Feb 8, 2014 — A Spanish-led consortium working to build a new lock system to accommodate larger ships says it will stop work until a deal is reached.
Jan 31, 2014 — The dredging operation is part of a plan to expand a coal port in Queensland. Environmentalists have warned that dumping sediment could kill off delicate corals, but park officials said dredging would be "subject to strict environmental conditions."
Jan 23, 2014 — The 300-foot Lyubov Orlova snapped its towline a year ago while en route to the scrapyard. The ship could contain hundreds of rats that have been eating themselves to survive.
Jan 15, 2014 — The International Maritime Bureau says there has been a 40 percent drop in piracy worldwide since 2011, and that much of the drop was due to fewer attacks off the Somali coast.
Jan 2, 2014 — Grupo Unidos por el Canal, made up of Spanish, Italian, Belgian and Panamanian firms, says it will halt work if it doesn't get paid for $1.6 billion in cost overruns in the next three weeks.
Oct 25, 2013 — An email purportedly confirms the two men were captured off the coast of the Nigerian town of Brass, but there was no immediate word of demands or a ransom.
Oct 21, 2013 — The chief engineer of the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, one of 35 arrested for allegedly carrying illegal weapons, was reportedly prevented by cellmates from killing himself.
Oct 18, 2013 — Indian authorities say the vessel was intercepted last week carrying arms that had not been declared.
Sep 27, 2013 — The Nordic Orion's journey across the Arctic, made possible by global warming, saved 1,000 miles and $80,000 in fuel, the ship's operator says.
Sep 17, 2013 — One word: oversupply. Too many ships were built before the 2008 global economic crisis. This drove down shipping rates, forcing the industry to scale back. The effects are still being felt. This week, a Finnish shipbuilder said it would close a yard that employed 700 workers.