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Low Water Levels Hinder River Shipping in Germany

Jul 16, 2018

Water levels on the Rhine and Danube in Germany remain low after recent dry weather and cargo vessels cannot sail fully loaded on some sections of the rivers, traders said on Monday.The Rhine is too shallow for normal sailings from Cologne to south Germany…

Several Injured in Grain Silo Blast on the Rhine

Jun 06, 2018

An explosion at a grain storage facility in the eastern French city of Strasbourg seriously injured three people on Wednesday morning, emergency services said.It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, which set ablaze the silo located on the banks of the river Rhine…

Proposed NATO Logistics Command Will Be Based in Ulm

Mar 20, 2018

A proposed new NATO logistics command aimed at deterring Russia would be based in the southern German city of Ulm, the German Defence Ministry told lawmakers on Tuesday. It said a broad plan for the new Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) would be completed by mid-April…

Port Manatee Draws German Interest

Mar 16, 2018

Port Manatee holds promise as a trade gateway for German companies, according to Germany’s Miami-based consul general, who visited the Florida Gulf Coast port Thursday [March 15].“Port Manatee is an important part of Florida infrastructure…

Gazprom to Reorganise Export Operations

Feb 12, 2018

Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Monday it planned to reorganise its export operations to create an integrated international distribution unit responsible for all of its export deliveries, trading and marketing. Gazprom said in a statement…

Rhine Reopened to Shipping as Water Level Falls

Jan 29, 2018

Germany's Rhine river was reopened to shipping on Monday after waters fell, following its closure for the past week as rain and melting snow raised water levels, authorities said.High water mostly peaked in north Germany over the weekend…

Aumann Named CEO of Oman Drydock

Jul 11, 2017

Stephan Aumann has been appointed by ASYAD (formerly Oman Global Logistic Group) board of directors as the new CEO of the Oman Drydock Company S.A.O.C. in Duqm/Oman.Aumann assumed the role June 15 and replaced the former CEO Jin Han Lee (DSME)…

GeoSea Bags Offshore Wind Installation Work from EnBW

Jun 26, 2017

DEME Group’s offshore marine engineering subsidiary GeoSea said that, following successful completion of the design, it also received the Notice to Proceed for fabrication and offshore installation of 16 wind turbine foundations and 1 Offshore…

Reederei Hamburger Lloyd Chooses Sealink Plus VSAT

Jun 23, 2017

Hamburg-based shipping group Reederei Hamburger Lloyd will move its fleet of nine containerships and six bulk carriers to Marlink’s Sealink Plus VSAT package including unlimited L-band backup. Hamburger Lloyd is a long term customer of Telemar…

Antwerp-German Freight Services Grow

Jun 07, 2017

68.1 million tonnes of cargo were transported between the seaport of Antwerp and Germany during 2016. This represents growth of approx. 4 million tonnes or 6.1 percent compared to the previous year.  Thus Europe’s second-largest seaport…

Germany's DST Bags IWAI Contract for Designing Special Vessels

Sep 22, 2016

With its objective of providing safe, environment friendly and economical mode of transportation through National Waterway-1 (NW-1), the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI),Ministry of Shipping signed a contract with DST, Germany to design vessels…

Troy Container Line Launches Hamburg-Chicago Service

Sep 12, 2016

American-owned NVOCC Troy Container Line announced a new direct import service which provides accelerated transits between Hamburg and Chicago. Building upon its foundation in the U.S. Midwest marketplace, this new service gives customers a fast…

Germany Accedes to Treaty Covering Fishing Vessel Safety

Jul 06, 2016

International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s work to enhance fishing vessel safety received a boost today when Germany became the sixth State to accede to the 2012 Cape Town Agreement.  The Agreement involves a basic set of safety measures for larger high seas fishing vessels…

ECB Reviews Shipping Loans

Jun 23, 2016

European Central Bank (ECB) kicked off a review into the risks of banks’ shipping exposure, Reuters reported. ECB is conducting an in-depth review of banks’ exposure in shipping amid rising provisions for bad debt in an industry still mired in crisis…

From Refugee to Hapag-Lloyd Trainee

Jun 10, 2016

Imad Shanta followed a rather unusual path to Hapag-Lloyd: Eight months ago, he and his family fled the war in Syria and headed to Germany. Thanks to the “Hapag-Lloyd Helps” project, Imad had an opportunity to complete a traineeship in the company…

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