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First trains between Prato and La Spezia

First trains between Prato and La Spezia

La Spezia - The line is open and the first two trains have travelled between the port of La Spezia and Prato’s freight village. Initially about twenty containers from the LSCT terminal in Spezia were sent to Prato, hen another convoy with about ten containers made the reverse trip

The d’Amico group sells the Cielo di Milano

The d’Amico group sells the Cielo di Milano

Genoa - D’Amico International Shipping (DIS) has announced that its subsidiary Amico Tankers has signed an agreement for the sale of the MT Cielo di Milano, a 40,081 tonnes deadweight ‘Handy’ ship built in 2003 at Shina Shipbuilding (South Korea) for a total of $8.025 million

With delays at terminal gates, truckers block the port of Genoa: “This is hell”
Coal in Civitavecchia, port at risk of stoppage

Coal in Civitavecchia, port at risk of stoppage

Civitavecchia (Rome) - The port of Civitavecchia could be impacted by a strike of dock workers from Lazio. The workers are against a proposed change in the operator handling services for some 4.5 million tons of coal that are annually unloaded from sixty cargo ships, to supply the Enel power plant in Torrevaldaliga North

Star Bulk acquires 15 vessels from Songa

Star Bulk acquires 15 vessels from Songa

Athens - Star Bulk Carriers has announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of 15 operating dry bulk vessels from Songa Bulk for an aggregate of 13.725 million common shares of Star Bulk and US$ 145.0 million in cash

COSCO Shipping wins U.S. security clearance for OOIL deal
CMA CGM makes merger approach to Hapag-Lloyd

CMA CGM makes merger approach to Hapag-Lloyd

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The world’s no. 3 container shipping line, CMA CGM of France, has made an exploratory approach to German rival Hapag-Lloyd over a possible merger as players in the sector hunt for tie-ups to beat depressed conditions, finance sources say

China to expand imports

China to expand imports

Beijing - China on Monday publicized guidelines on expanding imports for balanced foreign trade, with policy incentives detailed in several areas. The government should keep exports stable while at the same time further expand imports

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