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The Ocean Alliance chooses Malta Freeport as their central Mediterranean transhipment hub

Date: 14/06/2017

After months of transformation in the form of mergers and acquisitions, eleven o...
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Customs to launch new clearance system. Paper-free environment planned by 2020

Date: 14/06/2017

The Customs Department will be deploying a new system for the clearance of goods...
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Port of Tallinn to begin preparations for listing

Date: 14/06/2017

The owner of Port of Tallinn the Government of the Republic of Estonia has decid...
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MSC Plays the haver in transhipment with five new lines

Date: 14/06/2017

The Le Havre TNMSC terminal receives five new lines, including four services in ...
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Georgian ports need to improve their services and logistical connectivity in order to maintain the country’s position as a key transit corridor for the Caucasus.

Date: 14/06/2017

This was the message of Jacob Gulmann, ICTSI Europe, Middle East and Africa Busi...
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Increasing freight flows between Antwerp and Germany

Date: 14/06/2017

68.1 million tonnes of cargo were transported between the seaport of Antwerp and...
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Grimaldi bets on lithium batteries for its new dual-fuel propulsion system

Date: 14/06/2017

The shipping company will implement the new system by the end of the year on a t...
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EU invests €22.1 million to support sustainable, efficient transport and energy infrastructure

Date: 17/05/2017

EU countries have approved the European Commission's proposal to invest €22...
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The Malta Maritime Forum signs MoU with MCAST

Date: 17/05/2017

On Monday 8 May 2017 the Malta Maritime Forum(MMF) and MCAST signed a collaborat...
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European shipping should remain the enabler of free movement of goods and persons even after Brexit

Date: 17/05/2017

 European shipowners today published their priorities when it com...
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Spain Approves New Port Reform Plan

Date: 17/05/2017

The Spanish Council of Ministers passed on May 12 a new royal decree in another ...
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London port introduces ‘green’ discount on port charges

Date: 17/05/2017

The Port of London announced that, in the first three months of the current year...
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Energy efficiency and urban mobility: EUR 30 million for project development assistance

Date: 17/05/2017

Today the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) h...
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The port of Bilbao reduces port charges with a new valuation of its land

Date: 17/05/2017

The Port Authority of Bilbao has developed a new proposal for the assessment of ...
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The first electrically autonomous feeder will be Norwegian

Date: 17/05/2017

Kongsberg and the Norwegian chemist Yara plan to commission the first autonomous...
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La Spezia Container Terminal Sets Record Throughput

Date: 17/05/2017

Italy’s La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT), a container handling facility...
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Maritime Seed Award to help researchers and entrepreneurs launch their boat

Date: 13/04/2017

Are you a budding entrepreneur with a new technology or innovative business idea...
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First motorways of the sea conference in Trieste

Date: 13/04/2017

On 28th March, more than 200 operators gathered in Trieste (Italy) to participat...
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High Level Ministerial Stakeholders Conference on Maritime Affairs

Date: 13/04/2017

A High Level Ministerial Stakeholders Conference on Maritime Affairs was held in...
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Shipping on the right course for the Ballast Water Management Convention

Date: 13/04/2017

The Ballast Water Management Convention (the Convention), aimed at establishing ...
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GHG emissions of shipping: ECSA deplores that port and cargo interests condone regional measures

Date: 13/04/2017

ECSA regrets that European port and cargo interests have come out in favour of t...
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EU Threatens to Bring Shipping Within Its Emissions Trading Scheme Unless the IMO Sets a Target for Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Date: 13/04/2017

The top EU climate official, Jos Delbeke, issued a challenge to the Internationa...
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Europe’s Railway Research and Innovation set to receive a major boost resulting from the 2017 Shift2Rail Call for Proposals with proposed projects worth nearly EUR 200 million

Date: 13/04/2017

In answer to its 2017 Call for Proposals, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking recei...
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European Shipping Week kicks off the 2017 Maritime Year

Date: 17/03/2017

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has called 2017 to be the "Maritime Year"...
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CMA CGM enhances East Med North Europe Service

Date: 17/03/2017

French container shipping company CMA CGM plans to upgrade NC Levant, a service ...
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Shortsea Shipping: Short and Sharp in Belgium

Date: 17/03/2017

Belgian seaports jointly handled a record 149.3 Mt of shortsea cargo in 2016, a ...
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EU Parliament vote sets clear deadline for a global solution on CO2 for maritime transport

Date: 17/03/2017

The European Parliament voted in favour of the inclusion of CO2 emissions from s...
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UK government consults on penalties for non-compliance with EU ship emissions reporting

Date: 17/03/2017

On 1 January 2018, subject to a few exclusions, ships over 5000 gross tonnage (&...
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Aid scheme for short sea shipping

Date: 17/03/2017

- The Norwegian government seeks to strengthen the competitiveness of sea transp...
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GreenBridge Multimodal adds 4th train connecting Turkey and Europe

Date: 17/03/2017

GreenBridge, the multimodal brand redefining freight services between Turkey and...
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Malta Maritime Forum and Malta Marittima Agency sign memorandum of understanding

Date: 16/02/2017

The Minister for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy Dr E...
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€1 billion to boost investment in European transport infrastructure

Date: 16/02/2017

The European Commission is launching a new and innovative way to finance transpo...
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Ablecare Group unveils its new corporate identity – MMH Malta

Date: 16/02/2017

Ablecare Oilfield Services Group is starting the new year by unveiling its new b...
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Oxford University professor impressed at IMLI’s progress

Date: 16/02/2017

Prof. Francis Reynolds, professor emeritus at University of Oxford, recently com...
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The first legislative Act of the “EU Maritime year” creates more expectations for an enabling framework for private investments in ports

Date: 16/02/2017

The European Agriculture Council has concluded the procedure, at first reading c...
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IMO: Implementation of the 0.50% sulphur limit

Date: 16/02/2017

The Sub-Committee began work to ensure the consistent and effective implementati...
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IMO Secretary-General speaks out against regional emission trading system

Date: 16/02/2017

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has written to senior European officials expres...
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Maersk Line to acquire Hamburg Süd

Date: 24/01/2017

Maersk Line and the Oetker Group have reached an agreement for Maersk Line to ac...
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Malta Maritime Forum’s 2nd Annual General Meeting

Date: 24/01/2017

The second annual general meeting of the MMF was held on the 30th November at th...
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European ports policy: Historic day as European Parliament adopts ports regulation

Date: 24/01/2017

The European Parliament adopted a report on 14th December 2016 on the Regulation...
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Three-volume publication on maritime law

Date: 24/01/2017

The IMO International Maritime Law Institute, IMLI, has completed an ambitious t...
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Mediterranean Maritime Hub appoint legal head

Date: 24/01/2017

Michael Zammit Maempel has been appointed to lead the legal department of the Me...
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Amending regulation (EC) no 1406/2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency

Date: 24/01/2017

Background This legislative Proposal forms part of a set of measures proposed b...
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Tonnage tax: maintenance of prescribed levels of EU-flagged vessels

Date: 24/01/2017

The Merchant Shipping (Fees and Taxing Provisions) Law(1) requires that in order...
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European ports policy: Historic day as European Parliament adopts ports regulation

Date: 20/01/2017

The European Parliament adopted a report on 14th December 2016 on the Regulation...
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Three-volume publication on maritime law

Date: 20/01/2017

The IMO International Maritime Law Institute, IMLI, has completed an ambitious t...
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Mediterranean Maritime Hub appoint legal head

Date: 20/01/2017

Michael Zammit Maempel has been appointed to lead the legal department of the Me...
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Amending regulation (EC) no 1406/2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency

Date: 20/01/2017

Background This legislative Proposal forms part of a set of measures proposed b...
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Tonnage tax: maintenance of prescribed levels of EU-flagged vessels

Date: 20/01/2017

The Merchant Shipping (Fees and Taxing Provisions) Law(1) requires that in order...
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Commission releases report on the development of the rail market

Date: 21/12/2016

On 8th December 2016, the European Commission adopted the fifth report on t...
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Evaluating the Connecting Europe Facility – Commission launches open consultation

Date: 21/12/2016

The European Commission has launched a public consultation as part of its mid-te...
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CO2 emissions: no European Commission alignment decision before the second half of 2017

Date: 21/12/2016

The European Commission is now preparing a "roadmap" laying down options for ali...
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Shortsea and train connections on ShortseaSchedules website

Date: 21/12/2016

More and more ports are getting better and better rail services in Europe. Short...
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European Containers offer first 34 pallet containers

Date: 21/12/2016

ECS European Containers has announced that they offer the first 34 euro pallet c...
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The first dual fuel car and truck carrier

Date: 21/12/2016

United European Car Carriers (UECC), jointly owned by Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kai...
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Partners to grow LNG as marine fuel in uk north-sea

Date: 21/12/2016

ExxonMobil, Babcock International Group, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), ...
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Fundación Valenciaport launches a new newsletter about SSS and rail services

Date: 21/12/2016

In October, Fundación Valenciaport launched a new product in the field of...
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Parliament vote will facilitate private investment in ports

Date: 21/12/2016

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of the Ports Regulation. The R...
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MSPC workshop seminar on bottlenecks

Date: 23/11/2016

The Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre (MSPC) organised a workshop seminar on the 1...
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Cargo ferry Service From Malta to Genoa, Palermo and Naples

Date: 22/11/2016

The RoRo service, operated by GNV, has officially started operating between Ital...
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Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance starts trading on MSE

Date: 18/11/2016

The Mediterranean Maritime Hub Finance plc has started trading on the Malta Stoc...
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Greek, Cypriot, Maltese maritime ministers meet to consolidate cooperation

Date: 18/11/2016

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Joe Mizzi hosted Minister for Communic...
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Commission clears joint acquisition of a port terminal in Spain by Marmedsa and UECC

Date: 18/11/2016

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed...
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New incentive scheme to get freight from roads to sea

Date: 18/11/2016

In the state budget, the Norwegian government proposes to introduce a new incent...
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70th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Date: 18/11/2016

The 70th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 70) took p...
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Transport Scoreboard 2016: the EU at work to strengthen the internal market

Date: 18/11/2016

The European Commission published the 2016 edition of the "EU Transport Scoreboa...
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Commission welcomes progress at international level to tackle maritime emissions

Date: 18/11/2016

The European Commission welcomes progress made this week within the Internationa...
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IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulphur fuel oil requirement

Date: 18/11/2016

In a landmark decision for both the environment and human health, 1 January 2020...
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Tirrenia returns to Malta

Date: 18/11/2016

Tirrenia CIN returned to Malta to operate six weekly cargo voyages to ...
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European perspective on shipping to the fore at Malta Maritime Summit

Date: 19/10/2016

The inaugural Malta Maritime Summit began in Valletta on 4th October 2016, with ...
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European Shortsea Conference 2016 in Barcelona

Date: 19/10/2016

The Shortsea Promotion Center Spain, in co-operation with the European Shortsea ...
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MEPs want shipping included in 2030 emissions target through ETS ‘climate fund’

Date: 19/10/2016

A proposal to include emissions from shipping in the EU’s 2030 emissions r...
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Nearly half a billion euro available for transport and energy research

Date: 19/10/2016

Three Horizon 2020 calls for project proposals open today in the areas of Mobili...
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Review of EU shipping policy: no time for business as usual

Date: 19/10/2016

The future of European shipping policy was debated on 5th October 2016 in a semi...
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€1.9 billion to support key European transport projects

Date: 19/10/2016

The European Commission launched today the third round of calls for proposals un...
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Once more record in shortsea traffic for Flemish ports in first half of 2016

Date: 19/10/2016

The tonnage of cargo (export and import taken together) handled in our 4 Flemish...
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UK shortsea capacity on the rise

Date: 19/09/2016

SHORTSEA ro-ro and lo-lo freight capacity serving the UK market has continued it...
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Ocean Installer wins Malta Mooring job

Date: 19/09/2016

Ocean Installer has been awarded a turnkey project for procurement and installat...
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Malta Maritime Forum holds Malta EU presidency consultancy meeting at Palumbo Shipyards

Date: 19/09/2016

In preparation for Malta’s EU presidency, Transport Malta has invited the ...
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New course launched in response to IMO Ballast Water Management Convention

Date: 19/09/2016

We have launched a new two-day course in response to the imminent ratification o...
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Ships scheduled to dry dock after September of 2017 will have to be retrofit with Ballast Systems, as tanker fleet profile will start to deteriorate

Date: 19/09/2016

The average age of the tanker fleet will rapidly start to go upwards as we edge ...
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Dry bulk newbuilding prices at all-time lows, as investment starts to make financial sense for risk takers

Date: 19/09/2016

The current newbuilding market isn’t one for risk-averse ship owners. By c...
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EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2016: Sustainable transport is an investment for Europe

Date: 19/09/2016

The European Commission today launches the 15th annual EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, wit...
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EU teams up with alliance of developed and developing countries in final push for first-ever global deal to curb international aviation emissions

Date: 19/09/2016

EU teams up with alliance of developed and developing countries in final push fo...
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Seafarers' centre launched in Valletta

Date: 23/08/2016

A centre for seafarers inaugurated yesterday will offer sailors onshore accommod...
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European Shipowners endorse the global commitment of the European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

Date: 23/08/2016

The European Commission’s newly published communication on a European Stra...
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Low-sulphur fuel availability a reason of concern as new emission rules approach

Date: 23/08/2016

A difference in regulations from one part of the world to the other, is threaten...
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Optimising intermodal logistic chains for a more sustainable transport system

Date: 23/08/2016

The EU-funded TelliSys project has designed a new, environmentally-friendly, vol...
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'Smart’ and sustainable ports

Date: 23/08/2016

As trade and cargo volumes continue to grow internationally, ports around the gl...
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2E3S has trained more than 400 students with the courses MOST since the beginning of the year

Date: 23/08/2016

From the 16th to the 19th of July, a group of 37 students from the EAE Business ...
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SEA \ LNG leads marine fuel push

Date: 23/08/2016

Fourteen of the most powerful names in the value chain have joined forces to pro...
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MSPC New Member – Malta Boatmen & Mooring Services Co-op Ltd

Date: 21/07/2016

We are pleased to announce that Malta Boatmen & Mooring Services Co-op Ltd h...
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Vice-President Katainen's speech at TEN-T Days 2016: Boosting EFSI Investments in Transport

Date: 21/07/2016

Transport is one of the key EU network infrastructures connecting the EU interna...
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Commission injects €6.7 billion into transport infrastructure to boost jobs and growth

Date: 21/07/2016

Along with the Investment Plan for Europe, the Connecting Europe Facility plays ...
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Single European Rail Area one step closer to completion as new technical provisions enter into force

Date: 21/07/2016

Today the technical provisions  of the Fourth Railway Package are entering ...
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Extra money needed for Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

Date: 21/07/2016

At the beginning of June, 25 European transport-related organisations launched a...
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Projects worth 167m€ will be financed under the first Shift2Rail joint undertaking (S2RJU) calls for research.

Date: 21/07/2016

The S2R JU is delighted to announce that following the publication last December...
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TEN-T Days 2016 : Europa Ship Plan in the Detailed Implementation Plan of Motorways of the Sea

Date: 21/07/2016

From the 20th until the 22nd of June 2016, the TEN-T Days were held in Rotterdam...
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Bimco Launches New Standard Agreements For Novation Of Shipping Contracts

Date: 21/07/2016

BIMCO has today published three standard novation agreements that provide a lega...
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EU one step closer to unleash full potential of seaports

Date: 21/07/2016

The European Commission welcomes the landmark agreement reached today by the Eur...
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New SOLAS Requirements for the Verified Gross Mass of Containers

Date: 15/06/2016

Amendments have been made to the International Convention for the Safety of Life...
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New release of Shortsea Schedules

Date: 15/06/2016

Shortsea Schedules is a joint service offered by the European Shortsea Network...
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Investment Plan for Europe: European Fund for Strategic Investments to be extended following successful first year

Date: 15/06/2016

One year after the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) came into forc...
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Commissioner Bulc at the opening of the Gotthard base tunnel in Switzerland

Date: 15/06/2016

EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc travelled to Lugano, Switzerland, on 31st...
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EU Commission expects aviation negotiations mandate from Luxembourg’s Transport Council

Date: 15/06/2016

Turkey is one of the countries that the aviation agreement negotiations mandate ...
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Vice-President Šefčovič and Commissioner Bulc encourage cities to accelerate investment in sustainable energy and transport solutions

Date: 15/06/2016

On 24 May 2016, Vice President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovi...
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Incentives to shippers in Norway

Date: 15/06/2016

A major item in th​e agreement between the political parties in Stortinget, th...
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Brussels picks CORE LNGas to promote LNG as transport fuel

Date: 15/06/2016

CORE LNGas brings together 42 partners in Spain and Portugal, led by the Spanish...
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Drewry: Container Shipping Rates Still Short of Previous Levels

Date: 15/06/2016

Although container shipping spot rates should be more stable through the rest of...
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Malta’s Maritime Industry Thrives

Date: 12/05/2016

The Malta Maritime Forum was officially set up last October through the registra...
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CILT UK members "in favour of staying in EU"

Date: 12/05/2016

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport surveyed members regarding th...
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Slovenia: ESI Funds finance strategic motorway construction, significantly improving travel to Croatia

Date: 12/05/2016

The project, part of the TEN-T network, also reduces congestion and bottlenecks ...
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Call for applications to select members of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF)

Date: 12/05/2016

Bearing in mind the broader aspects of sustainable shipping to be covered by the...
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Cyprus President expresses determination to protect and further develop shipping sector

Date: 12/05/2016

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has expressed his government`s determination...
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Parliamentary vote gives new impetus to a competitive port sector in Europe

Date: 12/05/2016

The European Parliament has today greenlighted the Ports Regulation, an importan...
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IMO-GloBallast R&D Forum on Ballast Water Management highlights solutions

Date: 12/05/2016

Ballast water management experts, meeting at the recent IMO-GloBallast R&D F...
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UNCTAD launches novel Maritime Country Profiles

Date: 12/05/2016

Throughout most of history, “maritime nations” had their own nationa...
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The first MoS Forum on Environment in Brussels

Date: 12/05/2016

During the meeting on 19th of February at European Parliament, Mr. Brian Simpson...
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SSI Defines Goals for Sustainable Shipping by 2040

Date: 12/05/2016

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a coalition of shipping leaders, and ...
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Informal Transport and Environment Council discusses smart, sustainable and secure mobility

Date: 12/05/2016

Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime ...
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Survey on the financing needs of the inland waterway transport sector for the modernisation of the fleet

Date: 12/05/2016

ESO and EBU organised jointly a market survey between October 2015 and January 2...
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European directive Weight and Dimension

Date: 12/05/2016

Directive 2015/719 of 29 April 2015 is a revision of Directive 96/53/EC on road ...
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Parliamentary vote gives new impetus to a competitive port sector in Europe

Date: 20/04/2016

The European Parliament has today greenlighted the Ports Regulation , an importa...
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European Commission celebrates winners of the first Single European Sky Awards

Date: 20/04/2016

The European Commission has celebrated the five winners of the first edition of ...
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EuroGate, DP World to Operate Limassol Port

Date: 20/04/2016

The two-year process of the Limassol port privatization has been wrapped up as t...
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East Port Said Canal Inauguarted

Date: 20/04/2016

East Port Said’s side canal was officially inaugurated on Wednesday by the...
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330 kilometres of new express roads in Poland to overcome bottlenecks in trans-European infrastructure

Date: 20/04/2016

Today's approval of ten TEN-T Major Projects from the 2014-2020 financing period...
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Europa Ship Plan officially included to the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) for Motorways of the Sea (MoS)

Date: 20/04/2016

Europa Ship Plan officially included to the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) f...
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Shortsea Shipping sets a new record in the Flemish ports with almost 145 million tonnes handled

Date: 20/04/2016

With 144,888,087 tonnes, shortsea traffic increased with over 2 million of total...
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European Program - POSEIDON MED

Date: 20/04/2016

On Wednesday 17/2/2016 at the European Parliament took place the closing ceremon...
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Port services: improving efficiency to boost trade

Date: 20/04/2016

Draft rules designed to boost the efficiency and cut the cost of services suppli...
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High Level Meeting in Amsterdam

Date: 18/03/2016

Mr Godwin Xerri (Chairman – European Shortsea Network) and Mr Jason Bongai...
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European Shortsea Network Meeting

Date: 11/03/2016

The European Shortsea Network (ESN) which is currently chaired by Malta, held it...
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Nearly €2 billion requested for H2020 transport research projects

Date: 11/03/2016

The Mobility for Growth 2016 call (first of two stages, deadline on 20 January) ...
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Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking nominates new Executive Director

Date: 11/03/2016

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) announced today the nomination of Carlo Bo...
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Commission adopts proposal for a Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation

Date: 11/03/2016

The European Commission adopted today a proposal to enhance the mobility of inla...
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Belgium Shortsea Shipping sets a new record in the Flemish ports with almost 143 million tonnes handled

Date: 11/03/2016

Shortsea Shipping continues to enjoy strong growth. In 2014 the tonnage of the p...
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European shipowners showcase Short Sea Shipping

Date: 11/03/2016

“Short Sea Shipping has been on the EU’s agenda for a long time&rdqu...
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Inland ports and logistics platform issues recommendation to reduce barriers for better use of inland waterways and rail

Date: 11/03/2016

Within the period of November 2014 to August 2015 the Platform for Multimodality...
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Factsheet on 2015 CEF call: Requested funding is nearly twice the available budget

Date: 11/03/2016

The main objective of CEF Transport is to help complete the TEN-T Core Network a...
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Commission launches public consultation on Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy

Date: 11/03/2016

The European Commission today launched a public consultation on the development ...
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Malta assumes presidency of the European Shortsea Network

Date: 12/02/2016

The European Shortsea Network (ESN) of which Malta forms part through the Malta ...
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Minister Joe Mizzi meets with Malta Maritime Forum

Date: 11/02/2016

The Malta Maritime Forum held its first official meeting following the appointme...
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Malta Maritime Pilots Training Centre

Date: 11/02/2016

The original concept of setting up a Simulator Training Centre for pilots here i...
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A record €12.77 billion investment for 263 transport infrastructure projects with high EU added value

Date: 11/02/2016

The 2014 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals, which were published on 11 September...
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Cyprus Re-elected at IMO Council

Date: 11/02/2016

During the General Assembly of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), wh...
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Union for the Mediterranean declares strengthening of regional cooperation in maritime economy

Date: 11/02/2016

Ministers of Maritime Affairs from 43 Mediterranean countries agreed to work mor...
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"Shipping: indispensable to the world" selected as World Maritime Day theme for 2016

Date: 11/02/2016

The IMO Council has endorsed a proposal by Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu to ad...
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SOLAS VI, Reg.2 – Container Weighing FAQs Now Available

Date: 11/02/2016

Amendments to SOLAS that come into effect globally on July 1, 2016 require packe...
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Shipping Industry's Own Cyber Security Guidelines Released

Date: 11/02/2016

BIMCO, CLIA, ICS, Intercargo and Intertanko have launched a set of cyber securit...
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Focus Group "Integrated maritime education opportunities in the area of Maritime Technologies

Date: 11/02/2016

The European Commission has commissioned Ecorys Nederland BY in consortium with ...
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Containerships go for LNG

Date: 11/02/2016

Containerships will receive the first of 6 newly built ships in 2017. These cont...
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Studies

Date: 11/02/2016

The studies are subject to a disclaimer and copyright. The studies have been car...
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Malta Maritime Forum appoints chairman

Date: 18/01/2016

The Malta Maritime Forum has appointed Joe Borg as chairman of its board of dire...
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Survival of fittest for commodities shipping firms in 201

Date: 18/01/2016

Shipping companies that transport commodities such as coal, iron ore and grain f...
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Freeport to run out of space ‘in a few years’ – CEO

Date: 18/01/2016

The Freeport is already handling 3.1 million TEUs a year – getting worryin...
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Welcome recovery in ship repair

Date: 18/01/2016

The ship repair industry has had a substantial impact on Malta’s economic,...
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Proposal to boost EU shipping policy

Date: 18/01/2016

In an effort to provide the European Commission with constructive input ahead of...
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EUROPA Ship Plan

Date: 18/01/2016

On Friday 20 November 2015 in the Port of Piraeus, onboard the historic vessel &...
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In the wake of COP21, European shipowners call for solid action in IMO

Date: 18/01/2016

European shipowners welcome the ambitious and forward-looking climate change agr...
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Announcement of the launch of a Maritime Research & Education Development Council (MREDC)

Date: 18/01/2016

The Parliamentary Secretary for Competiveness and Economic Growth José He...
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Shift2Rail launches first calls for projects worth €170 million

Date: 18/01/2016

Shift2Rail, the Joint Undertaking backed by the Commission and the rail industry...
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Record €12.7 billion investment in transport now ready to deliver better mobility, new jobs and growth

Date: 18/01/2016

Announced in June 2015, the Commission's investment plan for the transport secto...
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Information Sheet: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport - 2014 Calls for Proposals

Date: 18/01/2016

The 2014 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals, which were published on 11 September...
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MSPC New Member - International Safety Training College

Date: 15/12/2015

We are pleased to announce that International Safety Training College has recent...
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Horizon2020: EU helps public authorities buy innovative transport solutions

Date: 15/12/2015

Horizon2020, the EU Research and Innovation programme worth €80 billion ove...
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EU Transport Scoreboard 2015

Date: 15/12/2015

The 2015 edition of the EU Transport Scoreboard compares Member State ...
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European Commission engages in UN global efforts for safer roads

Date: 15/12/2015

The European Commission welcomes the United Nations global commitment to achieve...
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The Motorways of the Sea Policy and Priorities for 2015 & 2016

Date: 15/12/2015

The Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC), together with the Ministry ...
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Egypt to set up cross-continent shipping line

Date: 15/12/2015

Egypt has signed a grant agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) wort...
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Review of Maritime Transport 2015

Date: 15/12/2015

Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy...
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IMO the Only Place for Global Debate on Shipping Emissions, Says IMO Secretary General

Date: 15/12/2015

International Maritime Organization Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has issued a...
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Better regulation on EU passenger ship safety legislation

Date: 15/12/2015

On 16th October 2015, the Commission delivered the results of a fitness check ca...
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Commissioner Bulc welcomes appointment of Ki-tack Lim as Secretary General by the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization

Date: 15/12/2015

Today, the 171 members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) confirme...
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Commission presents an Aviation Strategy for Europe

Date: 15/12/2015

On 7 December 2015, the European Commission adopted an Aviation Strategy for Eur...
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MSPC New Member – CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd

Date: 13/11/2015

We are pleased to announce that CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd has recently become a n...
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Intelligent Transport Systems: Commissioner Bulc opens World Congress

Date: 13/11/2015

On Monday 5 October EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc opened the 22nd World...
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Commission advocates smarter urban mobility to combat climate change and boost Europe's economy

Date: 13/11/2015

On Friday 9 October, Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, responsible ...
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Better regulation on EU passenger ship safety legislation

Date: 13/11/2015

The Commission has today delivered the results of a fitness check carried out on...
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Horizon 2020: new Work Programme supports research for a greener and more competitive European transport system

Date: 13/11/2015

On 13 October 2015, the European Commission adopted the Horizon 2020 Work Progra...
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Regional training course for coastal stakeholders

Date: 13/11/2015

Delegates from 15 European countries with a Mediterranean or Black Sea coast, in...
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2015 Tripartite Meeting Discussions

Date: 13/11/2015

The annual Tripartite meeting between shipowners, shipbuilders and classificatio...
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Malta Maritime Forum

Date: 14/10/2015

The first general meeting of the newly set up Malta Maritime Forum is being held...
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Ablecare to take ‘most’ of Marsa Shipbuilding

Date: 12/10/2015

Ablecare Oilfield Services yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with t...
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Emissions control for shipping

Date: 12/10/2015

Dust is an all too familiar topic at the end of a hot dry summer. Dust particles...
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G7 Transport Ministers' statement on transport infrastructure investments

Date: 12/10/2015

The global wealth pyramid of modern economies clearly illustrates that infrastru...
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Statistical Pocketbook 2015

Date: 12/10/2015

The Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG Move) of the European Com...
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A new shortsea traffic record in the first half of 2015

Date: 12/10/2015

In the first half of 2015 the tonnage of shortsea cargo (import and export combi...
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Shortsea Awards distributed on the occasion of Transport & Logistics

Date: 12/10/2015

On 22 September 2015 the Shortsea Awards were conferred for the fourth time. Thi...
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Rail freight interface to link Turkey with Paris

Date: 12/10/2015

Intermodal service connects weekly Izmir-Sète ro-ro service with French c...
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EU Member States show trust in IMO's ability to deliver

Date: 12/10/2015

“The EU Council’s decision to entrust the IMO with the regulation of...
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Monalisa smiles on European Ports

Date: 12/10/2015

The European Union has granted a €21m grant to the Sea Traffic Management (...
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UK Poised for Maritime Growth

Date: 12/10/2015

The UK wants more ships to be registered under the British flag and has proposed...
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MSPC New Member - PT Matic - Environmental Services

Date: 10/09/2015

We are pleased to announce that PT Matic - Environmental Services has recently b...
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Summer Law School – Maritime Law

Date: 10/09/2015

Fifty delegates from 16 countries attended the first summer school on maritime l...
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OPDR joins the CMA CGM Group

Date: 10/09/2015

On July 1st, OPDR officially joined the CMA CGM Group. In order to finalize the...
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Greek MOU Foresees Rapid Sale of Ports

Date: 10/09/2015

According to the 29-page MOU, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, Greek pri...
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Suez Canal Races to the Finish

Date: 10/09/2015

Just one year after its announcement, Egypt’s expanded Suez Canal is open ...
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IMO Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas Agenda

Date: 10/09/2015

The International Maritime Organization, Pacific Regional Environments Programme...
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Thirty-five companies bid for Limassol port

Date: 10/09/2015

Thirty-five companies have been preselected in the procedure to denationalise th...
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Global agenda for Maritime Cyprus

Date: 10/09/2015

Geopolitical developments and their effect on global shipping will be one of the...
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Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre to take over presidency of the European Shortsea Network

Date: 21/08/2015

A briefing session was held at the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure, wh...
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Launching of the Malta Maritime Forum

Date: 21/08/2015

The Malta Maritime Forum was officially launched on Friday 31st July during a br...
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Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre to assume presidency of the European Shortsea Network

Date: 11/08/2015

We are pleased to announce that the Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre, which forms...
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Ministerial meeting on the integration of the Western Balkans into the TEN-T network

Date: 11/08/2015

On the occasion of the high-level transport conference 'TEN-T Days 2015'  i...
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Commission launches Forum on Digital Transport and Logistics

Date: 11/08/2015

President Juncker identified 'Jobs, Growth and Investment' and 'A Connected Digi...
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New publication: "Better Together – 10 successful cross border infrastructure projects"

Date: 11/08/2015

Europe’s strength lies in collaboration across national borders. By poolin...
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Spotlight on fuel cells and hydrogen technologies at the Ten-T days 2015

Date: 11/08/2015

A Joint Workshop between the FCH JU and Ten-T, the European Programme for heavy ...
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Five Ferry Operators Get EU Funding to Install Scrubbers

Date: 11/08/2015

Five European ferry operators are to receive European Union (EU) grants totallin...
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Commission's record €13.1 billion investment plan for transport endorsed by Member States

Date: 11/08/2015

The CEF coordination committee, composed of representatives of the 28 Member Sta...
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Exports down by €113 million in May

Date: 11/08/2015

Exports in May dropped by €113.7 million compared to the May 2014, while im...
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New TEN-T Financing Scheme presented during Shortsea15 Conference in Copenhagen

Date: 08/07/2015

During the Shortsea15 conference in Copenhagen Matthieu Bertrand, Financial Offi...
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Increased limits of liability for maritime claims enter into force under 1996 LLMC Protocol

Date: 08/07/2015

Amendments to increase the limits of liability in the 1996 Protocol to amend the...
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Grimaldi Orders Three More PCTCs in China

Date: 08/07/2015

Italian shipowner Grimaldi Group has signed an USD 165 million agreement for the...
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Investment in transport infrastructure is essential for jobs and growth in Europe

Date: 08/07/2015

On 22-23 June Transport Ministers from 12 European Member States, CEOs and over ...
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European Commission puts forward record €13.1 billion investment in transport infrastructure to boost jobs and growth

Date: 08/07/2015

On the 29th of June, the Commission has unveiled a record €13.1 billion inv...
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EU supports all Member States to switch to a common train control system

Date: 08/07/2015

The EU’s TEN-T Programme supports the development and installation of the ...
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A business case for ERTMS on the 9 Core Network Corridors

Date: 08/07/2015

Interoperability of the systems is a crucial issue of European rail policy to en...
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5,300 tonnes of sand imported for St George's Bay, Bugibba

Date: 08/07/2015

Malta has imported 5,300 tonnes of sand from Jordan for St George’s Bay an...
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€50 million EU funding available for transport research projects

Date: 08/07/2015

Two calls for proposals in the areas of Green Vehicles  and Mobility for Gr...
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Platform for Rail Infrastructure Managers in Europe (PRIME) sets agenda for 2015-16 work and re-elects Paul Plummer, Network Rail (UK) as industry co-chair

Date: 08/07/2015

On 3 June, PRIME members welcomed the addition of RFI (IT) and DB Netz AG (DE) t...
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World’s Largest Pure Car and Truck Carrier Enters Service

Date: 08/07/2015

Höegh Autoliners took delivery of Höegh Target, the world’s larg...
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ECASBA Coordinates Joint Letter on Athens Declaration

Date: 10/06/2015

ECASBA, has brought together a broad coalition of European shipping sector organ...
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Growth in spite of SECA

Date: 10/06/2015

Predictions about the dramatic drop in volumes due to SECA (Sulpur Emission Cont...
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Asia-Europe rates fall for 13th consecutive week

Date: 10/06/2015

Freight rates on the Asia-north Europe trade fell to their lowest level since th...
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TEN-T: First fast charging points operational in France thanks to EU support

Date: 10/06/2015

Two charging points have been put into service today as part of the Corri-Door p...
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Joint ferry venture profits miss target

Date: 10/06/2015

The financial performance of the joint venture between Gozo Channel and Gozo Fer...
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Shipping fleet growth has started to slow down, as newbuildings amount to just 329 ships of all types since the start of 2015

Date: 10/06/2015

Challenging market conditions have led to the inevitable reconsideration of ship...
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Excellent conditions for shipping recovery

Date: 10/06/2015

The next few years need to be confronted with an open mind and without excessive...
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Motorways in the net

Date: 10/06/2015

Motorways of the seas remain amongst the most important European Union initiativ...
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MSPC New Member – Malta Dockers Union

Date: 12/05/2015

We are pleased to announce that Malta Dockers Union has recently become a new me...
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Malta successfully hosts first Mare Forum Maritime Conference

Date: 12/05/2015

On 22nd April, Malta hosted the first Mare Forum Conference, an international hi...
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TEN-T : European air traffic management gets a boost from EU funds

Date: 12/05/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme   will co-finance with nearly €800,000 t...
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TEN-T : EU to co-fund development of green fuel infrastructure in French waters

Date: 12/05/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-finance with nearly €500,000 a regio...
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Limassol Port set for privatisation

Date: 12/05/2015

The Cypriot government has announced plans to transfer all commercial operations...
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Transport Eurobarometer: EU citizens pleased with safety of maritime transport, but price and pollution are a major challenge

Date: 12/05/2015

The European Commission recently published the results of a Eurobarometer survey...
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Report on the exchange of views between ports CEOs and Transport Commissioner Bulc

Date: 12/05/2015

Europe's ports are vital gateways, linking its transport corridors to the rest o...
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Setting-up an expert group on alternative transport fuels – The Sustainable Transport Forum.

Date: 12/05/2015

Following the adoption of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative ...
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Commission asks the European Aviation Safety Agency to set up a task force after the Germanwings report

Date: 12/05/2015

Following the publication of the preliminary investigation report  on 6 May...
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First Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) action comes to an end

Date: 12/05/2015

The first action established under the 2014 CEF Energy calls has come to an end,...
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MSPC New Member – Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd

Date: 14/04/2015

We are pleased to announce that Palumbo Malta Shipyard Ltd has recently become a...
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MSPC New Member – Valletta Cruise Port

Date: 14/04/2015

We are pleased to announce that Valletta Cruise Port has recently become a new m...
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Transport Eurobarometer: EU citizens pleased with safety of maritime transport, but price and pollution are a major challenge

Date: 14/04/2015

On 3 March the European Commission published the results of a Eurobarometer surv...
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European Commissions' study on LNG as a shipping fuel shows industry's support

Date: 14/04/2015

The European Commission today presented the preliminary results of a study on th...
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African – European and Mediterranean Maritime Summit

Date: 14/04/2015

Exploring the future of the shipping, marine & maritime industries in the Me...
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New EU rules for safer and more eco-friendly lorries

Date: 14/04/2015

Today the European Parliament gave its final approval to new EU rules for safer ...
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TEN-T: The Netherlands to supply greener fuel to cargo transport with EU support

Date: 14/04/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme will support with over €3.9 million a study and pi...
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Marine Fuel Improves in Quality

Date: 14/04/2015

The early results for 2015 show that there has been a marked improvement in bunk...
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European Shippers’ Council calls for greater monitoring of shipping line cooperation

Date: 14/04/2015

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has called for greater data monitorin...
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New solution for shortsea shipping

Date: 14/04/2015

An aging fleet, stricter emission standards and a desire to move transport from ...
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Shipping industry’s response to ECA 2015

Date: 14/04/2015

Choosing the right investment towards compliance to 0.1% sulphur emissions in se...
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TEN-T: Genoa port to grow with EU support

Date: 14/04/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will back with almost €2.4 million studies p...
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TEN-T : EU to co-finance greener and smarter cargo management from Rotterdam port

Date: 14/04/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will support with nearly €570,000 the pilot ...
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TEN-T: EU-supported Italian and Spanish ports to test 'greener' equipment

Date: 14/04/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will support with €3.1 million a project to ...
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European Shipping Week - 2-6 March 2015

Date: 14/04/2015

At the "European Shipping Week" the maritime stakeholders have argued in favour ...
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EU approves long vehicles

Date: 14/04/2015

The European Parliament has approved that trucks of up to 25.25 meters of length...
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MSPC New Member – Malta Maritime Law Association

Date: 10/03/2015

We are pleased to announce that Malta Maritime Law Association has recently beco...
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The Malta maritime cluster

Date: 10/03/2015

According to a study published by Policy Research Corporation in 2008, Malta emp...
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New lines calling at Malta Freeport

Date: 10/03/2015

Two new lines have chosen Malta Freeport Terminals as their main trans-shipment ...
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TEN-T: EU to support development of electric vehicle transport roads in northern Europe

Date: 10/03/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will invest over €4 million in the developme...
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TEN-T: EU to back the development of green gas filling stations in Sweden

Date: 10/03/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-finance with over €2 million a pilot...
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TEN-T: EU to support cooperative intelligent transport systems in France

Date: 10/03/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will support with over €6.5 million a pilot ...
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2015 World Maritime Day theme: “Maritime education and training”

Date: 10/03/2015

IMO Secretary-General launches 2015 World Maritime Day theme: “Maritime ed...
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Cyprus: Study underway on shipping strategy

Date: 10/03/2015

The transport ministry and the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC), CIPA and other org...
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Greece: Ship owners acquire 340 second hand vessels and place orders for 127 newbuildings

Date: 10/03/2015

With Japanese-built vessels being the most sought after, Greek ship owners inves...
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EU to boost green maritime transport in Greece

Date: 10/03/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest almost €600,000 in a study for the pro...
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TEN-T : Belfast to develop an intermodal transport hub with EU support

Date: 10/03/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-finance with almost €3.5 million pre...
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TEN-T: EU to co-fund innovative and cleaner technologies for cargo ships

Date: 10/03/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will support with over €4.5 million a pilot ...
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European shipping industry – Innovate to stay ahead of the game

Date: 10/03/2015

Brussels, 6 March 2015 – Europe has a major role to play in driving the ma...
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Brussels must work with European shipping to promote market access, urges ECSA president

Date: 10/03/2015

Europe must play its role as an international trade partner, says Rehder The Eu...
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Joint industry statement on the mid-term review of the EU’s Maritime Transport Policy

Date: 10/03/2015

In June 2014, the Council invited the European Commission to present a mid-term ...
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Updated study highlights economic importance of EU shipping

Date: 10/03/2015

At a press conference today, ECSA presented the results of a recent update of th...
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European Tugowners Association guidelines for safe towage operations

Date: 10/03/2015

Safe and smooth port operations require a permanent surveillance of safety stand...
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Grimaldi to Order Five Car Carriers Worth $300 Million This Month

Date: 10/03/2015

BRUSSELS—Grimaldi Group, the world’s biggest passenger- and car-ferr...
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Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre developing into a Maritime Cluster

Date: 24/02/2015

The Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre as a maritime cluster is open to all profess...
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Malta ship register becomes the sixth largest worldwide, remains largest in Europe

Date: 11/02/2015

Malta Flag becomes the 6th Largest Merchant Ship Register in the World and conso...
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Malta, Turkey sign maritime agreement

Date: 11/02/2015

A maritime agreement was signed today between Transport Minister Joe Mizzi and h...
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Ablecare assessing the use of Malta Shipbuilding site

Date: 11/02/2015

Ablecare Oilfield Services is reviewing its business model for the Marsa Shipbui...
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Stena Line announces world’s first methanol ship

Date: 11/02/2015

Ferry Company Stena Line has announced that it will run the world’s first ...
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TEN-T: The Port of Bremen to supply green fuel with EU support

Date: 11/02/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest almost €2.5 million for studies and pi...
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EU-wide digital maritime services – facilitating safe, secure and competitive shipping

Date: 11/02/2015

The Commission recently revised The Union Maritime Information and Exchange Syst...
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EU to back a wider use of sustainable marine fuel

Date: 11/02/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €2.5 million studies to ...
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IMO Secretary-General welcomes revised shipping industry stance on ballast water

Date: 11/02/2015

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the reconsideration by the Inte...
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Commission identifies the infrastructure priorities and investment needs for the Trans-European Transport Network until 2030

Date: 11/02/2015

The European Commission has published nine studies  on the state of play an...
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The Union Maritime Information and Exchange System (SafeSeaNet)

Date: 11/02/2015

The European Union's Maritime Information and Exchange System (SafeSeaNet) provi...
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TEN-T: The maritime link between Sweden and Poland to improve with EU support

Date: 11/02/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme   will co-fund with over €2 million the ...
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TEN-T: EU to support the development of northern Adriatic ports

Date: 11/02/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will back with almost €3 million studies on ...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: CILT

Date: 16/01/2015

CILT International has been the institute for professionals engaged in the trans...
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Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre features on local media

Date: 16/01/2015

One of the basic principles of the European Union is the free movement of goods ...
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Transport Council on 3 December 2014 in Brussels

Date: 16/01/2015

European Union Transport Ministers met in Brussels on Wednesday 3 December 2014 ...
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TEN-T: EU to back the UK on green maritime transport

Date: 16/01/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will support with almost €4 million the pilo...
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TEN-T: EU to boost long distance travel for fuel cell cars

Date: 16/01/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest almost €3.5 million in studies prepari...
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TEN-T: Canary Islands to take up LNG with EU support

Date: 16/01/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will back with almost €500,000 a study on th...
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TEN-T: University programme in maritime transport to open with EU support

Date: 16/01/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-finance with almost €1.5 million the...
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TEN-T: Austrian port of Linz to grow with EU support

Date: 16/01/2015

EU's TEN-T Programme  will support with over €850,000 development stud...
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Monorail system among Malta government proposals for EU funding

Date: 16/01/2015

Malta has proposed five infrastructural projects to benefit from EU funding in t...
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TEN-T: New bridge over the Port of Malmö gets EU support

Date: 16/01/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-finance with over €1 million prepara...
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TEN-T: The Port of Bremen to supply green fuel with EU support

Date: 16/01/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will invest almost €2.5 million for studies ...
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Euromed conference

Date: 16/01/2015

The High-Level Conference on the Financing of the Future Trans-Mediterranean Tra...
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TEN-T: EU to invest in studies on improving Riga's road network

Date: 03/12/2014

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-fund with nearly €1.8 million road d...
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TEN-T: EU to support sustainable development of the Port of Civitavecchia

Date: 03/12/2014

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-fund two sustainable development initiati...
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The COM&CAP MarInA-Med website is now online

Date: 03/12/2014

The Med-Maritime Integrated Projects establish a new relevant partnership that w...
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TEN-T: EU to back the deployment of electric freight transport in Slovakia

Date: 03/12/2014

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will invest over €850,000 in a network of en...
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TEN-T: EU to support the development of a new harbour in Aberdeen

Date: 03/12/2014

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will invest over €750,000 for development st...
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CMA CGM takes over OPDR

Date: 03/12/2014

CMA CGM confirmed that it is acquiring German shortsea operator Oldenburg-Portug...
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Busy times for Escola europea de short sea shipping

Date: 03/12/2014

Autumn has proven to be a very busy period for the Spain headquartered Escola Eu...
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"EU Integrated Maritime Policy and Blue Growth”

Date: 03/12/2014

In October 2014, two years were completed since the signing of the "Limassol Dec...
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Palumbo agreement paves way to bid for work on LNG tankers

Date: 03/12/2014

France’s Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) and Palumbo Malta Shipyard hav...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Malta Maritime Pilots

Date: 03/12/2014

The Mediterranean Maritime Research and Training Centre (MMRTC), a sister Compan...
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TEN-T: EU backs roll-out of natural gas stations for trucks in Belgium

Date: 03/12/2014

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will support with €520,000 the construction ...
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MSPC New Member – GRTU

Date: 13/11/2014

We are pleased to announce that GRTU has recently become a new member of the MSP...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Kaless Ltd

Date: 13/11/2014

Kaless Ltd was established in 1995 by Mr. Carmel Cini. The main scope, aims and ...
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Malta is looking to facilitate trade and sea transport in the Mediterranean to boost the economy

Date: 13/11/2014

In his opening statement at the MEDNET Communication Group Meeting, the Parliame...
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IRU lays out path for transport system of the future

Date: 13/11/2014

The International Road Transport Union (IRU), policymakers and industry stakehol...
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Cross-border transport of 45'containers allowed in the Benelux

Date: 13/11/2014

From now on, containers with a maximal length of 45 foot (13.72 m) can cross the...
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LYNCEUS Project won the Global Lloyd List Award 2014 in the field of Innovation

Date: 13/11/2014

An ambitious and very promising life-saving project relating to safe ship evacua...
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PortExecutive Seminar 2014 concludes with success

Date: 13/11/2014

A most successful edition of the PortExecutive Seminar (PES) concluded in Naples...
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EU to invest in the development of the Port of Dublin

Date: 13/11/2014

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-fund with almost €2.5 million studie...
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CEF Transport Info Days great success

Date: 13/11/2014

The 2014 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport Info Days organised by the I...
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EMSA: Inventory of national policies regarding the use of oil spill dispersants in the EU

Date: 13/11/2014

EMSA is tasked by Regulation (EC) No 2038/2006 to "draw up on a regular basis a ...
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Intra-Mediterranean Container Trades

Date: 13/11/2014

Dynamar has published “INTRA-MEDITERRANEAN CONTAINER TRADES”, the la...
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TransLog Award winners honoured at a grand celebration

Date: 13/11/2014

Key transport, logistics and supply chain stakeholders operating in Malta were, ...
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EU supports the construction of a green ferry in Germany

Date: 13/11/2014

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-finance with over €4 million the con...
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Commission launches new web portal to help tackle urban mobility challenges

Date: 13/11/2014

The European Commission has launched on 7 November 2014 an enhanced web portal t...
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MSPC New Member – Malta Maritime Pilots

Date: 10/10/2014

We are pleased to announce that Malta Maritime Pilots has recently become a new ...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Medsea Shipping Agency

Date: 10/10/2014

After a rigorous procedural process Medsea Shipping Agency managed to obtain ISO...
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Malta, Greece, Cyprus to discuss common positions on maritime affairs

Date: 09/10/2014

Transport Minister Joe Mizzi hosted a meeting in Malta with Cypriot Communicatio...
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Six bids for shipbuilding site

Date: 09/10/2014

Six bids for the transformation of the Marsa Shipbuilding site into a maritime h...
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Seminar to share project findings

Date: 09/10/2014

A half-day conference en-titl­ed ‘Towards sustainable maritime traffic...
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"Our streets, our choice" - EU launches 2014 European Mobility Week

Date: 09/10/2014

Over 2000 European towns and cities are expected to participate in the 13th edit...
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Informal Council meeting on transport infrastructure

Date: 09/10/2014

The European Ministers for Transport held an informal meeting from 16-17 Septemb...
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TEN-T: €11.9 billion to improve European transport connections

Date: 09/10/2014

On Thursday 11 September 2014 the European Commission invited Member States to p...
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Announcing the European Shipping Week 2015

Date: 09/10/2014

Ship owners and shipping industry leaders have joined forces with global event o...
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World Maritime Day focuses on promoting effective implementation of IMO shipping conventions

Date: 09/10/2014

Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility, ur...
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The Grimaldi Group sponsors simulator upgrade and awards cadets in Malta

Date: 09/10/2014

The Grimaldi Group and Malta Motorways of the Sea presented the Malta College of...
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Italian shortsea promotion centre active again

Date: 09/10/2014

Since 1 July 2014 the Italian Federazione del Mare - Italian Maritime Cluster ha...
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Belgium: New record shortsea traffic in the first half of 2014

Date: 09/10/2014

The tonnage of shortsea cargo (import and export taken together) handled in our ...
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Over 150 participants gathered at the international LNG seminar in Muuga Harbour

Date: 09/10/2014

Over 150 specialists, investors and port representatives gathered on the 25th of...
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Maritime Careers Day Conference

Date: 17/09/2014

A Malta Maritime Careers Day was organised on September 4 to serve as a platform...
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Multi – Trade Vessel Sharing Agreement between MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and Maersk Line

Date: 17/09/2014

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. announced a 10 year Vessel Sharing Agree...
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Announcing the European Shipping Week 2015

Date: 17/09/2014

Ship owners and shipping industry leaders have joined forces with global event o...
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Customs: Commission adopts strategy and action plan for better customs risk management

Date: 17/09/2014

A new strategy to improve customs risk management, together with a detailed acti...
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New EU commissioner for transport

Date: 17/09/2014

The European Commission's president-elect, Jean Claude Juncker, has presented hi...
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Italy to bar big ships from inside the Venice lagoon

Date: 17/09/2014

Big cruise ships will be barred from Venice’s Saint Mark’s lagoon to...
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TEN-T: €11.9 billion to improve European transport connections

Date: 17/09/2014

On Thursday 11 September 2014 the European Commission invited Member States to p...
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Combined Transport's EU Transport Policy Expectations

Date: 17/09/2014

The road-rail Combined Transport operators and transhipment terminal managers ha...
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European shippers, carriers slow to embrace 45-foot boxes

Date: 17/09/2014

European carriers and shippers are struggling to embrace the 45-foot PalletWide ...
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Plans for new marina at Sa Maison

Date: 14/08/2014

Transport Malta is to issue a request for proposals for the development and oper...
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MEDNET Port Operation Observatory in the Mediterranean

Date: 14/08/2014

The “Observatory of Port Operations in the Mediterranean” acts as an...
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Maritime Transport: Continuous efforts needed to establish harmonised reporting procedures for vessels

Date: 14/08/2014

The European Commission adopted the report on the functioning of the reporting f...
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Maritime education and training" selected as World Maritime Day theme for 2015

Date: 14/08/2014

The IMO Council has endorsed a proposal by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu t...
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Public-private partnerships under Horizon 2020: launch of activities and first calls

Date: 14/08/2014

Seven public-private partnerships, established under the EU's new research fundi...
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Cutting red tape in shipping: a far cry from stated intentions

Date: 14/08/2014

The European Commission recently released a report on the progress made towards ...
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Traffic hazardous trucks will be detained

Date: 14/08/2014

The Norwegian Ministry of Transportation has started the process to change the l...
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Consultation process on integrated maritime politics launched

Date: 14/08/2014

Parliamentary Secretary Jose Herrera launched the consultation process on integr...
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Commission welcomes Council's agreement to improve how seas and coastal areas are used

Date: 14/08/2014

Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki welcomed the Cou...
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Maritime surveillance: Joining forces with Member States for safer seas and oceans

Date: 14/08/2014

The European Commission took a further step towards more effective and cost-effi...
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Implementing Directive 2010/65/EU and the National Single Window (NSW)

Date: 14/08/2014

The Chairmen of the Association of Ship Agents and of the Shipping and Bunkering...
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Satellites to cover marine traffic blind spots

Date: 14/08/2014

European Space Agency (ESA) will improve the identification and tracking of seaf...
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EU supports key TEN-T infrastructure projects with over €320 million

Date: 14/08/2014

In the last Calls of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) Programme the ...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Sullivan Shipping Agencies Ltd

Date: 14/07/2014

Sullivan Shipping Agencies Ltd, a well-known name in the local shipping and mari...
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Malta signs MOU with Libya on security, migration

Date: 14/07/2014

Malta and Libya signed a memorandum of understanding where it was agreed that co...
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Malta preparing integrated maritime policy

Date: 14/07/2014

Malta is preparing a national integrated maritime policy reflecting national nee...
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New centre for seafarers

Date: 14/07/2014

Plans to have a seafarer centre next to the Chapel of Our Lady of Liesse in Vall...
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IMLI holds 25th graduation ceremony

Date: 14/07/2014

The International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) at University held its 25th grad...
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Europe set for compliance chaos with new ship fuel sulphur rules

Date: 14/07/2014

Northern European regulators will face a battle with many shipping companies ove...
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France stays top of Paris MOU white list of port state control inspections

Date: 14/07/2014

Germany and Greece fall in the rankings and Tanzania is named a high risk FRANC...
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ICS explains shipping industry commitment to reduce CO2 emissions: Call for Shipping to Anticipate Climate Change Impacts

Date: 14/07/2014

At a major conference on 18 June 2014 in Liverpool, United Kingdom, hosted by th...
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Port of Antwerp proposes free screening of EU subsidy projects

Date: 14/07/2014

To find one's way through the possibilities offered by EU subsidies is far from ...
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Shortsea-Euro Conference to Antwerp for the 2nd time

Date: 14/07/2014

Navigate has brought the 7th edition of its Shortsea-Euro Conference for the sec...
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Memo on Transport Council of 5 June 2014

Date: 14/07/2014

The Council met in the formation of the Transport ministers in Luxembourg on Thu...
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EMSA’s new visual identity

Date: 14/07/2014

EMSA's 5-year strategy covering 2014-2018 is the first publication presenting EM...
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Maritime Transport: Continuous efforts needed to establish harmonised reporting procedures for vessels

Date: 14/07/2014

The European Commission adopted the report on the functioning of the reporting f...
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MSPC New Member – Malta Freeport Terminals

Date: 12/06/2014

We are pleased to announce that Malta Freeport Terminals has recently become a n...
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Grimaldi sponsors simulator upgrade and awards cadets

Date: 12/06/2014

Grimaldi Group and its local company Malta Motorways of the Sea Ltd presented th...
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"Athens Declaration" sets EU future maritime transport policy priorities

Date: 12/06/2014

The “Mid-term Review of the EU’s Maritime Transport Policy until 201...
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TEN-T: Last Marco Polo II Call finances 27 projects

Date: 12/06/2014

The last Marco Polo II Call of the 2007-2013 financial period, which was launche...
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New EU Project - "CoRINThos"

Date: 12/06/2014

Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean are proud to announce that the proje...
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Nation wide campaign for shortsea shipping

Date: 12/06/2014

This year the Shortsea Promotion Centre of Norway is organizing a major marketin...
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Presentation of innovative systems for the safety of ships at the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Date: 12/06/2014

On Thursday, 22nd of May 2014, at the Headquarters of the IMO in London, a deleg...
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Study to support the development of sea-basin cooperation in the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Ionian, and Black Sea

Date: 12/06/2014

The study to support the development of sea-basin cooperation in the Mediterrane...
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New Directive on modern marine equipment rules for safer EU ships

Date: 12/06/2014

The European Parliament has adopted the Commission's proposed new Directive on m...
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Next-Gen Shipping: Dual-Fuel Short Sea Ships

Date: 12/06/2014

Containerships Ltd Oy, GNS Shipping/Nordic Hamburg, and ARKON Shipping ordered t...
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Hili ‘close’ to owning major Polish Freeport

Date: 12/06/2014

Mariner Company Ltd, owned by the former boss of Malta Freeport, Marin Hili, is ...
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Logistics: the next frontier

Date: 12/06/2014

The news that Economics Minister Chris Cardona is proposing ways to facilitate l...
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MSPC New Member – Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport – Malta

Date: 20/05/2014

We are pleased to announce that The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Trans...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Carmelo Caruana Company Limited

Date: 19/05/2014

Carmelo Caruana Company Ltd (CCCL) is a Mediterranean leader focused on deliveri...
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Maritime Spatial Planning Conference on Shipping

Date: 19/05/2014

The Maritime Spatial Planning Conference on Shipping will take place on 6 June 2...
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Maritime transport: Modern marine equipment rules for safer EU ships

Date: 19/05/2014

The European Parliament has adopted the Commission's proposed new Directive on m...
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Maritime transport: Commission clarifies EU rules on cabotage and reports on developments in this sector

Date: 19/05/2014

The European Commission has given new guidance on the interpretation of the regu...
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Maritime transport: European Parliament votes for more modern inland waterway transport

Date: 19/05/2014

The European Parliament voted in first reading on two proposals by the Commissio...
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Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote for renewed resources for combating pollution at sea

Date: 19/05/2014

The European Parliament adopted a financial package of €160.5 million for a...
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EU shipowners applaud European Parliament change of heart on monitoring of CO2 emissions

Date: 19/05/2014

The plenary of the European Parliament (EP) adopted today its report on the Comm...
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ESPO welcomes first reading agreement on Clean Fuel Strategy

Date: 19/05/2014

On 21 March 2014, the negotiators for the European Parliament and the Council re...
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Economic value of the EU shipping industry

Date: 19/05/2014

On the eve of its Board of Directors meeting, which took place today, ECSA organ...
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European Shipowners welcome Athens Declaration on Maritime Transport Policy

Date: 19/05/2014

The EU Maritime Ministers met in Athens under the chairmanship of the Greek Mini...
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Parliament's adoption of Maritime Spatial Planning legislation

Date: 19/05/2014

The European Parliament endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: General Marine Services & Consultancy Limited

Date: 09/04/2014

In the past few years of operations General Marine Services & Consultancy Li...
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MSPC New Member – Melita Marine

Date: 09/04/2014

We are pleased to announce that Melita Marine Group has recently become a new me...
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Transport Business Summit 2014: opportunities and challenges of transport

Date: 09/04/2014

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas and the Directorate-General for M...
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TEN-T project: Business to Motorways of the Sea transport study wins EU support

Date: 09/04/2014

The European Union will support with nearly €5.7 million from the TEN-T Pro...
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Maritime Careers Day in September

Date: 09/04/2014

A Malta Maritime Careers Day is being organised on September 4 to enable maritim...
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TEN-T project: EU co-financing to help Port of Stockholm redevelopment

Date: 09/04/2014

The European Union will co-finance with over €14 million from the TEN-T Pro...
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Europe remains global fleet's flagship due to tonnage tax

Date: 09/04/2014

According to a study by Oxford Economics, the EU controlled fleet (which include...
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EC: coordinators for corridors appointed

Date: 09/04/2014

The European Commission has appointed European coordinators for each of the nine...
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Speech: Prospects and challenges of the European shipping industry

Date: 09/04/2014

European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA) Seminar Ladies and gentlemen ...
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TEN-T project: Seine river capacity near Paris to improve thanks to EU grant

Date: 09/04/2014

The European Union will support with a grant of over €1.6 million from the ...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Ocean & Sky Logistics Ltd

Date: 13/03/2014

Ocean & Sky Logistics Ltd will be celebrating this year its 10th Year of ope...
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The Sea of Europe: Routing the map for economic growth

Date: 13/03/2014

Speech by Siim Kallas - European Commissioner for Transport Ministers, ladies a...
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Shortsea Shipping: 136.9 million tonnes handled in the Flemish ports – a new record

Date: 13/03/2014

Shortsea Shipping has picked up strongly after the crisis year 2012. In 2013 the...
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CMA CGM Group: The only shipping line covering the Black Sea region in direct from North Europe

Date: 13/03/2014

In order to improve the coverage of North Europe – Mediterranean trade and...
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A European strategy to promote coastal and maritime tourism

Date: 13/03/2014

The European Commission has presented its new strategy to support coastal and ma...
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Minoan Lines expands activities; cooperation with Grimaldi

Date: 13/03/2014

Minoan Lines undertook the official port and commercial agency of cargo vessels ...
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All at sea

Date: 13/03/2014

Shipping news from the five oceans EU support for LNG for ships Liquefied natu...
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It’s all goods

Date: 13/03/2014

The global economy depends on the transportation of goods around the world. Who ...
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TEN-T project: EU to support “Green Danube port” in Romania

Date: 13/03/2014

The European Union has granted €400,000 from the TEN-T Programme to co-fina...
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TEN-T: Modernisation to the Port of Dunkirk in France receives EU funding

Date: 13/03/2014

The European Union will co-finance with €1.3 million from the TEN-T Program...
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Towards an EU integrated approach to global maritime security

Date: 13/03/2014

The European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Fo...
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TEN-T project: Studies aiming to reduce shipping emissions in the North and Baltic seas to benefit from EU co-funding

Date: 19/02/2014

The European Union will support with €6.7 million from the TEN-T Programme ...
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TEN-T project: EU to support inland waterway improvements in Northern Italy

Date: 19/02/2014

The European Union is set to support with €4 million from the TEN-T Program...
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New Ports Brochure

Date: 19/02/2014

Europe's ports are vital gateways, linking its transport corridors to the rest o...
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Malta’s ship registry sees record growth

Date: 19/02/2014

Malta's ship registry saw growth of 13.6%, equivalent to over six million gross ...
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TEN-T Project: Renovation studies for Antwerp's Royers Lock to benefit from EU funding

Date: 19/02/2014

The European Union will support with €1.6 million from the TEN-T Programme ...
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Introducing INEA: Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Date: 19/02/2014

The European Commission has announced that the new Innovation and Networks Execu...
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SOLAS, MARPOL amendments entered into force on 1 January 2014

Date: 19/02/2014

A number of amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at...
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TEN-T project: Regional European Electronic Toll Services (EETS) receive EU co-funding

Date: 19/02/2014

The European Union is set to co-finance with over €2.2 million from the TEN...
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Riga's transport infrastructure system to get a boost from EU funding

Date: 19/02/2014

The European Union will support with over €1.5 million from the TEN-T Progr...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Valletta Gateway Terminals Ltd

Date: 13/01/2014

Valletta Gateway Terminals Ltd is a joint venture between Mitsui - Portek of Sin...
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Maltese-owned company was biggest to be registered in Latvia last year

Date: 13/01/2014

Mariner, a Maltese-owned business which operates and invests in ports, set up th...
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Transport infrastructure: €350 million to fund key TEN-T projects

Date: 13/01/2014

The European Commission launched on 11 December 2013 Calls for proposals worth &...
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Transport and Logistics Expo 2013

Date: 13/01/2014

The Transport and Logistics expo was held from 15th to 17th October 2013 for the...
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EU transport to benefit from the new research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020

Date: 13/01/2014

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the innovation union, a Eu...
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TEN-T project: Northern Swedish port to receive EU grant

Date: 13/01/2014

The European Union will support with €3.6 million from the TEN-T Programme ...
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Maritime transport: Progress on safety, but some EU flag states could do better

Date: 13/01/2014

Some EU Member States are struggling to meet their commitment to ratify internat...
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TEN-T project: Sustainable traffic machines for maritime transport project to be co-funded by EU

Date: 13/01/2014

The European Union will co-finance with a little over €6.4 million from the...
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SECA - report informs on current status of the actions by ship owners and ports

Date: 13/01/2014

In the European SECA -  Sulphur Emission Control Area - the highest permitt...
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Sulphur emissions control area – Baltic and North Seas

Date: 13/01/2014

Reference has been made on a number of occasions previously within both ECASBA a...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Tug Malta Ltd

Date: 09/12/2013

Tug Malta, established in October 1980, provides a variety of harbour towage ser...
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First step of the Blue Belt initiative

Date: 09/12/2013

The European Commission adopted on 5th November 2013 a modification to the Imple...
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TEN-T project: EU to co-fund pilot action on methanol for maritime transport

Date: 09/12/2013

The European Union will support with €11.2 million from the TEN-T Programme...
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Consultation Meeting: Establishing a framework on market access to port services and financial transparency of ports

Date: 09/12/2013

MEUSAC, together with the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, held a consu...
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Malta re-elected on IMO council

Date: 09/12/2013

Malta has been re-elected on the International Maritime Organisation council for...
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e-Freight: a concrete step forward and the call for policy action

Date: 09/12/2013

The incorporation of 'e-Freight' standards into the OASIS UBL 2.1 global standar...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Combined Maritime Services

Date: 12/11/2013

Combined Maritime Services is Malta's leading multi disciplinary specialist...
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New member Medsea Shipping Agency joins MSPC

Date: 12/11/2013

We are pleased to announce that Medsea Shipping Agency has recently become a new...
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Strengthening the Eastern Partnership through transport: key results and next steps

Date: 12/11/2013

EU and Eastern Partnership transport ministers met in Luxembourg to assess ...
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New EU infrastructure policy

Date: 12/11/2013

In the most radical overhaul of EU infrastructure policy since its inception in ...
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EU grants of almost €1.6 billion to support key TEN-T infrastructure projects

Date: 12/11/2013

The European Commission has selected a total of 172 projects that will benefit f...
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Consultation Session: Reducing Emissions from the Shipping Industry

Date: 12/11/2013

The Malta-EU Steering & Action Committee (MEUSAC) together with the Ministry...
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Speech - A new era for European transport: filling the gaps, joining East and West

Date: 12/11/2013

The Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas delivered a speech on ...
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Speech - Building a competitive future for Europe’s ports

Date: 12/11/2013

The Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas, delivered a speech on...
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Emissions Rules Will Drive up Costs for Ferries

Date: 12/11/2013

Enn Pant, CEO of Baltic ferry operator AS Tallink Grupp ...
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Environmental Rules Threaten the Interests of Short Sea Shippers

Date: 12/11/2013

Although well-intentioned, regulations aimed at reducing the environmental impac...
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Shortsea Promotion Centre of Flanders names ambassador

Date: 12/11/2013

During the 2013 Transport and Logistics Expo in Antwerp, the Shortsea Promotion ...
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Carmelo Caruana Ltd entrusted with major operation for Capricorn Energy

Date: 12/11/2013

Carmelo Caruana Company was recently entrusted by Capricorn Energy Limited (Capr...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member: Malta Motorways of the Sea

Date: 10/10/2013

The Malta Motorways of the Sea is a founder member to the MSPC. Registered durin...
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ECSA endorses new status of regular shipping services

Date: 10/10/2013

The European Shipowners' Association has welcomed the fact that EU member states...
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Define, Defend and Promote Short Sea Shipping

Date: 10/10/2013

CSL Calls on International Shipping Organisations to Define, Defend and Promote ...
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Malta Motorways of the Sea renews Agreement with Malta Chamber

Date: 10/10/2013

Malta Motorways of the Sea has renewed its Bronze Support Agreement with the Mal...
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Towards quality waterway transport

Date: 10/10/2013

Key facts and figures The top 5 biggest sea ports in the EU are all connected...
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European Ports: An engine for growth

Date: 10/10/2013

Ports are gateways to the EU’s entire transport network. They are engines ...
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Navigating Towards Clean and Sustainable Shipping

Date: 10/10/2013

Following the First Progress Report on the implementation of the Commission Staf...
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Connecting Europe: the next stage

Date: 10/10/2013

Speech by the Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas.  Ladie...
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Monthly Featured MSPC Member – Transport Malta

Date: 11/09/2013

Transport Malta is the Authority for Transport in Malta as set up by Act XV of 2...
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Shipbuilding shortlist by November this year

Date: 11/09/2013

The Government is likely to award the Marsa Shipbuilding site to a number of ope...
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Shortsea operators miss seasonal lift

Date: 11/09/2013

For shortsea general cargo and mini-bulkers, this year has not seen the normal s...
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European Commission's Regulatory Initiative related to trans-European network ports

Date: 11/09/2013

Recent economic situation has put pressure on developing the ports’ activi...
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Profitable shortsea market not before 2020

Date: 11/09/2013

Bloem Doze Nienhuis, a provider of consultancy services to the maritime world, r...
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Piraeus to be EU Maritime capital

Date: 11/09/2013

Piraeus is to be named Europe’s maritime capital for 2015, European Mariti...
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Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre: January – June 2013

Date: 07/08/2013

The first six months of 2013 have been very hectic for the Malta Shortsea Promot...
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Malta set to have a maritime strategy by next year

Date: 07/08/2013

The potential for further growth in the maritime industry will be under the spot...
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Blue Belt: Commission eases customs formalities for ships

Date: 07/08/2013

The Commission has set out plans to ease custom formalities for ships – re...
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Speech: Easing customs formalities for shipping

Date: 07/08/2013

From Vice-President Siim Kallas Commissioner for Transport Europe is faced with...
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Future of Marco Polo and the support for sustainable freight transport beyond 2013

Date: 07/08/2013

In an explanatory note issued by the European Commission on 23rd July 2013,...
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SMS Group – MSPC new member

Date: 10/07/2013

The MSPC welcomes its new member SMS Group. S MIFSUD & SONS LTD is a unique ...
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Malta introduces licensing for anti-piracy guards

Date: 10/07/2013

Malta has introduced licensing for the armed guards used on ships to ward off pi...
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Push for maritime business

Date: 10/07/2013

Malta’s leading role in the maritime industry was further consolidated dur...
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Awards for Mcast maritime cadets

Date: 10/07/2013

Three Mcast Maritime Institute cadets who distinguished themselves with outstand...
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European ports: Europe-wide social dialogue between port workers and employers

Date: 10/07/2013

The European Commission welcomes the new social dialogue committee in the port s...
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Maritime transport: first step to reduce emissions

Date: 10/07/2013

The European Commission took the first step towards cutting greenhouse gas ...
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Commission welcomes agreement on Connecting Europe Facility

Date: 10/07/2013

The Commission, the Council and the Parliament have reached an agreement on the ...
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Annual report 2012-2013 of the European Shortsea Network now online

Date: 10/07/2013

According to yearly tradition, and this year in the context of the “ESN, t...
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Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM establish new liner alliance

Date: 10/07/2013

CMA CGM, Maersk Line and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA have agreed to es...
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European Maritime Day 2013 held successfully in Malta

Date: 11/06/2013

On 21st and 22nd May 2013, Malta was proud to host the 6th editio...
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Malta: A new boost for maritime trade

Date: 11/06/2013

A plan to give out the site of a former shipbuilding yard at Marsa for developme...
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Malta’s maritime resources

Date: 11/06/2013

The organisation of the sixth European Maritime Day (EMD) in Malta drew some wel...
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Marco Polo programme – the results and outlook

Date: 11/06/2013

The European Commission adopted on 14 May 2013 a Communication on the Marco Polo...
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Vice President Kallas in talks with IMO Secretary General – focus on ship safety and reducing emissions

Date: 11/06/2013

EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas and the Secretary General of the Internati...
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Commission proposes upgrade for 300 seaports

Date: 11/06/2013

The European Commission has launched a new initiative to improve port operatio...
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New arrangement to enhance inland navigation in the European Union

Date: 11/06/2013

The Director-General for mobility and transport of the European Commission (DG ...
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Stakeholder conference on the Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information system

Date: 11/06/2013

A stakeholder conference on the Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information system...
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Shortsea conference on 14 March in Paris

Date: 13/05/2013

Despite bad weather and difficult travel conditions 120 participants made i...
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IMLI graduation ceremony

Date: 13/05/2013

Transport Minister Joe Mizzi, Economy, Investment and Small Business Minister Ch...
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Lower oil trading impacts import, export figures

Date: 13/05/2013

Imports and exports dropped by €109.0 million and €119.3 million respe...
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European Commission launches call for tender to identify a follow-up of Marco Polo II

Date: 13/05/2013

The EU Commission has published a call for tender for a fact-finding study to su...
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ITF Launches New Apps for Seafarers

Date: 13/05/2013

The Look up a Ship app will enable seafarers and charterers to look at...
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European Maritime Day in Malta

Date: 13/05/2013

Within the 6th edition of the European Maritime Day, the Malta Shortsea Promotio...
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Kaless Services Ltd – MSPC new member

Date: 10/04/2013

The MSPC welcomes its new member Kaless Services Ltd. Mr Carmel Cini, 57, is th...
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The Grimaldi Group recognised by General Motors as a 2012 supplier of the year

Date: 10/04/2013

Naples, 18th March 2013 – Last 13th March, during the 21st annual awards p...
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Biodivalue produces first results

Date: 10/04/2013

The Biodivalue project, funded by the Operational Programme I Italy-Malta 2007-2...
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Freeport has plans to expand

Date: 10/04/2013

Malta Freeport is in discussions with the Government over a possible expansion, ...
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European plan to give edge to maritime innovation

Date: 10/04/2013

The Leader Ship 2020 report was recently launched by European Commission vice-pr...
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Commission launches cooperation on "places of refuge" in case of shipping accidents

Date: 10/04/2013

The Commission launched the "Cooperation Group on Places of Refuge", a forum for...
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Maritime port activity in the EU27

Date: 10/04/2013

After growing steadily between 2002 and 2007, the total weight of goods handled1...
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Marco Polo - Publication of Call for proposals 2013

Date: 10/04/2013

The Call for proposals for the selection procedure 2013 under the second Marco P...
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ESPO encourages ports to contribute to 2013 Port Performance Review

Date: 10/04/2013

ESPO recently launched its Port Performance Review, which addresses the socio-ec...
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ESN encourages ports and operators to contribute to Shortsea index survey

Date: 10/04/2013

Last month, ESN launched its Shortsea Index, which addresses the shortsea in EU ...
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Shortsea conference on 14 March in Paris

Date: 10/04/2013

Despite bad weather and difficult travel conditions 120 participants made it to ...
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Renewed resources for combating pollution at sea

Date: 10/04/2013

The European Commission proposed funding of €160.5 million over a period of...
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MSPC confirmed as a Non Government Organisation (NGO)

Date: 13/03/2013

The MSPC has now been confirmed as a Non Government Organisation (NGO). Followin...
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A new member Express Group joins MSPC

Date: 13/03/2013

We are pleased to announce that Express Group has recently become a new member o...
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Online boat registration

Date: 13/03/2013

Boat owners can now renew the registration of their vessels online. The Small S...
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Tug Malta ventures in Libya

Date: 13/03/2013

Two Tug Malta vessels have turned their sails towards Libya as part of the compa...
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Gozo Channel supports dgħajsa’s restoration

Date: 13/03/2013

Gozo Channel Co. Ltd showed a keen interest in the restoration and conservation ...
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ELSA Malta students win IMLI competition

Date: 13/03/2013

Two student members of the European Law Students Association (ELSA) Malta came f...
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Malta praised by international lawyer after cruise liner tragedy

Date: 13/03/2013

Malta was praised by a top US maritime lawyer for “standing up to the crui...
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E-newsletter European Shortsea Network

Date: 13/03/2013

ESN have started publishing a regular e-newsletter, which is sent to contact who...
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New fuels for the maritime sector in Spain thanks to EU supported project

Date: 13/03/2013

The European Union will support with over €1 million from the TEN-T Program...
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Budget increase and postponement of deadline for Ten-T projects

Date: 13/03/2013

An extra € 332m budget has been added to the TEN-T 2012 multi-annual call a...
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Passenger rights: Europeans better protected when travelling by water

Date: 13/03/2013

By the end of the year new EU rules to better care for passengers when travellin...
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Malta ratifies Maritime Labour Convention

Date: 12/02/2013

Malta has become the 34th International Labour Office state and the 12th&nb...
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First IMLI (Malta) maritime law essay competition

Date: 12/02/2013

The first edition of the Internal Maritime Law Institute’s Maritime Law Es...
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LNG for the maritime sector closer to reality thanks to EU supported project

Date: 12/02/2013

The European Union will support with over €1.2 million from the TEN-T Progr...
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Study to evaluate new fuels for maritime transport receives EU support

Date: 12/02/2013

The European Union will support with almost €2 million from the TEN-T Progr...
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The Grimaldi Group laid the foundation stone for the new terminal in the port of Barcelona

Date: 12/02/2013

Grimaldi Terminal Barcelona will be the new headquarters of the Italian shipping...
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Budget increase and postponement of deadline for Ten-T projects

Date: 12/02/2013

An extra € 332m budget has been added to the TEN-T 2012 multi-annual call a...
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2013 Project Management Workshop

Date: 12/02/2013

The 2013 TEN-T Project Management Workshop, the annual event organised by t...
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MSPC changes status to NGO

Date: 14/01/2013

Following studies undertaken by MSPC to participate in EU training funds, a deci...
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MSPC Membership benefit

Date: 14/01/2013

Another development within the MSPC is that of providing tangible benefits to it...
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European Maritime Day May 2013

Date: 14/01/2013

Malta shall be hosting the European Maritime Day on the 21st and 22nd of May &nb...
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New ferry service to Three Cities launched

Date: 14/01/2013

A new ferry service connecting Valletta to the Three Cities came into operation,...
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EU supports expansion of Dutch locks

Date: 14/01/2013

The European Union will support with over €3 million from the TEN-T Program...
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20 years of the single market, 20 achievements in transport – now online

Date: 14/01/2013

Safer skies, seas and roads, decent working hours for people with jobs in the tr...
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Passenger rights: Europeans better protected when travelling by water

Date: 14/01/2013

Since the end of 2012 new EU rules to better care for passengers when travelling...
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Environment: New rules on cleaner fuels for shipping will deliver benefits for people's health

Date: 14/01/2013

New environmental rules on marine fuels have entered into force, and will substa...
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Commission reinforces safety for EU ships

Date: 14/01/2013

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new directive on marine equ...
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Award for the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping

Date: 14/01/2013

On the 5th of December 2012, the second edition of the "Nuit du Short Sea et de ...
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Study about “Pilotage exemption certificates”

Date: 14/01/2013

In cooperation with Panteia, Price Waterhouse Coopers has made a study about the “Pilotage exemption certificates” (PEC’s). You can download this extensive study via the following link: Pilotage Exemption Certificates
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EU spending will modernise ports and boost shortsea trades

Date: 11/12/2012

Proposed European Union infrastructure spending of €50bn ($63.8bn) will dir...
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Commission welcomes agreement by Transport Ministers on directives ensuring decent working conditions for seafarers.

Date: 11/12/2012

The European Commission welcomes the agreement adopted on two proposals relating...
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Sign the declaration in support of the Connecting Europe Facility.

Date: 11/12/2012

The future of the Connecting Europe Facility is reaching a critical phase as, in...
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Ports call upon EU leaders to safeguard transport infrastructure budget

Date: 11/12/2012

On 22nd and 23rd November the European Heads of State and Government are to deci...
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Commission releases over €1.2 billion to fund key TEN-T projects

Date: 11/12/2012

The European Commission has launched two Calls for Proposals under the 2012 Tran...
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New portal on Trans-European Network with dynamic maps

Date: 11/12/2012

The European Commission launched a public portal allowing citizens and businesse...
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European Maritime Day in Malta

Date: 11/12/2012

Malta is to host the European Maritime Day conference at the Mediterranean Confe...
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MSPC new member – Future Focus Ltd

Date: 12/11/2012

We are pleased to announce that Future Focus Ltd has recently become a new membe...
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Malta Seminar:- MoS 24 – ICT Based Co‐modality Promotion Centre for Integrating PP24 into Mediterranean MoS

Date: 12/11/2012

On Friday 26th October 2012 the Partners of the European Project MoS 2...
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Inland waterways and nature protection: New guidelines

Date: 12/11/2012

The Commission is issuing new guidelines on inland navigation and nature protect...
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Will the Blue Belt project rules come into force by the spring of 2014?

Date: 12/11/2012

The European Commission wants to finalise the legislative proposals emanating fr...
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Seafarers' training to match international standards

Date: 12/11/2012

The European Parliament approved on 23 October the legislative proposal which wi...
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Support the Connecting Europe Facility

Date: 12/11/2012

A Connecting Europe Facility will help to build and complete the railways, airpo...
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Centre of excellence for maritime services

Date: 12/11/2012

The Maltese economy’s Achilles heel is undoubtedly its dependence on a few...
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Transport: EU grants almost €200 million to support key infrastructure projects

Date: 16/10/2012

The European Commission has selected 74 projects that will receive almost €...
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A vital resource: Europe's ports face winds of change

Date: 16/10/2012

Conference on European ports policySiim Kallas - Vice-President and Commissioner...
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'Connecting Europe' – business leaders and policy-makers strongly support the Commission's 50 billion plan for strategic infrastructure investment in transport, energy and internet

Date: 16/10/2012

At a high-level conference in Brussels, business leaders and policy-makers stron...
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Joint Statement by Vice-President of the European Commission Siim Kallas and EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard: MRV is the necessary starting point to address maritime emissions

Date: 16/10/2012

"Shipping is a global industry and needs global solutions to address its environ...
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Contract awarded for Grand Harbour, Marsamxett ferry services

Date: 16/10/2012

Transport Malta has signed a contract with Marsamxetto Steamferry Services for t...
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EU to support Motorways of the Sea link between Spain and the UK

Date: 14/09/2012

The European Union will grant over €7 million to a project aimed at improvi...
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Maltese company runs vessel traffic management training to avoid accidents at sea

Date: 14/09/2012

Maltese training organisation Future Focus recently successfully carried out the...
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Exports rise €200 million during 2012

Date: 14/09/2012

Malta had the EU’s third largest rise in exports during the first five mon...
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Palm Shipping Agency a new member of MSPC

Date: 14/09/2012

We are pleased to announce that Palm Shipping Agency has recently become a new m...
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Increase your chances of accessing EU Funds

Date: 14/09/2012

EU Funding Masterclass: Open the doors to European Funding opportunities in the ...
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Collaboration between MEUSAC and MSPC

Date: 14/09/2012

The collaboration between MEUSAC and MSPC which has been manifest over the last ...
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Appointment of Executive Secretary to the Board of MSPC

Date: 14/09/2012

Following the appointment of Mr. Jason Bongailas to the post of chairman, the bo...
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Change of Chairmanship at MSPC

Date: 14/08/2012

Mr Charles Abela, who has been Chairman of MSPC since its foundation in 2005, in...
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Appointment at European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

Date: 14/08/2012

Mr Charles Abela, Senior Manager, Ports & Yachting Directorate,Transport Mal...
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Change of statute for MSPC

Date: 14/08/2012

The statute of the MSPC is being amended in order to enroll the Centre as a &nbs...
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€65 million in EU funding available for environmentally-friendly freight projects

Date: 14/08/2012

The European Union is funding through the Marco Polo programme new transport ser...
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Statistical pocketbook 2012 published

Date: 14/08/2012

Transport represents a crucial sector of the economy. The Statistical Pocketbook...
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Project Website Short Sea Ship of the Future launched

Date: 14/08/2012

The project website Short Sea Ship of the Future has been launched, www.sss...
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Maritime pilots’ agreement

Date: 14/08/2012

Transport Malta has signed a 15-year exclusivity agreement with the Malta Mariti...
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EU Funding possibilities for Transport and Logistics

Date: 13/07/2012

The Malta Short Sea Promotion Center (MSPC) together with Malta – EU Steer...
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Marco Polo, €64.6 million for maritime, river and rail

Date: 13/07/2012

The Marco Polo programme will receive € 64.4 million for a sixth call for p...
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Commission set to boost inland waterway transport

Date: 13/07/2012

The Commission took a step towards a substantial revision of NAIADES, the action...
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Blue Belt - cutting red tape for ships in EU waters

Date: 13/07/2012

Speech from Siim Kallas Vice-President and Commissioner for Transport, Transport...
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Commission launches survey on quality and efficiency of ports in Europe

Date: 13/07/2012

As part of its on-going review of European ports policy, the European Commission...
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Second feeder ship to Libya for Evergreen

Date: 13/07/2012

With this increase of capacity (957 teu) Evergreen offers weekly departures to Misrata and Benghazi. Since the beginning of May, Piraeus and Marsaxlokk have become the ports of transhipment for Libya-bound cargo. The transit time Antwerp-Marsaxlokk amounts to 21 days.
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Shortsea-Euro in Antwerp (19-20 June)

Date: 13/07/2012

With 140 participants spread over two days the 5th edition of Shortsea-Euro has ...
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Aegean Sea directly to Marsaxlokk

Date: 13/07/2012

On 8 July Seago Line's Aegean Sea Service departed from Antwerp directly to Mars...
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Shortsea study SPC Spain

Date: 13/07/2012

The Shortsea Promotion Centre Spain has launched a statistical study;  the "Spanish Short Sea Shipping Statistical Observatory". The report shows statistics from the supply as well from the demand side. Click here to read the report.  
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European Info Day - Brussels, Belgium - 28 June 2012

Date: 13/07/2012

Applying for Marco Polo funding is a competitive process, and only the best proj...
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MMSL new service connects Sicily, Malta, Libya ports

Date: 13/07/2012

Mediterranean Maritime Services, a newly registered company formed between VPJ L...
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Only one bid for operation of harbour ferry service

Date: 13/07/2012

Just one company submitted an offer to operate a scheduled ferry service linking...
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Libya trade picks up following war

Date: 13/07/2012

Exports to Libya increased fourfold in the first five months of 2012, signalling...
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MSPC SEMINAR – Funding possibilities for Transport and Logistics

Date: 19/06/2012

In line with its mission to promote short sea initiatives in Malta, the Malta Sh...
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Malta Seminar: Funding possibilities for transport and logistics

Date: 15/05/2012

In line with the mission of MSPC to act as a source of information, another semi...
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10 Practical Ten-T Examples

Date: 15/05/2012

The European Commission has published a brochure in which 10 projects of the Ten-T network are presented. These are regarded as successful practical examples. To view this brochure, click on the following link: https://www.shortsea.org.mt/userFiles/Ten-T%20Examples.pdf
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Transport: Commission sets out priorities for passenger ship safety

Date: 15/05/2012

Brussels, 24 April 2012 – EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas, set ...
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Transport Research and Innovation Portal Launched!

Date: 15/05/2012

The European Commission has launched its new Transport Research and Innovation P...
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Imports drop in March, increase in first quarter

Date: 15/05/2012

A decrease in imports of €22.4 million was registered in March while export...
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Steering Europe's ports into the 21st century

Date: 15/05/2012

On 11 May in Sopot, Poland, at the ESPO conference on port financing and investm...
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Evergreen makes weekly call

Date: 15/05/2012

Evergreen Line has upgraded its feeder service to Malta to a weekly call, accord...
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Connecting Europe: The new EU core transport network

Date: 12/04/2012

The Commission adopted on 19 October 2011 a proposal to transform the existing p...
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EU grants over €160 million to support key infrastructure projects

Date: 12/04/2012

The European Commission announced the projects selected to receive over €16...
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Commission proposes EU rules to enforce the social partners' agreement on the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)

Date: 12/04/2012

Brussels, 23 March 2012 – The European Commission today proposed new rules...
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European Shortsea network yearbook 2011

Date: 12/04/2012

In 1997 the first national Shortsea Promotion Centre was founded in the Netherla...
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Shortsea-Euro 19-20 June Antwerp

Date: 12/04/2012

Shortsea-Euro is the definitive and premier gathering for the shortsea industry....
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European Shortsea Convention back to Ireland

Date: 12/04/2012

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and Coastlink will jointly host&nbs...
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Modal split of freight transport according to the territoriality principle

Date: 12/04/2012

Eurostat has published another Statistics in Focus on the modal split of freight...
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Shortsea shipping in Belgium reaches a new record in 2011

Date: 12/04/2012

The forceful revival of shortsea shipping in 2010 continued into the first half ...
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Short Sea Shipping course marks the 100th course of the Escola Europea de SSS

Date: 12/04/2012

The Escola Europea de SSS organised the LIFE MOS Numina course between the 10th ...
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New Statistics in Focus publication

Date: 12/03/2012

The new Statistics in Focus publication on Maritime ports freight and passengers statistics 2010 - "The Netherlands emerged as the largest maritime freight country in the EU" - is available on the Eurostat website: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu
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Posidonia – The International Shipping Exhibition June 2012

Date: 12/03/2012

Posidonia have issued their first letter for 2012. Click on the following link to view the newsletter: https://www.shortsea.org.mt/userFiles/Posidonia%202012%20Newsletter%201.pdf  
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Single European Transport Area White Paper Adopted

Date: 12/03/2012

European Parliament adopts resolution regarding white paper on single European T...
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Directive 2009/20/EC – Insurance of ship owners for maritime claims

Date: 12/03/2012

As from 1 January 2012, ship owners operating ships 0f 300 gross tons or more &n...
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FTA launches The Mode Shift Centre

Date: 12/03/2012

The Freight Transport Association has launched "The Mode Shift Centre", a free s...
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World's biggest long car and truck carrier gets Maltese flag

Date: 12/03/2012

Seventy years after the Wilhelmsen owned ship Talabot sailed into the Grand Harb...
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Grimaldi ‘fully committed to serve the Maltese economy’

Date: 12/03/2012

The Grimaldi Group has dismissed concern expressed over the fact that it is now ...
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GNV rolling cargo service between Genoa and Malta stopped

Date: 12/03/2012

The GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci) freight ferry service for rolling cargo and passeng...
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Malta offers ‘good value for money’ as a ship register

Date: 15/02/2012

There are several reasons “of equal importance” which make Malta an ...
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Malta-Tunisia trade relations

Date: 15/02/2012

Trade relations between Malta and Tunisia have improved considerably as imports ...
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A family alliance between ACL and Finnlines

Date: 15/02/2012

The two companies controlled by the Grimaldi Group of Naples, are to launch alto...
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Malta becomes biggest ship registry in Europe

Date: 15/02/2012

For the first time in its maritime history, Malta has been confirmed as the coun...
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MEDA MoS II Website

Date: 15/02/2012

The MEDA MoS II team are pleased to announce the commissioning of its website on...
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Liability of carriers and the compensation of passengers carried by sea

Date: 15/02/2012

Accession of the European Union to the Protocol of 2002 to the Athens Convention...
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EU law: Commission acts to ensure that European legislation is fully and properly implemented

Date: 15/02/2012

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pur...
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Safety of passenger ships: EU Transport Commissioner receives commitment from Cruise industry to fully engage in review of passenger ship safety rules at EU and IMO

Date: 15/02/2012

Vice-President Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport was briefed by t...
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TEN-T Info Day a success

Date: 15/02/2012

Over 400 stakeholders attended the TEN-T Info Day in Brussels on 31 January 2012...
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Transport Infrastructure: Commission makes €200 million available for key TEN-T projects

Date: 15/02/2012

The European Commission launched a Call for Proposals under the Trans-European T...
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European companies present initiative for CO2 reduction

Date: 15/02/2012

More and more companies are making sustainability an important part of their bus...
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EU Parliament's transport committee sets targets for safe and sustainable transport by 2020

Date: 15/02/2012

The resolution drafted by Mathieu Grosch (EPP, BE) calls for the abolition of al...
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Grimaldi Lines - New services effective from 16th January 2011

Date: 17/01/2012

Sullivan Maritime Limited on behalf of Grimaldi Group are pleased to announce up...
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Indications that sea transport will increase

Date: 13/01/2012

A call for tenders for an eight-year contract to provide a scheduled ferry servi...
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4.1 million used ferry last year

Date: 13/01/2012

The Gozo ferry made fewer trips last year when compared to 2010 but carried more...
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Exports main source of optimism for 2012

Date: 13/01/2012

Export markets are the main source of business optimism in Malta for 2012, other...
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Exports go up 46 per cent by August

Date: 13/01/2012

In the first eight months of 2011, Malta exported €600 million worth of goo...
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US sanctions on Iranian firms based in Malta

Date: 13/01/2012

The US government has imposed sanctions on 10 Malta-based shipping and front com...
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Commission makes €200 million available for key TEN-T projects

Date: 13/01/2012

The European Commission has launched a Call for Proposals under the Trans-Europe...
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EU transport in figures, Statistical Pocketbook 2011

Date: 13/01/2012

This publication provides an overview of the most recent and most pertinent annu...
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From CO2 to CO3

Date: 13/01/2012

During the NDL / HIDC seminar "Together we are strong" the project CO3 (Collabor...
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Passenger rights: Commission publishes a Communication on all transport modes and moves forward on air passenger rights

Date: 13/01/2012

The European Commission has published a Communication which provides a general o...
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MARCO POLO II

Date: 19/12/2011

The Marco Polo II programme has just been launched and offers are invited from i...
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Speech at the Joint EESC-EC Conference on the White Paper on Transport – The viewpoint of the European Civil Society

Date: 09/12/2011

Siim Kallas Vice-President and Commissioner for Transport Challenges ahead for a...
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Malta re-elected on IMO council

Date: 08/12/2011

Malta has been re-elected on the International Maritime Organisation council for...
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CMA-CGM transfers half of its freeport shares to Turkish group

Date: 08/12/2011

French company CMA-CGM has transferred half of its shares in Malta Freeport to t...
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New ferry service offers bridge with war-torn Libya

Date: 08/12/2011

The first post-conflict shipping line between Libya and Malta was launched on We...
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Maritime safety: Commission sends reasoned opinion to four Member States

Date: 08/12/2011

Brussels, 24 November 2011 – The European Commission sent reasoned opinion...
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TEN-T Days 2011: Decision makers meet to discuss how infrastructure investment can get the economy moving

Date: 08/12/2011

Decision makers and business leaders met in Antwerp, Belgium on 29th and 30th N...
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Second set of LIFE-MOS course completed in November

Date: 08/12/2011

Between the 5th and 8th of November the last LIFE MOS course of 2011 took place ...
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Annual report ECSA

Date: 08/12/2011

The European Community Shipowners’ Association has published its 2010 annual report. Please click here to download the report. More information: www.ecsa.be
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Sullivan Shipping new member of MSPC

Date: 10/11/2011

MSPC is pleased to announce a new member Sullivan Shipping. Following find a bri...
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Malta-Sicily link included in EU’s infrastructure priorities

Date: 10/11/2011

The increase of maritime links between Malta and Sicily and better infrastructur...
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Call for proposals for modal shift, catalyst, motorways of the sea, traffic avoidance and common learning actions under the second Marco Polo programme

Date: 10/11/2011

(Regulation (EC) No 1692/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council &mda...
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Container Transport via Northern Seaports into Central Europe is Efficient

Date: 10/11/2011

Research conducted by the independent research agency, NEA indicates that the no...
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Connecting Europe: The new EU core transport network

Date: 10/11/2011

The Commission adopted on 19 October a proposal to transform the existing patchw...
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EU and Eastern Partnership region move forward with transport cooperation

Date: 10/11/2011

Following adoption of the Commission's communication on renewed approach to ...
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Awarded EUR 25 million EC Support from Motorways of the Sea funds

Date: 10/11/2011

The Baltic ports of Aarhus (Denmark), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Tallinn (Estonia) have been awarded EUR 25 million (USD 35 million) EC support from Motorways of the Sea funds for their project aiming at creating a so-called smart network to promote door-to-door growth in a huband-spoke model.
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Gozo Channel will not increase prices in the next six years - minister

Date: 09/10/2011

Gozo Channel ticket prices are not expected to increase in the next six years, F...
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Ship Reporting Formalities

Date: 09/10/2011

Maritime transport must comply with complex administrative procedures conce...
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Ferrying passengers and cargo across the Med

Date: 09/10/2011

Since 2001, the Motorways of the Sea have developed into a network, linking the ...
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European Commission to bring forward new package of measures for ports in 2013

Date: 09/10/2011

Brussels, 8 September 2011 - Visiting the port of Rotterdam on 8th September 20...
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Commission welcomes the International Maritime Organization agreement to tackle CO2 emissions

Date: 09/10/2011

Brussels, 15 July 2011 - The European Commission congratulates the International...
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European Shortsea Network publishes its ESN Annual Report 2010

Date: 09/10/2011

The European Shortsea Network (ESN), a networking platform for Shortsea Promotio...
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Announcement FP7 Transport Work Programme 2012

Date: 09/10/2011

Ahead of the official publication of the new Transportation call on 20 July 2012...
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180 million euros for TEN-T projects

Date: 09/10/2011

In the framework of the multi annual program TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Net...
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EVO pleads for delay Sulphur Directive shipping

Date: 09/10/2011

Mid-July, the European Commission has introduced a number of amendments to meet ...
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Facts and figures on mode-by-mode transport emissions

Date: 09/10/2011

CE Delft has updated the facts and figures of the original STREAM study on the s...
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21.7 billion euros, plus another 10 billion euros for transport projects in the Cohesion Fund

Date: 09/10/2011

Speech from Vice-President Siim Kallas Commissioner for transport at the Centre ...
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Mobility and Transport Newsletter

Date: 12/08/2011

Dear Readers, This is the last Newsletter before the summer break. The next o...
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IMMEDIATE Call for Applicants for Maritime Navigation Safety Fee study

Date: 26/07/2011

During the the last GTMO 5+5 meeting in Barcelona, it was agreed that the Call f...
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Information Seminar: Ship Reporting Formalities

Date: 08/06/2011

Maritime transport must comply with complex administrative procedures concerning...
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Towards a European maritime transport space without barriers: Ship Reporting Formalities under Directive 2010/65/EU

Date: 13/05/2011

Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre (MSPC) will hold a seminar called “Towards...
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MSPC Seminar - Reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States of the Community

Date: 18/04/2011

The MSPC is organizing a seminar on the new Directive 2010/65/EU of the European...
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Pre-feasibility study on Gozo tunnel proposal

Date: 14/04/2011

A pre-feasibility study has been commissioned on the proposed subsea tunnel betw...
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TRAN Committee meeting - March

Date: 12/04/2011

The European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) issued a newsletter following the latest TRAN Committee meeting on 14-16 March 2011 in Brussels. Click on the following link to view this newsletter:  http://www.shortsea.org.mt/userFiles/20110314_en.pdf
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TEN-T policy presented and discussed at Committee of the Regions event on "Moving Europe's Regions and Cities – Perspectives of the EU Transport Policy and Trans-European Networks"

Date: 12/04/2011

Four TEN-T European Coordinators – Péter Balázs, Carlo Secch...
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Transport 2050: Commission outlines ambitious plan to increase mobility and reduce emissions

Date: 12/04/2011

The European Commission adopted a comprehensive strategy (Transport 2050) for a ...
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Shortsea Journal - March 2011

Date: 12/04/2011

The Shortsea Promotion Centre recently published the first ShortSea Journal of 2...
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LNG as short-sea shipping’s green fuel of the future

Date: 12/04/2011

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is an environmentally- and climate-friendly fuel tha...
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'Marco Polo Annual Work Programme'

Date: 12/04/2011

Every year, the Marco Polo work programme outlines the main themes, priorities a...
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Marco Polo 2010 call for proposals - projects selected

Date: 12/04/2011

Following Commission Decision C(2011) 2529 of 5 April 2011, the projects listed below were selected for funding under the 2010 Marco Polo call for proposals: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/marcopolo/about/in-law/2010-projects/index_en.htm
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Gozo Channel sole bidder to run islands’ ferry service

Date: 12/04/2011

A consortium formed of two companies that run the Gozo ferry service was the onl...
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Exports up €95.5m in January

Date: 14/03/2011

The visible trade gap narrowed by €31.6 million in January when compared to...
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TRAN Committee meeting

Date: 14/03/2011

The European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) issued a newsletter following the latest TRAN Committee meeting on 14 February 2011. Click on the following link to view this newsletter: Link: http://www.shortsea.org.mt/userFiles/TRAN%20newsletter.pdf
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EU grants €170 million to vital infrastructure projects across Europe

Date: 14/03/2011

The European Commission announced the projects selected to receive a total of &e...
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Commission launches consultation on

Date: 14/03/2011

The European Commission launched a public consultation in February on the "Europ...
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Commission decision concerning the 2011 Work Programme in the field of mobility and transport

Date: 14/03/2011

This Work Programme is divided into two parts: A. Grants awarded without a basi...
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Core ports in TEN-T reviewed

Date: 14/03/2011

At an informal meeting in Budapest earlier this month the European Commission ha...
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Shipping firms required to submit advance electronic cargo info

Date: 14/03/2011

Shipping companies are now required to electronically provide EU Customs authori...
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IMO - Subcommittee on Flag State Implementation

Date: 14/03/2011

The IMO Subcommittee on Flag State Implementation (FSI) held its 19th session fr...
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Supply chain optimization will reduce shipping emissions and benefit the environment

Date: 14/03/2011

Together with partners in the MARLEN project, DNV recently completed the develop...
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Report on ports and their connections with TEN-T

Date: 14/02/2011

This study presents new results providing a picture of how the European port sec...
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Report on Trans-European transport network planning methodology

Date: 14/02/2011

The Trans-European Network (TEN-T) policy is part of the central planning guidel...
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H&S Container Line and Haeger & Schmidt join SPC Germany

Date: 14/02/2011

The ShortSeaShipping Inland Waterway Promotion Center (SPC), based in Bonn (Germ...
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New Marco Polo video

Date: 14/02/2011

The Marco Polo II programme has added a new video to its website.  You can watch the three currently available videos (including one on the Motorways of the Sea) via this link: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/marcopolo/promotional-tools/videos/index_en.htm
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Fuel of the future for shortsea shipping? The vision of ECSA

Date: 14/02/2011

The volatile oil market, doubts about the politics of the oil supply and the use...
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Reports and studies - European Commission

Date: 14/02/2011

Further down you will find the reports and studies of the European Commission. T...
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Call for tenders for Gozo ferry service

Date: 14/02/2011

A European call for tenders for the provision of a maritime transport service fo...
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Report raises short sea shipping concerns

Date: 14/02/2011

The environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) released a report detailing t...
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OOCL becomes first maritime shipping line to join SPC

Date: 18/01/2011

The Bremen-based German national branch of the Orient Overseas Container Line (O...
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Ministers Want to Raise Profile of Waterborne Transport

Date: 13/01/2011

Role and Efficiency of Ports Must be Reinforced During the first week of Decemb...
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Commission Suspends Marco Polo Support for Motorways of the Sea

Date: 13/01/2011

On 10 December, a joint Short Sea Shipping and Motorways of the Sea Focal Points...
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Advanced Cargo Declaration Mandatory as of 1 January

Date: 13/01/2011

As of 1 January 2011, the EU advanced cargo declaration regime will become manda...
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Statistics

Date: 13/01/2011

The statistics on the MSPC website have been updated recently, and can be viewed on the following link: http://www.shortsea.org.mt/statistics
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VGT – Introduction of Electronic Payment System

Date: 13/01/2011

VGT have recently introduced the Electronic Payment System to their customers an...
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Rimorchiatori Malta Offshore vessel A.H. Valletta sets sail for Brazil

Date: 15/12/2010

Rimorchiatori Malta Offshore Ltd, a sister company to Tug Malta Ltd, has taken d...
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Commission launches pilot "blue belt" project to make shipping within Europe more attractive

Date: 15/12/2010

The European Commission has launched a pilot project designed to reduce administ...
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ECAs to trigger big LNG switch: Wartsila

Date: 15/12/2010

The number of ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) may increase tenfold ...
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Container shipping rates continue to fall

Date: 15/12/2010

For the 18th consecutive week, global container shipping rates have continued to...
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Shipping industry updates flag state performance table

Date: 15/12/2010

The Round Table of international associations (BIMCO, International Chamber of S...
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EU Advance Cargo Declaration Clauses Published

Date: 15/12/2010

BIMCO has released to the industry two new standard clauses to address the impen...
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European Shortsea Network (ESN) publishes Annual Report 2009

Date: 15/12/2010

The European Shortsea Network (ESN), a networking platform for Shortsea Promotio...
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Special edition 2E3S

Date: 15/12/2010

During the first weekend of November the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping, i...
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Carmelo Caruana Company Limited

Date: 11/11/2010

It is with pleasure that we welcome Carmelo Caruana Company Limited as a new mem...
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General Marine Services and Consultancy

Date: 11/11/2010

We would also like to welcome General Marine Services and Consultancy, which has...
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Maritime Safety: Commission proposes updated mandate of the European Maritime Safety Agency

Date: 11/11/2010

The European Commission adopted today a proposal modifying the mandate of the Eu...
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Shortsea Shipping welcomes SPC Estonia

Date: 11/11/2010

The European Shortsea Shipping is pleased to announce the establishment of the E...
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European maritime transport space without barriers - Short Sea Shipping

Date: 11/11/2010

The European Commission has published a video on Short Sea Shipping. This form o...
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Ships should cut CO2 emissions - European climate commissioner

Date: 11/11/2010

Sea shipping needs a global agreement on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions similar ...
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IMSBC Code

Date: 11/11/2010

Members are reminded that on 1 January 2011, the International Maritime Solid Bu...
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EU renews push for ship emissions caps

Date: 11/11/2010

The European Union has reinforced its push for greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions ca...
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Imports growing much faster than exports

Date: 11/11/2010

The visible trade gap in September stood at €146.9 million, up by €72....
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Grimaldi Lines – Cargo Services

Date: 11/11/2010

Grimaldi Lines, whose subsidiary Malta Motorways of the Sea are members of the MSPC, have recently issued a cargo brochure which can be viewed in the following link: http://www.shortsea.org.mt/userFiles/2117Grimaldi%20Cargo%20Services.pdf
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Motorways of the Sea course

Date: 13/10/2010

The 2e3s school (Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping) in Barcelona is arranging...
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Transport Council in Antwerp to enhance Waterborne Transport role

Date: 13/10/2010

The Informal Transport Council on the full integration of waterborne transport i...
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CMA CGM launches Malta-flagged ship worth €107m

Date: 13/10/2010

French shipping giant CMA CGM launched its largest Malta-registered containershi...
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New shipping line service

Date: 13/10/2010

USTICA Lines has introduced a new shipping line service between Malta, Augusta, ...
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Grimaldi launches new route and ships

Date: 13/10/2010

Italian shipping company Gri­maldi started operating a new roll-on roll-off ...
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New EU rules to "name and shame" shipping companies

Date: 13/10/2010

New rules to enhance and improve the safety performance of ships were adopted by...
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Eurostat shortsea shipping figures in 2008

Date: 13/10/2010

Recently Eurostat has published 2008 shortsea statistics for the 27 memberstates...
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Shortsea shipping figures show substantial growth compared to first half of 2009

Date: 13/10/2010

Compared to the first half of last year, the figures of the tonnage handled by s...
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New Med sailing schedules for Hamburg Süd

Date: 13/10/2010

Hamburg Süd has thoroughly altered its services between Northern Europe and...
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New member European Shortsea Network - ESN

Date: 15/09/2010

The European Shortsea Network (ESN) is an informal cooperation of shortsea pro...
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Flinter starts conventional service to Libya

Date: 15/09/2010

Shipping company Flinter started a conventional service between Antwerp and Liby...
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Virtu Ferries' new catamaran on schedule

Date: 15/09/2010

The super high speed catamaran being built for Virtu Ferries, the operators of t...
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Mepa to discuss Grand Harbour quays extension

Date: 15/09/2010

The Mepa Board discussed a development application submitted by Transport Malta ...
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New EU rules up for inbound cargo vessels

Date: 15/09/2010

The upcoming EU requirements for inbound cargo on vessels destined to EU ports w...
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DNV teams up to assist tanker owners with ship to ship (STS) Operations Plans

Date: 15/09/2010

  Oil tankers involved in the ship to ship transfer (STS) of oil cargo wil...
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Imports grow faster than exports in July

Date: 15/09/2010

The trade gap widened by €27.8 million in July as the growth in imports gal...
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MSPC updates

Date: 15/09/2010

  In recent days, the MSPC website has updated an interactive page that gi...
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Interview with MSPC Chairman

Date: 15/09/2010

  On Thursday 26th August, an interview with Chairman Mr. Abela concerning...
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MEUSAC

Date: 15/09/2010

  The centre has recently been communicating with MEUSAC to enquire about ...
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CMA CGM reports 41% increase in half-yearly revenue

Date: 15/09/2010

France-based CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping group a...
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New Building by Grimaldi Group

Date: 10/08/2010

The Grimaldi Group, in line with its policy of development and enhancement of th...
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CMA CGM registers leviathan in Malta

Date: 10/08/2010

CMA CGM has taken delivery of Leo, the fifth of a series of twelve 11,400 TEU ...
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Malta tops EU exports list

Date: 10/08/2010

Malta posted the biggest increase in exports within the EU in the first four m...
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Transport Malta Announces Revision of Towage Tariffs

Date: 10/08/2010

Transport Malta notifies that the Towage (Tariff of Rates) Regulations (S.L. 499...
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45ft containers - Destinations Map

Date: 10/08/2010

The Shortsea Promotion Centre recently published a map on the website about the ...
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Malta Maritime Pilots

Date: 10/08/2010

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Specialised Research Simulator on Fri...
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e-Maritime

Date: 10/08/2010

The e-Maritime stakeholder conference in Brussels, held on 1st July 2010, demons...
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Commission welcomes EU Parliament approval for maritime passenger rights

Date: 10/08/2010

On 6th July 2010, the European Commission welcomed the European Parliament votin...
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Ships’ arrival / departure directive

Date: 13/07/2010

On 27 February 2009 the Council decided to consult the European Economic an...
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Ocean and Sky Logistics

Date: 12/07/2010

A new member has joined the MSPC - namely Ocean and Sky Logistics – a loca...
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Shortsea shipping is ideal case for LNG fuel

Date: 12/07/2010

Heavy fuel oil is not an option for future shipping within Emission Control Area...
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Future perspectives of the European Maritime Transport Policy

Date: 12/07/2010

Please click on the link below to view speech by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of ...
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European Parliament endorses agreement on boat passengers

Date: 12/07/2010

With approval of the report by Ignes Ayala Sender (S&D, Spain) on Tuesday 6 ...
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Short Sea Shipping of Goods - 2008

Date: 06/07/2010

Publication data in focus (DIF) "Short sea shipping of goods - 2008" has been issued and is available on eurostat web site: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-QA-10-026/EN/KS-QA-10-026-EN.PDF
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(EU) EU/TRANSPORT: Commission makes €85 million available for funding motorways of the sea

Date: 10/06/2010

On Wednesday 19 May, the European Commission announced that three new calls for ...
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Success for TEN-T Agency 2010 Info Day and Seminar on Project Finance & PPPs

Date: 10/06/2010

The 2010 Info Day organised by the TEN-T Executive Agency on 31 May successfully...
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More Mediterranean fruit for the North of England

Date: 10/06/2010

MacAndrews, a subsidiary of the French shipping company CMA CGM, operates ships ...
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Government in discussions with EU regarding extension of Gozo Channel’s exclusivity agreement

Date: 10/06/2010

Gozo Channel Ltd's six-year exclusivity agreement, which expired on April 21, ha...
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Grimaldi Naples open new services and links

Date: 10/06/2010

Grimaldi Group Naples have announced the launching of additional maritime links ...
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MedaMoS project seminar in Malta

Date: 28/05/2010

The MedaMoS/Mediterranean Motorways of the Sea project is an EU funded initiat...
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2010 TEN-T Calls launched!

Date: 19/05/2010

The European Commission has launched today three new 2010 TEN-T Calls for P...
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Public consultation: E-Maritime initiatiative

Date: 11/05/2010

INTRODUCTION International maritime transport is the “life blood” of...
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Maritime Safety: Port State Control

Date: 11/05/2010

The European Commission sent today a reasoned opinion to the Maltese authorities...
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European Commission launches Customs Portal

Date: 10/05/2010

The European Commission has launched a web portal that explains companies the pr...
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Website Improvements

Date: 10/05/2010

In recent days the centre has concentrated its effort on the website for it to b...
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New UFS Service: Malta/Tunis/Naples

Date: 10/05/2010

A new service has been added in United Feeder schedules which will be operated w...
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CSAV Norasia own feeder to Adriatic

Date: 10/05/2010

CSAV Norasia announces the starting of its own operated feeder service Malta to ...
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Press Release – May 2010

Date: 06/05/2010

The Malta Shortsea Promotion Centre which was launched in November 2006 has its ...
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Official Journal - Marco Polo

Date: 18/03/2010

Marco Polo: launching of call for proposals for the ion procedure 2010 under the...
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Marco Polo Info Day

Date: 01/02/2010

The European Commissions Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EA...
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West Mediterranean Motorways of the Sea Maste

Date: 12/11/2009

West Mediterranean Motorways of the Sea Master Plan - Call for Proposals Extension until 31st Dec.2009
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Shortsea Conference

Date: 29/07/2009

For further information on the Shortsea Conference, which will be held in Bruges between the 1st-2nd October 2009, please consult the following website: http://www.lloyd.be/nl/company/evenementen/shortseaconference2009/index.php
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Maritime sector:

Date: 15/07/2009

Commission looking for joint actions to tackle economic crisis
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Call for Proposals

Date: 01/07/2009

Call for Proposals - West Med Corridors
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West Med Cooridors Motorways of the Sea

Date: 01/07/2009

1st Call for Proposals
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EastMed-MoS - 2nd Call for Proposals

Date: 27/04/2009

EastMed-MoS - 2nd Call for Proposals
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The ESN Annual Report 2008

Date: 17/04/2009

The ESN Annual Report 2008
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Extension of the East Med Mos Call Deadline

Date: 09/04/2009

The East Med MoS Call for Proposals deadline has been extended by one month. The new deadline has therefore been set on the 20th May 2008, which date has been approved by the EC.
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Green Paper - TEN-T: A Policy Review

Date: 04/03/2009

Green Paper "TEN-T: A policy review - Towards a better integrated trans-European transport network at the service of the common transport policy"
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EU Policy

Date: 18/02/2009

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
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EU Policy

Date: 18/02/2009

Communication and action plan with a view to establishing a European maritime transport space without barriers
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Three new Shipping Line Services

Date: 18/02/2009

New ‘Low Cost’ passenger connections to further develop tourism and cargo/passenger traffic between Italy, Sicily and Malta
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ESN Annual Report 2007

Date: 09/06/2008

ESN Annual Report 2007
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SHORTSEA XML workshops in Rotterdam

Date: 06/05/2008

SHORTSEA XML workshops in Rotterdam
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Call for Projects Proposals

Date: 05/05/2008

Call for Projects Proposals
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Public Consultatio

Date: 09/04/2008

Amendment of the second Marco Polo regulation.
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MEDA-MoS Project

Date: 01/04/2008

Communication released by the MEDA-MoS Team
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Meda-Mos Call for Projects

Date: 29/10/2007

Call For Proposals - October 2007
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Membership Options and Fees

Date: 26/10/2007

Membership Options and Fees
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Transport & Services

Date: 23/10/2007

Transport & Services - EU seeks to shift freight to rail and shipping [http://n...
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SPC-Intermodal Report-MTCP-Final

Date: 24/04/2007

PRE-FEASIBILITY STUDY ON EXTENDING THE SCOPE OF SHORTSEA PROMOTION CENTRES INTO INTERMODALITY
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Marco Polo II 2007 Call for proposals

Date: 05/04/2007

The first call for proposals of the Marco Polo II programme was published on 28.03.2007 on DG TRENs website, together with an announcement in the OJ. The deadline for applications is 22.06.07.
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Sustainable Surface Transport Calls Content

Date: 21/03/2007

EU Transport Research: FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1 FP7-SST-2007-TREN-1 FP7 Info Days - Transport 14/02/2007
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