• 2018 September 19 16:35

    Valenciaport presents its cruise offer in Lisbon under the slogan “Valencia dresses in green”

    The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), attends from tomorrow to the Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 fair, the most important European meeting of the cruise sector that is been held this year from September the 19th to the 20th in Lisbon (Portugal), the company said in its press release. During this edition Valenciaport and Turismo Valencia will present the offer of Valencia as port and destination of cruises under the slogan “Valencia dresses in green”.

    During the fair, Mar Chao, commercial and business development director of the PAV and Francesca Antonelli, responsible for marketing, will maintain a broad agenda of meetings with shipping executives from around the world and will participate in the different days on cruises matter.

    The Port Authority has closed a work agenda during the event in order to present to the current and future clients the diversified offers of sustainable excursions that can be made both in the capital of the Turia and in its region. There are many opportunities to visit Valencia and have a good time in a sustainable way and contribute to caring for the local natural environment and traditional local customs.

    In particular, during the fair will be displayed the extensive network of bicycle lanes that allow cyclists to explore the historic center, the area of the City of Arts and Sciences as well as the beaches on a safely way on two wheels. The offer also includes plans such as dynamic water activities (flyboard or jetski) or excursion to the Albufera Natural Park, a Mediterranean ecosystem covering 20,000 hectares with virgin beaches of dunes, forests, rice fields and a large lake. Other possibilities that are already included in the wide cruise offer of the city is the bicycle tour to a tiger nuts plantation so that tourists can get to know the preparation of Valencia’s most famous drink, horchata.

    As a novelty, this year Valenciaport will present in Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 the results of a study prepared by the Valenciaport Foundation for the Port Authority of Valencia in which the main features of the cruise ship profile of the port of Valencia are provided. On a sample of 351,049 passengers who used the port of Valencia during the period January-December 2017, the study indicates that 52.4% are women versus 47.4% of men and puts the average age at 52 years. By country of origin: 19.3% come from Italy; 19% from Germany; 17.9% from the UK; 10.6% come from France and 5.8% come from Spain.

    The study also elaborates a profile of the EPL cruise passenger, corresponding to those cruise passengers of the Expedition, Premium and Luxury segments. In this case, the data provided places the average age at 59 years and reflect the predominance of the number of women (50.9%) compared to the one of men (48.4%). By country of origin: 31.8% come from the United States; 24.6% of the United Kingdom; 21.6% from Germany and 5.1% from Canada.

2018 October 23

18:01 Sea trials of SMK-2187, modular search-and-rescue boat of Project 23370М, completed in Kamchatka
17:29 Stevedoring division of UCL Holding handled 27.2 million tonnes of cargo in 9M’18
17:00 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.3% to 6.92 billion tonnes in 9M’18
16:05 MPC Maritime acquires three Panamax-sized container vessels
15:22 Pirate attack averted off the east coast of Somalia
15:03 WinGD set to increase technical capacity through new Engineering Centre in Shanghai
14:57 KfW IPEX-Bank and Commerzbank finance third expedition ship for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
14:15 Crowley christens Commitment Class combination container/roll on-roll off ship
13:40 Port of Immingham is home to award-winning rooftop solar array
13:14 Verifavia Shipping signs cooperations with two major global ship managers
12:26 Bunker prices are flat in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:01 OOCL introduces new Asia – West Africa direct services
11:42 RS class: new supertanker successfully performed ship-to-ship LNG bunkering
11:24 DP World reports 3.7% gross like - for - like volume growth in 9m 2018
10:59 Woodside signs cooperation agreement with ENN
10:35 INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project commences LNG shipment
09:58 Brent Crude futures price down 0.38% to $79.53, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.27% to $69.17
09:24 IMO approves a programme of actions to deliver the initial strategy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
07:14 GTT receives a new order from DSME for the tank design of an LNG carrier

2018 October 22

18:33 Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker agree new framework agreement for supply of MTU engines
18:32 OOCL introduces new Mediterranean and West Africa direct service
18:29 Rotterdam expects record 50,000-tonne shipment of pig iron
18:01 Arctic Council meeting of Environment Ministers ends with talks about future cooperation
17:39 IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee meets
17:16 Glavgosexpertiza approves modernization of onshore facilities in Salekhard
16:22 Humber International Enterprise Park plans reshaped after public feedback
15:34 Nornickel’s Polar Transportation Division carried 2.4 million tonnes of cargo in navigation season 2018
15:10 ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia, Ports of Bremen, Port of Moerdijk and Port of Tangier for renewing Ecoports’ Environmental Standard
14:17 Sovcomflot named a finalist in four different categories of 2018 Lloyd’s List Global Awards
13:55 Onezhsky Shipyard delivered ice-class buoy tender named Fortuna
13:23 Pavilion Energy and BW ink deal for long-term charter of two Singapore-flagged LNG newbuilds
12:58 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 21,455 in RF spot market
12:36 LUKOIL BoD recommends interim dividend amount
12:13 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in 9M’18 down 1.5% Y-o-Y to 37.46 million tonnes
11:51 Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
11:32 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 5.6% to 14.69 million TEUs in Jan-Sep’18
11:09 Abu Dhabi Ports collaborates with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company on international blockchain solution Silsal
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in 9M’18 grew by 0.9% Y-o-Y to 470.49 million tonnes
10:28 Brent Crude futures price up 0.69% to $80.34, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $69.76
10:09 NYK PCTC receives special award from the Association for Rescue at Sea
09:47 STLC to obtain additional RUB 5.9 billion of federal subsidies in 2018
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,765 points
09:06 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s standardized FPSO topside
08:08 DP World, UAE Region wins Terminal Operator of the Year at Maritime Standards Awards
06:22 ABS awards AIP to HHI’s deepwater FLNG hull

2018 October 21

08:54 20,000 TEU COSCO SHIPPING Sagittarius named in Shanghai
08:50 CFO Paul Smits leaves the Port of Rotterdam Authority
07:52 COSCO SHIPPING starts shipment of Toyota exhibits

2018 October 20

08:47 Boskalis, Van Hattum en Blankevoort and Mobilis construct deep-sea quay for the new HES Hartel Tank Terminal at Maasvlakte
08:10 Navios Partners announce filing of F - 1 for direct listing of Navios Containers
08:06 Maersk Line increases FAK rates for Northern Europe to Middle East and ISC trade
08:04 U.S. Navy contracts Austal to order materials for EPF 13
07:44 EU Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

2018 October 19

18:42 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and the Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
18:07 Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel completes its first month of operation
17:56 ABN AMRO, Samsung SDS and Port of Rotterdam Authority launch container logistics blockchain pilot
17:35 Port of Gdansk participated in the CILF 2018 fair in China
17:11 Gdansk pays a visit to Singapore
16:57 Testbed established for Internet of Ships Open Platform