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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Kanoo Shipping Acquires Wallem South Africa

Vessel Management and Freight & Logistics.   The strategic acquisition by the fully owned business division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) will give it access to all South African ports as well as clients in Mozambique, Namibia and other destinations in the southern parts of the Indian Ocean.    Handling its first vessel in 1911, Kanoo Shipping now operates in 20 countries, covering all principal ports and offshore tanker loading terminals around the Arabian Peninsula, including Iraq and assists with over 17,000 ship calls a year through a network that covers all ports

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Crew Kidnapping Rising in Gulf of Guinea - Dryad

In contrast to the substantial numbers of reported incidents across Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean in recent years, maritime crime now appears to have stabilised in these regions according to the latest Q2 maritime crime statistics released by Dryad Maritime today.   There have been 34 incidents of maritime crime and piracy reported across Southeast Asia during the second quarter of 2016, taking the total for the first half of the year to 49. This is a 66% reduction for the half yearly total when compared to the first six months of 2015. However, despite the global downturn, maritime

New Growth Record at French Port

trades dropped 15% on 2.4MT but ro-ro traffic contributed a 4% gain to 3.8MT, including 170,260 trailers and 165,500 import/export cars – both up 6%.  Box throughput was boosted by four new services from Marseille and two from Fos - extending intra-Mediterranean, West Africa and Indian Ocean/Oceania coverage – and by capacity increases of up to 60% on the O3 (Asia/US) and G6 (Asia) alliances operating through Fos.  A new Marseille-Middle East con-ro service is now about to start, as well as a ro-ro line serving Civitavecchia (Rome).      Pre-

Ret. Navy Director Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems

threat analysis and systems integration.   Reid, a native of Texas, enlisted with the United States Navy at the Armed Forces Enlistment Center in Houston, Texas in November 1976. During his active duty service, he completed major deployments to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Ocean during the fall of Tehran. He also transited the Panama Canal, participated in deterrence operations off the coast of Nicaragua and Law Enforcement operations in support of the Coast Guard in the Caribbean, including the seizure of the civilian freighter Durango Kiss.   Reid completed Officer

Crime DOES Pay: Denmark Compensates Suspected Pirates

the prosecutor in Copenhagen said. Official Somali figures show 43 percent of the population lives on less than one dollar a day. The nine Somalis were charged with piracy after an attempt to hijack the tanker vessel Torm Kansas, which had been chartered by shipping company Torm, in the western Indian Ocean on Nov 10, 2013. Danish Navy support ship Esben Snarre seized the nine suspected pirates on the high seas after the unsuccessful hijacking and held them for 13 days before they were brought before a judge via a video link. He found them not guilty. According to Danish law, a citizen cannot

Peter Astbury - Senior Negotiator Ship and Yacht Contingency Response

High Seas Becoming Less Secure

at the Port Security Summit Conference in London, on Thursday 27th November, MAST’s senior ship and yacht contingency response negotiator, Peter Astbury, said: “They are sullen seas and they are becoming less secure for the people who sail them.” He added: “Although the Indian Ocean is relatively quiet at the moment, the overall political direction of Somalia is far from settled. Things could change very quickly and with very little notice. The prevalence of piracy, cargo theft and crew kidnaps in the Gulf of Guinea is well reported and it seems to be re-emerging east of

Port Réunion to Become Strategic Maritime Hub

Visit of the President of the French Republic François Hollande to the Reunion Island Rodolphe Saadé intends to turn Port Réunion into CMA CGM Group strategic maritime hub in the Indian Ocean; New sourcing and export opportunities for the Reunion Island economic players; new strategic hub for CMA CGM at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa The CMA CGM Group announced Rodolphe Saadé, Vice-Chairman, was with President Hollande to Reunion Island to lay the cornerstone for the future Port of Reunion Island. During the ceremony, Rodolphe Saadé signed a

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Quantum of the Seas to Embark on World Tour in 2015

Odyssey will open for sale on May 20, 2014, for Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members and on May 22 for the general public. Quantum of the Seas will sail its nearly two-month, epic journey around the world via the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. Guests aboard the Quantum Global Odyssey will have the opportunity to enjoy all the Quantum-class innovations, while visiting a curated collection of fascinating destinations for an experience only found on Royal Caribbean.   Alternatively, vacationers can choose among five sailings

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