Sustainability in the heavy lifting industry

Cost efficiency and sustainability, two topics that are frequently discussed in the offshore and maritime industry. There are many developments and innovations going on in this area.

New Measures to Improve Seafarers' Working Conditions

The European Commission is proposing to incorporate an agreement between social partners to improve the working ...

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Belgium, France Asked to Remove Tax Exemptions for Ports

The European Commission has asked Belgium and France to abolish the corporate tax exemptions granted to their ...

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EU Asks 4 States to Apply Rules on Port Reception Facilities

In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission has called on Austria, Cyprus, Portugal ...

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BPA: EU State Aid Rules Could Create Uneven Playing Field

The British Ports Association Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne warned against the distortion of competitive port ...

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Sea Shepherd Seeks EU Action against Denmark's Whale Killing

Marine conservation organization Sea Shepherd Netherlands has submitted a request to the European Commission to ...

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Hapag-Lloyd, UASC Merger Gets Nod from European Commission

The European Commission has given its approval to German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd’s proposed acquisition of ...

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EESC Pushes for Polluter Pays Principle in Shipbreaking

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an own initiative opinion that calls on the European ...

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EC Launches European Border and Coast Guard Agency

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency has been officially launched today at the Kapitan Andreevo Border ...

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Indian Register of Shipping Recognized by EU

The European Commission has adopted a decision granting recognition to the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) ...

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Konecranes Gets Nod for Terex MHPS Acquisition

The European Commission has granted its approval to Finnish manufacturer of cranes Konecranes Plc for its pending ...

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ECSA Backs European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) has supported the European Commission’s newly published ...

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ESC: Price Fixing Issue Not Solved by Carriers' Commitments

The adoption of a decision that renders legally binding the commitments offered by fourteen container shipping ...

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EU: No Breach of Competition Laws in GRI Probe

The European Commission has closed its formal investigation into fourteen container shipping companies due to a ...

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Shipowners Call for Strong EU External Maritime Agenda

As global world trade protectionism is on the rise, European shipowners have called for a strong EU external ...

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EU Approves HSH Nordbank Sale

The European Commission has adopted a resolution on state aid proceedings for Germany’s HSH Nordbank, ...

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EC Confirms Deal with Maersk, Others on Price Hike Changes

The European Commission has confirmed today that the fifteen container lines suspected of a breach of antitrust ...

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Greek Shipowners: No Need for Changes to Tax Regime

The Union of Greek Shipowners disagrees with the European Commission’s recently published decision alleging ...

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EC Warns Comoros and Taiwan over Illegal Fishing

The European Commission has warned the Comoros and Taiwan with yellow cards, saying that they risk being identified ...

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EU Okays Public Funding for First LNG Terminal in Finland

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules Finland’s plans to grant around EUR 23 million ...

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CMA CGM Cleared to Buy German Short Sea Operator OPDR

CMA CGM Cleared to Buy German Short Sea Operator OPDR

The European Commission has approved French container line CMA CGM’s plan to buy German short sea shipping ...

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PCT, Cosco Ordered to Pay Back State Aid

Port operator Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT) and its parent company Cosco Pacific Limited (Cosco) will have ...

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