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03 October 2023 - Year XXVII
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The latest GATS report shows the significant decrease in the total loss of vessels
In 2022, the number dropped by -36%. Sinking, fire/explosion and collision are the most frequent causes of accidents
Johannesburg/Londra/Madrid/Monaco/New York/Parigi/Rotterdam/Singapore
May 31, 2023
Last year, a total of 38 large ships were lost worldwide total of 38 large ships worldwide, a number that represents a decrease of -36% compared to 2021 and is the lowest since the insurance company Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (GATS) publishes its 'Safety & Shipping Review' report, which shows that in 2022 most of the total ship losses total ship losses occurred in the China Sea region South, while the largest number of maritime accidents was recorded in the waters of the British Isles. "The ship losses," noted Commander Rahul Khanna, head of Marine Risk Consulting at AGCS - fell to the lowest recorded in the 12-year history of our annual report and this reflects the positive impact that the safety programmes, training courses, changes in ship design and regulation have had over time.'

Last year, the largest share of ships whose of ships whose total loss was declared was that of units for general cargo, with ten ships lost compared to 30 in 2021. This is followed by fishing vessels with six vessels compared to seven in 2021 and then tugs and passenger vessels, categories that in 2022 both recorded a loss of five vessels compared to two and five, respectively, in the previous year.

Among the causes for the total loss of vessels in 2022 ships, sinking was the most frequent with 20 cases compared to 35 in 2021. This was followed by fire and explosion with eight cases compared to nine in 2021 and collisions with four cases compared to three.

Remarking on the reduction of these serious maritime accidents, Khanna noted that, "although these results are gratifying, several clouds appear on the horizon. More than a year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine,' he explained, the growth of the shadow oil tanker fleet represents a consequence that puts pressure on ship owners, crews and insurers. In addition,' Khanna specified, 'fire safety fire safety and the problem of misdeclaration of goods must be resolved if the industry is to benefit from the efficiency the efficiency provided by ever larger ships. Inflation,' Khanna went on to say, 'is pushing up the cost of claims up the costs of claims related to the body and machinery of ships and the goods transported ships and the goods transported. Meanwhile, despite efforts for the decarbonisation of the sector are progressing, this remains by far the industry's biggest challenge. The economic pressures,' Khanna emphasised, 'could jeopardise vital investments in company strategies, as well as other safety initiatives. as well as other security initiatives.'

Referring to the issue of shadow fleets, with the sanctions on oil that have led Russia and its allies to create a fleet of shadow oil tankers to transport and sell their oil, a fleet estimated at up to 600 ships, Justus Heinrich, global product leader Marine Hull of AGCS - explained that "it is very likely that the shadow fleet will be composed of older ships, operating under flags of convenience with less stringent maintenance standards. The increase in their numbers,' he noted - represents a worrying development, which threatens the world fleet and the environment. A serious accident can cause loss of life as well as damage or pollution uninsured. In May 2023,' recalled Heinrich, 'an uninsured and uncargoed tanker, the Pablo, exploded in exploded in south-east Asia, killing the crew."

Listing the highest risks involved in transport by sea, the GATS report highlights the risk of fire, also in view of the fact that the decarbonisation of entire economic and social activities is increasing the maritime transport of new types of cargo, such as electric vehicles electric vehicles and battery-powered products. In particular, the lithium-ion batteries, which are potentially highly flammable, pose an increasing risk for transport by container ships and car carriers, since it is expected that the battery market will grow annually by a rate more than 30 per cent over the next decade. "Most of ships,' Khanna noted, 'do not have adequate protection, detection and fire-fighting capabilities to deal with such fires at sea. The focus must be on both preventive measures as well as on contingency plans to help mitigate this danger, such as adequate crew training and access to appropriate fire-fighting equipment or the improvement of early detection systems. It would be useful,' he specified, 'ships purpose-built ships for transporting electric vehicles would be useful.'

The report also notes the risk associated with the increasing amount of dangerous goods transported by ever larger ships larger ships, a development that means an amplification of the impact of fires and a worsening of accidents. GATS reported that, analysing almost 250,000 claims in the insurance sector maritime insurance, it found that fire is the cause of the most expensive losses, accounting for 18% of the value of all claims of all claims.

Incorrect declaration of dangerous goods represents a significant element of risk. The report explains that around 25 per cent of all serious accidents on board container ships are due to misdeclared dangerous goods incorrectly declared, such as chemicals, batteries and coal, although many believe this number to be higher. "The incorrect declaration, documentation and packaging of dangerous goods dangerous goods," Khanna pointed out, "can contribute to fuel fires or hinder efforts to contain them. Declaring a cargo as dangerous is more expensive. Therefore, some companies try to circumvent this problem declaring, for example, fireworks as toys or lithium-ion batteries as computer parts. Several large container shipping companies have turned to technology to technology to address this problem by using cargo cargo screening software to detect suspicious bookings and cargo details, while large container operators are containers are imposing penalties. They would welcome,' Khanna standard requirements and penalties for incorrectly declared dangerous goods would be welcome incorrectly declared dangerous goods.
››› News file
AdSP of the East Ligurian Sea, approved the new concessions of the shipyards San Lorenzo, Baglietto, The Italian Sea Group
The Spezia
Expected employment growth of 600 units
Manifest in protection of the Port of Gioia Tauro from the effects of the European Shipping Emissions Directive
Joy Tauro
Appeal "to avert the end of a strategic infrastructure for the future of the Region"
If trade unionists are the holy protectors of the port, Gioia Tauro has the hours counted
Lamezia Terme
From regional secretariats, there is no question of what to do with the EU emissions directive not to penalise the scale of the emissions.
Medlog's new Parisian trimodal terminal will become operational at the beginning of next autumn
The rail-river logistics hub will occupy an area of 112mila square meters in Bruyères-sur-Oise
Medlog's new Parisian trimodal terminal will become operational at the beginning of next autumn
The Court of Accounts promotes the AdSP of the Eastern Adriatic for projects related to the PNRR, but the wand for deferred others
MSC has signed the binding agreement to acquire 50% percent of Italo
The remaining half of the capital remains in the hands of Global Infrastructure Partners
Joint venture thyssenkrupp-Wilhelmsen for printing in 3D of spare parts for ships
Joint venture thyssenkrupp-Wilhelmsen for printing in 3D of spare parts for ships
Essen / Lysaker
The company will be based in Singapore
The Port Authority of Thessaloniki selected as the best bidder for the 67% acquisition of Volos Port Authority
The Port Authority of Thessaloniki selected as the best bidder for the 67% acquisition of Volos Port Authority
An offer of the value of 51 million euros
In the first half of 2023 the revenues of the Greek shipowner group Attica increased by 21.3%
The traffic of passengers and vehicles carried by the fleet is growing.
In the June-August quarter, the Carnival cruise group finally left the pandemic behind its backs.
Last month the volumes of goods handled by the ports of Genoa and Savona-I went down -9.3% percent and -15.5% percent.
In the first eight months of 2023, pushups were -5.8% percent and -3.2% percent, respectively.
Two proposed alternatives so that European transhiment ports do not lose competitiveness with new emission standards
36 contributions were made in the framework of the consultation launched by the European Commission.
Amendment proposal of the maritime cluster-Italian port in the subject of cold ironing
It has been sent to the Senate by Assshipowners, Assiterminal, Assocostieri, Assologistic, Assomarinas, Assoports and Confitweapon
In the second quarter of this year, container traffic in Eurokai's terminals fell by -5.8% percent.
In the second quarter of this year, container traffic in Eurokai's terminals fell by -5.8% percent.
In Germany Eurogate has handled 1.6 million teu (-9.6%) and in Italy Contship 411mila teu (-9.6%). In the other foreign terminals the traffic was 773mila teu (+ 0.8%)
New historical record of monthly traffic of shipping containers handled by Chinese ports
New historical record of monthly traffic of shipping containers handled by Chinese ports
In August, the new record of international goods passed through sea port airports was also marked.
CMA CGM has ordered eight dual-fuel container carriers from 9,200 methanol-fueled teu to SWS
CMA CGM has ordered eight dual-fuel container carriers from 9,200 methanol-fueled teu to SWS
They will be 299.9 meters long and wide 45.6
The reform of the port rules-the Filt-Cgil and Fit-Cisl-must put the work at the centre of the work.
The two unions highlight the need for the Ministry of Transport to regulate the port market
Assoports, well the action of the Ministry of the Environment to simplify the rules on dredging
The reform-observing Giampieri and Patroni Griffi-should also be completed with regard to the use of sediment in the realization of port works
Start of the race for the Maritime Station of the Port of Salerno
Concession contract of the duration of eight years
Cruise ship of the North Molo North of the port of Barcelona
At the end of 2026 the dock at Molo Sud will also be transferred to the Adossat Molo.
Spain's Noatum buys the Sesé Auto Logistics
Transaction of the value of 81 million euros
Sacchi inaugurated its own new Desio Logistics Centre
It was made with an investment of more than 67 million euros
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
With autonomous trucks efficiency in intermodal terminals can grow by 40%
With autonomous trucks efficiency in intermodal terminals can grow by 40%
Tests carried out in Germany as part of the ANITA project
Cisl and Uil have expressed confidence in the resumption of container traffic to the Spezia
The Spezia
Wagon and Furbeds : We appreciate and share the actions put in place these months by the new management of LSCT
At the end of the year, Alessandro Becce will leave the post of CEO of FHP Holding Portuale
Will be replaced by Paolo Cornetto
Fire on the ferry Cossyra in navigation from Lampedusa to Porto Empedocle
Passengers have been transshipped and the ship is towed to the port of Augusta
Romania wants to buy the Moldovan river port of Giurgiulesti
A new road and rail bridge on the Danube will also be planned.
On October 11 in Genoa a workshop by the Young Group of Assagents on the Trend of Noli
It will be held at Palazzo San Giorgio
On Sunday in Japan, the ferry company MOL Sunflower will become operational
Fleet of ten ro-pax ships and five ro-ro ships employed on six maritime routes
Rexi, inserted amendments on concessions, self-transport, Third Valico and dam of Genoa
A uniform criterion for updating the Istat criterion is introduced on maritime concessions, the Deputy Minister explained.
Cornetto will leave Managing Director assignments in the Going Gateway and Reefer Terminal
Go Ligure
The companies are looking for a new CEO
Interport of Gorizia, inaugurated a workshop for the repair of railway wagons
It was carried out by Adriafer Rail Services
OK to extend the concession to Fuorimuro until December 31
The company operates the rail manoeuvring services in the port of Genoa
At the container terminal of PSA Genova Pra ' a second container ship has arrived from 24,000 teu
The MSC Mette is over 400 meters long and 61 wide
Ban on electrification of ro-pax benches of the port of Ancona
The plant will have to be made by June 2026
Convention between Assshipowners, Confitweapon and Ministry of Defence
It is aimed at support for the professional relocation of the voluntary freezes
Captrain Italia enhances the services via Ventimiglia and Domodossola to make up for the blocks on the Frejus and Gotthard axis
Italy is in danger of being cut off from the rest of Europe, the company said.
In the second quarter of this year, French ports handled 1.21 million containers (-12.7%)
The Défense
The overall traffic in goods decreased by -2.0%
The works for new road links in the Porto Canale of Cagliari are tender.
A connection road will be carried out between the new ro-ro terminal and SS 195
At the Interport of Gorizia, the digitalization of the logistic operation of the cold pole is enhanced
Gorizia / Turin
Acquired the provision of the WMS of Generix Group
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
On October 11 in Genoa a workshop by the Young Group of Assagents on the Trend of Noli
It will be held at Palazzo San Giorgio
Conference on the Promotion of Health in the Port Workers of the Straits
It will be held on October 2 in Messina
››› Meetings File
Panic at KPA over job losses amid ports privatisation plan
(People Daily)
España demanda una revisión instantánea de los puertos vecinos de transbordo
(El Mercantil)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Daniele Rossi
Napoli, 30 settembre 2020
››› File
Approved the new Statutes of the Federation of the Sea
Mattioli : We give more concreteness to a modern idea of the blue economy
The new passenger station in the port of Barletta is inaugurated.
At Brindisi, a partial reunion at the port of the maritime demanial area "ex Pol"
Fincantieri is guaranteed a long-term financing of 800 million euros.
"sustainability linked" credit line guaranteed by SACE
Starlite Ferries renews the deal with Accelleron
Concerns the provision of care services for turbochargers installed on ships
Fercam has inaugurated its new warehouse in Alexandria.
It has an area of 1,950 square meters plus 290 of offices
Concluded the adjustment of Gallarate station to freight trains from 750 metres
Investment by Italian Railway Network of three million euros
It concluded the clearance operations of the freight train wagons derailed in the base tunnel of the Gotthard
Turkish shipyard Med Marine delivers a new tugboat to the Vernicos Scafi
It is the first means of new construction of the fleet of the Greek-Italian joint venture
Kenya Ports Authority privatizes benches at ports of Lamu and Mombasa
Launched an international competition that also includes a special economic zone
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