Keeping Trade Flowing After Brexit Won’t Be Plain Sailing

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The British government has held talks with shipping firms to secure back-up vessels in case Britain exits the European Union with no trade deal but it is unlikely to make progress as most ships are booked for other business, industry sources say. One source told Reuters that, as well as talking to commercial shipping firms, the … [Read more...]

British Government to Activate Full ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Preparations

By Kylie MacLellan and Sarah Young LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The British government said on Tuesday it would implement plans for a no-deal Brexit in full and begin telling businesses and citizens to prepare for the risk of leaving the European Union without an agreement. Those plans include setting aside space on ferries to ensure a regular flow of medical supplies and … [Read more...]

Pirates Release Crew Kidnapped from Containership Off Nigeria in October

Pirates kidnapped all 11 crew, including eight Polish nationals, from the Pomerenia Sky on October 28 as the ship was bound for the Nigerian port of Onne. WARSAW, Dec 18 (Reuters) - All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October, including eight Polish nationals, are safe and will be reunited with their families, Poland's … [Read more...]

Uniper Intensifies LNG Plans with Japan’s Mitsui OSK for FSRU in Germany

FRANKFURT, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Energy group Uniper on Monday entered agreements with Japanese shipping group Mitsui OSK Lines to handle potential deliveries of liquefied natural (LNG) gas into Germany. Discussions about LNG have flared up recently as the German government wants to diversify away from pipeline gas arriving from Russia, Norway and the Netherlands. Suppliers, … [Read more...]