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Boating sector celebrates a return to 2011

Genova - It’s more than a recovery, it’s a comeback. After six whole years. Italian boating for the second consecutive year is growing in revenue, doing even better than expected. Yet, to date, the increase has only served to counter the enormous depression that the crisis had produced in the sector

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Confitarma, council secures Mattioli’s candidacy

Rome - Those present recount that when the scrutineers emerged with the resultsof the voting process for the new composition of Confitarma’s council, the tension was palpable, and a brief awkward silence ensued: the name Cesare d’Amico was not on the list

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Owners and unions at loggerheads in Spain

Barcelona - The general assembly of the Spanish owners’ association Anesco has votedagainst accepting a pre-agreement reached with stevedoring unions, claiming it is anti-competitive and in breach of proposed new government legislation, which the unions oppose. A new proposal will be sent to the trade unions today

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Corsica Ferries, new lines and new jobs

Vado Ligure - Corsica Ferries presented its industrial plan, news concerning its fleet, and its strategies and employment data to the FIT CISL and Uiltrasporti labour unions. CGIL is meeting with the company on Thursday

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Confitarma: Anti-Mattioli faction gains traction

Rome - Everyone was hoping for a seamless transition, instead nominating a new leadership threatens to become a battlefield. Today, in Rome, the wise men of shipowners’ association Confitarma were supposed to conclude final consultations and emerge with an agreed-on compromise

Star Bulk acquires a modern Supramax vessel

Star Bulk acquires a modern Supramax vessel

Athens - Star Bulk Carriers,a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a Supramax dry bulk carrier from an unaffiliated third party

China yards see order backlog deflate 30%

China yards see order backlog deflate 30%

Shanghai - China’s shipyards have seen their newbuilding deals and order backlog deflate by around 30% in the first five months compared to the same period of last year, according to figures from China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (Cansi)

Eni: “Qatar crisis affects gas not oil”

Eni: “Qatar crisis affects gas not oil”

Bologna - “The current tensions over Qatar have not had many effects, because the country is more a gas than an oil producer and so I think that in the end reason will win out and therefore it will be possible to find dialogue. I am convinced of it, because the role of Qatar is too important.”

Charleston terminal reopens after ‘dirty bomb’ threat
Confitarma, Mattioli at the helm

Confitarma, Mattioli at the helm

Rome - Much ado about nothing. In the end, there will be no rift between the Genoese and everyone else. Yesterday, the wise men who are leading the search for the association’s new president met the “rebel” shipowners in Genoa, those who started the resistance to the choice of Mario Mattioli

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