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ArcelorMittal urges extended, reformed EU caps on steel imports
Maersk Brokers and Wonsild Dry merge

Maersk Brokers and Wonsild Dry merge

Copenaghen - New integration in the dry bulk sector. Maersk Broker and Wonsild Dry will merge from the beginning of 2019. Wonsild’s “Dry” division will become a “fully integrated part” of Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering

Alfa Laval exceeds 100 gas combustion units sold
Brexit, British ports’s anxiety grows

Brexit, British ports’s anxiety grows

London - Theresa May’s postponement of the parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, in order to seek more concession, leaves the UK’s ports anxious to know “what they might need to prepare for and when it may be needed.”

EU approves millionaire aid to German railways
Daewoo Shipbuilding wins LNG ship order in Greece
COSCO Shipping considers London listing
U.N. climate negotiators sweat over detail

U.N. climate negotiators sweat over detail

Katowice - Half-way through crucial talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share out the cost of curbing global warming and struggled to pare down a sprawling text. The two weeks of talks, which began at the start of the week, are billed as the most important U.N. conference

EU leads the way against South Korea’s subsidies
Russia’s Novatek seen launching small-scale LNG plant in Baltic Sea
Nordea Bank to boost shipping finance for booming LNG industry
Russian Arctic Sea Route expects «explosive growth»
Hyundai Mipo bags order for LNG carrier
Croatian shipbuilding workers start 4th strike this year
Scorpio: scrubbers for tankers and bulkers

Scorpio: scrubbers for tankers and bulkers

Monaco - Scorpio Tankers has announced that it will purchase exhaust gas cleanings systems for 42 of its vessels in 2019 and for 10 of its vessels in 2020. The value of these agreements is estimated to be $79.6 million, but the manufacturers involved have not been revealed

Wärtsilä completes test on automated shipping
Norway’s MPC doubles its scrubbers’ order

Norway’s MPC doubles its scrubbers’ order

Oslo - Norway’s MPC Container Ships has announced that it has exercised options to equip additional five vessels with exhaust gas cleaning systems (”scrubbers”) and that charters for six scrubber-retrofitted vessels have been agreed

U.S. slams Russia’s Yamal LNG transfers in Norwegian waters
Rolls-Royce wins propulsion contract for Grimaldi’s new RoRos
Russia blocks Ukrainian Azov Sea ports

Russia blocks Ukrainian Azov Sea ports

Kiev - Two Ukrainian Azov Sea ports, Berdyansk and Mariupol, are effectively under blockade by Russia as vessels are being barred from leaving and entering, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister, Volodymyr Omelyan, said on Thursday

Russia does not expect Ukraine crisis to have big impact on grain exports
Inland shipping, Rhenus acquires ČSPL
China’s logistics sector reports steady growth
Capital & Diamond merge

Capital & Diamond merge

Piraeus - Diamond S Shipping and Capital Product Partners have announced the merger of their product and crude tanker fleets. The new Diamond S Shipping Inc. fleet will contain 68 vessels, made up of 43 tankers from Diamond S Shipping and 25 from Capital Product Partners

Generali: internal solvency model extended to Austria, Switzerland

Generali: internal solvency model extended to Austria, Switzerland

Trieste - Assicurazioni Generali announced that, following the authorization request submitted by the Company, IVASS - the Italian insurance regulatory agency – with its instruction of 19 November 2018, authorized the Company to extend , starting from December, 31, the scope of the Group’s internal model

Chantiers de l’Atlantique bolsters production
Maersk to start reefer rail service in Russia

Maersk to start reefer rail service in Russia

St. Petersburg - Maersk intends to develop refer rail service in Russian from sea port into hinterland. According to Maersk Russia, the line has already made test shipments of perishables by rail. Thus, import fruit was dispatched from St. Petersburg to Novosibirsk

Dismantling the oil industry: rough North Sea waters test new ideas
Yamal LNG to make up to 160 transfers to Norway by mid 2019
EU: “Trade supports 36 million jobs across Europe”
“Hamburg wants to be China’s gateway to Europe”
Russia crude supply to China surges to record

Russia crude supply to China surges to record

Beijing - Russia shipped record volumes of crude oil to China in October as independent refiners continued to fill import quotas, while Iranian oil shipments fell on uncertainty over Washington’s imposition of sanctions on Tehran

WTO suggests trade growth slowing

WTO suggests trade growth slowing

Geneva - Global growth in merchandise trade is likely to slow further this quarter, the World Trade Organization said on Monday, as it published a quarterly indicator showing declines in all seven of the drivers of trade that it tracks

EU approves privatisation of HSH Nordbank
CMA CGM pre-announces public tender offer for CEVA
French tech company’s Ro-Ro solution to ease post-Brexit traffic
EU gives Spain reassurances over Gibraltar in Brexit deal
Yamal reload the first tons of LNG near North Cape
CMA CGM’s volumes rise, sees no trade war hit

CMA CGM’s volumes rise, sees no trade war hit

Paris - French container shipping group CMA CGM said its third-quarter volumes had outperformed the industry, supported by brisk trans-Pacific activity that suggested no negative impact so far from U.S.-Chinese trade tensions

CMA CGM adjusts emergency surcharge in Europe
British ports slam Brexit deal
Hapag-Lloyd unveils its strategy to 2023

Hapag-Lloyd unveils its strategy to 2023

Hamburg - Hapag-Lloyd has disclosed details of its new mid-term Strategy 2023. Following a period of consolidation, the liner shipping industry has changed significantly. Hapag-Lloyd is more than two times larger than it was in 2014 in terms of transport capacity

Rimorchiatori spezzini orders two Damen ASD tugs
Port of Valencia exceeds 5 million containers

Port of Valencia exceeds 5 million containers

Valencia - In the last twelve months, container traffic in the Valencian area has increased by 4.78% and the port of Valencia has consolidated its centrality in the Mediterranean for traffic between Asia, Europe and America. In October only, container traffic has advanced an 11.15%

Britain improves waste export to China
Costamare buys York Capital out of five containerships
Hamburg loses container traffic

Hamburg loses container traffic

Hamburg - In the first nine months of the year, cargo handling in the port of Hamburg was below the previous year’s level due, according to the Port Authority, to less bulk cargo and a slight downturn in container handling

Ineos in talks to buy Conoco North Sea assets
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