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Qatar's maritime sector continued to be busy in May despite virus woes

Qatar's maritime sector continued to be busy in May despite virus woes

Qatar's maritime sector continued to be busy in May this year, amidst Covid-19, as more vessels called on Hamad, Doha and Al Ruwais ports and there was a double-digit monthly expansion in the handling ...

28 feared dead after Solomons ferry ignores storm warning

28 feared dead after Solomons ferry ignores storm warning

At least 28 ferry passengers were swept overboard in a powerful storm off the Solomon Islands, reports said Saturday, with the captain unaware he had lost anyone until the boat docked.

Centre for specialised maritime training gets Transport ministry accreditation

Centre for specialised maritime training gets Transport ministry accreditation

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has accredited the Qatar International Safety Centre (QISC) to be the first facility of its kind to provide specialised maritime training in Qatar.

UK joins US-led maritime mission in Gulf

UK joins US-led maritime mission in Gulf

Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

Philippines refloats tourism plans for disputed South China Sea island

The Philippines is aiming to strengthen its claims in the South China Sea by potentially building hotels for tourists on its biggest island in the disputed waterway, officials said Tuesday.

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a ‘hit and run’.

S’hail Shipping and Maritime Services carries 2mn+ tonnes of dry bulk cargo internationally in 2018

S’hail Shipping and Maritime Services carries 2mn+ tonnes of dry bulk cargo internationally in 2018

S’hail Shipping and Maritime Services, a private joint stock company held its Annual General Meeting in Doha recently. Within a short span of time, the company has acquired five ships ranging ...

60 migrants feared drowned in Guinea-Bissau capsize

60 migrants feared drowned in Guinea-Bissau capsize

A small boat carrying migrants has capsized off Guinea-Bissau, a port official said, adding that the vessel may have had more than 60 people on board when it set off.

Tourists stranded as Greek ferry workers extend strike

Tourists stranded as Greek ferry workers extend strike

The labour action comes at the tail-end of Europe's summer holiday season, and extra pre-strike ferries were called into action on Sunday to move people at the last minute.

Mwani Qatar, Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority sign agreement

Mwani Qatar, Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority sign agreement

HE Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti and Volodymyr Omelyan also held a meeting where they discussed aspects of co-operation between Qatar and Ukraine in the fields of maritime transport and ports.

Indonesia and India to develop strategic Indian Ocean port

Indonesia and India to develop strategic Indian Ocean port

Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday to step up defence and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta.

Milaha launches container service between Qatar, Iraq

Milaha launches container service between Qatar, Iraq

Milaha, a Doha-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate, launched a direct container feeder service between Qatar and Iraq.