Angolan National Fuel Society (Sonangol), the Angola's state oil company, has sold 31.78 percent of the stake it held in Puma Energy, for 600 million U. S. dollars, according to a press release reaching Xinhua here.
The Dubai Police responded to 65 distress calls sent from small boats and large vessels through its Sail Safely maritime help service.
The battle lines are being drawn in the debate to accelerate the restart of cruises from American ports. The industry is continuing its lobbying efforts and pushing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for action while U.S. senators and representatives are introducing legislation but, in a surprise move, other senators are now calling on the CDC to maintain its position not risking a new health crisis.
As part of the ongoing debate on the means to achieve decarbonization for the maritime industry, the World Bank weighs in on the issue with a series of new research reports providing its perspective for policymakers and the industry. While it concludes that there are major opportunities, the international financial organization dismisses the long-term role of LNG instead joining the growing support for ammonia and hydrogen as the most promising future fuels for shipping.
Croatian police in cooperation with customs authorities announced their third major seizure of cocaine this year arriving at the port of Ploce smuggled inside containers arriving from South America. Croatian officials said that smugglers appear to be targeting the ports of Southern Europe in response to increased enforcement efforts across Europe.
Container volumes handled by Mundra Port in the Indian state of Gujarat expanded by 18 percent in its 2021 fiscal year, overtaking Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). Mundra handled nearly 5.7 million TEU of cargo over the course of the fiscal year ending March 31, while JNPT handled only around 4.7 million TEUs over the same period - a decline of seven percent year-on-year.