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Lacking port infrastructure hampers Greece’s cruise tourism potential

Greece has failed to benefit from the exponential growth of Europe's cruise market as investment in port infrastructure required to cater to cruise liners has declined by a whopping 80% over the course of the last 10 years according to experts debating the potential of sea tourism for Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean during the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum that … Read More...


ESPO ports policy debate shows willingness to land with port regulation

The port industry has discussed the state of play of the port regulation with Parliament and Commission. One year after EU elections, work seems to move forward with the new Transport Committee. In the debate held at the ESPO conference last week, all speakers - Commission, Members of the EU Parliament and ports - generally expressed the wish to find an agreement … Read More...


European Commission’s decision on beaching needs to be based upon up-to-date information warns GMS

GMS has called upon the European Commission to think carefully before banning beaching as an option for recycling European ships following the very positive study visits by a Japanese delegation and representatives from the Danish Shipping Association (DSA) to shipyards in Alang. The improvements made by some of the yards have led to a rise in standards to ensure … Read More...

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HRH Crown Prince Frederik to attend the Danish Maritime Forum

Maritime key leaders, ministers and leading experts from all around the world will be accompanied by the Danish Crown Prince (pictured) when they meet for the Danish Maritime Forum on 7th to 8th October 2015. “We are very proud to announce that the Danish Crown Prince will attend the Danish Maritime Forum. It emphasises his great interest in the maritime industry … Read More...


Evergreen to extend its intra-Med service network

To offer its customers in the Mediterranean region improved network options Evergreen Line is introducing a new service. In partnership with Arkas Line, the WEM (West - East Med) Service will connect the Aegean Sea, the Near East & the Western Med. With a port rotation of Valencia, Castellon, Barcelona, Fos, Cagliari, Piraeus, Beirut, Mersin, Iskenderun, … Read More...


Charterers moving one-fifth of global shipped tonnage now exclude inefficient vessels

Charterers representing 20% of global shipped tonnage now have policies in place to avoid using the most inefficient ships based on the GHG Emissions Rating. Among them, the Mosaic Company, one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, today (Wednesday) shared its policies on chartering ships using the GHG … Read More...

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RS class: construction of a 60 MW icebreaker series

Project 22220 series of nuclear-powered icebreakers is being built to the class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The keel laying of the first serial ship took place at the Baltic Shipyard on 26th May and in total three nuclear-powered ships of the project are planned for construction to the RS class. The official keel laying ceremony was attended … Read More...


International Maritime Rescue Federation and McMurdo partnership announced

The IMRF, the charity supporting maritime SAR service globally, and McMurdo the world leaders in search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions, has announced a partnership aiming at several key search and rescue (SAR) initiatives to be launched at next week’s World Maritime Rescue Congress in Bremerhaven, Germany. Working together, the IMRF and McMurdo … Read More...


ITF: boat crisis ‘a result of inequality and lack of regulation’

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has applauded initiatives to rescue migrants at sea and called for more search and rescue resources to be deployed, as well as for the root causes of the crisis to be tackled. ITF president Paddy Crumlin, said: “We welcome the recent naval rescues in European waters and the reversal of the scandalous ban by Indonesia … Read More...


Unlock the potential of the cruise industry in Greece, says CLIA Europe Chairman

CLIA Europe, the association representing the 40 billion euro cruise industry in Europe, stressed the need for greater cooperation among all stakeholders in order to unlock the potential of the cruise industry in Greece. Speaking at the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Piraeus, Pierfrancesco Vago, CLIA Europe’s Chairman and Executive Chairman of MSC cruises, … Read More...

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Ships operating with security personnel are best placed to rescue displaced refugees

ESC Global Security has warned that only those commercial ships operating with security personnel onboard should assist in rescuing seaborne refugees. Commenting amidst mounting concern that the displacement of peoples from the Middle East and North Africa could present a terrorist threat to European states, Ivari Sarapuu, ESC Global Security’s Chief Security … Read More...

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Dublin Port achieves high environmental recognition

Yesterday (Thursday) Dublin Port received a Port Environment Review System (PERS) certificate during a dedicated ceremony at the ESPO annual conference in Athens. Mr Santiago Garcia Mila, ESPO Chairman, handed over the PERS certificate to Eamonn O'Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company. “We congratulate Dublin Port for achieving the PERS certification, in … Read More...

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