• Angola and Cape Verde strike new maritime transportation agreement

    Angola and Cape Verde strike new maritime transportation agreement

    • 30th May 2018

    Angola and Cape Verde have formed a strategic partnership to strengthen traditional bilateral relations, including a focus on maritime transportation. The news follows a three-day visit to Angola by Cape Verde Premier José Ulisses Correia e Silva. It saw the two countries signing a co-operation agreement on local governments including an extension to the domains of air and maritime transportation. During

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  • Satlink joins ocean plastic campaign in Chile

    Satlink joins ocean plastic campaign in Chile

    • 30th May 2018

    Spanish firm Satlink is redoubling efforts to combat the ocean plastic crisis by joining a campaign to remove 100 metric tons of discarded Chilean fishing gear. Fishing gear including nets, lines, pots and traps accounts for an estimated 27pc of all beach litter. Satellite communications firm Satlink has joined forces with Bureo, a Chilean-American business known for transforming abandoned

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  • Maritime key focus as Chinese investment in Portuguese-speaking countries reaches $50billion

    Maritime key focus as Chinese investment in Portuguese-speaking countries reaches $50billion

    • 28th May 2018

    China’s direct investment in Portuguese-speaking countries has reached $50billion, according to Macau Forum Secretary-General Xu Yingzhen, who says the maritime sector will remain a key focus area for cooperation. He added that Portugal’s role is highly important within the Macau Forum and can lead cooperation with both with Macau and China interior. The news was revealed in a recent

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  • PwC Portugal to stage ‘Economy and Finance of the Sea’ conference

    PwC Portugal to stage ‘Economy and Finance of the Sea’ conference

    • 24th May 2018

    PwC Portugal is set to host a Spring conference dedicated to the ‘Economy and Finance of the Sea’. The Portuguese division of the multinational professional services firm – the second largest in the world – runs the PwC Global Centre of Excellence for the Sea. The MAREECOFIN conference is due to run from 2pm on

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  • International shipbuilding exhibition Navalia gets underway in Vigo

    International shipbuilding exhibition Navalia gets underway in Vigo

    • 23rd May 2018

    The President of the Autonomous Community of Galicia has officially opened Navalia – the International Shipbuilding Exhibition of Vigo, in North West Spain. More than 600 exhibitors and circa 250,000 visitors from 90 countries are expected to attend the three day event running from May 22 to 24. Several international delegations are also expected from

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  • Zamakona launches Bunker Breeze fuel supply ship

    Zamakona launches Bunker Breeze fuel supply ship

    • 22nd May 2018

    Astilleros Zamakona has launched a new fuel supply ship “Bunker Breeze” for Suardiaz Energy Shipping, part of the Suardiaz Group. It marks the third construction by Zamakona for the same ship owner and will start its activity in the port of Barcelona in the last quarter of 2018.. This supply vessel will cover the entire spectrum of marine fuels from traditional fuels (fuel oil,

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  • Rolls Royce to supply Brazilian tug boat fleet

    Rolls Royce to supply Brazilian tug boat fleet

    • 10th May 2018

    Rolls-Royce is expanding its presence in Brazil after winning an order to supply MTU engines for four new tugs for Aliança Navegação. The shipping company owned by the Hamburg Süd shipping line  uses 16-cylinder MTU Series 4000 propulsion systems throughout its Brazilian tugboat fleet. Its fleet consists of seven harbour tugs, two of which are deployed in

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  • Mozambique and Madagascar to strengthen maritime cooperation

    Mozambique and Madagascar to strengthen maritime cooperation

    • 10th May 2018

    Mozambique’s Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries Minister Agostinho Mondlane and his Madagasy counterpart Gilbert François have expressed interest to sign a pact to combat illegal tuna fishing in the maritime waters that separate the two countries. Mondlane told journalists on Tuesday night that Mozambique and Madagascar are planning to sign a memorandum of understanding, “with

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  • Panama Ports report 10pc rise in cargo volume

    Panama Ports report 10pc rise in cargo volume

    • 10th May 2018

    The Panama Maritime Authority has released 2017 statistics of cargo volume handled by ports showing an increase of 10.1pc to 6.89m teu, up from 6,27m teu in 2016. Every terminal registered growth – two of them with double digit- with only PSA-Panama with cargo volume decreasing by 48.4% because of its ongoing expansion to increase

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