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Greek seamen to strike in September

Greek seamen to strike in September

Piraeus - Ferries will remain moored at Greek ports on Monday,3 September, after the union representing the country’s seamen called a 24-hour strike following fruitless talks with ship operators to renew a collective pay agreement

Color Line buys a ro-ro ship

Color Line buys a ro-ro ship

Oslo - The Norwegian ferry company Color Line has acquired the 1998-built “Finncarrier” and will deploy the vessel to sail six times per week between the ports of Oslo and Kiel as of January 2019. The scrubber-equipped 1A Super ice class ro-ro ship is 175.4 m-long and 22.7 m-wide

Crowley takes delivery of first LNG Con-Ro ship

Crowley takes delivery of first LNG Con-Ro ship

Jacksonville - Crowley Maritime announced today that it has taken deliveryof “El Coquí”, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine

Confcommercio, slow down in transport

Confcommercio, slow down in transport

Rome - “At last the relevant players (including the government) have taken notice: the Italian economy is slowing down, and a 1.5% GDP growth is not a realistic target for 2018.” This the analysis from an ‘observatory’ committee set up to look at transport by the Confcommercio-Conftrasporti federation

Fuels: methanol is back

Fuels: methanol is back

Genoa - The new dual-fuel engine built at the Wartsila shipyards in Trieste, Sweden’s Summeth sustainable navigation research project, and ENI’s experiment on a fleet of Fiat 500s signal the return of the love affair between manufacturing and methanol

“Methanol, ideal solution for short distances” / INTERVIEW

“Methanol, ideal solution for short distances” / INTERVIEW

Genoa - Resistance from industry represents the biggest obstacle to the use of methanol in cars and ships. That was the 2011 conclusion arrived at by the authors of an MIT study on the “future of natural gas”, and it’s echoed today by Eelco Dekker, manager at the Methanol Institute

Venice bets on project cargo and river traffic / INTERVIEW
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