Hurricanes Florence, Isaac, Helene

The first weeks of September have proven to be busy in the tropics. Three hurricanes have rolled off of the coast of Africa, and are being monitored closely.  There is also an area of development being watched in the U.S. Gulf. None of...


World of Ports Video Now Available

We can write a lot about how World of Ports can make the Marine Assurance task easier for you and how it can be of direct benefit to the tanker community, but sometimes it’s easier to show you. To help really showcase the benefi...


Use World of Ports on your Mobile Device

ISS World of Ports is now optimised for use on your mobile phone or tablet device without having to pinch and zoom around the main site. We appreciate that many of you will need to access the port information you need when away from your desk...


Your New ISS World of Ports

We are delighted to unveil our new website which will make it easier than ever before to get to the terminal and berth information you need. Built on the foundation of Inchcape Shipping Services' global presence, our new site brings you unparall...


New Port Maps Available

Eighteen new port maps are now available for subscribers providing full facility layout details, locating terminals, berths, and the surrounding port hinterland. Ports covered are  Mohammadia, Morocco San Francisc...



13/11/2018 Who Sunk The Battleship?

Norway Navy Ship CollisionAgain. There was a collision at sea again. Last Thursday, as you most likely have already seen, there was a collision between a Nato Warship, the frigate the KNM Helge Ingstad, and a 250-meter tanker, the Sola TS. The tanker had just left its berth and was under tug escort when a head-on situation developed […]

13/11/2018 Soy Trade Goes Topsy Turvy as Major Exporter Turns to Imports

bulk shipBy Kevin Varley and Shruti Date Singh (Bloomberg) — The world of soybean shipping has turned upside down thanks to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. Argentina, the No. 3 global soy grower, is making major purchases of U.S. supplies. A weekly measure of American shipments to the Latin American nation just rose to the highest […]

13/11/2018 Shipping Remains ‘Cautiously Optimistic’, But Wary of Protectionism

container shipBy Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) – Protectionist trade policies are continuing to spook the global maritime sector, although a newly released report suggests the industry has “cautious optimism”. The Navis Business Bellwether report, conducted by Business Performance Innovation (BPI), surveyed more than 174 maritime executives on expectations and fears for the coming year. Topping the list […]

13/11/2018 SunStone Orders Two More Expedition Ships in China

SunStone expedition cruise shipsMiami-based expedition cruise ship operator SunStone Ships has confirmed orders for two more of its Infinity-class ships, bringing its total orderbook to five ships. SunStone announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with China Merchants Heavy Industries for the fourth and fifth vessels in the class to be built in China. The order is part […]

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