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Libya government, oil guards reach deal to reopen ports

Tripoli - Reopening the ports would be a huge step for the North African state, which since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi has slipped into chaos .

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Asia’s June Iran oil imports jump 47.1 pct y/y to more than 4-year high

London - Asian June imports at 1.72 mln bpd, highest since 2011; Imports by China, India, Japan, South Korea rise; Japan, South Korea imports more than double.

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Don’t panic, Nigerian governor says, as bank shake-out looms

London - Crowded Nigerian banking sector under pressure, dollar loans stretching naira capital ratios, Capital raising, mergers likely, analysts say.

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STCW, how Italian bureaucracy wasted 5 years

Genoa - Since 2011,in Italy, “the maritime world was aware” (it is said from the Ministry) of the amendments to the STCW that had been agreed in Manila the previous year. The amendment, which will come in to force on 1 January 2017, requires a renewal of all certificates of qualification to sail

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GNV, further expansion on Malta

Valletta - Yesterday was the last of the two-days events organized in Messina and La Valletta by GNV on board the cruise ship MSC Poesia, to introduce the news related to the Sicilian and Maltese cargo markets. The events took place on the 26th of July in Messina and the 27th of July in La Valletta

Labour agreement for Taranto and Gioia Tauro

Labour agreement for Taranto and Gioia Tauro

Rome - The programme agreement for the port of Gioia Tauroand the institutional agreement for the port of Taranto were signed at the offices of the Prime Minister. The government is thus taking the initiative to push for the development of the two ports

La Spezia, Forcieri puts cruises in fast lane

La Spezia, Forcieri puts cruises in fast lane

La Spezia - It’s act II of the game that Lorenzo Forcieri,president of the Port Authority, is playing to win cruise lines. Tomorrow, in fact, the harbour committee will give the green light to the sale of 80% of shares in APLS Investimenti Ltd, the company set up by the Port Authority of La Spezia

Genoese robot against deadly asbestos

Genoese robot against deadly asbestos

Genoa - A robot is not only a powerful tool to increase productivity,reduce operating costs, improve the quality of processes and products. “Robots for us,” says David Corsini, “are instruments at the service of personal safety, rather than productivity.”

U.S. durable goods orders data points to weak business spending
Ericsson, “Ruining the lives of 147 families”

Ericsson, “Ruining the lives of 147 families”

Genoa - Gags and tears.Yet another day of tension regarding Ericsson Italy, this time at Liguria’s Regional Council where workers have directed their frustration at the council leaders, with shouts and protests against the governor of the region, Giovanni Toti, who came to speak with workers