Iran expected to ship first LNG in late 2018

Teheran - Only weeks after the world heard news of a revival in Iran’s ambitious plans to get a foothold in the global market of liquefied natural gas (LNG), speculations are now emerging that the country’s first consignments of the strategic fuel could flow to markets in 12 months’ time.


Reported incidents during mandatory underwater inspections in Venezuela

Caracas - In the recent past drug smuggling has been accomplished (in Venezuela) by attaching packages of drugs to the hulls of unsuspecting vessels.


Germany’s top banks step up efforts to offload toxic shipping debt

Berlin - Two finance sources with knowledge of the matter said Deutsche Bank, Germany’s flagship lender, is looking to ringfence at least $250 million of distressed shipping loans and package them in a unit within the group, with a view to selling the debt going forward.


U.S. destroyer slightly damaged in collision with tug off Japan -U.S. Navy

Washington - “No one was injured on either vessel and Benfold sustained minimal damage, including scrapes on its side, pending a full damage assessment,” a statement from the U.S. Seventh Fleet said.


Port of Genoa, VTE plans pre-announcement for trucks

Genoa - CEO Danesi: “With the new cranes, we’ve achieved record productivity and traffic levels in 2017”

Dalian to Bratislava freight service arrives
Turkish, Iraqi officials discuss resuming Kirkuk oil exports
Saimare focuses on IT and staff training / INTERVIEW
Argentine submarine goes missing with 44 crew members on board
Uruguay, axis with Livorno

Uruguay, axis with Livorno

Genoa - Uruguay’s ambassador to Italy, Gaston Lasarte, visited the port of Livorno, meeting with the president of the Port System Authority of the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, Stefano Corsini.

Port of Venice, new funds come in

Port of Venice, new funds come in

Genoa - The Port System Authority of the North Adriatic Sea will have €210,000 in European funds to use for the development of Motorways of the Sea, eliminating bottlenecks for access to and from the Fusina Terminal, and activities in the shipbuilding sector in Venice and Chioggia.

Pitto: “Our new challenge is digitalization” / INTERVIEW
Confitarma, committees approved
“Genoa-Savona is continuing to attract investments” / INTERVIEW