Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Maritime News

French Ferry Operator SNCM to Seek Court Protection Next Week -Source

France-Corsica ferry operator SNCM will file for court protection next week, a source close to the company told Reuters on Wednesday, which will clear the way

October 29, 2014
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Friday, August 1, 2014

German Lawmakers Push to Stop French Warship Delivery to Russia

Lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party are pressuring the government to prevent France from delivering two warships to

August 1, 2014
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Maritime News

Mexican Ferry Firm Hopes to Buy France’s SNCM

Mexican ferry company Baja Ferries said on Tuesday it hopes to close a deal to buy troubled French ferry operator SNCM before November or

June 17, 2014
Total Views: 1

Friday, March 7, 2014
Maritime News

Struggling Ferry Operator SNCM To Order 4 Ships

Loss-making France-Corsica ferry operator SNCM, which is partly owned by French water and waste group Veolia Environnement, plans to order four new ships, an

March 7, 2014
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Seine-Nord Canal Project Could Make The Cut, Audit Shows

The cost of a stalled waterway project to link France's Seine river to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands could be cut by around 40 percent to 4.5 billion

December 11, 2013
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

France To Allow Private Security On Shipping Fleet

France will allow private security forces to protect its shipping fleet against the threat of piracy with armed guards, the French government said on

December 3, 2013
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

EU Ruling Could Be Final Straw for French Ferry Operator SNCM

The European Commission has told France to recover 440 million euros ($595 million) in illegal state aid from long-struggling ferry operator SNCM, threatening

November 20, 2013
Total Views: 6

Monday, November 4, 2013
ship emissions

ICS Questions France Over New CO2 Reporting Requirements

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling into question new rules implemented by the French government concerning CO2 reporting requirements for

November 4, 2013
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

France’s CGT Union Calls For July 4th Port Strike

France's powerful CGT union has called for a 24-hour strike on July 4 in all French ports, which is likely to disrupt grain, oil and gas traffic at the

July 3, 2013
Total Views: 1

Friday, December 28, 2012

Oasis Order Provides a Welcomed Jolt to French Shipbuilding Industry

By Mimosa Spencer and Nadya Masidlover PARIS–A contract worth more than 1 billion euros (1.33 billion dollars) to build a 5,400-passenger cruise ship for

December 28, 2012
Total Views: 4

Monday, October 15, 2012

British And French Battle Over Scallops

It has been well over a century since the British and French have battled over navigation of the narrow strip of water which separates these two countries

October 15, 2012
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

More Than a Decade Later, Total Loses Battle Over MV Erika Oil Spill

(Bloomberg) — Total SA lost its bid to overturn a ruling holding it responsible for the 1999 oil spill following the sinking of a tanker it had hired.

September 25, 2012
Total Views: 258

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Power of the Ocean – Huge Waves and Heavy Seas | 3 Incredible Videos

In the words of the great John Bossie “Mother Nature and the Sea are extreme forces that must be respected at all times.” Here are some videos that

July 25, 2012
Total Views: 103

Thursday, June 14, 2012
French guyana

France Blocks Offshore Exploration in French Guyana, Royal Dutch Shell and Partners Standing By

(Dow Jones) Citing environmental concerns, France Wednesday suspended offshore oil exploration drilling permits in its overseas district of Guyana, a move that

June 14, 2012
Total Views: 69

Monday, July 11, 2011
GDF suez offshore windfarm

France Boosts Investment In Wind Energy

(Dow Jones)–The French government announced Monday the launch of a EUR10 billion tender offer to build five off-shore wind farms, in a bid to muscle up

July 11, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Container Traffic Severely Disrupts French Ports

PARIS (Dow Jones)–The flow of containers has been severely disrupted at most French sea ports as workers strike over a number of issues including pension

February 10, 2011
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Air France Flight 447 – Commercial Ships Race To Assist

  Brazilian Air Force and Navy assets are currently being deployed to the crash zone of Air France Flight 447 . The BBC tells

June 2, 2009
Total Views: 22

Saturday, April 5, 2008
Maritime Security

La Ponant Captured By Somali Pirates

BBC News tells us: The French military are continuing to track a luxury yacht seized, with its crew, on Friday by Somali pirates. There has been no contact

April 5, 2008
Total Views: 240

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Cargo Ship Beached in France – M/V Artemis

Like the Zhen Hua near Rotterdam, the Den Den in India and the Pasha Bulker in Newcastle Australia the Cargo Ship (actually it’s a container ship)

March 19, 2008
Total Views: 319

Monday, January 14, 2008

English Channel Abandoment – M/V Ice Prince

Last night the timber ship M/V Ice Prince became unstable and was abandoned in the English Channel. The Press Association tells us: Attempts are to be made to

January 14, 2008
Total Views: 13