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Port of Kiel tips record 600,000 cruise passengers

Sea cruises are being rated ever higher on the tourism scale in Schleswig-Holstein. This year, more than 2 .1 million sea travellers are expected in Kiel and 600.000 of them – or 17 % more than last year – will be cruise ship passengers. More than 1.5 million ferry ship passengers are also expected. Dr […]

The 100th anniversay of the German Shipbrokers’ Association

On March 9th, 1918, in the middle of the 1st World War the remaining shipbrokers in Altona, Bremen, Danzig, Hamburg, Königsberg, Lübeck, Stettin and Wismar combined their activites to gain influence with the then German Imperial Government and founded the German Ship Brokers’ Association. This was the foundation for the nearly 100 year history of […]

Kiel gets second Cruise Passenger Handling Terminal at the Ostseekai

A second handling centre for cruise ship passengers and their luggage is being built at Kiel’s Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal. Artist’s impressions of how the new building will look when complete have been made public for the first time at the ITB Berlin – the world’s leading trade fair for the travel industry. Dr Dirk […]

USS Ross Exits Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed the Black Sea Feb. 28, 2018, after conducting maritime security operations and enhancing regional maritime stability, as well as strengthening combined readiness and naval capability among NATO allies and partners. Ross entered the Black Sea, Feb. 16. “Entering and operating in the Black Sea allows […]

Will the implementation of the Sulphur Cap 2020 be delayed?​

Two of the most discussed issues in the international maritime industry in recent years have been the implementation of Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and the approaching Sulphur Cap 2020. The prolonged maritime downturn of the last decade combined with the substantial capital expenses required to meet the requirements of both conventions have raised serious […]

EU slams cartel fine on car carriers

BRUSSELS, Feb 21 (Reuters) – The European Commission on Wednesday handed out a total of 546 million euros ($673.49 million) in fines to car shipping groups and car parts suppliers for anti-competitive behaviour, the EU executive said. The Commission, in its role as competition supervisor in the European Union, said it had fined shipping groups […]

European shipowners urge for certainty as soon as possible on EU/UK trade framework

European shipowners touched upon some key issues regarding Brexit in today’s public hearing in the European Parliament’s Transport committee’s hearing on the « Impact of Brexit on Maritime Transport ». ECSA’s Secretary General Martin Dorsman discussed the long term objectives for the European shipowners and said: “It is crucial that the EU remains a competitive […]

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Volumes for 2017 totaled 143.5 million tons

NCSP Group (LSE: NCSP, MOEX: NMTP) reports that Group’s consolidated cargo turnover for the twelve months of 2017 totaled 143 517 thousand tons. Aggregated increase in transshipment of all cargoes totaled 5 983 thousand tons, including 4 527 thousand tons of grain, 620 thousand tons of containers, 248 thousand tons of seed oils, 247 thousand tons of coal, 218 […]