Construction & infrastructure

Stefano Messina, chairman, AssArmatori

Italian shipowners’ leader Stefano Messina has called for the construction of a bridge to replace Genoa’s collapsed Morandi Bridge “in the shortest time possible”.


LNG ship

With Middle East energy groups struggling to develop LNG projects, some players are turning to floating storage and regasification units to help access new markets.


East Coast Rail Link

With a new, economically assertive prime minister in place, Malaysia looks set to re-evaluate its trade policies and relationships with superpowers China and the United States.


CMA CGM Otello departing Tanjung Priok

Jakarta has invested billions in upgrading its ports and shipping lanes in recent years. It is beginning to pay off, but it is well behind meeting its targets.


LNG bunkering at the Port of Antwerp

LNG-fuelled ships are expected to make up 11% of the global fleet in 2030. Crew accustomed to working on ships fuelled by heavy fuel oil must be prepared to deal with this new fuel's unique safety risks.


Contract signing (from left, Busan Port Authority president Woo Ye-jong and KOGAS president Chung Seung-il)

Busan Port Authority and KOGAS will jointly explore and research methods in which LNG bunkers can be efficiently delivered to ships calling at Busan.


Malaysia has suspended construction on the East Coast Railway Link project. Credit: US Rail

The new Malaysian government has halted the ECRL project a day after finance minister Lim Guan Eng called for a sharp price reduction following his discovery that the actual cost is nearly 50% more than estimates under the previous government.

 


Kronor notes

Ystad on Sweden's southern coast, is expanding to handle larger ships and increased cargo.