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July 21, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Hyundai Heavy Q2 profit hit by low ship prices
    Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's largest shipyard, said profit in the second quarter dropped 17 per cent as it built more ships that were won at lower prices after the credit crisis.
  • New mega ship may pressure freight rates
    China's Bohai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry will soon deliver its first mega bulk carrier to Berge Bulk, local media reported, a move that could put further pressure on the weak shipping sector grappling with overcapacity and depressed freight rates. The imminent arrival of the 388,000-tonne mega ship, Berge Everest, comes on the heels of the delivery of two similar sized vessels to the world's largest iron ore miner Vale.
  • Russia plans to revive Soviet-era Arctic route
    Russia plans to revive a Soviet-era Arctic sea passage to service energy projects and provide a shorter supply route to Asia for carriers such as OAO Sovcomflot as the shipping line plans an initial share sale this year.

Sched Netweb site
  • CMA CGM hikes rates US$250/TEU, adds various surcharges from August 1
  • OOIL gloomy as it reports quarterly revenues up 1.4pc to US$1.4 billion
  • Beijing to ban foreign lines from offering cross-strait shipping next year
  • Loops out of Asia slip away to cut supply as peak season surcharges delayed
  • EU environmental regulations will induce freight to move from ship to truck
  • First mate's mobile, laptop use results in 'maritime manslaughter' charge
  • MSC, CSAV join India-European strings into one, dropping Jeddah on backhaul
  • Agility appeal for review quashed, Pentagon fraud charges proceed
  • Kuehne + Nagel accelerates expansion, buys into Brazil's Grupo Eichenberg
  • State of Minnesota's non-critical service shutdown closes truck rest stops
  • Changi reflects on 30 years of flight growth - and much more to come
  • Swissport enters new deals with TNT and Icelandair in Belgium
  • After 2009 cutbacks, Hawaii reinstates 10 agricultural inspectors
  • Mobile X-ray machines favoured as Mideast steps up air cargo security

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Energy-efficient LNG carrier, jointly owned by NYK Line, named
  • Ignazio Messina enhances service from Mundra
  • Jeffrey Ganek joins INTTRAs Board of Directors
  • JNPT Chairman releases Exim India Year Book 2011
  • Overcapacity issue looms large over box shipping
  • Corn exports may rise over four times to 3 m tonnes
  • Glassware from China, UAE may attract anti-dumping duty
  • Iran warns of stopping exports
  • Essar Ports' Vadinar terminal commissions 12-mt expansion
  • Plan to set up Major Port at Port Blair on hold
  • Port workers' body welcomes move to bring in PRA Bill
  • Standoff between MoS & Plan panel could impact investments
  • Tirupur exporters ask FM to convince banks on export credit

Marine Logweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • NASSCO gets $11.7 million mod to LSD 49 contract
  • EU to provide funds for LNG refueling study
  • Court says California smoke abatement laws are inapplicable to ships
  • New contracts extend Otto Marine OSV operating horizons
  • Siemens equipment for first German-built wind farm installation vessel

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • AAPA teaming with DOC to advance U.S. exports
  • CSX Corporation delivers second fiscal quarter numbers
  • MOL donates reefer boxes to Japanese fishing cooperative
  • Study finds Port of Seattle taking lead as green seaport
  • Coast Guard reinstates commander following cutter grounding review

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • Middle East VLCC rates to stay flat on tonnage glut
    The glut of very large crude carriers available for employment in the Middle East Gulf for cargoes loading in the first half of August has ballooned by as many as 12 vessels to 88 ships in the last week, capping significant rate rises for VLCCs shipping crude from the region
  • Yards benefit from boxship order recovery this year
    Maersk Line has dominated ordering activity in 2011 with its multi-billion dollar order for 18,300 teu ships
  • Chinese yards deliver 40% of newbuildings in first half
    Widening gap between South Korean volumes as Asian shipbuilding shift continues
  • BHP hits record for iron ore and thermal coal
    Metallurgical coal numbers are down, though, as its facilities continue to recover from flooding and poor weather conditions earlier this year
  • Sluggish demand from Europe and Caribbean keeps charter rates low
    The downturn in the charter market has gained pace in the last week due to the summer period and low demand from carriers suffering from low utilisation
  • CMB profits slump on low first half capesize freight rates
    Newbuildings put pressure on rates and secondhand values
  • DP World denies damage to cranes at terminal is cause of congestion
    Container lines introduce surcharges in a bid to recover costs
  • Class societies' association to open Brussels office and step up EU lobbying
    Appoints representative to take proactive role in Europe.
  • Global economic indicators paint a worrying picture for ship finance
    Vessel earnings and values remain depressed, while options for raising new funds for investment or refinancing are limited
  • St Petersburg throughput falls 2% in shift from coal to containers
    Switch is part of programme for removal of environmentally unfriendly cargoes
  • Paragon Shipping signs up with blue-chip charterers
    Recent deals with Cargill and Morgan Stanley Capital highlight a strategy of securing reliable cash flow when the outlook for dry bulk earnings looks poor
  • Graig plans giant eco-feedership fleet
    First six vessels from Jin Hai yard to cost $180m, with expectation of 20 more similar vessels
  • Poland's rival ports maintain battle of words
    The fierce competition between Gdansk and Gdynia can be traced all the way back to the First World War
  • Why shipping stays offshore
    Is anybody listening to what the Greek private sector really needs to help improve the country's economy?
  • London's newest maritime library
    Lloyd's Register stepped in to save Imarest's world-class archive
  • The industry's responses to the scourge of piracy
    Evolving thinking about preventing pirate attacks has been marked by an increasingly aggressive call to arms
  • Norway provides template for armed guards
    New rules are a highly practical response to shipowners' calls for a workable code
  • Lines swap slots in Asia-Europe trades
    Capacity withdrawals force new partnerships
  • Wake up and smell the crude
    Greek VLCC owners may be in denial over Chinese dominance of Gulf to China route
  • Russia to develop 'toolkit' to ease way for ports concessions
    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development poised to lend funds for state-run agency to create draft agreements and tendering guidelines
  • Indian chaos
    India's government needs to resolve the tension between the urgent need to develop its infrastructure and following due process
  • Hyundai Heavy earnings fall 40% in second quarter
    Poor performance in non-shipping units drags on results
  • CMA CGM announces Asia-Europe peak season surcharge and rate hike
    Third attempt in as many months to press for higher freight rates
  • DP World takes majority stake in two Suriname port terminals
    Global ports group acquires control of container and breakbulk facilities at Paramaribo
  • Pacific Shipping Trust records steady second quarter
    Income stream defies tough market conditions as long-term charters remain intact
  • Head of Lloyds ship finance to step down
    Bank says Bart Veldhuizen is being replaced
  • Equatorial Guinea in shipbuilding and repair push
    Central African country to build first vessels at port of Malabo
  • OOCL points to disappointing outlook for full-year performance
    Demand is reasonable but rates on key east-west rates trades continue to deteriorate

Fairplayweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • Shikhov stresses IMO ties
    STRONGER ties with regulators, "in particular with the IMO", was listed today as a top priority for new IACS chairman Pavel Shikhov
  • EU adds money for LNG fuel study
    THE EU is to provide €9.57M ($13.58M) as part-funding for a €26.79M Belgian-Danish study to analyse proposals to switch to LNG propulsion to reduce ship pollution
  • ICS, ISF disown scam email
    A BOGUS email has suggested that recipients owe money to the International Chamber of Shipping and International Shipping Federation, the groups warned today
  • EU backs bigger Dunkirk
    DUNKIRK is to receive €1.85M ($2.63M) from the EU towards the €3.5M cost of a study into an expansion including two new deepwater docks
  • IACS plans performance gauges
    IACS IS changing its quality certification system, its recently appointed chairman said today
  • Steamships score ECA relief
    A DECISION by the IMO'S Marine Environment Protection Committee has effectively extended the fleet lifespan of struggling Jones Act carrier Horizon Lines
  • Cash confiscated at UK port
    OFFICERS at Holyhead ferry port in northern Wales have seized smuggled cash worth nearly $240,000, the UK Border Agency told Fairplay today
  • Bulks drive up Antwerp totals
    ANTWERP'S throughput increased by 10.4% to 95.87M tonnes in this year's first half, the port authority said today
  • Iran-India payment snag exacerbated
    IRAN IS threatening to cut off crude supplies to India because sanctions against Tehran make it difficult for other nations to pay for shipments, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • DPW bets on Suriname
    DUBAI Ports World today confirmed a major entry into the Suriname market in South America
  • Indonesia coal exports to India rising
    INCREASED demand in India for coal has enabled Indonesian exporters to set a record, IHS McCloskey reported today
  • HHI profits dive 16.5%
    HIGH STEEL prices contributed to a fall in net profits for South Korea's Hyundai HI in the second quarter, despite a jump in revenues
  • Atlantic ballasting rises for Panamaxes
    BROKERS told Fairplay today soft Panamax bulker rates in the Pacific are expected to spill over to the Atlantic
  • No-one bids for Greek container facility
    GREECE has reportedly failed to attract bids for its first container storage and distribution facility
  • Typhoon port closures fail to harm markets
    BROKERS told Fairplay today that the closure of some Japanese ports as Typhoon Ma-on approaches was not immediately expected to affect clean products and crude freight rates

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • Democrats Say Republicans Risk FAA Shutdown
    The Obama administration and Senate Democrats say Republicans' attempt to cut rural air service subsidies is risking a Federal Aviation...
  • Averitt Cuts Transit Times to Western Canada
    Averitt Express is shortening transit times between the Southern U.S. and Western Canada with a service that speeds freight across...
  • Customs Manifest Testing Pushed Back Again
    The start date for testing ocean and rail manifest systems of Automated Commercial Environment is pushed back to Aug. 1...
  • CSAV Volume Down, Average Revenue Up
    CSAV's volume of transported containers fell by 10 percent in June from May of this year, but the average revenue...
  • CSX Sees Shorter But Strong Peak Season
    CSX Transportation expects the upcoming intermodal peak season to kick in later than last year and not last as long,...
  • CN Improves Northern Ontario Main Line
    Canadian National Railway will spend more than $21 million (C$20 million) this year and next to expand the sidings of...
  • Port of Antwerp Container Traffic Grows 4.3 Percent
    The Port of Antwerp's container handling increased 4.3 percent year-over to 20-foot equivalent units in the first six months of...
  • Japan Extends Anti-Piracy Efforts
    Japan will extend the Self-Defense Forces' anti-piracy mission in the waters off Somalia for another year starting July 23. ...
  • Heavy Truck Orders Drop 9 Percent
    Heavy truck orders slowed for the second straight month in June, dropping 9 percent from May levels to 21,266 units,...
  • Marten Transport Boosts Profit 20 Percent
    Marten Transport improved its profitability for the fifth straight quarter, raising its profit 20.1 percent from a year ago to...
  • Duisburg Traffic Up 10 Percent in First Half
    Duisburg, the world's largest inland port, boosted first half 2011 container traffic by 10 percent from a year ago, outpacing...
  • MSC to Anchor New Togolese Port Terminal
    Mediterranean Shipping Co. will be the anchor customer of a new terminal at the Port of Lome, Togo, with annual...
  • Indian Navy Foils Pirate Attack
    The Indian Navy foiled an attempted pirate attack on a Greek merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen...
  • Melford International Terminal's President on Project's Progress, Challenges Ahead (Video)
    Peter Tirschwell, senior vice president of Strategy for UBM Global Trade (parent company of The Journal of Commerce) sits down...
  • CSX's Ward "Not Overly Concerned" About Economy
    The rail freight economy is improving, the head of CSX Transportation said, and key customer sectors such as manufacturing point...
  • Heartland Express Profit Jumps 35.3 Percent
    Heartland Express increased its profit 35.3 percent year-over-year to $22.5 million as operating revenue rose 7 percent to $137.2 million...
  • Maersk to Launch Ecuador-Black Sea Service
    Maersk Line will start a new service between Ecuador and the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea in September that...
  • OOCL Warns of "Disappointing" Year
    Orient Overseas Container Line is forecasting a "disappointing" full year even after the shipping line's second-quarter container volume and...
  • Steinke: Ports Must Reach Out to Communities
    Dick Steinke helped to build Long Beach into the nation's second largest container port during his 14 years as executive...
  • CSX Profit Rose 22 Percent in Second Quarter
    Second quarter profit at CSX Transportation jumped 22 percent to $506 million on just a 3 percent rise in freight...
  • DP World Buys Two Suriname Port Operators
    DP World acquired a controlling interest in two port companies in Suriname, expanding the Dubai-based terminal operator's footprint in the...
  • Maersk Postpones East Asia-US East Coast Surcharge
    Maersk Line is postponing by two weeks the implementation of the peak season surcharge that it planned to apply on...
  • JAL Cargo Plummets, ANA Up 2.1 Percent
    Japan Airlines' international cargo volume plummeted 58.5 percent in May as the carrier adjusted to business without full freighters and...
  • CMA CGM Raises Asia-Europe Rates
    Ocean carrier CMA CGM announced will impose a series of rate hikes and peak season surcharges on Asia-Europe trade lanes...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • ESC objects to EC's proposed Sulphur Directive
  • DP World starts up in Suriname
  • Cebr warns of 'market crash'
  • CMA CGM leads the way back from unsustainable rates
  • OOCL says 2011 outlook 'disappointing' as it reports Q2 results

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • CMB battles bulker blast
    'Tsunami' of newbuildings will continue to weigh on rates and vessel values over the next 12 months, Bocimar warns.
  • Bharati stays in black
    Vijay Kumar-led shipyard posts solid profit but bottom line is bolstered by greater subsidy in final quarter.
  • Arctic adds SCF appeal
    Russian plans to open up northern sea route will benefit tanker owner Sovcomflot, analysts say.
  • Antwerp still on the up
    Key Belgian port posts first-half volume increase of 10% as steel and crude lead the way.
  • Bomb kills ship inspector
    Brit is 'engulfed in flames' after a blast rips through his car in the town of Aden.
  • Three cheers for Otto
    Singapore-listed offshore operator headed by executive chairman Yaw Chee Siew bags new deals to enter maintenance market.
  • Court loss hurts FSL
    Philip Clausius-led Trust tipped into the red in the second quarter following fuel spat defeat in China.
  • Clarksons clocks LNG spike
    Newbuilding orders in booming sector have jumped by over 400% in the first half of 2011, broker notes.
  • ISS gets cash injection
    Chemicals group Chambal to pump fresh capital into tanker unit India Steamship as it prepares to stand alone.
  • PST profit creeps up
    Singapore-listed trust sees marginal improvement in second quarter showing as it waits for new capes to spur its bottom line.
  • HHI profit dips
    Strong demand for LNG carriers and drillships keeps shipbuilder in good shape for second half.
  • Wartsila winning
    Finnish ship engine maker sees interim earnings grow thanks to LNG-fueled vessel business.
  • Samho ship to be sold
    Hong Kong judge orders auction of troubled Korean owner's arrested tanker Samho Cordelia.
  • Euronav slides on earnings miss
    Tanker owner's stock in reverse after second quarter report but its numbers were not all bad news, analysts say.
  • Nakilat strong in first
    Qatar LNG carrier owner pushes up profit by 16% as vessel earnings grow.
  • Sale saves B+H
    Michael Hudner-led owner books first half profit thanks to cash from sale of products tanker.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • Strategic Trade Authorization
  • Low rates plague OOCL in Q2
    OOCL's revenue stagnated in the second quarter, while volume increased 6.5 percent, the liner carrier said in an interim statement Wednesday. OOCL's revenue increased 1.4 percent to $1.4 billion in the second quarter, and rose 8.5 percent to $2.7...
  • CMA CGM seeks higher Asia/Europe rates
    Liner carrier CMA CGM on Tuesday said it plans to hike rates on the Asia/Europe trade Aug. 1. The line said it will raise Asia/Mediterranean rates by $250 per TEU and assess a $25-per-TEU peak season surcharge on the same date. CMA CGM said the su...
  • Report: China's HNA bidding for GE SeaCo
    Report: China's HNA bidding for GE SeaCo Report: China's HNA bidding for GE SeaCoHNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate that owns Hainan Airlines and Great China Shipping, is vying with the New York U.S. private equity group Kelso to buy GE SeaCo, TheF...
  • CSX reports 28 percent hike in profits
    CSX Corp. reported second quarter profit of $506 million, 28 percent more than the $414 million earned in the same 2010 period. Revenue was $3 billion for the quarter that ended July 1, 13 percent more than the $2.7 billion in the comparable 2010 ...
  • U.S. aerospace expects uplift from export reform
    The Aerospace Industries Association welcomed the Obama administration's proposed rule to relieve low-risk technology exports of burdensome and unnecessary restrictions. "For years the U.S. export control system has created confusion and delay in ...
  • U.S. regulators halt unsafe jewelry imports
    Collaboration between the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Customs and Border Protection has stopped another shipment of unsafe imports from entering the U.S. economy. This time the article in question was children's toy jewelry that con...
  • Matson rebrands units as Matson Logistics
    Matson said Tuesday it is rebranding its three logistics units under the new name, Matson Logistics. Matson said having the three entities -- Matson Integrated Logistics, Matson Global and Matson America -- use the same brand "will better define th...
  • BIS promises improved trade with U.S. allies
    A newly proposed regulation by the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security calls for amending the Export Administration Regulations to establish a process by which certain items moving from the Munitions List to the Commerce Co...
  • Judge orders Long Beach truck study
    A federal judge has ruled that the Port of Long Beach erred in 2009 when it modified without study its clean trucks program as part of a settlement with the American Trucking Associations. The court ordered the port to conduct such a study and rep...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 20, 2011
  • Fujairah prices rise
    Supplies tight in the port.
  • Rotterdam and Hamburg bunker markets firm
    Busy morning session in Hamburg.
  • Total to sell LSFO in Le Havre
    Products will be imported from facilities in the ARA region.
  • European shippers call for delay of ECA sulphur limit
    Low sulphur fuel regulation could cause 'major shift to road freight,' warns ESC.
  • Chevron to close London bunker desk
    Closure to follow sales of its refining and fuels marketing business in the UK and Ireland.
  • First-ever greenhouse gas regulations for ships adopted by IMO
    This sends a strong signal that it is time to find ways to reduce emissions and fuel costs, while increasing overall ship efficiency. But the work is not done.
  • Asian bunker prices lack direction
    Demand generally 'moderate' at key Asian bunker hubs.
  • Logistical 'uncertainty' a chief concern of slow steaming
    BDP International carries out survey on how slow steaming affects companies.
  • Industry veteran steps in as director, CEO for Sri Lankan bunker firms
    Channa Abeyagunewardena joins Interocean Energy Pvt Ltd and McMarine Pvt Ltd as of July 12.
  • Lower freight rates in Q2 'hurt' OOCL
    Improved revenues needed to offset 'significant increases' in bunker prices, says parent firm.
  • Belgian tanker owner swings to red
    Tanker market faced with slump in rates and high bunker prices during Q2.

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Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
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Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
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MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
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PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
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FORUM of Shipping
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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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