Fincantieri teams with bank, gas company on LNG port infrastructure

Fincantieri signed a preliminary agreement with Italian investment bank Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) and natural gas infrastructure company Snam aimed at identifying and implementing medium-term strategic projects for port facilities in Italy and sustainable technologies for maritime transport.

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Bergen to cap daily cruise calls, tie fees to environmental performance

This story first appeared in Cruise Europe's December newsletter. It is reproduced here with permission from Cruise Europe.

The increase in numbers of cruise passengers and ships visiting Bergen has led to increased criticism of cruise tourism from the residents of Bergen, politicians and the media. This year the Norwegian port received 342 calls, up 31 on 2017.

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Plans move ahead to supply LNG bunkers across the Med

No fewer than 43 MedCruise member ports are willing to provide LNG bunkering for cruise and commercial vessels, the association’s Sustainability and Environmental Issues director Valeria Mangiarotti explained to Seatrade Cruise News during a visit to her home port of Cagliari in Sardinia last week.

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