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China: Sea ports renege quarantine, promote marine trade

Chinese sea ports removed nucleic acid tests or centralized quarantines for incoming crew members who change shifts, starting on Sunday, as part of the latest moves to optimize COVID-19 response.

Encrypting Vessel ID Data Can Thwart Maritime Piracy

The regulations the International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued in the wake of 9/11 regarding ship location and identification reporting have made it easier to track vessels–but not only for the..

Reconstructing the postwar Black Sea region

The importance of the Black Sea region was made obvious by the invasion of Ukraine, and the area will likely play an important role in postwar reconstruction.

Maritime Transformation: Decarbonisation and Digitalisation

Will the maritime trade industry sink or swim in the perma-crises era of the 21st century?  

Labor Disruptions at World’s Ports Quadruple as Discontent Grows

Labor unrest took an unusually heavy toll on ports around the world last year, and the outlook for continued economic instability could bring even more upheaval to global supply chains in 2023.

Philippines, China Agree on Measures to Manage Maritime Disputes

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Xi Jinping agreed to restart joint oil and gas exploration and set up a direct channel of communication on South China Sea issues.

Weekly Maritime Security Threat Advisory 16th January 2023

Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 16th January 2023.

Libyan court suspends maritime deal with Türkiye

A Libyan court on Monday suspended a maritime and energy exploration deal signed with Türkiye last year as the North African country’s future is continuing to be in crisis amid political turmoil. The..

The Yemen Conundrum

The United States wants to end the war in Yemen, but given its lack of leverage over the Houthis, the few policy options it does have will likely make the situation worse.

Vessel Vulnerabilities: Why Attackers Increasingly Target Maritime

Maritime is at the center of global trade and many sectors rely upon the industry for safe transportation of critical goods. For instance food imports and building supplies. Despite this criticality,..