Tag: blockade

  • Halifax Port Slowly Returning to Business As Usual Following Blockades

    February 29: Disruptions to CN Rail lines across the country in February meant delays and cancellations of shipments through Halifax. For the Halifax Port Authority, this meant a slow in […]

  • Tankers Idle At Libyan Ports As Oil Exports Dry Up Amid Port Blockade

    January 20: Libya’s oil production and exports have almost ground to a halt as General Khalifa Haftar, the military leader in the country’s east, ignores international calls to seek a […]

  • Environmental Activists Block Cunard Cruise Ship with Kayaks at Hernesaari Port in Helsinki

    September 25: A group of approximately nine environmental activists in kayaks have blocked the departure of a Cunard cruise ship from the Port of Helsinki‘s Hernessari harbour. The Extinction Rebellion Finland group […]

  • Iran ramps up tension

    Nothing to see here, move along… Iran To Practice Blockading Strait Of Hormuz As Saudis Say Mandeb Strait Is No Longer Safe Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, is reportedly […]

  • Iran threats continue

    War of words continues. Iran waiting for Leader order to block Strait of Hormuz: Comdr. Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, underlining that the Strait of Hormuz is a […]

  • Iran, US rattle sabres

    Hormuz continues to heat up Iran reportedly threatens ‘countermeasures’ if US blocks its oil exports Iran’s foreign ministry reportedly said it would implement countermeasures against the U.S. if it tries […]

  • Strategy in the BAM

    Securing the world’s fourth busiest waterway. The Gate of Tears: Interests, Options and Strategy in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait By Jimmy Drennan Introduction Some were surprised by the news that four […]

  • Yemen sees ports reopen

    Closures condemned internationally. Yemen sees ports reopen Saudi Arabia has reopened some ports in Yemen a week after the Saudi-led military coalition battling the Houthi movement there announced a temporary […]

  • Italy in migrant threat

    More than 73,000 migrants have landed in Italy this year. Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from bringing migrants to […]

  • Show of Force

    An armada of US and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s covert nuclear weapons programme. […]