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  • 25 November 2013

    The European Dredging Association EuDA celebrated its 20th anniversary. Mr Siim Kallas, Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for Transport & Mobility, opened the Anniversary conference with a keynote address highlighting the importance of the waterborne infrastructures for Transport Policy and the European economy as a whole. He also insisted on the key role the European Dredgers […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    After months of uncertainty, the free trade agreement with Canada is finally heading in the right direction. A German Court and the European Parliament both issued positive statements paving the way for a ratification of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The EU-Canada agreement is important for shipping as it features a positive maritime chapter […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The European Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee today approved new rules to increase the financial transparency of ports and create fair conditions for access to port services across Europe. It confirmed the agreement reached with the European Parliament on 27 June. The new rules set out to make ports more efficient and ensure fair competition in […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The European Commission has found Croatian plans to grant Uljanik shipyard a State guarantee for a €96 million loan in line with EU State aid rules. The measure will allow the company to meet urgent liquidity needs while preparing a restructuring plan, whilst competition distortions are limited, the European Commission announced yesterday. As part of […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The port of Antwerp is co-sponsor of the “8th European Conference & Exhibition on Inland Terminals” being held in Liège on 21 and 22 November. In the past Antwerp has also hosted the conference. This year the focus is on the way in which seaports and hinterland ports interact in their strategies for value creation. […]

  • 24 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Komatsu Europe International N.V. has introduced the PC360LC/NLC-11 hydraulic excavator to the European market. This new excavator was showcased at Intermat 2015 in Paris (April 20-25). Built on proven EU Stage IIIB engine technology, Komatsu’s EU Stage IV engines are productive, dependable and efficient. With a net 202 kW (271 HP) 1.950 rpm and operating weights between […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A European consortium launched on February 1st a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. It will develop and test new highly-automated and sustainable technologies for deep-sea mining with minimal environmental pressures. The technical side […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    ACI’s European Dredging Summit 2015 (7th and 8th October, Antwerp, Belgium) will be focused on discussing the essential dredging strategies and environmental monitoring for project approval. This meeting will provide a global analysis of dredging projects, environmental regulation and essential recommendations for dredging activity including equipment and contractor selection. The participants will have a chance to […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    At the initiative of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), shipowners and shipping industry leaders have joined forces to launch the inaugural European Shipping Week (ESW) in the first week of March 2015. Centered around a Flagship conference, Europe’s main shipping organisations as well as the European Commission are organizing a series of high level events to […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The European Parliament convincingly granted its final endorsement to the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CETA) on Wednesday, 15 February. Eight years after CETA negotiations began the European Parliament gave its’ final vote today on the free trade agreement. The vote follows a long and difficult process, in which the Belgian region of Wallonia threatened to […]

  • 22 November 2012

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority and employers’ organisation Deltalinqs have called on the Dutch government to seek a maximum European contribution to the hinterland connections which are so important for the Netherlands. In the European Union budget negotiations it is of the utmost importance that the Dutch government insists on the modernization of the EU […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Europe needs to invest in improvements in European infrastructure to ensure economic growth. This is the opinion of a number of CEOs from European companies, including Hans Smits, Port of Rotterdam Authority. To this end, today, 24 October, they are signing a manifesto with the European Commissioner for Transport, Siim Kallas, calling on European government […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Active Communications International (ACI) will be the organizer of the upcoming European Dredging Summit which will take place on 7th-8th of October 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium. The event will be focused on discussing the essential dredging strategies and environmental monitoring in order to gain project approval. This meeting will provide a global analysis of dredging projects, environmental regulations […]

  • 22 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Last week in the European Parliament the Intermed association, comprising the ports of Barcelona, Marseilles and Genoa, defended the excellent potential of Mediterranean ports to achieve more balanced and sustainable logistics in Europe. The president of the association and most senior representative of the port of Marseilles, Mr Jean- Claude Terrier, presented the paper “The […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Plc (JLT), one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, has announced that it has agreed to acquire Independent Risk Solutions (IRS), a marine specialty broker based in the Netherlands, from Brokerage World Solutions (BWS). The deal is subject only to regulatory […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    ACI, a UK owned company, will be the organizer of the European Dredging Summit 2015, taking place in Antwerp, Belgium, on the 7th & 8th October 2015. Day before the conference, on the 6th of October, there will be an exclusive site visit to APEC-Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center, DEME Headquarters, Antwerp City Hall. The summit will be […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    With the deadline for EU Member States (MS) to submit the Initial Assessment of their seas and to define Good Environmental Status (GES), including targets and indicators passed the implementation of the MSFD has entered a new important phase. During this second phase MS have to establish their monitoring programmes with a deadline of July […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An EU-funded project has developed simulation software in a bid to save money and reduce the impact dredging has on the built environment. Being able to simulate water and soil interactions is a game changer for Europe’s EUR 7 billion industry which provides jobs for a quarter of a million people, European Commission said in their […]

  • 24 November 2009
    Business & Finance

    Banks in Europe are breathing easy after it was confirmed much of the continent has emerged from recession… Source: Associated Press, November, 2009;

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The European Parliament recently approved the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) budget for investments in the pan-European transport, energy and digital communication networks in 2014-2020 period. Of the 29.3 billion euro total, 23.2 billion euros will be invested in transport infrastructure, i.e. Europe’s TEN-T transport network projects. Members of the European Parliament separately decided upon guidelines […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Friday 11 October 2013, Portius is organising a seminar in Antwerp on the recent developments in EU port legislation. The central focus is on how the new EU Ports Regulation and Concessions Directive will impact on the port and shipping industries. The new Ports Regulation will impose a whole new set of rules regarding […]

  • 20 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A delegation of the European Commission (EC) from DG RTD and DG GROW yesterday visited the Dutch Maritime Technology sector. The sector demonstrated the importance of Research, Development & Innovation for its global competitiveness and underlined the importance of the financial support from the EU H2020 Research & Innovation Program. The visit was a combined […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More than EUR4 million of EU funds will help to safeguard heritage and coastal tourism sites in Wales and Ireland from the risks of climate change, the Welsh Government informs. The funding will also provide a stimulus for marine-based economic growth in the two countries. Funded by the European Union’s Ireland-Wales program, the CHERISH project […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    European shipowners welcome yesterday’s provisional application of the Comprehensive Economic Trade agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA). According to the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), the CETA agreement will boost trade considerably between the EU and Canada. It will cut customs duties and open new markets for shipping companies such as dredging, movement of […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Recently, the port directors Eddy Bruyninckx (Antwerp), Jens Meier (Hamburg) and Hans Smits (Rotterdam) expressed their support in the European Parliament for the further development of a European intermodal transport network. Particularly rail and inland navigation corridors, of which the three ports are the entry as well as the end points of important corridors, are […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The 3rd European Ports & Shipping Conference 2014 will be held on September 18 and 19, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This 2 day international conference will bring together the largest ports, logistics and shipping companies operating out of Europe and throughout the world. Investment strategies, maintenance of ports and enhancing intermodal links will be some […]