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Maersk announces a new brand

Maersk announces a new brand

Maersk has announced it will combine its intra-regional brands MCC, Sealand and Seago Line into one unified brand name, Sealand – A Maersk Company. According to a statement, Maersk, the biggest container line in the world, is rebranding the lines to simplify its marketing and investment operations

ABB acquires Belgian logistic tech firm

ABB acquires Belgian logistic tech firm

Zurich - The Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation ABB announced it has completed its acquisition of intrion, a privately owned company headquartered in Huizingen, close to Brussels, with approximately 120 employees and over a decade of experience in logistics automation solutions

Shipping: University of Genoa  makes global top ten

Shipping: University of Genoa makes global top ten

Genoa - Within the academic world of maritime economics, the University of Genoa is one of the major schools, together with the Technical University of Hong Kong, the National University of Singapore, the Universities of Antwerp, Plymouth, and Rotterdam, the Technical University of Delft and a few other institutions

Civitavecchia: redevelopment work completed

Civitavecchia: redevelopment work completed

Rome - In August, work was completed on the removal of the old Civitavecchia – Golfo Aranci boarding bridge no.1 and on the redevelopment of the former state railway area. The area in question has been deep cleaned to host activities associated with yachting

La Spezia promotes itself: “We are the gateway to North Africa”
Cruises: Liguria to lead market in 2019

Cruises: Liguria to lead market in 2019

Genoa - 2019 will be a record year for cruise traffic in Italian ports: 11,500,000 passengers will be handled, a 5.5% increase over 2018, according to estimates presented in Lisbon during the international event Seatrade Cruise Med by Sergio Senesi, the president of the Cemar Agency Network, whose head office is in Genoa

Genoa in the eyes of road hauliers: “Fewer risks, and work will pick-up again”
Unions, container port of Cagliari at peak

Unions, container port of Cagliari at peak

Cagliari - With a net traffic loss of 72 in just three years, the Canal Port of Cagliari is literally sinking. This is what emerges from a complaint-dossier made known by UilTrasporti Sardegna, which examines the traffic trend at Cagliari’s freight yard and analyses the problems that prevent Cagliari from succeeding

Naples: EU Commission “condemns” Authority

Naples: EU Commission “condemns” Authority

Naples - The €44 million subsidy granted by the Italian state to the Port Authority of Naples to restore the dry docks rented to Cantieri del Mediterraneo is illegal state aid. The late collection of concession fees by the Port Authority, on the other hand, does not constitute State aid

Genoa: two suspects for the “explosive”  container
Carige Bank: Malacalza wins over board

Carige Bank: Malacalza wins over board

Genova - Vittorio Malacalza defeated Raffaele Mincione 7 to 3. The struggle over control of Banca Carige has ended with a resounding success for the Piacenza-based Malacalzas; they’re the largest stakeholders in the troubled Ligurian lender

Genoa Boat Show opens:  951 world exhibitors

Genoa Boat Show opens: 951 world exhibitors

Genova - Following the tragedy of the collapse of the Morandi Bridge, Genoa bounces back with its Boat Show. The 58th edition of the international fair dedicated to the boating sector opened yesterday, and, compared to the 2017 edition, this year has more boats being exhibited, both on land and in the water

Using mullet at the port of Genoa to measure pollution

Using mullet at the port of Genoa to measure pollution

Genoa - Mullet at the Port of Genoa, along with those present at Olbia and Toulon, will be used to guard against sea pollution. Specifically, pollution related to micro plastics: those tiny fragments, smaller than 5 millimetres, which – it is suspected - also function as vehicles for hydrocarbon

Containership tries bunkering with vegetable oil

Containership tries bunkering with vegetable oil

Amsterdam - Low-carbon shipping group GoodShipping has announced its first carbon-free shipment - a voyage of the container feeder Samskip Endeavor fueled by vegetable oil. Prior to the voyage, the “Endeavor” took on 22,000 liters (about 20 tonnes) of hydrotreated used cooking oil

Bio-Sea BWTS Installed in CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupéry

Bio-Sea BWTS Installed in CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupéry

Paris - France’s BIO-UV Group reports that it has successfully installed and commissioned its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system ton CMA CGM’s new flagship, the 20,600 teu CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupéry delivered by Hanjin Heavy Industries yard in the Philippines earlier this year

“Bridge collapse: 2 million per day in extra costs”

“Bridge collapse: 2 million per day in extra costs”

Genoa - According to an estimate by ISFORT for Conftrasporto-Confcommercio, the economic damage to road haulage companies alone caused by the extension of the routes through the Genoa node after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge amounts to about €600,000 per day

Two projects to rebuild the Genoa bridge

Two projects to rebuild the Genoa bridge

Genova - It is no coincidence that Autostrade’s double move came on the day of the meeting in Rome between the government and the local institutions. The first, which is an official move, is the launch of a “transparency” operation that aims to demonstrate some basic concepts

Newbuilding orders pick up

Newbuilding orders pick up

Piraeus - Ship owners are seemingly in the hunt for more newbuildings, after a mid-summer lull of activity brought ordering activity to a year-to-date low. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Allied Shipbroking noted that “the past couple of weeks has shown a more aggressive attitude”

Bolloré Ports to build new terminal in East Timor

Bolloré Ports to build new terminal in East Timor

Dili (East Timor) - Bolloré Ports, a branch of the Bolloré Transport & Logistics, has kicked off the construction of the Tibar port in East Timor, a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor, in what is the country’s first public-private partnership

U.S. aims to start LNG deliveries to Germany in four years
China says Trump forces its hand, will retaliate against new U.S. tariffs
Marcucci: “Silk Road in Africa, opportunities for Italy” / INTERVIEW
Exports to Africa travel with Grimaldi Group
“Genoa is the reference port for North Africa” / INTERVIEW
Moby strengthens Piombino link

Moby strengthens Piombino link

The Onorato Armatori group announced an increase in Moby vessels and in Sardinia-bound services at the port of Piombino. From the start of October not only will its freight line be restored, but that it will also include a passenger link

One of Russia’s new icebreakers facing delays

One of Russia’s new icebreakers facing delays

St. Petersburg - Another of Russia’s new-line nuclear icebreakers is running afoul of construction deadlines in a delay that will likely force older ones to operate longer. The hull of the “Arktika”, one of Russia’s three LK-60 nuclear icebreakers, was floated in 2016 at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg

«Per Genova zona franca con la Zls»

«Per Genova zona franca con la Zls»

Genova - «La zona logistica semplificata a Genova? Molto positiva, meglio ancora se fosse affiancata da una zona franca doganale»: a parlare è Maurizio d’Amico, segretario generale dell’advisory board e da poche settimane anche membro dell’executive board di Femoza

Banca Carige, seven days until appeal decision

Banca Carige, seven days until appeal decision

Genoa - The date has been confirmed by several sources: as anticipated by Il Secolo XIX, in a week, on Saturday 15 September, the Court of Genoa will examine the urgent appeal filed by Malacalza Investimenti to block the appointment of financier Raffaele Mincione’s list to the board of directors of Banca Carige

Messina-Gioia Tauro merger is skipped

Messina-Gioia Tauro merger is skipped

Genoa - hanks to the change in government, more than two years after the Delrio reform - that called for the unification of the former Port Authorities of Gioia Tauro and Messina - the Ministry of Transport has opted to leave the two entities separate: there will be no Delrio reform for the Straight of Messina

Olmo: “Don’t let Genoa languish for the sake of a beauty contest”
Costa Crociere, eight new courses

Costa Crociere, eight new courses

Genoa - Costa Crociere has opened its registration process for eight new training courses, with a total of 147 places available, aimed at hiring personnel on board its ships. Costa Crociere has promised to hire between 60% and 70% of the participants who have successfully completed each course

Boat Show: participation growing

Boat Show: participation growing

Milan - “We feel a huge responsibility on our part: to prove to the world that Genoa is capable of responding. And in light of this responsibility, I can say today that Genoa will succeed, the 58th edition of Genoa’s Boat Show will live up to expectations”, says UCINA Confindustria Nautica’s Chairman, Carla Demaria

First ship from India to Piombino

First ship from India to Piombino

Piombino (Livorno) - The first ship from India, the Vega Lea from Chennai, has docked at the port of Piombino (Livorno), with a cargo of 18,600 tonnes of semi-finished iron products, which will allow the production of “made in Jindal” rails in the historic former-Lucchini and Aferpi factory

Genoa seeks land for heavy vehicles

Genoa seeks land for heavy vehicles

Genoa - Storage areas for heavy vehicles are currently being identified in the Genoa port area following the collapse of the Morandi bridge to reduce critical issues in the event of traffic jams along the A26 Voltri-Alessandria and A7 Genoa-Milan motorways

Assarmatori: “Restricted group for Genoa”

Assarmatori: “Restricted group for Genoa”

Genoa - “We need to create a very small working group, between institutions and employer representatives, to map the traffic flows in the port and determine the problems, without any confusion about numbers.” This is the proposal from Stefano Messina, the president of Assarmatori

ILVA: blue collar-Confindustria alliance is possible

ILVA: blue collar-Confindustria alliance is possible

Genoa - The decision from the Ministry of Environment, which was requested after approval from ANAC and the Government Legal Service has arrived. “I delivered a report to MISE that is 95% complete on ILVA and the environmental part,” said Minister Sergio Costa

Greek seamen extend strike over collective wage agreement
Building of new Viking Line’s cruise ship starts in China
Wärtsilä partners with Israel’s theDOCK

Wärtsilä partners with Israel’s theDOCK

Helsinki - Wärtsilä announces an official partnership with theDOCK Innovation Hub, an Israel-based maritime-focused startup accelerator, in a move it hopes will see the Technology giant connecting with the hottest local talent and emerging technologies within the marine sector

Asian stocks down for third session as trade worries persist

Asian stocks down for third session as trade worries persist

Tokyo - Asian stocks dropped for the third consecutive session on Monday, hit by worries over further escalation of the U.S-China trade war and unstable emerging market currencies. Trump said last week he was ready to implement the new tariffs as soon as a public comment period on the plan ends on Thursday

Cruises, the Med is back on top once again / ANALYSIS
Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to participate in the Port of Pecém
Wärtsilä part of industry consortium to develop state-of-the-art container vessel
Turkey calls for a new chapter in relations with Greece
Shipping companies and the market, Europe looking for antitrust / ANALYSIS
Hamburg, wider fairway approved

Hamburg, wider fairway approved

Hamburg - The planning procedure for the deepening of the fairway on the Outer and Lower Elbe, which leads in to the Port of Hamburg, has been completed. The legal preliminaries are therefore in place that will enable construction to start

US losing attractiveness to German companies

US losing attractiveness to German companies

Berlin - The United States is losing its attractiveness as a business location among German companies since the trade conflict between the European Union and the US, a survey showed on Tuesday, writes China’s press agency Xinhua

Container overbooking causing delays for Brazil exports, says Maersk
German, U.S. companies concerned despite EU trade truce with Trump
China’s investments energize Spanish ports

China’s investments energize Spanish ports

Genoa - Chinese logistics giant COSCO Shipping, which acquired 51 percent of Spain’s Noatum Port Holdings in a reported $228 million deal in November, is helping Spanish shipping grow with advanced know-how thanks to the vision of the Belt and Road Initiative, writes the China Daily