Italian government bans cruise ships from VeniceThe Italian government has declared that large cruise ships will be temporarily diverted from Venice to Marghera, a mainland industrial port located across Venice.
MSC Grandiosa resumes its Mediterranean program after short pauseThe MSC Grandiosa is cruising again, having left the port of Genoa in Italy last night to resume, as scheduled, routine seven-night cruises in the Mediterranean after a brief interruption of operations during the holiday season.
Italian government goes to court over tax exemptions to local portsAccusations of state funding connected to tax exemptions for local ports have been rejected by the Italian government.
Costa Cruises to restart operations in Italy on January 31The Costa Deliziosa will sail the route originally intended for the Costa Smeralda, with three, four and seven days of itinerary options.
Italian Navy frigate rescues wounded crewmember after pirate attackOn Saturday, following a pirate attack on the Zhen Hua 7 heavy lift ship in the Gulf of Guinea, Federico Martinengo, an Italian navy frigate, came to the aid of the vessel and rescued a wounded crewmember.
Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises completes Italy's first LNG bunkeringThe Costa Cruises brand of Carnival Corporation said that its liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered flagship Costa Smeralda has become Italy's first LNG bunkering vessel.
24-year-old Afgan migrant found dead in a ro/pax ferryAn Afghan migrant's body was found in the vehicle deck of a ro/pax ferry in Ancona, Italy, on Sunday.
Greece argues to to extend the western limit in the Ionian SeaGreece plans to expand the western frontier of its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 miles, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated.
Italian authorities seizes charity rescue vesselItalian authorities confiscated a boat run by a German NGO that rescued more than 200 people stranded at sea last month because it failed to comply with safety regulations, the Coast Guard said on Thursday.
1996-built Carnival Cruise ship sold for recyclingCruise shipping giant Carnival Corporation has sold its cruise ship Costa Victoria, which was designed in 1996, for demolition in Italy.
Mediterranean is gradually opening up to tourismThe Mediterranean is gradually opening up to tourism, hoping to protect what remains of the high season summer.
Italy reconsiders warships sale to Egypt after student murderItaly has not approve the sale by shipbuilder Fincantieri of two warships to Egypt, as the government considers political factors and analyzes the offer, Italian Foreign Minister announced.
Leonardo Da Vinci getting final preparationsPrysmian's new Leonardo Da Vinci, cable-laying vessel is getting ready before being towed for final outfitting from Vard's shipyard in Tulcea, Romania, to Norway.