General Average and Salvage security is yet to be posted on one third of the undamaged containers onboard the Yantian Express which suffered a cargo fire on 3 January.

Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL) has sold its Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) for $1.78bn to a consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP).

Cosco Shipping Holdings is to sell the Overseas Orient International Ltd's (OOIL) Long Beach Terminal business to satisfy the requirments of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in its takeover of the Hong Kong-based container line.

CMA CGM is pushing the envelope in boosting customer satisfaction with the launch of its connected containers product TRAXENS by CMA CGM.

In the great scheme of things, the Pacific Island communities rarely feature, occasional exceptions including the powerful interventions of the Marshall Islands at the recent IMO climate debates.

Russia has suspended the handling of dangerous goods and bunkering at the Port of St Petersburg over a two month period around the FIFA World Cup.

There are new security recommendations for shipowners transiting the southern part of the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb as threats from the conflict in Yemen spill over into the busy commercial shipping lane.

Intercargo has expressed deep concern over the latest piracy attack off Nigeria in which 10 seafarers were kidnapped from a bulk carrier on 14 December.

Singapore ship manager Thome Group has opened a 24/7 operations hub for its globally managed fleet.

The Liberian Registry has launched a cyber and ship security computer-based training (CBT) programme that provides a comprehensive overview of cyber-security issues, including concepts such as malware, network security, identity theft, risk management, and other common threats to maritime security. 

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