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July 13, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Essar Shipping to expand supertanker fleet
    Essar Shipping, controlled by billionaire Ruia brothers, plans to add as many as a dozen second-hand supertankers to benefit from Indian refiners' rising need to haul crude oil from Mexico and Venezuela.
  • Vale gets first Chinese mega iron ore carrier
    Brazilian mining firm Vale SA has received its first Chinese-built mega bulk carrier, swelling what will be an unprecedented fleet linking the world's biggest iron ore producer with its biggest client, China.
  • China says aircraft carrier for training purposes only
    China's first aircraft carrier, a retrofitted ship bought from Ukraine in 1998, is expected to be mainly used for training purposes and could begin sea trials within a few weeks, a state-run newspaper reported yesterday.
Strait Talk
  • Back to basics: IMO is about safety of life at sea
    IN RECENT years, many International Maritime Organization (IMO) discussions have been on environmental issues. Next week, the agency's Marine Environment Protection Committee has a massive agenda, not least including crucial decisions on controlling greenhouse gas emissions.
Shipping Times
  • Brazil to hold 2 bids for high-speed rail
    Brazilian officials said on Monday that they would hold two separate bids for a high-speed rail line between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, a project worth some US$18 billion.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Essar Shipping to expand supertanker fleet
    Essar Shipping, controlled by billionaire Ruia brothers, plans to add as many as a dozen second-hand supertankers to benefit from Indian refiners' rising need to haul crude oil from Mexico and Venezuela.
  • Vale gets first Chinese mega iron ore carrier
    Brazilian mining firm Vale SA has received its first Chinese-built mega bulk carrier, swelling what will be an unprecedented fleet linking the world's biggest iron ore producer with its biggest client, China.
  • China says aircraft carrier for training purposes only
    China's first aircraft carrier, a retrofitted ship bought from Ukraine in 1998, is expected to be mainly used for training purposes and could begin sea trials within a few weeks, a state-run newspaper reported yesterday.
Strait Talk
  • Back to basics: IMO is about safety of life at sea
    IN RECENT years, many International Maritime Organization (IMO) discussions have been on environmental issues. Next week, the agency's Marine Environment Protection Committee has a massive agenda, not least including crucial decisions on controlling greenhouse gas emissions.
Shipping Times
  • Brazil to hold 2 bids for high-speed rail
    Brazilian officials said on Monday that they would hold two separate bids for a high-speed rail line between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, a project worth some US$18 billion.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Essar Shipping to expand supertanker fleet
    Essar Shipping, controlled by billionaire Ruia brothers, plans to add as many as a dozen second-hand supertankers to benefit from Indian refiners' rising need to haul crude oil from Mexico and Venezuela.
  • Vale gets first Chinese mega iron ore carrier
    Brazilian mining firm Vale SA has received its first Chinese-built mega bulk carrier, swelling what will be an unprecedented fleet linking the world's biggest iron ore producer with its biggest client, China.
  • China says aircraft carrier for training purposes only
    China's first aircraft carrier, a retrofitted ship bought from Ukraine in 1998, is expected to be mainly used for training purposes and could begin sea trials within a few weeks, a state-run newspaper reported yesterday.
Strait Talk
  • Back to basics: IMO is about safety of life at sea
    IN RECENT years, many International Maritime Organization (IMO) discussions have been on environmental issues. Next week, the agency's Marine Environment Protection Committee has a massive agenda, not least including crucial decisions on controlling greenhouse gas emissions.
Shipping Times
  • Brazil to hold 2 bids for high-speed rail
    Brazilian officials said on Monday that they would hold two separate bids for a high-speed rail line between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, a project worth some US$18 billion.

Sched Netweb site
  • Container shipping corporate concentration becomes far more pronounced
  • Kerry Logistics captures Marks & Spencer contract for Greater China
  • Zhoushan government sets up shipping industry support fund
  • Anhui's port of Anqing sees box volume grow 34pc in May
  • China, Russia, South Korea land-sea transport line starts operation
  • Kuehne + Nagel now biggest forwarder, says UK's Transport Intelligence
  • OOCL extends no-chassis policy to five other US ports including Charleston
  • CMA CGM drops Philadelphia from ever-shrinking Black Pearl service
  • New York-NJ owner-operator truckers sue for loss of earnings
  • Qantas long-haul pilots vote to strike against carriers' outsourcing plans
  • FAA wants FedEx fined US$689,800 for not telling pilots of dangerous cargo
  • Cold spell shrinks air freighted mango exports from India this year
  • Korean Air Cargo starts service to Zaragaza between Madrid and Barcelona
  • Boeing forecasts India's future aircraft market at US$150 billion

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Seaikon spreads its wings to Gujarat
  • Indians invited to exploit cotton, mining opportunities in Burkina Faso
  • DP World Nhava Sheva supports a green initiative
  • GMB's non-major ports register 11.31 pc traffic growth in Q1
  • Major Ports traffic grows 5.22 pc in Q1
  • Work to resume on Paradip Port's coal, iron ore berths in Sept.
  • DGFT urged to consider EPCES' suggestions
  • India Inc. pays record dividends

Marine Logweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • Graig orders series of next generation container feeders
  • Getting GoM permitting to pre-moratorium levels could create 190,000 new jobs

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • Port Tracker report predicts box numbers to grow this fall
  • US, Mexico ink new deal for long-haul cross border trucking
  • Portland Airport showcases K.A. Colorado artwork
  • Report finds US exports drop during month of May
  • AAPA honors Port of Seattle for environmental programs

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • Tanker loadings from Middle East Opec states lifted by China
    VLCCs benefit by posting higher average spot rates from May to June
  • Panamax market share squeezed as newbuild bulker sizes increase
    Vessels of between 60,000-83,500 dwt now ship 19% of dry bulk trade, showing a fall of 8% in eight years
  • Oil demand growth set to drop in 2012
    World oil demand in 2012 is forecast to grow at a slightly lower rate than this year due to the "unsteady" nature of the global economy, according to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • Product rates plummet in June
    Rates for product tankers shipping gasoline from northwest Europe to the US Atlantic coast fell 20% in June from the previous month due to closed arbitrage windows and higher stocks in the US
  • Vessels ordered last year reap benefits of low newbuild prices
    Panamax bulk carriers ordered during the recession have breakeven costs $5,000 per day lower than similar vessels contracted at the peak of the shipping boom ' giving their owners a financial advantage in the market, as they need to pay less cash back to lenders
  • Owners urged to stop ordering new panamaxes
    DVB Bank has urged dry bulk owners to stop contracting panamax tonnage in a bid to help overcome "chronic" oversupply and a vast orderbook which are putting increasing pressure on charter market rates
  • Maersk to charter first vessels from new feedership design
    Graig Shipping's Marlin 2000 Blue vessels to be deployed on intra-Asian feeder services
  • The Containership Co Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection approved
    Parties wishing to launch action against TCC must first appear before bankruptcy court
  • Fall in Nigeria's piracy masks shift in danger zone
    Attacks in Nigerian waters and off the Bakassi Peninsula are down, but southeast corner of the country bucks the trend
  • Time to curb non-dom benefits in the UK
    There is no reason why shipping should enjoy complete tax freedom as it does today
  • The sole serious crime in the US is Contempt of Cop
    A seven-hour wait imposed on 2,000 elderly cruise passengers demonstrates how unwise it can be to question US border enforcement bureaucracy
  • Shipping line consolidation at record high
    The world's largest carriers control 84% of market ' up 14% from 2000
  • Local entrepreneur rebuilding shipyard industry
    Dieter Petram is quietly building up his conglomerate with Bredo, MWB, Rickmers-Lloyd and Lloyd Werft all under joint ownership
  • Stop the rot
    Bremen and Bremerhaven owners urge the government to help reverse a recent decline in shipowning
  • Piracy ground rules
    When deploying armed guards, 'fully armed' means knowing the legal boundaries that frame their use
  • Insurers face prosecution over ransom payments
    The US Treasury in particular has made it clear that if evidence is found that payments have been made to banned organisations and persons, then charges will be brought
  • Suez Canal director vows that waterway will defy Egypt's turmoil
    SCA working with military to ensure operations remain unaffected by demonstrations and industrial disputes
  • Cape Town bunkers at risk from industrial unrest
    Employees at major supplier strike in sympathy with energy and metal workers
  • Fred. Olsen raises concerns at slow FPSO demand after posting $1.2m loss
    Potentially up to 10 lease contracts to be awarded this year, compared with previous forecasts of up to 14
  • Intra-Asia growth rate disappoints
    IADA container-volumes data in first five months of year a lower-than-expected 4%
  • Chinese job hopes go adrift on the Yangtze
    Beijing must find an intermodal solution to get goods from its fast-developing west to the coast ' and quickly
  • Appointment in Limassol
    Surely a flag is not worth flying if it bows to political pressure first before considering how to react under its international responsibilities as established by the UN
  • HHLA opens self check-in terminals at Altenwerder to cut waiting times
    Containers holding hazardous materials will continue to be processed manually
  • At last, a green idea
    Is the European Climate Change Programme's proposal to curb CO2 emissions using speed limits ahead of the curve?
  • Monfalcone box terminal plan snared in red tape
    APM Terminals and UniCredit joint venture said to be at a standstill as Italian government fails to act
  • Mermaid Maritime secures 10-year refinancing loan
    Parent Thoresen Thai hopes fresh funds will help keep financing costs down
  • Bumi Armada share offering raises $879m for FPSO fleet expansion
    Kuala Lumpur IPO oversubscribed by both institutions and retail investors

Fairplayweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • Analyst blames IEA on tankers
    JEFFERIES analyst Doug Mavrinac significantly lowered his tanker forecast today, arguing that the International Energy Agency stockpile release has sabotaged the rebound
  • Survivors say crews failed to help
    SURVIVING passengers from the MV Bulgaria sinking have told authorities that crews of an oil tanker and another vessel failed to stop and help when the Volga cruise ship was sinking, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Essar plans tanker buys
    INDIA'S Essar Shipping reportedly plans to acquire at least a dozen second-hand tankers, including six VLCCs
  • Dover ferry terminal scheme advances
    A BATTLE is continuing at Dover's port, even though a plan for a four-berth second ferry terminal has advanced for final consideration by the UK Department for Transport
  • Inventories restrain US box imports
    US BOX imports are expected to grow during autumn's peak season, despite remaining flat year on year in May
  • Oaktree chasing heavy-lift tonnage
    US INVESTOR Oaktree Capital Management has told Fairplay that it is on the lookout for more multipurpose/heavy-lift tonnage and entire owner/operator companies in the sector
  • German coal importers predicting growth
    SHIPMENTS of steam and coking coal for industry and power in Germany are forecast to increase to 47.5M tonnes this year, from 45M last year, according to importers
  • India allows wheat, rice exports
    INDIA has decided to lift its ban on wheat and rice exports, allowing a limited number of shipments as stockpiles overflow
  • Capesize rates fall on low activity
    A QUIET start to the week for Capesizes in both the Atlantic and the Pacific has led to a drop in rates
  • China coal imports rise
    CHINA's coal imports rose by 12.4% year on year in June to 13.61M tonnes, Beijing's customs agency said today
  • China oil recovery seen
    OIL TRADERS told Fairplay today that Chinese crude imports should recover this month after dropping in June due to heavy refinery maintenance
  • Korean meat imports rise
    SOUTH Korea went high on the hog in this year's first half, when imports of pork rose 120%

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • Diesel Prices Rise First Time in a Month
    The average price of diesel prices rose for the first time in the last month, increasing 4.9 cents a gallon,...
  • Truckload Capacity Index Drops 16.5 Percent
    A key measure of truckload capacity eased last week, after tightening for several weeks. The Longbow Research Truckload Barometer...
  • DOT Stimulus Payouts Reach $29.6 Billion
    The Department of Transportation's payments to states for infrastructure work funded by the 2009 stimulus law reached $29.6 billion by...
  • Harold B. Sachs, Former FASA/Gemini Director, Dead at 86
    Harold B. Sachs, 86, the former executive director of the Fashion Accessories and Gemini Shippers Associations, died July 10 at...
  • Bankrupt TCC Seeks $25 Million From Shippers
    The Containership Company's bankruptcy trustee is seeking $25 million in liquidated damages from approximately 80 shippers who failed to fulfill...
  • Gas Companies Plan LNG Truck Fueling Network
    A major natural gas company is investing $150 million in a venture that would build 150 liquid natural gas fueling...
  • Clinton Prods Congress On Free Trade Pacts
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton jumped into the battle in Washington over free trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and...
  • Trade Groups Protest Long Beach Funds Shift
    Trade and transportation groups in Southern California are urging the Port of Long Beach not to transfer $16.9 million in...
  • Welsh Shipowner Orders Up to 26 Feeder Ships
    The Graig Group, a charter shipowner based in Cardiff, Wales, placed orders for a series of up to 26 fuel-efficient...
  • Kuehne + Nagel Ranked Top Forwarder in 2010
    Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel was the largest international forwarder in 2010, handling of nearly a 10th of the world's air...
  • Railcar Owners Pull More Units Out of Storage in June
    As freight traffic began to recover from a spring slowdown, owners of parked railcars across North America pulled 2,847 units...
  • Italy's Fortune International Joins INTTRA
    Fortune International Transport says its new membership in the INTTRA's ocean shipping e-commerce network will give the Italian non-vessel operating...
  • Greatwide Logistics Picks Former Airline Chief As CEO
    Greatwide Logistics tapped John P. Tague, the former president of United Airlines, as chief executive officer, succeeding veteran trucking executive...
  • Advocate Sees Container-on-Barge Potential
    Container-on-barge service could be a $500 million business on the inland waterways, but the federal government hasn't been willing to...
  • Port Tracker Forecasts Shipping Pickup This Fall
    Import cargo volume at the busiest U.S. container ports is expected to be flat this summer before rising by double...
  • June Rail Carloads Grow 0.9 Percent
    U.S. rail intermodal traffic grew 5.3 percent in June over the same month last year but carload volume was up...
  • Top 20 Ocean Carriers Boost Market Share
    The top 20 ocean container carriers boosted their combined world market share to a record 84 percent in July, according...
  • Moody's Sees Negative Shipping Outlook
    Moody's Investors Service set a negative outlook for the shipping industry over the next 12 to 18 months on Tuesday,...
  • Schneider National Adding 300 Drivers
    Schneider National is looking to hire 300 truck drivers in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico for its dedicated and bulk...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • Graig orders super-feeders
  • Egyptian protests 'threaten' canal transits
  • Hamburg speeds up trucking
  • Maersk improves Europe/New Zealand service
  • DP World Callao fully compliant

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • Box Ships buys
    Paragon Shipping spinoff charters MSC Emma back to seller following $55m acquisition.
  • BGT boss plots next course
    Industry veteran Warren Bluestein secures new post with parent as MOL takes control of ageing LNG stable.
  • The Omega effect
    Industry heavyweights poised to pounce on distressed assets as cash-strapped owners fight to stay afloat, analyst says.
  • NGL inks LPG deal
    Nippon Gas Line coughs up cash to take Sea Sawasdee for three to five years, brokers say.
  • KPMI to de-list from PSE
    Manila-based shipyard opts to delist after questioning need to float stock.
  • Over-capacity concerns voiced
    Ratings agency claims vessel numbers will be big issue over next two years.
  • AOD firms Seadrill pact
    Oslo IPO hopeful on the fringe of forking over $2m to cover management tab while indulging in jack-up option.
  • Irving faces trial
    March hearing on safety charges for Canadian yard following worker's fall in 2008.
  • Graig behind mega-order
    UK owner inks first batch in series of up to 26 next-generation container feederships worth $780m.
  • Cruise crew stay put
    Seafarers refuse to leave stranded Greek-owned Rio in Israel until receivers pay wages.
  • Chilean ship project blocked
    Government refuses environmental assessment for $46m CCA Chile proposal.
  • Cosco slams oil speculators
    Wei Jiafu voices concerns over knock-on effect for bunker prices.
  • Vinaship share sale stalls
    Investment fund fails to sell 600,000 shares in state-owned shipowner.
  • FOP posts Q2 loss
    Fred Olsen's FPSO company reduces deficit as financial expenses fell.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • July Feature
  • FAA proposes $689,800 fine for FedEx Express
    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a civil penalty of $689,800 against Federal Express Corp. of Memphis for allegedly violating Transportation Department hazardous materials regulations. The FAA alleges that in 89 instances from...
  • 2 ships depart MarAd's James River fleet
    Former U.S. Navy vesselsBenjamin IsherwoodandHenry Eckfordare scheduled to depart from the Maritime Administration's James River Reserve in Virginia on July 12 and July 19, respectively. The obsolete vessels will be towed to Brownsville, Texas for...
  • Supply chain legend Bowersox dead at 79
    Bowersox Donald J. Bowersox, one of the pioneers of turning logistics and supply chain management into an academic discipline, died on July 4 from a prolonged bout with cancer. Bowersox, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of marketing and supply ...
  • Southern Air opens Cologne office
    Southern Air Holdings has opened an office in Cologne, Germany, to serve the German market and Western Europe. The office will be led by Oliver Gritz, who joined Southern Air in April as managing director for Europe. He previously held various mana...
  • Global Shippers Forum launches Web site
    The reorganized Global Shippers' Forum has launched anew Web site . In May the GSF, which represents shippers' group around the world, reconstituted itself into a formal organization that will represent shippers on key international issues before ...
  • Kerry wins M&S deal in China
    Kerry Logistics has won a contract from U.K. retailer Marks & Spencer to handle a range of logistics services in China. "The contract incorporates logistics services across the supply chain for M&S, from suppliers" pickup through to direct deliver...
  • Intelligrated names Harris VP Midwest
    Intelligrated, an automated material handling systems provider, has appointed Chuck Harris as vice president of Midwest operations, distribution and fulfillment. Based out of Intelligrated's Chicago office, Harris will oversee sales, concepting, e...
  • Panalpina opens Huntsville Logistics Center
    Panalpina opened a facility on July 1 for value-added logistics services in Huntsville, Ala., adjacent to Panalpina's International Air Cargo Center. The 40,000-square-foot Huntsville Logistics Center provides complete kitting and parts assembly ...
  • K + N expands global LCL network
    Switzerland-based global forwarder Kuehne + Nagel has continued its expansion of less-than-containerload services with the addition of 39 new port pairs, the company said Monday. K + N launched a series of new LCL routes in April and September 201...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 12, 2011
  • Fuel oil prices fall in Fujairah
    Tight avails for prompt dates in Fujairah.
  • ICS proposes pilot study on fuel availability
    IMO committee split on need for early evaluation of availability of fuels to meet MARPOL Annex VI targets.
  • Bunker prices soft in Rotterdam
    It was a 'busy day' of trading in Piraeus today.
  • IMO takes first step to address black carbon emissions
    Initial steps to focus on definition and measurement methods of BC emissions from shipping.
  • Bunker prices fall at key Asian ports
    'Average' demand across key Asian bunker hubs on Tuesday.
  • Rotterdam port supports EU on 0.1% sulphur for ECAs in 2015
    ECAs should also be expanded 'to all coastal waters,' says PoRa.
  • Brightoil earmarks $3 billion for upstream projects
    Company also eyes acquisition this year, says upstream chief executive.
  • Chemoil appoints global sales director
    Former general manager of bunker purchasing at ST Shipping will be 'an invaluable asset' to Chemoil's growing market strategy.

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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
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
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%
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
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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 "
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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
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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
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.
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
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