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All Guests Disembark Diamond Princess, Quarantine Officer Gets Infected
All guests of the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess leave the ship.
Contship Italia s Terminal Operations Unaffected by Coronavirus Outbreak in Italy
Contship Italia Group announced that its terminal operations are not affected by the rise in coronavirus cases in Italy.
StealthGas Forms New JV to Boost Presence in MGC Segment
StealthGas is to form a new joint venture that would acquire three secondhand midsize gas carriers (MGCs).
Alphaliner: Cargo Volumes at Chinese Ports to Drop by 6 Mln TEU due to Coronavirus Impact
Measures aimed at curbing coronavirus outbreak expected to cut cargo volumes at Chinese ports by over 6 million TEU.
GTT Acquires Icelandic Smart Shipping Solutions Provider
French engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has acquired 100% of the share capital of Marorka, an Iceland-based company specializing in smart shipping.
Marorka designs maritime energy monitoring and optimization systems for vessels, allowing them to reduce their environmental footprint.
Representing a new milestone in the GTT s digital strategy, the Icelandic company is said to be "a good technical, commercial and geographical complement" to Ascenz, GTT s subsidiary based in Singapore.
Fincantieri, Marakeb Team Up on Unmanned Technology
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and the UAE-based autonomous technology provider Marakeb Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in an effort to explore global collaboration opportunities in the field of autonomous technology.
The MOU was signed at the 2020 Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi (UMEX) being held from February 23 to 25, 2020.
Q-LNG Gets USCG Approvals for Variant Design Bunkering Vessels
New Orleans-based marine transportation company Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport (Q-LNG) has received United States Coast Guard design basis acceptance and regulatory approvals to move forward with construction on two variants of its current design.
Hyundai plans $540m investment in Russian Far East port
Korean engineer Hyundai E&C is planning to invest up to $540m in the expansion of the Slavyanka port in the Russian Far East, the Russian Far East Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) has announced.
Slavyanka is a small port about 30km southwest of Vladivostok, close to China’s landlocked Jilin Province and North Korea, and Russian planners see it as a potential hub for Chinese exports.
WPSP Award for Community Outreach and Port-City Dialogue to be split into two following high number of entrants
Local communities grant and renew ports licenses to operate. In return, sustainable ports need to effectively address the social and environmental impact of port operations. They strive to improve by involving all port community stakeholders in sustainable port development projects, from beginning to end.
PPA scores big in latest integrity survey, continues to veer away from corruption tag
For the second straight year, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) scores big in the annual port user s satisfaction survey particularly on the aspect of integrity.
The 2019 survey conducted by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) involving the various port users nationwide showed that respondents to the survey gave the highest satisfaction rating of 4.43, equivalent to Very Satisfied, to the integrity of the PPA on top of its port facilities and services rendered.
DP World closes deal to acquire Canadian marine terminal Fraser Surrey Docks
DP World, one of the world s largest port operators, said it has completed the acquisition of Canadian terminal Fraser Surrey Docks (FSD) from a Macquarie Group fund.
The Dubai company announced it would acquire the Vancouver marine terminal last May. DP World purchased the terminal from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP), a fund managed by the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division of Macquarie Group.