Middle East

Captain of ‘Cosco Hope’ Under Investigation over Port Said Fire

6th May, 2016

Prosecutors were in Port Said and were mulling arresting the captain of the 13,100 teu Cosco Hope after the ship caused millions of dollars of damag. . Read More

Al Qaeda in Yemen Poses Growing Threat to Shipping, says Naval Force

5th May, 2016

Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts by Yemeni . . Read More

Iran Bans Shipment of ‘Chevrolet’ Cars

4th May, 2016

Iran has banned the import of Chevrolet cars, a week after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised imports of U.S. autos and asked the govern. . Read More

Fire Erupts after Container Ship Hits Gantry Crane in Egypt’s Port Said

4th May, 2016

A fire broke out at Egypt’s Port Said on 2 may midnight after a container ship hit a gantry crane while leaving the Suez Canal Container Terminal. . Read More

Grounded Container Ship ‘MSC Fabiola’ Refloated in Suez Canal

3rd May, 2016

The shipping agency GAC reports that the grounded 12,500 TEU container ship MSC Fabiola was refloated in the early hours of Saturday, April 30, and. . Read More

Milaha takes Delivery of Biggest Qatari Lift Boat

2nd May, 2016

Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Es. . Read More

Grounded Container Ship ‘MSC Fabiola’ Blocks Suez Canal

30th April, 2016

The container vessel MSC Fabiola went aground Thursday at the southern end of the Suez Canal, reportedly blocking traffic. “For the ship to ru. . Read More

Braemar Announces Appointment of David Faulkner as Manager – Ports and Harbours – Middle East

26th April, 2016

Braemar has announced the appointment of David Faulkner as ‘Manager, Ports and Harbours (Middle East)’. David is a Master Mariner and pilot and wi. . Read More

Yemeni and Emirati Soldiers Seize Seaport of Mukalla from Al Qaeda

25th April, 2016

Yemeni and Emirati soldiers seized Yemen’s seaport of Mukalla from al Qaeda fighters on Sunday, depriving the group of the seaport that enabled . . Read More

GAC Announces New Appointments in Group Management Team

25th April, 2016

Global shipping, logistics and marine service provider GAC has announced two new appointments within its Group Management team. Håkan Wester takes on. . Read More

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