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July 18, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • IMO agrees on CO2-cutting measures
    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed last Friday on energy efficiency design standards for new ships to cut greenhouse gas emissions, but developing countries will probably delay implementation by using a waiver, delegates said.

Sched Netweb site
  • Hong Kong cargo down 2.2pc in June to 2 million TEU, Singapore up 3.7pc
  • Shanghai continues to outrun Singapore's container volumes in first half
  • Asia-Med freight rates suffer worst of bad week, says Shanghai index data
  • ANZDA peak season surcharges of US$250/TEU, $500/FEU apply Aug 15
  • Guangdong's Xinsha checkpoint sees a surge of 68pc in whole-auto imports
  • Dongguan's PSA port handles 300-TEU ships on run to Taicang, near Shanghai
  • UK Graig orders super-feeder with '30pc less fuel consumption per TEU'
  • US exports slip 0.5pc in May after 16.4pc growth in first five months
  • Prologis expands at three Japanese facilities of 67,000 square metres
  • Cathay cargo falls 9.1 per cent in June during traditionally slow month
  • US airline freight beats passenger side workforce growth in May
  • BA continues wine supply partnership with Kuehne + Nagel for 3 years
  • Panalpina offers value-added logistics at Huntsville Alabama airport

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Crew competence seen not matching up to demands of modern ships
  • Double-digit growth expected in shipments to Africa
  • Konecranes bags soaking pit crane order
  • Maersk Sembawang to be largest vessel to call South India ports
  • MSC, CSAV to jointly operate direct service between India & Europe
  • NYK Line finalises window at GTI
  • Pirate attacks up, seizures down in 2011
  • SCI signs shipbuilding contract for 3,500-TEU vessel
  • Chinese firms may hit security roadblock for port projects
  • PSA-led consortium to develop & operate JN Ports 4th box terminal
  • FFFAIs 20th biennial convention to be held in Udaipur on August 25-28
  • Gelkaps Sports organises paintball fair at KASEZ
  • Competitive credit a must to sustain export growth momentum: Fieo President
  • I-T Dept reopens cases against SEZ developers
  • Net direct tax collections drop 17 pc
  • EEPC Indias Open House with Zonal Joint DGFT on July 28 at Vadodara
  • Heavy pallet loaders moved from Canada to Russia
  • New Orleans hosts professional development for project forwarders
  • SCHEUERLE heavy-duty transporters in action for Germany's first offshore wind park

Marine Logweb site
JULY 15, 2011
  • New Port Aransas ferry starts service
  • Rand Logistics to add Canadian flag bulker
  • Blount to build South Boats wind farm cats for U.S. market
  • IHC Merwede to build Jones Act OCV's at BAE Mobile and Jacksonville yards
  • Fincantieri no longer set to acquire Davie, but alternate buyer is hovering

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 15, 2011
  • Retiring Coast Guard commander hands over Ancient Albartoss title
  • Rand Logistics to purchase bulk carrier MARITIME TRADER
  • Rail freight traffic count rolls to up/down week
  • Port of Portland schedules 2011 Seaport Celebration
  • RailAmerica reports drop in June carload numbers

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 15, 2011
  • Suezmaxes ordered during boom face financial blues
    Vessels contracted in 2007-2008 set to make significant losses
  • Capesize rates fight to hold ground as fixtures dry up
    Time charter average tumbles 17%
  • Atlantic-based trade continues to dominate suezmax sailings
    The suezmax sector continues to be dominated by Atlantic-based trade, accounting for around 77% of exports and Europe and the US taking in 62% of the crude carried globally on these tankers
  • Modern prices to close in on $50m mark
    Fleet oversupply unlikely to be supported by a pick up in scrapping
  • IM Skaugen strives for contract balance for its LPG carriers
    The company's contract of affreightment deals have limited its ability to reap the rewards of an improved spot market
  • Fortescue iron ore volumes rise as mining sector recovers
    Major expansion investment expected to drive up Fortescue production even further
  • Growing Chinese VLCC fleet stifles European owners
    Middle Eastern crude oil imported on domestic tonnage reaches 40% market share as other owners feel the pinch
  • Hong Kong owners take 11% of China VLCC deliveries
    Greek owners' share falls to just 5%
  • Shipping banks pass stress test
    No major shipping lenders among eight European banks to fail
  • Nautilus Marine Acquisition debuts with slimmed-down IPO
    Akis Tsirigakis-led blank cheque enterprise rakes in $48m instead of $60m while keeping share price unchanged
  • Rongsheng gets back in the game
    New Greek orders and the Vale endorsement give Rongsheng's stock a boost
  • Will Vale bulk carriers get into China?
    The best way to quash rumours of being blocked from China's ports is to sail a VLOC into one
  • Slow march forward for Vale's VLOCs
    The naming of an unfinished valemax at China Rongsheng meant more theatre than progress
  • Changes to sulphur content ruling 'will reduce short sea freight by 30%'
    European Shippers Council calls for new sulphur limits deadline to be postponed until 2020
  • NCL re-launches $250m IPO
    New corporate structure announced
  • Shanghai box freight index falls despite capacity withdrawals
    Composite SCFI down 1.4% to $1,016 per teu as Shanghai-Northern Europe route declines by 1% to $809 per teu
  • Put some welly into maritime awards
    It is time to give proper recognition and reward to the valuable work done by our engineers, designers, technologists and scientists
  • WSC and Japan outline efficiency scheme
    Proposal designed to "stimulate significant improvements in the carbon efficiency of the world's maritime fleet"
  • Will the Middle East Gulf suffer a gap between hope and reality?
    Gulf Co-operation Council states look on course for strong growth, but large expansion of container terminal capacity will need to be carried out
  • Middle East Gulf expansion in the pipeline
    Extra capacity to come online through to 2016
  • UK pensions shake-up will apply to seafarers and offshore workers
    Location of employer would not be a key determining factor in deciding whether an individual is ordinarily working in Great Britain, says minister
  • Pirates refuse to free South Korean seafarers unless jailed comrades are released
    Somalis also demand compensation for deaths inflicted by special forces in the Samho Jewelry rescue
  • Deficit forces US to shed the jones for subsidies
    Tariffs protecting ethanol trade go, which is good for shipping as corn exports rise
  • Norway's forceful anti-piracy stance attracting industry attention
    Code gives unusually practical guidelines on weaponry and deployment of armed guards
  • Port in a storm
    Los Angeles must do more to rein in its profligacy as rest of California struggles
  • Los Angeles volumes down 12% on June 2010
    Port blames last year's early peak season surge for skewing the figures
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine throws down the gauntlet on Asia-Europe
    South Korean carrier plans to add up to 10 12,600 teu ships in battle for survival on competitive trade
  • Tightening gas market boosts IM Skaugen
    Gas carrier and tanker owner reports second quarter profits of $400,000, compared with a $4.5m loss a year ago.
  • Port of Los Angeles pays back $100m bond
    Repayment will save $16.5m in interest over 15 years.

Fairplayweb site
JULY 17, 2011
  • Nautilus completes IPO
    BLANK-cheque vehicle Nautilus Marine Acquisition today priced its IPO, obtaining 20% less proceeds than it had been seeking
  • Writ stalling JNPT scheme is withdrawn
    A VENTURE involving PSA International and India's ABG Ports is now likely to win a contract for a fourth box terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
  • Tampa port director criticised
    FLORIDA'S Port of Tampa Maritime Industries Association has criticised Tampa port director Richard Wainio and called for him to leave the position when his current contract ends
  • LA box outlook shaky
    MIXED results in June at the largest US box complex are increasing chances that the fall peak shipping season will be delayed, a port official there told Fairplay
  • CSAV teams with MSC
    CSAV HAS confirmed that it will begin jointly operating multiple new box services with MSC from next month through 2014
  • New JV targets Davie
    A NEW consortium is moving to take over Quebec's Davie Industries shipyard after Italy's Fincantieri said it had ended talks to buy the yard
  • IM Skaugen posts slim profits
    NORWAY'S gas carrier and lighterage tanker group IM Skaugen today reported net profits of $0.4M for the second quarter, from losses of $4.5M a year earlier
  • NCL revises IPO plan
    NORWEGIAN Cruise Line, which is gearing up for a NASDAQ listing, filed a revised IPO registration today, featuring a new corporate structure
  • EC adopts sulphur cuts directive
    THE EC today adopted a proposal to revise the 1999 sulphur directive and promised to cut sulphur dioxide shipping emissions by up to 90%
  • FESCO reports cargo rise
    FESCO said today its box volumes jumped in the first half of the year, compared with the same period of 2010
  • Bulker demolitions surge 219%
    GREEK shipbroker Golden Destiny said in a quarterly report that 150 bulkers were scrapped in 1H2011, up 219% year on year
  • Baltic ro/ros pick up
    RO/RO traffic is rising steeply this year on routes linking Kiel in Germany with Russia, other Baltic countries and Scandinavia
  • Tallink's losses climb
    HIGH COSTS for bunkers and a harsh winter that increased fuel use deepened losses in the three months to 31 May, Tallink said today
  • Ballast rules attacked
    US RULES for ballasting constitute a threat to the nation's economy, the US Congress was warned
  • Leaders differ on Sovcomflot decrees
    MOSCOW has issued two official, ambiguous announcements indicating a late 2011 privatisation of at least 25% of government-owned Sovcomflot, one of the world's largest oil tanker operators

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 15, 2011
  • Mica Hits Back at Chamber Over Transport Bill
    U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce favors tax increases over...
  • U.S. Seizes Lead-Tainted Children's Jewelry Shipment
    U.S. government agents seized a shipment of $340,000 worth of children's jewelry bearing some three times the legal of level...
  • Consumer Sentiment Hits 28-Month Low
    U.S. consumer sentiment fell this month to its lowest level since March 2009, reflecting depressed income and low employment levels,...
  • CSX Gains Large New Coal Business
    Corsa Coal began sending trainloads of high-heat metallurgical coal out of its new Somerset, Pa., coal wash plant, generating export...
  • Maersk Division Wins $126 Million Navy Contract
    Maersk Line, Ltd., won a multi-year contract valued at up to $126 million to operate and maintain five container and...
  • Carolina Railroad to Aid Industrial Park Developer
    North Carolina's Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway will be the exclusive project advisor to Gladstone Development on a recently acquired...
  • U.S. Factory Output Flat in June
    U.S manufacturing activity was flat in June, the Federal Reserve said, although utility and mining output pushed overall industrial production...
  • YRC Worldwide Projects Second Half Operating Profit
    YRC Worldwide expects its revenue to rise about $600 million this year to $4.9 billion and to report an operating...
  • Cathay Cargo Traffic Falls 5.5 Percent in June
    Cathay Pacific Airways cargo traffic fell 5.5 percent in June, the third straight monthly drop at one of Asia's largest...
  • European Commission Cracks Down on Maritime Pollution
    The maritime industry would be required to slash sulfur dioxide emissions by up to 90 percent at a cost of...
  • Season of the Switch
    FTR Associates transportation analyst Larry Gross showed a revealing chart at The Journal of Commerce Inland Ports Conference in Chicago...
  • NVOs Outpace Vessel Operators
    Two of every five trans-Pacific import containers are booked through non-vessel-operating common carriers instead of directly with container lines, and...
  • Reverse Course on the Trans-Pacific
    Shipping is picking up steam on the trans-Pacific, but it's not happening in the direction carriers are accustomed to. Instead,...
  • Politics, Reality
    Even John Mica doesn't believe in the transportation spending plan he released this month. That was plainly evident...
  • Semiconductor Shipments Forecast to Accelerate
    Semiconductor manufacturers are raising their projections for industry shipments in 2011, forecasting sales will grow 5.4 percent over last year...
  • MSC, CSAV To Consolidate Four Routes
    Chilean container line CSAV and Mediterranean Shipping will jointly operate four liner services under a new agreement, stepping up ocean carrier...
  • Forwarder Pilot Expands to Amsterdam
    Pilot Freight Services will open an office in Amsterdam as the U.S. freight forwarder looks to build on strong growth...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 15, 2011
  • More capacity withdrawn in transpacific
  • LA & LB feel the new downturn heat
  • S&P threat to US triple-A rating
  • COSCO to invest in armed guards
  • More trouble between N.Europe and the Mediterranean

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 15, 2011
  • Greeks torch boxships
    Athens-based liner operators hit $16m jackpot in freshly minted series of demolition deals.
  • Maersk inks MSC deal
    US-flag division of Danish shipping giant ties up $126m management deal with Military Sealift Command.
  • Tsirigakis storms Street
    Investors plough $48m into Akis Tsirigakis-led blank-cheque, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
  • Mauritius gifted piracy aid
    Government handed $4.4m to help tackle maritime piracy and enhance security efforts.
  • Lenac plots share sale
    Croatian owner Tankerska Plovidba to build stake in shiprepairer as it issues new stock.
  • EC aims to cut sulphur
    Commission tables plans to cut maximum level in bid to reduce emissions by 90%.
  • Iraq's port problem
    Baghdad government worried shipping industry will be strangled by Kuwait's new Mubarak al Kabeer terminal.
  • Tug officer charged
    Distracted K-Sea crewman faces manslaughter trial after barge hit duck boat on Delaware River, killing two.
  • SCI plots offshore move
    State-owned company targets 'high end' of market and reveals transloader project.
  • Wartsila predicts sales dip
    Finnish engine builder mulls possible 5% decline due to weak marine systems market.
  • Samho crew going home
    Six men on struggling owner's VLCC Samho Crown will receive pay in Dubai before flying out.
  • Never ending saga over?
    Offshore contractor Cecon optimistic that it will finally get hugely expensive delayed newbuildings from Davie Yards.
  • Five hurt in clash
    Philippines coast guard says baby among injured after ferry and cargoship were involved in accident off Cebu.
  • Pirates seek compensation
    Somalis holding hostages call on South Korean government to release prisoners.
  • US yard worker killed
    50-year-old reportedly electrocuted at Avondale shipyard in Louisiana.
  • Cosco shelves nuclear plans
    Chinese shipping giant drops alternative energy proposal in wake of Japanese nuclear crisis.
  • Celtic Link drops claim
    Irish Sea operator gives up on compensation case after livestock ambitions thwarted.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 15, 2011
  • Sea Star discontinuing Philly Service
    Sea Star Line said it will end its service between Philadelphia and San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 22. "The maritime community in Philadelphia has been very supportive and great to work with, but we have been unable to secure an adequate revenue s...
  • Washington Notebook
  • BIS proposed rule moves U.S. export reform forward
    The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security released a proposed rulemaking Friday that moves another step forward the Obama administration's goal to modernize the country's aging export control system. A significant piece of the...
  • Shipper groups oppose bunker levy
    As the International Maritime Organization Marine Environment Protection Committeewinds up a meetingin London this week, the Global Shippers Forum (GSF) said any scheme for controlling carbon emissions in the shipping industry should provide incen...
  • Pirates attacks up 36% in first half of 2011
    There were 266 incidents of pirate attacks on vessels around the world in the first half of 2011, up 36 percent from 196 attacks during the same period in 2010, according to the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Center. But the numb...
  • U.S., Macedonia reach open skies agreement
    The United States and Macedonia on Thursday reached an open skies aviation agreement, which will allow airlines of both countries to select routes, destinations and prices for passenger and cargo services based on consumer demand and market condit...
  • Pilot Freight lands in Europe
    Pilot Freight Services, a third-party logistics services provider, has opened its first owned European station in Amsterdam. "This is a big milestone for our company, as we continue to grow and expand our footprint both domestically and internation...
  • IES opens office in Norfolk area
    IES Ltd., a transportation software provider to freight forwarders, non-vessel-operating common carriers and customs brokers, has opened an office near Virginia's Port of Norfolk. The office will primarily focus on engineering, operations and infor...
  • Mitsui to acquire Portek
    The parent company of MOL has won a bidding war to acquire a majority share in Singapore-based niche port operator Portek, according to news reports out of Asia. Mitsui and Co., a Japanese conglomerate whose businesses include MOL and MOL's contain...
  • SoCal port volume down 5% in June
    Southern California's two ports had divergent container volume growth patterns in June, according to Los Angeles and Long Beach statistics. The two ports collectively handled 1.2 million TEUs in June, a roughly 5 percent drop from the same month i...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 15, 2011
  • Week ends mostly soft in Americas
    Crude futures were lifted by lower oil supplies from Canada and higher US equities.
  • IMO moving at 'glacial speed' to reduce GHG emissions
    'Adoption of the EEDI must mark the start of a period of renewed action at IMO with a focus on achieving fast, deep cuts in emissions,' says industry source.
  • Australian carbon tax set to counter bunker credits
    'The carbon tax will raise costs all the way along the supply chain, from factories and mines to railways and port.'
  • Caribbean ECA formally adopted
    MEPC 61 also adopts exemption from ECA sulphur limits for old steamships in the US.
  • Fujairah prices fall; Cape Town strikes continue
    Employers in South Africa's petroleum sector were ready to resume talks with unions to end strikes.
  • EU confirms proposal to cut sulphur emissions from shipping
    Alignment with IMO sulphur limits for ECAs from 2015 and global limit in 2020 to cut ship sulphur emissions by 90%.
  • Rotterdam and Hamburg markets fall
    It was an average day of trading day in Hamburg.
  • IMO makes history with global GHG regulation for ships
    MEPC 62 adopts a new part to MARPOL Annex VI after dramatic session which forces a vote on the issue.
  • Week ends with dip in bunker prices at most major ports
    Demand for bunkers largely below average at key Asian ports on Friday.
  • Oiltanking Partners raises $215 million from IPO
    Sold 10 million of its common units for $21.50 each; begins trading in New York on Thursday.
  • Wärtsilä to design new generation box feeder vessel
    MARLIN series of container feeders able to acheive up to 30% improved fuel efficiency per TEU carried.
  • South China fuel oil stocks slightly down
    Volume of oil exiting the major oil terminals higher than the amount of cargo coming in.
  • Singapore fuel oil volumes fall to five-month low
    Stocks down 1.671 million barrels to 17.513 million barrels, according to International Enterprise data.
  • Aegean shares at new low
    Thursday's closing price lowest since the company's IPO in 2006.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
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
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
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 Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 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
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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