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The Shipowners’s Club slips in the red zone
Hi-tech simulation centre to open in England
Denmark uses drones to detect emissions
Shipbuilders make a deal on connectivity
Shipping industry welcomes EU’s step towards less bureaucracy
Vard delivers Ponant cruise vessel
Freight throughput in Rotterdam grows by 5.1%
Novatek starts shipping LNG from new plant
Fincantieri, two other bids in Bulgarian patrol ship tender
Zeaborn grabs total control of Intermarine
Boeing dispute, EU issues preliminary list of US products
Rotterdam and BP will test green hydrogen

Rotterdam and BP will test green hydrogen

Rotterdam - BP, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are jointly investigating the possibilities of producing green hydrogen for the BP refinery in Rotterdam

China to increase trade with Eastern Europe
India’s oil imports from Iran up 5%
China and France to develop offshore wind power project
CMA CGM completes public tender for CEVA

CMA CGM completes public tender for CEVA

Marseillle - Following the close of the public tender offer launched on 12 February 2019, the CMA CGM Group announced today that it will hold 97.89% of the outstanding shares and voting rights of CEVA upon settlement of the tendered CEVA shares, scheduled for 16 April 2019

Corvus supplies first all-electric workboat

Corvus supplies first all-electric workboat

Bergen - Corvus Energy will supply a 550kWh Energy Storage System (ESS) for a new all-electric skimmer workboat. The ESS will allow the boat to be in full working mode for four to five hours, and a full battery charge will take just two hours. In addition, the vessel has solar panels on board

Capesize values under pressure

Capesize values under pressure

London - VesselsValue data suggests the value of a generic fixed age 15 year old Capesize Bulker has fallen 20% from 1st November 2018 to USD 12.2 million today. By contrast, other valuers are quoting figures or estimated ranges 15-30% higher

“Costa Luminosa” docks at Mumbai Port

“Costa Luminosa” docks at Mumbai Port

Mumbai - Costa Cruises, the first and only international cruise company to offer regular cruises directly from Mumbai to Cochin, Cochin to Maldives, Maldives to Mumbai, confirmed its strong interest in developing the Indian cruise market, by just completing their third successful India season

EU fines General Electric

EU fines General Electric

Brussels - The Commission has fined General Electric €52 million for providing incorrect information on its planned acquisition of LM Wind, the leading American supplier of blades to the offshore and onshore wind industry

“EU ship recycling rules look protectionist”
Piraeus Port Authority shows good 2018 results

Piraeus Port Authority shows good 2018 results

Piraeus - The annual briefing to the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)of the results of Piraeus Port Authority SA for the year 2018 took place at the headquarters of PPA S.A. in the presence of the CEO of PPA S.A. Captain Fu Chengqiu and Angelos Karakostas, Deputy CEO

China to build largest LNG carrier

China to build largest LNG carrier

Beijing - China is building the world’s largest liquefied natural gas carrier with a capacity of 270,000 cubic metres to cope with the rising demand for the clean fuel in the nation, said a top shipbuilder. Shanghai-based Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) has joined hands with DNV-GL for construction of the carrier

Maersk, vice-CEO leaves A.P. Moller
“High uncertainty for container shipping”
Unicredit eyes bid for Commerzbank

Unicredit eyes bid for Commerzbank

Frankfurt - Deutsche Bank came under increased pressure on Thursday to move forward on a tie-up with Commerzbank after Italy’s UniCredit was named as a potential alternative bidder for the German lender

CMA CGM launches new 3,500 TEUs vessel
Life is harsh for clean trucks
Spain claims success in Gibraltar row with Britain
Maersk completes oil and gas spin off
“6 months to 2020. The ships of the future, green and autonomous?”: a Forum in Genoa
Chinese e-commerce giant’s debut into shipping
Singapore’s sovereign fund joins Msc
EU would begin customs controls right after no-deal Brexit
Container traffic grows in Naples

Container traffic grows in Naples

Naples - The Port System Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea has announced that in the first two months of this year the traffic of container handled in the ports of Naples and Salerno has increased by 8.4% in terms of TEUs loaded

Visa free travel after Brexit

Visa free travel after Brexit

Brussels - The Council and the European Parliament have agreed that, following Brexit, UK citizens coming to the Schengen area for a short stay should be granted visa free travel

BlackRock could be given more time for Carige bid
Profit slump at Eurogate

Profit slump at Eurogate

Bremen - German container-terminal giant Eurogate has suffered a decline in net earnings by 20.9%, with significant declines at the transshipment terminals in Italy

CMA CGM bundles its short-sea activities
Contship and Til reach deal over Gioia Tauro
Port of Rotterdam to increase inland shipping
Scorpio borrows millions to install scrubbers
Brexit in disarray: May under pressure to go for soft strategy
Grande America: pollution drifts towards Spain

Grande America: pollution drifts towards Spain

Bordeaux - The coastline of New Aquitaine could be largely spared by pollution from the sinking of the freighter Grande America in the Bay of Biscay, the oil slick having curved its movement to Spain, as reported Thursday by the Atlantic Maritime Prefecture

Belgium gears up for economic hit from hard Brexit
“Container industry on the rise again”

“Container industry on the rise again”

Oslo - Container shipping industry is experiencing small yet significant improvements, writes Xeneta, the company that publishes the monthly XSI Public Indices report on the the global market movements in the container shipping industry

GasLog signs 12-year LNG charter deal with JERA
ABB wins contract for firs Chinese-built cruise vessel
CMA CGM changes Containerships’s CEO

CMA CGM changes Containerships’s CEO

Marseille - Just after having taken over the shortsea shipping company Containerships, French shipping giant CMA CGM makes a change at the management level: CEO Kari Pekka Laaksonen leaves his post

Port of Antwerp to produce methanol

Port of Antwerp to produce methanol

Antwerp - By producing methanol – an important raw material for its activities – Antwerp is taking the next step in the transition to alternative energy sources and a carbon-neutral port