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One of the Mistral warships in the Saint Nazaire dockyard
25/11/2014 - France - Russia

France suspends Mistral warship delivery to Russia over Ukraine crisis

France has suspended delivery of a high-tech Mistral warship to Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Moscow says it will not take legal action “for the moment”.

A shipyard in the Philippines
27/10/2014 - France - World economy

World’s shipbuilders pitch for 450-billion-euro market at Paris salon

Naval contractors show their wares in Paris this week, pitching for a cut of the 45-billion-euro world market in a sector that is growing despite cuts in government spending.
Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza with french President François Hollande (R) at the Elyqée Palace
30/09/2013 - France - Mozambique

Hollande, Guebuza see work start on big Mozambique ship order

French President François Hollande travelled to the northern French port of Cherbourg on Monday, accompanied by Mozambique’s leader Francisco Guebuza.
The Nantes-Saint-Nazaire port.
28/12/2012 - France - United States

Struggling French shipyard lands major luxury liner contract

An ailing French shipyard has scored a contract worth more than a billion euros to build a luxury liner for an American cruise company.

17/06/2011 - France - Russia

France, Russia sign long-awaited Mistral sale

Russia on Friday signed a contract with France worth over a billion euros to buy two French Mistral-class warships.