Monthly Archives: December 2021

THREE SHIPS WITH FAKE IDENTITIES SEIZED AT INDIAN SCRAPYARDS

28 DEC 2021  Indian officials are reporting that they are detaining three vessels that arrived at the scrapyards in Alang earlier this month under false pretenses. Government officials said on December 20 that they are planning to confiscate the vessels that are currently in the anchorage at Bhavnagar where vessels …

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2021 PORT CONGESTION REPORT

30 DEC 2021 Introduction Vessel and port congestion levels in 2021 so far have been unprecedented, significantly impacting capacity in the Container and Bulker sectors and disrupting global supply chains. Global shipping congestion in 2021 has been profound in many ways. From Covid-19 related port disruptions, the continuation of the …

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TANKER CREW ACCUSED OF STEALING $1.2M WORTH OF DIESEL FROM THEIR SHIP

29 DEC 2021  Fuel theft is a classic form of maritime piracy, and it was common in Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Guinea for many years – but rarely did it involve the active participation of the entire crew. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency says it is investigating a …

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TOP TEN NEWS STORIES OF 2021

31 DEC 2021  Between the cruise shutdown, the grounding of a giant boxship in the Suez Canal and the uneasy situation in the South China Sea, 2021 was a banner year for news. The grounding of the Ever Given was far and away the most captivating story of the year, attracting about 400,000 page views …

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BANGLADESHI FERRY’S OWNERS RUN FROM THE LAW AFTER FATAL FIRE

27 DEC 2021  Seven shipowners and senior officers connected to the ferry Abhijan-10 (Expedition-10) are on the run after a deadly fire broke out aboard the vessel on Friday night (24TH DEC EARLY MORNING), according to local media. One owner has already been arrested in connection with the disaster, and the other three are …

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2021: SHIPPING’S YEAR OF FAME

30 DEC 2021  In his new book, Outside the Box, Marc Levinson aptly defines our modern era as the “age of stuff.” We literally populate the four walls that we call home with furniture, electronics and garments shipped from distant lands. But historically, the industry that has been behind the 80 percent …

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HOW MUCH EXERCISE WORKS BEST FOR CONTROLLING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE

29 DEC 2021 When it comes to exercise for heart health, you don’t want to peak too early in life. Recent research suggests that if you want to protect yourself against high blood pressure as you age, you need to play the long game and keep your exercise levels up …

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ANTI-CHINA PROTESTS IN GWADAR MAY EVOLVE INTO A PORT BLOCKADE

28 DEC 2021  As a strategic economic investment for China, Gwadar is in jeopardy. A couple of months back, 70-year-old housewife Masi Zainab asked a charismatic local political leader, Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman Baloch, to help mount a protest for the rights of the citizens of Gwadar, a port city in southwestern Pakistan. Within …

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NIGERIA PROMOTES DECLINE IN PIRACY IN GULF OF GUINEA

27 DEC 2021  Nigerian authorities are seeking to highlight the decline of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea as they work to rehabilitate the reputation of the region and attract new investments.  They are promoting the overall decline in activity while saying that they are working to expand the efforts …

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