To the melancholy list of lives and ships lost and damaged by burning and exploding containers we can now add the 56,642 gross tonnes of Grimaldi’s Grande America, now settling into the mud of the deepest part of the Bay of Biscay.

A Taiwanese cargo ship that sank off the coast of China’s Zhejiang province has left one dead and 10 missing, reports said.

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that it has taken part in the Quadriga sustainable shipping project which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship with wind-assisted propulsion.

A traditional Indian cargo ship reportedly ferrying 69 vehicles from Sharjah to war-torn Yemen has sunk off Oman, local media report.