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Maersk Line to Comply with U.S Sanctions on Iran

Maersk Line, a part of A. P. Moller-Maersk, acknowledged that the United states has announced it will cease its participation in the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), and re-impose Sanctions on Iran following a wind down period.

Europe Aims to Make Shipping More Attractive for Women

European Transport Workers Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) have discussed possible solutions to increase women’s participation in the shipping industry in Europe.

Hamburg and Rotterdam lead the way in call for data sharing among ports

Two of Europe’s largest container gateways, Rotterdam and Hamburg, today revealed that they have been involved in ‘unprecedented levels of collaboration’.

Port of Rotterdam Wants to Be the Smartest

Ports are major hubs in the supply chain. In Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, countless proceedings are happening every day. In the optimal supply chain, each link seamlessly connects to the next. That is why the Port of Rotterdam is looking into new developments to make the port services more efficient.

Indonesia, India Plan to Develop Strategic Indian Ocean Port

Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday to step up defense and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta.

ECSA Supports Proposal for Adequate Port Reception Facilities

The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has welcomed the recently published proposal for a new Directive on Port Reception Facilities as it addresses major issues with the current system in place.

India Relaxes Cabotage Law

Foreign-flagged ships will no longer need to obtain a license from India’s Director General of Shipping to engage in coastal shipping in the country.

EC Adopts Proposal to Simplify Ship Reporting

The European Commission has adopted a proposal with a view to increased harmonization of ship reporting requirements when calling at ports within the EU.

Entering a new era and Sailing a new Journey

COSCO SHIPPING Lines officially announces the Day Two Product, including confirmed port rotation for each service loop.

Italian Port Workers Launch Nation-Wide Strike

Workers across Italian ports launched a 24-hour strike on May 11, voicing their dissatisfaction over the lack of lashing legislation enforcement and poor safety in Italian ports.

MSC Inks USD 1 Bn Khalifa Port Terminal Deal

Swiss-based shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has inked a 30-year concession agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to establish a new container terminal at Khalifa Port, UAE.

Singapore Awards $1.1 Billion Contract for Phase 2 of Tuas Mega-Port Project

Singapore on Wednesday announced a $1.1 billion plan to expand and modernise its port, the world’s second-biggest, but which is in fierce competition with several Chinese harbours including Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou.

CMA CGM to Operate Lekki Port’s Container Terminal

French container shipping giant CMA CGM and Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to operate Lekki Port’s future container terminal.

Ocean Alliance Day Two Product Gets Underway

Ocean Alliance Day Two Product, the evolved service offering of the Ocean Alliance, has been launched.

Maersk Expands Online Platform Service Scope

Maersk Line takes further steps towards simplifying the supply chains of its customers by expanding the service scope on its online platform ship.maerskline.com to cover more major trades and addressing customers'pain points.

STORM WREAKS HAVOC IN PORT OF DURBAN - CONTAINER SHIP BLOCKED PORT

A large MSC containership to broke free from its moorings Tuesday at the port of Durban, South Africa as a powerful storm swept through the area, blowing the ship across the harbor before blocking the entrance to the port.

HAMBURG PORT BECOMES MAIN ULCV STOP WITH NEW CRANES

The Port of Hamburg has seen a steep rise of ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) visiting the port over the past two years.

QATARI VESSELS HAVE BANNED FROM SUEZ CANAL PORTS

Egypt has banned all Qatari vessels from entering the Suez Canal Economic Zone in line with the country’s decision to ban Qatari ships from Egyptian ports in the aftermath of the severing of ties with Qatar.

COSCO SHIPPING PORTS TO BUILD FREIGHT STATION AT KHALIFA PORT

Abu Dhabi Ports and Cosco Shipping Ports Limited (CSP) and Abu Dhabi Ports broke ground for the  construction of a new container terminal at Khalifa Port during a high-profile event on Sunday, reported WAM.