Amid the coronavirus outbreak and the vaccine phase, Union Fédérale Maritime urges the French government to prioritise seafarers for Covid-19 vaccinations.
French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique announced the upcoming installation of a first-of-its-kind model for sailing propulsion adapted to large ships. This announcement was made during an e-event broadcasted live from the MSC Virtuosa in Saint-Nazaire.
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.
Following the exit of UK from Europe, HAROPA and Ports of Normandy joined forces to help transport operators be better prepared for Brexit changes.
Following the disruption between UK and French borders after the news of a new variant of COVID-19, the two countries reached an agreement allowing freight and some passenger services to resume operations.
State support packages are helping the shipping industry to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Government support comes in many forms but usually without strings attached and rarely aligned to broader policy objectives, says a new report by ITF.
Port of Le Havre along with SEREP, a subsidiary of SARP Industries joined forces and set up a local network for the treatment of scrubber residues.
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.
Following the major disruption of the ferry sector as an obvious COVID-19 impact, the French government announced a payroll to help the ferry companies.
French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs recently visited European Maritime Safety Agency headquarters in Lisbon, to discuss about several tasks and exchange point of views.
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