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A category including all all legal issues associated with port companies, activities and management. Issues including European Union legal involvement.

Kanal Istanbul faces legal setback

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) July 5, 2024 – The zoning plan for a section of the planned Kanal Istanbul project is not in accordance with the law,...

Port of Piraeus receives permission to continue dredging

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) May 24, 2024 – The Council of State, the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece, has ruled that dredging of the port of...

Update: €1 bln tunnel under Genoa port, former president under investigation

Genoa, Italy (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – In March, construction started of a 3.4-kilometre long, 1 billion euro tunnel, 45 m under the water that will...

Fiat Topolino arriving at the port of Livorno seized

Livorno, Italy (Ports Europe) May 20, 2024 – The Customs Agency and the Financial Police has seized 134 examples of the electric Fiat Topolino microcar...

Corruption charges set to end Vado regasification terminal project

Genoa, Italy (Ports Europe) May 13, 2024 – Last Tuesday, Giovanni Toti, the centre-right governor of Italy’s northwest Liguria region, was placed...

Court of Accounts criticises Port of Constanta management

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) May 7, 2024 – The Romanian Court of Accounts’ has produced a highly critical report on the Port of Constanta...

Tarragona City Council initiates action against Ership and Noatum

Tarragona, Spain (Ports Europe) April 26, 2024 – The Ajuntament de Tarragona (Tarragona Town Council) has initiated a series of actions against Ership...

Appeal against port LNG project not supported by Brindisi province

Brindisi, Italy (Ports Europe) April 22, 2024 – Brindisi province will not legally support the port industrial zone operator ASI in a lawsuit against an...

EMS Shipping & Trading claim against Albania proceeds

Durrës, Albania (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – An ICSID tribunal has refused to separately hear Albania’s preliminary objections to a claim brought...

Grain operators in Constanta port receive fines

Constanta, Romania (Ports Europe) April 15, 2024 – The Constanța Environmental Guard has fined 15,000 lei each to four grain operators operating in...

River access channel to Port 2000 gets green light

Rouen, France (Ports Europe) April 9, 2024 – On March 29, the Administrative Court of Rouen rejected an application to suspend work on the river access...

Eni Versalis ends dispute in Brindisi

Brindisi, Italy (Ports Europe) March 28, 2024 – Eni Versalis has withdrawn its appeal against the landfill project in the Costa Morena area in the port...

Anti-corruption authority challenges Genoa port breakwater process

Genoa, Italy (Ports Europe)- March 27, 2024 – Italy’s anti-corruption authority (ANAC) has challenged the procedures for awarding the Genoa...

Local court rejects Grimaldi entry into Port of Ravenna

Ravenna, Italy (Ports Europe) March 19, 2024 – The Bologna Regional Administrative Court has rejected an initial request by Sapir to suspend the award of...

Supreme Court gives green light to logistics area of ​​Port of Valencia

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) March 15, 2024 – The Supreme Court (TS) has endorsed the legality of the ZAL special plan. This means that Valencia City...

Port of Antwerp-Bruges ordered to pay €41 million to DP World

Antwerp, Belgium (Ports Europe) February 20, 2024 – A split ICSID tribunal has ordered the Port of Antwerp-Bruges to pay €41 million plus costs and...

Greek tanker fined for pollution in Port of Marseille

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) February 20, 2024 – A tanker operated by a Greek company being held since Thursday in the Port of Marseille for marine...

Local court cancels zoning plans for Kanal Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) February 16, 2024 – On February 13, 2024, the Istanbul 11th Administrative Court cancelled the development plan of the...

Stefano Lupi is the new CEO of Cantiere Navale Vittoria

Venice, Italy (Ports Europe) January 31, 2024 – Cantiere Navale Vittoria has announced that the new CEO of the company has taken office. Hired by the...

Alleged corruption at Port of Cartagena

Cartagena, Spain (Ports Europe) January 18, 2024 – The court investigating the alleged irregularities in connection with the awarding of contracts in the...

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