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P&O to change flag of UK ships to Cyprus ahead of Brexit
Rolls-Royce completes modernization of thruster plant
Rotterdam unveils plan to reduce CO2
Lithuania LNG port aims to be Baltic hub
Eddie Stobart starts rail service from London port as Brexit looms
Oetker to be sold to the Swire Group

Oetker to be sold to the Swire Group

Hamburg - The China Navigation Company, a subsidiary of the Swire Group will acquire the bulk shipping business in Hamburg Süd which includes Rudolf A. Oetker, Furness Withy Chartering and the bulk activities in Alianca Navegacão

Germany bans Iranian airline on suspicion of spying, terror
North is the first UK P&I Club to confirm post-Brexit trading arrangements
MSC’s technology to transport fruit to China

MSC’s technology to transport fruit to China

Marseille - The ocean carrier MSC launches a new technology for long distance shipping of fruit. The first to test the technology is the gold kiwi, sweeter than the green one, and whose demand is growing especially in China

France triggers “hard Brexit” plan, to invest in ports and airports
Pirate attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea

Pirate attacks multiply in the Gulf of Guinea

London - Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest annual piracy report reveals

Hamburg “prepared for the worst of Brexit scenarios”
CMA CGM unveils new Ocean Alliance agreement

CMA CGM unveils new Ocean Alliance agreement

Marseille - The CMA CGM group has announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Rodolphe Saadé, signed with the executives of COSCO SHIPPING, Evergreen and OOCL the launch of Ocean Alliance Day 3 Product

“A no-deal Brexit must be avoided”
PetroChina boosts European LNG activity with Yamal cargoes
INEOS invests billions in Antwerp

INEOS invests billions in Antwerp

Antwerp - INEOS, Europe’s largest petrochemicals company, has announced Antwerp as the location for its new ground breaking 3 billion Euro petrochemical investment

New wind turbine vessel approved

New wind turbine vessel approved

Houston - The American Bureau of Shipping, ABS, one of the world’s leading classification society, has granted “approval in principal” to the German ship design company Neptun for its wind turbine transport vessel

Regent Seven Seas orders new ship to Fincantieri
Siemens-Alstom rail deal, decision by Feb. 18
German car exports to China fall 37%

German car exports to China fall 37%

Frankfurt - German carmakers appeal for tariff-free trade to preserve jobs in Europe and the United States, as the country’s auto industry association reports exports of German cars from the USA to China dropped 37 percent last year

Evergreen grows in South America
UK opens centre to dismantle the oil industry
Eni enters in the UAE Sharjah Emirate

Eni enters in the UAE Sharjah Emirate

Sharjah - His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah, and Eni’s Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Descalzi, attended today the 2018 Exploration Bid Round ceremony that saw Eni being awarded Areas A, B C onshore Exploration Concession Agreements

ENI acquires majority in two Abu Dhabi’s concessions
CMA CGM improves its fleet

CMA CGM improves its fleet

Marseille - CMA CGM announces it has taken delivery of the CMA CGM Fort de France, one of four new container ships serving the French West Indies

MSC starts cleanup of Dutch waters
Two new tankers cross the Arctic in extreme conditions
California secures import-export of cars with Europe and Asia
ZIM and 2M Alliance expand their cooperation
“Autonomous ships market to be worth $ 13.8 billion by 2023”
MOL acquires Nordic Tankers

MOL acquires Nordic Tankers

Tokyo - Japanese shipping giant MOL’s Chemical Tankers unit has agreed to take full control of Triton-owned Nordic Tankers. The acquisition shall create one of the worldwide major owners-operators for stainless-steel chemical tankers

EU says it will review planned French-Italian shipbuilding merger
Fisheries, Commission lifts “yellow card” from Thailand
EU Commission recommends taxation of ports in Italy

EU Commission recommends taxation of ports in Italy

Brussels - The European Commission has proposed that Italy and Spain align their taxation of ports with State aid rules, inviting both countries to adapt their legislation in order to ensure that ports, as from 1 January 2020, will pay corporate tax in the same way as other companies

China’s new international land-sea corridor
Rolls-Royce to design and equip a new fishing vessel
“Asia and Europe to drive LNG growth”

“Asia and Europe to drive LNG growth”

London - Asian countries and some European countries will see growth in the number of small-scale LNG imports terminals and in turn this will create demand for small LNG vessels, writes market research Drewry

MSC to fund North Sea clean-up

MSC to fund North Sea clean-up

Geneva - MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company will pay the full costs of the clean-up made necessary by the incident that happened on January 2nd, when the “Msc Zoe” container vessel lost part of its cargo in heavy seas off the Dutch and German coast

DUP calls on British government to dump ‘poison’ Brexit backstop
Two potential partners for Uljanik Shipyard

Two potential partners for Uljanik Shipyard

Zagreb - Economy Minister Darko Horvat and Uljanik shipbuilding group chairman of the board Emil Bulić said on Friday two serious partners were interested in the group and that they were conducting due diligence, with Horvat hopeful that two more partners would express interest by January 25

China to provide warships to Pakistan

China to provide warships to Pakistan

Shanghai - China recently started construction of an export version of one of its advanced warships and will deliver it to Pakistan as part of a major arms deal, according to China State Shipbuilding Corp, a large State-owned defence contractor

Maersk shuts container factory in China

Maersk shuts container factory in China

Copenhagen - Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk will shut a transport container factory in China and instead focus on producing refrigerated containers for food, it said on Thursday. Demand for refrigerated containers has grown thanks to higher global demand for fresh produce and other commodities

Antwerp port looks to capacity expansion

Antwerp port looks to capacity expansion

Antwerp - Belgium’s Antwerp port has confirmed a need for additional container handling capacity as the port concluded 2018 with expected growth in all types of cargo. Jacques Vandermeiren, ceo of Antwerp Port Authority, highlighted that the port is already far beyond its optimum capacity limits in the terminals

ECB calls in administrators to save Italy’s Carige
UK to spend over $130 million on ferries to cope with no-deal Brexit
Container lines ask Brussels to renew block exemption
Peljesac, Neum: the bridge of discord
World’s first research platform to be built in the Arctic
Port of Antwerp’s 2018, a “record year”
K Line changes its CEO