Passenger traffic, Genova over 3 million mark

Genova - Genoa’s Stazioni Marittime terminal posted positive results, with the recently approved 2016 budget showing a net profit of €840,620, and a turnover of around €23.5 million. During the past year, in fact, 3,110,432 passengers passed through Genoa, including cruise and ferry passengers, a 4.4% increase


Messina, English-for-seafarers course concluded

Genova - The first course on maritime English was successfully concluded in Genoa; the result of an agreement between the Italian Merchant Marine Academy Foundation and the Ignazio Messina Group, the project involved three classes, each with 15 participants


Daewoo delivers world’s first icebreaking LNG carrier

Seul - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., a leading global shipyard, said Tuesday that it has successfully delivered the world’s first icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier to a Russian client. In 2014, Daewoo Shipbuilding clinched a deal from Russia’s state-run shipper Sovcomflot


Fincantieri closes its take-over bid for Vard

Trieste - Fincantieri has announced -with reference to the public voluntary total acquisition bid aimed at the ordinary shares of Vard Holdings Limited that are not already directly or indirectly held, controlled or subject to an acquisition bid from its own subsidiary, Fincantieri Oil & Gas S.p.A. dated 13 November 2016


Fincantieri is close to a deal for STX France

Trieste - Fincantieri’s acquisition of the Saint-Nazaire shipyards could happen soon, before the French elections: the goal of closing the deal on the only shipyards in France that are capable of building large civilian and military ships is shared by the government in Paris

Onorato stabilises  255 maritime workers

Onorato stabilises 255 maritime workers

Livorno - The Onorato Armatori Group signed an important agreement yesterday morning that calls for the stabilisation of another 255 Italian sailors in Tuscany with Moby. Yet another operation concluded by the group, which is active in the transport sector in the Mediterranean

Wärtsilä expands into solar and battery power

Wärtsilä expands into solar and battery power

Trieste - Wärtsilä,the marine engine and power plant manufacturer, is expanding into solar and battery power in the latest example of a traditional energy company diversifying beyond fossil fuels. The Finnish group has won an order to build a solar power plant at a gold mine in Burkina Faso, west Africa

Somali pirates take over Somali vessel to use as floating base
Works start in Genoa on the first ship for Virgin Voyages
GNV doubles the Civitavecchia-Termini Imerese Line