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Cyprus petions The Hague to safeguard offshore rights
Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker
Greece rescues crew of Liberia-flagged vessel
French Champagne makers fear impact of potential new U.S. duties
Unifeeder acquires the Feedertech Group

Unifeeder acquires the Feedertech Group

Aarhus (Denmark) - Denmark’s Unifeeder, part of the United Arab Emirates’s global port operator DP World, has acquired a 77% stake in The Feedertech Group, a Singapore-based feeder and shortsea operator

Ship operating costs on the rise again

Ship operating costs on the rise again

London - Underlying vessel operating cost inflation accelerated moderately in 2019 on higher repair & maintenance and insurance spend, says the shipping consultancy Drewry in its latest report

DFDS and Cobelfret enter agreement

DFDS and Cobelfret enter agreement

Copenhagen - Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS has entered into two mutual space charter agreements with the Luxembourg based freight only ferry operator CLdN Cobelfret

Maersk invests in the Internet of Things
IMO 2020, German shipping will use new fuel
MPC stays in the red but foresees growth

MPC stays in the red but foresees growth

Oslo - MPC Container Ships reported for the 9 month period ended 20 september 2019 a minus 11,435 million dollars loss, but the company foresees attractive opportunities and charter rate recovery potential in a IMO 2020 environment

Maersk to lay off staff

Maersk to lay off staff

Copenaghen - Danish shipping group Maersk MAERSKB.CO said on Thursday it would lay off staff at its main offices in Denmark and in other countries

Antwerp and Nigeria sign ports’s agreement
ABP invests 2.7 million euros in an energy efficient crane
U.S. assures banks on transactions with China company hit by sanctions
GE brings in shipper Maersk’s CFO as finance chief
More space needed at sea, European wind industry says
Boskalis grows in the Middle East with Horizon
Gdansk’s new railway connection with China
Maersk loses its chief financial officer
Hamburg takes Elbe deepening one step further
Fire breaks out on another Grimaldi ship

Fire breaks out on another Grimaldi ship

Livorno - Eight months after the fire that led to the sinking of the “Grande America”, flames break out again on a Ro-Ro cargo ship from the same Italian shipowner. This time, the fire has been extinguished.

Los Angeles and Copenhagen sign agreement on environment
Port of Hamburg’s “striking growth”
Volkswagen starts overseas traffic with LNG carriers
CMA CGM inaugurates new CEVA’s headquarter
Kalmar and Maktas strike deal to reduce fuel consumption
Shell Marine secures contract for COSCO
IMO makes “positive progress” on global warming
Wärtsilä and PSA jointly develop smart technologies
MSC poaches Maersk’s former head of operations as its new CEO
Global oil demand growth “to slow from 2025”
Hyundai asks for EU’s approval on Daewoo’s takeover
“Slow shipping is not the answer to cutting emissions”
COSCO pushes ahead with Piraeus
Euronav picks Malaysia port as eastern base for marine fuels
Maersk’s Soren Toft steps down

Maersk’s Soren Toft steps down

Copenaghen - Denmark’s Maersk said on Monday its Chief Operating Officer Soren Toft has decided to leave the company after two years at management level at the shipping group

Singapore pushes industry to use cleaner fuels
United Heavy and Ocean7 join forces
Insurer Gard increases half-year results
CPO Tankers becomes Zeaborn Tankers
Ro-pax shipping company Finnlines on the rise
The largest shore power plant in the Baltic Sea
Pirates kidnap 4 crew from Greek boat off Togo
Maritime cyber security, threats, trends, and relevant safeguards
Russia and Germany advocate Northern Sea Route’s expansion
Shipping execs advocate carbon levies

Shipping execs advocate carbon levies

Singapore - Executives at some of the world’s top shipping groups are advocating a levy on carbon emissions on shipping in an effort to shape tightening rules on greenhouse gas emissions.

Path toward emissions targets “unclear”
ECSA launches strategic priorities for EU shipping
Municipal taxation in Italian ports / ANALYSIS
The first European solar concentrator farm