Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Shipbuilding

Deadline Looms For ‘Airbus Of The Sea’ Shipyard Deal

MILAN, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s planned acquisition of state-controlled French rival Chantiers de l’Atlantique to create a European “Airbus of the Seas” is facing collapse barring last-minute political...

December 30, 2020
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Defense

France’s Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier Will be Nuclear-Powered -Macron

PARIS, Dec 8 (Reuters) – France’s next-generation aircraft carrier will be nuclear-powered and replace the national fleet’s flagship warship, the Charles de Gaulle, in 2038, President Emmanuel Macron said on...

December 8, 2020
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Tuesday, November 3, 2020
lng ship
Maritime News

French Power Company Engie Pulls Out of Major U.S. LNG Deal

PARIS, Nov 3 (Reuters) – French gas and power utility Engie has pulled out of a major U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) import deal after government concerns about its environmental...

November 3, 2020
Total Views: 56

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Defense

France’s Flagship Aircraft Carrier Heading Home Due to Possible COVID-19 Cases

By Tangi Salaün PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) – France’s flagship aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle is returning to its home port early after about 40 crew members showed signs...

April 8, 2020
Total Views: 9

Friday, November 29, 2019
French Tug-boat Captain
News

France May Scuttle Longstanding Mariner Pension Plan

by Caroline Pailliez (Reuters) – Tugboat captain Jean-Yves Lagarde should be only 10 years from retiring thanks to special benefits for mariners that date back to the 17th century. But...

November 29, 2019
Total Views: 3

Sunday, November 24, 2019
French Base Navale, UAE
Navy

Abu Dhabi To Host HQ For European Safety Of Navigation Mission

by Sylvia Westall (Reuters) – A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as the headquarters for a European-led mission to protect Gulf waters that will be operational soon,...

November 24, 2019
Total Views: 5

Thursday, October 17, 2019
cannes bans cruise ships
Maritime News

Cruise Ships Operators Agree to Pollute Less in French Waters

MARSEILLE, France, Oct 17 (Reuters) – The main cruise ship operators in French waters have agreed on measures to limit pollution caused by their vessels, including hooking up to the...

October 17, 2019
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
bunkering
Maritime News

France Urges Tax on Ship and Airplane Fuel

By Leigh Thomas PARIS, Oct 15 (Reuters) – France wants the European Union to work on creating a tax on airplane and ship fuels as part of a push to...

October 16, 2019
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
cannes bans cruise ships
Maritime News

France’s Cannes to Ban Polluting Cruise Ships

By Michel Bernouin CANNES, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Mediterranean resort town Cannes, France’s fourth-biggest cruise ship port, will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid...

September 24, 2019
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
container shipping
Maritime News

France’s Macron Says Slow-Steaming Needed to Tackle Climate Change

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – President Emmanuel Macron chose this week’s G7 summit to reaffirm France’s commitment to slow-steaming as the best tool to tackle climate change. Mr Macron’s...

August 27, 2019
Total Views: 7

Sunday, August 25, 2019
arctic sea ice
Maritime News

Macron Calls on Shipping Lines to Shun Arctic Route

By James Regan and Irina Reznik (Bloomberg) — French President Emmanuel Macron is calling on container lines to avoid using a new Arctic shipping route to protect the environment. Speaking...

August 25, 2019
Total Views: 6

Friday, February 15, 2019
offshore wind turbines rendering
Maritime News

Big Firms Weigh in as France Looks to Revive Offshore Wind

By Geert De Clercq PARIS, Feb 15 (Reuters) – A French wind power tender has attracted interest from a slew of international energy heavyweights, signalling that France’s offshore wind industry...

February 15, 2019
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier
Maritime News

Macron at Sea Shows U.S.-France Ties Run Deeper Than Trump Spat

By Helene Fouquet and Gregory Viscusi (Bloomberg) — France’s Emmanuel Macron is heading to sea on his biggest warship a day after he suffered a tirade of abuse from Donald Trump. The...

November 14, 2018
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Maritime News

France Confirms Fincantieri-STX Shipyard Deal

By Crispian Balmer ROME, Aug 1 (Reuters) – France hopes Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s takeover of STX France will be wrapped up soon, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday,...

August 1, 2018
Total Views: 10

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Migrants are seen after being rescued by MV Aquarius in the central Mediterranean Sea
News

Migrant Rescue Ship Blocked From Italian Port: Pope Francis Steps In To Patch Relations With France

by Steve Scherer (Reuters) – Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees...

June 14, 2018
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
offshore wind turbines rendering
News

France Set to Become a European Offshore Wind Powerhouse by 2022

By Jeremy Hodges and Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) — Europe’s wind-power industry expects new French offshore turbine installations to overtake the U.K. and Germany by 2022, boosting President Emmanuel Macron’s pledge to increase...

February 6, 2018
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Maritime News

Search Called Off for Missing Quicksilver CEO Lost at Sea

BORDEAUX, France, Jan 31 (Reuters) – France’s coastguard on Wednesday called off searches for the head of the U.S. firm that owns the Quiksilver surfwear brand, a day after his...

January 31, 2018
Total Views: 22

Thursday, January 25, 2018
fisherman protest in French fishermen block the port of Calais halting shipping movements at France's busiest passenger port and a major entry point to Europe for British goods, in protest at losses inflicted by the practice of electric pulse fishing in Calais, France
Maritime News

Protesting Fisherman Paralyze France’s Port of Calais

LILLE, France, Jan 25 (Reuters) – French fishermen blockaded Calais throughout Thursday, halting shipping movements at France’s busiest passenger port and a major entry point to Europe for British goods,...

January 25, 2018
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
cma cgm containerships
Maritime News

France to Promote LNG as Alternative Marine Fuel

PARIS, Nov 21 (Reuters) – France will support the uptake of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a cleaner fuel for ships by encouraging ports to develop the necessary infrastructure, its...

November 21, 2017
Total Views: 7

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Port workers are seen in front of a shipping vessel unloading its cargo in the port of Banjul
Ports

China, France Bid On Gambian Port Upgrade

By Emma Farge (Reuters) Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what industry sources say could be a rival to...

July 8, 2017
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