Debate continues Over U.S. cruise restart

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.


World Bank recommends avoiding LNG as it explores ship decarbonization

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 seize $72M in cocaine as smugglers target ports

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.