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19 January 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:08 GMT+1









18/01/2021Annual traffic down -14% in the port of Amsterdam
In 2020, 74.3 million tonnes of goods were moveded






18/01/2021The port of Antwerp closes 2020 with a new container record. Drop in other goods
In the fourth quarter alone, 59.7 million tonnes (+0.8%) were moveded






18/01/2021The port of Long Beach closed 2020 with a new record for container traffic
Traffic drop in Los Angeles






18/01/2021Last year the port of Civitavecchia moved 106,305 containers (-5.3%)
Musolino: among the objectives of the Mobility Plan of the Region is to increase the capacity of container traffic up to 700,000 teu






18/01/2021On January 28th, an Isfort webinar is scheduled on the Italian port system
Presentation of andrea appetecchia's essay


18/01/2021Studio sulla continuità marittima con la Sardegna del DICAAR dell'Università di Cagliari
Propone un modello misto tra quelli in vigore in Francia e in Spagna






18/01/2021-0.5% drop in the size of new orders to Chinese shipyards in 2020
Completions increased by +4.9%






18/01/2021Annual drop in container traffic moveded by COSCO Shipping Ports
The one passed in CMPort terminals is growing






15/01/2021OOCL ends 2020 with record revenue and load data carried by the fleet
Outstanding performance in the last quarter of the year






15/01/2021The 2021 programming of ocean alliance container ports in Italy is unchanged
At the ports of Genoa and La Spezia there are two services and one service at the port of Trieste






15/01/2021Technical launch of the new flagship of Costa Crociere
The preparation of the ship will now begin at the Finnish shipyard at Meyer Turku






15/01/2021The accident rate at the Genoese container terminal of PSA Genova Pra' is falling
In 2020 it was the lowest ever






15/01/2021Competition for the identification and start-up of innovative ideas in the field of recycling and waste recovery in the port sector
Initiative of the Maremma and Tyrrhenian Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Eastern Ligurian AdSP






15/01/2021Last year, the Port of Hong Kong moved 17.96 million containers (-1.9%)
In the last quarter of 2020 alone, an increase of +1.4% was noted






14/01/2021MIT will provide over five million euros to the AdSP of the Central Adriatic
Positive response to the request for assistance submitted by the institution






14/01/2021Representatives of the port community of La Spezia met the new President of the AdSP
Among the topics addressed, the state of progress of the PRP, investments and work organisation






14/01/2021Approved the Three-Year Operational Plan 2021-2023 of the AdSP of Sardinia
Ok to the Functional Technical Adjustments to the Port Regulatory Plans of Cagliari and Olbia


14/01/2021Il World Shipping Council spiega perché le compagnie marittime containerizzate non sono il problema della supply chain
Carenza di stiva, schedule inaffidabili e volatilità dei noli - sottolinea l'associazione armatoriale - sono conseguenze di una situazione del tutto eccezionale






14/01/2021Gnv Sealand has joined the gnv shipping company's fleet.
It has a capacity of 880 passengers, 2,255 linear meters of rolling stock and 195 cars






14/01/2021The CLI indices continue to show a recovery in the OECD economies
The indication also applies to the euro area including Germany, France and Italy






14/01/2021Last year, PSA's port terminals moveded record traffic of 86.6 million containers
Increase of +1.7% on 2019






14/01/2021In 2020, Chinese import-export grew by +1.9% to a record high
Increase in imports and exports consecutively since last June






13/01/2021Meyer Werft is proposing 600 redundancies and employee representatives are interrupting negotiations
Expected a 40% drop in work activities in the coming years due to the health crisis






13/01/2021Marlink buys ITC Global
It offers satellite communication services to the maritime, energy and mining sectors






13/01/2021Maritime piracy increased by +46% in the last quarter of 2020
A total of 195 accidents occurred last year (+20%)






13/01/2021Rossi has been notified of the confirmation of his appointment as President of the AdSP of the Northern Central Adriatic
He has been at the helm of the institution since the end of 2016






13/01/2021On March 1, DNV GL will simply become DNV
Eriksen: already many customers refer to the company calling it DNV






13/01/2021Assoporti coordinates eu action on the issue of port taxation with MIT
Rossi: strong action will be taken to reaffirm the legitimate expectations of a better assessment of the peculiarity of the Italian port system






13/01/2021Last year Singapore was confirmed as the second largest container port in the world with traffic of 36.9 million teu (-0.9%)
A total of 581.3 million tonnes of goods (-7.2%) were moveded






13/01/2021In 2020 Grendi significantly increased turnover and traffic volumes
Turnover amounted to around EUR 56 million (+12%)






12/01/2021The contribution of liner maritime passenger services to Greek GDP is EUR 13.6 billion
A study highlights the impact of the pandemic on these activities






12/01/2021Swissterminal will manage the three Alsatian river ports of Ottmarsheim, Huningue and Ile Napoléon
A joint venture will be established with the ports of Le Havre and Marseille-Fos






12/01/2021New intermodal rail link between Parma Interporto and Giovinazzo (Bari)
The service includes a commercial stop in Lugo (Ravenna)






12/01/2021Port of Civitavecchia, the TAR Lazio welcomes Medov's appeal regarding the shuttle service of cruise shippers
The order providing for the exclusive rights of the service in favour of Port Mobility had been requested to be cancelled






12/01/2021First route for the air transport of zero-CO2 goods between Europe and North America
Initiative of AIR France KLM Martinair Cargo and Kuehne + Nagel






12/01/2021Assoporti welcomes the government's decision to appeal to the EU Court of Justice on port taxation
The action will be supported by appeals to adiuvandum by the association and the ADSPs






11/01/2021Increase in container traffic in the port of Koper in the last quarter of 2020
Total freight traffic was 4.7 million tonnes (-7.5%)






11/01/2021The race has begun to build a new port hub for container traffic in the Baltic Sea
It will be built in deep water in Swinoujscie






11/01/2021CEVA Logistics acquired Moroccan company ASTI
It is based in Casablanca and the Free Zone of Tangier






11/01/2021ANCIP, Filt, Fit and Uilt welcome the decision to appeal to the EU Court on the taxation of port authorities
For us - underlines the National Association of Port Companies Companies - Law no. 84/94 must be defended at all costs






11/01/2021Carnival expects to close the September-November quarter with a net loss of -$2.2 billion
Planned to leave the fleet of 19 ships






11/01/2021ART welcomed MIT's market audit of maritime links with the islands
40% of the lines previously subsidised by the Stat have been liberalised






11/01/2021Assiterminal, placing port workers among the priority categories for vaccinations
They carry out an activity - underlined the association that is among the "essential services"






11/01/2021Freight traffic in EU ports fell by -17.0% in the second quarter of 2020
In Italy, the decline was -40.5%






11/01/2021Yang Ming and Wan Hai's revenue surges in the latter part of 2020
In the whole year, turnover grew by +1.8% and +12.7% respectively






11/01/2021ONE will activate two new containerised maritime services between Northern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean
They will have weekly frequency and will touch the transhipment hubs of Tanger Med and Algeciras






11/01/2021Forth Ports buys port towing company Targe Towing
The company has a fleet of nine naval vehicles and three more under management






08/01/2021It is a fatal mistake to cancel investments in fleet renewal in pnrr
Messina: it is necessary not to cancel the Marshall Plan for Italian shipping






08/01/2021Assoporti calls for port workers to be included in the categories to be vaccinated as a matter of priority
Sent a note to The Extraordinary Commissioner Arcuri






08/01/2021Exponential growth in Evergreen's revenues in the second half of 2020
In the full year, they totalled about US$7.4 billion (+9.0%)






08/01/2021Ridgemont Equity Partners acquires control of American Seko Logistics
The logistics company was founded in 1976 and is present in 40 countries






07/01/2021HHLA has completed the acquisition of 50.01% of The Trieste Logistics Platform
The Julian terminal will be operated under the name HHLA PLT Italia






07/01/2021CLIA reminds italian authorities that cruises are one of the sectors that has responded best to the health crisis
The association points out that so far cruise ships have ensured the transport of over 60 thousand tourists safely






07/01/2021Sanilog, extended to December 31, 2021 the free package of extraordinary Covid-19 performance
Extraordinary measures are guaranteed through the insurance company UniSalute






07/01/2021United Overseas Group will buy United Arab Chemical Carriers
The company has a fleet of 20 ships for the transport of petroleum and chemical products






07/01/2021New intermodal rail service for semi-trailers Bologna-Cologne of the SMET group
It will be operated on by TX Logistik






07/01/2021The Japanese shipyards JMU and Imabari formed the joint venture Nihon Shipyard
It will have 510 employees and operate in all segments of naval mechanics, excluding LNG vessels






07/01/2021Italy-China agreement on the mutual recognition of maritime certificates
It was signed by representatives of MIT and the China Maritime Safety Administration






07/01/2021Scorpio Bulkers will change its name to Eneti Inc
The change in the name of the company will have to be approved by the shareholders






07/01/2021Tomorrow in Civitavecchia will be the first ship of glenhallen service with Libya
A stopover is planned every three weeks in the first phase






05/01/2021In 2020, containers transported by train between China and Europe by China Railway increased by +56%
12,400 freight trains were operated (+50%)






05/01/2021Wallenius Wilhelmsen puts nine of the 16 ships stopped as a result of the pandemic back into service
They will be used to replace short-term rented units






05/01/2021Costa postpones the restart of cruises in Italy to January 31
"Delicious Coast" will offer three- and four-day mini-cruises or an entire seven-day cruise






05/01/2021Orders for six new 15,000 teu limiters to South Korean shipyards HHI and HSHI
Orders have a total value of approximately $821 million






05/01/2021The EU Commission authorises public support for the recapitalisation of the German tourist group TUI
Public resources of up to EUR 1.25 billion are planned






05/01/2021CLECAT and ESC once again complain that the commercial practices of containerised shipping carriers are undermineing the recovery of the EU economy
Letter to the European Commission






04/01/2021Ship transits in the Suez Canal decreased by -4.3% in the last quarter of 2020
In the whole year it was crossed by 18,829 naval units (-0.3%)






04/01/2021Port taxes in Rotterdam will increase by +1% this year
The three-year agreement with port users has been extended until the end of 2021






04/01/2021In March Baleària will take over the world's first natural gas-powered fast ferry
The ship will have a service speed of 35 knots and a maximum of over 40 knots






04/01/2021Shanghai is the world's first container port for the eleventh consecutive year
In 2020, the Chinese airport moved 43.5 million teu (+0.5%)






04/01/2021Race to identify the company that will choose the dry dock for the port of Gioia Tauro
It will be mainly used for the maintenance of medium and large container containers






04/01/2021Yang Ming has set up its own maritime agency in France
Joint venture with the transalpine Naxco Group






31/12/2020In November freight traffic in the port of Genoa fell by -10.6%, while in Savona - Vado it grew by +9.0%
In the first eleven months of 2020, the two Ligurian airports moveded 53.3 million tons of loads (-15.0%)






31/12/2020ZIM files a registration declaration with the SEC for the launch of an initial public offering
The Israeli company is the tenth largest containerized carrier in the world by fleet capacity






31/12/2020Agreement between Russia's RZD Logistics and Pakistan's Port Link
Among the objectives, to carry out projects in the container transport sector






31/12/2020Public consultation on the first privatisation project of a Brazilian port authority
Procedure for the assignment to private individuals of the management of the Companhia Docas do Espírito Santo and the ports of Vitória and Barra do Riacho






30/12/2020GATX Corporation bought Trifleet Leasing Holding
The Dutch company is the world's fourth largest tanker container charterer






30/12/2020Mutual transfer of maritime-port activities between the United States Saltchuk and Centerline
Fleets of tugs and bettolines get out of hand






30/12/2020The USB criticises the use of fixed-term workers by port terminal operators in Genoa
The organization of work - recalls the union - provides for temporary work to be provided by the port company






29/12/2020Orders to Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for the construction of two 24,232 teu containers
Since the beginning of this year, 53 ships have been ordered from the Chinese shipyard






29/12/2020This month Wan Hai bought container containers for a capacity of almost 39 thousand teu
The total investment is $184.4 million






29/12/2020Freight traffic in the port of Ravenna fell by -23.4% in November
In the first eleven months of 2020, 20.3 million tons (-16.7%) were moveded






29/12/2020Confitarma's appreciation for the return to Italy of the seafarers of the two Italian ships stranded in China
Mattioli: formal recognition of seafarers as key workers is urgently needed






29/12/2020The first ship arrived at the Tanger Alliance container terminal
The landing will officially become operational next month






29/12/2020Tomorrow in Genoa a conference on the port's recovery strategy
It was organized by the Port System Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea






29/12/2020F2i sgr has signed the agreement with VEI Log to acquire MarterNeri
The terminal company is active in the ports of Monfalcone and Livorno






28/12/2020DP World will operate the multipurpose terminal of the Angolan port of Luanda
One billion dollars in investments planned over 20 years






28/12/2020Petrobras will move its European sales office from London to Rotterdam
A plan has been launched to rationalize the international presence of the Brazilian oil company






28/12/2020Kalmar will provide four new reachstackers to Trieste Logistics Platform
The vehicles will be taken over at the beginning of April






28/12/2020Federica Archibugi is the new president of the Young Group of Federagenti
Young people - he stressed when he was appointed - will have to quickly become an asset for businesses






28/12/2020Completed the webinars organized by ICE Agency, Assoporti and UIR
Cycle of meetings between ports, interports and the Italian logistics system with foreign operators






28/12/2020The port of Tanger Med is preparing to close 2020 with record traffic of 5.7 million containers (+18%)
The total volume of goods expected is almost 80 million tonnes (+23%)






28/12/2020Cartel agreement between five South Korean containerised shipping carriers
The goal of Heung-A, HMM, Pan Ocean, Sinokor and SM Line is to increase their competitiveness on Asian routes






24/12/2020Free trade agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom has been reached today
It will enter into force on 1 January






24/12/2020DP World will participate in the construction of the new Senegalese port of Ndayane
An initial investment of over $840 million is planned






24/12/2020The works for the expansion of Genoa Airport have been awarded
The total cost of carrying out the project will be around EUR 20 million






24/12/2020Adriatic Gate Container Terminal reaches 300,000 teu moveded since the beginning of the year
Last year container traffic in the port of Rijeka was 305,000 teu






24/12/2020In 2023-2024, ONE will bring six new container carriers from over 24,000 teu into the fleet
They will be ordered by Shoei Kisen Kaisha at Imabari Shipbuilding and JMU. NYK expects a sharp increase in quarterly performance






23/12/2020Fincantieri completes the acquisition of INSO and SOF
Bono: investment in a sector where very considerable developments are expected, imposed by the pandemic






23/12/2020Minister De Micheli appoints D'Agostino as sole director of Rete Autostrade Mediterranee
He is president of the Port System Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea






23/12/2020The fourth edition of the guidelines for the management of IT risk in shipping has been published
Fry: Cyber security is an arms race between attackers and defenders






23/12/2020Complaint by Ruote Libere for drivers stranded in the United Kingdom in total disinterest of the Italian Government
Franchini: Mr De Micheli's commercials squeal dramatically with the images that colleagues are sending us






23/12/2020Freight traffic in the port of Livorno fell by -15.0% in the third quarter
In Piombino, 1.6 million tonnes of cargo (-7.5%) were moveded






23/12/2020Hapag-Lloyd orders six 23,500 teu containers to DSME
The investment amounts to over one billion dollars






22/12/2020OOCL (Italy) has joined the Genoese Maritime Agents Association
The company employs 25 people






22/12/2020Fincantieri delivered the new Costa Firenze cruise ship to Costa.
It has a capacity of over 5,200 passengers and will start operating from February 28 in the western Mediterranean






22/12/2020The trade unions are calling for a meeting with the Ministry and Moby to discuss Tirrenia
Both contacts - filt, Fit and Uilt stressed - must bear in mind the issue of safeguarding employment levels






22/12/2020Freight traffic in the port of Bremen fell by -18.9% in the third quarter
1.1 million containers (-11.0%) were moved






22/12/2020Port of Gioia Tauro, approved the 2021 budget and the POT 2021-2023
Among the planned works, the construction of the dry dock with an investment of 40 million euros






22/12/2020Also next year THE Alliance will scale the ports of Genoa and La Spezia in Italy
The consortium's new line services configuration will come into force on April 1st






21/12/2020The IMO criticises charterers who exacerbate the problem of changing ship crews
Lim urges them to refrain from requiring the clauses of "no crew change" to be included in the contracts






21/12/2020In the third quarter there was a rebound in the volume of world trade
However, the year-on-year change is negative






21/12/2020In October, container traffic in the ports of Naples and Salerno fell by -3.7% and -7.5% respectively
In the first ten months of this year, total freight traffic at the Neapolitan airport fell by -12.0% while in Salerno it increased by +0.3%






21/12/2020Eighth consecutive month of decline in freight traffic in the port of Koper
In October, 1.27 million tonnes were moveded, a reduction of -31.4%






21/12/2020IACS adopts a new governance model
The aim is to adapt the organisational structure to the rapid evolution of the maritime industry






21/12/2020Analysis of the Fedespedi Study Center on the operational and financial performance of Italian terminal operators
Last year, nine companies in the sector reported a turnover of 590.9 million euros (+1%)






21/12/2020Federagenti reports that the maritime agencies in the passenger sector are on the brink
The federation is calling for 'targeted catering to make it possible for this heritage of enterprises to survive'






21/12/2020The Venezia Lavora Committee urges the city to define what the future cruise of Venice will be
Appeal to all members of the community






21/12/2020Chinese ports have set a new freight traffic record for November
The containers amounted to 24.2 million teu (+8.8%)






21/12/2020Scorpio Bulkers will exit the bulk carrier industry by 2021
The last 25 bulk of the fleet will be sold by next year






18/12/2020ICS and ITF, the ILO's complaint that governments have failed to fulfil their obligations to seafarers, is historic
Mattioli (Confitarma): a formal recognition of seafarers as essential workers by Italy could also be useful in view of the vaccination campaign






18/12/2020The FerCargo Formazione association is born
It was set up by the main Italian railway training centres






18/12/2020Mattioli (Federation of the Sea): the effects of the health and economic crisis on the Italian maritime, port and logistics sector are considerable
The national maritime system must be provided with an appropriate political and administrative framework, he stressed






18/12/2020Carnival Cruise Line has taken over the new Mardi Gras cruise ship.
The unit, of 180,000 tons gross tonnage, was built by Meyer Werft






18/12/2020The recommendations of the working table on the logistics of Covid-19 vaccines were delivered to Commissioner Arcuri
Recommended an industrial approach for the vaccination campaign






18/12/2020Fedespedi, 70% of our companies reported a drop in turnover due to the crisis
Cautious optimism for 2021. Denounced a 'real 'rental bubble''






18/12/2020Pino Musolino has assumed the presidency of the Port System Authority of the Tyrrhenian Sea North Center
Handover with Francesco Maria di Majo






18/12/2020Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti are calling on the government to react promptly to the EU diktat on port taxes
The trade unions denounce the European Commission's desire to distort the legal framework of ads





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