Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

Average age of vessels up more than two years since 2017 New emissions rules may force older ships to go slower One-fifth of ships fitted with energy saving devices New vessels and alternative fuels the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about … Read more

Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

Exclusive: Boris Johnson signals UK’s willingness to demine, help export grain from Ukraine

KIGALI, June 23 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain was willing to assist with demining operations off Ukraine’s southern coast and was considering offering insurance to ships to move millions of tonnes of grain stuck in the country. Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine and blockade of its Black Sea ports … Read more

Ten people from missing Japanese boat confirmed dead

Ten people from missing Japanese boat confirmed dead

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) – Ten people found so far from a Japanese tour boat missing off the country’s northern coast have been confirmed dead, the coast guard said on Sunday. The boat went missing on Saturday with 26 people on board during a cruise off the main northern island of Hokkaido. Of the 10, … Read more

Fuel ship sinks off Tunisia and threatens environmental disaster

Fuel ship sinks off Tunisia and threatens environmental disaster

TUNIS, April 16 (Reuters) – Tunisian authorities intensified efforts on Saturday to avoid an environmental disaster after a merchant fuel ship with a thousand tons of fuel sank off the coast of Gabe on Friday, two security sources told Reuters. The Tunisian navy had rescued all seven crew members from the ship, which was en … Read more

China reports the highest COVID new daily cases since February 2020

China reports the highest COVID new daily cases since February 2020

Police and security guards in protective suits stand outside closed food stores following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China on March 29, 2022. REUTERS / Aly Song / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up BEIJING, April 3 (Reuters) – China on Sunday reported a total … Read more