Latest Marine transportation industry News

As supply chains unclog, consumers enjoy (tentative) relief

Dec. 07, 2022 10:47 AM EST

Back in January, 109 container ships waited off the California coast to unload cargo in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation's two largest ports. Consumers, stuck at home amid the pandemic, had unleashed an avalanche of orders for goods that overwhelmed factories and ports. ...

Land Between the Lakes adds areas for archery deer hunters

Dec. 01, 2022 04:06 AM EST

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes will open additional areas for archery deer hunting, officials said. The select areas, which are typically off-limits to hunting, will be open Dec. 1 through Jan. 16, the U.S. Forest Service said in a statement. They include the...

UN welcomes Gulf of Guinea piracy drop, but sees new threat

Nov. 22, 2022 18:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A senior United Nations official on Tuesday welcomed a substantial decrease in piracy incidents this year in the Gulf of Guinea, the world’s top hot spot for such attacks, but warned that pirate groups may be moving into more lucrative maritime crimes. ...

Indonesian ferry carrying 271 people catches fire near Bali

Nov. 16, 2022 07:21 AM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — A passenger ferry carrying 271 people caught fire Wednesday off Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and evacuation efforts were ongoing, rescue officials said. The Mutiara Timur I was carrying 236...

Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2 1/2-year ban

Nov. 15, 2022 07:16 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will lift a more than 2 1/2-year ban on international cruise ships that was imposed following a deadly coronavirus outbreak on the cruise ship Diamond Princess at the beginning of the pandemic, transport officials said Tuesday. The Transport Ministry said cruise...

Inflation strikes disrupt trains, flights in Greece, Belgium

Nov. 09, 2022 11:13 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Workers walked off the job in Greece and Belgium on Wednesday during nationwide strikes against increasing consumer prices, disrupting transportation, forcing flight cancellations and shutting down public services in the latest European protests over the rising cost of...