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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Regional :: Middle East

Shipbuilding executive cleared in US fraud case

Jean Boustani, a salesman for Privinvest, an Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder, was acquitted of three counts of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering

Shipbuilding Law

Shipping used to police sanctions, forum hears

Unilateral US bans on Iranian shipping, oil and petrochemical exports in place throughout 2019 have placed global shipping at the forefront of geopolitical unrest as companies and owners grapple with the trading and commercial implications

Middle East and Africa Iran

Investor shuns Qatar newbuilding investment on governance concerns

So-called ESG policies, considering environment, social and governance principles, are increasingly important in investment capital decisions, says Marine Capital chief executive Tony Foster

International Tankers and Gas

Cosco Shipping and Qingdao Port to jointly own Abu Dhabi Terminal

The facility, the first terminal in which the CSP holds a controlling stake in the Middle East, handled 228,959 teu for the first nine months of 2019

Containers Ports and Logistics

Qatar goes it alone with diversification plans

Cutting down logistics costs will be critical for Qatar’s ambitions to diversify its economy beyond energy

Middle East and Africa Qatar

Qatar announces 64% boost in LNG production capacity

Although Qatar is facing increased competition from other exporters of LNG, energy minister Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi recently said he was unconcerned by the price outlook given Qatar Petroleum’s position as a low-cost producer of gas

Qatar Tankers and Gas

France plans European naval mission for Strait of Hormuz

About 10 European and non-European countries could join the new naval mission

United Arab Emirates Political and Trade

Lloyd’s List SAMEA Awards celebrates maritime excellence across the board

Abu Dhabi Ports Co, Allcargo Logistics, AISSOT, law firm HFW, CMA CGM and the stakeholders driving the Poseidon principles and the Getting to Zero Coalition have received awards at this year’s Lloyd’s List SAMEA Awards

Events Middle East and Africa

Prominent lawyer Rita Al Semaani Jansen gets top honour at Lloyd’s List SAMEA awards

Rita Al Semaani Jansen, who arrived in Dubai in 1992 and is now a partner at Ince, has won the Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award for the softer skills of mentoring, inspiration, and encouragement

Lloyds List Awards People
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Set Alert for Lloyd's List Regions :: Africa

Pirates abduct seafarers from tanker off Nigeria

Pirates boarded the Hong Kong-flagged Nave Constellation on Tuesday after it had departed Bonny Offshore Terminal, Lloyd’s List Intelligence reports

Tankers and Gas Piracy and Security

Shipbuilding executive cleared in US fraud case

Jean Boustani, a salesman for Privinvest, an Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder, was acquitted of three counts of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering

Shipbuilding Law

South African operator rejects criticism of LNG

The owner of South Africa’s first LNG bunkering terminal has called into question the motives of those in the shipping industry who criticise the fuel

South Africa LNG

Mozambique LNG signs off on $400m development loan

The Mozambique LNG project is ‘largely de-risked’ since almost 90% of the production is already sold through long-term contracts with key buyers in Asia and Europe, according to the venture’s operator Total

Tankers and Gas LNG

Crew abducted from vessel off Equatorial Guinea

Seven crew were abducted by assailants while the anchor handler was carrying out offshore field operations

Singapore Offshore

Houthi militia seizes Saudi tug in Red Sea

South Korea has reportedly demanded the release of the vessel and its crew, but the Houthi group wants to run ownership checks before committing to a release

Saudi Arabia Piracy and Security

Greek owners demand ‘immediate’ action over kidnappings

Owners’ union issues plea for response to ‘unacceptable’ situation in the Gulf of Guinea, hinting at wider industry frustration with unchecked raids on ships

Europe Greece

Pirates abduct four crew members from tanker off Togo

The European Navigation-owned product tanker Elka Aristole was attacked by armed men on Monday

Tankers and Gas Piracy and Security

Pirates seize crew from Norwegian bulker in Gulf of Guinea

The Ugland-owned Bonita supramax was anchored off Benin when pirates abducted members of the crew

Benin Dry Bulk
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