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Brexit, Cork and Amsterdam sign agreement
MSC to boost Costa Rican pineapples’s export
MSC buys a 49% stake in Messina

MSC buys a 49% stake in Messina

Genoa - The world’s no. 2 container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)has acquired a 49% stake in smaller Italian counterpart Messina, in another sign of consolidation in the sector

Fitch: “3D Printing will affect ports”
Bimco: “Container market demand weakens”
South Korea and Britain’s post Brexit deal
Australia to become top world’s LNG producer
Maersk and IBM launch blockchain platform in Russia
Canada invests in port to increase traffic with Europe
Hamburg’s TEUs rail traffic grows double digit
Coral orders second cruise ship to Vard
Damen to build two LNG RoRo for Seaspan
Salvini vows to unite EU populists, lacks willing partners / ANALYSIS
Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations / GALLERY
“East Med cooperation to counter Russia”
North Korea: “biggest issue” in U.S. ties is impounded ship
Hamburg Süd expands its fleet

Hamburg Süd expands its fleet

Antwerp - Maersk’s owned shipping line Hamburg Süd has christened in Antwerp the “Polar Ecuador” container ship, its new addition to a fleet of reefer fitted vessels

Maersk, seafarer missing after falling overboard
Hamburg’s traffic on the rise in the first quarter
European Coast Guard’s first operation outside the EU
Breakbulk Europe awaits new growth

Breakbulk Europe awaits new growth

Bremen - Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, opens its doors at Messe Bremen to an expected crowd of 11,000 from 120 countries today

IMO to investigate into scrubbers’s washwater
Heerema finds a buyer for its shipyard

Heerema finds a buyer for its shipyard

Rotterdam - Dutch yacht builder Oceanco has acquired the Heerema Zwijndrecht shipyard in the Netherlands. It is “part of the company’s long-term initiative for growth, expansion, and consolidation of its construction activities,” writes Oceanco in a press release

Cruise ship caught exceeding sulphur limit at Gieranger

Cruise ship caught exceeding sulphur limit at Gieranger

Gieranger - The Norwegian Maritime Authority has fined Greek cruise ship operator Global Cruise Lines Ltd. a total of $80,000 for using 0.17% sulphur fuel in a 0.10% sulfur ECA zone. In March,new Norwegian environmental requirements for emissions in several protected fjords entered into force

Malta adheres to ship recycling convention
IMO launches new project to tackle emissions
APMT’s new plans for the Suez Canal
Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, Pompeo meets Europeans
“Yantian Express” ready to sail again
North Sea ports to cooperate
Rotterdam and Valencia launch new train
China crude oil imports hit monthly record

China crude oil imports hit monthly record

Singapore/Beijing - China’s crude oil imports in April surged to a record despite refinery maintenance outages and tepid domestic fuel demand as state-run refiners built up stocks of Iranian crude oil

Hamburg to control inland shipping centrally
Trade worries weigh on shares, yields, oil prices
Boskalis’s vessel hijacked offshore West Africa
Ørsted issues “green bonds” for record wind farm
Departure of the damaged “Yantian Express” is near
ABB powers first all-electric US vessel

ABB powers first all-electric US vessel

New York - Visitors to the iconic Niagara Falls will soon be able to experience one of the US’s top landmarks emission-free. Two new Maid of the Mist passenger vessels will be powered entirely by high-capacity battery packs

One dead in fishing vessel fire off Catalonia

One dead in fishing vessel fire off Catalonia

Port de la Selva - One fisherman died and four were injured Friday when a fire broke outaboard a trawler off Port de la Selva, Catalonia. At about 08.00 hours, while the trawler “Barranco” was operating in French waters, she caught fire due to unknown causes

Wärtsilä acquires British company
DNB’s growth below expectations

DNB’s growth below expectations

Oslo - DNB, Norway’s largest bank, reported a smaller-than-expected top-line growth for the first quarter on Friday, but said a recent rate hike by the central bank would have a positive impact from the second quarter onwards

LNG exports from the US to Europe up by 272%

LNG exports from the US to Europe up by 272%

Brussels - Since the first cargo in April 2016 U.S. LNG exports to the EU have been increasing substantially and have seen a steep rise after President Trump and President Juncker’s meeting in July 2018 increasing by 272%

Sal Heavy Lift and Intermare create new entity
France and Germany commit to European electric battery industry
Msc and Kiel strengthen their ties
Maersk launches project for digital customs declaration
Iveco’s exports to South Korea on the rise
Blockchain opens new doors to Rotterdam
CMA CGM launches new digital platform
Russia to restore oil pipeline supplies to Europe