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Crowley takes delivery of first LNG Con-Ro ship

Jacksonville - Crowley Maritime announced today that it has taken deliveryof “El Coquí”, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine

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Coast Guard icebreaker runs aground in House bill

Washington - The future of the U.S. Coast Guard’s mission in the Arctic could be in jeopardy, as a draft House spending measure approved today wouldn’t fund a new polar icebreaker that had received backing from President Donald Trump

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Novatek ships first LNG cargo to China via Arctic

Moscow - Russian natural gas producer Novatek delivered on Thursday the first ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to China via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) alongside the Arctic coast, which drastically cuts delivery time to Asian consumers

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Nigeria halts cargo arrivals for Cosco, Maersk

Lagos - Operations at Nigeria’s main container terminals and their environs have experienced significant disruption over the past week, with regulators denying access to two major ocean carriers and truckers blocking port access freeways

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Algeciras hits record throughput in H1 2018

Algeciras - Throughput of goods at the Spanish port totalled 53.8 million tons in the first six months of the year, but bunker volumes showed a significant dip. Total throughput at Algeciras grew 9.6% in H1 2018 compared to the same period last year

U.S. tariffs to cost Germans up to 20 billion euros this year
Fincantieri Marinette Marine gets Saudi contract via US consortium

Fincantieri Marinette Marine gets Saudi contract via US consortium

Genoa - The U.S. government has awarded the Lockheed Martin-led consortium, which includes Fincantieri, an Undefinitized Contract Action award, as an initial commission ahead of a Foreign Military Sales contract, for the construction of 4 Multi-Mission Surface Combatants for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ILVA: Di Maio, they’ve made a mess, investigation is underway

ILVA: Di Maio, they’ve made a mess, investigation is underway

Rome - “A mess made by the State playing with people’s health”; a mess into which “an investigation must be opened” to find out “who in particular is responsible”. Luigi Di Maio reported to Parliament about ILVA, one day after the letter in which the Anti-Bribery Authority rejected the tenders for the steel group

Air France-KLM China JV

Air France-KLM China JV

Paris - Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines are merging their two existing agreements to create a single joint venture (JV), the Franco-Dutch airline group announced on Monday

HHI wins $740 mn Greek LNG carrier quartet
Carige: Malacalza mulls legal action

Carige: Malacalza mulls legal action

Genova - Lawyers have been deployed in the escalating spat over the governance of Banca Carige, a row which led two days ago to Vittorio Malacalza’s resignation from his roles on the board of directors, as deputy chairman and interim director of the bank

Confcommercio, slow down in transport

Confcommercio, slow down in transport

Rome - “At last the relevant players (including the government) have taken notice: the Italian economy is slowing down, and a 1.5% GDP growth is not a realistic target for 2018.” This the analysis from an ‘observatory’ committee set up to look at transport by the Confcommercio-Conftrasporti federation

GNV: negative net results of 9.8 million

GNV: negative net results of 9.8 million

Genova - The Board of Directors of GNV has approved the company’s results for 2017, which show the firm has yet again improved its financial performance, including revenues and assets. GNV recorded growth across all major performance indicators

Refugees make a mockery of the French border on a pedalo at night

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