New regulations that enhance the preparedness levels to tackle oil spills will be the main agenda for the upcoming Oil Spill Preparedness, Response and Recovery Mena 2013 conference in Abu Dhabi.
The event will run from June 16 to
Egypt will raise the fees paid by ships passing through the Suez Canal on Wednesday in an effort to boost revenue as the economy struggles to head off a currency crisis.
The strategic waterway is one of the main sources of foreign
The cruise tourism industry in Dubai is in for a busy 2012-13 season as a record 115 ship calls are expected to bring in more than 400,000 tourists into the emirate till June 10 next year, said top officials of Dubai Department of Tourism
Tourists coming into Bahrain in cruise ships will be given a glimpse of the country's historic desert during treks that will include a pit stop at the famous Tree of Life, said a top official.
They could also be taken for a dr
Pirates have hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker carrying 135,000 metric tonnes of crude oil while in the Arabian Sea off Oman, the vessel's manager said.
Dynacom Tankers Management said it had lost contact with the crew of the MT Smyrni fol
The Saudi Defence Ministry allowed Iranian naval vessels to dock at one of its ports in the Red Sea earlier this month during a training mission, Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry spokesman said.
Saudi defence officials played down the sign
Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean costs the global economy some $7 billion a year, a study said on Wednesday, with ships forced to travel faster over longer routes and increasingly hire armed security guards.
"The question for the shippin
Global marine terminal operator DP World said its facility at Qasim International Container Terminal (QICT) in Pakistan has been boosted to handle round-the-clock visits by large container ships.
DP World said its terminal at the QICT, Pak
The global dry bulk freight market is expected to stay weak throughout 2012 and into 2013 due to an oversupply of ships, a senior executive of major ship brokerage Braemar Seascope said on Tuesday.
The industry has been struggling with a s