Photo: Suez Canal Authority

Egypt Bans Qatari Ships Docking in Suez Canal

By Aiswarya Lakshmi!!!

The Suez Canal Authority is committed to a ban on allowing Qatari ships to dock in ports within the Suez Canal's economic zone, Ahram reported as chairman Mohab Mamish saying.

In press statements on Friday, Mamish said that Egyptian ban on the ships is being imposed on all ports within the zone based on Egyptian sovereignty over its territorial waters.
The decision, however, does not include a ban on passing through the canal, as under the Constantinople 1869 agreement it is illegal to ban ships coming from any country from passing through.
Egypt cannot bar Qatari ships from crossing the vital waterway, although the North African country, along with Saudi Arabia and its allies, has severed ties with Qatar, he said.
The authority is abiding by the Egyptian government's decision to cut relations with Qatar, but international treaties prevent Cairo from blocking the waterway to Qatari vessels.
Mamish pointed out that the revenues of the canal would not be affected by the ban due to the already low number of Qatari ships that dock in the ports.
Image: American Maritime Partnership

American Maritime for Puerto Rico Recovery

The American Maritime Partnership – the voice of the domestic maritime industry – today issued the following statement to set the record straight on the importance of American

The Indian Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari addressing at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the International Ship Repair Facility of Cochin Ship Yard Limited, at Cochin, Kerala on November 17, 2017. Photo: PIB

International Ship Repair Facility at Cochin Shipyard

The Minister of Shipping in India,  Nitin Gadkari has said that Cochin is all set to become a global ship repair hub.    He was speaking at Cochin, after laying the  foundation

Photo: Port of Long Beach

POLB Receives EPA Grant to Cut Pollution

The Port of Long Beach has been awarded $2.4 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help Stevedoring Services of America (SSA), Foss Maritime and Curtin