China Won't Cease Building on S. China Sea Isles
China said on Sunday it will continue to build military and civilian facilities on its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea and the United States was testing it by sending warships through the area. "Building and maintaining necessary military facilities, this is what is required for China's national defence and for the protection of those islands and reefs," Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told a news conference in Kuala Lumpur.
Obama Urges Halt to Artificial Islands in S.China Sea
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that countries should stop building artificial islands and militarising their claims in the disputed South China Sea. "For the sake of regional stability the claimants should halt reclamation, construction and militarisation of disputed areas," Obama told a meeting between the United States and leaders of the 10 Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Obama says S. China Sea Claimants Should Avoid Militarising Issue
U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday told a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders that territorial claimants to waters in the South China Sea should avoid militarising the issue and cease any building of artificial islands. "For the sake of regional stability the claimants should halt reclamation, construction and militarisation of disputed areas," Obama said at a meeting between the United States and leaders of the 10 Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
USCG Offload $ 17 Mln Cocaine
Coast Guardsmen on the Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber offloaded approximately 515 kilograms of cocaine interdicted in the Caribbean Sea as part of Operation Caribbean Venture worth an estimated wholesale value of $17 million at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, Friday. On November 15, a Joint Interagency Task Force South maritime patrol aircraft located a suspicious go-fast vessel with multiple packages aboard southeast of Isla Beata, Dominican Republic.
CMA CGM in Talks to Buy NOL
CMA CGM confirms that it has entered into exclusive discussions with Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL) and Lentor Investments Pte. Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited), its controlling shareholder, with respect to a potential combination with NOL. The exclusivity period is expected to run until December 7th, 2015. Should these discussions lead to an agreement, such a combination would contribute to the consolidation of the container shipping industry…
Hapag-Lloyd - New Brazil's Imports Regulations
In order to attend to the content of Normative Instruction No. 32/2015 of Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil (based on International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures - ISPM No.15), please note that Brazilian Customs and Port Authorities will update their system, introducing wooden packing material as mandatory information, for all cargoes arriving in Brazilian territory. Please note that if there is no declaration of wooden packing material on your Shipping Instruction…
MOL Subsidiary to Build Ro-Pax Ferries
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its group company Ferry Sunflower Limited is moving ahead with plans to construct two large-scale Ro-Pax (roll on/roll off passenger) ferries. The newbuilding ferries will be delivered in March and June of 2018 as replacements for the Sunflower Satsuma and Sunflower Kirishima, which serve on the route connecting Osaka Port (Osaka Prefecture) and Shibushi Port (Kagoshima Prefecture).