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Alcohol, cruise ships, rainbow flags: what awaits fans at Qatar World Cup

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Early in the new year. Prices are yet to be revealed but a Qatar 2022 spokesperson told the Guardian that tickets would be “affordable for all the family” and in line with recent World Cups. For those with money to bu...

Ships backed up outside US ports pumping out pollutants as they idle

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Dozens of behemoth cargo ships adorned with tall stacks of brightly colored containers still dot the coastline off southern California. Part of a shipping bottleneck plaguing US ports, the ships – their diesel-fueled ...

Shipping giant Maersk spends £1bn on ‘carbon neutral’ container ships

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The world’s biggest shipping company is investing $1.4bn (£1bn) to speed up its switch to carbon neutral operations, ordering eight container vessels that can be fuelled by traditional bunker fuel and methanol. The Da...

"Acciaio verde": L'azienda svedese spedisce il primo lotto prodotto senza utilizzare carbone

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La prima consegna al cliente al mondo di "acciaio verde" prodotto senza l'utilizzo di carbone sta avvenendo in Svezia, secondo il suo produttore. L'impresa svedese Hybrit ha detto che stava consegnando l'acciaio al produttore di camion Vol...

‘Lovely to be back onboard’: Princess cruise ships return to sea

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The first Princess cruise ships are venturing back onto the water – 18 months after the quarantined Diamond Princess became a grim harbinger of the pandemic – in a symbolic moment for a sector hit hard and early by th...

Monsters or a must? Venice tussles with return of cruise ships

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From his booth facing the gondola station at St Mark’s Square, the photographer Maurizio Torresan is as much a witness to the ebb and flow of Venice’s high tides as he is to its tourists. The last time he took a photo...

Angry protests in Venice at shock return of cruise ships

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Anti-cruise ship campaigners in Venice claim they were “deceived” by the Italian government as hundreds protested against huge vessels docking in the historic city’s port on Saturday. Residents were caught by surprise...

Ever Given owner says Suez canal authority at fault ship’s grounding

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The owner of a container ship that blocked the Suez canal in March says the canal authority was at fault over its grounding as it disputes the vessel’s detention and a compensation claim, a lawyer representing the own...

Royal Marines test jet suit between moving ships – video

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Jet suit developer Gravity Industries has joined forces with the Royal Marines to test its latest product for maritime boarding operations. The company said it spent three days with 42 Commando Royal Marines off the s...

Venice’s ban on cruise ships is a vital step towards saving the city from disaster

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If anywhere offers an example of how the battle to save heritage and the environment has shifted during the pandemic, it’s Venice. A world heritage site in a lagoon, a city that Charles Dickens once described as “beyo...

I lettori rispondono: why are some objects – ships, Paesi, the moon – referred to as ‘she’?

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I’d be fascinated to know why do we sometimes refer to ships, Paesi, the church, the Earth, the moon and cars among other things as “she”? Is it the same in other languages?Keith Williams Post new questions below ...

Almeno 20 livestock ships caught in Suez canal logjam

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Almeno 20 of the boats delayed due to a stricken container ship in the Suez canal are carrying livestock, according to marine tracking data, raising concerns about the welfare of the animals if the logjam becomes pr...

Cruise ships to be kept away from St Mark’s Square in Venice

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Cruise ships will no longer sail past St Mark’s Square in Venice and will be made to dock at the lagoon city’s industrial port, the Italian government has said. The ministers for infrastructure, culture, tourism and t...

Why are some objects – ships, Paesi, the moon – referred to as ‘she’?

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I’d be fascinated to know why do we sometimes refer to ships, Paesi, the church, the Earth, the moon and cars among other things as “she”? Is it the same in other languages?Keith Williams Post your answers (and ne...

Australia renews concerns over coal ships stuck off China amid import quota uncertainty

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The Morrison government has renewed its concerns with China over delays clearing dozens of ships carrying Australian coal, amid wider uncertainty over import quotas that will apply this year. Di 40 ships carrying c...

Israel ‘bombed a dozen ships carrying Iranian oil or weapons in past two years

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Israel has bombed at least a dozen ships en route to Syria during the past two years, most of which have been carrying Iranian oil, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing US and regional officials. The attacks, whic...

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