Abu Dhabi Ship Building wins $952m contract with UAE Navy

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a leader in the new build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, has been awarded an AED3.5 billion ($952 million) contract by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and UAE Navy, to build Falaj 3-class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).  


Preventing COVID-19 onboard

At a time when the number of COVID cases increases and many ports and countries operate with differing COVID-19 regulations, we encourage ship operators to review their crew change management plans, implement all relevant recommendations set out in the revised IMO supported protocols for crew changes and travel, and continue to promote compliance with proven health measures such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette and use of masks.


The Port of València moves 479,171 containers in April and sets monthly and year-on-year records

Data on goods movements and container traffic from Valenciaport for the month of April show that the port facilities managed by the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) have closed the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2021, the Valenciaport docks operated 479,171 containers, i.e. 26,687 TEUs (standard 20-foot container) more than in April 2019, the year without the pandemic. In relative figures, this represents a growth of 5.9%, while compared to April last year, the increase is 9.9%.