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Hijos de J. Barreras to build Naviera Armas’ largest ever ro-pax
The long-awaited newbuilding contract for what will become the largest ro-pax ever in the history of Naviera Armas has now been officially signed with Hijos de J. Barreras, the Vigo-based shipbuilder with whom the Canaries-headquartered ferry operator has a longstanding relationship.
Havila Kystruten ordering two passenger ships with Barreras
Vigo based shipyard Hijos de J. Barreras have secured an order for 2 coastal passenger ships by Havila Kystruten. The vessels are to be employed on the traditional Norwegian Hurtigruten service. http://cruisedeck.de/hijos-de-j-barreras-buchen-order-von-havila-kystruten-ein/
Restrictive practices fined in Vigo
In Spain, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), or the National Commission on Markets and Competition, has fined five stevedoring companies and five port unions for illegal agreements that have restricted competition in the Port of Vigo. These have kept prices artificially high and undermined the competitiveness of the port. According to the ruling, these agreements prevented the loading and discharge of finished vehicles and the receipt and delivery of goods by non-stevedores. "This goes against the relevant legislation, which gives freedom to companies to decide the composition of their workforce in activities that are excluded from [rules governing stevedoring],” said the CNMC.Source: Port StrategyNews schreiben