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July 22, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Panamax rates to rebound slightly next week
    Rates for panamax dry bulk carriers on key Asian freight routes are expected to rebound slightly over the next week as intra-Asia coal activity drives a short-term recovery.
  • Giant iron ore carrier will go to China: Vale
    Vale SA, the Brazilian miner building a fleet of the world's largest iron-ore carriers, said the first of its new vessels will go to China after being diverted to Italy on its maiden voyage.

Sched Netweb site
  • Maersk delays Far East-US east coast peak season surcharge until August
  • NYK upgrades SWAX loop with new partners, adds Xiamen, Port Kelang calls
  • 'K' Line launches weekly West Africa Express service with Singapore call
  • Reefer trucks exempted from US$41 Hong Kong 3-minute vehicle idling fines
  • China opposes UN environmental rules compelling use of bigger, slower ships
  • Fesco increases container volume 46pc to 214,000 TEU in first half
  • APL imposes congestion surcharge at Mumbai's Nhava Sheva terminal
  • CSCL assigns its 14,074-TEU newbuilding to Asia-Europe trade lane
  • Zhongshan river port to build five 5,000-tonne berths
  • Guangzhou and Yingkou sign inter-port cooperation agreement
  • China earmarks more than US$21.6 billion for transport infrastructure
  • Matson rebrands, combining its three logistics divisions into one
  • Fedex Trade Networks now offers three distinct ocean freight services
  • DHL offers Shanghai to Seattle direct less-than-container loads
  • US container barge shipping 'needs federal backing' to make modal shift
  • 'K' Line's maritime academy Tokyo session deals with sensing danger
  • BMI: Chinese railways stand to take market share from air cargo carriers
  • IATA confidence survey shows widespread belief a recovery is ahead
  • Hainan Airlines enters Turkish cargo market with Istanbul's ACT Airlines
  • Turkish Cargo provides weekly Istanbul-Budapest air freighter service

Exim Indiaweb site
  • China prohibits foreign lines from offering cross-strait shipping from next year
  • Drewry & Cleartrades container index to launch in September
  • EU proposes steep maximum sulphur limit cuts for shipping
  • Private equity emerging as an option in shipping
  • South Korean yards secure most shipbuilding orders in H1 2011
  • Cashew exports plunge due to growing domestic demand
  • Fieo welcomes move to permit rice exports
  • Govt does a volte-face on wheat exports
  • JNPT invites consultancy proposals for fifth box terminal
  • Tender for Diamond Harbour box terminal to be issued today
  • Govt cuts GDP growth projection to 8.6 pc for FY12
  • EEPC India organising seminar on doing business with Canada in Ahmedabad

Marine Logweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • Aegean Marine Petroleum launches physical supply ops in Panama
  • Petrobras oil and gas output increases over last year
  • Drydocks World delivers anchor handler
  • Court approves sale of Davie Yards' assets to Upper Lakes Group
  • Port state control authorities plan crackdown on ships' structural safety
  • Polarcus secures $410 million bank facility

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • Port of Tacoma celebrates opening of Hylebos Creek habitat area
  • Carriers plan service upgrade for West Africa express run
  • Change of command tomorrow for Coast Guard Air Station North Bend
  • Genco Shipping & Trading adds Handysize vessel to fleet
  • Panama Canal Authority inks new MOU with Port Tampa

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • Political tension keeps Asia's anti-piracy efforts on back burner
    Shift from robbery to vessel hijackings is rising in South China Sea but international disputes could see owners and operators without adequate naval support
  • Middle East-Japan naphtha arbitrage window pushes up LR tanker demand
    Time charter equivalent earnings for long range tankers shipping Middle Eastern naphtha to Asia have pushed up this week as the cost of importing the product into Japan dropped lower than the domestic price, spurring greater demand for product tankers to ship the cargo to the Pacific trading region
  • IEA opts not to go ahead with additional stocks release
    The 60m barrels let into the market in June have been sufficient to fill the gap created by Libyan oil disruption, according to the energy agency
  • Chinese coal import volumes fall by 12%
    Chinese coal import volumes were down almost 12% in the first half of 2011 compared to the same period of last year, with a total 70.5m tonnes taken in by the commodity-hungry Asian country between January and June
  • Venezuelan crude up 80%
    China's imports of Venezuelan crude oil rocketed 80% in the first half of 2011 to hit 6.4m tonnes, making it the Asian country's fifth-largest source of crude this year and providing greater numbers of longhaul tanker voyages
  • DP World targets Africa growth
    Port operator aims to build long-term 'win-win' partnerships with governments
  • Africa emerges as a magnet for investment
    Development of infrastructure and gateway ports will boost intra-Africa business
  • BHP's Petrohawk deal demonstrates major interest in North American shale
    There is still no explicit link to the theme of the US as a gas exporter, but in Canada the picture is much clearer
  • Pacific Drilling seals Total Nigeria contract
    Letter of award for drillship Pacific Scirocco is converted into one-year deal with optional periods stetching four years out
  • Equipment choice pays off for drillship operators
    In the wake of the Macondo oil spill, high-specification credentials have become an important differentiator
  • Feeder operators furious at Hong Kong port congestion
    Government and terminal operators asked to intervene over delays lasting up to a week
  • Hansa Heavy Lift already looking for acquisitions
    Survivor from the ashes of crashed Beluga says it is financially stronger than rivals
  • Nato rejected plea for extra counterpiracy ships, says Mitropoulos
    Outgoing IMO secretary-general reviews first six months of action plan to tackle pirate menace
  • Eredene's India box hub 'will open' in 2013 despite debt finance delays
    Negotiations with bank taking longer due to tighter credit conditions, says chief executive
  • Central America could rival China as trade powerhouse
    Opening of the Panama Canal's third set of locks in 2014 likely to shake up shipping and freight distribution service patterns
  • Hands off our ports
    Consultation on the new sale guidelines for major trust ports in the UK has closed. A 'hands off' approach from government could enable the private sector to boost productivity in this vital sector
  • Grimaldi appeals to Brussels over mystery Tunis delays
    Ro-ro operator rejigs calls of new freight service at 'congested' port
  • International Group approved security providers lists do not exist
    IG is reviewing maritime security contracts to check that the terms of such contracts do not infringe or potentially infringe cover or the entitlement to pool claims
  • Hot air about hurricanes will not save product tanker owners
    Hopes of a boost for European gasoline exports to the US look misplaced
  • Cruise lobby warns Greece to sort out industrial strife
    Seafarers could follow taxi drivers in visiting misery on passengers, jeopardising country's cruise hub ambitions
  • Rosalie Balkin to be IMO deputy
    Director of legal affairs to be officially appointment tomorrow
  • Norway's legal framework
    Norwegian owners now know exactly where they stand if they wish to defend themselves against piracy
  • One system, two countries
    The long-term solutions to the challenges facing Hong Kong's port operators will ultimately require government involvement
  • German owners step up pressure for armed piracy protection
    Protection of crew members on German vessels is a state matter, says shipowners' association
  • Are you going to win at Asia's most prestigious shipping awards?
    Lloyd's List Awards Asia 2011
  • Keppel Offshore & Marine first-half profits rise
    Rig builder pulls in record $6.1bn in new orders and says FPSO vessels to be growth driver
  • Aegean to buy back up to 2m shares
    Move underlines 'strong confidence' after bunkering specialist sees stock price fall
  • Nautilus puts seal on IPO
    Blank cheque company has 19 months to cement transaction after raising $48m in 'very tough' conditions for shipping listings

Fairplayweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • IEA fallout extended
    THE IEA disclosed today that only a small fraction of its emergency oil release has actually hit the market, suggesting that negative impact on tanker rates has just begun
  • Rig unit boosts Keppel
    SINGAPORE's Keppel said today the corporation's net profits for 2Q2011 were S$425.23M ($350.42M), down 2.6% year on year
  • Mariners say EC study failed
    AN EC-appointed panel was accused today of lacking the resolve to propose substantive solutions to Europe's shortage of skilled seafarers
  • Argentine citrus cleared to China
    ARGENTINA'S citrus sector has gained shipping access to China through its southern ports because of a new trade accords, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Strife knocked Le Havre's cargo figures
    LE HAVRE'S first-half box throughput sank 12.8% year on year as the port suffered a sharp transhipment drop
  • India to aid Lanka port repair
    INDIA'S government has pledged grants and soft loans to rebuild Sri Lanka's northern Kankesanturai port, which was damaged during the civil war
  • Lim: go big, get stuck
    PACIFIC Shipping Trust CEO Lim Sim Keat told Fairplay today he is unlikely to acquire ultra-large container ships, even though the group is seeking acquisitions
  • Sicily LNG terminal cleared
    ITALY'S top administrative court has overturned an earlier ruling barring construction of an LNG regasification terminal in Sicily, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • Chappell sounds tanker alert
    THE TANKER trough will be deeper and longer than previously feared, Evercore analyst Jon Chappell has warned
  • Iraq contracts product tanker shipments
    IRAQ HAS awarded a gasoline import contract to leading tanker groups, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • Korean yards trump China
    SOUTH Korea has wrested back its crown as the biggest shipbuilding nation from China, according to new order figures for 1H2011
  • $1Bn LNG terminal planned in India
    PETRONET LNG has unveiled plans to build a $1Bn terminal on India's East Coast
  • DHT extends Saga offer
    DHT HOLDINGS, the US-listed bulk shipping group based in Jersey, is extending the acceptance period of its offer for shares in Saga Tankers
  • IACS to restore EU tie
    IACS IS restoring its presence at the EU after a gap of nearly two years
  • Capesizes becalmed
    BROKERS told Fairplay today the next four weeks are expected to be quiet for Capesizes, with ore shipments dropping amid manoeuvring by Australian miners and Brazilian charterers

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • Toohey Tapped as Waterway Council CEO
    The Waterways Council picked Mike Toohey, a former assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, to be the...
  • LaHood Warns of FAA Shutdown
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood repeated his warning that 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees will be furloughed Friday night if the...
  • Trac Builds M&R Coverage Into Chassis Contracts
    Trac Intermodal, which leases or rents 245,000 marine and domestic chassis to motor carriers throughout North America, is testing a...
  • Halifax's Container Traffic Up 3.3 Percent
    The Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, grew its container handling 3.3 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, as the...
  • USA Truck Sales Up in Second Quarter
    USA Truck increased sales in the second quarter but its profit dropped $300,000 to $598,000, clipped by higher fuel costs...
  • FTR Associates' Gross on East, West Coast Landing Seasonality Trends (Video)
    Larry Gross, senior consultant with FTR Associates, speaks with JOC's Peter Tirschwell on seasonality trends between East and Gulf Coast...
  • USPS Reports $400 Million in Energy Savings
    The U.S. Postal Service says it saved more than $400 million in energy costs from 2007 to this year by streamlining...
  • Welch Leaves Dynamex for 'New Venture'
    James L. Welch is resigning as CEO of Dynamex, leaving the former YRC executive free to rejoin the trucking company...
  • Landstar's Profit Rises 21 Percent
    Landstar System increased its profit 21 percent to $29.6 million in the second quarter, as the truckload carrier group exercised...
  • Swift Reports $19.6 Million Profit
    More freight and higher rates gave Swift Transportation a $19.6 million net profit in the second quarter, compared with a...
  • OOCL Again Postpones Peak Season Surcharge
    OOCL told its customers it will once again delay its peak season surcharge in the eastbound Pacific trade for another...
  • Short Lines Increase Ore, Chemical Loadings
    Short line railroads surveyed by RMI's RailConnect report had their strongest loadings of ore for all of 2011 in the...
  • Union Pacific CEO Sees "Uncertainty" in Economy
    The CEO of Union Pacific Railroad says uncertainty among rail customers about the economy's direction makes it hard to predict,...
  • IANA's Malloy on Rail's Challenges in New Chassis Regime (Video)
    Tom Malloy, vice president of Policy and Communications for IANA, sits down with JOC Editor Bill Mongelluzzo to discuss intermodal's...
  • Japan's Trade Balance Back in Black
    Japan's trade balance swung back into the black in June amid growing signs of a recovery in exports hit hard...
  • Werner Enterprises Profit Up 31 Percent
    Werner Enterprises increased its net profit 31 percent year-over-year to $27.5 million as revenue rose 11 percent to $515.9 million...
  • Carriers Upgrade Far East-Africa VSA
    A four-liner consortium will upgrade their joint vessel-sharing agreement between the Far East and South and West Africa to a...
  • Union Pacific Profit Rises 10 Percent
    Union Pacific Railroad reported a record profit of $785 million in the second quarter, a 10 percent year-over-year increase, as...
  • Kuehne + Nagel Buys Dutch Perishable Forwarder
    Kuehne + Nagel expanded its perishable transportation and logistics network by buying J. van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling of...
  • NS Completes Major Upgrades in Eight Days
    Norfolk Southern Railway in just eight days began and finished $16.2 million in upgrades to a southwestern Pennsylvania track that...
  • Charleston Handles Record-Sized Container Ship
    The largest container ship to ever call the Port of Charleston, the MSC Bruxelles, docked at the...
  • Delivery Wave to Add 448 Box Ships to Saturated Market
    Four hundred and forty-eight container ships with a combined capacity of 2.78 million 20-foot equivalent units are scheduled for delivery...
  • DOT Wants Fierce TIGER Competition
    The federal government is gearing up for another round of TIGER funding for transportation projects, and the emphasis this year,...
  • Marseille Container Traffic Slumps 9 Percent
    Container traffic at the port of Marseille shrunk 9 percent in the first half of 2011 from a year ago...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • More 'lies, damned lies and statistics' regarding cargo predictions?
  • Asia/West Africa shuffles
  • CSAV stemming the unsustainable rate tide
  • MSC keeps everyone guessing in Antwerp
  • Rotterdam extension progressing

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • Demand dip draws drop
    Jefferies & Co slices capesize spot expectations amid warning there is no end in sight for dry-cargo woe.
  • Dredging stall denial
    Dutch operator says that dredging activity at Mombasa is within area designated by contract.
  • Pirates target Greek ship
    A Naf Shipping vessel is the second in 24 hours to be attacked by pirates in the southern Red Sea.
  • Small is attractive for PST
    Singapore-listed PST looking to buy smaller bulkers and boxships, CEO Lim Sim Keat says.
  • Meritz loses refund dispute
    Korean insurer ordered to return $32m to Jan de Nul after yard bankruptcy.
  • Davie takeover cleared
    Judge allows sale of insolvent Canadian shipbuilder, putting it back in race for $35bn of government newbuilding contracts.
  • Record orders for Keppel
    Growing demand for FPSOs and Brazil supply vessel prospects encourage Singapore offshore builder and shiprepairer.
  • Slack quarter hurts HHI
    World's largest shipbuilder sees shares retreat following disappointing second quarter results.
  • Polarcus bags big loan
    Dubai seismic shipowner taps DnB Nor and DVB for $410m of newbuilding finance.
  • Bombed surveyor named
    Ship inspector killed by Yemeni car bomb identified as Brit David Mockett.
  • Davie down to the wire
    Judge to rule on whether insolvent Canadian yard can bid for $35bn contract hours ahead of deadline.
  • Guards save FRO tanker
    Armed security team force hasty retreat from pirates after attack on Frontline suezmax in the Red Sea.
  • Mombasa strike threat
    Dockers' union at key Kenya port is threatening to bring the port to a standstill over government moves to privatise the facility.
  • Bumi blossoms on debut
    Hassan Basma-led offshore owner was the hottest stock in town as it returned to the Kuala Lumpur exchange today.
  • Yard worker killed
    26-year-old Filipino sub-contractor dies at Hanjin's Philippines plant in forklift accident.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • 'We had to protect our people'
  • European Shippers opposes flat fuel levies
    The European Shippers Council said Wednesday it welcomes last week's agreement at the International Maritime Organization for new ships to meet mandatory energy efficiency standards. ESC said it "acknowledges the importance of climate change for ...
  • NYK joins Asia/West Africa service
    NYK Line is joining a three-carrier consortium on a service linking Asia and West Africa, the lines said Thursday. In late August, NYK will join the China Shipping, "K" Line and Hapag-Lloyd WAX service as an operating partner. NYK will drop out of...
  • Bengal Tiger Lines swaps Manila/Taiwan services
    Intra-Asia feeder specialist Bengal Tiger Lines (BTL) has switched Wan Hai-led services on which it participates between the Philippines and Taiwan, according to research from American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data. The line was part of Wan Hai's ...
  • Swissport names Hermann VP
    Swissport International, a provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has appointed Roman Hermann to executive vice president for business development, effective Oct. 1. He joins Swissport from ABB Asea Brown Boveri, where he has managed m...
  • Union Pacific reports higher profit
    Union Pacific Corp.,in its second quarter resultsreported net profit of $785 million, 10 percent more than the $711 earned in same 2010 period. UP said revenue for the period ending June 30 was $4.6 billion, 16 percent more than the $4 billion rec...
  • Averitt connects southern U.S., western Canada
    Cookeville, Tenn.-based Averitt Express has opened lanes between thousands of southern U.S. cities and western Canada with transit times as fast as next business day. The improved service times apply to shipments moving to and from all cities in Te...
  • K + N acquires Dutch perishables firm
    Kuehne + Nagel has agreed to take over a Dutch perishable goods logistics company, the global freight forwarding and logistics company said Thursday. Subject to approval from competition authorities, K + N will acquire J. van de Put Fresh Cargo Han...
  • LNG terminals look to reverse the flow
    With the explosive growth in natural gas production from U.S. shale formations, marine terminals originally built to receive tankers filled with liquefied natural gas from abroad are planning to build liquefaction plants so they can export LNG. Ch...
  • Ports are outreach tools for U.S. export drive
    The U.S. Commerce Department's new partnership with the American Association of Port Authorities is designed to help spread the word about government assistance programs for companies interested in expanding to overseas markets but not sure how to...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 21, 2011
  • Slight fall in Fujairah fuel oil prices
    Double-digit jump for Durban distillate prices.
  • Rotterdam prices soft
    Earliest delivery in Gibraltar July 27 onwards.
  • Cockett ready to supply at French ports
    Range of French ports along the English Channel can be served by tankers used at company's UK bunker-only station.
  • Aegean launches Panama operations
    Company has been preparing to start physical supply operations in both Cristobal and Balboa.
  • Istanbul bunker volumes seen holding steady
    Sales in 2011 at similar volumes as in recent years, but suppliers 'working for almost zero profit'.
  • Bunkering resumes in Cape Town
    "We're taking things on a day by day basis," player tells Bunkerworld.
  • Bunker prices mixed across Asian ports
    Enquiries generally low across key Asian bunker ports.
  • Lanka Marine performs second bunkering in Hambantota
    Supplies bunkers to charity ship MV Logos Hope via its bunker barge.
  • EU supports LNG feasibility study with $14 million grant
    Study aimed at creating paper to help central stakeholders to develop an LNG bunkering framework.
  • Dan-Bunkering names new accounts assistant
    Evelyn Lee Bee Jia appointed as accounts assistant for Singapore office.
  • South China fuel oil volumes fall week-on-week
    Stocks fall 10,000 mt to around 1.94 million mt in the week ended July 20.
  • 'Positive development' in LNG fuelled vessel market
    Order intakes were up 44% in the second quarter of this year from last year, says the Finnish engine manufacturer.
  • Provision for bunker claims case puts FSL Trust in the red
    The trust posts net loss for the second quarter of 2011 largely due to the $2.5 million provision.

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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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