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Registering Ships Under Saudi Arabia’s Flag Now Takes Less Than 2 Minutes

The growth of the Saudi Arabian flagged fleet by 28 percent in 2018 can be largely attributed to improvements achieved by the country’s maritime authority, Vice Chairman of the General Authority for Transport for the Maritime Transport Sector, Farid...

Dubai Set for Successful New Cruise Season

Dubai has stepped up its drive to attract more cruise travelers and strengthen its position as a leading "cruise hub of the region", and is expecting to welcome more than 200 ship calls and an estimated one million cruise...

Abu Dhabi Ports’ Maqta Gateway, Etisalat Partner Up on Port Digitalization

Abu Dhabi Ports’ Maqta Gateway has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with telecommunications services provider Etisalat in an effort to enable connectivity and bring digital innovation across the port facilities. As explained, the partnership will help transform the port...

UAE Set to Submit Requirements for Second Term Re-Nomination to International Maritime Organization Council

The UAE has confirmed readiness in submitting its file for re-nomination for Category B Membership of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Council, which will be holding its elections on November 29, 2019 in London. The country's nomination for a...

Over 300 Ships Involved in Illegal Registrations

More than 300 vessels globally have been linked to fraudulent ship registries, the Standard Club, a marine insurer, informed. In light of a spike in fraudulent vessel registrations, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is seeking to combat rogue national flag...

North of England Club Warns on Spoofing Email

North of England Club has warned that a spoofing email claiming to be sent from North was circulated on October 24th to a number of correspondents worldwide. The scam email purports to be from a North P&I Club employee with...

Beijing Gives Green Light to CSSC CSIC Merger

China’s State Coucil has officially given approval to the merger between two state-run shipbuilding groups China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), after the two shipbuilders confirmed a plan for a long expected merger in...

Norwegian Hull Club Launches New Protection for Scrubber Risk, LOH, Cyber Clause 380

Norwegian Hull Club (NHC) has launched protection for two high-profile, emerging risks. Its new product is called “Damage To Marine Scrubber Systems: Additional Costs and Loss of Hire Insurance”. The Club said that the cover was a “direct response” to...

Maritime CEO Forum: Scrubber ‘Shenanigans’ and The Blame Game Dominate Tanker Discussion

The Maritime CEO Forum made its European debut yesterday in the swish surroundings of the Monaco Yacht Club with 100 top shipowners gathered to debate key issues facing shipping. Regulators faced plenty of criticism throughout much of the event. During...

Containership fires: It is Time to Take Action, Says IUMI

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has released a new statement on containership fires, nothing that 2019 has already seen an alarming number of container ship fires, including Yantian Express, APL Vancouver, Grande America, ER Kobe and KMTC...
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Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime Discusses With Abu Dhabi Ports Ways to...

Move forms part of continuing efforts to cooperate with various maritime entities The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA) recently visited Abu Dhabi...

Registering Ships Under Saudi Arabia’s Flag Now Takes Less Than 2 Minutes

The growth of the Saudi Arabian flagged fleet by 28 percent in 2018 can be largely attributed to improvements achieved by the country’s maritime...