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Turkish shipyard launches second ferry for Scottish Isles

Yalova, Turkey (Ports Europe) June 10, 2024 – The Cemre Shipyard has launched a second ferry to Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland. The vessel, MV Loch...

Update: Budva port starts a catamaran line to Dubrovnik

Budva, Montenegro (Ports Europe) June 3, 2024 – On June 29 a new regular passenger catamaran line will start operation from Montenegro’s Adriatic Sea port...

Authorities plan Ancona-Bar-Durres ferry

Bar, Montenegro (Ports Europe) May 27, 2024 – The relevant authorities have been investigating setting up border services at the Port of Bar. Then, a...

CTN has inaugurated a new shipping line to Livorno, Salerno

Tunis, Tunisia (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation (CTN) has inaugurated a new shipping line between the port of La Goulette...

Algerian, Tunisian ferry companies adopt cold ironing

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation and Algérie Ferries are investing in adapting their ferries for cold...

Corsica Ferries increases services are Port of Sete

Sète, France (Ports Europe) May 18, 2024 – The Port of Sète announced the extension of the partnership with Corsica Ferries with ferry services to...

Update: Why is there no Sochi-Trabzon ferry?

Sochi, Russia (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – Western sanctions isolated Russia is pushing for years to re-launch a cargo-passenger ferry from its Black Sea...

New Black Sea ferry line Varna-Batumi

Varna, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 11, 2024 – The new ferry line between Bulgaria’s Black Sea port of Varna and Georgia’s port of Batumi was...

Albania’s Port of Durres sees slight rise in Q1 2024 cargo traffic

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) April 30, 2024 – In the first quarter of 2024, the Port of Durres handled 1.6 million tons of cargo, up +3.4 % on the...

Greece, Cyprus ferry link starts in May

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 11, 2024 – For the third year in a row, the ferry service between Cyprus and Greece will start on May 29 and operate...

Car-ferry, Ro-Ro berth reconstruction in Makhachkala port, Russia

Makhachkala, Russia (Ports Europe) April 7, 2024 – A 32.57 million rubles (325,000 euro) tender for the development of documentation and the construction...

Interferry urges use of carbon tax revenues to fund OPS

April 4, 2024 – Interferry, the shipping association representing the ferry industry worldwide, is calling on governments and electricity utilities to...

Baleària reports record numbers of passengers in 2023

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 8, 2024 – The Baleària shipping company carried 5.2 million passengers, 1.4 million vehicles and 7.4 million linear...

Port of Bilbao starts the ferry season

Bilbao, Spain (Ports Europe) March 5, 2024 – The ferry season in the Port of Bilbao starts soon with the first crossing of the year of...

Algeciras port issues tender to develop Tarifa-Tangier maritime link

Algeciras, Spain (Ports Europe) March 1, 2024 – The Bay of Algeciras Port Authority (APBA) has issued a public tender to develop the Tarifa-Tangier City...

Grimaldi increases capacity on Brindisi-Igoumenitsa ferry service

Naples, Italy (Ports Europe) February 29, 2024 – The Grimaldi Group is increasing capacity on its connections between Brindisi (Italy) and Igoumenitsa...

EU Commission investigates state aid to Corsica ferries

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) February 27, 2024 – The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether state funds granted...

Russia wants a Sochi-Trabzon ferry in the Black Sea

Sochi, Russia (Ports Europe) February 26, 2024 – Isolated Russia has plans to launch a cargo-passenger ferry from its Black Sea port of Sochi to...

Grimaldi company has ferry terminal concession in Ravenna

Ravenna, Italy (Ports Europe) February 14, 2024 – Logiport, part of Naples-based Grimaldi Group, has been awarded the concession for the Ro-pax quay...

Port of Funchal sees rise in passenger numbers in 2023

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (Ports Europe) January 31, 2024 – The Port of Funchal, in 2023, registered a movement of 1,031,704 passengers on cruise ships...

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