ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) affiliated trade unions meeting in Rio de Janerio launched a new Americas Region task force group dedicated to protecting the rights of Latin American and Caribbean workers in the offshore oil and gas sector.
As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world’s biggest ships.
Conflict in Yemen risks spilling out into the busy sea lanes that pass it and potentially disrupt the narrow Bab el-Mandeb passage through which nearly 4 million barrels of oil are shipped daily to Europe, the United States and Asia.
During the First International Congress of Industrial Safety in Ports, Managing Director at Siport21, Jose R. Iribarren, explained the significance of simulation tools in the risk assessment of the arrival at port, berthing/unberthing operations of hazardous goods vessels.
Rotterdam-based law firm AKD says the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly in the offshore and renewable energy sectors.
Yemen shut its major seaports on Thursday, industry and local sources said, after neighbouring Saudi Arabia and Arab allies launched military operations including air strikes against Iran-allied Houthi forces fighting Yemen’s Western-backed president.
Singapore’s port authority has denied allegations of misconduct made by Iceberg Research against a subsidiary of commodities trader Noble Group , which is taking legal action against the arcane research group.
As China’s economic slowdown squeezes the global shipping industry, three of the country’s biggest domestic cargo freighters likely skirted the losses that plagued international peers last year thanks to a five-fold jump in state subsidies.