Italy said on 31st October that it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, a move one rights group warned could lead to a “surge of deaths” in the Mediterranean.
The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the acquisition of Polar Research Vessel by the Ministry of Earth Sciences at a total cost of Rs. 1051.13 crore within a period of 34 months.
Seven Indian Seafarers who have been held hostage since their ship, the MV Asphalt Venture, was hijacked in the Somali Basin on 28 September 2010 have been released by Somali Pirates and are safe in Kenya.
Class-leading offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services unveils Seacat Intrepid, the first DNV GL certified 26m-crew transfer vessel to profit from a unique workboat tank testing programme.
In the chess match that has global powers looking for new ways to move goods around the world, the Mary Maersk and nine other sister ships are the biggest pieces. Checkout the video of the biggest container ship in the world.
Dutch companies will soon be the first in the world to be able to sign for goods via mobile phone. At the initiative of EVO, TLN and NBB, Beurtvaartadres is currently developing the first reliable standardised digital bill of lading: TransFollow.
Somali pirates take a very business-like approach to their craft. They attack big ships that can pay. However, after capturing several ships they have learned about what type of ships to target and which ship owner is able or willing to pay ransom money.