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IBM launches autonomous ship project

IBM has joined a new global consortium which is developing building unmanned, fully-autonomous ships. The aim is for the ships to cross the Atlantic, carrying cargo and, one day, passengers.

Marine industry aims for low-sulfur fuel by 2020

A push is on to lower emissions produced from shipping, focusing on the use of low sulfur fuels. A target has been set to significantly reduce limits into 2020. To assist shipping fleets, a new standard has been issued.

New digital network to transform the pharmaceutical supply chain

The company TraceLink has launched its Digital Network Platform. The aim is to develop new supply chain operating models based on the patient, and with driving network members to work together for better traceability and standards.

British-flagged tanker docks in Dubai after Iran release

Dubai - The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero docked in Dubai on Saturday after sailing from the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas where it was held for more than two months, according to pool footage and a tracking website.

British-flagged tanker sets sail after Iran release

Tehran - The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, set sail Friday and reached international waters, the provincial maritime organisation and its owner said.

Seized oil tanker sets sail: Iran authorities

Tehran - The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, set sail Friday, an Iranian shipping organisation said.

Tanker seized by Iran 'preparing to leave' harbour: Swedish owner

Stockholm - British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, seized by Iran more than two months ago, was preparing Friday to leave harbour after being given final clearance by Iranian authorities, its Swedish owner said.

US waged cyberattack on database used by Iran to target tankers: NYTimes

Washington - The United States staged a secret cyberattack in June against a database used by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to plot attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, The New York Times reported.

Iran says US Gulf mission will 'increase insecurity'

Tehran - Iran's defence minister said Thursday that the formation of a US-led flotilla in the Gulf would "increase insecurity" and any Israeli involvement would have "disastrous consequences" for the region.

Iran ships stranded in Brazil to depart this weekend: officials

Rio De Janeiro - Two Iranian ships stranded off the coast of Brazil for weeks will set sail this weekend, officials said Saturday, after a court ordered state oil giant Petrobras to fill up the vessels.

Brazil's Petrobras refuses to refuel Iran ships due to US sanctions

Rio De Janeiro - US-listed Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras said Friday it will not refuel two Iranian vessels that have been stuck for weeks at a Brazilian port for fear of violating American sanctions.

US wants coalition to protect strategic Gulf waters: general

Washington - The US aims to form a coalition to guarantee freedom of navigation in strategic Gulf waters amid fraught relations between Washington and Tehran, a top general told media on Tuesday.

US alleges tanker hit by mine resembling Iran's

Fujairah - A Japanese-owned tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week was damaged by a limpet mine resembling those used by Iran, the US military said Wednesday, as the Islamic republic slammed accusations against it.

Japan tanker hit by mine resembling Iran's: US army

Fujairah - A Japanese tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week was damaged by a limpet mine resembling Iranian mines, the US military in the Middle East said on Wednesday.

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Tehran - Iran's defence minister "categorically rejected" Wednesday accusations that Tehran was behind two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, describing evidence presented by Washington as "unsubstantiated", official news agency IRNA reported.

Moscow warns against 'baseless accusations' over tanker attacks

Moscow - The Kremlin on Sunday warned against "baseless accusations" over last week's attacks in the Gulf of Oman on two oil tankers, blamed by Washington and Riyadh on Iran."Such incidents can undermine the foundations of the world economy.

Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Sunday that the US will guarantee free passage through the vital Strait of Hormuz, as he accused Iran of recent attacks on oil tankers and the downing of a US drone.

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

Dubai - Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran.

Damaged Japanese tanker arrives at UAE anchorage

Dubai - A Japanese tanker, attacked in the Gulf in an incident that sparked a new standoff between Washington and Tehran, "arrived safely" Sunday at an anchorage off the UAE, its management said.

Saudi Arabia urges 'decisive' response to threats against energy supplies

Apo - Saudi Arabia's energy minister on Saturday called for a "swift and decisive" response to threats against energy supplies following twin attacks on tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel.

Gulf powers urge action to secure energy supplies as tankers port-bound

Dubai - Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Saturday called for decisive action to protect energy supplies amid a tense US-Iran standoff as two tankers attacked in a vital Gulf shipping channel headed to port.

Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port

Dubai - A Japanese tanker, one of two vessels attacked in sensitive Gulf waters this week, was heading to port on Saturday, its owners said.

UN chief pushes for probe of Gulf tanker attacks

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war.

Iran not seeking war with US, sending warning: analysts

Dubai - Amid an intensifying war of words following dual tanker attacks in the Gulf, Iran is not seeking open conflict with the United States but is sending a warning to Washington, analysts say.

Trump pins tanker attacks on Iran, dismisses shipping lane threat

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday doubled down in accusing Iran of executing explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the incident had Iran "written all over it.

Trump blames Iran in tanker blasts, says sea lane not at risk

Washington - US President Donald Trump declared Friday that a mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman had Iran "written all over it," rejecting Tehran's denial that it had any involvement.

Iran denies tankers attack as tensions soar

Dubai - Iran dismissed as "baseless" Friday US accusations that it carried out twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring.

Iran 'responsible' for Gulf of Oman attacks: Pompeo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, and said it was taking the case to the UN Security Council.

What we know about the Gulf tanker attacks

Nicosia - Suspected attacks left two tankers in flames in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, bumping up oil prices and further raising regional tensions triggered by a bitter US-Iran standoff.

Suspected tanker attacks risk sparking conflict: analysts

Dubai - Suspected attacks on tankers at the mouth of the oil-rich Gulf threaten to block vital crude supplies to the world and trigger an all-out conflict involving Iran, analysts said Thursday.
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