Iran aims to boost shipbuilding capabilities

Teheran - Iran plans to further boost its shipbuilding capabilities and compete with leading global firms in the industry, said a senior official from Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co (ISOICO).


Two crew members arrested on murder suspicion

Genoa - Two crew members from the “Polar Nanoq” were arrested on Jan 19, 2017, Icelandic special forces who were flown out to the trawler in a helicopter.


Azimut reports faster growth: +15% in the first four months of the year

Turin - The Azimut Benetti Group division specialising in motor yachts in the 12 to 35 meter range has booked orders worth over €221 million.


Shippers avoid new “pirate hotspot” in waters west of the Philippines

Singapore - A surge in piracy to the west of the Philippines is forcing shipowners to divert vessels through other waters, stoking their costs and extending the time it takes to transport goods such as Australian iron ore to key Asian destinations.


Law firms: marriage between Berlingieri and Maresca

Genoa - Unity is strength, at least in the case of law firms that specialize in the shipping business. Two of the best known Genoa-based law firms operating in maritime law and international trade in Italy and abroad, Berlingieri and Maresca, have decided to join and create the Berlingieri Maresca Law Firm.

Gph acquires control of Cagliari Cruise Port
MSC invests in the Bahamas: work begins on Ocean Cay Reserve
Fincantieri, two additional Carnival ships

Fincantieri, two additional Carnival ships

Genoa - Fincantieri’s order book continues to swell. The US-based Carnival group, which also controls the companies Costa Cruises and Aida, has signed a contract with Italy’s shipbuilding giant Fincantieri, led by CEO Giuseppe Bono, for the construction of two ships.

Russia may place $3 bln in Eurobonds in spring
Western Sahara’s Polisario to test EU court ruling on oil shipment