Continuing disruption to factory production and bottlenecks in shipping are leaving nonprofit groups short of goods for vulnerable communities worldwide.
Against the winds of instantaneous everything, a sailboat crew tries to forge a carbon-neutral supply chain between the Hudson Valley and New York City.
The continent’s second-largest river is drying up amid the biggest drought in 70 years, upending ecosystems, trade and livelihoods.
Pandemic-related product shortages — from computer chips to construction materials — were supposed to be resolved by now. Instead, the world has gained a lesson in the ripple effects of disruption.
Catrike is struggling to deliver its recumbent bikes because supply chain problems have caused a part shortage. The snags may get worse before they get better.
The action was part of a larger Customs crackdown. Officials said the operators withheld workers’ wages, kept their identity documents and subjected them to debt bondage — essentially enslaving them.
The sailor, who was a member of the crew when the fire broke out last July, faces a hearing that will determine whether there will be a court-martial.
An executive order reflects the administration’s growing embrace of warnings by some economists that declining competition is hobbling the economy’s vitality.
The giant container ship had been held in the Suez Canal since March, as Egyptian authorities and the ship’s owners argued over compensation. On Wednesday, it finally began the journey out.
Cargo vessels belch almost as much carbon into the air each year as the entire continent of South America. Modern sails could have a surprising impact.
Moscow said the Royal Navy destroyer was in its territorial waters. Britain said that no shots were aimed at the ship and that Russia had warned it was conducting a gunnery exercise.
International trade was jammed for nearly a week when the Ever Given blocked the waterway in March.
The ruling was a victory for Florida, which had argued that the rules were crippling the cruise industry and causing the state to lose hundreds of million of dollars.
My dad was a riddle to me, even more so after he disappeared. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.
My dad was a mystery to me, made even more so after he vanished when I was 7 years old. For a long time, who he was – and by extension who I was – seemed to be a puzzle I would never solve.
The U.S. has fallen way behind Europe partly because of an old shipping law and opposition from homeowners and fishing groups.
Behind closed doors, shipbuilders and miners can speak on behalf of governments while regulating an industry that pollutes as much as all of America’s coal plants.
Efforts to save the vessel, the biggest in the country’s naval fleet and described as a “training ship,” failed. The authorities offered no cause for the blaze.
A fire has raged on a cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka for 12 days, sending toxic chemicals and tons of plastic into the country’s waters and polluting its beaches.
Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.
Norwegian Cruise Line plans to require Covid-19 vaccine documentation from its crew members and customers, but Florida recently enacted a law that bars businesses from doing so.
Julian Sancton’s “Madhouse at the End of the Earth” details Adrien de Gerlache de Gomery’s effort to explore Antarctica, and all of the ways it went wrong.
Face it, Florida runs the universe.
The relic of the deadliest shipwreck in the Mediterranean in living memory — in which some 1,000 migrants died — is being re-envisioned as a human rights monument.
The popular drink’s main ingredient, tapioca pearls, could soon be in short supply because of delays in unloading cargo ships from Asia.
Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage.
As part of a push to carve a canal alongside the waterway, Turkey’s president signaled that he could scrap a treaty that has kept peace in the region for decades.
The explosion came the same day as progress was reported in talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel opposes.
Though environmental groups praised the decision to detour big ships outside the fragile area, they are concerned about plans to temporarily dock them at Marghera, the lagoon’s industrial hub.
The stuck container ship became the butt of online jokes, but it was no minor crisis.
There will be finger-pointing and competing agendas as cargo companies, lawyers, insurers and government agencies try to sort out what went wrong when the Ever Given got stuck — and who must pay.
Monthly cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey have set records and strained port operations.
Long-distance supply chains hide costly risks — and those risks may help usher in a new stage of global commerce.
As global trade has grown, shipping companies have steadily increased ship sizes — but the Suez Canal blockage showed that bigger is not always better.
A single stuck ship stymied global trade for nearly a week. That raises fundamental questions about risks in the supply chain industry.
A tiny Egyptian village has a front-row seat to the unfolding effort to dislodge the container ship that ran aground in the canal, holding up $10 billion in global trade every day.
The most common option for ships trying to avoid the Suez Canal logjam is to reroute themselves around Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.
Israel and Iran have fought a clandestine war across the Middle East for years, mainly by land and air. Now ships are under attack in the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
The shutdown of the vital waterway and its impact on trade underscore the world’s reliance on global supply chains.
It took 10 years and 1.5 million laborers to build in the 19th century, and one day and one giant ship to clog it in 2021. The shudders are being felt throughout the world’s maritime commerce.
Tugboats and dredgers were toiling to release the wedged container vessel, which is obstructing the crucial artery of global trade like “a very heavy beached whale,” one expert said.
By Wednesday morning, more than 100 ships were stuck at each end of the canal, which carries roughly 10 percent of worldwide shipping traffic.
New satellite images obtained by The New York Times show that China has allowed tankers to use its infrastructure and territorial waters to deliver oil to North Korea.
We uncovered how one ship helped North Korea get oil despite sanctions. Here are five takeaways from the investigation.
Data shows that American exporters continue to ship plastic waste overseas, often to poorer countries, even though most of the world has agreed to not accept it.
Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.
From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?
“I told myself, ‘It must be on water,’” said a walker who took a picture that has since gone viral. “My head doesn’t want to understand that, but it must be on water.”
A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.
Stark and minimalist in their beauty, the landscapes and communities in Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish exist in a state of constant change.