Virgin’s “Scarlet Lady” completes sea trials
Cyprus petions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights
Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker
Greece rescues crew of Liberia-flagged vessel
French Champagne makers fear impact of potential new U.S. duties

North Africa

Saipem-Subsea 7 would be “the 4th largest company in their domain”
Libyan oil firm unable to pay salaries at eastern unit with parallel board
Benghazi port bustling again despite Libya’s divisions
Egypt’s Sisi appoints new Suez Canal Authority chairman
Morocco’s BMCE Bank looks to build on China ties to deliver $11 bln tech city

Middle East

Iran outlines budget to resist U.S. sanctions as oil exports plunge
Japan plans to send 270 sailor to Middle East to guard ships
Unifeeder acquires the Feedertech Group

Unifeeder acquires the Feedertech Group

Aarhus (Denmark) - Denmark’s Unifeeder, part of the United Arab Emirates’s global port operator DP World, has acquired a 77% stake in The Feedertech Group, a Singapore-based feeder and shortsea operator

U.S. assures banks on transactions with China company hit by sanctions
Boskalis grows in the Middle East with Horizon

Black Sea

For Russian business, big dreams in Africa / FOCUS
Turkey boasts vessel exports

Turkey boasts vessel exports

Istanbul - Data compiled from the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry reveal that Turkey has taken significant, eye-catching steps in maritime transport, a strategic sector for global trade. One of the important initiatives was the revival of maritime transport with the removal of excise duty

New LNG-hybrid vessels for Seaspan Ferries

New LNG-hybrid vessels for Seaspan Ferries

Mangalia - Canadian transport provider Seaspan Ferries will be adding two new liquid natural gas (LNG) – battery hybrid ferries to its fleet in 2021. The 149-meter-long vessels will be constructed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem at their Mangalia Shipyard in Romania, with construction scheduled to begin in 2019

Damen-De Beers pact, focus on Mangalia

Damen-De Beers pact, focus on Mangalia

Mangalia - On 15 May 2019,Damen Shipyards Group and De Beers Marine Namibia participated in a special steel cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on a new offshore vessel. In February 2019, De Beers Marine Namibia awarded a contract to Damen to build a new crawler diamond recovery vessel

“Nothing wrong giving Russian passports to East Ukraine residents”