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Iran’s Mahan Air launches direct flights to Venezuela

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April 8, 2019 Mahan Air, a private Iranian airline accused by the West of transporting military equipment to Middle East war zones, on Monday launched a direct flight to Venezuela, as Tehran voices support for Caracas against a U.S. backed opposition. Mehr news agency quoted the spokesman of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization Reza Jafarzadeh as […]

North Korea-Flagged Tanker Busted Violating UN Sanctions

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April 8, 2019 A North Korea-flagged tanker was caught violating UN sanctions as it engaged in what is believed to be a ship-to-ship transfer of fuel with an unidentified ship on March 2. The illicit operation was documented by a Royal Navy frigate which was operating in the East China Sea in cooperation with Japan, […]

IMB: Global Piracy Drops by 42 Pct in Q1 2019

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April 8, 2019 The first quarter of 2019 saw fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, compared to the first three months of 2018, a report shows. According to the report issued by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB), there were 38 incidents of piracy and armed robbery at […]

Drewry: Container Shipping Heading to a Better Tomorrow

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April 8, 2019 The container shipping industry is facing an exceptionally high level of uncertainty amid numerous headwinds, according to shipping consultancy Drewry. The uncertainty ranges from the extra cost associated with IMO 2020 and how much carriers will recover from shippers, to the possibility of a trade recession and unknown future engagement by shipowners […]