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Trafigura halts oil trade with Venezuela

Trafigura halts oil trade with Venezuela

Geneva - Global commodities firm Trafigura has decided to stop trading oil with Venezuela due to U.S. sanctions on the OPEC nation’s energy sector, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said

DSV raises offer for Panalpina in logistics tug of war
Maersk’s subsidiary renews its fleet
Venezuela, Skuld warns against damages to shipping industry
Container growth pushes Rotterdam to a new high
Seoul to reduce heavy reliance on exports to China
Rotterdam’s plan to store CO2 deep beneath the North Sea
Eurogate loses traffic in Italy

Eurogate loses traffic in Italy

Bremen - Despite the persistently challenging market environment, the EUROGATE Group was able to keep container handling volumes almost stable in the past financial year. But not in Italy

PSC, Chinese ship arrested in Genoa

PSC, Chinese ship arrested in Genoa

Genova - Some violations of the rules on the safety of navigation and danger to the marine environment. This is what emerged from the inspections that the military of the Port Authority of Genoa carried out yesterday aboard a ship carrying a Chinese flag

Fincantieri, “Seven Seas Splendor” launched

Fincantieri, “Seven Seas Splendor” launched

Ancona - The launch ceremony of “Seven Seas Splendor”, the second extra-luxury cruise ship that Fincantieri will realize for the shipowning company Regent Seven Seas Cruises, brand of the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH) group, took place at the Ancona plant

Fincantieri launches first Virgin cruiseship
Increase in capital for DIS

Increase in capital for DIS

Rome - The company d’Amico International Shipping (DIS) has convened an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting to be held on March 11, 2019 at 03:00 pm at the company’s registered office in Luxembourg. In fact, the board of directors proposes to increase the authorized share capital

Propeller Club Lugano at its kick-off meeting

Propeller Club Lugano at its kick-off meeting

Lugano - On this week the Propeller Club Lugano had its first General Meeting that was chaired by Michel’Angelo Piccinini as president, and by Thomas Schwenke as vice president: 21 members (out of 27) were attending, including three travelling on purpose from London, Hamburg and Zug

U.S. LNG export plants to ramp up natgas use as Gulf Coast fog clears
Hamburg’s HHLA increases revenue by 3%
Brussels’s plan to cut shipping bureaucracy
Maersk’s new “virtual captain”

Maersk’s new “virtual captain”

Copenaghen - Maersk will enhance its Remote Container Management (RCM) platform by a virtual assistant, named “Captain Peter”. The avatar will assist customers along the journey of their cargo

Travelling with “AidaNova” / GALLERY

Travelling with “AidaNova” / GALLERY

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - And where is the smoke? This is the first impression after a trip between Canary Islands and Madeira with “AidaNova”. In fact, no special emissions were ever noticed by the smokestack of the new flagship of Aida Kreuzfahrten during the stay on board

Commission prohibits Siemens’s acquisition of Alstom
In event of no-deal Brexit, Britain to give EU truckers access without permits
Alfa Laval hit by weaker than expected demand for ship fuel cleaners
DP World’s growth slows down

DP World’s growth slows down

Dubai - Dubai’s port operator DP World handled 71.4 million TEUs in 2018, with gross container volumes growing by 1.9% year-on-year. The United Arab Emirates handles 15 million TEUs, down 2.7% compared to 2017

Hapag-Lloyd retrofits first LNG container ship
“Docker 4.0 to be international and IT skilled” / INTERVIEW

“Docker 4.0 to be international and IT skilled” / INTERVIEW

Genova - In the Port 4.0, that runs towards the automation of as many activities as possible, the work on the dock is not destined to become extinct, but rather to evolve. A path that however can not pass only through the transformation of processes, but rather from the training of workers

Disappointing factory activity threatens global growth
Seafarer dies in fall aboard rockdumping vessel

Seafarer dies in fall aboard rockdumping vessel

Bruges - Officials in Bruges, Belgium are investigating the death of a Dutch seafarer aboard the specialized fallpipe vessel Simon Stevin. On Monday night, the “Stevin” was at the port of Zeebrugge, and the crew was moving steel pipes

Bettolo, MSC’s close-up plans

Bettolo, MSC’s close-up plans

Genova - Go ahead all and well in a hurry. MSC has further accelerated the Bettolo operation, confirming its willingness to land in Genoa and make the container terminal operational on those areas that are still empty. The strategy, anticipated by the Secolo XIX/The MediTelegraph

Ernest Airlines to start a Genoa-Kiev flight

Ernest Airlines to start a Genoa-Kiev flight

Genova - New flight from Genoa airport.The low cost airline Ernest Airlines presented, yesterday, the direct connection with Kiev. The carrier has also announced a new route - always from “Cristoforo Colombo” - to Tirana which is added to the connection already operated by Blue-Express

Port of Genoa pulls the brake after bridge collapse

Port of Genoa pulls the brake after bridge collapse

Genovq - The port of Genoa loses traffic, interrupting a positive historical series (except between 2015 and 2016) almost a decade in which the airport recorded growth: “the portt will close the year down by 0.5%, despite the first months marked a strong growth, but combined with Savona is first Italian port”

Shipowners’ last call to avoid a “no deal” Brexit
The EU wants to invest in shipping routes to Ireland
Rotterdam aims at being the “smartest port”
Liberty One and Marinakis buy first two ships

Liberty One and Marinakis buy first two ships

Athens - One year since its foundation, Capital Liberty Invest, the joint venture between Greece’s Capital Ship Management, belonging to Evangelos Marinakis, and Germany’s Liberty One, has acquired its first two feeder container vessels

Conte rejects press reports of Leonardo-Fincantieri merger
Offshore business drives Siemens Gamesa’s growth
CMA CGM picks Christine Cabau to lead its fleet
We proudly present: nominees for the FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award 2019
Corvus to supply new Norway’s ferries with batteries

Corvus to supply new Norway’s ferries with batteries

Richmond (Canada) - Battery builder Corvus Energy has been selected by Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for five new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1

Volotea grew by 34% in Italy last year

Volotea grew by 34% in Italy last year

Genova - Volotea, the airline of medium and small cities in Europe, transported 3.4 million passengers in Italy in 2018, equal to an increase of 34% compared to 2.5 million in 2017. The airline takes off from 20 Italian airports

Circle to support DG MOVE and MoS Coordinator

Circle to support DG MOVE and MoS Coordinator

Genova - Circle S.p.A. Circle, a Company listed on AIM Italia, leading its own Group specialized in process and management consulting services and in providing innovative technological solutions for transport and logistics sector

CEVA: “The offer from CMA CGM is too low”

CEVA: “The offer from CMA CGM is too low”

Baar (Switzerland) - The board of directors of the Swiss based supply chain company CEVA Logistics has come to the conclusion not to recommend to CEVA’s shareholders to tender their shares into the offer made by CMA CGM

EU reviewing concessions from Siemens and Alstom on rail deal
After fire, “Yantian” on its way to the Bahamas
Bono: “Fincantieri’s European projects must be defended”
Europe tops buyer for U.S. LNG

Europe tops buyer for U.S. LNG

London - Energy companies are flooding Europe with U.S. natural gas, establishing a foothold in a market dominated by Russia and seen as a key battleground in Washington’s efforts to curb Moscow’s energy influence

Samsung Heavy’s net loss widens
Commission recommends taxation of ports in Italy and Spain

Commission recommends taxation of ports in Italy and Spain

Brussels - The European Commission has proposed, in two separate decisions, that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules. The Commission remains committed to ensure a level playing field across the EU in this key economic sector

Damen’s newly-built TSHD to operate in Lisboa
German Shipowners press the UE for action on refugees
Pollution in Taranto, Italy condemned

Pollution in Taranto, Italy condemned

Strasbourg - “Persistent pollution caused by Ilva emissions has endangered the health of the entire population, which lives in the area at risk”: the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg upheld the appeal presented by 182 citizens of Taranto