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July 29, 2011
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Chinese lines lobby against Vale fleet
    China's largest shipping companies are lobbying the government to foil Vale SA's plan to build a US$2.3 billion fleet of the world's biggest iron ore carriers that will haul the steel-making material to the nation.

Sched Netweb site
  • Braemar Seascope: Record containership capacity to flood market in 2012
  • Hapag-Lloyd increases west India-Europe rates US$125 per TEU in August
  • MOL adds capacity to meet demand on CX1 service linking Panama to Brazil
  • Guangzhou first half container volume up 10.2pc to 5.2 million TEU
  • Major milestone for Panama Canal expansion with start of concrete work
  • Five injured when cargo ship explodes while under repair near Fuzhou
  • Onboard armed guards ward off Somali pirate attack in the Red Sea
  • Shanghai plans Shanghai-Jinshan port buildout for bulk and chemicals
  • Zhongshan port to build river-sea shipping large distribution centre
  • Hong Kong bans Taiwan red tea imports because of plasticiser content
  • CN speeds up trains, invests in extended sidings in north Ontario
  • Hamburg Sud christens Korean-built 7,100-TEU Santa Cruz in Shanghai
  • Russia's National Container Company to set up as rail operator
  • UPS second quarter profit increases 26pc to US$1.7 billion
  • USDA funds farmers to grow bio-fuel with US$45 million oilseed subsidy
  • Airbus buys Metron Aviation to support US-EU air traffic management

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Key role played by freight brokers stressed at CFBA's 73rd AGM
  • Safmarine wins prestigious Ocean Award
  • India signs DTAA with Lithuania
  • Refineries ask Saudi Arabia to make good Iran oil supply cut
  • With Japanese demand picking up, seafood exports set to increase
  • DP World Nhava Sheva installs solar power system to reduce carbon footprint
  • Pay revision anomalies to be sorted out soon: Vasan
  • Govt to decide on more sugar exports after Sept.
  • HC cancels eligibility norm for extra cotton export quota
  • India slips to 14th spot in FDI inflows: UN report
  • Expect the unexpected on your investment portfolio

International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 28, 2011
  • ScotRail wins innovation award
    Two ScotRail innovations have been recognised for helping to keep Scotland moving during the coldest and most prolonged winter for 100 years. The innovations were of huge benefit i...
  • USD 418 million for freight project in Adelaide
    Infrastructure Australia has placed priority on a USD 418 million project to ease freight transport by rail through Adelaide. The task to upgrade the Torrens and Goodwood rail junc...
  • Austrian intermodal node to become a reality thanks to EU funding
    A study paving the way for the construction of an intermodal node in the Vienna metropolitan area will receive EUR 2 million in EU co-financing from the 2010 TEN-T annual call. The...
  • EC says new tachograph rules will save companies lots of money
    The European Commission has proposed a revision of the tachograph legislation to make full use of new technological opportunities such as satellite positioning. This will make frau...
  • Volvo Trucks global deliveries to June up
    Volvo Trucks delivered 54,566 trucks in the first six months of 2011, an increase of 72% compared to the same period in 2010. The company showed an increase in all major markets, w...
  • Ian Adams resigns as IBIA chief executive
    The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) regrets the resignation of its chief executive Ian Adams, with effect from 31 July. Ian Adams has been at the helm of the ...
  • Gefco opens branch in Stuttgart
    Gefco Deutschland, the German subsidiary of the French logistics group Gefco, is continuing its expansion strategy and putting a new branch for overland traffic into operation in S...
  • Hamburg Süd christens "Santa Cruz" in Shanghai
    Hamburg Süd christened the container ship "Santa Cruz" in Shanghai recently. The "Santa Cruz" is the fourth newbuilding of a series of ten identical container v...
  • Munich airport welcomes planning approval for third runway
    FMG, the Munich airport operating company, has welcomed this week's positive planning approval decision by the district government of Upper Bavaria for the construction of a third ...
  • Etihad Crystal Cargo starts new freighter operation to Almaty
    Etihad Crystal Cargo, the fast-growing cargo division of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today commenced a new dedicated freighter operation from ...
  • Safmarine wins ocean award
    Shipping line Safmarine recently won the ocean award at Ceva Logistics' global supplier awards at a function hosted by Ceva CEO John Pattullo, COO Bruno Sidler and CPO Simon Boggis...
  • UPS realised gains in Q2/2011
    The world's largest parcel service provider UPS has increased its turnover by 8.1%, from USD 12.2 billion to USD 13.19 billion compared with the same period of the previous year. T...
  • Ceva awarded ISO and OHSAS certificates in three European countries
    Logistics and SCM specialist Ceva Logistics has reached an operations excellence milestone, with all of Ceva's locations in Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary certified for ISO 9001 and...

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 28, 2011
  • Foss Maritime Company sees year with no accidents
  • Mitsui plans upgrades to Asia-East Coast SAm service
  • NYK and subsidiary earn Port of LA clean air honor
  • Port of Tacoma nets award for 2011 budget document
  • Year in Trade 2010 report now available from USITC

Lloyd's Listweb site
  • Survey exposes the inherent conservatism of box shipping
    Lloyd's List poll reveals derivatives and regulation seen as destabilising by shipping executives
  • Torm achieves premium for long range tanker sale
    Price tag of $47m for four-year-old LR2 vessel appears high compared to broker estimates
  • US crude and gasoline imports slump
    US crude oil imports in the first half of the year have fallen to the lowest monthly average seen since 2000, with an estimated 8.8m barrels per day taken in the by the North American country, providing less employment opportunities for crude oil tankers
  • Medium range tanker rates inch up on more Atlantic cargo
    US gasoline imports rise slightly but brokers warn overall demand is still low
  • Koch charters medium range E Pioneer
    US energy company Koch Industries has chartered the medium range product tanker E Pioneer for three months, with the option of extending the charter for another two periods of three months
  • Global wheat trade forecast to grow 2m tonnes next year
    International Grains Council predicts total shipments should increase in 2011-2012 calendar year
  • Jawaharlal Nehru's cargo crisis reflects inherent national flaws
    Chronic congestion at India's biggest box port shows how inefficiency and bureaucracy have stopped the local industry developing much-needed capacity
  • Midwater supply balance tightening
    Petrobras demand is buoying the midwater market, just as heightened safety regulation in the Gulf of Mexico is introduced
  • Ultra deepwater drillers to benefit from Petrobras' strategy
    Technology-intensive service and equipment companies should also benefit, says Morgan Stanley
  • SBM and OSX line up FPSOs for offshore Brazil
    A second floating production, storage and offloading vessel is slated for the Lula Nordeste field in 2013 and five OSX vessels are in the pipeline
  • Petrobras reveals revised five-year business plan
    Oil giant to earmark extra $8.7bn on exploration and production in pre-salt fields
  • Singapore trusts reflect industry credit tightrope
    Risk premium shows what investors think about ships as assets, especially if interest rates rise
  • China to narrow down energy security options
    Dependence on the Strait of Malacca as a transit route for imported commodities is seen as a point of weakness by China
  • Light at the end of the tunnel for medium range product tanker sector
    Head of d'Amico Internationale Marco Fiori says market fundamentals will gradually improve from 2012
  • South African tanker casualty identified
    Lloyd's List Intelligence correctly identifies tanker that ran aground near Durban
  • Finnlines vetoes dividend as first half earnings slide 9%
    Board predicts full year figures will show improvement after 'external disturbances' of stevedore strikes and Baltic ice
  • MOL awaits 10 newbuilds for CSW service to replace chartered tonnage
    Containerships purpose-built for serving Latin American ports
  • Thenamaris adds to Greek boxship newbuilding tally
    Well-known tanker owner among three Greek players confirmed to have contracted boxships with Hyundai Samho
  • TAL second-quarter profits double on leasing demand
    High prices for leasing and disposals push up revenues but decline in orders points to slowdown
  • Management and private equity carve up V.Group
    Ontario municipal employees' fund pays $520m to take control, but size of top managers' stake is a mystery
  • TEN blames rare quarterly loss on tanker market malaise
    Greek owner to look harder at opportunities in shuttle sector and LNG
  • Launch of second P&O superferry to be delayed due to vibration fault in first
    Spirit of France to undergo changes at STX Europe, followed by work on Spirit of Britain
  • Choked in Cochin
    DP World's state-of-the-art terminal is being stymied by its partner, the Indian government
  • The meaning of a deal
    It boggles the imagination that Cosco, a thriving, sprawling giant, cannot clear up arrears in a timely fashion
  • Grimaldi's Tunis woes continue
    New service ro-ro now kept waiting three days outside 'congested' port
  • Costamare matches forecasts as profit grows
    Boxship owner eyes more acquisitions but keeps its options open
  • Precious lives up to its name with 266% jump in profits
    Sale of newbuilding contracts boosts results as company says port congestion will help vessel utilisation in the whole dry bulk sector
  • Bailouts, bank writedowns and Greek shipping
    Could shipping survive another global economic downturn?
  • Greeks top the league of ship ownership by value
    Japan and China are runners-up as three nations control a 50% stake in global fleet
  • Chinese iron ore imports surge to sidestep big three miners
    China wants to cut dependence on Vale, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, in an effort to reduce their market influence and curb rising global prices

Fairplayweb site
JULY 28, 2011
  • TEN swings to losses
    NYSE-listed TEN today reported much higher losses than expected and outlined its strategy for what it called the suffocating downturn
  • Escondida copper mine force majeur declared
    BHP BILLITON today declared force majeur on bulker shipments from Chile's Escondida copper mine
  • Fund snags V.Ships
    A MAJOR Canadian pension fund has agreed to acquire ship management giant V.Ships from Exponent Private Equity
  • Tanker grounding will cost South African public
    REMOVAL of a grounded product tanker will probably cost South African taxpayers up to $50M, a key maritime lawyer has told Fairplay
  • GenMar reeling from bad to worse
    RECENTLY restructured General Maritime has posted yet another poor quarter, falling well short of Wall Street forecasts
  • Royal warns on Med
    WIDENING unrest in the eastern Mediterranean has had a greater impact than expected on cruise demand, Royal Caribbean conceded today
  • Daewoo net profits fall
    DAEWOO Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering said its second-quarter net profits dropped by 3.6% year on year
  • Precious profit rises 80%
    THTHAI DRYBULK carrier Precious Shipping today said its net profits for 2Q2011 rose 80% year on year to 401.29M baht ($13.5M)
  • 'Robust' Technip feels expansion fever
    FRENCH oil contractor Technip said today it sees a chance to expand in all its markets on the back of what it called a "robust" second-quarter performance
  • SAR's earnings rise
    SINGAPORE'S Straits Asia Resources, which ships coal from mines it owns in Indonesia, unveiled higher 2Q2011 earnings
  • Clean rates lifted
    IMPROVED demand-supply equations and pricier bunkers have lifted freight rates for Asia-bound clean products this week, brokers told Fairplay today
  • China steam coal imports rise in June
    RECOVERED shipments from rain-hit Australia propelled Chinese steam coal imports in June to a fourth consecutive monthly increase, IHS McCloskey reported today
  • Bulgaria-LUKoil start crisis talks
    RUSSIA'S Russian oil producer and exporter LUKoil told Fairplay it began crisis talks this morning with Bulgaria's government
  • CSCL warns of losses
    SHARES of Hong Kong-listed Chinese box carrier CSCL fell after it said today that it expects losses for 1H2011
  • Bad gets worse for VLCCs
    A BROKER described the VLCC market this week as "terribly bad", with earnings falling to as low as $2,000/day

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 28, 2011
  • Corpus Christi Prepares for Tropical Storm
    The Port of Corpus Christi, Tex. is still operating under normal conditions as it awaits an update on the...
  • NY-NJ Port Truckers Face Chassis Shortage
    Truckers that dray containers to and from many of the ocean terminals in the Port of New York and New...
  • Truckload Carriers Hungry for Acquisitions
    More than half of the truckload carriers polled in a recent survey said they would be interested in buying or...
  • Knight Profit Up 3.3 Percent as Costs Rise
    Knight Transportation kicked its profit into higher gear in the second quarter, but still struggled with higher purchased transportation, fuel...
  • Pacer Profits Triple as Business Model Shifts
    Intermodal middleman Pacer International's profit triple dyear-over-year in the second quarter despite shrinkage in top-line receipts, as the company transitions...
  • Corps Approves Corpus Christi Channel Expansion
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the Port of Corpus Christi's request to increase the dredging depth of the...
  • ILA's Daggett Vows Aggressive Stance
    Harold Daggett took over as president of the International Longshoremen's Association on Thursday with a vow to fight automation, increase...
  • MOL Upgrades Panama-Brazil Feeder Service
    MOL is doubling the capacity of its CX1 feeder service running between Panama and Manaus, the Brazilian manufacturing center 800...
  • ODFL Profit Leaps 83.1 Percent
    Old Dominion Freight Line increased its profit 83.1 percent to $39.4 million in the second quarter, as revenue rose 30.4...
  • American Railcar Sees Orders Jump
    American Railcar Industries is seeing a big rise in orders to manufacture new units this year, with 2,200 more placed...
  • Asiana Cargo Plane Carrying Batteries Crashes
    An Asiana Airlines air freighter carrying lithium-ion batteries crashed early Thursday en route from Inchon, South Korea, to Pudong, China,...
  • YRC Worldwide Seeks New CFO
    YRC Worldwide named Jamie G. Pierson, a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal North America, interim chief financial officer while...
  • RailAmerica Swings to $8.7 Million Profit
    RailAmerica, operator of 43 small railroads in the U.S. and Canada, swung to an $8.7 million profit in the April-June...
  • Costamere's Profit Up 24.7 Percent
    Greek containership owner Costamare increased its profit 24.7 percent year-over-year to $26.2 million in the second quarter. The...
  • Global Air Freight Falls 3 Percent
    Global air traffic declined 3 percent in June from a year ago, reflecting the air freight industry's losing of market...
  • Lufthansa Cargo Reports $191.5 Million Profit
    Lufthansa Cargo posted an operating profit of $191.5 million in the first half of 2011, just 7.6 percent down from...
  • Ocean Carriers Hike India-Europe Rates
    Three major ocean carriers are hiking rates on westbound shipments from India to Europe, starting in early August. ...
  • JOC's Tirschwell Wraps Up Inland Port Conference (Video)
    Peter Tirschwell, vice president of Strategy for UBM Global Trade (parent company of The Journal of Commerce) wraps up the...
  • Air France KLM's Cargo Unit Slips Into Red
    Air France-KLM's cargo unit slipped to a $20.2 million operating loss in the three months through June from a $15.8...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 28, 2011
  • CAI on a high
  • Wall St suffers
  • Norbert Dentressangle H1 consolidated ahead 22%
  • Monrovia being transformed
  • C.H. Robinson trucking business boosts Q2 results

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 28, 2011
  • Excel relaxes loans
    Gabriel Panayotides-led bulker owner secures breathing room from banks as rates hammer earnings.
  • MOL puts newbuilds to work
    Japanese shipping giant hatches plan to add ten containerships to South American loop.
  • Bank believes in LNG blitz
    Dahlman Rose analyst says Tsakos Energy Navigation has enough firepower to explore LNG fleet expansion.
  • Matson immortalised
    What does a US liner operator have in common with Marilyn Monroe, Mickey Mouse and the Golden Gate Bridge?
  • Hedge fund ups ante
    New York-based Rima Management emerges as a major shareholder in Peter Georgiopoulos-linked Aegean Marine Petroleum.
  • Finnlines back to black
    Ro/ro operator's earning power lifted by bigger fleet and increasing trade.
  • SBM sees red
    Floating storage giant warns of net loss in the first half as legal battle over platforms erupts.
  • Pirates free Jubba XX
    UAE owned tanker released after less than two weeks without the need for a ransom.
  • Otto feels cancellation hurt
    The Singaporean ship builder is expected to book a loss in its second quarter as it takes a third cancellation on the chin.
  • Offshore tag team?
    Aditya Garware's Global Offshore and Per Saevik's Havyard tipped to be in talks regarding North Sea JV.
  • Profit doubles up at SSC
    Ow Chio Kiat-led car carrier makes big gains as earnings rocket up on a year ago.
  • TEN feels tanker pain
    Nikolas Tsakos-led owner talks of payouts and expansion despite second quarter loss exceeding the most bearish bets.
  • Supply dents CMES profit
    Chinese shipping company says tough markets have taken their on earnings but prospects better over longer term.
  • CSCL investors spooked
    Hong Kong-listed owners stock heads into reverse following profit warnings.
  • Loan lifeline for Sevan
    Offshore platform operator secures backing of stakeholders for short-term loan while restructuring takes place.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 28, 2011
  • August 2011 Editorial
  • 'These are our jobs'
  • Daggett elected ILA president
    Daggett Harold J. Daggett was unanimously elected as the ninth president of the International Longshoremen's Association at the union's quadrennial convention in Hollywood, Fla., on Thursday. In a fiery acceptance speech to delegates, Daggett vow...
  • Hapag-Lloyd raises Far East to Med rates
    Hapag-Lloyd said it will increase rates by $200 per TEU for all cargoes and container types from East Asia to the Mediterranean and Black Sea, effective Sept. 1. The East Asia countries from which rates will be increased are: South Korea, Taiwan, ...
  • Panama/Brazil feeder boosts capacity
    Liner carrier MOL said Thursday the average vessel size will increase on a feeder service from Panama to Brazil that it jointly operates with Maersk Line. The service, which MOL dubs CX1, has operated with four ships (three from Maersk and one from...
  • Shippers ask STB for more rail competition
    A group of 40 shippers and business advocacy groups are asking the U.S. Surface Transportation Board for increased rail competition and improvements to the rate regulatory process. "While the STB's recent decision to lower filing rates for shipper...
  • Norfolk Southern 2nd quarter profit up 42%
    Norfolk Southern said it had second quarter net profit of $557 million, 42 percent more than the $392 million earned in the same 2010 period. Second quarter operating revenue was a record $2.9 billion, 18 percent more than in the second quarter of...
  • Industry groups encourage clean energy exports
    A group of large industry associations released a set of principles on Capitol Hill Wednesday to encourage lawmakers and administration officials to seek a more "coordinated and aggressive" U.S. clean energy export promotion program. The principle...
  • Swiss air cargo interest group formed
    A group has been formed to represent the interests and concerns of the Swiss air cargo industry. IG Air Cargo Switzerland said its main purpose is to provide a platform to discuss and harmonize the interests of cargo airlines, forwarders, airports...
  • Zepol releases trade compliance product
    Minneapolis-based trade intelligence company Zepol Corp. on Wednesday released a new trade compliance product. ComplianceMonitor aims to allow users to track essential U.S. import trade compliance information to save time and money and lower penal...

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 28, 2011
  • Markets dip but resist major moves
    Rotterdam tight for remainder of July.
  • Beached tanker threatens bunker spill
    Work to start Friday to remove fuel.
  • Bunker markets little changed after crude fall
    Prices holding up despite substantial dip in US crude futures.
  • Reports of propulsion loss 'back on the rise'
    US Coast Guard says engine failures linked to fuel switching 'back on the rise'.
  • Customs dispute hits IFO supplies
    Bulgaria's sole refinery running down operations after authorities revoke licenses.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • Bunker prices 'lagged behind' crude oil falls
    But Royal Caribbean Cruises says it is benefiting from energy savings initiatives.
  • Bunker prices mixed at Asian ports
    Mixed demand across in Asian bunkering hubs.
  • Shell global EVP for B2B and lubricants leaves company
    Tan Chong Meng to join PSA International as group CEO.
  • Australian credit firm finances dual-fuel ferry
    Incat gets financing to build high speed ferry which can operate on either LNG or diesel.
  • Call for use of MGO is 'beyond' California's power
    Measures 'forced on vessels without regard to the effect on the particular engine's operations', says Vice President of PMSA.
  • Heavier losses for Genmar in Q2
    Losses primarily due to weak charter and spot rates and higher bunker costs.
  • Statoil Fuel & Retail to book gain from marine unit sale
    Transfer of its marine oil business to Malik Supply's subsidiary took place this month.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
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
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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