1. Drug Smugglers Raid
and coast guard vessels intercepted and boarded the Hapag-Lloyd boxship "Rotterdam Express" after the ships crew reported the presence of unknown persons on board while it was 12 nautical miles off Cartagena. The officials found and detained ten unauthorized
people. They also discovered and seized 185 kilos of cocaine in a search of the containers.
taking waste paper and textiles, a number of other recyclable materials as well as Vanadium slag from overseas. However, in January as part of Beijings efforts to improve the environment it announced it would ban such imports effective from March 1. Drewry
estimates that the ban could take 4m to 5m teu of business away from the worlds containerlines. https://goo.gl/Rvm2qK
out to the bulker on a pilot boat to serve notice of the bulker’s arrest. Kemp transferred over to the vessel’s pilot ladder, and as he was nearing the top, "he paused for about two minutes before falling backwards" into the water. The South African Maritime
Safety Authority (SAMSA) estimated the distance of the fall to be at least 25 feet.
Milad Aravi, Majid Naqian and Mohammad Kavousi, the agency reported. The semi-official Fars news agency said that the three were Iranian. The Iranian government is trying to get the bodies of the three crew members back to Iran, according to ISNA.
hours, work rules or plans for privatization; a strike over road conditions is relatively unusual. The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) described its concerns as a matter of safety for its members. People defecate, sleep, cook, wash clothes, bathe
and do whatever they like on the road.
fallen substantially allowing vessel sailings on the entire stretch, the river flood monitoring agency said. Some vessel speed restrictions, however, remain in north Germany, it said. Rising water levels mean vessels do not have enough space to sail under
that ferry dry bulk commodities, shed 5 points, or 0.41 percent, at 1,214 points. The panamax index was down 7 points, or 0.47 percent, at 1,485 points, after rising to over 5-week highs in the previous session.
The chaos, with coal piling up at mines and ports after a week of heavy snowfall, comes two weeks before the week-long Spring Festival holiday, when hundreds of millions of people travel vast distances home to celebrate with their families. The severe weather
and congestion prompted four of Chinas top utilities to warn last week of heating and electricity shortages.
Taichung in Taiwan to South Korea. Several floating life jackets have been spotted, and the search and rescue mission continues. Last year, a Mongolian cargo ship split in two in the Black Sea. The 11-man crew was rescued by Turkish authorities. Mongolia is
currently on the Tokyo MOU’s black list with 64 detentions out of 383 inspections between 2014 and 2016.
because they did not take full advantage of the reduced tariffs offered by the FTAs that the EU as a bloc has signed with a variety of both developed and developing countries. This report challenges some enduring myths on preference utilization in free trade
agreements, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said.
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