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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…

Hithadhoo Port Set for Major Upgrade

The Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has embarked on discussions with international companies to spearhead a significant upgrade of Hithadhoo Port in Addu City. This ambitious initiative aims to completely transform the port’s…

India Tightens Export Controls for Maldives

In a move that could further strain relations between India and the Maldives, the Indian government has tightened export regulations for essential commodities shipped to the island nation. The Directorate General of…

Maritime Lawyers: High Demand, Low Supply

For law students with a thirst for adventure and a passion for justice, the Maldives presents an opportunity like no other. The Maldives is a thriving maritime hub where legal minds can…

The Resurgence of Freighter Cruising

One of the most unique travelling experiences to be had in this day and age might be taking a trip as a passenger on board a cargo vessel. While it is true…

Winners of the IAPH 2023 Sustainability Awards

The International Ports and Harbours Association (IAPH) is a powerful voice for ports around the world. With over 177 ports and 147 port-related businesses in 84 countries as members, IAPH represents their…

Laamu Atoll’s Maritime Hub Goes to China’s CAMC Engineering

The Maldivian government has signed a contract with China’s CAMC Engineering to construct a comprehensive maritime hub in Laamu atoll. This project promises to significantly boost the atoll’s economy and transform it…

The Economic Fallout of Red Sea Tensions

This article was published in MMJ Issue 10. The Red Sea, vital for international trade by linking Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, has been choked by conflict since November 2023, sending…

Maritime Personality of the Month – Zamrooth Salie, CEO, Spedicon Maldives

Article featured in MMJ Issue 10 For over two decades, Zamrooth Nawaz Salie has manoeuvred through the complexities of the logistics sector with, not just with expertise, but also dedication to understanding…

MPL Shifts Stevedoring Fees Back to US Dollars

The Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) has announced a return to US dollar billing for stevedoring fees, effective April 1st, 2024. This shift applies to the loading and unloading of containers at Maldivian…

Maritime Union Calls Out Global Shipping Safety

A major maritime union is calling for stricter global shipping standards following the devastating collision between a cargo ship and the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday. The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association…

Maritime Voices: Mariyam Reema, Senior Officer – Documentation, MSS

Reema’s journey in the maritime industry began in 2010, specializing in a field she initially knew little about – documentation. However, her dedication and the guidance of mentors transformed this role into…

Cargo Ship Crash Collapses the Baltimore Bridge

A major bridge in Baltimore collapsed early Tuesday morning after a container ship lost control and slammed into it, sending vehicles and people into the Patapsco River below. Rescuers have pulled two…