As America experiences its worst drought for 70 years, the operators of the Panama Canal have imposed severe draught restrictions due to very low water levels.
Two new hybrid ships that are powered by two different fuel systems, namely methanol and diesel fuel, have been ordered by Stena Line on behalf of Stena RoRo.
Royal Navy divers are taking part in an international NATO security mission to clear the Baltic Sea shipping lanes from unexploded WWII mines and torpedoes.
The United Nations celebrates International Day for Women in Maritime on 18 May. This is intended to help address the marked gender imbalance in the sector.
A new container terminal could be created at The Wash in East Anglia as part of an ambitious tidal power scheme. Extra road transport links would also be built.
Crewless container ships may be in operation within two years. Leading the way towards fully autonomous vessels is the Yara Birkeland, a small Norwegian ship.
A funding programme has been set up to support research and development into decarbonising the UK freight sector. The winners include three maritime companies.
A new law has come into force to ensure that workers on vessels in UK waters are not paid less than the minimum wage, as part of the 9-point plan for seafarers.
The Port of Immingham on Humberside has welcomed its largest ever vessel. The Maran Lupus is a crude oil tanker measuring 333 m in length and 60 m in width.
A new Transport Committee report has recommended that the government puts more investment into maritime technology, workforce development, and greener fuels.