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Maersk announces a new brand

Maersk announces a new brand

Maersk has announced it will combine its intra-regional brands MCC, Sealand and Seago Line into one unified brand name, Sealand – A Maersk Company. According to a statement, Maersk, the biggest container line in the world, is rebranding the lines to simplify its marketing and investment operations

ABB acquires Belgian logistic tech firm

ABB acquires Belgian logistic tech firm

Zurich - The Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation ABB announced it has completed its acquisition of intrion, a privately owned company headquartered in Huizingen, close to Brussels, with approximately 120 employees and over a decade of experience in logistics automation solutions

Shipping: University of Genoa  makes global top ten

Shipping: University of Genoa makes global top ten

Genoa - Within the academic world of maritime economics, the University of Genoa is one of the major schools, together with the Technical University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore, the Universities of Antwerp, Plymouth, and Rotterdam, the Technical University of Delft and a few other institutions

Civitavecchia: redevelopment work completed

Civitavecchia: redevelopment work completed

Rome - In August, work was completed on the removal of the old Civitavecchia – Golfo Aranci boarding bridge no.1 and on the redevelopment of the former state railway area. The area in question has been deep cleaned to host activities associated with yachting

La Spezia promotes itself: “We are the gateway to North Africa”

North Africa

La Spezia promotes itself: “We are the gateway to North Africa”
AEN, Ilva and a turbine. Genoa will not break / GALLERY

AEN, Ilva and a turbine. Genoa will not break / GALLERY

Genova - Say hello to the AE94.3A. The electricity it will generate will brighten the homes of 200,000 Tunisian families. On reaching Mornaguia, Tunisia, please inform the Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz that it wasn’t easy to assemble this in good time after the Morandi Bridge of Genoa collapsed

Marcucci: “Silk Road in Africa, opportunities for Italy” / INTERVIEW
Exports to Africa travel with Grimaldi Group
“Naples and Salerno must work together on trade” / INTERVIEW

Middle East

India allows state refiners to use Iran tankers, insurance for oil imports
Cruises, the Med is back on top once again / ANALYSIS
Turkey calls for a new chapter in relations with Greece
China close to a deal with Iraq for more crude

China close to a deal with Iraq for more crude

Beijing/Dubai - Iraq’s state oil marketer SOMO is close to a deal with China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil to boost the OPEC member’s crude oil sales to the world’s top oil importer, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. Iraq is the second-largest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Iran says Qatar wants more ships to travel to ports

Iran says Qatar wants more ships to travel to ports

Tehran - Hadi Haqshenas, the managing director of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran,was quoted by the domestic media in Tehran as saying that Qatar had demanded to make the required changes so that more ships would travel between its Hamad Port and Iran’s Bushehr Port.

Black Sea

Zvezda to build LNG Aframax duo for SCF

Zvezda to build LNG Aframax duo for SCF

Moscow - Russian shipyard Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is to build the country’s first LNG-fuelled tankers under an order from Sovcomflot for two Aframax newbuilds. The 114,000dwt ships will feature dual-fuel propulsion using LNG as the primary fuel

Russia, Iran, and 3 others agree Caspian status
Yilport closest to landing the port of Taranto

Yilport closest to landing the port of Taranto

Taranto - The port of Taranto and the container terminal have their eyes set on Turkey’s Yilport Holding AS. On Tuesday, the Port System Authority of the Ionian Sea, whose president is Sergio Prete, acknowledging the “preliminary positive evaluation by the Permanent Internal Commission”

Putin gives Russian army a political wing

Putin gives Russian army a political wing

Moscow - Vladimir Putin has created a new directorate inside the Russian army to promote patriotism, evoking memories of a Soviet practice that once saw soldiers taught the precepts of Marxism and Leninism by political commissars

EU slaps sanctions on six Russian groups over Crimea bridge