|APRIL 22, 2011|
- Truck drivers on strike at Shanghai ports
HUNDREDS of truck drivers staged a strike this week in major container ports in Shanghai, seeking higher freight rates to offset their rising fuel costs, companies and Chinese media said.
- Somali pirates suspected to have hijacked S Korean container ship
A SOUTH Korean container ship has been attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean and is believed to have been hijacked, Seoul officials said yesterday.
- More Russian tankers to ply Arctic route despite cost
RUSSIA'S Sovcomflot will ship 3-4 cargoes of stable gas condensate from north-west Russia to Asia via the Arctic sea this year on behalf of Novatek, a senior Sovcomflot official said on Wednesday.
- Four extra shipments from closing Kenai plant
|APRIL 22, 2011|
- China Shipping doubles LA quay cranes to 16, adds 18 acres to terminal
- Anti-piracy conference calls for another anti-piracy conference
- NYK vessel pulls 27 men from life rafts as their fishing boat burns
- Savannah boxes up 4.5pc in March, but ro-ro breaks record with 36pc hike
- HK-LA spot rate up 6pc to US$897/TEU, but Shanghai-LA off 16pc at US$890/TEU
- Kerry Logistics builds distribution centre for cross-strait cargo in Fuzhou
- Qingdao port container throughput up 17.6pc in first quarter
- Chongqing invests US$258 million in building beltway
- Singapore's March exports increase 10pc year on year
- Indian exports hit all-time high, surge 37.5pc to US$260 billion
- New Orleans container throughput rises 22.8pc in first two months
- Fuel costs plunge American Airlines into US$436 million quarterly loss
- Russia's Volga-Dnepr flies 100 tonnes of oil equipment gear to Congo
- Edmonton to add third runway, deploying sheer size to build transport hub
- TIACA rolls out training programme for East Africa
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- Bulgarian tender for Sofia and Plovdiv airport concessions
Bulgaria is seeking concessionaires on a 35-year base to build a cargo terminal at Plovdiv airport, while the investor in Sofia airport is set to restore operations at an airfield ...
- Switzerland: Streck Transport rolls out new premium service
Streck Transport AG, a Swiss service provider based in M'hlin, has launched Classic24, a new premium service for general cargo. The offer guarantees to collect goods in northw...
- TNT Turkey boosts volumes in 2010
TNT Ekspres T'rkiye registered about a 25% increase in volume in 2010. The company said that the upward trend continued in the first three months of the current year, as the volume...
- BLS Cargo: currency losses impact earnings
BLS Cargo, a private Swiss freight railway founded in 2001, has recovered from the economic crisis. The transport performance rose by 13% to 3362.3 million ntm last year. However, ...
- Freightliner Heavy Haul lands new contract with Quinn glass
Freightliner Heavy Haul recently ran its first train from the Sibelco UK Middleton Towers quarry to Quality Freight's facility at Ellesmere Port (both UK). Freightliner was tr...
- Estonian Railways hauled more boxes than ever in Q1/2011
Estonian Railways transported 8.046 million teu in Q1/2011, according to the balticnews, which quoted the rail operator Aripaev. This is 74% more than in the same period in...
- A trip on Moscow-St Petersburg toll highway to cost over EUR 60
The deputy director of the Russian highways authority Avtodor, Sergei Kelbach, has said that the charges to use the planned Moscow-St Petersburg motorway will be RUR 3.62 (EUR 0.09...
- Boeing and Australia announce order for fifth C-17 Globemaster III
The Commonwealth of Australia has signed an agreement with the US government to acquire a fifth Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter. The purchase allows the Royal Australian...
- Lufthansa Cargo adds Dhaka to timetable
The German carrier Lufthansa Cargo is continuing to expand its network in South Asia and now offers clients flights to Bangladesh for the first time. As from yesterday (20 Apr...
- Damco employs "fresh" manager for first time
Damco Germany GmbH, one of the world's leading logistics service providers, recently appointed Heiko Lembcke as its reefer business development manager. It is a new position that D...
- Ports in France hope to see strike ending
The new collective agreement for employees of the French seaports has now been signed by the port workers' unions, the national port union UPF and the federation of stevedoring com...
- New Italian company Master Projects & Logistics
Master Projects & Logistics, established in late 2010, is a 50:50 partnership between Tarros SpA and Paolo Pellegrini and Gianni Lena, two maritime operators with decades of ex...
- Inland port of Linz posts good business results
The Upper Austrian inland port of Linz, a member of the Linz AG group, was able to boost its business last year. Linz AG's executive board director, Erich Haider said that the resu...
- MOL and Hafnia agree to jointly operate new LR1 pool
On 1 May, Straits Tankers Pte Ltd, a MOL and Hafnia Management strategic joint venture that has been established in Singapore, will be ready to market 25 coated LR1's, entered...
- Gazeley leasing new logistics areas near Frankfurt
The UK-based global property developer Gazeley has rented more space in the Magna Park Rhein-Main logistics park near Frankfurt/Main (Germany). A major logistics service provider i...
- Fiege and LG Electronics step up collaboration in Czechia and Hungary
The Fiege Group, based in Greven (Germany), and LG Electronics (LGE) are stepping up their collaboration in Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary. The recently signed agreement encompasses...
- Panalpina strengthens its cold chain for healthcare customers
Panalpina, a Basel (Switzerland)-based logistics and transport service provider, has become one of the world's biggest qualified Envirotainer providers (QEP) for active cooling sol...
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- Huntington Ingalls hires former House Seapower panel staffer
- Strategic Marine signs contract for two crewboats
- STX Finland to overhaul Saipem pipelay semi
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- Port of Seattle names winners of Sea-Tac environmental awards
- Horizon Lines takes home Lowe's Platinum Carrier honor
- Crowley continues string of Toyota quality awards
- Maersk Line presented with FMC Chairman's Earth Day Award
- American Railcar reopening Ohio Castings operation
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- CMA CGM wraps up $945m bond sale
Successful sale of bonds generates strong demand from investors
- Grand ambitions
Grand China Shipping has mapped out a long-term agenda which is not going to be derailed by short-term pressure on the bottom line
- Business is business
The basis on which DNV suffered a three-month suspension on its classification activities in Chinese shipyards seems risibly tenuous
- Qatar Navigation operating revenues up 24%
First quarter operating revenues reach $146m
- Grand China eyes new loop as it begins box shipping foray
Long Beach call marks aim to become world's top 20 container lines within four years
- BP lawsuit seeks to spread blame for Deepwater Horizon spill
Launches $80bn legal action against Transocean, Halliburton and blowout preventer designer
- Eredene raises $49m from share placement
Indian ports infrastructure investor raises '30m ($49.8m) in a new share placing
- Japan output set for rebound in 2012
New OECD report says extended downturn unlikely in wake of earthquake and tsunami
- Somali pirates seize Italian bulk carrier
The Rosalia D'Amato hijacked off 350 nm of Salalah with 22 seafarers onboard
- Rail works will not hit Richards Bay exports
Terminal says additional stockpile in place during partial closure
- Hanjin boxship freed after navy action
South Korean warship intervention leads to release of Hanjin Tianjin
- Playing the system to stay afloat
Banks are still supporting owners' efforts to reorganise finance and avoid the risk of default
- Transpacific faces capacity headache
Full of confidence from 2010, lines are now left with too many services as the supply curve looks like it will run well ahead of demand in 2011
- Hutchison move could be good for business trusts
Listing on the Singapore exchange using the business trust vehicle might see competition intensify
- Happiness at work will not solve the issue of piracy
How can young seafarers be 'happy' in their career when the constant threat of piracy is looming on the horizon ' and little is being done to stop it?
- Indian Navy's action should be lauded
The action of Indian Navy in tackling piracy has met unequivocal success and therefore should be lauded internationally
- Rate warnings went unheard
Shippers should have worried about rate instability when they dressed to kill liner conferences
- New German shipowner targets small bulker sector
Auerbach Schifffahrt has taken control of its first vessel, Maple Ingrid
- Brittany Ferries eyes LNG-powered ships
Working with STX Europe to develop designs for LNG and electric dual-fuel ferries
- Contract breach warning as crew refuse to take ships near Fukushima
It is still too early to judge the overall impact of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on the shipping industry
- Reconstruction boom fails to emerge in Japan
Data shows the impact of earthquake on ship calls lasted only a couple of days ' but analysts say predicted upturn from rebuilding may not materialise
- Turkey shines out as green recyling pioneer
HMS Invincible deal reflects decades of rising standards
- Golar wraps up $500m West Java contract
Concludes negotiations for an 11-year time charter contract for FSRU off Indonesia
- Navies need more muscle to take on pirate motherships
BW Group boss calls for UN resolution to allow military to take pre-emptive action
- Chances 'fairly high' for boycott says head of Indian seafarers'union
A refusal to work in pirate infested waters could affect oil prices
- First Ship Lease Trust dragged down by low spot rates for tankers
Posts a net loss of $2m in the first quarter of 2011 as distribution per unit falls by 37%
- Seacor profit trebles despite less Deepwater Horizon work
Records profit of $11.2m on revenues of $472.3m for the first quarter
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- Viterra inks Montreal lease
CANADIAN grain major Viterra has signed a deal to lease and operate the Montreal Port Authority's grain terminal, starting 1 July
- Deepwater Horizon battle erupts into courts
BP HAS filed a flurry of lawsuits in an attempt to offset its huge financial losses from the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster
- Pirates seize Italian bulker
PIRATES seized an Italian bulker with 21 crew members off Somalia today, according to EU NAVFOR
- Russia, China squabble over oil pricing
RUSSIA'S Transneft told Fairplay today trust has broken down between Russia and China over crude pricing
- Libya dodges sanctions with oil transfers
LIBYA'S regime is conducting ship-to-ship reloading at a Tunisian port to dodge sanctions, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
- Subscriber notice
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- Brunswick ro-ro sector thrives in US
GEORGIA'S Brunswick port said today it raised the number of vehicle and machinery units transported in ro-ros in March by 35% year on year
- Truck drivers strike at Shanghai ports
A STRIKE by hundreds of truck drivers has disrupted work at Shanghai port, IHS Global Insight reported today
- Suez revenues finally rise
REVENUES from the Suez Canal rose in March for the first time this year, IHS Global Insight reported today
- Sandstorms stymie Kuwait
VESSEL movements from Kuwait ' the world's fifth-largest crude exporter ' are reportedly suspended today because of severe sandstorms
- Grain ban costs Novorossiysk
RUSSIA'S only publicly listed port, Novorossiysk Commercial Seaport Co, has issued its year-end financial report showing a 6% fall in revenues to $635M
- FSL posts $2M in losses
SINGAPORE'S First Ship Lease Trust has posted $2M in net losses for 1Q2011, reversing $700,000 in net profits for the same period last year
- La Havre box traffic falls by 14%
TRAFFIC at France's leading box port Le Havre plummeted 14% in the first quarter from that part of 2010
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- USA Truck Loses $2.7 Million Despite Revenue Growth
Truckload carrier USA Truck lost $2.7 million in the first quarter despite a 17.4 percent surge in overall revenue to...
- GATX Profit Rises 6.4 Percent on Rail Demand
Railcar lessor GATX sees a tightening market for freight cars, as utilization rises in its equipment fleet and lease renewal...
- Charleston Containers Grew 5.7 Percent in March
The container volume handled by the Port of Charleston increased 5.7 percent in March from a year earlier even though...
- Short Line Railroads See 9 Percent Traffic Gain
North America's small and regional railroads are enjoying a surge in traffic so far in 2011, with overall volume up...
- Rotterdam Screening Ships from Japan for Radiation
The Port of Rotterdam Authority detected no radiation above prescribed standards on five vessels that left Japan after March 14...
- Chinese Truckers Protest High Fuel Costs, Private Fees
Chinese truck drivers are striking this week in Shanghai due to rising fuel costs and increased fees charged by private...
- USPS Starts Regional Parcel Service
The U.S. Postal Service, looking for more package business from online retailers, is launching a regional parcel delivery service with...
- TUI Sets May Deadline for Hapag-Lloyd Bids
TUI, co-owner of Hapag-Lloyd, asked Chinese group HNA and Oman's Onyx Investments to make binding bids for a stake in...
- KCS 1Q Profit Leaps 91 Percent to $63 Million
Kansas City Southern, the smallest of the North American Class I railroads, posted a $63 million profit in the first...
- Eurogate Profit Surged 30 Percent in 2010
Eurogate, Europe's largest container terminal operator, increased 2010 net income 28.9 percent from a year ago to $89.3 million, as...
- Canadian Pacific Profit Falls 67 Percent to $36 Million
Canadian Pacific Railway saw its first quarter earnings plunge 67 percent from a year earlier to nearly $36 million (U.S....
- Hanjin Boxship Escapes Pirate Attacks
A South Korean naval ship Thursday rescued a Hanjin Shipping container ship that had been attacked by pirates in the...
- Cosco, Hanjin Add Prince Rupert Services
Canada's West Coast port of Prince Rupert will add two new weekly trans-Pacific services in May, one by China Ocean...
- Heavy Truck Orders Jump 20 Percent
The backlog in Class 8 truck orders reached levels in March not seen since 2006, as net orders jumped almost...
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- Belgium ports down but still up
- Yusen and NYK Logistics join forces
- US Toyota prepares for more production cuts
- CSAV average rate decline stemmed
- Italian bulker pirated; Hanjin boxship rescued
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- CMB sings bulker blues
Bocimar parent "does not expect a fundamental rebound" in the cape market as bulkers battle break even rates.
- DNV backs anti-piracy DVD
Norwegian class giant helps US security firm gain traction in race to combat piracy.
- Teekay's two cents
Peter Evensen spreads the wealth as Teekay daughter boosts first-quarter distribution by 5%.
- Qatar Nav's profit slumps
Company says drop in first quarter figure is misleading because of the takeover of compatriot Q-Ship last year.
- Hanjin ship safe
Boxship escapes hijacking in the Indian Ocean after crew hide in citadel, reports say.
- Superyacht brokerage cut
Appeal court cuts commission payable to Nicholas Edmiston over $350m sale of Boris Berezovsky newbuilding.
- New5 in Numb3rs
Cheng-Vanderperre joint-venture is out of ships while Sammy Ofer is shuffling his newbuilding orderbook.
- Going gangbusters
A puzzler from the demolition market, shipbuilding after the flood and an arid dispute over bunkers.
- Braemar recovery warning
London-listed broker says bulker owners will have to wait another six months before post-tsunami rebuilding pumps up demand.
- Seacor's profit soars
New York-listed company reports healthy gains despite Deepwater Horizon effect wearing thin.
- ACM Shipping on target
Johnny Plumbe-led broking house says its full-year results will line up with expectations despite slack tanker market.
- Italian bulker snatched
Perseveranza Spa Di Navigazion ship hijacked in the Arabian Sea, Naples-based owner confirms.
- Keppel cut to hold at RBS
British investment bank says shares in the world's largest oil rig builder have "limited upside".
- Steel usage set to grow
World Steel Association is forecasting 5.9% and 6% increases in global steel consumption in 2011 and 2012.
- Hanjin boxship attacked
Somali pirates have targeted a South Korean containership in an early morning attack in Indian Ocean.
- K Line PCC given all clear
Japanese-owned ship given the green light to unload cargo at Port of Antwerp after radiation sweep.
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- Union Pacific Q1 profit up 24%
Union Pacific Corp. said Tuesday it had first quarter net profit of $639 million, 24 percent more than in the first quarter of 2010. Operating revenue was $4.5 billion, 13 percent more than in the first quarter 2010. The railroad saw volume growth...
- ANS feeds Atlas' exports to South America
Airline Network Services and Atlas Air have joined to launch export air shipments from the U.S. West Coast to South American markets. Tubbesing Atlas Air operates the world''s largest Boeing 747 freighter fleet. General service agent ANS, based in ...
- Yang Ming alters intra-Asia loop
A Yang Ming-led intra-Asia service connecting China and Indonesia has undergone some changes, according to research by American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data. The line's PAS service, which it previously operated with STX Pan Ocean, has a revised r...
- Maersk to raise eastbound transatlantic rates
Maersk Line said this week it will raise rates from the United States, including Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to northern Europe effective May 15. The increase is $125 20-foot container and $250 per 40-foot, 40-foot high cube, or ...
- Hainan-TS Lines add 2nd transpacific loop
A new transpacific service offered by Hainan PO Shipping and TS Lines has begun operating, according to American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data. The two lines' TP1 service, with a rotation of Ningbo, Shanghai, Long Beach, Oakland and Ningbo, will o...
- Pirates attack Hanjin containership
Hanjin Shipping said one of its container vessels was attacked by pirates near the Gulf of Aden early Thursday morning. The 6,500-TEUHanjin Tianjinwas heading eastbound to Singapore from Europe when the attack occurred. TheTianjinis deployed on the...
- Big changes on Maersk AE7 loop
A Maersk Line service between Asia and Europe is undergoing significant rotation and capacity adjustments, according to research by American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data. Maersk has dropped two ships from its AE7 loop -- taking it from 12 to 10 ...
- Answering the 40,000-member question
- Fewer, smaller, faster ships
Big changes on Maersk AE7 loop A Maersk Line service between Asia and Europe is undergoing significant rotation and capacity adjustments, according to research by American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data. Maersk has dropped two ships from its AE7 lo...
- Railroads' results mixed
Union Pacific Q1 profit up 24%Union Pacific Corp. said Tuesday it had first quarter net profit of $639 million, 24 percent more than in the first quarter of 2010. Canadian Pacific 1st quarter profit dropsCanadian Pacific Railway reported first quar...
|APRIL 21, 2011|
- Fujairah bunker prices up
Wide spread in prices.
- Fuel oil stocks at highest level for over six months
Arbitrage arrivals at six-year high.
- Bunker markets firm in Rotterdam and Hamburg
Limited avails in Piraeus.
- Biofuels needed in fight to reduce shipping's emissions
IEA report says biomass derived fuels could be key technology to reducing CO2.
- Bunker supplier reaches settlement with Turkish shipping company
O.W. Bunker had filed a case with US court.
- Distillates leading growth in Rotterdam Q1 bunker sales
Overall sales only slightly up year-on-year, but growth in distillate sales continues.
- Change in regulations will help cruise ships save fuel
Gibraltar's Deputy Chief Minister says ships will be encouraged to remain at berth.
- Bunker prices at major ports rise before Good Friday
High demand for bunkers at Busan, says local source.
- Shanghai bunker avails tight till month-end
Surge in demand due to 'very competitive prices' at the port, say traders.
- LNG bunkers not 'only' option for green shipping
More can be done with current vessel designs for environmentally friendly shipping, says Maersk exec.
- Rosneft loads fuel oil at new Russian terminal
Loads approximately 93,000 mt of fuel oil to Aframax tanker Primorsky Prospect.
- Yujin renews charters for bunker tankers
Manages to 'minimise' reductions in charter rates, it says.