Shipping industry very concerned about Italian policy on migrants rescued at sea

ICS is deeply concerned about the apparent new policy of the Italian Government to close its ports to migrants rescued by vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs. The refusal by Italy to allow rescued persons to be disembarked could have serious implications for the safety and welfare of these distressed people, including children and pregnant women…. Read more »


Black Sea ports sign action plan for the revival of local cruise shipping industry

 At the recent 52nd General Assembly of the association of Mediterranean cruise ports (MedCruise), in Valletta, Malta on May 23–26, 2018, Black Sea ports signed an action plan of the revival of cruise shipping over the next three years. The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) was represented by the deputy chief of the Odessa port for operating the activities… Read more »


Port cooperation in the North Adriatic ports

Recent trends in port development show that ports are making increasing efforts to forge mutually beneficial cooperation strategies, particularly ports sharing a common hinterland. PortEconomics co-director Peter de Langen co-authored with Kristijan Stamatović and Aleš Groznik (University of Ljubljana) an analysis of the North Adriatic ports (Koper, Rijeka, Trieste and Venice) with a focus on… Read more »


Bari port and airport jointly promote INTER-PASS project

Inter-Pass (Intermodal Passengers Connectivity between Ports and Airports) is a project funded under the Interreg ADRION program involving Aeroporti di Puglia SpA, Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Meridionale (AdSP – Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority) and other organisations, with a budget of €164,090 ($191,950) and €151,402 ($177,110) respectively. The project period is January 2018… Read more »


Italy’s Ignazio Messina launches Italy-Tunisia ro-ro link

Naples, Italy (PortSEurope) May 23, 2018 – Italian shipping company Ignazio Messina has launched a new ro-ro maritime link between Italy and Tunisia. The port of Rades will be connected weekly with Genoa harbour, but also with Naples, where the company returns after five years of absence. On this route, two ro-ro ships will be hired from the… Read more »


China’s Polar Silk Road, a threat or an opportunity

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a development strategy proposed by the  Chinese government that focuses on connectivity and cooperation between Eurasian countries, primarily the  People’s Republic of China (PRC), the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) and the ocean-going Maritime Silk Road (MSR), since 2013. Source: Mercator Institute for China Studies It aims… Read more »