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

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

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

Projects

Denmark says $8 bln tunnel link to Germany will begin construction in January 2021

The entire project is estimated to cost 52.6 billion Danish crowns ($7.6 billion) in 2015-prices, according to the Femern Belt Development fund. In March, EU state aid regulators approved Danish financial support to the project, saying that the positive effects of the project would clearly outweigh any potential distortion of competition

Covid-19

Gnv, another ferry could be turned into a hospital

"There is no longer any reason - the governor continues - to unload the organizational weight of placing hundreds of immigrant people on the structures of Sicily, ready to disembark on the Sicilian coasts in the next few days, victims of unscrupulous human vendors"

Roosevelt

U.S. Navy chief says fired ship captain may have been "stupid"

Modly relieved Captain Brett Crozier of his command of the Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday after the public leak of a scathing letter in which Crozier called on the Navy for stronger action to halt the spread of the virus aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

Another victim

Sailor dies aboard oil tanker moored off Venezuela

A sailor aboard an oil tanker anchored off Venezuela’s coast died on Saturday, three people with knowledge of the incident said, marking the second death in less than a week involving personnel aboard ships serving the crisis-stricken OPEC nation