Russia-Georgia ban on direct flights takes effect and set to impact both countries

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July 9, 2019 The Russia-Georgia ban on direct flights took effect from yesterday (8 July) and will cause economic harm to both countries, according to Swiss-based aviation economic and strategy firm Veritas Global. The company said Russian airlines, which offer 76 per cent of the capacity, will be worst impacted and stand to lose $225 […]

Ethiopian Cargo connects Chongqing with the world

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July 9, 2019 Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has connected Chongqing with Africa and the Americas on a weekly cargo flight. The weekly Boeing 777-200 Freighter service was launched on 26 June and passes through Shanghai – Chongqing – Delhi – Addis Ababa – Lagos – Sao Paulo – Quito – Miami. Located in southwest […]

US: MSC Gayane Subject to Possible Forfeiture

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July 9, 2019 The Neopanamax containership MSC Gayane is “subject to a possible forfeiture” after U.S. authorities found almost 20-tons of cocaine aboard the ship on June 17. Upon application from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the warrant for the seizure of the 2018-built vessel was issued. The country’s Customs and Border […]

IMB: West African Waters World’s Worst for Pirate Attacks

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July 9, 2019 The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals. Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage onboard or kidnapped for ransom worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea, specifically off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, […]

Wärtsilä Unveils 1st Hybrid Installation for Bulk Carriers

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July 9, 2019 The technology group Wärtsilä has achieved a new technology benchmark with the introduction of the marine sector’s first hybrid installation for a bulk carrier. Under the agreement signed on July 8, the system will be installed on the bulk carrier Paolo Topic, built at Onomichi Dockyard in Japan and managed by Marfin […]

British Airways faces record £183m fine for last year’s data breach

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July 8, 2019 British Airways (BA) is facing a record fine of £183 million for last year’s data breach of its security systems and is set to lodge an appeal against the decision. The carrier is owned by International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and said it was “surprised and disappointed” by the penalty from the […]

Cargolux adds third weekly flight to Xiamen ,

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 July 8, 2019 Cargolux Airlines International added a third weekly flight to Xiamen, China on 1 July to meet growing customer demand. The new service CV9721 operates on Mondays, leaving Luxembourg at 08.10h and arriving in Xiamen on Tuesday at 04.40h. The return flight, CV9731 leaves Xiamen at 06.15h and heads to Los Angeles, […]

SAMSA Investigating Bunker Spill off Ngqura Port

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July 8, 2019 South African authorities have launched an investigation to establish the cause of an oil spill that occurred during bunkering off the port of Ngqura near Port Elizabeth. The incident occurred during a fuel transfer operation to the Liberia-flagged MV Chrysanthi S. The Department of Environmental, Forestry and Fisheries released a statement saying […]

Eva Airways says strike to end on July 9

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July 7, 2019 Taiwan’s Eva Airways Corp said on Sunday its cabin crew’s strike will end on Tuesday after it reached an agreement with the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU). The company estimated in a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange the strike – the longest ever for Taiwan’s aviation industry – had cost T$3.02 […]

Libya’s Mitiga airport resumes air traffic following a missile strike

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July 7, 2019 Air space re-opened at the Libyan capital’s only functioning airport, Mitiga, on Sunday after it was halted following a fall of missiles, according to a post on the Mitiga airport authority’s Facebook page. The airport authority added that the carrier companies will begin receiving passengers to complete the rest of their re-scheduled […]