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France and Italy call off merger between Fincantieri-Chantiers

France and Italy announced that they will not proceed to with the merger of two of Europe’s largest shipbuilders, Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Fincantieri, a decision that was made due to the current economic situation and the COVID-19 impact.

France to deploy sniffer drone to control emissions

In a bid to tighten control over ship emissions in its waters, France’s Ministry of the Sea is deploying on a trial basis a sniffer drone in the strait of Pas-de-Calais, one of the world’s busiest ship traffic areas. 

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