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30 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:21 GMT+1









30/10/20In the third quarter, COSCO Shipping's fleet carried record containerized volumes
OOIL invests $1.1 billion in the construction of seven 23,000 teu contenitorial carriers






30/10/20Fincantieri delivered the new Silver Moon cruise ship to Silversea
It is the second of three ultra-luxury units being built for the company






30/10/20In the third quarter, Japan's ONE fleet carried 1.8 million containers (-5.2%)
Revenues from Japanese shipowners' group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines fell by -19.8% in the period






30/10/20In the port of Palermo, the new terminal for the landing of hydrofoils has been inaugurated
The new work is part of a series of other interventions for the cruise industry. The redevelopment of the Trapezoidal Pier has begun






30/10/20The Propeller Club of Venice offers its support to the next summits of the AdSP of the Northern Adriatic
Bernardo: we are convinced that we can make a valuable contribution to the cause






30/10/20CAI International reported an improvement in its financial results in the third quarter
The positive trend is expected to continue in the coming months






29/10/20AIDA Cruises suspends scheduled cruises for Nov
The decision following Germany's adoption of strict measures to contain the pandemic






29/10/20In September, freight traffic in the ports of Genoa and Savona-Vado fell by -20.1% and -27.1% respectively
In the third quarter, declines were -17.5% and -15.0%






29/10/20Royal Caribbean's net loss in the third quarter was $1.34 billion
The value of negative revenues






29/10/20Contship Italia illustrates its growth strategies
More than 1.8 million containers are expected to increase terminal capacity by the end of 2024






29/10/20Di Sarcina appointed extraordinary commissioner of the AdSP of the Eastern Ligurian Sea
He's the secretary general of the institution






29/10/20Chinese logistics group Sinotrans's revenues increased by +24.6% in the third quarter
Net profit was 907.1 million yuan (+43.5%)






29/10/20DSV's third quarter results still benefit from the effects of the acquisition of Panalpina
The period was closed with a net profit of D KRONer 1.3 billion (+16.4%)






28/10/20Cooperation agreement between the ports of Hamburg and Tanger Med
The two airports are connected by nine liner maritime services






28/10/20DSV Panalpina bought the Prime Cargo shipping company
It was sold by the Japanese logistics company Mitsui-Soko






28/10/20Costa varies the schedule of its cruises scheduled for next winter
Princess Cruises extends the break of cruises departing from Australia and New Zealand until the end of May






28/10/20Memorandum of Understanding between Customs and the Port System Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea
It provides for the activation of the Permanent Technical Table






28/10/20Rail traffic rose sharply at Bologna Interport in the third quarter
Truck traffic up +1.5%






28/10/20Strong contraction of new orders at Konecranes in the third quarter
Revenues fell by -8.7% in the period






28/10/20Valeria Mangiarotti has been appointed vice president of MedCruise
He is marketing manager of the Port System Authority of the Sea of Sardinia






28/10/20Freight traffic in Spanish ports fell by -10.5% in the third quarter
In the first nine months of 2020 the decline was -10.7%






27/10/20Cooperation agreement between Fincantieri and India's Cochin Shipyard
Collaboration in the fields of naval design, construction and repair and in the construction of equipment for the maritime sector






27/10/20Quarterly sales of dry containers produced by China's CIMC soar
Sales of refrigerated containers are falling






27/10/20Confetra and Assiterminal are putting forward proposals to financially support cruise terminals affected by the crisis
If last year the revenues of these terminal companies amounted to 90 million euros, in 2020 they are expected to be less than five million euros






27/10/20COSCO Shipping Ports revenues grew by +6.0% in the third quarter
Net profit was $96.6 million (+17.6%)






26/10/20Council of the EU, adopt an emergency plan for the transport of goods in the event of a pandemic
I call on the European Commission to draw up a specific programme of action quickly






26/10/20Quarterly financial results of container charterer Triton fall
The company expects the recent strong recovery in demand to continue






26/10/20Presented the Second Study of the Air Cargo Observatory
Air cargo accounts for 25% of the value of Italian non-EU exports






26/10/20From the Terminal Alti Fondali Savona a test load of steel coke for the ArcelorMittal group
Italiana Coke records an increase in sea transport compared to that by land






26/10/20In La Spezia the first supply of LNG on a cruise ship ever carried out in Italy
It was the 50th bunkering operation carried out for a unit of the Costa fleet






26/10/20Container traffic at DP World's port terminals grew by +3.1% in the third quarter
In the first nine months of 2020, 52.2 million teu (-2.5%) were moved






23/10/20Green light for contributions of 830 thousand euros for the Port Companies of Genoa and Savona
I'm compensating for the days of least work. Additional contribution of 355 thousand euros for training and re-use






23/10/20Further measures to reduce the intensity of carbon emissions from ships have been agreed with the International Maritime Organization
Platten (ICS): This agreement demonstrates to the world that the maritime sector has taken a decisive lead in achieving the IMO's ambitious CO2 reduction targets






23/10/20Wärtsilä closed the third quarter with an 11% drop in net sales
The value of new orders is stable






23/10/20Freight traffic in the port of Venice fell by -8.0% in the third quarter
Both miscellaneous goods (-4.8%) and liquid bulk (-2.8%) solid bulk (-22.7%)






23/10/20The Pilots' Union has decided to appeal to the TAR on the new mechanisms for setting pilotage service charges
Bellomo: we are witnessing the clear intention to sell off the category to the highest bidder with salvage prices






23/10/20OOCL stores a third quarter with new records of revenue and volumes of containerized cargo transported
The historical peaks were achieved mainly thanks to the excellent results in the Asia-US and Asia-Europe markets






23/10/20The second edition of the training course on "The container reefer and the needs of the goods" is underway
It is promoted by C.I.S.Co. and financed by the bilateral body of Federagenti






23/10/20ABB Group revenues fell by -4.1% in the third quarter
Net profit up +773.8% from revenues from the 80.1% sale of the Power Grids division






23/10/20Japan's NYK becomes the sole owner of French Gazocean
Acquired 80% of the capital held by Total






22/10/20Premuda will form a joint venture with Columbia Shipmanagement
The new shipmanagement company CSM Italy will be based in Genoa






22/10/20Global Ports Holding will sell the commercial port of Antalya to Qatar's QTerminals
The transaction will be worth $140 million






22/10/20Today the annual meeting of the European Network of Maritime Clusters
Mattioli: the pandemic has created many problems in the Italian maritime sector, although in all sectors there has been a strong response






22/10/20Shippers, maritime agents and customs officers from La Spezia greet the outgoing President of the AdSP
Roncallo will be a member of the Transport Regulatory Authority






22/10/20Cargotec closed the third quarter with a decline in economic results and orders
Revenues fell by -13.8% as did the value of new orders






22/10/20Paolo d'Amico is the new president of the Italian Naval Register
He is executive chairman of the d'Amico Navigation Society. Luigi Merlo appointed vice president






22/10/20Swan Hellenic gives a sign of optimism by ordering a third "Vega" class cruise ship
The shipping unit can accommodate 192 passengers






22/10/20The concession to Piombino Industrie Marittime has been finalized for the new hub of demolitions, construction and ship repairs
There will be a staff of 80






22/10/20In September, the port of Long Beach set its new historic record for container traffic
Growth of +14.1% was recorded in the third quarter






21/10/20At the end of 2021 the tender for the new container terminal of the Ukrainian port of Chernomorsk
At the end of the month the winner of the competition for the preparation of the pre-feasibility study of the project will be identified






21/10/20European Commission guidelines for the application of the regulation on ship recycling
Clarifications in light of the difficulties created by the coronavirus health crisis






21/10/20In September, containers moved from the port of Algeciras grew by +2.0%
Containerised traffic was 1.3 million teu (-1.5%) in the third quarter






21/10/20ZIM opens direct maritime connections between Israel and the United Arab Emirates
They will be carried out as part of two services of the company






21/10/20FS Italiane - Snam agreement for the development and diffusion of hydrogen rail transport in Italy
Pilot projects to replace fossil fuels with hydrogen will be evaluated






21/10/20Freight traffic in the port of Rotterdam fell by -8.1% in the third quarter
Containers amounted to 3.7 million teu (+0.1%)






21/10/20China's seaports recorded a new record of freight traffic in September
They moveded 831.6 million tons of cargo (+5.8%)






20/10/20Agreement between V.Group and Costamare for the provision of ship and crew management services
The London group will set up crews with Filipino seafarers for 41 ships of the Greek company






20/10/20Memor of understanding between Customs and the Port System Authority of the Northern and Central Central Adriatic
They provide for the establishment of permanent technical tables






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 moved in the third quarter by the terminals of China's CMPort and COSCO Shipping Ports is growing
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





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