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Sri Lanka Files $17.38M Pollution Claim to Fire-Damaged Tanker’s Owner

The Sri Lankan government filed an additional $17.38 million maritime pollution claim against the owners of the tanker that burnt in September 2020 off the coast of the country. This is in addition to previous claims for reimbursement for the cost of the fire fighting efforts and a fine levied against the captain of the […]

Smith joins WFS as UK commercial director, cargo & ground handling

Jennifer Smith has joined Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as UK commercial director, cargo & ground handling. She brings extensive commercial experience to this newly-created post having previously spent 20 years in regional cargo sales management roles with Continental Airlines, American Airlines and Etihad Airways. Jennifer joins WFS, one of the world’s leading air cargo and […]

Milestone flight EK2021 highlights UAE’s impressive vaccination drive

Emirates’ one-of-a-kind flight EK2021 made a journey across the different emirates on Saturday, to celebrate the UAE’s progress in vaccinating its citizens and residents from COVID-19 through a national vaccination programme that has administered close to 9 million vaccines doses to date. The special flight, which carried fully vaccinated crew and passengers onboard, was unprecedented […]

Freight association welcomes further government support for apprentice recruitment

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, says that it welcomes the news that the government is increasing incentive payments to companies that hire a new apprentice. Employers will now receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who join their organisation from April 1 […]

Sanad closes $55m financing deal with Commercial Bank of Dubai

Sanad Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company and the global aerospace engineering and leasing solutions leader, has closed a US$ 55 million debt financing deal with the Commercial Bank of Dubai, one of the UAE’s leading financial institutions. The first-ever collaboration between Sanad Capital and the Commercial Bank of Dubai will fund the […]

Curtis & Lees in Ireland are fully AEO accredited

Freight forwarders, Curtis & Lees, have reported they are fully accredited as an AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) with the required internationally recognised standards. “Curtis & Lees Ltd have been providing freight forwarding solutions and transport services to the Irish industry for almost 100 years. In that time, we have developed and maintained the highest quality of […]

Damen Delivers New Aquaculture Support Vessel to Organic Sea Harvest

Damen Shipyards has delivered the first of its new aquaculture support vessels. The Landing Utility Vessel (LUV) 1908 is a larger version of the LUV 1608, the first example of which entered service in August 2019. The LUV 1908 has all the advantages of its predecessor, which until now was unique among vessel types serving […]

First-in-Class LCS USS Freedom Sees Success in Counter-Smuggling Role

The U.S. Navy says that the first vessel in the troubled Freedom-class of littoral combat ships has encountered success as a counter-smuggling platform for U.S. Southern Command.  After a series of breakdowns, the first two vessels in the Freedom-class series were sidelined and relegated to a testing role in 2016, along with the first two Independence-class […]

Greek Shipping Magnate John Angelicoussis Dies at 73

Shipping magnate John Angelicoussis passed away in Athens on Saturday at the age of 73. He was hospitalized on March 20 after a serious heart attack and did not recover. According to a statement from his firm, he died in his sleep with family members by his side. “The world [shipping industry] has lost one of […]

SCA: Egypt Will Hold Ever Given Until Damage Claim is Resolved

The container ship Ever Given is still anchored in Egypt’s Great Bitter Lake, weeks after salvors freed her from the banks of the Suez Canal – and she may not be leaving soon. The Suez Canal Authority’s top official told a local TV station last week that the vessel will stay put until Egypt’s massive […]

Study: Protecting Populous Coastal Areas Helps Fight Climate Change

[By Lou Del Bello] An ocean protection strategy that targets densely populated coastal areas, rather than ringfencing the most remote corners, could deliver game-changing climate benefits. It could also increase food production and restore the biodiversity of fragile ecosystems, scientists have said. An international team of 26 researchers found seabed dredging [trawling] poses a particular […]

Firefighters Struggle to Extinguish Container Ship Fire Off Port Klang

Firefighters have been working for days to put out a container fire aboard the boxship Interasia Catalyst off Port Klang, Malaysia.  On April 7, shortly after the Catalyst set sail from Port Klang to the port of Cochin, Kerala, her crew spotted smoke coming from several of the containers on deck. The ship returned to […]

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