Ports and Terminals

  • Missile strikes near Somalia port

    A missile hit a beach on Saturday used as a base by al Qaeda linked insurgents who want to topple Somalia’s Western-backed leaders, the government and residents said. A government […]

  • Collision off Istanbul

    A Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship was listing after a collision with two other cargo ships off the coast of Istanbul on Friday. Russia’s RAI Novosti has posted a dramatic video report […]

  • Chinese Base in the Arctic?

    According to a report in today’s Financial Times (FT), a Chinese tycoon plans to buy a vast tract of Icelandic land for a tourism project. Critics fear the move could […]

  • Attack Foiled

    A chemical oil tanker foiled a hijack attempt by pirates near the Omani port of Salalah on Sunday, a day after a tanker and crew were snatched from inside the […]

  • Attack on Oil Facility

    The Nigerian militant group MEND has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Agip facility in Niger Delta. The group have stated that the attack is the start of a […]

  • MEND Threatens Ports

    Risk advisories for Nigeria have been issued following the threat issued yesterday by The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), a militant group from the oil-rich delta […]

  • NPA Closing Security Deal

    According to local sources the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is in the final stages of a security partnership deal with the American company Castle Shipboard Security Program. With port and maritime […]

  • Underwater Scanning

    Ports are naturally vulnerable and make attractive targets for criminals, terrorists and smugglers. They are busy too – more than 11 million cargo containers enter the United States each year, but sometimes […]

  • Past Paranoia

    Yet more Wikileaks revelations concerning maritime security have emerged. This time round the focus has been on the United States and past concerns over certain ferry routes. The report has drawn […]

  • Securing The Port

    The port of Mombasa is set to boost cargo security in the region with the installation of an integrated security system to protect the port from loss of cargo through […]