Merchant ship operators have joined with seafarers’ unions urging European Union member states to take immediate action to curb the growing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, which they say is putting crews and schedule reliability at risk.
30 Mar 2015
The Egyptian government expects to meet its goal of completing the $4 billion widening of the Suez Canal within a year, allowing shippers to access a second channel by August.
26 Feb 2015
Militants loyal to ISIS could bring Somali-style piracy to the Mediterranean, threatening the world’s largest trade lane, European officials warn.
18 Feb 2015
It’s too soon to determine whether a new police department tasked with protecting the Suez Canal will do enough to secure the region, a supply chain security expert told JOC.com on Wednesday.
19 Nov 2014
CMA CGM will use at least some of its new reefer fleet to serve growing produce trade between countries bordering both the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
13 Nov 2014
Four boats yesterday ambushed the Egyptian Navy patrol boat near the Suez Canal, reigniting concerns about terrorist attacks on container vessels on the 120-mile long waterway.
27 Oct 2014
Revenue gained through Suez Canal tolls in September rose 6.3 percent year-over-year but fell 8 percent from August, suggesting freight growth on the Egyptian waterway might be slowing.
18 Oct 2014
A European construction consortium will begin work this year to expand the Suez Canal under a $1.5 billion contract from the Egyptian government announced on Saturday.
10 Oct 2014
Efforts to convert the Nile River into a shipping lane for landlocked sub-Saharan African countries are meeting with hurdles two years after the concept was introduced.
04 Oct 2014
“If it bleeds, it leads,” is a saying in the news industry that means bad news gets higher ratings than good news, and that rang true on JOC.com this past week.
29 Sep 2014
The number of container ships passing through the Suez Canal is on an upward trend, after nearly three years of declining transit numbers because of rapidly increasing ship sizes.