• Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard reports surge in activity

    Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard reports surge in activity

    • 27th August 2018

    Portugal’s Naval Rocha shipyard is reporting a surge in activity in the opening half of 2018 after delivering a series of drydock, wet basin and pier-side projects.  Naval Rocha commercial director Sergio Rodrigues said the yard located in the heart of Lisbon Harbour on the north bank of the River Tagus has completed a wide

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  • Navantia prepares for Carnival Triumph retrofit in Cadiz

    Navantia prepares for Carnival Triumph retrofit in Cadiz

    • 17th August 2018

    Navantia Shipyard in Cádiz is set to complete a retrofit of the Carnival Triumph cruise ship which will be renamed Carnival Sunrise after the transformation. The project will begin in spring of 2019 and include the re-designation of the ship to reflect the enormous transformation. The cruise will join the Sunshine class of Carnival after two months of retrofit work. Renovation works include the redesign of luxurious

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  • Navantia begins construction work on Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project

    Navantia begins construction work on Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project

    • 17th August 2018

    Spanish shipyard group Navantia has started the construction of the floating foundation for the first full scale floating wind turbine that will be installed at the Portuguese WindFloat Atlantic project. The construction work is taking place at Navantia’s shipyard at Fene which is located at the port of Ferrol near La Corunna and it comes

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  • Astilleros Gondan Shipbuilders to deliver ‘fastest’ GRP ferry built in Spain

    Astilleros Gondan Shipbuilders to deliver ‘fastest’ GRP ferry built in Spain

    • 17th August 2018

    Spanish outfit Astilleros Gondan Shipbuilders has signed a contract to build what it claims to be the fastest and most powerful GRP ferry produced in Spain. The nine month project is being delivered for a European client. The catamaran design will reach 34 knots at full load driven by two 3,000 hp engines. The Asturian shipbuilder recently received recognition by the Spanish Official Association of

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  • Portugal positions Port of Sines as major transatlantic LNG hub

    Portugal positions Port of Sines as major transatlantic LNG hub

    • 29th June 2018

    Portugal is seeking to expand its deep-water port of Sines to handle greater liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments from the United States and elsewhere to offset Europe’s shrinking domestic output. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who spoke at a conference on Portugal-US ties, said the port of Sines, which already has an LNG terminal, could be expanded into

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  • Dutch outfit Bolidt secures work with Iberian shipyards

    Dutch outfit Bolidt secures work with Iberian shipyards

    • 29th June 2018

    Dutch company Bolidt has secured work on a series of luxury Ritz Carlton Cruises vessels with Spanish shipbuilder  HJ Barrera. The three vessels each have capacity for 298 passengers and are to be delivered in 2020. The firm which delivers synthetic products and systems decking and flooring to mainstream cruise ship and superyacht markets is also the preferred supplier for Mystic Cruise’s World Explorer, which

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  • Portugal Navy joins multinational exercise in Bight of Benin

    Portugal Navy joins multinational exercise in Bight of Benin

    • 29th June 2018

    Six foreign warships including a Portuguese Navy vessel exhibited their prowess in international maritime policing during a joint multinational navies manoeuvre in the Bight of Benin. The Exercise which also involved 12 Nigerian Navy combat vessels was concluded with a debrief staged to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the Nigerian Navy. The manoeuvre was also designed to promote regional cooperation, beyond

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  • Portugal plots ocean territory expansion

    Portugal plots ocean territory expansion

    • 29th June 2018

    Portugal is set to extend its continental platform multiplying ocean territory by several times to grow national resources. The project was initially presented in August 2017 to the United Nations which has power to approve the extension. The project continues to develop following a second round of presentations in February this year and is set to be approved early next decade, according to Portugal’s minister of foreign affairs,

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  • Organisers unveil Portugal Shipping Week schedule

    Organisers unveil Portugal Shipping Week schedule

    • 8th June 2018

    Organisers of Portugal Shipping Week have released an official schedule for the Autumn event celebrating Portugal’s role as a global shipping and logistics maritime centre, cruise ship destination and bunkering hub. The week-long event involves a series of government and industry events running from September 17 to 21. It includes conferences and seminars to port and ship visits, round tables and

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