The privately-owned Multicargas Terminal (T-MULT) of Açu Port, in the north of the State of Rio de Janeiro, is the new option for cabotage trades in Brazil.

The Nigerian authorities have launched a clampdown on vessels that do not comply with the country's cabotage laws detaining a Navigator Gas LPG carrier.

Crowley Maritime Corp has named its LNG-powered vessel El Coqui in a ceremony at JaxPort cruise terminal.

The Nigerian authorities are planning for a strict enforcement of the country’s cabotage laws and say they are on the verge of ending waivers.

Indonesia has relented on planned cabotage rules for the international transport of certain key commodities, with local reports citing trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita as saying that his ministry had revoked the relevant regulation.

The future is in end-to-end management of dry bulk cargoes, especially coal, and Indonesian company Asian Bulk Logistics (ABL) is positioning itself to be ahead of the curve in terms of meeting the requirements of clients as a potential cabotage ruling on certain bulk cargoes from Indonesia looms.

Jakarta-based shipowner and operator Asian Bulk Logistics (ABL) is looking at expanding its horizons beyond the Indonesian market to develop a global bulk shipping fleet, initially launching a programme to expand its network of operations in the Indonesian bulk shipping sector.

The strongest remnants of Malaysia’s domestic shipping sector seem to have taken the impact of the relaxation of cabotage rules in June in their stride and have seen good performances from their container shipping operations.

Following on the heels of a strong protest from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) last week, European shipowners have also spoken out against a decree imposing a cabotage policy on certain commodities that Indonesia has adopted recently.

ICS has put in a robust response to an Indonesian ruling essentially putting in place a cabotage policy on certain specific dry bulk and vegetable oil cargoes.

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