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Crowley takes delivery of first LNG Con-Ro ship

Crowley takes delivery of first LNG Con-Ro ship

Jacksonville - Crowley Maritime announced today that it has taken deliveryof “El Coquí”, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine

Confcommercio, slow down in transport

Confcommercio, slow down in transport

Rome - “At last the relevant players (including the government) have taken notice: the Italian economy is slowing down, and a 1.5% GDP growth is not a realistic target for 2018.” This the analysis from an ‘observatory’ committee set up to look at transport by the Confcommercio-Conftrasporti federation

Fuels: methanol is back

Fuels: methanol is back

Genoa - The new dual-fuel engine built at the Wartsila shipyards in Trieste, Sweden’s Summeth sustainable navigation research project, and ENI’s experiment on a fleet of Fiat 500s signal the return of the love affair between manufacturing and methanol

“Methanol, ideal solution for short distances” / INTERVIEW

“Methanol, ideal solution for short distances” / INTERVIEW

Genoa - Resistance from industry represents the biggest obstacle to the use of methanol in cars and ships. That was the 2011 conclusion arrived at by the authors of an MIT study on the “future of natural gas”, and it’s echoed today by Eelco Dekker, manager at the Methanol Institute

Venice bets on project cargo and river traffic / INTERVIEW
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New tariffs approved for Trans-Caspian Route

New tariffs approved for Trans-Caspian Route

Baku - Participants of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Corridor (TITR) International Association, an association of legal entities, signed the final protocol of the TITR General Meeting in Baku on May 8. Tariffs for transportation of coal and grain were approved under the protocol

TT-Line and FSG seal deal on RoRo duo

TT-Line and FSG seal deal on RoRo duo

Devonport - After months of negotiation Australian shipping company TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) have signed a contract for the construction of two new roll on/roll off ships to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels

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