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Attacking Gulf oil routes exposes alternatives to Hormuz

Dubai - Attacks on Saudi and UAE oil assets built to bypass the Strait of Hormuz, a strategically important waterway in the Gulf, have raised fears that alternative routes could be vulnerable.

Saudi Arabia says oil facility attacks target world supplies

Apo - Saudi Arabia, the world's top crude exporter, said Wednesday that attacks on two of its tankers and a major oil pipeline had targeted the security of global crude supplies.

Riyadh says oil facility attacks target world supplies

Apo - Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that attacks on two of its oil tankers and a major pipeline targeted not only its own security but that of the world's supplies.

Could Gulf tensions lead to Iran-US war?

Paris - A surge of tensions in the Gulf has shown the risk of a military confrontation between arch-foes Iran and the United States, even if any conflict would likely be marked by guerrilla warfare rather than full-scale battles, analysts say.

Saudi shuts major oil pipeline after Huthi drone attacks

Apo - Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels shut down one of Saudi Arabia's major oil pipelines Tuesday, further ratcheting up Gulf tensions after the mysterious sabotage of several tankers.

North Korea demands return of US-seized cargo ship

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday demanded the return of a cargo ship seized by Washington last week for violating international sanctions, calling it an "unlawful and outrageous act".

Oil tankers 'sabotaged' as Gulf tensions soar

Fujairah - Four ships, including two Saudi oil tankers, were damaged in mysterious "sabotage attacks" that have inflamed Gulf tensions amid a standoff between the United States and Iran.

Saudi oil tankers hit by 'sabotage attacks' as Gulf tensions soar

Apo - Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were damaged in "sabotage attacks" in the Gulf as tensions soared in a region already shaken by a standoff between the United States and Iran.

Two Saudi tankers damaged in 'sabotage attack' off UAE

Apo - Two Saudi oil tankers were damaged in a "sabotage attack" off the United Arab Emirates coast, the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday, quoting the Saudi energy minister.

Iran oil tanker forced to seek repairs in Saudi port

Tehran - An Iranian tanker was forced to seek repairs at a Saudi port after suffering "engine failure and loss of control", the Iranian oil ministry's SHANA news agency reported Thursday.

Dutch container search reveals rare ancient shipwreck

Den Haag - Dutch maritime investigators searching for missing containers washed overboard during a North Sea storm have accidentally stumbled on a 16th-century shipwreck, the oldest such a find to date, officials revealed on Wednesday.

US sanctions Chinese ships over N.Korea sanctions

Washington - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Chinese shipping companies for doing business with North Korea, vowing to keep strictly enforcing sanctions on Pyongyang even amid top-level diplomacy.

Going greener: Finland's new gas-fuelled icebreaker

Tornio - The steel behemoth pushes ahead, crunching the ice as it navigates the northernmost tip of the Baltic, considered one of the most polluted seas in the world. But unlike other icebreakers spewing diesel, this state-of-the-art ship boasts cleaner fuel.

Surge in piracy off West Africa in 2018: maritime watchdog

Kuala Lumpur - Pirate attacks rose worldwide in 2018 due to a surge off West Africa, a maritime watchdog said Wednesday, calling for increased international cooperation to halt the spate of hijackings and kidnappings.

US warns to stay away from Iranian shipping

Washington - The United States on Wednesday warned all ports and insurance companies to steer clear of Iranian ships, which it called a "floating liability" after the imposition of sweeping US sanctions.

'Attack' on Swiss ship off the Nigerian coast: Bern

Port Harcourt - A Swiss-operated ship has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, Switzerland's foreign ministry said late Saturday, amid reports that 12 crew members had been kidnapped by pirates.

Tanker missing in Gulf of Guinea found

Tbili - A tanker with 19 Georgian and Russian sailors that went missing for over a week in the Gulf of Guinea has been found off the coast of Congo, Tbilisi said on Friday, although the reason for its disappearance remained unclear.

New shipping solution based on blockchain

Technology giant IBM has teamed up with the integrated transport and logistics company Maersk for a new blockchain shipping solution.

CMA CGM connects up with AI startup for improved shipping

Major shipping company, CMA CGM Group, has entered into a partnership with San Francisco-based startup Shone, with a focus on improved artificial intelligence for maritime transportation.

UN asks oil traders to shore up sanctions on North Korea

New York - UN sanctions experts are asking global commodity trading firms and oil companies to spell out what measures they are taking to prevent illegal oil shipments from reaching North Korea, the panel's coordinator said Tuesday.

Transworld announces digital transformation shipping project

The Transworld Group of companies has announced its latest progress in relation to its digital transformation of its shipping activities. The group will leverage technology enabled solutions and customer connect e-platforms.

OOCL partners Microsoft on AI

Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) and Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) are to work together on applying artificial intelligence research to the shipping industry.

World shipping industry agrees to halve carbon emissions by 2050

London - Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation on Friday struck a deal to halve carbon dioxide emissions from shipping by 2050 in a deal that will force the industry to redesign fleets.

Stricken ship crushes wooden mansion on Istanbul's Bosphorus

Istanbul - A cargo vessel crossing through the Bosphorus in Istanbul crashed into a waterside mansion on Saturday due to a technical fault, crushing the fragile wooden building.The Maltese-flagged Vitaspirit lost control and ploughed into the edifice.

Trump wants Amazon to increase how much it pays US Post Office

President Donald Trump has circled back to his criticism of Amazon in recent weeks, tweeting that he wanted Amazon to stop using the US Post Office "as their Delivery Boy."

UN blacklists dozens of ships, businesses over N. Korea smuggling

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday blacklisted 27 ships, 21 companies and a businessman for helping North Korea circumvent sanctions, as the United States keeps up pressure on Pyongyang despite its recent overtures toward talks, diplomats said.

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach

Toukyo - Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said.

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions violation

Toukyo - Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by North Korea to the UN Security Council after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a Belize-registered tanker and a North Korean one.

Dutch shipper slams 'toxic' court case

Rotterdam - A Dutch shipping group blamed for dumping vessels with harmful waste on Turkish and Indian beaches accused prosecutors Wednesday of waging a "populist" campaign against them, based on emotive environmental issues.

Dutch shipping bosses in court over 'toxic' ship dumping

Den Haag - Six Dutch shipping company bosses will appear before a Rotterdam court Wednesday accused of deliberately dumping old ships on the beaches of India and Turkey.
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