With China Development Bank (CDB) and the Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC) set to sign a cooperation agreement which could be worth many tens of million of dollars, China’s has sought to stress the economic and social benefits of investment cooperation between Chinese and Greek companies as they have been cited as a source of concern for some Western countries.

Paris-based emissions verification body Verifavia announces that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Liberian Registry to offer verification services under both IMO DCS (Data Collection System) and EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification) for Liberian-flagged vessels, the world’s second largest merchant fleet.

Greek shipowners will extend for another 12 months the additional tonnage tax they have agreed to voluntarily pay to help the Greek state meet its financial obligations.

The findings of two studies have added fuel to the fire which has been smouldering between the Greek government and the country’s   shipping community and the European Commission and German Finance minister Wolfgang Schauble.

Shipowner bodies the ICS and ECSA have responded to the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement by urging the EU and People's Republic of China to step up cooperation to forge a global CO2 reduction deal for shipping.

In a rare intervention in political matters Union of Greek Shipowners president, Theodore Veniamis has taken German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble to task over the tax regime covering the Greek shipping industry.

UK maritime union RMT staged a protest over seafarer employment practices outside the 10th European Maritime Day conference taking place in Poole today. 

Korean Register reports it has been accredited to act as a verification body for EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) by Germany’s National Accreditation Body (DAkks), meaning its EU MRV services can be delivered to any ship anywhere in the world regardless of its flag or class.

British ports want trade facilitation to be central to Brexit negotiations, particularly highlighting ro-ro services to the EU.

The UK Government wants to retain “open and frictionless cross-border trade” with countries in the EU as far as possible after Brexit, the Minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union David Jones (pictured) assured 150 plus delegates at a special ‘Keep Britain Trading’ conference in London on Wednesday.

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