a search was ongoing for seven others that were missing. The maritime...

China plans to reverse ban on ship recycling

Recall that China banned the recycling of foreign ships on its shores at the end of 2018, there has been an increasing call in the shipping community to allow the work to resume. Now, it is understood that Beijing...

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ITF urges global seafarer vaccination to prevent crew crisis

As the race between the virus and vaccine continues, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), section Seafarers, has called for global vaccination rollout to...

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