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EU deadlocked over Albania membership

EU deadlocked over Albania membership

Brussels - Bitterly divided EU leaders failed Friday to reach agreement on allowing Albania and North Macedonia to start talks to join the bloc, dealing a fresh blow to their membership hopes. Summit talks ended without a decision despite seven hours of backroom haggling

“Made in Italy loses 20% in US market as result of tariffs”

“Made in Italy loses 20% in US market as result of tariffs”

Coldiretti reports. The benefit from the situation is for the lobby linked to the US dairy industry (CCFN) which has explicitly asked with a letter to impose taxes on imports of European cheeses to favor the fake Made in Italy industry and force the Union European to open the borders to the fake Italian food made in US

U.S. shipping sanctions deal European refiners an unexpected boost
Cruise ships in French waters agree to pollute less
Containers and dry bulk boost Antwerp’s growth
France urges EU tax on airplane and ship fuel
Wärtsilä distributes rotor-sailing system from Norsepower
Cargo ship runs aground in Corsica

Cargo ship runs aground in Corsica

Rhone - General cargo ship Rhodanus ran aground on southern coast of Corsica near Bonifacio, at around two on Oct 13th, while en route from Taranto Italy to Rhone France

Greek authority axes Piraeus expansion

Greek authority axes Piraeus expansion

Athens - Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee has rejected a plan submitted by Cosco-controlled Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) to build a fourth container terminal at the port as part of a EUR800m ($881m) investment master plan

Trump takes victory lap on China trade deal / FOCUS

Trump takes victory lap on China trade deal / FOCUS

Washington - Engulfed in an impeachment inquiry and other political turmoil, US President Donald Trump on Friday trumpeted the success of his hard-line stance with China, claiming to have scored a major win in the grinding trade war between the economic powers

Magnolia award scooped by Fincantieri chief

Magnolia award scooped by Fincantieri chief

Shanghai - Fabrizio Ferri, CEO of the Chinese branch of Fincantieri in Shanghai, has won the Magnolia Silver Award for his contributions to the city’s booming cruise liner industry. Fincantieri and China State Shipbuilding Corporation joined forces to build the first big cruise ship in China dedicated to Chinese passengers

New DP World terminal starts up in Guayaquil

New DP World terminal starts up in Guayaquil

Guayaquil - Global terminal operator DP World has commenced operations at its new greenfield container port in Posorja, Ecuador, located near the approaches to Guayaquil. The $ 540 million first phase of the project entailed the construction of a 750,000 TEU capacity terminal

Cargill, Maersk and Mitsui to reduce greenhouse gases
AIDA Cruises invests in fuel cells

AIDA Cruises invests in fuel cells

Rostock - Aida Cruises announces it will be the “world’s first cruise company to test the use of fuel cells on a large passenger ship as part of the ‘Pa-X-ell2’ research project on board of AIDAnova.”

MSC, “Naples at the heart of our cruise strategy”
PRS makes disputed move on Whirlpool
Naples, Conateco “looking for more space”
Smet to invest “more and more in green traction”
UECC orders a third hybrid car carrier
Tensions grow as Cyprus says Turkish drilling ship violates its rights
Rotterdam introduces “track & trace” containers
AAL builds new fleet with four “mega-size” ships
BP CEO draws up plan to step down

BP CEO draws up plan to step down

London - BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley is drawing up plans to step down next year, ending a tumultuous decade at the helm of the oil and gas company that swung from near collapse in 2010 to rapid growth

Rotterdam’s project to cut CO2 emissions
UK “will cooperate to protect international shipping”
Italian Railways: passenger transport towards liberalization / FOCUS
CMA CGM “world’s largest LNG containership”
Iran says detention of British tanker lifted
Rotterdam tests underwater robot

Rotterdam tests underwater robot

Rotterdam - The Port of Rotterdam Authority and North Sea Port, the cross-border port area between Belgium and the Netherlands, conducted tests this summer using an underwater robot that can inspect quays

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
Panama and Rotterdam sign agreement

Panama and Rotterdam sign agreement

Rotterdam - The Panama Canal and the Port of Rotterdam signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote international trade between Europe and the West Coast of South America

New Aberdeen port “will boost national economy”
Portugal top maritime training facility buys Wärtsilä’s simulators
Meyer Turku postpones the delivery of Costa Smeralda
Senvon and Siemens Gamesa sign exclusivity deal
Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces

Cargill and Maersk Tankers join forces

Geneva - The American food corporation Cargill and the Danish shipping company Maersk Tankers announce a strategic partnership that will improve flexibility for customers and reduce fuel consumption and emissions

Casanova new chief financial officer of CMA CGM
“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”
Gazprom studies consequences of EU court Opal ruling
Rotterdam uses the web to rise its efficiency

Rotterdam uses the web to rise its efficiency

Rotterdam - The port of Rotterdam has introduced a new online tool for reserving berths. “The agent simply has to enter the date of arrival, the duration of the stay, the name and length of the ship in the system”

Ocean 7 and United Heavy join forces