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Wärtsilä launches pure gas engine

Wärtsilä launches pure gas engine

Helsinki - The technology group Wärtsilä has launched the Wärtsilä 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. The new technology is based on the Wärtsilä 31 product platform

Global Ship Lease restructures its debt
Antwerp orders world’s first hydrogen-powered tug
Liverpool port attracts bids from overseas funds
MSC in venture to develop Liverpool container terminal

North Africa

Benghazi port bustling again despite Libya’s divisions
Egypt’s Sisi appoints new Suez Canal Authority chairman
Morocco’s BMCE Bank looks to build on China ties to deliver $11 bln tech city
Hapag-Lloyd offers new African service
La Spezia-Casablanca deal to improve freight exchange

La Spezia-Casablanca deal to improve freight exchange

Genova - Eastern Ligurian Sea Port Authority (AdSP) and the Agence Nationale des Ports of Morocco have signed an agreement to start a project between the port of La Spezia and the port of Casablanca for the implementation of a logistics corridor

Middle East

Qatar Petroleum and Shell in LNG venture
“Gibraltar acted in good faith over Adrian Darya 1”
Fire breaks out on tanker in Norway

Fire breaks out on tanker in Norway

Oslo - A fire onboard an oil tanker at Norway’s Sture crude export terminal broke out in the engine room of the Dubai Harmony tanker during loading at the Equinor oil terminal on Norway’s west coast

UAE award  refinery construction deal  to Spain

UAE award refinery construction deal to Spain

Dubai - The United Arab Emirates’ Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Co has awarded a contract to Spain’s SENER engineering group to build a new oil refinery in Fujairah. The plant will produce fuel that complies with new international laws capping sulphur content in shipping

“Middle East shipping stabilized by UK navy”

Black Sea

Turkey boasts vessel exports

Turkey boasts vessel exports

Istanbul - Data compiled from the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry reveal that Turkey has taken significant, eye-catching steps in maritime transport, a strategic sector for global trade. One of the important initiatives was the revival of maritime transport with the removal of excise duty

New LNG-hybrid vessels for Seaspan Ferries

New LNG-hybrid vessels for Seaspan Ferries

Mangalia - Canadian transport provider Seaspan Ferries will be adding two new liquid natural gas (LNG) – battery hybrid ferries to its fleet in 2021. The 149-meter-long vessels will be constructed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem at their Mangalia Shipyard in Romania, with construction scheduled to begin in 2019

Damen-De Beers pact, focus on Mangalia

Damen-De Beers pact, focus on Mangalia

Mangalia - On 15 May 2019,Damen Shipyards Group and De Beers Marine Namibia participated in a special steel cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on a new offshore vessel. In February 2019, De Beers Marine Namibia awarded a contract to Damen to build a new crawler diamond recovery vessel

“Nothing wrong giving Russian passports to East Ukraine residents”
Ukraine enters uncharted new era / FOCUS

Ukraine enters uncharted new era / FOCUS

Kiev - Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Monday after near final results showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had dramatically up-ended the status quo and won the country’s presidential election by a landslide