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Maersk Suspends Five Crew Members as it Investigates Alleged Sexual Assault

COPENHAGEN — The world’s largest shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk has suspended five employees as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on one of its ships run by a U.S. subsidiary, and said it was working closely with …

Global Supply Disruptions Could Still Get Worse, Central Bankers Warn

FRANKFURT –Supply constraints thwarting global economic growth could still get worse, keeping inflation elevated longer, even if the current spike in prices is still likely to remain temporary, the world’s top central bankers warned on Wednesday. The disruptions to the …

As Ida Leaves Gulf, Analysts Foresee Modest Economic Damage

WASHINGTON (AP) — With more than 1 million customers in Louisiana and Mississippi having lost power, Hurricane Ida is sure to take a toll on the energy, chemical and shipping industries that have major hubs along the Gulf Coast. But …

Shipping Snags Prompt US Firms to Mull Retreat From China

WASHINGTON — Game maker Eric Poses last year created The Worst-Case Scenario Card Game, making a wry reference to the way the coronavirus had upended normal life. He had no idea. In a twist that Poses never could have predicted, …

Global Supply Chains Buckle as Virus Variant and Disasters Strike

LONDON/BEIJING — A new worldwide wave of COVID-19. Natural disasters in China and Germany. A cyber attack targeting key South African ports. Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking point, threatening the fragile flow of raw materials, …

Explosive-Laden ‘Drone’ Boat Targets Saudi Port of Yanbu

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A remotely piloted boat packed with explosives targeted the Saudi port of Yanbu in the Red Sea on Tuesday, the kingdom said, with the blast sending black smoke into the sky off the coast. …

Lloyd’s of London Sees ‘Large Loss’ Due to Suez Canal Blockage

LONDON — The blockage of the Suez Canal for nearly a week will result in a “large loss” for Lloyd’s of London, its chairman said on Wednesday, as the insurance market recorded a 900 million pound ($1.2 billion) pretax loss …

With Ship Now Freed, a Probe Into Suez Canal Blockage Begins

SUEZ, Egypt (AP) — Experts boarded the massive container ship Tuesday that had blocked Egypt’s vital Suez Canal and disrupted global trade for nearly a week, seeking answers to a single question that could have billions of dollars in legal …

Suez Canal Works to Clear Backlog as Shipping Convoys Resume

ISMAILIA, Egypt — The Suez Canal expects 140 ships to pass on Tuesday after the freeing of a container ship stranded for nearly a week allowed it to reopen, but experts warned that disruptions to global shipping and at ports …

Suez Canal Steps Up Efforts to Remove Blockage, Shipping Rates Surge

CAIRO, March 26 — The Suez Canal stepped up efforts on Friday to free a stuck mega vessel, after an earlier attempt failed to end a blockage that has lifted shipping rates for fuel tankers and disrupted global supply chains …