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  • 20 June 2017

    The Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said that the Gulf crisis cannot be resolved unless the “siege” is lifted. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, June 19, the Minister said that there can be no dialogue as countries that imposed restrictions on Qatar never gave specific expectations from the country that […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    After a number of Arab countries cut diplomatic and trading ties with Qatar, all vessel traffic from and to the country was suspended by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Namely, relevant authorities informed that all Bahrain ports and territorial waters, as well as all Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports, will remain closed for vessels flying the […]

  • 3 August 2017

    Temporary restrictions are being introduced on the sulfur content of fuel used and the movement of vessels carrying certain types of cargo in Xiamen Bay, China during the BRICS summit in September 2017, Xiamen People’s Government said in a notice. As a result, ships entering the waters of the Port Area of Xiamen Bay are prohibited from […]

  • 19 February 2016

    Based on weather forecasts and water consumption estimates for the upcoming months, the Panama Canal is anticipating the possibility that some time during April 2016 draft restrictions may be imposed to transiting vessels. As informed by the GAC, despite numerous water conservation measures implemented throughout 2015, the ‘El Nino’ phenomenon brought an unusually dry rainy […]

  • 11 February 2016

    There is no justification for restrictions on travel or trade due to the outbreak of the Zika virus, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said in a circular letter. The conclusion was reached at the Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO), convened in February 2016. The announcement comes as maritime industry increases vigilance for any […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Rules & Regulation

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has established regulations to implement a 10-knot speed restriction for all vessels of 19.8 meters or longer in certain locations along the east coast of the US Atlantic seaboard at certain times of the year, GAC informed. As explained, these regulations are designed to protect endangered North Atlantic […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has informed that production from the Huntington field, located in the UK North Sea, will continue at restricted rates until the end of February at the earliest.  The company says that normal operations of the CATS gas transport system, which indirectly restricts Huntington output, will not resume until the end of February. The […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    India issued a restriction banning all Indian seafarers from working on vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.

  • 6 April 2016

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is introducing second draft restrictions effective April 29th, 2016 for all vessels transiting the canal amid dry weather conditions brought about by the El Niño. El Niño has triggered a drought in the Canal Watershed, causing the water level of Gatun Lake to fall substantially below its average for this time of the year. […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued an Advisory to shipping, which sets a draft restriction for all shipping agents, owners and operators working with the Canal. These temporary and preventive measures are due to an anticipated climatic variability event related to El Niño, a climate phenomenon resulting in periodic warming of the tropical Pacific […]

  • 15 August 2007

    Animal rights campaigners are calling for a clampdown on people fishing for crabs in the Mersey. The Vicky Moore Foundation, based in Southport, has said some of those catching shore crabs in the marina at New Brighton are treating them as toys.

  • 1 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Hickling Broad dredging operations may restrict passage close to Hickling Staithe during week days from Monday, 2nd November, 2015 until Friday, 26th February, 2016, the Broads Authority stated. During this period, dredging works will be undertaken between 08:00 and 16:00 daily, excluding weekends. During each period of operation delays of up to 2 hours may […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Short timeframe for compliance with Cuba restrictions worsen impact on Norwegian Cruise Line’s earnings.

  • 12 June 2017

    Qatar is launching a new direct line connecting the Port of Hamad with Omani counterpart, the Port of Sohar, the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications said. The new service enables the country to bypass the Gulf neighbors that imposed restrictions on Qatari ships following a diplomatic fallout earlier this month, and thus mitigate the potential […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Rules & Regulation

    In the latest wave of Cuba restrictions, the Trump administration banned cruise ship stops to the island nation.

  • 9 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The long-term success of offshore wind is being put at risk by restrictions on access to wind turbine performance data that prevent operators from reducing operations and maintenance costs by up to 30%, according to ONYX InSight. Better access to turbine data allows operators to not only reduce their operational costs, but to also generate […]

  • 15 April 2016

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued the third draft restriction amid lower water levels of the Gatun Lake. As of May 9, 2016 the maximum authorized transit draft is set at 11.59 meters Tropical Fresh Water (TFW), the ACP said. Vessels loaded to drafts over 11.59 meters prior to or on April 11, 2016 […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Norway-based dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has reached and agreement to purchase two modern Capesize vessels from affiliates of Hemen Holding Limited. The ships would be bought from the company, indirectely controlled by trusts established by John Fredriksen, at a price of USD 43 million per unit. “We are pleased to be in the […]

  • 26 May 2016

    Based on the present water level of Gatun Lake and the rainfall projections for the upcoming weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has suspended the third draft restriction that was scheduled to be effective 6 June 2016. The maximum authorized transit draft will remain 11.74 meters Tropical Fresh Water (TWF) until further notice. On April 15, the […]

  • 22 March 2016

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has released advisory to shipping containing a draft restriction for all shipping agents, owners and operators due to a lower water level of the Gatun Lake.  Effective April 18, 2016, the maximum authorized transit draft is to be set at 11.89 m Tropical Fresh Water (TFW). Vessels loaded to drafts over […]

  • 30 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has suspended the first draft restriction that was scheduled to go into effect September 8, 2015. Although the level of Gatun Lake is still well below normal levels for this time of the year, and the “El Niño” phenomenon is still present in the region, the amount of rainfall received in […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. relief and development agency ‘Bread for the World’ joined 25 other groups yesterday in opposing increased cargo-preference restrictions in the U.S. Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2014. This provision, described as “obscurely folded into the bill”, would prevent millions around the world from receiving U.S. food aid and cost taxpayers millions […]