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20 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:06 GMT+2









20/10/20On Monday, a digital conference on air transport
ANAMA and Cluster Cargo Aereo will present the second study of the Air Cargo Observatory by TRT






20/10/20Kuehne + Nagel improved its economic performance in the third quarter
Mitigation of declining revenues and lower costs






20/10/20Norway's Endúr ASA will buy compatriot BMO Entreprenør
The company specializes in the renovation and modernisation of port docks






19/10/20In the port of Valencia new record container traffic for the month of September
477,000 teu (+12.2%)






19/10/20Record of Italy's connectivity index to the containerized maritime transport network
Increase of +10.4% compared to the third quarter of 2019






19/10/20The value of Transocean's shares does not comply with New York Stock Exchange standards
It was less than a dollar a share for a period of 30 consecutive days






19/10/20Cooperation agreement between zim shipping company and Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba
The Israeli carrier's services will be offered through a direct interface with the Asian group's logistics platform






19/10/20LNG bunkering operations will begin shortly in the port of La Spezia
Roncallo: our airport is the first at national level in which such an operation is carried out






16/10/20AIDA Cruises chooses Italy for the cruise restart
Tomorrow the ship "AlDAblu" will sail from the port of Civitavecchia






16/10/20Mattioli (Confitarma): the Italian port system? It could be much more efficient
We are not able, he said, to attract foreign investors






16/10/20Last month freight traffic in the port of Barcelona fell by -15.9%
In the third quarter of this year the decline was -16.6%






16/10/20Yair Seroussi is the new president of Israel's ZIM
He succeeded Ahron Fogel, who held the position for six years






16/10/20Logistics group Geodis buys Poland's Pekaes
The company employs about 1,200 people






16/10/20Duci: The Italian port can benefit from the trade conflict between the USA and China
Almost messianic the president of Federagenti: "once again history seems to give Italian ports, not for merits but for destiny, great opportunities"






16/10/20The Port of Los Angeles has set its new all-time record for quarterly containerized traffic
New peak also of the containers moved in September. Significant growth in imports






15/10/20Container traffic from China's CMPort and COSCO Shipping Ports terminals grew in the third quarter
Increases of 13.1% and 2.7% respectively






15/10/20Freight traffic in the port of Zeebrugge fell by -10.4% in the third quarter
The volume of containerized loads grew by 5.4%






15/10/20Container traffic in The Port of Hong Kong increased by 3.8% last month
In the first nine months of 2020, 13.27 million teu (-3.2%) were handled






15/10/20In August, freight traffic in the port of Koper fell by -29.4%
In the first eight months of 2020 the decrease was -19.6%






15/10/20Hapag-Lloyd expects to close the third quarter with financial results that are far higher than expected
Preliminary operating profit of around 350 million euros (up 38%)






15/10/20Freight traffic in the port of Antwerp fell by -3.5% in the third quarter
Containers amounted to 2.98 million teu (-1.5%)






14/10/20In the third quarter, piracy against ships decreased by -17%
In the first nine months of 2020, there were 132 (up 11%)






14/10/20Win tenders for the reorganization of the iron system in the port of Civitavecchia and for the ferry area
Di Majo: the port authority will benefit from a public contribution of about 100 million euros






14/10/20Rotterdam decides to speed up the electrification of the docks of its port
8-10 projects will be carried out with an investment of around 125 million euros






14/10/20ITF, in the second quarter collapse of air transport and sharp decline of those by sea
Air exports were the first to fall






14/10/20Project to build an international logistics corridor between the ports of La Spezia and Casablanca
The pilot initiative is carried out as part of the EU-funded FENIX project






14/10/20Paolo Spada is the new president of the Association of Maritime Agents of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Vice presidents are Massimo Babich, Carlo Butti and Marco Ciullini






14/10/20Revenues of Evergreen, Yang Ming and Wan Hai during the third quarter
The period was archived with increases in turnover of 11.0%, 2.8%, and 6.9%, respectively






13/10/20London signs agreements with four shipping companies to secure post-Brexit maritime links
Contracts with Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O Ferries and Stena






13/10/20Colombo (Filt Cgil), inconceivable GNV's attitude and actions on self-production
An urgent mapping of permits for self-production in Italian ports is urgently needed, he stressed






13/10/20VSM urges the trade unions to understand the seriousness of the situation on German shipyards
Laken: Today more than ever, our shipyards need social partners with a sense of reality and a sense of proportion






13/10/20The Eastern Sicilian Sea AdSP Management Committee adopted the DPSS
In the medium to long term, the ports of Syracuse, Pozzallo, Gela, Licata and others are expected to be included in the port system






13/10/20Maersk reports better-than-expected third-quarter results
Planned to cut about 2,000 jobs






13/10/20Freight traffic in the Port of Singapore fell by -1.6% last month
In the third quarter of this year, the total handled was 148.2 million tonnes (-3.1%)






12/10/20A seminar on port concessions in Genoa on Friday
It is made and promoted by S.I.Po.Tra. in collaboration with the AdSP of Western Liguria






12/10/20ANCIP denounces a case of self-production of port work in the port of Genoa
The association urges the authorities to investigate and, if so, take action






12/10/20Logistics group DSV promotes road transport for shipments between China and Europe
Offered a 14-18 day transit door-to-door






12/10/20Restored the company's online e-commerce services French CMA CGM
Reactivate the group's computer systems that are blocked by malware






12/10/20Seven successful seafarers at the Covid-19 aboard the re-infused Vega Dream.
One crew member has been hospitalized in Australia, the other six are in solitary confinement on board the ship






12/10/20The AdSP of Sardinia is the first Italian port authority in terms of economic and financial performance
The data emerged from a simulation carried out by VSL Club






12/10/20Completed the training process of the Strategic Planning Document of the Southern Adriatic Port System
Final approval by the Puglia region






12/10/20Indian Jalesh Cruises will not resume the activity that had been suspended due to the pandemic
The cruise company had started operating in April 2019






12/10/20Joint venture Vale - Ningbo Zhoushan Port to build a new port area in the Chinese port of Shulanghu
It will have a traffic capacity of 20 million tonnes






09/10/20Filt Cgil, well the new decree for the implementation of the rules on port self-production
We are ready - the union said - to constantly monitor the authorisations already in place to quickly report to the Mit the interventions of the case






09/10/20The Constitutional Court declares the establishment of the Port System Authority of the Strait of Messina legitimate
The questions of constitutional legitimacy promoted by the Calabria Region are declared unfounded






09/10/20The new container terminal at Calata Bettolo in the port of Genoa will become operational on Monday
Initially the traffic capacity will be 150 thousand teu per year






09/10/20Transport, trade unions and employers have found convergence on self-production in ports
It is - the union specified - focused on port work and the protection of the safety of maritime workers






09/10/20The project to improve accessibility at the port of Piombino has been adopted
Early to 2020 some work in the ports of the Northern Tyrrhenian that had been scheduled in the following annuities






09/10/20MSC Cruises has been certified Biosafe Ship by RINA
It has been assigned to the flagship "MSC Grandiosa"






09/10/20Hapag-Lloyd is optimistic about the prospects for containerized shipping
Habben Jansen: We have almost solved the problem of changing ship crews






08/10/20The pandemic has given e-commerce a big boost, but there are still many challenges to face
Study of logistics group Geodis in collaboration with Accenture Interactive






08/10/20Federal Maritime Commission investigation into how containerized shipping carriers are billed
It is aimed at investigating whether they include companies that are not included in the transport contract






08/10/20Singapore, new standards to ensure the quality and reliability of the bunker supply chain
They cover the upstream process of fuel supply and the requirements of volumetric meters and mass flow meters






08/10/20Weak recovery in the environment of several OECD economies, but the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic alarms
THE GDP of the OECD's major economies will continue to remain below the average trend of long-term economic activity






08/10/20First order for electric propulsion systems for ships at Kawasaki Heavy Indutries
The naval units will be built on the Japanese shipyards Koa Sangyo Co. and Imura Shipyard Co






07/10/20Leading industry groups set up the Sea Cargo Charter to promote the decarbonization of shipping
The aim is to give the tools to choose a maritime transport in line with climate objectives






07/10/20CMA CGM hires the CEO of IBM France
He will lead the company's digital and technological transformation strategy






07/10/20Lloyd's Register sells its energy business
It will be acquired by London-based private equity firm Inspirit Capital






07/10/20European transport associations are urging the EU to adopt a fair and transparent framework for B2B data governance
Among the demands are to define the obligations and responsibilities of data aggregators and to provide financial support for digitisation






06/10/20The WTO expects the volume of world trade to fall by -9.2% this year
In 2021, we expect growth of 7.2%, lower than the previous forecast increase of 21.3%






06/10/20In the third quarter of this year, the number of ships passing through the Panama Canal fell by -10.7%
In the previous quarter, the decrease was -16.9%






06/10/20Memorandum of understanding between the DBTG and FEPORT terminalist associations
Among the objectives is to strengthen the position of the two organizations towards the International Maritime Organization






06/10/20Appointed the new board of directors of Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping
CEO is Alessandro Ranzoli (Alvarez & Marsal)






06/10/20Ukrainian ports closed the first nine months of this year with traffic of 118.78 million tonnes of goods (up 3.7%)
Containers amounted to 772,900 teu (up 8.3%)






06/10/20In the first nine months of 2020, Russia's RZD transported 922 million tonnes of cargo by rail
Volumes down -3.6%






06/10/20Saudi Global Ports has taken over the management of containerized traffic in the Saudi port of Dammam
The company is a joint venture between Public Investment Fund and PSA






05/10/20ITF and JNG are calling on shipping operators to agree that ships can land at ports where crew change is possible
Cotton: We will clash hard with anyone who thinks they are going to get away with targeting seafarers who use their rights






05/10/20SAL Heavy Lift has acquired a majority stake in US Intermarine
The American company has a fleet of seven ships to transport exceptional cargo and project cargo






05/10/20Assoporti presents the 2020 edition of Italian Port Days
The aim of the initiative is to bring people closer to port life and culture






05/10/20Joint venture to leverage 3D printing technology for spare parts for shipping
Agreement between Germany's thyssenkrupp and Norway's Wilhelmsen






05/10/20The debate on working days lost in the port of Genoa due to the health crisis can no longer be postponed
CULMV, Filt Cgil, Fit Cisl and Uiltrasporti urge a comparison with AdSP and terminalists






05/10/20Messina (Assarmatori): The effects of the pandemic on maritime transport have been devastating
It is only by taking on this unprecedented reality, he warned, that the need to take exceptional measures can be grasped






05/10/20Britain's Wincanton sells its container business to compatriot Maritime
Preliminary agreement for a sale worth 1.5 million pounds






05/10/20Adani Ports has completed the acquisition of 75% of the capital of Krishnapatnam Port Co
The stake was purchased for about 1.6 billion dollars






02/10/20On Monday, two Filt Cgil roundtables on shipping and ports
You can follow the events live streamed






02/10/20Restore the IMO's web applications affected by a cyberattack
Still suspended those of the CMA CGM






02/10/20In the port of Ancona new areas for conventional goods, rolling stock and passengers
The prP's functional technical adaptation to the destination of docks 19, 20 and 21 of the south pier is a green light






02/10/20In the third quarter of this year, ships passing through the Suez Canal fell by -5.6%
In the first nine months of 2020, the total was 14,019 naval units, or 1.2%






02/10/20Confetra FVG urges the use of the Regime of Porto Franco in Trieste to create work and development
A motion commits the President of the Region to demand full respect for the extra customs of the port






02/10/20Unlock the works the excavating of the Malamocco-Marghera canal, the main artery of Venetian port traffic
Musolino: the port will soon be able to reconnect with the precious relations with international operators






01/10/20The cruise ship Rotterdamhas been launched in Marghera
Next summer Fincantieri will deliver the unit to the Holland America Line






01/10/20Permanent technical table of comparison between Customs and the Western Ligurian AdSP
It will be set up on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the parties today






01/10/20Spanish port terminalists are calling on the government to take measures to support the category
These include incentives for the use of green means, participation in decision-making processes and a greater presence in the governing bodies of port authorities






01/10/20Patrol of military vessels in areas at risk of piracy is required
This was highlighted by the president of Assarmatori






01/10/20The IMO's computer system has been shut down by malware
IT and security experts are working to restore IT systems






01/10/20Edison and Kuwait Petroleum present their project for an LNG depot in the port of Naples
Among the objectives, to make the port of Naples a hub for the trafficking of naval vehicles with less environmental impact






01/10/20Konecranes and Cargotec announce a merger project
The transaction will lead to the creation of a company that will be the world's leading manufacturer in the port and intermodal crane segment






01/10/20Britain's Saga Cruises has taken over the new Spirit of Adventure.
The ship, built by Meyer Werft, has a capacity of 999 passengers






01/10/20Fincantieri delivered the new Enchanted Princess cruise ship to Princess Cruises
It has a gross stauzza of 145,000 tons and can accommodate up to 4,610 passengers






30/09/20The travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic have strongly affected the operating and financial results of Greece's Attica
The group closed the first half of this year with a -88% drop in gross operating margin






30/09/20Last month, freight traffic in the port of Ravenna fell by -23.2%
In the first eight months of 2020, the decline was -17.4%






30/09/20Appreciation of Uiltrasporti for the statements of the President of Assoporti
Tarlazzi: recognized the essential value of port work






30/09/20Transport is a complaint that Italian transport policies only take into account state coffers
Ecology - emphasizes the association - too often is interpreted as a mantra, while masking special interests






30/09/20Reducing the price of the bunker, efficient ship management and cost containment have enabled containerized companies to deal with the crisis
Analysis of the Faith Studies Centre on the operational and economic performance of major shipping companies






30/09/20Rossi (Assoporti): Now is not the time to open a season of conflict in the ports
According to Admiral Pettorino, the Chinese Silk Road involves an integration of the Italian economic system with issues that go beyond the national interest






30/09/20Still inactive online ecommerce features of the CMA CGM group
The problems caused by a malware have not yet been definitively resolved






29/09/20Japan's Nippon Koei and OC Global will design the new Bangladeshi port of Matarbari
Contract with the government of Dhaka






29/09/20HHLA's share in the new PLT terminal in Trieste will be 50.01%
Titzrath: As the northernmost port in the Mediterranean, Trieste is the southern gateway to Central and Eastern Europe






29/09/20Mein Schiff's 12 seamen were subjected to new rapid tests at Covid-19
The Greek NPHO carried out molecular tests






29/09/20GNV will enhance sea connections to and from Sicily with two chartered ships
The Forza and Tenacia units will be placed on the Genoa-Palermo line, with subsequent upgrade also on the routes to Naples and Civitavecchia






29/09/20Container traffic at Eurokai's port terminals fell by -14.1% in the second quarter
Traffic in the Italian terminals of Contship Italia was 366 thousand teu, with a decrease of -28.1% (down -24.7% net of the volumes moved to Gioia Tauro and Cagliari)






29/09/20Completed the completion of the west dock, north side, of the port of Gioia Tauro
The intervention will ensure the full availability of docks along the entire port channel






29/09/20The German terminal operator HHLA will become the first shareholder of the Logistics Platform of Trieste
D'Agostino: "The most accomplished implementation of the Silk Road does not end in the Belt And Road Initiative of Chinese imprint"






28/09/20European transport is calling on Brexit negotiators to reach an agreement
Raluca (IRU): With the pandemic, the sector lost revenues of 64 billion euros






28/09/20In the April-August period, container traffic at Indian ports decreased by -25.0%
Overall, freight traffic amounted to 245.0 million tonnes (-16.6%)






28/09/20CMA CGM hit by a cyber attack
External access to the group's computer applications has been cut off to prevent the spread of malware






28/09/20ANASPED commends Customs for streamlining customs procedures in the port of Ancona
By mid-month, a large fire had broken out at the airport






28/09/20The broken port community mourns the death of Luigi Salvati
He was the first secretary general of the Port Authority






28/09/20Twelve sailors from the meawing ship Mein Schiff 6 tested positive for Covid-19
New tests will be performed on all crew members






28/09/20In the port of Ravenna, customs procedures are being tested in bulk goods at sea
They account for more than 80% of the traffic handled by the airport






28/09/20In the first eight months of this year, freight traffic at Albanian ports fell by -9.7%
Passengers fell by -77.0%






28/09/20Anek Lines' half-yearly budget is affected by the impact of the pandemic
In the first six months of 2020, revenues fell by -23.6%






25/09/20Agreement between the Italian RINA and the Chinese SDARI for the design and classification of ships in 3D
The creation of a digital interface compatible with the Asian company's projects is planned






25/09/20With the second wave of the pandemic the "slaves of the sea" seem to have even less chance of returning to land
The last count of the IMO: 400,000 seafarers are still stranded on ships without being able to be replaced by colleagues






25/09/20Appeal of Confetra Liguria not to forget the port of La Spezia
Lagalizes: "we cannot even think that it is sufficient at this time to manage the ordinary administration"






25/09/20After the restart of cruises in the Mediterranean, costa will resume operations in Northern Europe next summer
The company announces a 'gradual and responsible restart programme'






25/09/20A giant battery to quickly recharge electric ferries
Stena Group project to reuse lithium-ion batteries from the automotive and transport industries for energy storage in ports






25/09/20From ALIS five strategic proposals to save and support transport and logistics companies
These included the refinancing of Marebonus and Ferrobonus for a further three years and increasing financial endowments for transport incentives in order to rejuvenate the fleet






24/09/20In 2019, the shipping company GNV returned to profit
Vague: the 2020 financial year will inevitably suffer from the Covid-19 emergency






24/09/20Heavy protest by Dutch transport companies over excessive waiting times at the gates of Rotterdam's port terminals
Transport en Logistiek Nederland complains that terminalists have no interest in solving the problem






24/09/20Japan's "K" Line, MOL and NYK expect the April-September half year results to reward shareholders
Expect a decline in revenues






24/09/20CMA CGM will acquire 30% of Groupe Dubreuil Aéro
The transaction includes air companies Air Caraibes and French Bee which have a fleet of 14 long-haul aircraft






23/09/20Mitigation of the trend of declining freight traffic in the ports of Genoa and Savona-Vado
In August, the port of the Ligurian capital recorded a decrease of -10.3%, while the Savoy airport returned to growth with a 2.2%






23/09/20Esben Poulsson has been reappointed president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Vice-President, Gerardo Borromeo, Filipino






23/09/20The setting of an experimental naval unit powered by fuel cell has been set up in Castellammare
Fincantieri will complete construction over the next year






23/09/20In August, the traffic of goods with foreign countries handled by Chinese seaports was 357.5 million tonnes, or 6.1%
In the first eight months of 2020, the total was 2.65 billion tonnes, or 3.8%






23/09/20In the second quarter of this year, freight traffic on the Austrian rail network fell by -19.6%
River transport on the Danube fell by -2.2%






23/09/20Italian participation in the China International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair in Shenzhen
ICE Agency initiative in collaboration with Assoporti and Union Interports Reunited






23/09/20University master on transport infrastructure management companies
It is proposed by the Telematics University Nicholas Cusano






23/09/20He sells the German company, Mr. JOVYATLAS
It was sold to Jacob Waitz Industrie






23/09/20Last month freight traffic in the port of Algeciras fell by -4.9%
In the first eight months of this year, 71.54 million tonnes (-3.6%) were handled






22/09/20An open letter from ECSA, ICS, ETFs and ITFs to the EU calling for an urgent solution to the problem of migrants rescued from ships
Among the requests is to quickly indicate a safe harbor in which to disembark the rescued persons






22/09/20The largest LNG-powered carrier will enter service tomorrow
The "CMA CGM Jacques Saadé" has a capacity of 23,000 teu






22/09/20The ESPO supports the EU's strategy of decarbonising shipping, but calls for financial support for ports
The association proposes that the revenues produced by the inclusion of shipping in the ETS should also be used to promote the construction of alternative fuel infrastructures






22/09/20In August, freight traffic in the port of Barcelona fell by -16.1%
In the first eight months of 2020, the total was 37.05 million tonnes (-17.9%)






22/09/20New Intermodal Link Bari-Novara of Hupac
Initially, three departures will be made per week






22/09/20Scrubbers have a lower climate impact than low sulphur maritime fuels
This is highlighted by a study by CE Delft






21/09/20A new multipurpose terminal will become operational in the Egyptian port of Alexandria in early 2022
Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals is negotiating with international companies to involve them in the management of the landing






21/09/20The European Shippers' Council and the Global Shippers' Alliance are calling for the problem of changing ship crews
A shortage of seafarers, they warned, means that ships will eventually not sail and supply chains will start to freeze






21/09/20Bimco has adopted a new contract model for sale and leaseback transactions of ships
It is specific to second-hand naval units but can also be adapted to new constructions






21/09/20Wednesday the annual meeting of the Confetra
For the first time it will be in digital event version






21/09/20Gkonis (Intercargo): By deciding to include shipping in the ETS on emissions, European politicians have proved to be regional decision-makers with a narrow mindset
The initiative, he complained, risks undermining a global solution on greenhouse gases






21/09/20Fjord Line will cut a quarter of its staff
Ternblom: Cutting costs is the only thing that helps when revenues drop dramatically






21/09/20Forty million for the doubling of the Fincantieri basin in Ancona
Giampieri: it is a great sign of hope for the future






21/09/20In July, freight traffic in the port of Koper fell by -34.7%
In the first seven months of this year there was a decrease of -18.3%






21/09/20A Viking Line ferry has run aground in the archipelago of the Eland
No injuries were reported between the passengers and crew





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