P&O Sues U.K. Over No-Deal Brexit Settlement With Eurotunnel

By Jonathan Browning (Bloomberg) — P&O Ferries Ltd. sued the British government over its handling of no-deal Brexit preparations, saying that a 33 million-pound ($42 million) settlement with a rival failed to treat all the companies equally. The ferry firm said the U.K.’s last-minute deal with the owners of the Channel Tunnel was “irrational” and […]

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Super Sniffer Drones and Jail: Regulators Get Tough on Shipping

By Jack Wittels and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Teams of drones are about to start policing the skies of some of the world’s busiest shipping ports. Their target? Environmental rule-breakers. It might sound — and look — like something out of a Marvel Avengers movie, but for many ports around the world, these so-called sniffer […]

Persian Gulf Now Most Risky for Oil Tankers Since Last Iraq War

By Alex Longley (Bloomberg) — Not since 2005 have the world’s insurers considered shipping in the Persian Gulf so dangerous for oil tankers. The Joint War Committee of London’s Lloyd’s Market Association said Friday that it would expand its so-called ‘listed areas’ — those regions that pose the greatest risks for shipping, and potentially warranting higher insurance […]

TOTE Selected as Construction Manager for New Multi-Mission Training Ship

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded Jacksonville-based TOTE Services the contract to serve as the Vessel Construction Manager for the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel that will operate as a training platform for future mariners as well as support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in times of need. The contract was awarded Tuesday by Maritime […]

North Korea Warns U.S. Over Seized Ship at Rare U.N. News Conference

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (Reuters) – North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had violated its sovereignty in a move that could affect “future developments” between the countries. North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Kim Song […]

Unmanned 12-Meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without Crew

TOLLESBURY, England, May 21 (Reuters) – Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world’s first transatlantic crossing without a crew. The USV Maxlimer, an unmanned surface vessel, is bound for the south coast of England and will conduct deep sea surveys on the way, guided by […]

Why it is time for you to take another look at Satellite AIS Data

Modern data analytics are making AIS data more relevant than ever before. The maritime space is undergoing a digital revolution, innovators worldwide are applying advanced analytics and data fusion to create solutions to specific business challenges for all maritime sub-sectors and satellite AIS data is crucial to these. The collection and delivery of AIS Data […]