• Portugal and Cote d’Ivoire sign historic naval cooperation agreement

    Portugal and Cote d’Ivoire sign historic naval cooperation agreement

    • 26th April 2019

    Portugal and Cote d’Ivoire have signed an agreement on naval cooperation, according to Portuguese Defense Minister Joao Gomes Cravinho. The document, signed by the minister and his Ivorian counterpart Hamed Bakayoko, is the first defense agreement between Portugal and a non-Lusophone country. Neither of them is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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  • Stage set for Portugal Shipping Week

    Stage set for Portugal Shipping Week

    • 11th September 2018

    Iberia’s vibrant maritime sector is set to be showcased in the first instalment of new international shipping event Portugal Shipping Week. The event will take place in Lisbon from September 17 to 21 and will feature a number of high-profile events allowing Portugal to celebrate its maritime prowess, premier seafaring facilities and highlight its passion for the shipping sector and Blue Economy. Anticipating a

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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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  • 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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  • Navantia awarded United States F-100 Frigate design contract

    Navantia awarded United States F-100 Frigate design contract

    • 23rd May 2018

    The Government of the United States has awarded a contract to the United States shipyard General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW), supported by the Spanish ship designer and shipyard Navantia. The contract involves a conceptual design for the FFG(X) program which is considering the acquisition of 20 frigates with construction in the United States. The GDBIW

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  • Naval cluster of Galicia strengthens ties with Russian Embassy

    Naval cluster of Galicia strengthens ties with Russian Embassy

    • 23rd May 2018

    The Naval Cluster of Galicia is strengthening its international connections after hosting a commercial delegation from the Russian Embassy. Aclunaga held a meeting headed by Galina Kurochkina, delegate of the Russian government for economic and commercial affairs in Spain, at its conference space at the Navalia Trade Show in Northern Spain. It comes as the trade organisation plans two

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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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  • Spain eyes HQ of EU piracy mission amid Brexit planning

    Spain eyes HQ of EU piracy mission amid Brexit planning

    • 2nd May 2018

    Spain looks set to take charge of the European Union’s anti-piracy operation off Somalia despite a challenge from Italy, as EU countries compete for the spoils from Britain’s departure from the bloc next year. With Brexit due in just 11 months, Spain wants to host the headquarters of the EUNAVFOR Atalanta operation at its southern

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  • Spain’s navy wants big role in post-Brexit European defence

    Spain’s navy wants big role in post-Brexit European defence

    • 1st May 2018

    With naval power Britain at the EU’s exit door, Spain has gone on the offensive to be the next major player defending European shores. Madrid’s manoeuvring comes as the EU looks to deepen military cooperation to show unity in the wake of Brexit. The bloc’s 27 remaining member states have already embarked on big plans

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