Transport

Houthi attacks trigger “environmental disaster” and rising freight rates

A Houthi attack on a UK-owned bulk carrier has left an “18-mile oil slick” in the Gulf of Aden, the…

The Panama Canal crisis highlights the need for improved supply chain resilience

The recent Panama Canal crisis highlighted how one break in a supply chain can be very costly for businesses, leaving…

It’s a match: hydrogen fuel cells and the RoPax fleet 

Picture this: it’s 2035, and the expectations of revenue-generating passengers and cargo owners in the roll-on/roll-off passenger ferry (RoPax) market…

Signal: transport job hirings in Panama decline during drought

Transport job hirings in Panama have declined in the second half of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022…

The race to ship in the Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea is the site of feverish ship and port-building at present. With sanctions over the war in Ukraine…

Signal: UN sounds alarm on food security as Israel shipping traffic stalls

A significant drop-off in shipping activity at Israeli ports is threatening food security in the occupied Palestinian territories amid escalating…

Signal: first large grain ship evades Russia’s Black Sea blockade

The Aroyat bulker has safely reached the Port of Haydarpaşa in Istanbul, Türkiye, marking the first large ship carrying grain…

Signal: US targets Turkey with unprecedented shipping sanctions

The US State Department has imposed sanctions on five Turkish shipping and trade companies for repairing Russian Defence Ministry vessels,…

Signal: Mexico enlists UN help to tackle drug trafficking in Port of Manzanillo

Amid a sharp decline in foreign direct investment (FDI), the Mexican government and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime…

Ukraine to bypass Russia’s Black Sea grain blockade through Croatian ports

Ukraine will reportedly begin exporting grain via Croatian ports to skirt Russia’s ongoing blockade of the Black Sea ship routes.…

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