Panama Canal Opens $5B Locks, Bullish Despite Shipping Woes
Amid exploding fireworks and waving flags, a Chinese ship carrying more than 9,000 containers on Sunday entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future
Container Shipping Giant Maersk Names New CEO
The world's largest shipper, A.P. Moller-Maersk group, appoints head of shipping unit as new CEO, sending its shares up more than 9 percent
Iran Fires at Singapore Tanker in Strait of Hormuz
A Singapore-flagged tanker vessel was fired upon by Iranian patrol boats today as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials said. The Iranian patrol craft initially fired warning shots across the tanker’s bow, but then fired directly at the MT Alpine Eternity in an attempt to
Iran Releases Marshall Islands Cargo Ship Seized in Strait of Hormuz
Iran has released the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, whose seizure in the Strait of Hormuz last week had raised tensions with Iran. The ship's operator says the crew of 24 are "in a good condition" and the ship is headed to Jebel Ali, a port in the United Arab Emirates .
Iran Seizes Cargo Ship in Strait of Hormuz
Iranian patrol vessels fired warning shots at the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon confirmed today. The ship has been boarded by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy as it heads deeper into
Ship's Crew Not Monkeying Around With These Stowaways
A container ship heading from Malaysia to the Netherlands has some uninvited guests: monkeys. The monkeys came aboard the Maersk Line container vessel Eugen Maersk while it was docked in Malaysia earlier this month, according to a company spokesman. After the ship’s crew noticed the stowaways, they
Another Glass Ceiling Shattered by Adm. Michelle Howard
Howard is the first woman to reach the Navy's highest rank and the first African-American woman with four stars in the entire military.
Meet the US Military's Three Four-Star Women
The Navy named its first female four-star general this week. Adm. Michelle Howard was promoted to Navy Vice Chief of Operations — the branch’s second-highest-ranking officer — in a ceremony at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. She is one of just...
Container Ship Deaths Blamed on Heroin, Alcohol Mix
Two ex-Navy SEALs were found dead aboard the Maersk Alabama docked in the Seychelles in February.
425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Calif.; Cee Lo Quits 'The Voice'
quicklist: 1 title: $425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in California text: Someone in Milpitas, Calif., is $425 million richer today. The sole winner of the Powerball lottery bought his or her ticket from a gas station in the Northern California city, according to state lottery officials. So far,