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Port activities linked to the handling of ferries and ferry passengers. Includes passenger terminal investment.

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...

Eurostat: Top 10 passenger ports in the EU

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) January 29, 2024 – The Eurostat organisation has published a report – Key figures on European transport – 2023....

Baleària signs cooperation agreement with Morocco

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – Baleària has signed a cooperation agreement with the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) to...

Balearia presents business plan – more routes & terminals

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) January 25, 2024 – The shipping company Balearia has presented details of its business plan which includes more routes and...

Vela Luka opens new maritime passenger terminal

Split, Croatia (Ports Europe) January 15, 2024 – The Adriatic port of Vela Luka has opened its new maritime passenger terminal. The project cost around...

Armenian ferry line between Poti and Kavkaz suspended

Poti, Georgia (Ports Europe) January 9, 2024 – Landlocked Armenia has suspended the short-lived Black Sea ferry line between the Georgian Poti and the...

Baleària launches its second gas-powered ‘fast ferry’

Gijón, Spain (Ports Europe) December 15, 2023 – Baleària has yesterday launched the fast ferry Margarita Salas at the Armon Shipyard in Gijón, where...

Grimaldi Group wins tender to operate ferry docks in Fiumicino port

Civitavecchia, Italy (Ports Europe) December 5, 2023 – Logiport, part of the Grimaldi Group, will manage docks 27, 28, 29 and 30 with the associated...

Croatian port passenger numbers steady in Q3 2023

Rijeka, Croatia (Ports Europe) November 15, 2023 – In Q3 2023, more than 18.3 million passengers boarded and disembarked in Croatian sea...

Fincantieri Palermo shipyard to build new ferry

Palermo, Sicily, Italy (PortSEurope) October 19, 2023 – Fincantieri has signed a circa €120 million contract to build a Ropax Class A ferry for Regione...

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