Oι Γερμανοί πωλούν τα πλοία τους στους Έλληνες

Η Γερμανία, ένα από τα πιο παραδοσιακά ναυτιλιακά κράτη της γηραιάς ηπείρου, έχει δει τον εμπορικό της στόλο να συρρικνώνεται κατά το 1/3 τα τελευταία έξι χρόνια, καθιστώντας την ως έναν από τους μεγάλους χαμένους της ναυτιλίας όπως αναφέρεται στην ιστοσελίδα της Wall Street Journal.

Πιο συγκεκριμένα οι γερμανικοί ναυτιλιακοί όμιλοι διαχειρίζονται πλέον ένα στόλο 2.400 εμπορικών πλοίων όταν το 2012 διαχειρίζονταν έναν στόλο αποτελούμενο από 3.800 πλοία. Η συντριπτική πλειοψηφία ωστόσο δεν ήταν...

https://www.naftikachronika.gr/2018/09/25/oi-germanoi-poloun-ta-ploia-tous-stous-ellines/

Royal Princess to Make West Coast Debut in March 2019

Princess Cruises' Royal Princess will debut on the U.S. west coast in March next year. Her maiden voyage will be to the Mexican Riviera.

Princess Cruises is undertaking a $450 million-dollar cruise ship renovation program, and before undertaking the voyage, the ship will undergo a “wet dock” renovation and receive several new features, including new equipment in the Lotus Spa and fitness center and installation of the line's Princess Luxury Bed, created in collaboration with Sleep Doctor Michael...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/royal-princess-to-make-west-coast-debut-in-march-2019

Fire-Damaged Greek Ferry Towed to Shipyard for Repair

On Wednesday, Greek shipowner Anek Lines reported that the fire-damaged ropax ferry Eleftherios Venizelos has been transferred to the shipyard district of Perama, west of Piraeus, where she will undergo repairs. 

Anek extended its thanks to the Piraeus Port Authority, which is managed by China COSCO, for its assistance in responding to the emergency. “We would like to express our special thanks to the PPA . . . for their cooperation and the full support they have provided in all the processes...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/fire-damaged-greek-ferry-towed-to-shipyard-for-repair

Report: Ninety-One States have Cabotage Laws

Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI) has published a new report that explores the nature and extent of cabotage laws around the world.

The report, Cabotage Laws of the World, has identified 91 member states of the United Nations that have cabotage laws restricting foreign activity in their domestic coastal trades. 

The report describes the history of maritime cabotage and traces a number of early rudimentary legal principles. It sets out examples of the many different definitions of cabotage...

https://maritime-executive.com/article/report-ninety-one-states-have-cabotage-laws