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DP World boosts presence in EU

DP World, Dubai-based port and terminal operator, commenced a strategic partnership with Switzerland’s container terminal operator, Swissterminal Holding AG, which will come into force in January 23. Specifically, in the partnership DP World will take a 44% stake in the Swissterminal Holding AG with the Mayer family — that founded the business — remaining the majority shareholder.

Bills of Lading Masterclass: The Golden Rules

Shipping of goods is the backbone of global economy and a really complex procedure. Taking into consideration how many stakeholders are involved in the trade process, bills of lading come to give solution. A 1-day Masterclass from North P&I Club in early March aims to help delegates understand the ‘golden rules’ and recognise their potential risks and exposures.

Titanic shipwreck protected by UK and US treaty

The most popular underwater shipwreck, “RMS Titanic” will be from now on protected under the international treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States. According to the U.K.’s Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani, both sides passed legislation which allows them to grant or deny licenses to enter the hulls of the wreckage and remove artifacts found outside.

Eni and ADNOC ink agreement on CCUS development

On 20 January, the Italian energy company Eni along with the international oil company ADNOC, shake their hands and inked a strategic framework agreement. Through their collaboration both companies will further explore new opportunities in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS).

Sino-Hellenic Investors’ Confederation officially launched

On Saturday 18 January, a new organization named as “Sino-Hellenic Investors’ Confederation” made its official launching ceremony. Specifically, the confederation goals to facilitate Chinese investors in Greece, while give a boost to both countries’ cooperation.

Ports and carriers launch Boao Cooperation Initiative 2020

During a convention between 17 Carriers and Ports for OCEAN Alliance hosted by COSCO SHIPPING in Boao, Hainan Province, jointly released the Boao Cooperation Initiative 2020 to jointly build a shipping and port service platform.

Watch: Behind the scenes of IMO Conferences

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) launched a video presenting what happens “behind the scenes” of an IMO Conference, what the preparations are and who are the key contributors to making everything ready for a meeting.

Royal Navy celebrates 20 years since LGBT ban’s lift

Royal Navy and Royal Marines around UK celebrated the 20 years anniversary since the lifting of the ban on LGBT men and women serving in the armed forces. Naval bases and Royal Marines units, flied rainbow flags from their main base, while sailors attended a House of Commons reception and Portsmouth’s Naval Base headquarters lit up in colors to mark the anniversary.

Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MSC sign space charter agreement

Hapag-Lloyd recently announced its collaboration with the 2M Alliance members, Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Specifically, companies signed a space charter agreement which will further allow Hapag-Lloyd’s entrance into selected services of 2M on the Asia-North Europe trade.

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