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Maritime Personality of the month-Capt.Mohamed Zaid, Center for Maritime Studies, Head of Center

From trading vessels that plied the waters of the Indian Ocean to the traditional fishing boats that are still in use today, the sea has always been central to the Maldivian way…

Theme Unveiled for World Maritime Day 2025

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced the theme for World Maritime Day 2025: “Our Ocean, Our Obligation, Our Opportunity.” The Day will be celebrated on September 25th, 2025. The theme, proposed…

Leo Trading Introduces Youth Apprenticeship Program

Leo Trading has launched a national-scale youth apprenticeship program, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education, Maldives National Skills Development Authority (MNSDA), and Maldives Polytechnic, The program will provide participants with…

Addu Receives First Shipment of Perishable Goods Directly from India

Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) announced the arrival of the first ship carrying perishable goods directly from India to Addu City yesterday. This marks a new chapter in collaboration between MPL, Hithadhoo Regional…

Maldives to Launch Bunkering Services in Haa Alifu Atoll

According to Economic Development and Trade Minister Mohamed Saeed, the Maldives is set to launch bunkering services in Ihavandhippolhu, Haa Alifu Atoll, by the end of July, marking a significant step towards…

Qatar Announces New Industry Event in 2025

Qatar is aiming to solidify its position as a global maritime leader with the announcement of a new industry event, Seatrade Maritime Qatar. The event, scheduled for February 4th and 5th, 2025,…

World’s First MBA in Digital Maritime and Supply Chain

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) is making waves in the educational sector with the launch of the world’s first MBA in digital maritime and supply chain. This innovative program caters…

Maldives and US to Strengthen Maritime Cooperation

In a significant diplomatic move, the Maldives and the United States have agreed to bolster their maritime cooperation. This development came as the Indian Ocean nation’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer,…

Spanish Ports Closed to Israeli Military Cargo

In a move highlighting its commitment to peace in the Middle East, Spain has denied entry to its ports for two vessels carrying military equipment and explosives destined for Israel, according to…

China Challenges Japan’s Maritime

China’s coast guard has become increasingly active in disputed waters near Taiwan and Japan, leading to tense standoffs. In the past week, Chinese vessels “drove away” Japanese fishing boats and patrol vessels…

Celebrating the International Day of the Seafarer 2024

Today, the Maldives joins the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the world in celebrating the International Day of the Seafarer. This year’s theme, “Seafarers: At the core of shipping’s future,” underscores the…

Government Faces Questions Over MPL Port Deal

The Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has signed an MoU with Philippines’ International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) to handover the development and operation of the country’s main commercial port. The MoU signed…

MSS Tops STO Group Revenue Growth

According to the group’s annual report, Maldives State Shipping (MSS) was the star performer among STO group businesses in 2023. The company’s revenue surged by an impressive 22% year-on-year, reaching MVR 376…