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Mariano Maresca, the point of reference for the Italian shipping world

Genoa - Mariano Maresca, the maritime agent who held top positions in various Italian shipping trade associations for over three decades, has died. Among the other posts he held, he was president of the Genoese maritime agents’ association from 1971 to 1974 and from 1976 to 1977

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Confetra approves new rules

Rome - Confetra, the Confederation of Transport and Logistics, has approved its new Statute, which introduces changes ranging “from the revitalization of regional organisations to the establishment of the Coordination for Southern Italy”

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Messina leaves Salerno for Naples

Naples - With the arrival of the J olly Palladio, which arrived on Tuesday, July 16th at the Co.Na.Te.Co/Soteco terminal, the ships of the Genoese group Messina have finally returned to the port of Naples as promised, a port which the group abandoned five years ago in favour of Salerno

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Fincantieri, Massolo: “U.S. tender, the market is optimistic”

Genoa - Concerning Fincantieri’s participation in the $20 billion tenders for a contract in the United States, “the market is right to be as optimistic as we are.” This was stated by the chairman of Fincantieri, Giampiero Massolo, about the company’s bounce upwards on the stock exchange

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New funds for Calabria’s ports

Reggio Calabria - The Region of Calabria, the Regional Consortium for Production Activities, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and the Port Authority of Gioia Tauro have signed an intergovernmental agreement designating the port infrastructure system to be of international importance

Fincantieri: “We will sue those who approach our name to corruption”
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First trains between Prato and La Spezia

First trains between Prato and La Spezia

La Spezia - The line is open and the first two trains have travelled between the port of La Spezia and Prato’s freight village. Initially about twenty containers from the LSCT terminal in Spezia were sent to Prato, hen another convoy with about ten containers made the reverse trip

Strike in the port of Genoa

Strike in the port of Genoa

Genoa - There were pickets on Thursday at all the entrances to the port where the road haulage strike called by the confederal trade unions CGIL CISL and UIL started. The strike was set to last from today to Saturday the 14th

The d’Amico group sells the Cielo di Milano

The d’Amico group sells the Cielo di Milano

Genoa - D’Amico International Shipping (DIS) has announced that its subsidiary Amico Tankers has signed an agreement for the sale of the MT Cielo di Milano, a 40,081 tonnes deadweight ‘Handy’ ship built in 2003 at Shina Shipbuilding (South Korea) for a total of $8.025 million

Wärtsilä signs a Euro 170 million scrubber deal
Chinese imports to U.S. ports start peaking early amid tariff threat
Oristano, LNG terminal approved

Oristano, LNG terminal approved

Oristano - The Port Authority’s Management Committee gave the go-ahead for a fifty-year concession to Edison SpA to build the first liquefied natural gas terminal in Sardinia. It will be built in the port area of Oristano on a property of over 11,000sqm associated with almost 8,000sqm of water

“Dignity” decree, port labour in danger

“Dignity” decree, port labour in danger

Rome - The world of port labour is up in arms. The Dignity Decree that the government is about to pass will limit the possibilities for short-term contracts. The stop and go scheme could reduce the flexibility of Italian dockworkers

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