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July 20, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Shippers steam as sailing slows: survey
    IN THE cheering for slow steaming, what with savings on fuel for the liners and the lower emissions for the planet, it appears that the shippers' howls of protests might have been drowned out.
  • Record profit for mines as shipping slumps on glut
    The largest glut of ships in history means the cheapest freight rates relative to iron ore prices in at least a decade, helping Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton Ltd to generate record profit.
Strait Talk
  • Shipping sector charts course to reduce global warming
    LAST week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) took a major step forward in its response to the perceived need to cut greenhouse gas, and specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), emissions from ships. In doing so, it has probably managed to keep control of the implementation of cuts that will eventually be demanded by whatever results from the UN negotiations on tackling global warming which continue in Durban at the end of this year.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Shippers steam as sailing slows: survey
    IN THE cheering for slow steaming, what with savings on fuel for the liners and the lower emissions for the planet, it appears that the shippers' howls of protests might have been drowned out.
  • Record profit for mines as shipping slumps on glut
    The largest glut of ships in history means the cheapest freight rates relative to iron ore prices in at least a decade, helping Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton Ltd to generate record profit.
Strait Talk
  • Shipping sector charts course to reduce global warming
    LAST week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) took a major step forward in its response to the perceived need to cut greenhouse gas, and specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), emissions from ships. In doing so, it has probably managed to keep control of the implementation of cuts that will eventually be demanded by whatever results from the UN negotiations on tackling global warming which continue in Durban at the end of this year.

Sched Netweb site
  • Evergreen, Cosco, CSCL, Yang Ming enter into new slot swap deals
  • Grand China bundles SPX and TPX loops into California butterfly service
  • Drewry to launch comprehensive Asia-Europe freight rate index in September
  • Zepol says US June imports fall 7.4pc with China shipments slowing most
  • Africa, India and Latin America become port investor hotspots
  • Paragon container spin-off Box Ships buys 5,060-TEUer for US$55 million
  • Kerry buys Shanghai Wisdom Group and Shanghai Huicheng Logistics NVOCCs
  • Singapore GDP up 0.5pc in second quarter, down from 9.3pc growth in Q2
  • Chamber's carbon levy 'grossly unfair', says British Shippers' Council
  • Truck strike at south India's Port of Cochin ends with DP World deal
  • Maersk's new Black Sea reefer service to court Ecuadorian banana shippers
  • UK forwarders will lose trade to foreigners for not having UK customs AEO
  • Changi air freight increases 3.3pc to 908,700 tonnes in first half
  • Qantas warns of harassing tactics from pilots union from Friday
  • Laid-off United Airlines pilots offered new jobs at Continental

Exim Indiaweb site
  • IMO agrees on measures to cut CO2 emissions
  • Liner industry consolidation gathering pace
  • Survey shows VLCC profits doubling in second half
  • Import of sensitive items up last fiscal
  • CONCOR, Karaikal Port ink MoU to set up port side container terminal
  • KPT clarifies on most recent vessel grounding in channel
  • Sharma to unveil Land Customs Station in Mizoram
  • US market awaits Indian aeronautical products
  • $14-bn garment export target set for fiscal
  • Govt issues permits for export of 1.56 lakh t sugar
  • India second largest beneficiary of WTO's trade aid
  • Services exports touch $11.83 billion in May 2011
  • Rationalising corrupt practices

Marine Logweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • Skipperliner delivers vehicle/passenger ferry
  • Wärtsilä signs two-stroke licensing agreement with China's Guangzhou Marine Diesel
  • Bureau Veritas cuts time needed for CAP report
  • VT Halter Marine complete 10-unit ATB contract
  • OSD to design seismic support vessel for Bourbon
  • Glosten to commercialize PelaStar offshore wind turbine platform
  • Deterding named GM of Donjon Shipbuilding and Repair
  • Chesapeake Shipbuilding launches sternwheeler ahead of schedule

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • Matson plans rebranding of trio of logistics units
  • Maersk Line posts warning of Adobe Acrobat X problems
  • Command change ceremony set for Coast Guard cutter
  • Report finds Coast Guard lacking on Civil Rights Directorate staffing
  • FMC setting new rules for cruise line customers

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • Typhoon hits Japanese ports and refineries
    Osaka Bay and Kobe closed, Nagoya and Yokkaichi thought to have followed suit
  • Euronav puts faith in offshore after being stung by poor tanker market
    Belgian owner posts $9m loss in tanker division in first half but $4m profit in offshore
  • Panamax period charter rates fall to two-and-a-half year low
    Greek companies take out ships for short and long-term contracts in $11,000 per day range
  • Astra Oil charters two aframaxes at five times spot market rate
    Vessels taken for four months and six months respectively
  • China must further boost tanker fleet to meet expanding refining capacity
    Though country's orderbook includes 106 ships, only 15 are for delivery this year
  • Chinese dry bulk carrier capacity has doubled since 2006
    In the first half of this year 62 of the 451 bulkers entering service went to Chinese owners, lifting the nation's fleet to double the size seen in 2006
  • VLCC market starts to feel the pinch from growing China fleet
    Almost 40% of VLCC shipments on the key Middle East to China trade lane are now carried on vessels beneficially owned by companies registered in China
  • Ship recycling is coming of age
    Demolition yards and cash buyers have expressed intentions to improve working practices
  • Murdoch syndrome drives backers from shipping
    Shareholders will eventually rebel against domineering leaders and opaque disclosure practices
  • Grand China Logistics parent tipped to acquire GE SeaCo
    HNA move would further strengthen Chinese control over box supply
  • Advance on duty of care
    The Hague appeal court overturns a ruling on stevedore liability for vessel damage
  • Time for market to re-evaluate FPSO risk
    Claims emanating from new technologies are causing concern among underwriters
  • Business interruption cover creeps into marine policies
    Insurers' largesse could come back to bite the industry in the wake of Japan's earthquake
  • German yards and owners welcome IMO's mandatory efficiency standards
    Shipowners' body welcomes level playing field while shipbuilders hope for a retrofitting bonanza
  • Canadian pension fund back in the race to land V.Ships
    Source claims private equity interests' failure to reach agreement has opened the door to Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Scheme
  • Star Bulk nets $28m for capes from first follow-on
    Part of offering will go to help pay for two capesize bulkers due to join the fleet before end-August
  • Grimaldi's new ro-ro freight service hits problems in Tunisia
    One ship in six-day wait for berth
  • Strikes and equipment failures clog up Indian box terminals
    Frustration now being felt by carriers and forwarders is likely to be further compounded by strikes in south Indian ports
  • Torm adds cargoes to dry bulk contract with China Nickel Resources
    Further 51 cargoes added to existing 124-cargo deal which runs until 2015
  • Industry be damned
    The European Commission' proposals on cutting SOx emissions stick hard and fast to one nearly impossible deadline and another difficult one
  • Costamare raises dividend as fleet income mounts
    Analysts welcome moves to buy MSC vessel and tie up 23-year-old pair for six years at $20,000 per day
  • Transnet faces fines for failing to follow environmental procedures
    Government operator's redevelopment of Durban container terminal allegedly illegal
  • Japan's top man at the MEPC is bullish on greenhouse gas rules
    Delegation leader Shinichiro Otsubo says Tokyo is 'generally satisfied' with agreement
  • Lomé to have 1.5m teu a year capacity terminal following ADB loan approval
    Togolese port already serves as transhipment hub for West Africa cargo
  • Japanese yards win 15 export orders
    June deals bring year to date total to 120 vessels amounting to 5m gt, says ship exporters' body
  • Precious Shipping loan facility is cut by $50m
    Thai Exim bank pulls out of loan syndicate
  • Fesco first half reflects 'steady recovery' in Russian economy
    Box volumes up 46% as rail containers, freight forwarding and intermodal services all surge
  • MCA has listened to cuts concerns
    Coastguard stations keep 24-hour operations, but emergency towing vessel coverage to go

Fairplayweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • Louisiana touts $6.5Bn terminal
    LOUISIANA's governor today revealed the scope of the Sabine Pass project, one of four terminals seeking to export US shale gas as LNG
  • Star Bulk stock plunges
    SHARES of NASDAQ-listed Star Bulk dropped 17% in overnight trading after the disclosure of its follow-on offering
  • Yangzijiang calms investors
    CHINESE shipbuilder Yangzijiang's stock rose today after it sought to calm investor concerns
  • NASDAQ halts ONE trading
    OMEGA Navigation Enterprises is no longer being traded on NASDAQ as of today, share records confirm
  • Rail revived to Colombo
    CONTAINER transport by rail to Colombo's port has been revived for the first time in four decades
  • Bulker escapes pirates
    INDIA'S navy has helped a Greek bulker evade pirates in the Gulf of Aden
  • Throughput rises 24% at Tallin's Muuga
    MUUGA CT, which operates the box terminal at Tallin's Muuga Harbour in Estonia, said throughput increased 24% from January to June, compared with the first half of 2010
  • Output powers VLGC rates
    HIGHER Saudi Arabian crude output has boosted rates for the biggest carriers to a two-year high of $56 per tonne, brokers told Fairplay today
  • China Nickel-TORM contract expanded
    DANISH products tanker specialist TORM's drybulk business was boosted today when Chinese steel producer China Nickel Resources Holdings expanded an existing contract
  • FSL loses security deposit
    SINGAPORE'S FSL Trust has won a case relating to the arrest of a products tanker, but will lose almost $2.4M over the arrest of another
  • Bunkers give VLCC owners ammunition
    BROKERS told Fairplay today VLCC owners are resisting pressure to fix August voyages at the low rates of this month
  • HNA said to seek GE SeaCo
    CHINESE aviation group HNA, parent of Grand China Logistics, is vying with private equity group Kelso to buy box leasing outfit GE SeaCo, container sector sources told Fairplay today
  • Essar Ports adds capacity
    OPERATIONS have begun at the expanded Vadinar terminal operated by Essar Ports in India
  • Queensland recovery lags
    QUEENSLAND coal shipments fell again in June, year on year, as producers continued to struggle with flood recovery, IHS McCloskey reported today
  • Supramax coal rate slide reversed
    DEMAND for prompt tonnage has reversed sliding rates for Supramaxes ballasting from southern China to load Indonesian coal for discharge in India, brokers told Fairplay today

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • Feds Want to Ease Military Export Licensing
    The U.S. Commerce Department is proposing to make it easier for companies to export military parts with low or no...
  • Grubb & Ellis' Feester Foresees Changing Distribution Center Strategies
    Peter Tirschwell, senior vice president of strategy for UBM Global Trade (parent company of The Journal of Commerce), sits down...
  • Jones Long LaSalle's Carver on Inland Port Concept
    Peter Tirschwell, vice president of strategy for UBM Global Trade (parent company of The Journal of Commerce), speaks with John...
  • Ports Group to Help US Export Initiative
    The American Association of Port Authorities will work with the Department of Commerce to help small and medium-sized businesses export...
  • Dukakis: Invest in Future by Spending on Infrastructure
    Former Massachusetts governor and presidential canidate Michael Dukakis said to invest in the future spending on infrastructure is key '...
  • APL Adds Surcharge at Congested India Port
    APL will apply an emergency congestion surcharge on imports containers at India's Port of Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru), and other...
  • Toy Shippers Partner With Laufer Group
    The Toy Shippers Association partnered with Laufer Group International, integrating the company as its official non-vessel operating common carrier. ...
  • Judge Tosses Long Beach Clean-Trucks Settlement
    A federal judge threw a new twist into the battle over clean-trucks programs at Southern California ports, ruling the Port...
  • YRC to Raise Rates 6.9 Percent
    YRC Inc., the long-haul subsidiary of YRC Worldwide is hiking its rates 6.9 percent, matching rate hikes announced by many...
  • FedEx Adds Ocean Forwarding Services
    FedEx Trade Networks, the forwarding arm of FedEx, is trying to expand its reach into ocean shipping with a new...
  • Fesco Boosts Traffic 46 Percent First Half 2011
    Fesco boosted container traffic 46 percent in the first half of the year compared to the same period a year...
  • FMCSA Shutting Down More Unsafe Bus Operators
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is making it harder for unsafe bus and truck operators to stay in business and...
  • Spike in Transport Performance Highlights Need
    An annual performance measure of the U.S. transportation system jumped to its highest level ever during the severe recession, highlighting...
  • More Volatility Forecast for Box Shipping
    Container shipping supply and demand will remain "highly volatile" for the next three or four years before possibly settling into...
  • Multimodal Kansas Site Attracts Wind Turbine Plant
    New Millennium Wind Energy will develop its first plant to manufacture building-scale wind turbines north of Witchita, Kan., citing...
  • BAA Ordered to Sell Stansted
    U.K. airport operator BAA must start selling London Stansted airport, the country's second largest cargo hub, and one of its...
  • Economist Expects Pickup This Quarter
    The second quarter's slow growth was disappointing, but the U.S. economy will pick up in the third quarter and growth...
  • MSC Strikes New Sale-Charter Deal
    Costamare is paying Mediterranean Shipping $55 million for a 5,000 20-foot equivalent units container vessel the Greek container shipowner will...
  • Diesel Prices Rise for Second Consecutive Week
    Diesel prices across the United States increased 2.4 cents a gallon in the week ending July 18, rising for the...
  • Long Beach Mayor Expects Port Funds Transfer
    Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster expects a proposed transfer of $16.9 million of harbor revenue to the city's tidelands operating...
  • Con-way Freight to Raise Rates 6.9 Percent
    Con-way Freight will hike its tariff rates 6.9 percent Aug. 1, matching general rate increases announced this month by UPS...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • Bigger and slower ships made obligatory
  • Lull before the lay-up rush
  • APM Terminals Apapa takes on scanning process
  • Dublin improves rail service
  • Kerry's double China investment spans NVOCC and 3PL

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • HHL hunts new CEO
    Oaktree Capital-backed heavy-lift operator looking to replace architect of Beluga Shipping overhaul.
  • Matson's makeover
    US liner operator wheels out 'rebranding' in a fight to secure footing in logistics arena.
  • EURN eyes offshore empire
    Belgian tanker owner races to 'exploit' offshore boom with new department devoted to floating storage and processing projects.
  • Excel in pirate drama
    Indian Navy claims to have disrupted an attack on an Excel Maritime panamax in the Gulf of Aden.
  • Euronav delays newbuilds
    Belgian tanker owner tosses suezmaxes on ice in response to dire market and $24m Q2 loss.
  • No garbage at sea
    Tougher control over getting rid of garbage welcomed by environmentalists.
  • SBLK slips in Times Square
    Shares of Nasdaq-listed bulker owner plunge 16% after pricing follow-on fundraiser.
  • Wellington in PGS splash
    US asset manager takes a near $15m chunk of stock in Oslo-listed Petroleum Geo-Services.
  • Palermo protest
    Fincantieri workers climb on top of crane in Sicily to demand government help to save their shipyard.
  • Golar gunning for four
    John Fredriksen-owned LNG firm expected to turn in higher profit next year amid regasification project awards, Lazard says.
  • Bart departs
    Decision to run down loan book hastens departure of Lloyds Bank ship finance head Bart Veldhuizen.
  • Cargill takes panamax
    New York-listed Diana Shipping secures fresh term work for one of its bulkers at a greatly reduced rate.
  • Tax temptation
    Taiwanese register could be boosted by influx of ships as country introduces tonnage tax.
  • FPSO damage costs Maersk
    Danish owner will lose 5.3m barrels of oil and DKK 350m in profit as Gryphon A unit is repaired.
  • New low for SFI stock
    New York-listed shipowner sees its shares strike the lowest note in a year.
  • Lines delay again
    MSC, Maersk and CMA CGM will not now launch a third Asia to US string until next year.
  • Socatra eyes two tankers
    French owner will declare options at Hyundai Mipo after investment group Tikehau pumps in cash.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • World Container Index
  • FedEx Launches ocean choices portfolio
    FedEx said its FedEx Trade Networks freight forwarder arm will begin offering three distinct ocean forwarding products including a new priority product for full-containerload and less-than-containerload shipments from three select ports in China. ...
  • New containerships to set record in 2013
    New containerships with a record 1.73 million TEUs of capacity will be delivered in 2013, mostly larger ships, said information service Alphaliner in its latest weekly newsletter,excerpted here . That number could grow as some shipyards still have ...
  • MSC: Indonesia inbound congestion worsens
    Liner carrier Mediterranean Shipping Co. said surging cargo demand in Indonesia is causing congestion in the nation's ports. In a note late last week, the line said it has begun assessing a $100-per-TEU congestion surcharge for inbound cargo to the...
  • Drewry freight index to start in September
    Drewry Shipping Consultants and Cleartrade Exchange plan to start their Europe-based container freight rate index in September, the companies said this week. Drewry and Cleartradein early May announced plansfor such an exchange, covering 11 trade ...
  • Zim drops Israel/Africa service
    Zim has suspended a service connecting Israel with South Africa and east Africa. The line's EAS service, originally run with two vessels, had a rotation of Durban, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Djibouti, Port Said, Haifa, Djibouti, Mombasa and Durban. Zi...
  • CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd add Genoa to Australia loop
    CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd will switch Italian port calls in September on a Europe/Australia service they jointly operate. The lines will add a call at Genoa and drop a call at La Spezia on the service -- called Nemo by CMA CGM and EAX by Hapag-Lloyd....
  • Dole to take slots on Maersk's Expreso service
    Dole to take slots on Maersk's Expreso service Dole to take slots on Maersk's Expreso serviceWith its ship theVliet Tradergoing into dry dock for an extended period of time, Dole said it will charter space from Maerk's Expreso service to continue...
  • Carriers drop Qingdao call due to fog
    A Zim-operated Asia/Black Sea service on which the Grand Alliance and China Shipping take slots will drop a call in Qingdao later this month due to fog and congestion at the Chinese port. Alliance member Hapag-Lloyd announced the dropped call late ...
  • Total Transportation to buy hydrogen trucks
    Logistics company Total Transportation Services Inc. plans to purchase 100 hydrogen-powered trucks. Vision Industries Corp. said it has received a letter of intent fromRancho Dominguez, Calif.-based TTSI to purchase the hydrogen fuel cell-electric ...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 19, 2011
  • Fujairah market steady
    Quiet day in Suez market.
  • TWI 'value spread' holding near $200 pmt
    Viswa Lab's fuel value benchmarking system calculates large differences between 'best' and 'worst' quality fuels.
  • Prices down in most key ports
    'Very busy day in Gibraltar', player tells Bunkerworld.
  • IMO details MEPC 62 achievements
    Environment meeting 'completes packed agenda'.
  • IMO to develop further guidelines regarding sulphur limit compliance
    Varying port state control practices create need for ship fuel tank sampling guidelines as many do not test the MARPOL sample.
  • Continuing strikes halt bunker operations in Cape Town
    Rise in demand for products in Durban.
  • No clear direction for bunker prices at major ports
    Bunker deliveries at Korean and Japanese ports affected by bad weather.
  • Typhoon affects bunker operations in Korea, Japan
    Typhoon Ma-On to move within 120 km from Osaka on Wednesday.
  • Volga Shipping orders 50 dual fuel engines
    'Single largest order for Wärtsilä 20 marine engines' in Russia, says director at Wärtsilä Ship Power.
  • Bunker arrest cases get mixed results
    Court proceedings in Japan and China concerning FSL Trust vessels previously arrested over unpaid bunker claims yield different results.

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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
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ForwardersShip Suppliers
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MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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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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