The project

Costa Crociere, the cruise terminal in Genoa ready before 2025

The terminal, which could be designed by the world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, will be built in the area of ​​the ancient port, the most prestigious area of ​​the city, a few hundred meters from the largest historical center in Europe

International relations

Greece and Tunisia sign shipping deal

Greece and Tunisia will sign an agreement on maritime transport. The agreement will be signed on the occasion of the visit to the African nation by the Foreign Minister of Athens, Nikos Dendias

Covid

Chesapeake files for bankruptcy

Chesapeake Energy, the emblem of the American revolution for shale, is facing bankruptcy following the collapse of oil and gas prices linked to coronavirus

In Denmark and abroad

DFDS to cut 650 jobs

The Danish group DFDS, which operates freight and passenger transport services with a fleet of ferries and logistics services, announced its intention to cut 650 jobs due to the impact on the activities of the Covid-19 pandemic

Slow recovery

LNG-Asian pricese steady despite cargo cancellations

Asian spot liquefied natural gas prices remained steady this week on a continued stream of spot supply even though traders continued to cancel cargoes loading from the United States due to poor economics

CO2 emissions

Shipping 2030 climate goals "too weak"

The international shipping and aviation sectors’ 2030 climate targets are too weak and their emissions are on course to reach dangerous levels despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Environment

Hapag-Lloyd to halt waste shipments to China

German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd said it had notified customers it will stop accepting cargoes of solid waste, including scrap metal, bound for China that arrive from Sept. 1 onwards to comply with new legislation

Tourism and Covid-19

Spain maintains ban on cruise ships

Spain is to uphold a ban on cruise liners from docking at its ports to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to a ministerial order published on Saturday

Covid-19

Oil tanker quarantined in Antwerp

The Belgian port of Antwerp has quarantined a Maltese-flagged oil tanker until at least July 4 after more than half of its crew tested positive for COVID-19, the port authority said on Thursday

American Bureau of Shipping

ABS Grants AIP to Dual Deadweight Bulker

Available in 86,000 and 95,000 DWT designs, the bulk carrier is intended to be ready to order ‘off the shelf’ for charterers and operators looking for flexibility.

On the Baltic Sea

Poland signs deal to expand its LNG terminal

Poland has signed contracts worth 1.9 billion zlotys ($483 million) to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Swinoujscie to 8.3 billion cubic metres (bcm) by 2023 from 5 bcm now in response to increasing domestic demand.

New rules

Dubai to welcome tourists from 7 July under new air travel protocols

Dubai residents stranded abroad will be able to travel back to the emirate from 22 June, while citizens and residents are allowed to travel overseas from Tuesday under new air travel protocols revealed by the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management. Under the directives, visitors and tourists will also be able to travel to Dubai from 7 July. Full details were released by the Dubai Media Office

The COVID-19 effect

Hyundai Heavy Industries to merge shipbuilding, offshore units, streamline by 20%

Seoul - South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. said on Tuesday that it will merge shipbuilding and offshore & engineering divisions to streamline its mainstay business to survive coronavirus pandemic that has dampened global demand. According to the world’s largest shipbuilder, it will merge its shipbuilding and offshore operations July 1

The "Golsan"

Another Iranian cargo ship en route to Venezuela

Teheran - Another Iranian oil tanker is en route to Venezuela, as the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to defy the sanctions put on both the nations (Iran and Venezuela) by the United States of America’s (USA). As per various reports received, the Iran-flagged "Golsan" is en route to Venezuela and is expected to dock soon

The statement

CLIA: cruise lines extend suspension of operations from US ports until mid-September

Miami - “Due to the ongoing situation within the U.S. related to COVID-19, CLIA member cruise lines have decided to voluntarily extend the period of suspended passenger operations,” the association said in a statement. “It is increasingly clear that more time will be needed to resolve barriers to resumption in the United States.”