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  • Portuguese multinational joins consortium to build floating windfarm in California

    Portuguese multinational joins consortium to build floating windfarm in California

    A council of 15 experts from the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) of California has selected a multinational business consortium, including a Portuguese renewables firm, to join a public-private initiative to develop a floating marine wind project in the north from the coast of California. The consortium is one of six candidates who have responded

  • Korean Register to Provide Statutory Services to Portugal

    Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society –  has been granted authorization by the Portugal Maritime Authority (DGRM) to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Portugal flag state. KR’s surveyors will now be carrying out vessel surveys and issuing certificates in accordance with international conventions.  KR will act as a Recognized Organization

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

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

    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

  • Douro River attracts record 1.2 million tourists in 2017

    Douro River attracts record 1.2 million tourists in 2017

    The navigable section of the Douro River in 2017 saw record passenger traffic totalling about 1.2 million tourists on the boats that travel along the river, the River’s management authority said. The Port Authority of Douro, Leixões and Viana do Castelo (APDL) reported in a statement that the 35 percent growth over 2016 “exceeds all

  • Net cast for funding for Faro Monument to Fishermen

    Net cast for funding for Faro Monument to Fishermen

    A long-time expat is towing the fascinating research of a Portuguese journalist and driving a campaign to raise funds for a monument to be created in honour of the heroism of Portuguese fishermen and the pivotal role they played in saving lives from the sea during World War II. It was the work of journalist

  • EU Commission approves Portuguese tonnage tax and seafarer scheme

    EU Commission approves Portuguese tonnage tax and seafarer scheme

    The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a Portuguese tonnage tax scheme which, together with a scheme to support seafarers, will encourage ship registration in Europe and contribute to the competitiveness of maritime transport while preserving employment in the sector and promoting high environmental standards. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition

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