Suez Canal Fires Back: Vast Majority of Ships Not Taking Cape of Good Hope Route
10-mar-2016
The Suez Canal Authority has fired back against news reports claiming that vessels are now changing their routes to around the southern tip of Africa due to lower oil prices and overcapacity instead of using the Suez Canal.

Canals Feel Ripples of Container Shipping Crisis as Vessels Go the Long Way Round
23-feb-2016
The Panama and Suez canals could be the next institutions to be affected by the ongoing crisis in the container shipping industry, according to new analysis from Africa ports analyst and monitoring service portoverview.com

MM&P CALLS JAIL SENTENCE FOR 81-YEAR-OLD CAPTAIN “A CASE OF UNJUST CRIMINALIZATION”
02-feb-2016
MM&P has joined many others, including the International Transport Workers’ Federation, in criticizing the Jan. 26 decision by Spain’s Supreme Court to sentence to two years in prison the 81-year-old former master of the tanker PRESTIGE.

Captain of Sunken Prestige Oil Tanker Sentenced to Prison Over 2002 Wreck
26-ene-2016
The sinking of the Greek tanker released an estimated 63,000 tones of foul-smelling black fuel along the Galicia coast and forced the closure of the country’s richest fishing grounds.

US West Coast Ready for Panama Expansion
21-ene-2016
US West Coast (USWC) ports are set to hold on to their market share in 2016, despite the completion of the Panama Canal in H2, with ports anticipated to see no significant negative effect of more ships calling on the East Coast due to the ultra-large vessels that will be arriving at the USWC this year, according to the Journal of Commerce.