The Port of Barcelona increased container traffic by 15% and set new records of activity in 2018

The Port of Barcelona increased container traffic by 15% and set new records of activity in 2018

The Port of Barcelona closed FY 2018 with record results in the main traffic indicators and reinforces its role as the main facilitator of export activity, aimed at increasingly diversified and further distant markets. …
Feb 5, 2019 /  Curious
Baleària’s first LNG ferry starts commercial operations

Baleària’s first LNG ferry starts commercial operations

Spanish shipping company Baleària said its first LNG-fueled ferry, Hypatia de Alejandría (see also CruiseMapper), completed its first commercial trip between Barcelona and Palma, starting …
Jan 31, 2019 /  Vessels
Grandi Navi Veloci’ ferry Excellent collides with crane in Barcelona Port causing fire (Video)

Grandi Navi Veloci’ ferry Excellent collides with crane in Barcelona Port causing fire (Video)

A passenger ferry Excellent (see also CruiseMapper) collided with a loading crane in bad weather in Barcelona's port on Wednesday morning causing a fire. The port authorities said that there were no injuries …
Oct 31, 2018 /  Accidents
Fincantieri to renew two Grimaldi cruise ferries - Cruise Roma and Cruise Barcelona

Fincantieri to renew two Grimaldi cruise ferries - Cruise Roma and Cruise Barcelona

Fincantieri and the Grimaldi Group signed a letter of intent for the lengthening and refurbishment program for the cruise ferries “Cruise Roma” and “Cruise Barcelona”. The construction of the two …
Mar 6, 2018 /  Vessels
Euro Marine Logistics (EML) appoints Transcoma as new agent in Barcelona

Euro Marine Logistics (EML) appoints Transcoma as new agent in Barcelona

On 1 January, Transcoma - Transportes y Consginaciones Marítimas S.A., was appointed general agent of the shipping company specialized in ship Car-Carrier, Euro Marine Logistics (EML) in Barcelona. Established in …
Feb 6, 2018 /  Curious
Four newbuild tankers for AET as fleet rejuvenation continues

Four newbuild tankers for AET as fleet rejuvenation continues

In two separate ceremonies at South Korean shipyards this week, leading tanker owner – AET – has named and welcomed four newbuild tankers into its fleet. At Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea on …
Jan 26, 2018 /  Vessels
Hyundai Merchant Marine launches ‘-60ºC Ultra-Freezer’ Service

Hyundai Merchant Marine launches ‘-60ºC Ultra-Freezer’ Service

HMM proves its technical superiority through the ultra-freezer service HMM expects to improve profitability with 4~8 times higher freight rates of the high-value business. Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announced …
Jan 25, 2018 /  Curious
Hutchison Ports BEST terminal in Barcelona increases capacity

Hutchison Ports BEST terminal in Barcelona increases capacity

Hutchison Ports BEST terminal in Barcelona has increased its ability to handle the world’s largest container ships by increasing the height of three ship-to-shore gantry cranes at the semi-automated terminal. The …
Jan 24, 2018 /  Curious
Cepsa becomes first supplier of RMK500 marine fuel in the Port of Barcelona

Cepsa becomes first supplier of RMK500 marine fuel in the Port of Barcelona

The Company strengthens its fuel supply operations for ships in the Mediterranean Cepsa is the only supplier in Barcelona of this type of fuel for large tonnage vessels Cepsa has started marketing RMK500 fuel in …
Aug 24, 2017 /  Curious
Spain’s first LNG engine for passenger ships launched

Spain’s first LNG engine for passenger ships launched

Gas Natural Fenosa and Baleària officially launch Spain’s first natural-gas engine for passenger boats, in the Port of Barcelona The first of its kind in Spain, the goal behind the project …
Mar 6, 2017 /  Curious