Two cruise ships have joined in the efforts to aid New Orleans and Louisiana in the recovery from the damage left behind from Hurricane Ida. The cruise industry has a long history of working with both public and private enterprises in these situations and currently two ships have been chartered to act as housing for the relief efforts.
The Ever Ace, the world’s largest container ship, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the UK's biggest container port. The Evergreen-operated vessel departed Qingdao, China in July, and she called in Rotterdam and Hamburg to offload a portion of her cargo before arriving at Felixstowe.
French shipping giant CMA CGM has announced the signing of a 35-year agreement with Abu Dhabi (AD) Ports for the development of a $154 million terminal at Khalifa Port. The project will provide the company with a new regional hub to develop its service offering between Abu Dhabi and South Asia, Western Asia, East Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.
The Captain’s Club, the UAE’s biggest, full-service premier boat club, today announced the opening of its seventh location in the country. Located at Al Hamra Marina, Ras Al Khaimah, members are guaranteed access to an expansive fleet of more than 100 boats and yachts across three cities. Everyone from newcomers to seasoned sailors can take to the seas without the hassles of ownership costs, maintenance, and mooring.
The sixth annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference takes place on 23 November in person at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and one of the highlights of the programme is sure to be the opening Session 1, which has the theme ‘Tanker trades - assessing the short and long term picture.’
Mainland business park National Industries Park (NIP) contributes to the UAE’s agenda of enhancing local food production by providing UAE-based companies with the ideal environment to thrive. The Park, which is an emerging hub for manufacturing in the Middle East and is home to over 278 companies including major retail giants, aims to improve the need for self-sufficiency by promoting the use of new technologies for food production.
Global trade at risk of disruption without urgent action on zero-carbon shipping, finds Lloyd’s Register report
New study from maritime professional services organisation points to potential future supply chain upheaval from energy transition uncertainty, with leaders calling for ambition to be turned into immediate action.