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July 26, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Kuehne+Nagel sets sights on Asia
    Freight forwarder Kuehne+Nagel is stepping up its charge on Asia's markets as part of its ambitious five-year plan to double its revenue.
  • Pirates attack Italian ship off W Africa coast
    Pirates attacked an Italian tanker carrying a cargo of diesel fuel in the Gulf of Guinea off Benin, making off with some goods but leaving the crew unharmed, local authorities said.
  • US regrets killing of Taiwan skipper in crossfire: report
    Washington 'regrets' the killing of a Taiwan skipper who died in crossfire when the US Navy attacked Somali pirates who had seized his boat, a detailed report into the incident said yesterday.
  • Dhaka ship-breaking yards okayed to work

Sched Netweb site
  • China Academy of Sciences predicts slowdown in world container cargo growth
  • MSC's north Europe port focus eyed as Le Havre returns to normal
  • Importers 'evade' Jones Act ordering oil lots too big for US ships to handle
  • Singapore feeder Bengal Tiger swaps Manila-Taiwan services with Wan Hai
  • Mombasa-Kampala railway wins US$40 million loan, hopes to cut costs 35pc
  • DP World adds new South American terminals with acquisitions in Suriname
  • North Europe ports strengthen, Duisburg growth rate overtakes Antwerp's
  • Shipper conditions improve, but unlikely to last: FTR Shippers' Update
  • US court rules Long Beach clean trucks deal contrary to state law
  • APM Terminals' Nigerian Apapa facility starts scanning 200 boxes a day
  • China Southern Airlines adds Vancouver to Shanghai-LA cargo service
  • Hainan Airlines to open European network from Turkey
  • Victor Bout fails quash gun-running case with 'US malicious prosecution' plea

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Cargo Scope 2011 inauguration tomorrow
  • CSCL assigns 14,074-TEU newbuilding to Asia-Europe trade lane
  • DHL offers Shanghai to Seattle direct LCL service
  • Education helps protect shipping & reduce maritime security risks
  • Grand China bundles SPX & TPX loops into California butterfly service
  • Hanjin restarts service to Japan through Le Havre
  • Japanese shipbuilders to focus on fuel efficiency to regain market
  • MOL adopts low-friction ship-bottom paint
  • Moody's grades box shipping better than dry & liquid bulk
  • MSC announces rate restoration by $ 250 per TEU
  • Prospect of 20 pc rise in operating costs looming over shipping firms
  • Upgrade & new consortium for SWAX service announced
  • Edible oil imports to fall due to record output
  • India may emerge as US Exim Bank's top mkt
  • Draft of proposed new Ports Act in place
  • MbPT allotting pre-delivery inspection area to boost automobile exports
  • Plans afoot to set up lucrative ship-repair hub at Cochin Port
  • Plans for port in south Myanmar
  • SEZ exports climb 23 pc

International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • Maersk joins the World Ocean Council
    The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group has joined the World Ocean Council to support global leadership and collaboration on ocean sustainability. Through its signatory to the World Ocean C...
  • CMA CGM to launch a new service between Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand
    CMA CGM Group recently announced the launch of a new service connecting Asia, Fiji Islands and New Zealand, effective July 18th, 2011. Named ANZEX, this new weekly service will dep...
  • Continental further expands in Russia
    Continental banks on the Russian market: the tyre manufacturer is going to invest EUR 220 million in a production plant in Kaluga (Russia), 170 km from Moscow. The new factory is s...
  • Ritter Logistik banks on sustainable technology
    The German Ritter Logistik, based in Langenhagen/Hanover and Magdeburg, is going to introduce a Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid as one of the first 35 European customers from th...
  • New shuttle connections between the northern ports to Enns and Vienna (Austria)
    The Austrian container logistics provider IMS is going to increase the frequency of trains for the Austrian container shuttle. From the beginning of August the container operator i...
  • Quehenberger Logistics expands to Croatia
    The Austrian logistics provider Quehenberger Logistics has opened their first branch office in Croatia which firmly establishes their presence in the Balkan region with their locat...
  • Air Bridge Cargo Airlines extends agreements with Fraport
    Air Bridge Cargo Airlines (ABC) has extended its agreement with Fraport-Subsidiary Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) for cargo handling at Frankfurt/Main Airport until 2016. ABC has als...
  • Geodis and Kiala enter strategic alliance
    The new strategic partnership with Kiala strengthens Geodis' e-business offering. French domestic express delivery operator, Geodis, and Kiala, Europe's number-one networ...
  • Kuehne + Nagel acquires Dutch perishables logistics operator
    Kuehne + Nagel announced that it has entered into an agreement to take over J. van ...
  • duisport: Significant growth in all goods segments
    After it was possible to set a new record in container handling last year, the figures to the middle of the year confirm this positive development. Thus container handling on the t...
  • INTTRA Selects Jeffrey Ganek to Join its Board of Directors
    INTTRA, the leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the ocean freight industry, announced recently that Jeffrey Ganek has been appointed to its board of directors. Ganek is th...
  • UAE is represented by NAFL awardee for YIFFA 2011
    The United Arab Emirates will have a representative at the prestigious Young International Freight Forwarders Award (YIFFA) 2011 in the person of 24-year-old Niranjan Venkatesh, wh...
  • Swissport signs new contracts with TNT and Icelandair in Belgium
    Swissport International, the world's leading provider of ground services to the aviation sector, has sealed renewal contracts with TNT and Icelandair covering their cargo handling ...

Marine Logweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • Grand Isle Shipyard purchased by NANA Development Corporation
  • Gulmar newbuild diving/ROV support vessel heads for Brazil
  • B.C. provides $40 million backing for Seaspan NSPS bid
  • SeaRiver Maritime signs deal to build two tankers at Aker Philadelphia
  • Docklift confirms first contract for Type 0 heavly lift vessel
  • MOL adopts new low-friction hull paint

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • Port of Tacoma sees rise in year-to-date container volumes
  • Ceremony marks christening of Hamburg Sud container vessel
  • Mitsui O.S.K Lines using low-friction paint on vessel hulls
  • Crowley taps Cole Cosgrove as marine operations vice president
  • Top Ships Oks sale of drybulk vessel AMALFI

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • Aframax asset values could see downwards revision
    Two tanker sales due today (tues) have the potential to push prices down
  • Hopes of three-year high for Middle East to Asia LPG rate
    High levels of fixing should continue this week and draw down the list of available spot ships, but momentum could slow down in a month or two
  • GasLog order in South Korea
    Gaslog has ordered a liquefied natural gas carrier for $200m from South Korea
  • Activity picks up after Bangladesh extension granted
    High Court allows Chittagong yards to import vessels for scrapping until October ' what happens thereafter is still not known
  • Petrobras earmarks $17.6bn for fleet and logistics drive
    Petrobras has earmarked $17.6bn for fleet expansion and logistics improvements in its latest five-year plan, from 2011-2015, as the Brazilian energy company continues to develop oil and gas fields in the South Atlantic, which will need a growing volume of tonnage to carry the fossil fuels
  • State Department insists on guards for US vessels
    Assistant Secretary of State turns to owners for input over measures to fight piracy
  • What is fuelling Greek rise in LNG?
    Traditional owners can see an emerging liquefied natural gas market, even as ailing dry bulk and tanker markets prod them to look elsewhere
  • Safety first in the dash for gas
    As more vessel types take up the cost and environmental benefits of gas-powered shipping, it is becoming increasingly important that crew are trained properly in its use
  • Let's blow an inverse trumpet fanfare for the Top 100
    Annual container ports throughput report gives a fascinating insight into the physical flow of goods
  • Ignore the politics: carbon is now a commercial imperative
    Any waivers in European Union efficiency rules will be meaningless if owners cannot sell on their ships
  • What happens next?
    Though IMO agreement to cut CO2 emissions was patched together, it is at least binding
  • Blue Water inks cargo heating deal with ST Shipping
    Improved fuel consumption to reduce impact on environment
  • Paris and Tokyo Memoranda launch concentrated inspection campaign
    Action starting at the beginning of September will focus on structural safety and the Load Line Convention
  • CAP reporting time cut
    Bureau Veritas tanker assessment down to one month
  • Down to business
    Guide gives advice on contracting underwater maintenance
  • Van Oord hits back at claims of Mombasa illegal dumping
    Dutch dredging and marine engineering operator denies reports that spoil from $60m Likoni channel project has been seen closer to the shore than expected
  • Stratos acquires Blue Ocean Wireless
    Operational assets of US GSM services provider bought by Inmarsat company
  • Seafarers receive widespread praise for postponing strike action
    Crews are protesting against pension cuts as government strives to reduce Greek deficit
  • Putting troops on ships
    Armed guards may well be a necessary evil but proposals to use UN troops rather than private security are infinitely preferable
  • Net benefits
    WiFi internet access is the sort of thing that would represent a quantum leap in the quality of a seafarer's life, yet ports are shunning it
  • Deepwater Horizon investigators delay report yet again
    Findings seen as crucial to future US oil spill legislation held back for at least 30 days
  • Oaktree builds up stake in Eagle Bulk
    Dry bulk investment complements cash injection in tanker major Genmar
  • Singapore opens $21m vessel tracking centre
    MPA aims at making vessel traffic safer and more efficient
  • Rickmers Maritime sees no quick escape from financial fetters despite rise in profit
    Singapore listed trust raises distribution but does not anticipate freeing itself from restrictions imposed in debt restructuring
  • APL freight rates see further drops
    Container line blames weak Asia-Europe trade for 13% fall in average revenue per feu
  • Qatar Navigation profits halve as purchase skews results
    Acquisition of Qatar Shipping sees profits drop to $114m, while operating profits rise
  • TOP Ships to take book loss on handymax sale
    Amalfi is second vessel shed from dry bulk division within a month
  • Grimaldi wins concession for Barcelona ferry terminal
    Italian ro-ro and cruise group seals 15-year deal over the 60,000 sq m Muelle Costa passenger and freight facility
  • Bulker and tanker rates fail to ignite at end July

Fairplayweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • Danaos sees softening
    CONTAINERSHIP lessor Danaos today reported a smaller loss for its second quarter but warned on negative market trends
  • Aker Philly courts Exxon
    AKER Philadelphia confirmed today that it may win the first US orders for crude tankers in a half decade
  • Greek secondhand buys rise
    GREEK secondhand purchases rose 30% in the second quarter from first-quarter levels, Fairplay was told today
  • S Africa coal miners strike
    A STRIKE by coal miners in South Africa might affect exports if it stretches for longer than a fortnight, according to analysts
  • Cruiser overboard search ends
    US COAST Guard teams have called off their search for a young passenger of Holland America's Oosterdam who went overboard in Alaska. Search ends for overboard Alaska passenger
  • Savannah box totals rise
    MARKET share gains and a stabilising US economy helped drive box volume increases at Savannah in fiscal 2011, the Georgia Ports Authority said today
  • Ship blaze erupts at Black Sea port
    A BULKER fire is reportedly raging today at Midia-Navodari, a small Romanian port just north of Constantza on the Black Sea
  • Petrobras pumps up E&P
    BRAZIL'S oil major Petrobras will significantly increase its future production spending, supporting the rise of a major new tanker trade
  • SeaFrance plans to cut jobs, service
    TROUBLED ferry operator SeaFrance told Fairplay today it plans to cut more jobs and withdraw one of its four vessels from service
  • Top takes second hit
    NASDAQ-listed Top Ships has announced the sale of yet another bulker at a loss as it seeks to meet its debt obligations
  • Qatar Navigation calls profits fall 'skewed'
    QATAR Navigation's net profits dived in the first half, but the company said today the result was skewed by its purchase Qatar Shipping
  • Putin slashes quota of pork imports
    RUSSIAN Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered a 31% reduction in the quota of imported pork allowed for next year
  • Zanzibar ship safety crackdown sought
    THREE ship accidents in Zanzibar this month have sparked a legislative call for a safety crackdown
  • Oaktree takes Eagle stake
    PRIVATE equity firm Oaktree has disclosed purchasing 7.8% of common shares of Eagle Bulk Shipping
  • US tanker waivers assailed
    US SHIPPING interests are riled over the Obama administration's use of Jones Act waivers to transport oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • Rockefeller Calls For FAA Reauthorization
    U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV on Monday called on top U.S. House Republicans to convene a...
  • Customs Reports Progress on ACE
    Pilot testing of the ocean and rail manifest systems in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Automated Commercial Environment is...
  • Canadian National Adjusted Profit Rises 8.2 Percent
    Canadian National Railway's second-quarter profit rose 8.2 percent before counting a charge for net deferred income tax, to $611 million...
  • Diesel Prices Rise for Third Consecutive Week
    Diesel prices across the United States increased 2.6 cents in the week ending July 25, rising for the third consecutive...
  • FMC's Lidinsky Studying Prince Rupert Impact
    Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard Lidinsky said the FMC has been asked by West Coast members of the U.S. Congress...
  • ILA's Hughes Offers 'Full Support' to Daggett
    Richard Hughes Jr., who is not seeking re-election as International Longshoremen's Association president, said Harold Daggett has his "full support"...
  • Dennis Daggett to Head ILA Atlantic District
    Dennis Daggett, son of International Longshoremen's Association president-in-waiting Harold Daggett, is the new president of the ILA's Atlantic Coast District,...
  • YRC's Welch: We Must Demonstrate Value
    YRC Worldwide must demonstrate its value to shippers, logistics providers and its own employees to survive and succeed, new...
  • Canada's Purolator International Expands in US
    Canadian logistics provider and package carrier Purolator International opened a facility in Minneapolis as it rolls out an "aggressive" expansion...
  • Hamburg Sud Stops Chassis Service at Oakland
    Hamburg Sud will stop providing chassis for merchant haulage in and around the Port of Oakland as of Sept. 15,...
  • DOT Stimulus Project Payouts Near $30 Billion
    The U.S. Department of Transportation's payments to states for completed stimulus projects reached $29.92 billion as of July 15, and...
  • Chevron Contracts Dockwise's New Heavy-Lift Ship
    Dockwise signed the first contract for the world's largest heavy-lift vessel with U.S. oil company Chevron for a undisclosed...
  • Georgia Ports Report Double-Digit Growth
    Container, auto and breakbulk volumes at Georgia's two deep-water ports surged at double-digit rates in the 12 months of the...
  • Virginia Governor Sacks Most of Port Board
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell replaced 10 out of the 11 members on the board that oversees the Virginia Port Authority...
  • Rickmers Trust Profit Surged in Second Quarter
    Containership owner-charterer Rickmers Maritime Trust said Monday that its net profit in the second quarter surged by 1,302 percent year-over-year...
  • Third Parties on the Rise
    In its first full year of operations as a U.S. third-party logistics operator, Echo Global Logistics took in $33.2 million...
  • Ocean Carriers Skip Congested Indian Port Calls
    Severe terminal congestion at India's Port of Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru) spurred major ocean carriers to skip calls at the...
  • NOL Volume Up, Average Revenue Falls
    Neptune Orient Lines said its container handling increased 5 percent year-over-year in the four-week period from June 4 to...
  • Natural Gas Hits the Road
    There may be a strong case to be made for using natural gas to fuel the country's heavy-duty trucks, but...
  • Railroads Point the Way
    Some of the most up-to-date readings of the economy and detailed forecasts for where it's headed will appear this week...
  • Gate Expectations
    Matthew "Bo" Bates thinks many ocean carriers have left their customers in the lurch. As a growing number of container...
  • As the Water Churns
    These past couple of weeks showed serious signs of déjà vu for the shipping and trade sector. Just when you...
  • NY-NJ's Moving Target
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will replace fewer old trucks than expected under a $28 million...
  • Slow-Steaming for Surcharges
    In their original proposal for the 2011 contracting season, ocean carriers announced through the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement discussion group they...
  • Running on Empty
    The peak season is at hand in the eastbound trans-Pacific, but freight rates are dropping steadily and carriers are pulling...
  • Pioneering AFL Sets Sail
    The AFL New England made its inaugural call at Boston on July 19, officially kicking off the vessel's Halifax-Portland, Maine-Boston...
  • Marine Highways' Next Stop: Washington
    Logistics 101 states shippers want reliable service at a competitive price. Trucks and trains have certainly met that need, but...
  • Building Toward an Answer
    Suddenly, infrastructure spending is catching fire as a national political issue. In the middle of a high-stakes faceoff with...
  • Export Driven?
    We're a year into the National Export Initiative's five-year plan to double U.S. exports. We're also some 16 months from...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • You cannot rely on self-regulation in container shipping
    The mandatory fitting of seat belts to motor vehicles around the world in the 1960s and 1970s had little effect on reducing road deaths until such use was made compulsory
  • Indonesia 'not up to speed'
  • CSCL Mercury joins Asia - Europe melee
  • 'Stressful days ahead' in financial markets
  • DP World looks to harness the sun in Mumbai
  • German owners push for armed protection

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • Danaos narrows loss
    Interest rate swaps continue to plague John Coustas-led containership owner as box rates erode.
  • Sinokor tied to DRYS deal
    Brokers finger South Korean operator as a buyer in the recent sale of Greek owner's capesize bulkers.
  • Pdvsa seeks 'dirty' deal
    Brokers dial up Venezuela in bid to cash in on local energy giant's one-year tanker tender.
  • Exxon unit inks tanker duo
    SeaRiver Maritime turns to Aker Philadelphia Shipyard with an order for twin aframax newbuildings.
  • Investors avoid KG funds
    KG funds continue to suffer investor neglect as market uncertainty persists.
  • Petrobras picks Gulmar
    Middle Eastern offshore contractor pens diving-support vessel deal with Brazilian energy giant.
  • Songa scores
    Oslo-listed offshore contractor ties up $268m gig for semisubmersible drilling unit.
  • Danaos crowns CFO
    New York-listed containership owner's finance deputy secures role as John Coustas' top lieutenant.
  • 'Time to be creative'
    With VLCC spot rates less than half what a newbuilding requires to break even, Poten says some owners will need to think laterally to ride out the storm.
  • Romanian yard fire out
    But Syria linked FGM Ship Management is unable to report on extent of damage to handysized bulker.
  • Sell, sell, sell
    Cantor Fitzgerald analyst tells investors to offload shares in NAT, Genco and Freeseas amid lower earnings forecasts.
  • Green way to beat bunkers
    Stopford sees pricey bunkers and more efficient ships working in tandem.
  • Charter boosts Rickmers
    New CSAV deal at treble the rate of previous Maersk hire lifts tonnage supplier's earnings.
  • Oaktree in at Eagle
    Investor emerges as significant shareholder in Sophocles Zoullas-led bulker owner.
  • Croatia yard gets new boss
    Croatian businessman Darko Koncar is only months away from signing deal on yard ownership.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • DB Schenker to eliminate BAX freighter fleet
    German third-party logistics giant DB Schenker announced Friday that U.S. subsidiary BAX Global will eliminate its dedicated domestic air cargo fleet and instead operate a "non-fixed asset" model by booking customers' freight on other cargo carri...
  • Sweden signs Rotterdam Rules
    The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) said that Sweden has become the 24th country to signed the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea, known as the Rott...
  • Shipowners' Club restructures in London
    The Shipowners' Club, which specializes in the provision of protection and indemnity insurance cover for small and specialist vessels, has restructured the departments within its London branch. The London claims and underwriting teams are now organ...
  • PIL restructures, renames Asia/Black Sea loop
    A PIL loop linking the Far East and Black Sea ports has undergone changes in name and structure, according to research from American Shipper affiliate ComPair Data. The line's former SBS service has been renamed BSC, and will be operated with fewer...
  • Kelly to retire from MOL
    Thomas Kelly, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MOL (America), will retire at the end of July, the Japanese container line said Friday. Kelly joined MOL in July 1999 as the regional vice president for the Midwest region. In 20...
  • Hapag-Lloyd adds Halifax/New England feeder
    Hapag-Lloyd said Friday it has started a feeder service connecting Halifax with Boston and Portland, Maine. The service is meant to sync with the liner carrier's services connecting Halifax with Europe and Asia, Hapag-Lloyd said in a service adviso...
  • Purolator opens new Minneapolis branch
    Purolator International, a logistics subsidiary of Canada's Purolator Inc., has opened a new Minneapolis branch. The company said its Minneapolis facility is part of "an aggressive 2011 expansion plan," which re-entered the U.S. market in 2001. "T...
  • Ryder names Cooke U.S., Canada operations head
    Ryder System has appointed Dennis C. Cooke to senior vice president and operations chief for its Fleet Management Solutions business segment in the United States and Canada. Cooke joins Ryder following a 22-year career with GE and related companie...
  • Vanguard names Polish agent
    Non-vessel-operating common carrier Vanguard Logistics Services has appointed Warsaw-based Maritime Transport & Agencies Sp. z o.o. (MTA) to serve as its exclusive agent in Poland. "MTA Scandinavia has been the exclusive Vanguard partner in Scandin...
  • Sohn confirmed as L.A. harbor commissioner
    The Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously approved the appointment of Sung Won Sohn to the Port of Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. Sohn is an endowed professor of economics for the Martin V. Smith School of Business and Economi...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 25, 2011
  • Markets mostly firm Monday
    Congestion reported in Rotterdam and Gibraltar.
  • Alfa Laval develops cooling system for Fuel Conditioning Modules
    Unit delivers chilled water to FCMs, keeping temperatures stable.
  • Fujairah firm, Durban IFO dips
    No clear price trend in South Africa amid continued limited supply.
  • Bunker prices and regulations drive fuel efficiency
    Shipyards 'sharpening their energy efficiency models,' says Martin Stopford of Clarkson Research Services.
  • MOL chooses 'low-friction' hull paint
    Carrier predicts improved fuel efficiency.
  • Fuel oil volumes from Middle East set to fall
    Singapore-based trader says East Asian traders can't compete with local cargo buyers.
  • Container line chooses 'super long-stroke' engine
    S90ME-C9 engine from MAN Diesel & Turbo 7% more efficient than other systems.
  • Asian bunker prices up as week opens
    Mixed demand across key Asian bunker hubs on Monday.
  • Valero confirms UK bunkering plans
    London office to handle bunker fuel sales from Pembroke Refinery.
  • Australia to cut fuel tax credits for marine transport
    Tax credit for diesel in marine transport to be cut by more than 6 cents per litre in 2012 to 2013.
  • PIL adopts marine fuel management technology
    Rising bunker costs prompts deal with Emerson.
  • Lanka IOC sees improved bunker sales on restructuring
    Company 'removes bottlenecks' in its supply chain and improves delivery, says chairman.
  • Singapore: Bunkering 'loophole'
    Selling marine fuel in Singapore is not as straight forward as some international traders think.

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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
SAILING LIST
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
››› File
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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