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20:36 GMT+2
July 19, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • S Korea leads global shipbuilding market
    South Korea regained its status as the world's leading shipbuilding nation in the first half of this year, by securing orders for 224 ships, totalling 8.92 million compensated gross tonnes (CGTs), Yonhap news agency quoted the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.
  • Maersk bags US$126m US Navy contract
    Maersk Line, Limited, a US unit of Danish shipping and oil group AP Moller-Maersk, has won a contract worth up to US$126 million to provide transport services to the US Navy and Marines.
  • Drewry, Cleartrade to launch container index in Sept
    Drewry Shipping Consultants and Cleartrade Exchange will launch a Europe-based container index in September, providing weekly freight rates that shippers can use to hedge against future risk, though top companies will likely not participate.
  • Hudong-Zhonghua to build 4 LNG carriers

Sched Netweb site
  • China objects, but UN's IMO votes for stringent eco-regime for all ships
  • Scandal brews up after 98 containers explode at Cypriot naval base
  • Drewry: Box prices nearly double as peak season shortage looms once more
  • American Maersk unit signs US$126 million US Navy rapid deployment contract
  • Chongqing river port's container volume increases 16.9pc in May
  • Kuehne + Nagel posts 11pc profit increase to US$382 million in first half
  • Eco-law risks closing St Lawrence Seaway, would cost US$4.3 million a ship
  • US truck volumes increase one per cent in June: Ceridian-UCLA Index
  • GAC Russia marks 10th year in Russia, expanding in Black, Caspian seas
  • FedEx to up spending 24pc to US$4.2 billion for planes, trucks, plant
  • St Louis China air hub receives positive attention in Chinese state media
  • Cold war's end, long range jets combine to flatten Anchorage cargo growth
  • China Postal Airlines launches Qingdao-Nanjing-Jinan-Qingdao line
  • Chongqing world air cargo to hit 80,000 tonnes, 80pc local IT for export
  • Manzhouli Airport offers its first international scheduled service

Exim Indiaweb site
  • DHL & Safmarine team up to boost literacy in Senegal
  • Graig order launches new generation container
  • Hamburg Sud rationalises its North Europe-Eastern Mediterranean services
  • KPSAA holds seminar on e-payments
  • Minimum standards of quay crane operation recommended
  • MISC opens new office in Chennai
  • MSC announces rate restoration on India-South Africa trade
  • Unforeseen trends determining future shape & direction of Indian container logistics, infrastructure industry

Marine Logweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • IMO's MEPC adopts mandatory measures to curb GHG emissions
  • Rolls-Royce to supply systems for Swire Pacific AHTS newbuilds
  • Farstad strengthens its position in Brazil
  • Wärtsilä to supply main engines for 25 Russian tankers
  • Somali pirates hijack products tanker

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • Port of Olympia settles OPA Clean Water Act suit
  • Meeting sets new regulations to lower emissions from ships
  • Nominations sought for annual Connie Awards
  • Congressman wants clarification of DOT Jones Act waivers
  • Kerry Logistics expanding with two acquisitions in China

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • Scrap market in suspense as Bangladesh court hearing delays rumble on
    Indian breakers take advantage of cautious Chittagong buying atmosphere but demolition rates remain in limbo for yet another week
  • DryShips plan bargain capesize sales
    Two 15-year-old carriers committed to South Korean buyers at$17m each
  • UK government intends to allow armed guards onboard ships
    Shipping Minister says changing law will also ensure 'cowboy' security firms are not used
  • Opec and IEA tension ratchets up
    Tanker shipping looks set to suffer after shock move by IEA to release 60m barrels into market
  • The first oil crisis, 1973
    Yom Kippur war led to Arabs withholding supplies to the US and the Netherlands
  • The second oil crisis, 1978-1981
    Iranian oil workers went on strike in protest at the Shah followed by country's war with Iraq
  • LPG gas carrier rates poised to hit 32-month high
    Increased Middle East production and rise in spot cargoes gives owners support to push for high numbers
  • IMO agrees mandatory measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    Decision by vote and not consensus not ideal, says secretary-general Efthimios Mitropoulos
  • Duisport sees first half box handling improve
    German port operator optimistic it will beat 2010 results
  • Dover threatened with severe peak season congestion
    Disruption hits A20 road link just as tourist traffic is predicted to surge by 50%
  • Farstad buys remaining 50% of Brazilian offshore vessel owner
    Norwegian company pays Petroserv $56m for BOS Navegaç˜o
  • World Container Index set for September launch
    Drewry and Cleartrade bring second index to box derivatives market
  • Nigerian gang seize tanker and 20-strong crew
    Armed men capture 1980-built, 11,500 dwt Aegean Star
  • CSAV in Mediterranean Shipping vessel-sharing deal
    Move comes after Chilean container line drops its India-Europe service
  • Stena Line posts best North Sea half-year results for four years
    Harwich to Hook of Holland service carries 6.4% more cars and 1.4% more passengers
  • Box shortage fears overstated
    A key container manufacturer in China has some 500,000 teu of inventory, says investment bank
  • Hostages plead for ransom to be paid
    Somali pirates film interview with Danes and Filipinos and post footage on media website YouTube
  • Exmar and BW Gas swap vessels
    Two very large gas carriers exchanged for four midsize carriers, plus $35m
  • MCA cuts were 'too far, too fast, too risky'
    Admiral Massey defends original cost-cutting plan, but expresses sympathy for objectors
  • Lloyds List cleans up with report on MEPC's CO2 success
    The successful results of last week's Marine Environment Protection Committee's session will put the IMO on a strong footing
  • Kuehne+Nagel box volumes rise but falling freight rates hit revenue
    Operational result for sea freight up by 8% to SFr220m, despite considerable investments in growth initiative
  • Finnish owners slam EU sulphur amendments
    Shipping association says changes would hit industry in Northern Europe
  • Pirates seize bunkers tanker Jubba XX
    Vessel hijacked on voyage from UAE to Berbera
  • SCI gets Vizhinjam port bid extension
    Deadline is set back to give state-owned Shipping Corp of India time to prepare bid
  • Maersk wins $126m US Navy contract
    Four-year deal to operate five container and ro-ro supply vessels
  • Container shipping losses could extend to third quarter
    Jefferies warns outlook for 2012 and 2013 'highly uncertain' on capacity and structural changes in demand
  • Suezmaxes are only spark in gloomy tanker marker
    Broker warns of glut of tonnage on market if more owners go bust

Fairplayweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • US mulls doubling cruise liability funds
    WASHINGTON is considering doubling how much money cruise lines must set aside to cover reimbursement of ticket deposits
  • Cruising wins Baltic leeway
    CRUISE owners are no longer concerned today about an imminent threat to their Baltic deployments, thanks to the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee
  • More IMO steps urged on emissions
    THE IMO'S adoption of amendments to MARPOL Annex VI - making mandatory the EEDI and SEEMP - is being hailed today by shipping leaders as a positive step
  • Offshore broker opens
    A BROKING group has been set up in Hamburg to cater only for the offshore wind farm sector and renewable energy cargoes
  • Subsea 7 wins $80M deal
    SUBSEA 7 said today it has won an $80M contract from Chevron Australia for the Gorgon gas project off Western Australia
  • Control of Africa port project sought
    CHINA'S Hanlong Mining is reportedly offering A$1.2Bn ($1.3Bn) in cash for the rest of Australian-owned Sundance Resources in Africa
  • Exmar, BW Gas swap gas carriers
    EXMAR, the listed Belgian gas carrier company, and BW Gas, have agreed to swap six ships
  • Tanker taken by pirates
    PIRATES are today compelling the 16 crew members on a hijacked oil tanker to sail to Somaliland, NATO told Fairplay
  • Frenzied scrapping speculation sparked
    SCRAP prices rose last week as frenzied speculation by cash buyers defied market reality
  • Long-haul box rates slide
    CARRIERS are increasingly withdrawing long-haul box services in view of rates falling because of the tonnage glut
  • Global efficiency rules approved
    THE IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee has adopted amendments to the MARPOL Convention that will make mandatory the first globally binding regulations designed to increase the energy efficiency of ships
  • Drybulk FFAs give hedge
    FFAs HAVE provided charterers and shipowners a welcome hedge against volatile drybulk freight rates this year, Freight Investor Services said today
  • Chinese coal imports drop
    CHINA'S coal importers are facing a challenging market this week, as domestic coal prices dropped while stockpiles at Qinhuangdao remained at comfortable levels last week

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • TTSI Plans to Buy 100 Hydrogen Trucks
    Total Transportation Services, a Long-Beach, Calif-based port drayage company, plans to buy 100 hydrogen fuel cell plug-in electric Class 8...
  • Shippers' Index Improves, Still Negative
    FTR Associates' monthly Shippers Condition Index rose this month, indicating that market influences affecting shippers are becoming less unfavorable. ...
  • Turkish Cargo to Begin Istanbul-Budapest Service
    Turkish Cargo, Turkish Airlines' freight division, began a weekly A310 freighter service between Istanbul and Budapest, adding to the Hungarian...
  • MSC, CSAV to Launch India-Europe Service
    Mediterranean Shipping Company and Chilean carrier CSAV entered a vessel sharing agreement to launch a direct container service linking India...
  • Republicans Try to Curb Rural Air Service Subsidies
    Debate over a proposal to reduce a U.S. program that subsidizes rural air service is the latest battleground in Capitol...
  • Shippers: EU Emissions Rules Will Push Sea Cargo To Road
    The European Union's plan to slash ships' sulfur dioxide emissions will likely result in 30 percent of short sea traffic...
  • Kerry Logistics Buys Two Chinese Logistics Groups
    Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics acquired a controlling interest in two groups of companies in China, Shanghai Wisdom Group and...
  • Telecom Executive Joins INTTRA Board
    The founder of telecommunications company Neustar, Jeffrey Ganek, joined the board of directors of INTTRA, an electronic booking portal for...
  • Factory Production Flat in June
    U.S. industrial production rose 0.2 percent from May to June but manufacturing activity was flat, the Federal Reserve said, as...
  • Who's Banking on Shipping?
    Tobias Koenig has a proven business model at Marenave, the shipowning company he listed five years ago on the Hamburg...
  • DHL Expands Seattle-Shanghai LCL Service
    DHL will expand direct less-than-containerload service from Shanghai to Seattle, reducing transit times for LCL shipments by up to four...
  • Kuehne + Nagel Buys Brazilian Transport Firm
    Kuehne + Nagel bought Brazilian trucking and logistics firm Grupo Eichenberg for $52 million, making it the Swiss forwarding...
  • Europe-based Ocean Container Index to Launch in September
    A weekly Europe-based ocean container index by Drewry Shipping Consultants and Cleartrade Exchange will launch in September, giving the shipping...
  • Kuehne + Nagel Net Profit Grows 11 Percent
    Kuehne + Nagel said economic uncertainty made it impossible to forecast the rest of the year even as the world's...
  • Contracts and Copyrights
    Q: This is regarding your June 13, 2011, column about whether a carrier can reference the National Motor Freight Classification...
  • Winning the Border War
    Security continues to be a key issue for shippers doing business in Mexico. The rise in cross-border surface trade between...
  • Will Brazil's Cup Overflow?
    Its wounds still fresh from an earlier-than-expected exit from this month's women's World Cup soccer tournament, Brazil faces a quick...
  • Greenbrier Builds Confidence
    Uncertainty may pervade the economy recovery and its impact on freight networks, but if railcar and barge builder Greenbrier is...
  • Restructuring Draws Closer
    After securing a $400 million asset-based loan, the last remaining step is the sale of $100 million worth of convertible...
  • LTL Carriers Take Aim at Rates
    For a quick gauge of where truck pricing is headed, check tire prices. Tire manufacturers such as Michelin and...
  • Who's Holding the Wheel?
    The Teamsters union and environmental groups are taking a new tack in their long, so far unrewarding campaign to organize...
  • Transport, Transport, Transport
    When developers of industrial real estate make a pitch to potential clients, they want to talk to someone in charge...
  • Time of Departure
    I think we're rapidly approaching the shipping industry's "time of departure" that will separate the strong from the weak, the...
  • Captive Shippers Show Their Cards
    In laying a formal petition before federal regulators, heavy freight rail shippers at the National Industrial Transportation League hope to...
  • Poised at the Border
    When the first Mexican truck in a new cross-border trucking pilot project rolls into the U.S., it will bring an...
  • Mica Takes 'A New Direction'
    John Mica has a plan for surface transportation. The Florida Republican and chairman of the influential House Transportation and Infrastructure...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • Is self-defence the best form of attack against the piracy scourge?
    In the wake of the phone-hacking tsunami that has engulfed a global media player and provided copious copy of scandal-ridden intrigue for its rivals, the fate of 400 plus seafarers incarcerated by desperate khat-chewing Somali-based pirates has all but completely disappeared from mention in the daily news
  • IUMI welcomes liner initiative on container safety
  • CSAV to operate India - Europe service with MSC
  • K+N still moving forward
  • Hellmann signs pact with CPL
  • Somali pirates seize tanker

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • Costamare's crusade
    Konstantinos Konstantakopoulo-led containership owner plots dividend hike amid $55m acquisition campaign.
  • Hijackers free Aegean Star
    Peter Georgiopoulos-led bunkering syndicate breathes sigh of relief as gunman release product tanker off West Africa.
  • NOCC offloads ro-ro
    Scrappers in Alang prepare to sink teeth into Norwegian Car Carriers vessel following $8.5m demolition deal.
  • Campbell returns to Tsuji
    Bahamian bulker owner bets on market rebound with $51m order at Tsuji Heavy Industries.
  • FSL in draw with Daxin
    Singporean shipping trust to retrieve one court deposit but loses another while third case over disputed ship arrests continues.
  • Zeeland continues growth
    Dutch terminals group sees first-half volumes rise 11% as ore, metal and food cargoes boom.
  • Paragon ties up trio
    Cargill and Morgan Stanley turn to Michael Bodouroglou-led bulker owner for a pair of handies and a panamax.
  • Greek tanker taken
    Aegean Bunkering's Aegean Star seized by pirates off the coast of Benin.
  • Wartsila bags Russian deal
    Volga Shipping chooses Wartsila for inland waterway and coastal fleet renewal.
  • India plots bond drive
    Government eyeing $3bn debt sale to ease flow of funds for shipping industry.
  • Eight held after boarding
    Anti-logging protesters face court action in Tasmania after climbing on to Hachiuma Steamship vessel's crane.
  • Sino-Japanese LNG pact
    A joint venture of Shanghai based China Shipping Development and Mitui OSK Lines set to make a splash in the LNG business.
  • Bulker refloated
    German-managed CSL Trimnes had gone aground off Nord-Trondelag.
  • Farstad in Brazil move
    Offshore support operator buys out Brazilian jv partner for $56m
  • CSC's losses grow
    Sri Lankan state shipowner posts worse annual figures as small fleet struggles to compete.
  • Burney accuses Africa
    Pakistani human rights activist claims some countries are helping to arm Somali pirates.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • Mandatory energy efficiency benchmarks
  • Sea Star discontinuing Philadelphia 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 st...
  • MSC, CSAV link up in India/Europe trade
    Followinglast week's announcementthat CSAV and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will work together on several trades, the shipping lines said they will also jointly operate a Europe/India service beginning in August. Chilean carrier CSAV said it will wi...
  • Seaman charged under 'maritime manslaughter' law
    The mate of a tugboat towing a sludge barge that collided with a tourist "duck boat" in the Delaware River last summer has been charged with an allegation of one count of misconduct of a ship operator causing death under a "maritime manslaughter" ...
  • FMC seeks to improve cruise passenger protection
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission voted last weekto initiate a rulemakingto strengthen protections for cruise line customer deposits and prepayments, and to reduce financial responsibility requirements for small cruise lines. The FMC requires cr...
  • Budapest attracts Turkish Air freighter service
    Turkish Airlines' said it today launches an all-cargo service between Istanbul and Budapest, Hungary. The airline's cargo division will fly a widebody Airbus A310 with a capacity of 40 tons between the two cities. The freighter will complement carg...
  • IMO, EC approve environmental initiatives
    There was forward movement on two major environmental initiatives in the shipping industry last Friday. At the International Maritime Organization in London, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) voted in favor of a proposal requiring...
  • SATO shuffles senior management
    SATO Corp., a barcode printing, labeling and radio frequency identification systems provider, said it has appointed J. Michael Fowler as general manager of its international business division. Fowler succeeds Kaz Matsuyama to become SATO's first no...
  • K + N reports higher profit, Brazil purchase
    Kuehne + Nagel Group said it had net profit of 312 million Swiss francs ($382 million) in the first half of the year, 11 percent more than the CHF 281 million earned in the first half of 2010. Revenue was CHF 9.78 billion ($12 billion) in the firs...
  • DHL adds Seattle to China LCL network
    DHL Global Forwarding continues to expand its less-than-containerload network, announcing Monday the start of a new service to the Port of Seattle from Shanghai. The company said the service can shorten transit times of existing services to Seattl...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 18, 2011
  • Fujairah's fuel oil prices rise
    Talks held to end strikes in South Africa.
  • Varied stakeholder reactions to IMO's GHG regulation
    Adoption of mandatory efficiency measures for ships has been widely welcomed but has also attracted criticism for weaknesses in achieving CO2 reductions.
  • North European markets firm
    Very little demand in Gibraltar.
  • EEDI to phase in 30% improvement in ship efficiency
    A 10% fuel use reductions has been mandated for new ships delivered from 2015, increasing to 30% from 2025 for the largest vessels.
  • EU 'expects the IMO to deliver' further GHG measures
    European Commission welcomes IMO regulation but says market-based measures need to be pursued.
  • Week starts with gain in bunker prices at major ports
    Supplies of bunker fuel sufficient at key Asian ports on Monday.
  • Sinopec Zhoushan sees 'opportunity of collaborations'
    Chinese bunkering companies should help instead of fight each other, says Sinopec Zhoushan spokesman.
  • South China fuel oil imports up 33% in July
    Due to an increase in imports from Chimbusco and Brightoil.
  • China's bonded bunker sales to hit record high of 10 million mt in 2011
    Sinopec and her JV companies replace Brightoil as China's second biggest bonded bunker supplier in the first half of 2011.
  • Current shipping recession to produce 'more victims'
    Strain on shipowners 'more intense' now, says shipbroker E.A. Gibson.

European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
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
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
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
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
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
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
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
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
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
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
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
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
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
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
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
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%
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
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
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
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
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
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
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.
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%
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
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
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
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
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
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
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.
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
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
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
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
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
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%
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
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
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
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
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
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
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
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
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
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
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
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
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
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in 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.
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
››› 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
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
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
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
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
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
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
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
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
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
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
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
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
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
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
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
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
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
Report on work in liguri ports
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
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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