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May 20, 2009
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Dry bulk ship buyer looks for bargains
    After years of sky-high order books, a surfeit of dry bulk ships in the current recession means that companies like Ultrapetrol Bahamas Ltd should be able to buy vessels at bargain prices, the company's top executive said on Monday.
  • Singapore is prepared to ride out the storm: MPA
    IN 2008, the Singapore port was again the world's top port in terms of shipping tonnage, container throughput and bunker sales, despite the economic downturn. Yet it is among the safest and most efficient ports in the world.
  • Malacca pirates can be struck down within 5 years: KL
    Pirate gangs in the Strait of Malacca can be 'struck down' within the next five years if the current aggressive pace of enforcement is maintained, a senior Malaysian maritime security official told Reuters.
Strait Talk
  • How should we fend off pirate attacks?
    AN incident that took place in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday should give food for thought. The Dubai Princess, a 115,485 dwt crude oil tanker, was travelling through the danger zone when a speedboat carrying half-a-dozen pirates armed with guns and a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) launcher was observed chasing the Emarat Maritime-managed vessel.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Dry bulk ship buyer looks for bargains
    After years of sky-high order books, a surfeit of dry bulk ships in the current recession means that companies like Ultrapetrol Bahamas Ltd should be able to buy vessels at bargain prices, the company's top executive said on Monday.
  • Singapore is prepared to ride out the storm: MPA
    IN 2008, the Singapore port was again the world's top port in terms of shipping tonnage, container throughput and bunker sales, despite the economic downturn. Yet it is among the safest and most efficient ports in the world.
  • Malacca pirates can be struck down within 5 years: KL
    Pirate gangs in the Strait of Malacca can be 'struck down' within the next five years if the current aggressive pace of enforcement is maintained, a senior Malaysian maritime security official told Reuters.
Strait Talk
  • How should we fend off pirate attacks?
    AN incident that took place in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday should give food for thought. The Dubai Princess, a 115,485 dwt crude oil tanker, was travelling through the danger zone when a speedboat carrying half-a-dozen pirates armed with guns and a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) launcher was observed chasing the Emarat Maritime-managed vessel.

Sched Netweb site
  • United States Australasia Discussion Agreement hikes rates
  • Grand Alliance: MISC's departure will not hurt service
  • Port suspects angry locals driving golf balls to attack CT
  • FESCO withdraws credit ratings from Moody's
  • Kwun Tong Public Cargo Working Area's new boundary
  • DHL launches LCL service in Shenzhen
  • Ningbo-Chengdu sea-rail intermodal to be launched this year
  • UASC chief Soerensen departs as four-year contract ends
  • OOCL eco-initiatives included in emissions reduction guide
  • Accent put on green at cargo-partner's Singapore opening
  • Houston port lauds Texas Congressional Delegation for US$98 million stimulus victory
  • Vladivostok's April box volume down 16pc to 15,500 TEU
  • Hainan Airlines to offer Beijing-Dubai-Luanda service
  • Senai Airport attracts first cargo airline
  • Dallas Chamber economist urges city build two air cargo hubs

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Ahlers celebrates global centenary & 5 years of Indian subsidiary
  • Soerensen bowing out of UASC
  • Falling rental incomes may prompt scrapping of supertankers
  • Belarus envoy seeks to enhance trade ties with India
  • Indian IT industry will dominate global space-Deloitte
  • A critical look at port bureaucracy
  • With assurance of no job losses, Cochin port workers call off strike
  • MbPT commissions 1 of 2 new tugs
  • Pankaj Shah & Sunder Balan elected to helm of ACHAA
  • Fieo President hopes new govt will be reforms-friendly
  • India Inc expects new govt to take quick & decisive actions now
  • S. K. Jakhar re-elected IFFCO Chairman
  • Resignations pave way for reconstitution of Plan panel

International Transport Journalweb site
MAY 18, 2009
  • Joël Moebel leaving Schenker France
    Joël Moebel, who has worked for Schenker SA in France for 22 years, and who has been the company's long-serving director and regional director Europe West at DB Schenker AG, has su...
  • Sorensen quits UASC
    The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has announced that Ken Sorensen, its chairman and CEO, is stepping down after a four-year term of office. UASC's board said that the company...
  • MISC withdraws from Far East trade
    The shipping line MISC Berhad, based in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), has informed its partners in the Grand Alliance that it will withdraw from the trade between Europe (including the ...
  • FedEx Express and Cologne Bonn airport hold topping out ceremony
    FedEx Express, a subsidiary of US-based FedEx Corp and Cologne Bonn airport (Germany; recently held a topping out ceremony for the express service provider's new Central ...
  • Australian Logistics Council (ALC) is on the move
    The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) board has been working to make sure that ALC, as Australia's national umbrella body for transport and logistics (T&L), continues to focus on ...
  • Royal Mail doubles earnings
    The Royal Mail Group, a British mail service provider, almost doubled its profit last year, despite the on-going recession. The group's operating profit increased to GBP 321 millio...
  • Wim Bosman Group awarded ISO certification again
    The Wim Bosman Group has again been awarded ISO 9001 certification (quality) at its companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, after an intensive audit week, from 30 Ma...
  • Rhenus becomes preferred Lufthansa Cargo partner
    Rhenus Freight Logistics GmbH & Co KG signed a cooperation agreement with Lufthansa Cargo AG at the beginning of May. As a result, Rhenus has become one of the preferred partners o...
  • AA revamps B757s for short international flights
    The US carrier American Airlines (AA) is to revamp its smaller, single-aisle B757s and put them on the shorter international routes. Fort Worth-based AA began flying the first...
  • Prague Airport host Routes Europe 2009 conference
    Prague Airport is hosting the biggest event for air service development professionals in the European region from 16 to 19 May. Over 650 delegates, representing 75 airlines and up ...
  • Port of Antwerp strengthens ties with South Korean port city of Incheon
    The port of Antwerp (Belgium) renewed its 1996 friendship agreement with the South Korean port city of Incheon on 14 May. The ceremony took place as part of the royal trade mi...
  • Scandlines generates positive pre-tax results in 2008
    The German-Danish Baltic Sea ferry shipping line Scandlines, based in Rostock (Germany), ended the 2008 business year with a positive pretax result, but nevertheless laun...
  • Iberia announces severe cost cutting measures
    The Spanish national carrier Iberia has announced severe cost cutting measures after suffering a EUR 92.6 million loss in the first quarter of 2009. Earnings declined by 15.6% as d...
  • HHLA keeps downturn within bounds
    Against a backdrop of a worldwide collapse of industrial production and volumes transported, the German terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has reported distin...

Maritime Global Netweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • ESPO calls on EU Parliament resist protectionism
  • ABS guidance on thick steel plates for boxships
  • Shippers "should challenge bill of lading terms"
  • Ship valuers under pressure

Marine Logweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Mabus sworn in as Secretary of the Navy
  • Bender gets $2.5 million RRF ships job
  • Dry bulk shares trade higher
  • Austal launches fast patrol craft

Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Frangou urges more mature risk approach
    INDUSTRY needs to restore a proper approach to risk, Navios Maritime chief executive Angeliki Frangou has said.
  • Dry derivatives vehicle grinds to virtual standstill
    FFA alternative fails as market crash changes trading landscape.

Fairplayweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • APM's financial chief quits
    FINANCIAL chief S'ren Thorup S'rensen today resigned from AP M'ller-Maersk, in a time of continuing organisational upheaval and financial loss for the Danish group
  • Moody's reacts to FESCO move
    SOURCES at Moody's, the international rating agency, have revealed that FESCO is the only global shipping company to withdraw from the rating system since shipping revenues and vessel values dropped last year
  • Mwangura cleared of all charges
    MOMBASA'S high court has dropped charges against Kenyan seafarer activist Andrew Mwangura, who told Fairplay today that the case had been Kenya's attempt to "muzzle" him
  • China to raise refining capacity
    CHINA'S State Council has decided to increase oil refining capacity this year nearly 18.5% over the figure for 2008
  • Indian shipping shares react
    INDIA'S stocks are forecast to soar 20% in the next few weeks after the election victory of the Congress-led Alliance coalition
  • Trade financing seen improving
    TRADE financing will continue to improve in the next 6-12 months and restrictions will ease, IHS chief economist Nariman Behravesh told a conference in Nice today
  • Yard unions again accuse Warsaw
    POLISH unions today continued to accuse the government of lying about the amount of government aid received at Gdansk shipyards since 2004

The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Long Beach to Cut Budget Nearly 14 Percent
  • Rail Bill Nears Senate Vote
  • Lawmakers Propose "Last Mile" Funding
  • Study: Rails Overcharge Consumers by $3 Billion
  • MSC Consolidates Asia-Med Service
  • U.S.-Flag Ships Make Anti-Piracy Progress
  • Hamburg Volume Falls 21.7 Percent
  • Portland Box Executive Retires
  • Hanjin Launches New Ship
  • COSCO Vessels Begin Calling Port of Savannah
  • Farm Leaders Fear Trade Restrictions
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk CFO Resigns
  • Davidson: ABF Ready for Freight
  • Shipper Group Adds Web-based Transportation Management
  • Zollars: YRC On Road to Profit
  • Maersk Delays Rate Hike
  • Hanjin Shipping to Increase Rates
  • Porcari, Babbitt Face Senate Panel
  • ICTSI Profit Drops 44 Percent
  • Anti-Piracy Group Seeks 'Joint' Response
  • Panel Opposes Galveston Pilots Rate Hike
  • White House to Raise CAFE Standards

Containerisation Internationalweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Maersk cfo resigns
  • Oil hits six-month high
  • Fitzpatrick light dues 'assurance' as consultation period ends
  • Mark-It concludes reefer monitoring deal with APL
  • Piracy 'not an inside job'

TradeWindsweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Paragon net rises
    US-listed bulker owner posts best profits in company history and beats Wall Street expectations.
  • Town says yes
    Voters in Argentine community of Magdalena overwhelmingly approve $9.5m settlement with Shell over 1999 spill.
  • Dry stocks jump
    Dry-bulk shares head upward after Dahlman Rose upgrade, but Omega Navigation shifts to reverse.
  • Glencore in
    US-listed Omega brings in giant charterer to buy 50% of its first Hyundai Mipo products tanker newbuilding.
  • Conrad net grows
    Gulf Coast shipyard reports 26.7% boost in fist-quarter profits as $24m barge order lifts order backlog.
  • Crash shuts Miss
    Mississippi River closed at for 72 kilometres near Memphis after a crash between tugs sends 26 barges adrift.
  • 'Big jolt' foreseen
    Dahlman Rose analyst upgrades seven bulker owners as steel price improvement could lead to potential "frenzy" for bulker tonnage.
  • Patriot released
    After nearly a month in pirate hands, German handymax bulker is freed off Somalia.
  • GSL waiver sought
    Global Ship Lease reports improved profits and said talks with banks continue to avoid loan covenant default.
  • Fall guy on the up
    Crewman airlifted to Bermuda hospital after fall on Greek tanker could be back to work next week.
  • Chilly warning
    Green Reefers may lay-up or scrap ships and warns of weak year but cost cuts reap first-quarter profit.
  • Murmansk mauled
    Russian tanker and bulker owner turns from profit to loss in first quarter as rates fall.
  • Another let-off
    George Economou's DryShips gets a waiver from DnB NOR on a loan used to buy two bulkers.
  • BLT bonus
    Indonesian tanker owner to pocket nearly $50m from sale of conventional and Islamic bonds.
  • DHT does better
    US tanker owner boosted by hedging in first quarter, but daily rates down for VLCCs and aframaxes.
  • Novoship rises
    Revenues and profit grow at Russian tanker owner in first quarter, after weaker 2008.
  • BWO better
    Helmut Sohmen-backed FPSO owner posts improved first quarter numbers despite being scarred by interest in rivals.
  • Torm saved
    Compensation payments prevent red ink at Danish owner's dry-cargo operation but first quarter profit still hurt by falling rates.
  • Prison please!
    Pirate suspects don't mind 'doing porridge' in the Netherlands as they lap up life of television, football and fancy toilets.
  • Arcade's game up
    Blank-cheque outfit Arcade Acquisition Corp, which saw planned 10-ship purchase fail, winds up.
  • Sorensen quits
    AP Moller-Maersk's finance chief Soren Thorup Sorensen to leave over ill health.
  • Solstad sombre
    Norwegian offshore owner dodges downturn in first quarter, but it is nervous about the market during the next couple of years.
  • Hanjin hikes
    South Korean owner bumps up rates on Asia Europe routes claiming move is "inevitable" in the present climate.
  • Crew missing
    One body recovered and 11 other seafarers feared dead after sand carrier capsizes off China.
  • Gdansk safe?
    Polish PM Donald Tusk says EU approval of yard restructuring plan could be given "within days."
  • Fatal detour
    Four boaters died in ferry collision after changing course to look at actor Russell Crowe's house in Sydney.
  • 'No Somali spies'
    Reports pirates laid hands on sensitive military document to target ships not reliable or serious, MSCHOA says.
  • Newbuild grounds
    Vessel under tow from Ukraine ran aground off Turkey after tug ropes broke.
  • Patchara sold
    Thailand's Precious Shipping continues clear out of elderly tonnage with handysize disposal.
  • TK edges up
    Japanese tug player Tokyo Kisen posts slightly better annual profit, but expects drop-off in current year.
  • Pumping begins
    Fuel removal has started from the wreck of Louis Cruise Lines' Sea Diamond off Greece.
  • Mermaid battered
    Thai-owned offshore contractor sees second quarter profits evaporate on lower revenue and higher costs.
  • DPW in Oz tie-up
    Dubai terminal operator DP World has taken a 30 year concession at Port Adelaide in South Australia.
  • Long Beach lower
    US west coast port continues to suffer the consequences of the global economic slowdown.

American Shipperweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Hamburg Süd, COSCO Pacific see biggest '08 volume gains
  • Hanjin seeking Asia/Europe rate hike
  • IMO executive: Arming crews no answer to piracy
  • Rep. Israel offers air cargo security bills
  • Delta expands network in June
  • CryoPort, FedEx launch product for life sciences
  • Exel to operate General Mills Southeast DC
  • Homebase renews K + N contract
  • CEVA wins Powerwave contract
  • ATA seeks widespread injunction on L.A. truck plan
  • Tanger Med grows facilities, Virginia trade
  • Cold ironing comes to Antwerp

The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Termination of icebreaker service
    Danske Havne, the association of Danish ports, has recommended that the state-owned icebreaker service be terminated as soon as possible. 'It is an old-fashioned service, which has become

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Aegean upbeat on Q2 prospects
    Sees increase in sales; welcomes opportunities for more growth.
  • Prices soar in Northern Europe
    Rotterdam 380 cst bunker product gains $16 per metric tonne.
  • Russia fuel oil exports climb
    Weak domestic demand sees more product heading abroad.
  • New 'sail' could be tested on tanker
    Developer says its fuel-saving technology could be suitable for all ships.
  • Cutting bunker consumption remains a priority
    Slow steaming will last beyond the end of the recession, says Maersk.
  • Bunker prices jump in key Asia ports
    Demand generally reported to be slow.
  • Istanbul bunker conference opens next week
    Turkish Bunker Association event will look at regional market and boarder industry issues.
  • Sri Lanka's bunker market 'to grow' as conflict ends
    End of war will bring security and stability to the country, benefiting port and bunker market growth.
  • India's Global Fuels & Lubricants moves
  • Supplier makes first delivery at Gwadar
    Starts with MGO sales, may be followed by IFO sales later this year.

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IBIA, the current carbon intensity indicator of the IMO penalises the bunkerage business
London
Submitted a proposal to change the CII ahead of the next session of the MEPC
Slight quarterly and semester growth of container traffic in the port of Algeciras
Algeciras
New locomotives for transalpine transport of SBB Cargo International
Munich of Bavaria
Order to Siemens Mobility
New historical record of monthly container traffic in the port of Barcelona
Barcelona
Also recorded new maximum spikes of quarterly and semi-annual containerized volumes
New historical record of monthly container traffic in the port of Barcelona
In the second quarter, freight traffic in the Antwerp-Zeegrugge port system grew by 4% percent.
In the second quarter, freight traffic in the Antwerp-Zeegrugge port system grew by 4% percent.
Anverse
The containers were equal to almost 3.4 million teu (+ 2%)
Port of Rotterdam, in recovery of container traffic in the second quarter
Port of Rotterdam, in recovery of container traffic in the second quarter
Rotterdam
In the second half of the year, volumes are expected to rise in other market segments.
CMA CGM accords with Google to apply artificial intelligence to group operations
Marseille
Among the objectives, increase the efficiency of fleet use and containers
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Los Angeles grew by 14.4%
Los Angeles
ABB's earnings growth while falling orders
Zurich
Increase in commits in the maritime, port and chemical sectors
Assiterminal, use EU ETS funds for investment in infrastructure and new equipment for port businesses
Assiterminal, use EU ETS funds for investment in infrastructure and new equipment for port businesses
Rome
The trade unions are abandoning the confrontational drift on the Ccnl.
Marsa Maroc will operate two terminals in the Beninese port of Cotonou
Casablanca
The business will be held together with the new public-private company Bénin Manutentions
Clerc (Maersk) : The next few months will also be characterized by a containerized hold deficiency in the face of high demand
Copenhagen
Agreement in Bahrain to set up a shipyard recycling yard
In May, the decline of naval traffic in the Suez Canal was accentuated.
In May, the decline of naval traffic in the Suez Canal was accentuated.
The Cairo
The crossings of tankers have decreased by -41.5% and those of ships of other type by -59.4%
Cognolate is the new president of Assiterminal
Rome
CIMAC has been accredited with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization
Frankfurt am Main
General cargo ship stopped and sanctioned by the Coast Guard of Genoa
Genoa
Found serious breaches of European ship recycling law
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
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
Marseille
Training of the personnel of the shipowner group to quantum computation
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
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.
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
6.5% of the fleet in navigation is able to use alternative fuels or propulsions
Naples
It highlights SRM's "Italian Maritime Economy" report in the focus on reducing shipping emissions.
Positive the second quarter of Wärstilä
Helsinki / Trieste / Rome
Accentuated growth in the maritime segment
Launched a ro-pax of Bluferries
Athens
From the beginning of next year, he will connect Villa San Giovanni with Messina
Fincantieri-Hera agreement for the optimisation of the waste cycle
Bologna / Rome
A newco will be established. The activity will be launched at the shipyard in Monfalcone
Japan's ENEOS cedes fleet of tankers and bulk carriers to a participating newco at 80% percent from NYK
Tokyo
The sale does not include ships for the transportation of crude oil
EU funds for 765 million euros at new railway line-Lyon
Brussels
Also funded access to the Brenner Base Tunnel
Medtruck (MSC group), agreement with trade unions on salary and rights
Rome
In the next 15 days workers will be called upon to speak out on the deal.
Inaugurated the new intermodal rail link between the Central Tuscany Interport and the Darsena Toscana Terminal
Lawn
On arrival in the port of La Spezia the naval means for the construction of the new pier cruises
The Spezia
They will be used for the consolidation of the seabed and prefabrication and laying of the casks
Rhenus has inaugurated two plants near Bologna and Milan.
Lauzac
New branches in Castel San Pietro and Casei Gerola
In June the Port of Long Beach sets a new container traffic record for this month
Long Beach
The EIB finances 90 million of the project of the Darsena Europa of the port of Livorno
Luxembourg
Warriors : full political and financial support for its realization
Agreement between the AdSP of the Central Adriatic and the State Police for the prevention and contrast of cyber crimes
Ancona
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
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)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
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
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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
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
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
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
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 Tomaso Cognolato
Roma, 17 luglio 2024
››› File
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
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
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
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