Rome - The Italian Lower House on Wednesday gave definitive approval to a decree banning cruise ships from mooring in Venice. The decree was passed by 370 votes to 16 with 29 abstentions. Cruise ships have been stopped from landing in the centre of Venice
Marseille - For the second time in less than a year, a containership operated by CMA CGM will set size records as the largest boxship to call at ports along the Atlantic Seaboard. The 16,022 TEU CMA CGM "Marco Polo" will set a total of seven North American big ship records in 11 days. The 1,300-foot long boxship is currently crossing the Atlantic due to make its first North American call in Halifax on May 17
London - Fresh outbreaks of COVID-19 and travel curbs are deterring tourists from flocking back to Thailand's beaches and Turkey's bazaars, stalling a recovery in tourism, a crucial source of foreign currency and a large employer for many emerging markets. Global tourism suffered its worst year ever in 2020
Tokyo - Japanese container line headquartered in Singapore ONE has reported a US$3.5 billion profit for 2020 - an astonishing leap from the $105 million profit declared for 2019. The earnings surge came on the back of a 21 per cent increase in annual revenue
Copenhagen - Denmark's Maersk said on Wednesday it expected its "exceptionally strong" performance in the first quarter to continue for the rest of the year, driven by high demand for shipping containers from China to the United States. Maersk, which handles about one in five containers shipped worldwide, said there were not enough ships available in the world to meet a surge in consumer demand
Taranto - Global Ports Holding, the largest independent terminal operator cruises globally, is now the new concessionaire for traffic support and support services port cruises of Taranto. The international holding will act through the subsidiaries Port Operation Holding and Global Ports Melita. Taranto Cruise Port will have in concession, for the next 20 years, a part of the maritime state-owned areas and assets located on the San Cataldo pier
Tokyo - Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line), and its domestic subsidiary Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha have agreed to establish a joint venture company to provide services within the offshore wind industry. The new joint venture company, “K” Line Wind Service, will provide offshore support vessels and marine-related services to the industry
Singpore - Liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes are being diverted away from ports in India as surging coronavirus cases there hamper domestic gas demand, trade and shipping sources said on Monday. Six LNG tankers diverted away from India since April 20
"The chance to have a stable presence in this port has materialized and, as has already happened elsewhere, we are working with our competitors, who in this case I would define as "industry colleagues": the goal is to find together the best solution to transform Genoa in a large cruise hub"
The ship's protection and indemnity insurer UK Club and its technical manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) have said they are disappointed that the ship is being held.
Some sources estimated the volume at 500,000 to 600,000 tonnes, or up to around 10 large panamax vessels, mainly for August. Others pegged total sales higher, at around 1 million tonnes, suggesting France could load up to about 15 panamaxes this summer
Tsuneishi, which is based in Hiroshima Prefecture and operates shipyards in China and the Philippines, will acquire the interest in Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding on Oct. 1.
“Shippers continue to face container and vessel capacity shortage issues which have led to high freight rates,” MNSC chairman Datuk Dr Ir Andy Seo Kian Haw told The Malaysian Reserve
The high price of iron ore, as well as strength in China’s domestic steel prices and profit margins for mills, has prompted some official concern. Beijing’s industry ministry went so far as to say on April 20 that it would take steps to stabilize raw material prices.
"The pandemic has not only exposed vulnerabilities in global supply chains, but also underscored the importance of accelerating the use of technology and advancements in digitalisation for the shipping industry"
The group has secured a total of 75 effective shipbuilding contracts with an aggregate value of US$4.01 billion year-to-date.
“Towards a low-carbon shipping industry / Maritime transport and the environment: ideas, projects, investments”
The first portion of the funding will be distributed in early May and the next round will be invested over the coming several years, the White House said
The right of passage of foreign warships and "other state ships" will be suspended in three spots near Crimea's Black Sea coast from April 24 until October 31
The proposed changes represent a minimum cost increase per transit reservation of US$20,000 (up 57%) and a maximum cost increase of US$58,500 (up 167%) will now start on 1 June 2021.
The Navy statement did not go into detail about the alleged crimes in Nuevo Laredo, which was often racked by violent turf wars between drug cartels during the last government.
At present, 22 routes are running through the pass, reaching 13 countries such as Germany and Poland. The imported goods carried by the trains include automobiles and parts, timber and cotton yarn, while home appliances and daily necessities are among the exported items.
From St. Petersburg, cargoes can be shipped directly to some of the major European hubs such as Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Le Havre through our European feeder network
International supply chains were thrown into disarray when the 400 metre (430 yard) Ever Given ran aground in the canal on March 23
"Our bilateral relationship with Israel in particular is central to regional stability and security in the Middle East. During our meeting I reaffirmed to Minister Gantz our commitment to Israel is enduring and it is ironclad," Austin said
Heavy ash fall had halted the evacuation efforts somewhat due to poor visibility, according to St. Vincent's National Emergency Management Organisation.
While ports on the U.S. East Coast are more exposed to any disruptions in the Suez Canal, the surge in demand for retail goods has overwhelmed West Coast terminals in recent months
"Tow lines have now been established between the stricken vessel and the tugs. The risk of a grounding has been averted," the NCA said in a statement.
The 400-metre-long (1,310 ft) Ever Given became grounded diagonally across the southern section of the canal during high winds on March 23. It remained stuck for six days, preventing hundreds of ships from passing and significantly impacting global trade flows.
"The explosion occurred on Tuesday morning near the Djibouti coast and caused minor damage with no casualties. The vessel was a civilian ship stationed there to secure the region against pirates," Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
CDC said the next phase of the CDC's conditional sail order will include simulated voyages to will allow crew and port personnel to practice new COVID-19 operational procedures with volunteers before sailing with passengers.
International supply chains were thrown into disarray when the 400-metre-long (430-yard) Ever Given ran aground in the canal on March 23, with specialist rescue teams taking almost a week to free her after extensive dredging and repeated tugging operations.
"We naturally expect all relevant norms of maritime traffic to be strictly observed," TASS news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as saying.
COSCO's comments come days after China and Iran, both subject to U.S. sanctions, signed a 25-year cooperation agreement on March 27 to strengthen their long-standing economic and political alliance
The six-day blockage threw global supply chains into disarray after the 400-metre-long (430-yard) ship became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday the vessel had been mostly straightened along the eastern bank of the canal and further tugging operations would resume once the tide rose later in the day
The Dutch rescue team had confirmed two additional tugs would arrive on March 28 to help dislodge the ship after an attempt to re-float it on Friday failed, BSM said.
The Dutch rescue team had confirmed that two additional tugs would arrive on March 28 to help dislodge the ship after an attempt to re-float it on Friday failed, BSM said. "There have been no reports of pollution or cargo damage and initial investigations rule out any mechanical or engine failure as a cause of the grounding,“ a BSM statement said.
Switzerland's MSC, the world's no.2 container shipping line, said all major container carriers had been impacted by the blockage in the Suez Canal
Any delays can have a knock-on effect for both LNG and European gas prices. There were also more than 13 container ships anchored around Suez with at least two others waiting in the Mediterranean, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed.
Scerni, son of the former president of the Genoa CFC football team, was a resident in Montecarlo. A worldwide known sailor, Paolo Scerni was an appreciated shipping entrepreneur.
The solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) is a device that produces electricity by oxidizing fuel. SOFC is considered to be the most stable and power-efficient among its fuel cell brothers.
The kingdom exported 6.582 million b/d in January, according to JODI data released March 18, an increase of 87,000 b/d from December. It was the seventh straight month that shipments have risen since a historic low of 4.98 million b/d in June when stringent OPEC+ production cuts were in effect.
Trieste - Fincantieri subsidiary Vard, one of the major global shipbuilders of specialized vessels, has delivered the second expedition cruise vessel, “Coral Geographer” to the Australian company Coral Expeditions. “Coral Geographer” has been specially tailored for personalized expedition cruises to remote and exotic destinations in Asia and Oceania
Beijing is currently focused on enhancing its military capabilities to face US threats in the Asia-Pacific. It is going all out to strengthen the navy to face the challenges in the South China Sea and Indian Ocean Region
Container shipping group CMA CGM said on Friday that it expected activity to remain strong in the first half of this year after brisk demand for consumer goods boosted its profits at the end of last year.
An Iranian container ship was damaged in an attack in the Mediterranean. The vessel was headed to Europe when the attack occurred
Although the utilization of ROVs and AUVs is increasing worldwide, no international standardization of such technologies has yet been implemented, and the utilization of ROVs and AUVs has, for the most part, been limited to certain fields.
Singapore Budget debate: Maritime sector to receive $20 billion in investments by 2024, new jobs to be created
The Government plans to develop the Tuas South region for industrial use over the next two decades, and will continue to explore viable transport options for workers there, and also work with the Ministry of National Development to increase public housing options in the west
Last year, the European Commission told Hyundai Heavy Industries to work on a method to remove the possibility of limited competition in the LNG ship market. This implies that the commission will approve the merger only when the possibility of its monopoly in the LNG ship building market is eliminated.
Tanker owners in the Mediterranean basin welcomed the comeback of exports from Libya after the eight-month blockade. “The comeback of Libya was a relief for the oil tanker market amid production cuts and low demand from end users,” a broker said
VLGC rates continued to nosedive, even as milder temperatures in the US Gulf began to gradually ease disruption at the Houston Ship Channel, prompting gradual loadings and efforts to export.
Of the 41 respondents who participated in both the February and January polls, 32 raised their forecasts. Most analysts said the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+) may ease current output curbs when they meet on March 4, but would still agree to maintain supply discipline.
"Our ambition to have a carbon neutral fleet by 2050 was a moonshot when we announced it in 2018," Chief Executive Soren Skou said.
Grimaldi: "We will order six more ships. We are interested in the ports of Heraklion and Igoumenitsa"
“We will order six multipurpose ships for the transport of cars, tractors, trucks and containers. We are in the process of negotiating with some Asian shipyards. Italian shipyards have no interest in building this type of ship: they are concentrated on military and passenger ships”.
Trieste - Fincantieri, through its subsidiary E-phors, specialized in providing cybersecurity services and products, has recently provided a pivotal training course in partnership with the Italian Shipping Academy, aimed at introducing deck officers to the basics of cybersecurity. The three-day training course is part of the Academy’s project – funded by the European Commission “Common Maritime Education Standards in the West Mediterranean”
Trieste - Chile’s ASMAR Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Company has awarded Vancouver, B.C., based Vard Marine (wholly owned by Vard AS, Fincantieri Group) a new contract for the design of an Amphibious and Military Sea Transport Ship for the Chilean Navy’s Escotillón IV Program. The multi-role vessels will be constructed at the ASMAR shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile
Vaccination certificates may help re-launch Greek cruises. Pandemic keeps cruise liners idling in dock for past year
Over 300 leading companies said on Tuesday they would work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a crisis that risks creating more dangers at sea
This was stated in a notice published by the Coast Guard of Genoa, the main Italian port.
Stena Line, the largest Irish Sea operator, has doubled its services on the booming Rosslare-Cherbourg route, temporarily cancelling some sailings to Britain after freight volumes fell 60% in the first half of January.
The pirates come from Nigeria's turbulent Niger Delta, experts say. The region produces the bulk of the nation's petroleum, but is woefully underdeveloped, scarred by pollution and has some of the highest unemployment in the country.
"The tankers, first detected at 5:30 a.m. local time (2130 GMT on Jan. 23) concealed their identity by not showing their national flags, turning of automatic identification systems and did not respond to a radio call," the statement said.
The attack on the Mozart could raise international pressure on Nigeria to do more to protect shippers, who have called for tougher action in recent weeks, analysts said.
High shipping rates are set to continue for at least several weeks, despite new coronavirus lockdowns in Europe
Milan - France has offered Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s a one-month extension to its planned acquisition of French rival Chantiers de l’Atlantique, the finance ministry said in a statement on Wednesday
Trieste - The first U.S. flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built on the Great Lakes in nearly four decades marked a key point in its construction with its recent float out from the graving dock. Being built for The Interlake Steamship Company at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding yard in Wisconsin, the vessel which is named the Mark W. Barker is the first Great Lakes bulk carrier built domestically since 1983
Rijeka - Croatia's Rijeka port will restart the procedure for selecting a concessionaire to develop and run the Zagreb Deep Sea container terminal. The board of directors of the Rijeka port has decided to cancel the current selection process and launch a new tender. In September, Luka Rijeka extended the procedure for selecting a concessionaire for the terminal until the end of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic
Hattab said the increased capacity would be after 2023 and that the plan includes building 24 storage tanks
Relief for seafarers onboard vessel stuck off coast of China is long overdue. MSC has requested crew change since mid-2020, but no implementation so far. MSC urges governments to take a close interest and encourages all parties to find a solution urgently.
Many of the world’s biggest lenders to shipping companies fell short of carbon-cutting targets last year in the first analysis of CO2 goals for the sector by financiers
"My colleagues and I, including the older ones, will be getting ourselves vaccinated early. This is to show you, especially seniors like me, that we believe the vaccines are safe," Lee said in a national broadcast
"BW Rhine has been hit from an external source whilst discharging at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at approximately 00:40 local time on 14 December 2020, causing an explosion and subsequent fire onboard," Hafnia said in a statement on its website.
"The North Korean regime often uses forced labor from prison camps in its mining industries, including coal, exploiting its own people to advance its illicit weapons programs."
Almost all of the 70 active yards in Bangladesh have submitted Ship Recycling Facility Plans since 2019, according to the Ministry of Industries - a key reform as Bangladesh readies to join a global treaty to make the industry safer
State-controlled Fincantieri signed an agreement in February 2018 to buy 50% of the French group from the Paris government for 59.7 million euros ($72.4 million). But EU authorities have suspended an examination of the deal pending the provision of more data
Japan, South Korea and a fleet of international shipping groups have warned the European Union against its plan to add greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector to Europe’s carbon market
Trieste - Fincantieri subsidiary VARD has signed a contract for the design and construction of eight robotic vessels for maritime operations worldwide for Ocean Infinity. In partnership with the client, VARD has developed the VARD 9 60 design
Shipping group Maersk said on Wednesday it is confident about the outlook for shipping beyond 2020 as a second wave of coronavirus infections has only had a limited impact on global freight volumes
German container liner Hapag-Lloyd AG is confident of achieving higher earnings in 2020 as lower fuel prices cut shipping costs, demand in Asia recovers and fleet capacity is tight
French energy company Total and container shipping group CMA CGM announced on Monday that they had completed a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering operation at the Port of Rotterdam
Cagliari - Valeria Mangiarotti, lawyer, has recently been vice-president of MedCruise, the association that brings together the cruise ports of the Mediterranean, under the new mandate of Aris Batsoulis. Not entirely a new entry, that of Mangiarotti, who had already held this position in the past. COVID 19 and environment in her agenda
Trieste - Fincantieri, in close cooperation with the virology lab of the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, ICGEB, has developed an innovative next-generation air sanitation system called "Safe Air", which will further significantly improve the quality and cleanliness of the air on board cruise ships
London - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have expressed their support for the safe resumption of cruise ship operations following the COVID-19 pandemic. In a joint statement, the organizations also encouraged their member states and relevant national and local authorities to designate all seafarers and marine personnel within their jurisdictions as key workers
ABB has secured a $ 300 million order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. to supply propulsion and power generation systems for six new vessels that will be used for the transport of liquefied natural gas
Britain’s new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, headed for the open seas on Tuesday to start trials after a storm delay, before making its maiden voyage next year for climate change research.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday issued a framework for a phased resumption of cruise ship operations after a no-sail order issued in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic expires on Saturday
La Spezia - It took five hours yesterday to complete the first refueling of LNG in Italy on the quay, from ship to ship. La Spezia, the only national port to make the operation possible, will be replicated in three weeks. Always with "Costa Smeralda", the flagship of the Genoese company, which points its bow on the Gulf of Poets every Sunday until mid-November
Genova - Is Costa Cruises mounting a comeback in Asia? It would appear so, as multiple Taiwan-based travel agencies have listed departures aboard the "Costa Serena" out of Taiwanese homeports this coming December. Pulled from service in China in January, the Asia-based "Serena" has been sitting idle since
Helsinki - Finnish shipbuilding company Helsinki Shipyard Oy has won an order from the British cruise line Swan Hellenic for a luxury expedition cruise vessel. The order comes at a very difficult situation for the global cruise and shipbuilding industry due to the impact of COVID-19 on traveling and demand for cruises
Seoul - Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics but whose leadership was also marred by corruption convictions, died on Sunday
Premuda will be a shareholder of the new company, which will be called CSM Italy and will be based in Genoa. Within the framework outlined, once concluded the due trade-unions consultation’s procedures, CSM Italy will provide ship management and it’s maritime services
Seoul - Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. said Tuesday it has developed an AI robot for metalworking in the construction of ships for the first time in the world
The court-appointed manager for Ocean Tankers Pte Ltd has applied to the Singapore court to return most of the ships the company manages to the shipowners, as cash is running low and Ocean Tankers will not be able to maintain the fleet
The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund was set up to help workers made redundant due to major changes in world trade patterns or as a result of unexpected financial and economic crises.
Haifa - The ship-to-shore crane paused above the cargo ship just arrived from Dubai, then set its load down on the pier in Israel. One after another, eight containers filled with electronics, cleaning supplies, iron and firefighting equipment were unloaded off the "MSC Paris", one of the first cargo ships to make the voyage between the United Arab Emirates and Israel
London - Carriers since July have been rapidly reinstating high levels of capacity blanked in the second quarter as demand began to return rapidly, most notably on the trans-Pacific where US imports are setting records. The capacity management strategy that has kept freight rates at record levels is being tested by the rapid recovery in demand on the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trades
Papenburg - German shipbuilder Meyer Werft has handed over "Iona", a 180,000-ton LNG-powered cruise ship, to the British shipping company P&O Cruises. With the delivery, the new flagship of the cruise line will be integrated into the P&O Cruises fleet in order to be ready for service when the Biritsh cruise industry restarts
Athens - On recent orders from Greek shipping companies, South Korea’s shipbuilding industry regained the No. 1 spot from China in the third quarter of this year, data showed Sunday. According to UK-based market research firm Clarksons Research, Greece placed orders for 18 ships worth 589,421 compensated gross tonnage from Korean shipbuilders this year