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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]