• 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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  • WEC Lines launches new Liverpool-Iberia service

    WEC Lines launches new Liverpool-Iberia service

    • 23rd April 2019

    Dutch shipping company WEC Lines is beginning a new service connecting the Port of Liverpool with two major Portuguese ports and a new link with Spain. The new weekly service will begin in April and connect Liverpool with Setubal and Leixoes, using the 882 TEU vessel MV Francop. The direct routes to Liverpool will be

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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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  • Repsol signs 20-year deal with Louisiana LNG export facility

    Repsol signs 20-year deal with Louisiana LNG export facility

    • 11th September 2018

    US outfit Venture Global LNG has entered into a 20-year agreement with Spanish energy company Repsol SA. The deal will involve the supply of one million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Louisiana each year. Repsol will purchase LNG on a free on board (FOB) basis from the

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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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  • Canary Islands forge new maritime trade route with Morocco

    Canary Islands forge new maritime trade route with Morocco

    • 1st June 2018

    A new maritime route is being forged between the Canary Islands and Morocco in a hid to strengthen trade relations. It is understood that the route between Tenerife and Agadir will be launched imminently for the transport of goods and passengers. The development is believed to have been informed by a study carried out three years ago in the Port

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