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February 26, 2003
Shipping Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Commercial ships likely to become terrorist targets
    COMMERCIAL shipping will likely come under attack by al Qaeda terrorists should war be unleashed on Iraq, UK-based security and defence experts have warned.
  • HK remains world's busiest port
    HONG Kong's port handled 6.6 per cent more containers in 2002 from the year before, making it the world's busiest port for the ninth time in 10 years.
  • HK terminal operators form venture
    THREE of the four operators of Hong Kong's main container terminals have formed an e-commerce joint venture, called OnePort, to enable online completion and submission of official government documentation.
  • Persian Gulf oil tanker rates fall as ship supply rises
    OIL supertanker rates fell as a lull in chartering activity raises the number of ships competing for cargo, allowing importers to trim transport costs.
Air and Land Transport
  • Contingency plans in place for most airlines in Gulf
    AIRLINES in the Gulf have drawn up contingency plans to cope with a feared US-led war on Iraq, but remain confident that schedules will continue largely unaffected once secure air corridors are established.
  • BA slashes services to Gulf
  • Air freight rates may rise if war breaks out
  • EU wants power over air pacts, airline mergers
  • Australian Air to fly to Sydney, Melbourne, Bali
  • Big split between United, pilots
Strait Talk
  • When the lookout isn't on the lookout
    LAST week came news that salvage work on the wreck of the ro-ro ship Tricolor, which has been a hazard to shipping in the busy shipping lanes just to the east of the Dover Strait between England and France, should be underway soon and that the vessel should be removed by mid-summer.

Shipping Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Commercial ships likely to become terrorist targets
    COMMERCIAL shipping will likely come under attack by al Qaeda terrorists should war be unleashed on Iraq, UK-based security and defence experts have warned.
  • HK remains world's busiest port
    HONG Kong's port handled 6.6 per cent more containers in 2002 from the year before, making it the world's busiest port for the ninth time in 10 years.
  • HK terminal operators form venture
    THREE of the four operators of Hong Kong's main container terminals have formed an e-commerce joint venture, called OnePort, to enable online completion and submission of official government documentation.
  • Persian Gulf oil tanker rates fall as ship supply rises
    OIL supertanker rates fell as a lull in chartering activity raises the number of ships competing for cargo, allowing importers to trim transport costs.
Air and Land Transport
  • Contingency plans in place for most airlines in Gulf
    AIRLINES in the Gulf have drawn up contingency plans to cope with a feared US-led war on Iraq, but remain confident that schedules will continue largely unaffected once secure air corridors are established.
  • BA slashes services to Gulf
  • Air freight rates may rise if war breaks out
  • EU wants power over air pacts, airline mergers
  • Australian Air to fly to Sydney, Melbourne, Bali
  • Big split between United, pilots
Strait Talk
  • When the lookout isn't on the lookout
    LAST week came news that salvage work on the wreck of the ro-ro ship Tricolor, which has been a hazard to shipping in the busy shipping lanes just to the east of the Dover Strait between England and France, should be underway soon and that the vessel should be removed by mid-summer.

Shipping Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Commercial ships likely to become terrorist targets
    COMMERCIAL shipping will likely come under attack by al Qaeda terrorists should war be unleashed on Iraq, UK-based security and defence experts have warned.
  • HK remains world's busiest port
    HONG Kong's port handled 6.6 per cent more containers in 2002 from the year before, making it the world's busiest port for the ninth time in 10 years.
  • HK terminal operators form venture
    THREE of the four operators of Hong Kong's main container terminals have formed an e-commerce joint venture, called OnePort, to enable online completion and submission of official government documentation.
  • Persian Gulf oil tanker rates fall as ship supply rises
    OIL supertanker rates fell as a lull in chartering activity raises the number of ships competing for cargo, allowing importers to trim transport costs.
Air and Land Transport
  • Contingency plans in place for most airlines in Gulf
    AIRLINES in the Gulf have drawn up contingency plans to cope with a feared US-led war on Iraq, but remain confident that schedules will continue largely unaffected once secure air corridors are established.
  • BA slashes services to Gulf
  • Air freight rates may rise if war breaks out
  • EU wants power over air pacts, airline mergers
  • Australian Air to fly to Sydney, Melbourne, Bali
  • Big split between United, pilots
Strait Talk
  • When the lookout isn't on the lookout
    LAST week came news that salvage work on the wreck of the ro-ro ship Tricolor, which has been a hazard to shipping in the busy shipping lanes just to the east of the Dover Strait between England and France, should be underway soon and that the vessel should be removed by mid-summer.

Sched Netweb site
  • FEWA carriers to increase rates by US$200 in April, September
  • Vancouver discloses terminal expansion plans
  • Wide Tech voted best feeder operator in 2002 by Maersk
  • Port of Oakland hits high note at end of year
  • AP Moller makes upward revision for 2002 results
  • GTS to market software to transportation companies
  • Maersk Sealand upgrades US/India, W Africa Service
  • All Nippon revises FY2002 earnings forecast down
  • BA World Cargo revenues rise 7pc in third quarter 2002
  • Efficient Drangonair awarded cargo prize by Schiphol airport

Cargowebweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • Hong Kong world's busiest in 2002
    Hong Kong was the world's busiest container port last year, handling a record 19 million twenty-foot equivalent units, a 6.6 per cent increase over 2001.
  • Maersk back in black in 2003
    The Danish parent of Maersk Sealand said its shipping operations, which were heading for a loss, will now make a profit.
  • Geodis largest warehouse at IBM Campus Dublin
    An Tanaiste, Mary Harney, T.D. and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment of Ireland, officially opened the Geodis Logistics Warehouse at the IBM Technology Campus in Mulhuddart.
  • FPS wins another NVOCC license in China
    Famous Pacific Shipping continues unabated was granted a NVOCC license for its facility in China's northern port of Yantai.
  • Qantas subsidiary Australian Airlines is expanding
    Australian Airlines is acquiring two new Boeing 767 300s, enabling services to Bali, China and between Cairns and Sydney. Chief executive Dennis Adams says the company is also considering new services to Malaysia.
  • Nike testing container of shoes for swimming
    Thousands of pairs of Nike basketball shoes are washing up on beaches from Washington State to Alaska after spilling from a container ship in Northern California. There's just one hitch to finding a free pair. "Nike forgot to tie the laces, so you have to find mates".
  • Pilots cite unease with United plan
    The Air Line Pilots Association sent a letter to United chief executive Glenn F. Tilton stating the union's "deep concern" that "management has announced that ALPA and the company are in 'general agreement' over the elements of a restructuring program."
  • Brazil airlines Varig, TAM to cut domestic routes
    Brazil's top two airlines, Varig and TAM, announced a code-sharing deal on to cut costs by reducing flights on domestic routes by 30 percent from March 10. Under the deal, which comes two weeks after the two announced they were studying a merger, the airlines would share 113 daily flights.
  • Malaysia port sets box expansion plans
    Malaysia's northwestern Port of Penang is adding another container berth and second access bridge, and reclaiming 60 acres of land for a container yard, among a host of improvements aimed at expanding its container-handling capabilities. The developer for the project is expected to be announced by the end of March.
  • Air NZ with strong H1 profits
    National carrier Air New Zealand is expected to post average profit forecast of NZ$89 million in its first-half on the back of more passengers and a stronger currency, reflecting a solid rebound for the bailed-out airline.
  • PSA hands out nearly 500 pink slips
    A total of 496 staff had been given their notice early Monday and another 800 are due to leave through retirement, resignation, transfers or when their service contracts end, a PSA spokesman said.
  • All Nippon Air losses and lay-offs
    All Nippon Airways may stretch 3-day decline after report to fall into red this FY. Nikkei predicts group operating loss of about Y9 billion vs company's initial forecast for Y15 billion profit; consensus for Y11.48 billion profit.

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Need for shipbuilders to forge 'technology bond' stressed
  • Andhra Pradesh keen to develop inland waterways
  • GE Shipping expands tanker fleet
  • S. Korea signs MoU to set up ship repair facility at Kochi
  • Jute goods export to double
  • India imposes curbs on import of drugs from Nepal
  • Top auto players seeking to make India components sourcing hub
  • SEZ at Vizag surpasses export target
  • African, Caribbean nations may seek extension of textile quota regime
  • Chennai Port's bid to lure mega boxships, MLOs - Reduced vessel-related charges await TAMP's approval
  • Jaswant Singh may hike service tax rates
  • Exim Bank chief asks exporters to utilise line of credit facilities
  • Minister: No curbs on export of wheat products
  • FM may cut customs, excise duties on car CKDs
  • More powers for DGFT to monitor imports mooted
  • Govt to prepay $ 3 bn WB, ADB debts
  • President Kalam's 3-point advice to knitwear trade
  • Forex reserves total $ 75.283 bn
  • Railway Budget at noon today
  • 6 core sector industries record 4.1 pc growth in January
  • Jap technology for Airbus' A380
  • Shourie opens CII's Malaysia office

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • Smit Salvage reports oil recovery from the Tricolor complete
  • Weather hampers Med refiners
  • Russian ports continue to suffer effects of ice
  • The Baltic in Brief
  • Platts and crude conspire to jolt Fujairah market upwards
  • Fuel oil supply runs dry in Montevideo ahead of holiday
  • Demand not so great in the Great Belt
  • No respite for Hong Kong as prices stay high
  • IEA emergency oil reserves ready if war causes supply crisis
  • Crude continues higher as UN starts final discussions on Iraq
  • Rotterdam continues to firm

The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • DNV threw out 77 vessels
  • Swedish-flagged fleet reaches record size
  • Navy port call means big business

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • Star inks cruise ship completion deal
    A Star Cruises subsidiary has now signed a contract for Lloydwerft to complete the first "Project America" vessel

Lloyd's Listweb site
  • Janholt wins power struggle at Lauritzen
    A POWER struggle within J. Lauritzen, one of Denmark's leading shipping groups, has led to the ousting of Leif Juul Jørgensen as chairman of the company's supervisory board.
  • Multraship averts disaster on Scheldt
    Following the grounding, salvage tugs from Multraship and URS Salvage & Maritime Contracting, on constant standby in the Scheldt, proceeded immediately to the location, which was in the vicinity of buoy 49. In the meantime, Multraship dispatched a salvage team using Multraship's rescue and communication vessel Patrol.
  • Inchcape Shipping unveils growth plans
    INCHCAPE Shipping Services yesterday unveiled ambitious expansion plans for its core business that could involve some sizeable investments, writes Janet Porter.
  • Bulker anchored in stand-off with AWB
    FEAR of sailing to Iraq appears to be at the root of a stand-off between the master of Piraeus-based Starlady Marine's panamax bulker, the Andromeda, and the Australian government-owned grain export company, AWB, write Rob McKay and Nigel Lowry.

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • Galician yards unveil new tug design
  • Canada lodges Virgo appeal
  • MarAd security conference March 20
  • Attica profits decline
  • Accident at ECT
  • AP Møller turns loss to profit
  • US Customs sponsors conference call
  • Work begins to salvage ferry
  • Fatal fire halts Alang scrapping
  • Regulatory chief faces removal
  • Trial starts for seafarer ID scheme
  • Chennai bids for mainline vessels
  • SA looks to foreign port ops
  • Hong Kong breaks 'world record'
  • La Guaira dredging on cards at last
  • Korean tonnage declines
  • Korea woos foreign investors
  • Star Cruises profits soar

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • Canada unveils transport plan
    The 10-year blueprint proposes sweeping regulatory changes that will boost spending on border infrastructure and empower Ottawa to review Canada-U.S. railway mergers.
  • Savannah trucker protest ends
    Gate operations were returning to normal at the port, but problems are far from resolved.
  • EU in new bid to control US air deals
    The European Union on Wednesday will launch a new bid to wrest control of aviation negotiations with the United States from member countries in a move that promises to radically shake up international aviation.
  • Korean Air profits on cargo surge
  • Georgia Ports posts record box growth
  • FMC rules against Port Canaveral
  • FedEx ordered to pay $2.3M in sex-harassment case
  • Partners spurn Lufthansa portal
  • Swiss cuts jets, jobs
  • Bangladesh to privatize inland cargo hubs
  • Box-tracking project adds OneSea, GT Nexus
  • CSI running in Bremerhaven, Hamburg
  • FAA approves UPS safety system

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • Korean shippers attack 24-hour rule documentation fees
    Korean shippers and forwarders today met with ocean carriers to demand a reduction in new documentation fees on cargo covered by US Customs' 24-hour advance manifest rule.
  • Evergreen, LT to launch Europe/Med service
  • HK warning: border links and terminals risk overload
  • China Merchants creates W.Shenzhen logistics venture
  • Melbourne port rail link opened
  • COSCO, AP Moller linked to Yangshan project
  • PSA Peugeot-Citroen grows Brazil logistics activities
  • PSA cuts: unions accept terms, key terminal staff spared
  • Maersk Sealand adds NZ export capacity
  • New intermodal service for Port of Felixstowe

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • Inchcape on hunt for acquisitions
    Agency launches ambitious plan to double in size by 2005, after picking up new European investor.
  • Newbuilds lift GulfMark results
    GulfMark defies weak North Sea market to log increased profits for 2002.
  • OSG records $17m loss
    US tanker owner deep in the red for 2002 after $30m accounting charge.
  • Dollar takes a bite out of Norden
    Exchange rate wipes 40% off Danish owner's pre-tax profit.
  • Actinor clouds darken
    Board resists demand to cede control of Kristian Eidesvik company to creditors.
  • LPG carrier netted in monthly trawl
    Paris MOU inspectors detain 111 ships during January.
  • Eidsiva in the red
    Revamped car carrier owner makes provision for S&P broking dispute.
  • Smit completes Tricolor oil removal
    All fuel from sunken car carrier that could be safely reached is being taken to Rotterdam for disposal.
  • Queen of the rustbuckets
    Leaking, corroded Cambodian bulker Laila Queen is latest Paris MOU ship of shame.
  • Wilhelmsen lifts Awilco stake
    Further acceptances mean bid reaches votes target but still some way to go on equity stake.
  • Greek captain takes stand on Iraq-bound cargo
    Australian Wheat Board cargo marooned on panamax bulker anchored offshore.
  • Grupo TMM reveals its hand
    Mexican owner offers shares at $9 each to persuade bondholders to extend debt payment deadlines.
  • Hong Kong sets new box record
    Asian port reinforces position as biggest container hub in the world.
  • Japan yards see strong start to 2003
    Newbuilding orders booked in January reached their third highest level in the current financial year.
  • Angelicoussis bulker hauled in by Canadians
    Port state control checks reveal defective lifesaving equipment aboard Anangel Express.
  • Taiwan Navigation continues on up
    Stocklisted bulker player logs record earnings per share with more to come in 2003.
  • Noble looks to raise fresh capital
    Richard Elman's shipping to commodities group plans share placement to raise over $20m.
  • Korea casualties see modest increase
    Marine accidents increased by 2% last year, but machinery damage cases were up over 40%.
  • Jaya Holdings posts bullish interims
    Singapore shipbuilder and owner saw half-year profits jump 40% on sales and chartering.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2003
  • Swedish Club says shipowners share in container risks
  • Marad extends voluntary intermodal sealift agreement
  • Cosco, Yang Ming add Asia/Pacific Northwest service
  • Zim, Lloyd Triestino to add Asia/Panama/U.S. East Coast service
  • Zim orders another three 5,000-teu ships for ZCS link
  • CP Ships carriers end direct U.S. calls on South America link
  • Polar Air ends agency relationship in Europe
  • Velocity Express adds terminals
  • Terion receives orders for 5,000 trailer-tracking units
  • China grants NVO license to Famous Pacific Shipping in Yantai
  • U.S. Customs makes changes to RLF prototype two
  • U.S. Customs allows split shipments under certain conditions
  • NVOCCs ask U.S. Customs to clarify 24-hour rule
  • Geologistics names Haverkamp director of Eastern Europe
  • HUB to partner with Velant on automated route planning
  • USTR checks eligibility of countries in Andean Trade Pact
  • Hong Kong terminal operators to share electronic system
  • GTN portal joins security initiative SST
  • Hong Kong still world's busiest container port

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Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
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In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
PORTS
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
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MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
››› File
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
They rise to 88 the companies associated with Assiterminal
Genoa
Membership of seven new companies
Brothers Cosulich acquired the genovese Slavetti Enzo
Genoa
It operates in the field of production and sales of hardware products for the shipbuilding and nautical industry
Likely sinking of the renaissance Tutor attacked by the Houthis
Portsmouth
Signaled the sighting at sea of debris and hydrocarbon chiaths
EU Council agrees to its position on new regulation on the European Maritime Safety Agency
Brussels
Also adopted the general approach on the regulation on the use of the capacity of the railway infrastructure
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