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Taylor Maritime secures loan to fund Grindrod deal

Taylor Maritime Investments says its proposed acquisition of Grindrod Shipping will go ahead after a majority of shareholders voted in favour of the deal

International Dry Bulk

FMC announces interim complaint procedure amid swelling caseload

The US regulator says shippers have increasingly been challenging the detention and demurrage charges levied by ocean carriers

United States Containers

Don’t look for CII workarounds — just make it work

If matters degenerate into a crazy free-for-all where each shipowner does the best for themselves individually, the industry seems collectively bound to reach the worst possible outcome, as if trapped in some real-world version of game theory’s famous prisoners’ dilemma

International Regulation

Iranian tanker at centre of Greek hostage standoff unloads cargo in Syria

Aframax tanker Lana was seized off the coast of Piraeus at the behest of the US. The vessel was said to have loaded crude oil at Iran’s Sirri Island in mid-2021. The aging vessel has now docked at Syria to unload

Greece Iran

Congress passes bill to block US rail shutdown

Both chambers of Congress have passed a bill to impose the White House-brokered tentative agreement on labour unions and railroad carriers

United States Dry Bulk

Top 10 in regulation 2022

The nature of the regulatory debate within shipping is reaching an inflection point when it comes to emissions, but the injection of hugely complex and fluid sanctions has had a notable impact on the industry in 2022

Top 100 People Regulation

Ports warn of risks from Europe’s emission scheme

Cargo lost to transhipment hubs could be lost for good. European Union regulations must ensure diversions do not disadvantage EU terminals

Europe Containers

New US chassis pool approved for southeastern ports

Dubbed the South Atlantic Chassis Pool 3.0, it will serve shippers, ocean carriers and motor carriers across Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

US States International

Biden calls on Congress to end US rail labour dispute

House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on imposing the White House-brokered tentative rail agreement on labour unions and railways

United States Containers
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