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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
05/06/20 08:51

Another hat trick for PCT Piraeus Container Terminal, this time in remote

COSCO Shipping Ports ordered 3 more ship-to-shore cranes to compatriot ZPMC for its hub in the Med; for the first time, negotiations and signing of the contract occurred ‘virtually’

04/06/20 14:23

Shipowners are ready to rebel against the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transports

An ordinance issued by the Sardinia Region allowed ships to sail on 3rd and 4th June, but companies are accepting bookings also for upcoming days. Also Confitarma protested

03/06/20 15:12

End of lockdown for cruise business in Europe

The sector slowly restarts from domestic river cruising in Germany: Nicko Cruises’ nickoVision was the first vessel to board a limited number of passengers

01/06/20 09:43

Regent to place an order with Mariotti

The company within NCL Group, which plans to resume operations in August, transferred to Genoa and Livorno its two ships that were built by Mariotti shipyard

01/06/20 09:42

Eco Valencia ready to debut in the Mediterranean

From June, the new ro-ro of Grimaldi’s G5GG series will enter into service in the ‘Motorways of the Sea’. In the meantime, the Chinese shipyard Nanjing Jinling completed also the unit Eco Barcelona

01/06/20 10:33

A Chinese group might be interested in the Canal Port of Cagliari

The possible applicants for the concession of the area left by Contship Italia include a Chinese group: the deadline to apply for the concession pursuant to article 8 will expire on 1st June

01/06/20 09:26

Another extension for Contship Italia’s former terminal in Cagliari

The new deadline to apply for the concession was extended until the end of August

01/06/20 09:45

Salerno: “We will decarbonize the shipping sector with ammonia”

According to RINA Chairman and Managing Director, LNG can only be a temporary solution, while the future relies on hydrogen which, however, needs “proper” public support

01/06/20 09:28

Ciudad de Valencia is ready for sea trials

The ro-pax built by Visentini, will be deployed by Trasmediterranea between Valencia and the Balearic islands under a time-charter agreement

01/06/20 09:30

Corsica Ferries cancelled its Toulon-Trapani line

Due to the uncertainties concerning international regulations governing tourism flows, the Corsican company will serve Sicily only under a code sharing agreement with Caronte & Tourist

01/06/20 09:37

Palomba urged the Italian Senate to allow to resume cruise activities in Italy

Costa Crociere’s CEO urged for the approval of the amendment suggested by Confitarma: “Let’s get tourism started without costs for the Government”

01/06/20 09:39

Giant ships met in the Southern Mediterranean

While the largest container ship worldwide HMM Algeciras crossed the Suez canal, in Gioia Tauro they celebrated the arrival of the unit MSC Sixin, having a slightly lower capacity. Before Chiovelli’s appointment, Agostinelli put the records straight

29/05/20 16:45

Unexpected cruise ship order

Ocean Residences Development (ORD) has booked a 290 meter vessel to be built at DIV Shipbuilding’ shipyards in Croatia and Norway

29/05/20 16:21

Maritime workers on board vessels flying a foreign flag: cases of IRPEF exemption

PKF Studio TCL analyzes also the draft of the implementing decree published on the Inland Revenue website about the VAT territoriality of nautical charter services

29/05/20 15:59

Many news from RINA’s shareholders meeting

The 2019 financial statement was approved. The new Board of Directors sees Salerno confirmed at the helm, Sulfaro new General Manager and Moretti as CEO of RINA Services

29/05/20 12:25

Verona to concentrate freight in a single intermodal terminal

The project launched by Terminali Italia, RFI and ZAI provides for the creation of the IV Module – a standard rail siding complying with EU length standards – at Quadrante Europa

29/05/20 12:23

Shipbuilders appreciate Brussels’ Recovery Plan

The EU Commission acknowledges strategic importance of the ship construction industry

25/05/20 09:09

Italian Ministry of Transport: a new panel will discuss the resumption of cruise activities shortly

Shipowners’ associations Confitarma and AssArmatori are at odds (the former being in favour, and the latter against) about Costa’s request to launch Italian itineraries without having to quit the International Register

25/05/20 09:12

Also Fincantieri and Costa applied to the Italian export credit agency SACE

The shipbuilding group and the cruise line are thought to be negotiating to obtain a State-guaranteed loan of 1.8 billion and 500 million euro respectively

28/05/20 17:02

Ferretti Group flexes muscles to conquer America

The Covid-19 emergency does not stop the expansion of the Italian yacht shipyard which has invested 15 million USD to purchase a service facility in Ft Lauderdale, Florida

28/05/20 15:39

The death of James Sherwood, a bold visionary who lost some bets

The US entrepreneur, founder of Sea Containers and Orient Express, has been a worldwide leader in hi-speed ferry, container leasing, vintage trains and luxury hotels

25/05/20 09:10

Coronavirus and employment: seafarers were penalised compared to office personnel

According to ECSA’s survey, the crisis is more serious for the passenger sectors, while only the tanker segment is exempt. More than half of the operators are planning to cancel orders for newbuildings

25/05/20 09:08

Italy lost almost 6 million cruise passengers

New cancellations by NCL, Windstar, Silversea and Royal Caribbean, but cruise schedules are also affected by delayed delivery of a few ships to be built by Fincantieri

19/05/20 09:14

d'Amico scoops a margin on a liquid deal

The Italian tanker shipping company sold handysize Cielo di Guangzhou generating net cash of 8.8 million USD

25/05/20 09:29

Moody's withdrew Moby’s rating

According to financial analyst, information is lacking, but Onorato’s company is thought to have terminated the agreement with the US company

25/05/20 09:14

Grimaldi’s Eurocargo Trieste reached Aliaga

The obsolete ro-ro will be dismantled in order to welcome the new GG5G units to be delivered from this year

25/05/20 09:39

Resumed ferry connections with Sicily, though not with Sardinia

The Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transports issued a decree providing guidelines for ports, marine terminals and pleasure boating during ‘Phase 2’

25/05/20 09:43

Spain to partly re-open passenger connections with Italy

The Madrid Government gave the green light to passengers on ferries, previously deployed for freight trades only, but it is still hesitant on cruise ships

25/05/20 09:33

Genova to lose MSC’s and CMA CGM’s joint connection with Australia

From next June Nemo will cancel also its calls at Damietta and Port Said in Egypt

25/05/20 09:40

The Alliance’s MD1 service to get back to SECH terminal

The consortium restored 3 services from Far East for next summer with calls at Genoa and La Spezia

25/05/20 09:49

Virgin Voyages to further postpone its debut

The maiden voyage of Scarlet Lady delayed from August to October

25/05/20 09:24

Mercitalia launched a new intermodal service between Padua and Trieste

Three train pairs per week will connect the Veneto interport with TMT, which in the first four months of the year recorded a slight traffic increase