• SAL Heavy Lift launches Spanish operation

    SAL Heavy Lift launches Spanish operation

    • 25th April 2019

    SAL Heavy Lift is forming a new entity to represent the firm in the Spanish market with its business partner Grupo Davila (Davila Group). Qualified naval architect Carlos Claramunt Lebrón will lead the operation from Madrid using his 15 years of commercial and technical experience in the maritime industry. Eduardo Davila, President of Davila Group,

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  • Portugal and Greece to strengthen maritime transport ties

    Portugal and Greece to strengthen maritime transport ties

    • 24th April 2019

    Cyprus and Portugal have underlined their wish to further enhance their cooperation in maritime transport during an official visit by Deputy Minister of Shipping Natasa Pilides, in Lisbon. Pilides had separate meetings with Portuguese Minister of the Sea Ana Paula Vitorin and the European Maritime Safety Agency`s Executive Director Maja Markovčić Kostelac. During the meeting

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  • World Maritime Week launches in Bilbao

    World Maritime Week launches in Bilbao

    • 12th February 2019

    Bilbao Exhibition Centre has opened its doors today for the launch of World Maritime Week 2019. The show runs from February 12 to 14 hosting four separate maritime events under one banner – Sinaval, Eurofishing, FuturePort and Marine Energy Week. More than 35 shipowners and shipyards are due to attend the three-day celebration, which welcomes

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  • Spain’s Noatum Port reports rapid container growth

    Spain’s Noatum Port reports rapid container growth

    • 11th September 2018

    Spain’s Noatum Port Holdings is expected to handle 3.7 million TEUs this year, up by over 12 pc from 2017, according to CEO Sun Kai. Chinese logistics giant COSCO Shipping acquired 51pc of Noatum Port Holdings in a reported $228 million deal in November. From January to July, containers handled by the company reached 2.08

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  • BBC World News presenter to join Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon

    BBC World News presenter to join Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon

    • 4th September 2018

    BBC World News presenter and anchor, Lucy Hockings, will be joining the Seatrade Cruise Med Conference, which takes place this September in Lisbon, Portugal. The anchorwoman, who has interviewed global opinion leaders and influencers and covered some of the major news events of the past decade, will put her skills into action as moderator for

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  • Tanger-Med link ports set new traffic record

    Tanger-Med link ports set new traffic record

    • 27th August 2018

    The ports of Tarifa and Algeciras, linking Spain to Morocco’s Tanger-Med have set new traffic records. Numbers released by the Port Authority of Algeciras show that 11,000 vehicles and 45,000 passengers entered the Tanger-Med port through the two Spanish ports. In Spain, the Crossing the Strait Operation, was kicked off on the 15th of June to

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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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  • 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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  • Port of Algeciras named key EU entry point for Peruvian exports

    Port of Algeciras named key EU entry point for Peruvian exports

    • 1st June 2018

    The Port of Algeciras in Spain is the second main port of entry in Europe for Peruvian perishable products, second only to Rotterdam. Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports to Europe are growing at a rate of 20pc per year. The route Puerto de Callao to Algeciras connects the two countries in just 20 days and is complemented by another

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