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Port of Hamburg plans Hyperloop container transport

Port of Hamburg plans Hyperloop container transport

Hamburg - Containers that rush with almost 1,200 kilometers per hour through a tube system in the port of Hamburg - with electricity from solar plants. egotiations are currently under way between the Port of Hamburg and the Californian company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Shipowners call for “full clarity” on Brexit
ABB signs “breakthrough contract” in China
ArcelorMittal bolsters its fleet
Terminal PSA Voltri-Pra, digitalization for import procedures
New impetus boosts global trade

New impetus boosts global trade

Genoa - It took a moment for office workers at the port of Bremen to take it in when the ship first docked, back in the summer of 2015. Accustomed to containers and cranes, many had never witnessed barrels being unloaded from a 32-meter schooner

New ice-breaking tanker heads for Russia to load Yamal LNG
Italian banks come to Carige’s aid in €400 million capital plan
Virgin Hyperloop One, Bin Sulayem replaces Branson
First battery-powered tourist ship for the Arctic
Sweden’s HH Ferries launches battery vessels

Sweden’s HH Ferries launches battery vessels

Stockholm - Swedish HH Ferries has inaugurated the two Aurora and Tycho Brahe ferries that operate fully on battery power. They operate on the route between Helsingborg, in Sweden, and Helsingør, in Denmark, with departures every 15 minutes

ATR and Air New Zealand toward hybrid aircraft

ATR and Air New Zealand toward hybrid aircraft

Toulouse - French plane manufacturer Avions de Transport Regional and Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to explore the possibility of using hybrid or electric aircraft on New Zealand’s domestic and regional routes.

China’s foreign trade jumps 16%

China’s foreign trade jumps 16%

Beijing - China’s foreign trade jumped year-on-year to €3.4 trillion in the first 10 months of 2018. Imports surged 20.3 percent while exports grew by 12.6 percent

“Liguria hit by record-breaking storm surge”
Norway, gas plants restart after tanker-frigate collision
GE and Rolls Royce finalists for Chinese-Russian jet engine
Norway considers scrubber ban in world heritage fjords
Hapag-Lloyd optimistic for full year after raising 9-month EBIT
“Government to support Genoa’s special logistics zone”
Piraeus, new feeder service to Venice

Piraeus, new feeder service to Venice

Venice - The AS Fatima container ship will dock at the port of Venice, Vecon terminal, on November 9th, thus inaugurating the new “feeder” express service that will connect the lagoon airport with the port of Piraeus on a weekly basis

Ocean carriers sign blockchain alliance

Ocean carriers sign blockchain alliance

Shanghai - Nine ocean carriers and terminal operators have signed a memorandum of understanding to form the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on distributed ledger technology

Saras invests in new bunkering terminal ahead of IMO switch
Valencia adopts Maersk-IBM blockchain

Valencia adopts Maersk-IBM blockchain

Valencia - The port of Valencia, one of the largest in Europe by volume, has joined the TradeLens project, a technological solution developed by IBM and Maersk, to apply to the global supply chain the blockchain technology

German shipbuilders support Japan against Korea
LNG shipping rates hit all-time high ahead of winter traffic
EU to raise € 111 millions for the port of Naples
Shipowners call for reform of training regime

Shipowners call for reform of training regime

Manila - Esben Poulsson, chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, has called for a comprehensive revision of the IMO STCW Convention which governs global standards for the training and certification of around two million merchant seafarers

CMA CGM rises bunker surcharge

CMA CGM rises bunker surcharge

Marseille - CMA CGM has risen the bunker surcharge. From December 1st and “until further notice” the amounts will increase on all lines except the connections from and to Taiwan almost twice

Fincantieri’s new chinese hub for cruise shipbuilding
OECD sees shipping competition threatened by alliances
Germany’s MST fined $3.2 million for polluting the USA

Germany’s MST fined $3.2 million for polluting the USA

Portland, USA - The German shipping company MST Minerals Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH (MST) will have to pay a fine of 3.2 million dollars in the US for “obstruction of justice” and “concealing environmental violations”. The allegations relate to the years 2016 and 2017

Chinese investors favour Europe

Chinese investors favour Europe

Beijing - A growing number of Chinese investors are likely to shift to Europe with the United States triggering trade tensions with China, a key survey reported by the China Daily has found

China’s Expo attracts 1,000 firms from Belt and Road countries
Hackers steal data at Austal’s shipyards

Hackers steal data at Austal’s shipyards

Henderson, Australia - Shipbuilder Austal Ltd said on Thursday its Australian business had detected and responded to a data breach in which some staff email addresses and mobile phone numbers were accessed

“Unmanned surface vehicles’ market worth $1,020 million by 2023”
ABB tests fuel cells for ship propulsion

ABB tests fuel cells for ship propulsion

Oslo - ABB Marine, part of the Swedish-Swiss robotics, automation and electrical group, and Norway’s research firm Sintef Ocean have undertaken groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for ship propulsion

DHL strengthens German ties with China
Thales’ new maritime automation centre

Thales’ new maritime automation centre

Plymouth, England - The French multinational company Thales Group, specialised in electrical systems for the transportation, aerospace, defence and security markets, has opened its Maritime Autonomy Centre at Turnchapel Wharf, Plymouth

Seafarers’ “growing fear for pirates’ attacks”
EU approves State aid for Lithuanian LNG terminal

EU approves State aid for Lithuanian LNG terminal

Brussels - The European Commission has approved new government support terms to the liquefied natural gas, LNG, terminal at the Klaipeda port, after the Lithuanian authorities changed some of the conditions it got approval for already in 2013

Both Russian and US’ gas are in Germany’s future energy mix
Cruises, record month for the port of Cagliari
CMA CGM completes Containerships’ purchase
APM Terminals Bahrain aims to raise more than $ 30 million
“Turkish ship to drill for oil and gas in Mediterranean”
“Lack of price clarity clouds oil market’s IMO preparations”
EU commits 300 million euros for clean oceans

EU commits 300 million euros for clean oceans

Brussels - The European Commission has announced a 300 million euros of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance

Euronav against IMO 2020 scrubber drive

Euronav against IMO 2020 scrubber drive

Antwerp - Euronav, the Belgian tanker company engaged in ocean transportation and storage of crude oil, claims scrubbers are a “loop hole which makes enforcement of the sulphur ban extremely complex, difficult to enforce and likely to facilitate non-compliance”

ThyssenKrupp’s project for the 22 billion euros’ Instanbul airport
Franco-Italian agreement for shipbuilding research