Ankur Kundu

Ankur Kundu is a trainee marine engineer at India's well-known Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI) as well as a freelance maritime journalist. His areas of expertise include geopolitics, international relations and marine technology, and he reports daily on maritime developments in and around the Indian subcontinent. He may be reached on LinkedIn at and on Twitter at

CMA CGM Proposes $600M Plan to Rebuild Port of Beirut

By Ankur Kundu 04-14-2021 10:57:30

Posted in: Ports

After a huge chemical explosion left Beirut's waterfront in tatters last year, France's CMA CGM has put forth a plan for r...

U.S. Navy Challenges India's EEZ Navigation Rules

By Ankur Kundu 04-12-2021 12:56:00

Posted in: Government

In a rare move, the U.S. Navy conducted a freedom of navigation patrol in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) without India&r...

Seabees Build "Resolute" Desk for VP From Wood of USS Constitution

By Ankur Kundu 04-11-2021 06:08:00

Posted in: Government

U.S. Navy Seabees have delivered a “Resolute” desk for Vice President Kamala Harris, handcrafted from materials taken...

French Ships Reach India for Quad-Plus Naval Exercise

By Ankur Kundu 04-05-2021 10:36:59

Posted in: Government

For the first time, India is joining a French-led naval exercise with the other members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (th...

Turkey Greenlights Massive Project to Build Canal Through Istanbul

By Ankur Kundu 03-31-2021 06:15:00

Posted in: Government

Turkey's Environmental Minister Murat Kurum recently confirmed that the country has approved development plans for a huge cana...

Suez Canal Shutdown Highlights Vulnerability of Maritime Chokepoints

Suez Crisis Highlights the Fragility of the Global Supply Chain. First came the pandemic of 2020, roiling shipping and disrupti...

20 Livestock Carriers Caught in Suez Canal

By Ankur Kundu 03-28-2021 09:47:00

Posted in: Shipping

According to marine tracking data, at least 20 ships caught up in the Suez Canal are carrying livestock, raising concerns about an...

Suez Canal Grounding Gives Rise to Fraudulent Claims Online

By Ankur Kundu 03-26-2021 09:27:00

Posted in: Shipping

A global crisis hits the shipping industry, and guess what's the first thing to spread faster than COVID? Misinformation. Here...

As Suez Canal Remains Blocked, Russia Promotes Northern Sea Route

By Ankur Kundu 03-26-2021 06:11:00

Posted in: Government

As world trade feels the ripple effects from a blocked Suez Canal, with many ships taking the longer route via the Cape of Go...

Sino-Global Shipping Joins Crypto and NFT Revolution

By Ankur Kundu 03-26-2021 12:08:00

Posted in: Shipping

Sino-Global Shipping is a logistics company catering to the American and Chinese markets. In February 2021, the company's shar...

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