Russia may charge crew of detained Ukrainian shipping vessel with terrorism – media

Russia may charge crew of detained Ukrainian shipping vessel with terrorism – media
14 May 2018 https://www.unian.info/politics/10115402-russia-may-charge-crew-of-detai...

Slobodyan explained that the Russian government is now trying to make the crew criminally responsible for anything from terrorism to arms smuggling.

One more Hapag-Lloyd’s container ship troubled in harbor, this time in Egypt

One more Hapag-Lloyd’s container ship troubled in harbor, this time in Egypt
STEPAN KOTCHERGA May 13, 2018 https://maritimebulletin.net/2018/05/13/one-more-hapag-lloyds-container-...

Late arrivals common occurrence for container ships at Port of Charleston, elsewhere

Late arrivals common occurrence for container ships at Port of Charleston, elsewhere
15/05/2018 https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/late-arrivals-common-occurrence-for...

Container ships are more frequently arriving late at the Port of Charleston and other seaports, according to a new report from SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.

The US Merchant Marine Fleet Is Dying — And It May Hurt America’s Ability To Wage War Abroad

The US Merchant Marine Fleet Is Dying — And It May Hurt America’s Ability To Wage War Abroad
Tim Johnson, McClatchy May 15, 2018 https://taskandpurpose.com/us-mercant-marine-fleet-military/

The once-mighty U.S. Merchant Marine fleet has nearly collapsed under the weight of high labor costs, zigzagging federal policies and intense competition from abroad, damaging America’s position as the only country in the world able to supply and sustain a long-distance war.

Filipino seaman lost in fishing vessel mishap

Filipino seaman lost in fishing vessel mishap
WILLIAM DEPASUPIL May 15, 2018 http://www.manilatimes.net/filipino-seaman-lost-in-fishing-vessel-mishap...

A Filipino seaman on board a Taiwanese fishing vessel has gone missing after he was swept overboard into the sea by big waves during a stormy night in the Indian Ocean.

Maersk tankers, Torm refuse new Iran business: industry officials

Maersk tankers, Torm refuse new Iran business: industry officials
14 May 2018 https://www.platts.com/latest-news/shipping/singapore/maersk-tankers-tor...

As the countdown begins for the restoration of US sanctions on Iran, many shipping companies such as Maersk Tankers and Torm are already refusing to commit to fresh Iranian business, fearing complications relating to processing of freight and insurance related payments, sources said Monday.

Shipping's financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices

Shipping's financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices
Jonathan Saul, Simon Jessop 15 May 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The shipping industry has long been criticized by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering workers and polluting the sea and sand.

Now, it is being called to account from a quarter that may have a bit more clout - its financial backers.

Norway’s $1 trillion Oil Fund, a leader in ethical investing, in February sold its stake in four firms because they scrap on the beach.

The reason shipping costs are skyrocketing

The reason shipping costs are skyrocketing
Nathaniel Meyersohn May 14, 2018 http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/14/news/companies/truck-drivers-freight-cos...

The biggest companies in America face the same dilemma: A truck driver shortage is squeezing profits.

Explosion Damages Turkish Bulker 'Ince Inebolu' Off Yemen

Explosion Damages Turkish Bulker Off Yemen
2018-05-11 https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/explosion-damages-turkish-bul...

On Thursday, Saudi coalition forces reported that the Turkish bulker Ince Inebolu suffered an explosion of unknown cause while anchored about 70 nm off the port of Hodeidah, Yemen.

Japan Catches Up With Shipping Consolidation

Japan Catches Up With Shipping Consolidation
Costas Paris and Chieko Tsuneoka May 11, 2018 https://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-catches-up-with-shipping-consolidatio...

MOL, K-Line and NYK Line pump $3 billion into Ocean Network Express, which is now world’s sixth-largest container operator

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