• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • President Kitarovic calls for Portugal-Croatian shipbuilding partnership

    President Kitarovic calls for Portugal-Croatian shipbuilding partnership

    • 1st June 2018

    Shipbuilding has been identified as a key area for potential cooperation between Croatia and Portugal, following a state visit by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The premier met with President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa in Lisbon in May for talks to deepen economic and educational ties. Kitarovic explained that Croatia’s international recognition coincided with a period when Portugal

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