grimaldi catania

The Grimaldi Group & the Venice Port Authority announce the start of the maritime service as from June 2015

During a press conference held today at the Muenich Transport Logistics Fair, Paolo Costa, President of the Venice Port Authority, together with Guido Grimaldi, Corporate Short Sea Shipping Commercial Director of the Grimaldi Group, have announced the launch of a new Motorway of the Sea


The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum announces the seminar
"China-Greece Tourism Cooperation Seminar & Investment Promotion for the Cruise and Yacht Industries of Hainan Province (China)"
organized by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Athens, the Department of Commerce of Hainan Province, the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Commission and Hainan Port Office on Wednesday 27 May 2015 at 11.00 to

knud hansen ferry

Knud E. Hansen is to design a new domestic ferry that will operate between Nólsoy and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands.

Designed to replace the existing 40m ro-pax ferry, the double-hull newbuild will be able to carry up to 170 passengers in the summer period and up to 12 cars, or two trucks and up to six cars.

The 35m newbuild will be powered by a hybrid diesel electric/battery power pack with thrusters or a Voigt Schneider propulsion system,

maersk tigris route

Warships join American-flagged ships in Hormuz, marking a vigorous response to Tehran

The U.S. Navy has begun accompanying American-flagged ships in the Strait of Hormuz, defense officials said on Thursday, in response to Iran’s seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged ship this week in the gateway to the Persian Gulf.

Navy warships are providing

setel conference laskaridis

The International Conference of Setel Hellas has been successfully concluded on Wednesday, April the 22nd, 2015 with the great participation of more than 100 attendees in collaboration with Cisco Hellas, Endress+Hauser, Furuno Hellas and Logicom Solutions. The event was held in AikateriniLaskaridis Foundation, in Piraeus.
Among the attendees were Mr. George Gavrilis, Regional Vice Governor, Regional Unit of Piraeus, Mrs. Christine

shipbuilding germany

German shipbuilding has made a significant turnaround. The country’s shipbuilding industry has seen increases in the number of employees, orders and deliveries compared to 2013, according to the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM).

The special shipbuilding sector drove this growth, as 20 of the 34 delivered new builds could be classified as high-quality special vessels or naval

armed robbery and piracy

One coastal tanker is hijacked every two weeks on average in Southeast Asia making it the most dangerous seas, the latest piracy report from the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned.

The IMB says more than half of all sea pirate attacks since the beginning of 2015 have been in Southeast Asia.

A report in the Voice of America quoted Pottengal Mukundan, director of the IMB saying that armed pirates attack small oil


On 21-22 May, European ports, port stakeholders and policy makers are gathering in Athens for the 12th edition of the ESPO annual Conference. The theme of this year is: “No ports, No energy; No energy, no ports!”.
Needless to say, this year’s conference will also dedicate some time to the port regulation and its latest state of play. Early May, EP’s Transport Committee will be debating the proposal for the first time after the EU elections. What will be the approach of

carnival cruise storm sydney

As gale force winds continue to wreak havoc across Sydney, spare a thought for those aboard the cruise ship Carnival Spirit whose final leg into Sydney has all the nausea-inducing features of a carnival ride, sans the spirit.

The cruise ship has been rocked about in swells of up to nine metres outside Sydney Heads, after the NSW Port Authority closed the Sydney Harbour port this morning, deeming the conditions to be "far too