SERVICES

Europe

Port of Hamburg plans Hyperloop container transport

Port of Hamburg plans Hyperloop container transport

Hamburg - Containers that rush with almost 1,200 kilometers per hour through a tube system in the port of Hamburg - with electricity from solar plants. egotiations are currently under way between the Port of Hamburg and the Californian company Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Shipowners call for “full clarity” on Brexit
ABB signs “breakthrough contract” in China
ArcelorMittal bolsters its fleet
Terminal PSA Voltri-Pra, digitalization for import procedures

North Africa

China’s foreign trade jumps 16%

China’s foreign trade jumps 16%

Beijing - China’s foreign trade jumped year-on-year to €3.4 trillion in the first 10 months of 2018. Imports surged 20.3 percent while exports grew by 12.6 percent

China’s Expo attracts 1,000 firms from Belt and Road countries
ABB tests fuel cells for ship propulsion

ABB tests fuel cells for ship propulsion

Oslo - ABB Marine, part of the Swedish-Swiss robotics, automation and electrical group, and Norway’s research firm Sintef Ocean have undertaken groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for ship propulsion

Egypt purchases 180,000 tonnes of Russian wheat
La Spezia promotes itself: “We are the gateway to North Africa”

Middle East

Virgin Hyperloop One, Bin Sulayem replaces Branson
DP World files lawsuit against China Merchants
China’s foreign trade jumps 16%

China’s foreign trade jumps 16%

Beijing - China’s foreign trade jumped year-on-year to €3.4 trillion in the first 10 months of 2018. Imports surged 20.3 percent while exports grew by 12.6 percent

UAE’s Gulftainer to operate U.S. port of Wilmington
“Abu Dhabi to develop great LNG export by 2024”

“Abu Dhabi to develop great LNG export by 2024”

Abu Dhabi - The capital of the United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi could develop significant liquefied natural gas’ (LNG) export capacity by 2024, writes the English speaking UAE’s journal The National, quoting an analysis by Wood Mackenzie

Black Sea

Russia’s 1st cruise liner ready for tests in 2019

Russia’s 1st cruise liner ready for tests in 2019

Astrakhan - An ocean cruise liner under construction at the Russian Lotus Shipyard in Astrakhan will be ready for water trials next year. Russia hasn’t built vessels of such class for more than 60 years. The keel of the PV300 cruise ship with a capacity of 300 passengers was laid down at the shipyard in August 2016

Abramovich and partner to buy TransContainer stake from VTB
China’s Expo attracts 1,000 firms from Belt and Road countries
Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 dead

Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 dead

Baku - Three seamen have died from an unspecified toxic substance that poisonedall 11 crew members of an Iranian cargo ship on the Caspian Sea. According to the report, the crew of the vessel, “Nazmehr”, was transferred to a hospital in Baku

Zvezda to build LNG Aframax duo for SCF

Zvezda to build LNG Aframax duo for SCF

Moscow - Russian shipyard Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is to build the country’s first LNG-fuelled tankers under an order from Sovcomflot for two Aframax newbuilds. The 114,000dwt ships will feature dual-fuel propulsion using LNG as the primary fuel