Ministers of the Western Mediterranean countries, at the presence of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, have adopted a declaration to strengthen maritime regional cooperation under the WestMED initiative. This initiative promotes the sustainable blue economy in the Western Mediterranean, and involves 10 countries from in and outside of the EU (Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia).
For ships operating outside designated Emission Control Areas, IMO has set a limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships of 0.50% m/m (mass by mass) from 1 January 2020. This will significantly reduce the amount of sulphur oxide emanating from ships and should have major health and environmental benefits for the world, particularly for populations living close to ports and coasts.
A group of 14 students - from Nigeria, India, China and Romania - and four professors from the University of Salford (Manchester, England), visited this Wednesday several facilities located in the port of Almeria. The students - students of a Master's degree in International Trade - have learned how the Fish Market and the Border Inspection Post work - where controls are carried out on merchandise from non-EU countries, by the different Border Inspection Services. several ministries of the Spanish Government. They have also known the operation of the Passenger Terminal.
The Arctic is changing rapidly and is increasingly high on the international agenda. It is our joint responsibility to protect the fragile Arctic environment for future generations whilst promoting the sustainable development of the region.
Danish company Maersk, the world’s largest operator of container shipping, is about to send the first-ever container ship through the Arctic along Russia’s Northern Sea Route. While the route has seen rising traffic to transport oil and natural gas in recent years, the voyage of the Venta Maersk, a medium-sized container ship capable of carrying nearly 3,600 containers, will be an industry first.
According to Nahaira S. Alonso from El Pais, 46 Spanish ports coordinated by Puertos del Estado closed 2017 with an average growth of 6.96% and a total of 545 million tons of goods movements. The increase has occurred in a year marked by the conflict of the stowage. The dispute, which arose as a result of the liberalization of the sector undertaken by the Government to the demands of the European Commission, led to strikes in June and has not yet been resolved without the Ministry of Public Works approving the regulations for the development of the Royal Decree of Stowage.
La compañía ha elegido el Port de Tarragona como puerto base de uno de sus itinerarios por el mar Mediterráneo. De este modo, Tarragona se posiciona como puerto de entrada y salida de cruceros y [...]
Se trata de una línea semanal de Termisur que supondrá un incremento notable del tráfico de contenedores El Puerto de Huelva cuenta desde ayer con una nueva línea de contenedores con las Islas Canarias a [...]
State aid: Commission approves public funding to promote move of freight transport from road to rail and sea in Italy
The European Commission has found two Italian public support schemes to encourage a shift of freight transport from road to rail and to sea, to be in line with EU state aid rules. The measures [...]
With global competition in tourism fiercer than ever, European coastal regions have to become creative to stay ahead of the game. As Europe joins in the celebrations on this year's World Tourism Day, the EU [...]